Kirk Fenton News

10th January 2020

Dear Parents / Carers,

Happy New Year! Welcome back, I hope you all had a peaceful Christmas break.

This week at school has started at a pace as usual. We had 26 of our dancers attend a dance festival this week. They were able to showcase the work they have been doing at Dance Club to other schools and in return watched the work of the other schools. I am very proud of their achievements and they represented our school beautifully.

Today we have had a pantomime visit (Oh yes we have!) and I am very grateful to Friends of Kirk Fenton for arranging and paying for it. The children thoroughly enjoyed it and it was a lovely way to start the new year.

Finally, just a couple of reminders:

PE kits consist of red shorts and a white top with a tracksuit or joggers for cold weather and should be kept in school. We are seeing an increase in pupils who think that they can't do PE if they don't have their kit! As PE is a compulsory subject, just like English and maths, all pupils are expected to take part unless we have a letter from a parent giving a medical reason for exemption. We now hold spare kit in school so everyone can take part in the correct kit.

Can you please ensure that your children are with you and walking sensibly when coming into and leaving the school. Please stick to the paths and do not allow your children to run through or play in the car park. We are having a number of knocks and bumps as children run ahead and whilst we do ensure where possible that gates are shut, there is sometimes movement of vehicles. Thank you.

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 - 97.4%

Birch - 98.68%

Willow - 98.56%

Hazel - 97.22%

Cherry - 98.28%

Maple - 99.38%

Sycamore - 99.26%

Oak - 100%

Good Work Certificates

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

Acorns - Emie Poskitt and Tilly Botham

Birch - Lyla Mawson and Isabel Ayton

Willow - Harry Smith and Isla Brogden

Hazel - Mabel Caden-Whitehead and Evie Watson

Cherry - Dexter Griffiths and Grace Plowright

Maple - Florence Long and Abi Chapman

Sycamore - Grace Watson and George Banks

Oak - Abigail Court and Evie Hunt

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.

Oscar Dutton, Sycamore

Chloe Tawodzera, Maple

Nadia Sutcliffe, Cherry

Harriet Langdale, Hazel

Sporting News

Well done to the Dancers from Kirk Fenton who took part in the dance showcase at Sherburn High School with other schools from our cluster. Thank you to Courtnay for teaching them the dances they performed and for attending with them. Isla, Y1 felt a bit nervous but really enjoyed the afternoon and Bella loved being on the stage. Congratulations to all the performers.
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School Clubs - start w/c 13th January

Unfortunately due to lack of interest the Performing Arts on a Monday and KS1 Tennis on a Tuesday are not now going ahead.

All other clubs are as per details below:-

Dance before school, 8-8.45am

KS1: Monday 13th January - 10th February

KS2: Thursday 16th January - 13th February

Spanish, 3.15-4pm

Y2-Y6, Tuesday , Wednesday, Thursday starting 14th January

Contact for more information.

Tennis 3.15-4.15pm

KS2: Friday 17th January - 3rd April (not on 27th March)

Contact to reserve a place.

Multi skills, lunchtime

Y5/6: Wednesday 15th January - 1st April

Y2/3/4: Thursday 16th January - 2nd April

Limited places available. Please request through the school office.

Football 3.15-4.15pm

Y4/5/6 Boys: Wednesday 15th January - 1st April. Limited places available on ParentPay

Y4/5/6 Girls: Thursday 16th January - 2nd April. Now full

School Dinner 'Taster Day' Thursday 16th January

Cheese Whirl

Tiger Fries

Fruity Coleslaw & Cucumber Sticks

Wholemeal Bread


Chocolate Sponge & Chocolate Sauce

or Fresh Fruit or Organic Yoghurt

Free for EY and KS1, £2.30 for KS2 (payable on ParentPay)

NHS Childhood Immunisations - Flu Clinic

Please note that there is a FLU health bus which will be parked at the Askham Bar Tescos, YO24 1LW this Saturday 11th Jan between 10-2pm. It is a DROP in clinic for primary school age children who are still outstanding their flu vaccination. No appointment necessary and parents don’t need to bring anything along.

Last catch up FLU CLINIC in Selby. This will be the last opportunity for parents to get their child/children vaccinated against flu if they are still outstanding it.The clinic will take place at Selby North Children’s Centre, Flaxley Road, YO8 4DL on Monday 20th January between 3.30-4.45pm. It is a DROP IN clinic so no appointment necessary and parents don’t need to bring anything along.


Milk is currently free to under 5's. If your child is 5yrs and over and you wish them to have milk at school you need to register with Cool Milk. Please find the details below.
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Diary dates can be found on the calendar on our website

School Clubs Start

w/c 13th January

School Dinner 'Taster Day'

Thursday 16th January

Y5 to Sherburn High School - Science Day

Friday 24th January

Inspirational People Week

w/c 27th January

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

Happy New Year to everyone.

We are starting to put our plans together for this year and hope that your children all enjoyed the pantomime today.



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Applying for a Primary School Place for September 2020

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