Kirk Fenton News

24th January 2020

Dear Parents / Carers,

It has been lovely to have some sunshine this week and already classes have been getting outside to make the most of it. We have had another busy week in school with Sycamore Class enjoying a taster day at Sherburn High School. They took part in a range of lessons and activities designed to show them what life would be like when they go into Year 7 and proved themselves to 'Ready, Respectful and Safe'. Well done Sycamores!

This week I met with Martyn Sibley, the Trust CEO for our school termly review. This was a very positive meeting reflecting on the autumn term and looking forward to the spring term.

As we didn't have a parents' forum meeting in the autumn term, I would like to invite any interested parents to a meeting after 9am drop off on Friday 7th February. The focus of the meeting will be the results of the parent survey from the summer term and then starting to plan for the new Relationships and Sex education Curriculum that is due to come into force next school year. Sadly the meetings are not suitable to bring younger siblings but if you are available, do join us. It is really important for us to hear parents views of the school in a structured way and allows parents to have an input into discussions.

Finally for this week congratulations to Mrs Young who announced that she is expecting a baby later this year.

Have a lovely weekend,

Mrs Karen Williams

Head Teacher


Attendance and punctuality have been proven to have a big impact on a child's learning and progress. Below are the attendance figures for this week:-

Acorns - 98.33%

Birch - 99.47%

Willow - 96.92%

Hazel - 100%

Cherry - 97.59%

Maple - 88%

Sycamore - 96.76%

Oak - 93.79%

Good Work Certificates

This week's certificates were awarded to the following children:

Acorns - Joshua Hawley and Joseph Askey

Birch - William Goodrick and Albert Farrar

Willow - Samantha Dobby and Ralph Sharpe

Hazel - Rose Fawcett and Alisa Watson

Cherry - Alex Peace and Ivor Hughes

Maple - Ewan Allars and Isaac Eades

Oak - Aiden Rayner and Katie Oxberry O'Donnell

STAR Table

The following children have shown good manners and have been helpful and kind at lunchtime. They can each choose a friend to sit with them at the Star Table on Monday.

Alastair Gibb, Birch

Thomas Miller, Oak

Eloise Herbert, Oak

Louie Stock, Maple

Sporting News

It's lovely to see so many pupils enjoying the before, during and after school clubs and keeping active. Keep up the good work and keep moving!


Time for a clear out? Please fill the bags with acceptable items - spares are available from the school office - and return them to school on Thursday 30th January after 3pm or before 9am on Friday 31st January. Thank you
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Diary dates can be found on the calendar on our website


Drop off bags Thursday 30th January after 3pm or by 9am on Friday 31st January

Inspirational People Week

w/c 27th January

Y6 SATs Parents Meeting

Wednesday 29th January, 5.30pm

Y2 SATs Parents Meeting

Thursday 6th February, 3.30pm

Safer Internet Day

Tuesday 11th February

Half Term

Monday 17th - Friday 21st February

Y6 Bikeability - details to follow

Group 1: Monday 24th & Tuesday 25th February

Group 2: Monday 2nd & Tuesday 3rd March

Group 3: Monday 9th & Tuesday 10th March

Training Day

Friday 27th March

Easter Break

Monday 6th - Friday 17th April

Bags to School

Was the Marie Kondo – declutter my house on anyone’s New Year’s Resolutions this year? Have you held and felt joyless from any items in your home? If so bag them and bring them to school.

Children will have brought home a Bags2School bag for you to fill with unwanted wares and to bring to school. By doing this we can raise money for the school, so the more you throw the more money we can raise for your school.

Bin bags will also be accepted.

You can drop your bags off after 3pm on Thursday 30th January or by 9am on Friday 31st January

Summer Fair 28th June 2020

The Summer Fair will be held on 28th June 2020. Friends of Kirk Fenton will be commencing the planning of the Fair in February, if you are interested in being part of it, whether to volunteer, donate or would like to know what is happening please contact us at

Did you know.. The average 4 year old asks over 400 questions a day. I’m not surprised we feel like our ears will fall off by bed time.



Registered charity no: 1154660


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Half Term Activities

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