Kirk Fenton News
5th November 2021
Dear Parents and Carers,
Welcome back, I hope you were able to have a break over half term.
What a change we have seen already as the clocks go back and the weather starts to turn colder but despite this the children have come back to school raring to go!
Our Covid levels are now very low so hopefully they will continue to stay that way. Please continue to use lateral flow tests regularly and keep your child off school should they develop any symptoms such as a persistent cough. We continue to keep the school well ventilated and hand washing routines remain in place.
Thank you for all the poppy pictures and models that you have supported the children with. The display in the entrance hall is stunning with every poppy different and unique.
Finally just a couple of messages this week:
- Please be considerate when parking especially in the mornings and along Laurels Farm Drive.
- Please ensure your child brings a coat to school every day. We still go out to play when it is raining!
- Parents evening is next week for most classes except some EYFS pupils so please check you have booked an appointment.
Have a lovely weekend,
Mrs Karen Williams
A big thank you to all those that entered the poppy competition. I have been amazed by the response! I love the way every poppy is unique, there have been so many wonderful designs. It has been very difficult to choose winners, I could have chosen all the entries!
I have listed below the winners for KS1 and KS2:
First - Martha C
Second - Finnbar C
Third - Austin B
First - Ralph S
Second - Dexter S
Third - Niamh M
Many thanks for your support,
Mrs Westfeld (Art and Design Lead)
Good Work Awards
This week's certificates were awarded to the following children:
Bears - Blake P-J and Harry SP
Bees - Annabella G and Toby M
Hummingbirds - Huey W and Willow H
Tigers - Poppy L and Clara C
Sharks - Samantha D and Joe B
Earthworms - James N and Sienna H
Jaguars - Dexter S and Freya C
Wolves - Chloe T and Ewan A
Hot Chocolate Friday
Well done to the following who earned the hot chocolate award:
Bears - Clara R-S
Bees - Meela M
Hummingbirds - Heidi M
Tigers - Clara M
Sharks - Lyla M
Earthworms - Henry C
Jaguars - Freya C
Wolves - Florence L
Message from the Head Boy and Head Girl
This week we think everyone has been very friendly and helpful. Also everyone has been playing nicely. As well as this everyone has been forgiving this week.
Enjoy the weekend
Florence & Harry
Times Tables Rock Stars
Another great week on TTRockstars this week. It's great to see so many children engaging in learning. Our winners this week are: Fern from Sharks, Freddie from Earthworms and Liam from Wolves. Well done!
A big well done to our class of the week. Tigers had 97% of the class log onto either TTRockstars or Numbots this week. Great work!
'England Rocks' Competition
Next week is maths week and as part of our learning we will be taking part in a competition called 'England Rocks' on TTR. It starts on Monday 8th November at 7:30am and runs until Thursday 11th November at 7:30pm. Details will be shared with your child in class next week. Let's try and win some prizes!
A Message from the Children in Eco/Gardening Club
We would like you to collect 2 litre clear plastic bottles with lids to recycle in to an eco friendly greenhouse for our school garden. This will hopefully be used to help grow seedlings next year in our school grounds.
Before/After School Clubs - Autumn 2
There are a limited number of spaces on all clubs. If payment is via ParentPay, payment is confirmation of a place on the club as it won’t be available to pay if the club is full.
Funky Fingers - Mondays (15th, 22nd, 29th November; 6th, 13th December) 3:05-4pm £8 for 5 weeks via ParentPay (a fun club with lots of hands-on activities suitable for EYFS children; these will also be designed to support fine motor skills)
Lego Club - Wednesdays (17th, 24th November; 1st, 8th, 15th December) 3:05-4pm £8 for 5 weeks via ParentPay
KS1 (Years 1 & 2):
Dance - Mondays (from 1st November to 13th December) 8:00-8:50am, collect sign up form from the office, payable directly to provider.
Art Club - Wednesdays (17th, 24th November; 1st, 8th, 15th December) 3:10-4pm £8 for 5 weeks via ParentPay
KS2 (Years 3, 4, 5 & 6)
Futsal - Mondays (1st November to 13th December) 3:15-4:15pm Free. Last few places
(provided by an external coach)
Capoeira - Tuesdays (2nd November to 14th December) 3:15-4:15pm Free FULL
(provided by an external Capoeira instructor, it is a Brazilian non-contact martial art that combines elements of dance, acrobatics, and music)
Dance - Thursdays (from 4th November to 16th December) 8:00-8:50am - collect sign up form from the office, payable directly to provider.
w/c 8th November
Parents Meetings - ALL are Online (Google Meet) or by Phonecall
w/c 8th & 15th November.
Bears: with Mrs Young or Mrs Skelton online - Mon 8th 3.30-6pm; Wed 10th 3:30-5pm; Wed 17th 3:30-5pm; Thurs 18th 3:30-5pm
Bees: with Mrs Westfeld by phone - Tues 9th 3.20 -5pm; Wed 17th 9.20-11.20; Thurs 18th 3.20 -5pm
Hummingbirds: with Mrs Slater online - Mon 8th 3.30-5pm; Tues 9th 3.30-5pm; Thurs 11th 1.30- 5pm
Tigers: with Mrs Fitzpatrick or Mrs Bembridge by phone - Mon 8th 2:30-4.40pm; online - Tues 9th 3:20-4:40pm; Thurs 11th 1.30-2.30pm; Fri 12th 9:30-12
Sharks: with Mrs Wolterman or Mrs Bembridge online - Wed 10th 1.30-5pm; by phone - Thurs 11th 2.30-5pm
Earthworms: with Mrs Harrison online - Wed 10th 2pm - 6pm; Thurs 11th 3:45 - 4:30pm
Jaguars: with Mr Symes online - Mon 8th 3.30-5pm; Tues 9th 1-5pm
Wolves: with Mrs Cameron online - Tues 9th 1.30-3pm & 3.30-5.30pm; Wed 10th 3.30-5pm
YR-Y6 Nasal Flu Vaccinations in School - consent required
Application for Primary School Places
Deadline is 15th January 2022
Pupil Premium & Free School Meals Funding
As you will be aware, Universal Free School Meals are automatically available to all children in EYFS, Year 1 and Year 2. However, if you meet certain criteria, your child may be eligible for Free School Meals for the whole of their primary education as well as additional funding to support them with their education, called a 'Pupil Premium'. This additional funding benefits our school to support us to increase your child's attainment.
To qualify for Free School Meals and Pupil Premium funding, you must fulfil one of the following criteria:
- Universal Credit, provided you have an annual net earned income of no more than £7,400, as assessed by earnings from up to three of your most recent assessment periods (£616.67 per month);
- Income Support;
- Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance;
- Income-related Employment and Support Allowance;
- Support under part six of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999;
- The guarantee element of Pension Credit;
- Child Tax Credit, provided you are also not entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual household gross income that does not exceed £16,190 (as assessed by HMRC); or
- Working Tax Credit run-on, paid for four weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit.
If your family circumstances change, you may become eligible. Please see the North Yorkshire website below for more information and to access the relevant application forms. Once your application has been processed, school will be notified automatically . If you require any support with understanding Free School Meals and Pupil Premium funding or help with your application, please call one of our admin team who will be happy to advise.
NYCC Primary School Places
FAO Parents of nursery age children
(who were born between 1 September 2017 and 31 August 2018)
If you have a child who falls into the age range above they are due to start school in September 2022 and you must apply for a primary school place for them to start in Reception.
The deadline to submit your application is 15 January 2022
You must apply for a school place even if your child has an older sibling at the school you would like them to go to or they are attending a nursery attached to the school.
This information is for families living in North Yorkshire. Families living outside North Yorkshire will need to contact their home authority to obtain their information regarding school admissions.
The information you need to apply for a primary school place is available at
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