Kirk Fenton News

31st January 2020

Dear Parents / Carers,

This week has been very busy for both pupils and staff. Children from Key stage 1 enjoyed a dodgeball festival at Sherburn High School on Thursday, as always living out our values of respect and perseverance whilst having fun and admirably representing Kirk Fenton. Well done to them!

Miss Hendrickson and Mr Symes spent the day with the Diocese of York on Wednesday finding out what it means to be a teacher in a Church school and how important that is to us here. Miss McHale has been observing how we teach reading at Kirk Fenton so that we can ensure that our teaching is consistent across school and supports our pupils in the best ways possible. On that note, we are always looking for volunteers to support reading in school either by listening to children read or by reading stories to the children. I am also looking for someone who could spare 20 minutes at the end of each day from 3pm to run our library efficiently. Let me know if you would be interested in helping on a voluntary basis.

Finally, our governors had a productive meeting on Tuesday evening. They approved several new policies including our E-Safety policy, Behaviour Policy and a new Anti-Bullying Policy. These can all be found on our website.

Have a lovely weekend,

Mrs Karen Williams

Head Teacher


Attendance and punctuality have been proven to have a big impact on a child's learning and progress. Below are the attendance figures for this week:-

Acorns - 98.75%

Birch - 92.11%

Willow - 95.38%

Hazel - 93.7%

Cherry - 99.31%

Maple - 84.5%

Sycamore - 94.12%

Oak - 94.14%

Good Work Certificates

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

Acorns - Matthew Gibb and Beatrice Fawcett

Birch - Isabel Ayton and Evie Holding

Willow - Joseph Bennett and Ollie Young

Hazel - Sadie Morrell and Hattie Dorman

Cherry - William Miller and Joseph Wickham

Maple - Harry Barton and Chloe Tawodzera

Sycamore - Hattie Sanderson and Amelie Webster

Oak - Lottie Dawson and Isaac Smith

STAR Table

The following children have shown good manners and have been helpful and kind at lunchtime. They can each choose a friend to sit with them at the Star Table on Monday.

Daisy Vale, Maple

Margery Sharp, Cherry

Grace Watson, Sycamore

Paige Beverley, Oak

Childrens Mental Health Week 3rd -9th February

Over the course of the week children will be participating in classroom activities to promote the awareness of Childrens Mental Health Week. On Friday children are welcome to come to school wearing odd socks.

To find out more about Childrens Mental Health Week please visit

KS2 Kirk Fenton Choir

Mrs Cameron is really looking forward to the first 'Kirk Fenton Choir' rehearsal on Wednesday at 8am. What a lovely way to start a day with lots of singing! At the first rehearsal we will be deciding what songs we would all love to sing together. There are still places left for any children in years 3/4/5/6. Please let the office know if your child would like to be in this exciting new club.

Healthy Snacks

Please can you make sure any snacks you send in for your children are healthy - preferably fruit or veg and not chocolate, biscuits, crisps or anything containing nuts. Thank you

Y2 Dodgeball

Well done to Eloise, Hattie, Ella, Sienna, Emma, Henri, George, Luca, Sam and Joseph who attended the Dodgeball festival at Sherburn High School. They had loads of fun playing against lots of other schools in our cluster. Thank you to the parents who helped.

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Thank you to everyone who took the opportunity to declutter, filled the bags and helped raise £58 for our school.

Lost Property

Please make sure all your children's items are named, encourage them to look after their belongings and check regularly in lost property if they are missing anything. The box is full again and will be emptied, bagged up and taken to a charity shop at Easter. Thank you
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Diary dates can be found on the calendar on our website

Childrens Mental Health Week

3rd -9th February. Wear odd socks, Friday 7th February

KS2 Choir Breakfast Club

Starts Wednesday 5th February, 8am

Y2 SATs Parents Meeting

Thursday 6th February, 3.30pm

Safer Internet Day

Tuesday 11th February

Half Term

Monday 17th - Friday 21st February

Y6 Bikeability - details to follow

Group 1: Monday 24th & Tuesday 25th February

Group 2: Monday 2nd & Tuesday 3rd March

Group 3: Monday 9th & Tuesday 10th March

Change to School Dinner - 'Brunch Day'

Thursday 19th March

Training Day

Friday 27th March

Easter Break

Monday 6th - Friday 17th April

Bank Holiday

Friday 8th May

Half Term

Monday 25th - Friday 29th May

Summer Fair

Sunday 28th June

Break Up for Summer Break

Friday 17th July

Summer Fair 28th June 2020

The Summer Fair will be held on 28th June 2020. Friends of Kirk Fenton will be commencing the planning of the Fair in February, if you are interested in being part of it, whether to volunteer, donate or would like to know what is happening please contact us at


Registered charity no: 1154660


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St Mary's

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Half Term Activities

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