Kirk Fenton News

4th February 2022

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Dear Parents and Carers,

We have had another busy week in school and we are starting to notice signs of spring around the grounds. I have enjoyed watching the children play and work outside this week as the weather has been warmer and it has been lovely to feel the sunshine on our faces.

Next week in school is Children's Mental Health week and all classes will be taking some time to focus on this topic with our children at an age appropriate level. We are very lucky to have good pastoral support in school with our use of the Thrive programme and specialist support from Mrs Bamforth and all classes spend time knowing what they can do to look after their mental health as well as their physical health. Why not talk to your child about it and spend some time focussing on this aspect of their health?

On Tuesday our Digital Leaders will be leading an assembly on Safer Internet Day which ties in well with Children's Mental Health Week as we know that poor mental health in children can be driven by what they see online whether that is films which are not age appropriate, pressure from social media or unsupervised viewing of apps such as Youtube. The Safer Internet Day website has lots of information and resources for both parents and children should you require further advice.

Finally this week saw the celebration of Candlemas in the church's year. Rev. Paulie came to lead worship on Wednesday and taught the children about Jesus being presented in the Temple and the perseverance of Anna and Simeon.

Have a lovely weekend,

Mrs Karen Williams

Head Teacher

Good Work Awards

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

Bears - Max F and Arty O'N

Bees - Annabella G and Harry H

Hummingbirds - Alistair G and Freddie W

Tigers - Luke W and Evie D

Sharks - Fern M and Isla B

Earthworms - Sienna H and Nancy C

Jaguars - Dexter S and Elliot G

Wolves - Ewan A and Finley W

Hot Chocolate Friday

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

Bears - Seb E

Bees - Theo H

Hummingbirds - Evelyn A

Tigers - Archie K

Sharks - Eric P

Earthworms - Henry C

Jaguars - Niamh M

Wolves - Abi C

Message from the Head Boy and Head Girl

The last few days, everyone has been friendly and are getting better at playing fairly in the MUGA. Some classes have enjoyed finding out about Chinese New Year. We think this is the best half term we have had so far this year.

The head boy award went to Oliver G in Sharks

The head girl award went to Evie H in Sharks

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Winning Team

Congratulations to the Purple Typhoons for their win this week. Isla and Finley are very proud of their team.

Times Tables Rock Stars

Another great week on TTRockstars with Earthworms leading the way! They are our class of the week! Well done to all their hard work! Our certificate winners are: Coby in Tigers, Archie in Sharks and Nancy in Earthworms. Hopefully we will see some winners in Jaguars and Wolves next week!


Well done to everyone who has worked hard on Numbots to improve their maths skills this week. It has been lovely to go into classes and see how much this practise is helping with your maths learning at school. Special congratulations go to Bertie M, Thea T, Brodie E and Thomas G.

World Book Day - Thursday 3rd March

It is the 25th anniversary of World Book Day on the 3rd March, and we are planning a great day full of all things literary. As part of our celebrations, children are invited to come dressed as their favourite book character. We particularly love the outfits that have been made from recycled things from around the home, so please don't think you need to spend money on a costume. We would also like children and their families to create a ‘book in a box’ celebrating their favourite story. This can be in a shoe box, cereal box, or even in a match box! If your child would like to make a ‘book in a box’ they need to bring it in on World Book Day, when we will display them in the hall for the whole school to see. Further information about the exciting things we will be doing, will be detailed in a newsletter nearer the time.

Lost Property

A reminder we still have a box full of unnamed items. Please do look through if your child is missing anything and remember to name all items. Thank you
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Children's Mental Health Week

7th to 13th February

Safer Internet Day

Tuesday 8th February

World Book Day - come dressed as your favourite book character

Thursday 3rd March


Friday 18th March

Class Photos

Monday 13th June

NYES Catering Competition

NYES Catering are excited to announce that their fantastic one-off opportunity to design their new mascot is NOW LIVE!


- We want to inspire primary and secondary pupils to get creative and design our new mascot based on what they would like to see from a catering mascot. Will they have powers, or be food related, or be a team with a leading mascot, or have sibling mascots (one for primary schools, one for secondary schools) – the pupils are the deciders in this one-off competition!

We’ve even enlisted the help of a 12-year old who previously attended one of our catered primary schools and loves superheroes as well as food – so we feel he will be a fantastic help in deciding the winner! He will be assisted by 2 of our in-house judges. We are all really looking forward to seeing all of the brilliant designs, and hearing about what the mascot designed means to the pupils, and the fun they have creating them.
The winner will see their mascot design come to life! This includes within our marketing from September 2022 and beyond.

How to enter

- Simply email your designed mascot (and it’s name) to:

Please include your pupil’s name, age, and details of the school they attend.

Deadline: 17:00 on Saturday 12th February 2022.

The winner will be announced on Wednesday 23rd February 2022.

Follow us on Facebook and Twitter to keep up to date with the latest competition developments!

Maximum age to enter is 18.

The best of luck to all – time to get creative!

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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.

Happy February!

Friends are very excited to be able to update you all on our February fundraising activities!

In the lead up to world book day on Thursday 3rd March we will be putting into your book bags a ReadAthon sheet sponsor sheet. Let’s all get involved in helping our children read more and raise some funds for Kirk Fenton school.

Please remember- If you’re planning a spring clean and organising your summer wardrobe, hold onto those bags of clothes! On the 18th March we are holding a bags for school clothing collection. The more you bring the more we fundraise for our school!

With thanks for your ongoing support

Friends of Kirk Fenton



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Community Information

Bikeability Instructor Vacancy

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