Kirk Fenton News

14th December 2018

Dear Parents / Carers,

This week has been very busy as both Key Stage One and Two have been practising for their performances next week. The school has been full of beautiful singing and the glitter is now fully ingrained in the carpets for another year. Christmas jumper day for Save the Children has given us a good reason to stop, think and be grateful for all that we have and to really consider the true meaning of Christmas.

Our work with the other Academy schools is starting to take shape and from Monday school will have a new email address. If you need to contact the office please use

Have a lovely weekend,

Mrs Karen Williams

Head Teacher

Save the Children - Christmas Jumper Day

It was lovely to see all the different Christmas Jumpers in school today. Y6 school council organised a raffle for the children and raised over £210 for Save the Children. Well done everyone!

Winning Team

Congratulations to the Orange Spitfires for their win this week and indeed for their overall win this term. Well done to Leon, Oliver and their team who will enjoy the winners picnic next week.

Good Work Certificates

This week certificates were awarded to:

EYFS - Jack French and Evie Holding

Y1 - Darcey Hurrell and Toby Abraham-Thomas

Y2 - Nicolla Biddlestone and Lucie-Mae Wright

Hedwig - Niamh Richardson and Robin Dorman

Errol - Ewan Pert and Grace Kehoe

Y5 - Thomas Miller and Katie Oxberry-O'Donnell

Y6 - Fred Dickinson and Nicole Mason

Lost Property

Please look through lost property for any items which may belong to your child/children. Any un-named unclaimed items in there will be taken to the charity shop in the holidays.


Please make sure your account is up-to-date and any outstanding money is paid. Thank you.

Book Fair - Thursday 13th to Wednesday 19th December

Visit the book fair in school for a great choice of books at discounted prices - good for those stocking fillers!
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Change to menu for Wednesday 19th December

Pasta Bolognaise

Broccoli & Sweetcorn

Garlic Bread


Artic roll & Mandarins

Fresh Fruit or Yoghurt

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The Book People' Book Fair

Thursday 13th to Wednesday 19th December, 3.20pm

KS1 Christmas Performance

Tuesday 18th December, 2pm, Friends serving refreshments from 1.45pm

Wednesday 19th December, 10am, Friends serving refreshments from 9.45am

Christmas School Dinner

Thursday 20th December

KS2 Performance Carols

Friday 21st December, 2pm, Friends serving refreshments from 1.30pm

BREAK UP Friday 21st December

RETURN Tuesday 8th January 2019

Parents Evenings

Tuesday 12th and Thursday 14th March

Sports Day

Friday 21st June

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Christmas Fair

Done, dusted and much fun had! We took £1,814.26 which is a great boost to our funds, thanks to all involved

Curry Night

Save the date in your diaries: we thought we'd have a social evening for the grown ups - Tues 19th Feb. More details to follow early next year

School performances

We'll be serving mince pies, tea and coffee at the performances next week (in return for little donations), so if you are coming to watch your little one perform, get some refreshments from us at the back of the hall beforehand or just pop over for a chat.



Registered charity no: 1154660

Christmas at St Mary's

Dear Everyone,

We are sending you this letter from St. Mary’s to invite you to all of our Christmas celebrations and to invite all of the children in school to be part of a choir that will perform at our Contemporary Carol Service on Sunday 23rd December at 7.00pm. See over the page for details of all of our Christmas services.


This year, we would like to set up a choir, made up of children from school. At most of our Christmas services, we will be singing Angels Singing Glory in the Highest, a brilliant modern carol. As many of our congregation won’t know the carol, any children who attend any services can help to lead the singing. At the Contemporary Carol Service on Sunday 23rd December at 7.00pm, the choir will perform the carol.

The choir is open to any child who would like to perform and who is available to come to the Contemporary Carol Service. It will be necessary for an adult to attend the Carol Service and be responsible for their child as we will not be able to supervise them. All rehearsals will take place during the school day.

If your child would like to be in the choir, please either sign up on the sheet at the school office or e-mail (making sure you say your child’s name and the class they’re in).

Everyone at St. Mary’s is looking forward to seeing you over the Christmas period and we are excited to hear the choir singing.

God bless,

Rev Simon Biddlestone

Christmas at St. Mary’s

Everyone is very welcome to all of our services at St. Mary’s. Services marked with a * are where we will be singing Angels Singing Glory in the Highest.

Sunday 16th December

6.00pm Candlelight Carol Service followed by drinks and festive nibbles

Sunday 23rd December

*7.00pm Contemporary Carol Service with refreshments at 7.00 and the service starting at 7.30 - **This is the service where the choir will perform the carol.**

Monday 24th December

*5.00pm Christmas Family Service with lantern procession

11.00pm Midnight Communion

Tuesday 25th December

*9.45am Family Friendly Communion

Elmet Lions Santa's sleigh

Elmet Lions Santa’s sleigh starts its tour of Sherburn and the surrounding district on the 2nd December, 2018 and continues right up to the 23rd December with the final appearance on Sunday, 23rd December at the British Legion, South Milford, which is the start of the Santa Dash. Here are the dates and locations for your kids to tell Santa what they would like for Christmas:-

14th Dec – Biggin (The Blacksmiths Arms) and Ulleskelf

16th Dec – Church Fenton

17th Dec – Moor Lane, Saxon Way, Moorland Way, Sherburn

18th Dec – Burton Salmon

19th Dec – Sherburn Pinfolds

20th Dec – Ceretic Park, Sherburn and South Milford playgroup.

On weekend dates Santa’s sleigh will visit between 3:30pm and 8:00pm while

on weekdays the times are 5:30pm to 8:00pm.


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