Kirk Fenton News

21st April 2023

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Dear Parents / Carers,

Welcome back to the summer term at Kirk Fenton! The children have all settled well back into school this week and I have seen some fabulous writing going on in the classrooms. This is always a very busy term with assessments across school, trips, sports day, performances and all of the Year 6 leavers' events and the new Reception Intake events so keep an eye on communication from school to know when things are happening. Statutory Assessments take place as follows:

Year 6 SATs - week commencing Tuesday 9th May

Year 2 SATs - throughout May

Year 1 Phonics Screening - throughout June

Year 4 Multiplication Screening - throughout June

Results for all the statutory tests will be available at the end of July just before we break up for the summer.

You may have seen in the news that the NEU voted to continue with strike action. As far as I am aware at this point in time, school will remain open for all classes. I will let you know as soon as I can if this situation changes.

Finally, as we start the new term, a reminder to please park respectfully in the streets around school. Pupils should not be dropped off in the bus lay-by or anywhere with the zig-zag yellow lines.

Have a lovely weekend,

Karen Williams

Head Teacher

Good Work Awards

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

Donaldson - Alba and Molly

Hughes - Freddie S and Clara

Coelho - Ed and Paul

Rosen - Erin and Jacob

Milligan - Joseph and Ellie

Zephaniah - Seeley and Kieran

Shakespeare - Elspeth and Sienna H

Angelou - Edith and Aaron

Hot Chocolate Friday

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

Donaldson - Matthew

Hughes - Xander

Coelho - Zara

Rosen - Huey

Milligan - Coby

Zephaniah - Niamh

Shakespeare - Joseph

Angelou - Lillie

Winning Team

Well done this week to the Green Gladiators and their captains Alex and Olivia P.

Well done to everyone who has continued to work hard on their essential maths skills over the Easter break. Special congratulations to Theo M, Jacob P, Kieran O, Al G, Tom G, Harry S-P and Hugo O who are our Numbots superstars this week. Our TT Rockstars of the week are Alexa K, Oliver G, Emie P, Finlay O and Niamh N. Well done everyone!

Message from Head Pupils

This week has been a slow and steady start to the new term. It has been lovely to see everybody refreshed and ready to learn. We have an exciting new musician of the month…ABBA! We have also started to recite our coronation songs that will help us understand how important the occasion is. Enjoy your weekend and see you next week.

Head Pupil certificates went to Alex, Milligan class and Effie, Rosen class.

Niamh and Lillie

School Clubs

These start w/c 24th April. There are still some places available on most of them.
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Coronation Celebrations, Friday 5th May

On Friday 5th May, we will be spending the day celebrating the upcoming coronation. Children are invited to wear clothing that is red, white and blue, or to dress as a king or queen. There will be a special coronation lunch, a celebration assembly where we will be singing some songs written for the occasion, and lots of other activities to celebrate this important national event.
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Special Coronation Menu, Friday 5th May

Please order the Coronation lunch on ParentPay meal selector.This is a change to the normal menu and jacket potatoes will not be available this day.

Selection of sandwiches - including chicken mayo, ham, cheese & egg - sausage roll and veg sticks. Vegetarian option available.

Meal Selector on ParentPay

Please log on to ParentPay to use our meal pre-order system for your child's lunches - you can pre-order from one day in advance to the whole term.. Please remember you can cancel meals up until 8am if you change your mind, or if your child is absent from school, as ordered meals will be charged for. There is also now the option to say you are sending in a packed lunch.

If you haven't yet tried, please give it a go, you just need to log in to your parentpay account as normal, if you don't know how to access parentpay speak to the office.

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Bank Holiday (school closed)

Monday 1st May

Monday 8th May

Coronation Non-Uniform Day - dress in red, white & blue or as a King or Queen

Friday 5th May

Coronation Lunch - change to menu

Friday 5th May

Half Term

Monday 29th May - Friday 2nd June

Sports Day

Thursday 22nd June

EYFS/KS1 - morning

KS2 - afternoon

Moving Up Days / Y6 TGS & SHS Transition Days

Wednesday 5th & Thursday 6th July

New Starters EYFS Transition Morning

Wednesday 5th & Thursday 6th July, 9-11.30am

New Starters EYFS Parents Meeting

Thursday 6th July, 4.-5pm

Y5/6 Leavers' Production

Tuesday 18th July, 6.30pm

Wednesday 19th July, 2pm

Y6 Leavers' Service in Church

Tuesday 25th July, 2.15pm

Term Ends

Tuesday 25th July

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.


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Registered charity no: 1154660


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