Kirk Fenton News

21st October 2022

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Dear Parents / Carers,

This week has been a quieter week in school as we reach the end of the first half term and it has been lovely to see how settled the children are in terms of routines and how far they have already come in terms of progress in their learning.

Next week is half term and children return to school on Tuesday 1st November. On Friday 4th November there will be a parents' coffee morning in the hall from 8:45am and from 3pm we will be opening all our classrooms for parents to have a look round and a brief look at pupil books with your child. You are very welcome to join us at either or both of these events. Mrs Slater (Coelho) and Mr Symes (Shakespeare) will both be attending the coffee morning until 9:15 should you wish to have an informal chat with them as will myself and Mrs Cameron.

Please remind your children that we do not allow the trading of Pokemon or other cards in school and therefore pupils should not be bringing them into school at all. These are causing several arguments which are disrupting playtimes and taking time to sort out. Thank you for your support with this.

Have a lovely half term

Mrs Karen Williams

Head Teacher

Good Work Awards

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

Donaldson - Alfie and Alba

Hughes - Hugo and Freddie T

Coelho - Thomas and Evie

Rosen - Tayvie and Huey

Milligan - Joshua and Bertie

Zephaniah - Oliver H and Niamh

Shakespeare - Tykhon and Harrison

Angelou - Margery and Mackinley

Hot Chocolate Friday

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

Donaldson - Bertie

Hughes - Charlotte

Coelho - Theo M

Rosen - Jacob

Milligan - Ellie

Zephaniah - Skyla

Shakespeare - George

Angelou - Edith

Winning Team

The Orange Spitfires are victorious this week. Well done to Olivia M, Ivor and their team.

It is so great to see that even after a long half term, lots of children are still working really hard to improve their maths skills.

Our Numbots superstars this week are Jack S, Elin C, Evie S, Jessica S, Arthur A and Heidi M - well done!

Our TT Rockstars certificates this week go to Maxim S, Tom M, Ryo L, Evie H, Oliver G and Clara M. Congratulations!

Remember to keep practising over half term! When I choose the next certificates, I will look at the effort people make during the half term break too.

Message from Head Pupils

This week we have had black history month and we focused on people that were determined to make sure black people got the same rights as white people. Such as Martin Luther King, Nina Simone and Harriet Tubman.We hope that everyone has a nice school holiday and comes back refreshed and ready to learn.

Head Pupil certificates went to Connie in Zephaniah and Skye in Donaldson.

Niamh and Lillie

Governor News

Welcome to Anna Rawlings who is our new parent governor. She is the mum of Clara in Hughes Class.

" I have enjoyed two visits to Collective Worship this half term.

Reverend Paulie spoke with the children about the importance of looking after all God's creatures, from the smallest of animals, to each other. The children enjoyed discussing many of the types of pets they have at home; there was some variety including a bearded dragon, and rats!

I have listened to pupils chat respectfully to share ideas and then discuss them with Mrs Williams regarding some of Jesus' work.

It is also really joyful and uplifting to hear the children singing, and to join in with them, which started my mornings on a really positive note!"

Catherine Charlesworth

Lost Property

Please look through the lost property box at the front of school and reclaim any items. Please remember to name everything as any unnamed items in there on 16th December will be given to the Uniform Swap or charity. Thank you.
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Menus for Autumn 2

Our menus have been updated for this half term. Please note there is change to the updated menu on 4th November, please see details below.
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EYFS/KS1 Nativity

Save the dates:-

EYFS Nativity

Tuesday 6th December, 2–2:45pm

KS1 Nativity

Wednesday 7th December, 2–3pm

Thursday 8th December, 9:30–10:30am

A letter with further details will be sent out after half term.

School Clubs, Autumn 2


Creative Writing Y1/2 3.15pm-4.15pm

Young Voices Y4/5/6 FULL


Duolingo Y3/4/5/6 Lunchtime

Capoeira Y3/4/5/6 3:20pm-4:20pm


TTRockstars Y3/4/5/6 Lunchtime

Numbots Y1/2 Lunchtime

Art Club Y1/2 3.15pm-4.15pm

Dodgeball Y1/2 3:15pm-4:15pm

Horrible Histories Y3/4/5/6 3.20pm-4.20pm

Football Y5/6 3.20pm-4.20pm


Dance Club Y1/2/3/4/5/6 7.45am-8.35am

Science Club Y3/4/5/6 7.45am-8.35am


Spelling Club Y1/2/3/4/5/6 Lunchtime

Sewing Club Y3/4/5/6 3.20pm-4.15pm

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Half Term

Monday 24th-Friday 28th October

Training Day

Monday 31st October

Secondary School Place Applications
Submit your application by 31 October 2022

Poppy Competition Closes

Thursday 3rd November

Parents' Coffee Morning

Friday 4th November, 8.45am

Open Classrooms

Friday 4th November, 3pm

Nasal Flu Vaccination

Wednesday 16th November

See email on how to give your consent.

Non-Uniform Day

Monday 5th December

Please bring in a chocolate donation for Friends Christmas Fair chocolate tombola

EYFS Nativity

Tuesday 6th December, 2–2:45pm

KS1 Nativity

Wednesday 7th December, 2–3pm

Thursday 8th December, 9:30–10:30am

Whole School Pantomime Visit, York Theatre Royal

Friday 9th December

Friends Christmas Fair

Friday 9th December, after school

Christmas Lunch and Christmas Jumper Day

Thursday 15th December

Wear your Christmas jumper with your school uniform.

Break Up

Friday 16th December, 3.20pm

Training Day

Tuesday 3rd January

Term Begins

Wednesday 4th January

Primary School Reception Place Applications
Submit your application by 15 January 2023

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.

We had a great start to the year with our first playground sale, our bears and donuts sale raised over £170. Hope the children are enjoying their bears.

We're all busy planning the Christmas Fair, which will take place after school on Friday 9th December. Keep a look out on our Facebook page for updates after half term on the raffle prizes - there are some great prizes up for grabs.

We will be looking for volunteers to help set up / run or tidy up after the fair. So please do let us know if you would be able to help at all, it doesn't need to be for the whole time. Any help is appreciated, without the help of volunteers it won't be possible to hold larger scale events like Christmas Fairs.

Please email if you're able to offer any help.


Registered charity no: 1154660


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STAR MAT Vacancies

Please click on the following link for details of our current vacancies:


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Treetops Forest School Autumn Holiday Club.

3 Day camp held at Bishop Wood,

Wednesday 26 th Oct – Friday 28 th Oct 9am – 3pm.

Lots of free-play opportunities, rope swings, den building, fire

lighting, games, tool use, Halloween crafts and much more.

For more information visit or

book a place via www.bookwhen/treetopsforestschool. If you

have any questions, please contact Siobhan Bamforth

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