Kirk Fenton News

7th May 2021

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Dear Parents / Carers,

This week has been a week of firsts for us in school. We have had our first bubble able to do PE in the hall and our first whole school assembly, socially distanced outside for over a year - and it was wonderful to have the children back together again albeit separated. We enjoyed a VE day assembly complete with the voice of Winston Churchill and some great singing, led by Mrs Skelton. Hopefully, this is the first step on the road to normality in school again and we can meet together like this outside whenever the weather holds.

Thank you to everyone who has completed the parent survey around school dinners. There have been a few consistent themes which we will be hoping to resolve ready for the new school year.

Finally, a few reminders this week:

  • PE Kits - These should be a white t-shirt and red shorts (indoor), dark colour hoodie and jogging bottoms for outdoors and no logos other than the school logo please.
  • Parking - We still get several complaints from our neighbours regarding bad and selfish parking. I know it is very busy at drop off and pick up times but please help us to keep our children safe and our neighbours happy by parking considerately.
  • Ulleskelf school bus - Please ensure your child understands the need for good behaviour if they are travelling on the school bus. There is a chaperone on the bus who reports any bad behaviour to school staff and I will in turn contact parents as necessary.
  • Please ensure your child always has a coat in school. This week we have had bright mornings and very wet afternoons and several children have been caught out at afternoon play. We still go out in the rain!

Have a lovely weekend,

Mrs Karen Williams

Head Teacher

Good Work Awards

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

Mercury - Finnbar C and Annabella G

Venus - Jacob H and Oscar L

Earth - Whole class and Joseph C

Mars - Laurence H-F and Seeley T

Jupiter - Bradley S and Luca M

Saturn - Olivia P and Elliot G

Uranus - Sam B and Daisy V

Neptune - Eleanor C and Jasmine B

Hot Chocolate Friday

Well done to the following who earned the hot chocolate award this week:

Mercury - Evelyn A

Venus - Archie K

Earth - Ella M

Mars - Isla B

Jupiter - Henri W

Saturn - Nadia S

Uranus - Harry B

Neptune - Amelie W

Winning Team

This week our winners are the Blue Mustangs. Well done to Robin, Oscar and their team.

TT Rock Stars of the Week

Some great effort working on our crucial times tables knowledge this week. Our rock stars of the week are: Flynn A (Mars), Nancy C (Jupiter), Amelia-Grace J (Saturn) and Jasmine B (Neptune). Come on Uranus - get practising!


We have been blown away by how hard some of our children are working on their important number facts. This week's NUMBOTS stars are: Evelyn A (Mercury), Archie K (Venus) and Evie H (Mars).

VE Day Assembly

How lovely it was to have a whole school assembly out on the playground to commemorate VE Day.

Monday 10th May - KS2 Cricket Day

Please can all KS2 come in PE kit ready for our exciting cricket sessions. This is in addition to their normal PE day.

Thank you

KS2 Change to School Dinners and School Dinner Survey

Please be advised that from Monday 10th May, paninis will be offered every day instead of jacket potato to KS2 (Y3, Y4, Y5 & Y6). This is for a trial period until half term.

A school dinner survey was emailed out yesterday. We would appreciate if you could please complete this and thank you to everyone who already has. Please contact the office if you require the link sending out again.

Special Taster Menu, 20th May

Please find below a change to the menu for 20th May. A reminder school meals are free to Reception, Y1 and Y2 children and only £2.30 for Y3, Y4, Y5 and Y6.
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Just a reminder that if your child is showing any COVID symptoms please arrange for them to have a PCR test (not a lateral flow test) as per Government guidelines. They can only return to school on receipt of a negative result or at the end of the isolation period (10 days). Any siblings will also need to isolate but do not need testing unless they have symptoms.

'If anyone in your school develops a new and continuous cough or a high temperature, or has a loss of, or change in, their normal sense of taste or smell (anosmia), you must:

Other members of their household (including any siblings and members of their support or childcare bubble if they have one) should self-isolate.'

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KS2 Cricket with Yorkshire Cricket Board

Monday 10th May

Half Term

Monday 31st May - Friday 4th June

Class Photos

Monday 7th June

Friends 'Virtual' AGM

Tuesday 15th June - time & online platform tbc

Staff Thank You's

If anyone would like to say thank you to or has any positive comments for a member of staff then please complete and submit the form below.

Friends virtual AGM, 15th June 2021, time & online platform tbc



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