Kirk Fenton News

16th July 2021

Please look on our website www.kf.starmat.uk for up-to-date information.

Dear Parents / Carers,


We have had a fabulous week in school this week! Year 6 in particular have been very busy with 4 performances of their play 'Robin Hood and the Sherwood Hoodies'. There were some true 'Oswald' winning performances! The singing and dancing were excellent with lots of laughs and jokes thrown in with great comic timing. Well done to all involved!


Year 6 then had a day in the woods to unwind and enjoy Forest School in the sunshine but I suspect that all the fresh air has left them ready for an early night tonight!


The whole school was then involved in 'moving up' day today. Sadly, our Year 6 children have been unable to visit their new high schools so far this year and our new intake of Reception pupils have been unable to meet their new classmates and teachers before they start in September, but for everyone else it has been a chance to meet new friends, staff and classrooms. This was a massive challenge this year as Test and Trace has taken its toll on our staff so we had 5 adults unable to attend. These staff will all be returning to school next week once their isolation time is up. Mrs Wolterman (Year 3 Sharks) and Mrs Walton (Year 1/2 Hummingbirds) will be visiting next week to meet the children they will be working with.


Finally, every child should have received their end of year report today. It has been a very different and sometimes difficult year but the children have coped admirably and myself, the local governing body and the MAT are pleased with how well they have continued to learn and the progress they have made.


Have a lovely weekend,

Mrs Karen Williams

Head Teacher

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Summer Book Fundraiser

As we are unable to have our usual Summer Fair this year, we would appreciate donations of books from our Amazon wishlist. Please click on the following link for further information. Thank you for your continued support and for making a difference.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/hz/wishlist/ls/38YLGH28G9VLC/ref=hz_ls_biz_ex?

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Y6 Forest Schools

Thursday 22nd July


Y6 Leavers Lunch

Friday 23rd July


Y6 Leavers Service

Friday 23rd July


Term Ends

Friday 23rd July


Training Day

Monday 6th September


Term Begins

Tuesday 7th September


Friends EGM

Tuesday 14th September

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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.

Thank you one again to those who have been in touch regarding FOKF and our appeal for support and new members. It is intended that the Extraordinary General Meeting will be held on Tuesday 14th September to see if a new committee can be formed. It is likely that this will be online via Googlemeet (or similar) so hopefully opens it up for people to be able to attend who might not have been able to attend in person of an evening.


It would be great if there are sufficient interested people to allow a new committee to be formed, with fresh ideas and enthusiasm and for Friends to continue in the 2021/22 school year. If you are unable to attend the EGM meeting but wish to put your name forward please email friends@kf.starmat.uk or contact via the Facebook page.


As some of you will be aware, Friends transformed the EYFS playground areas a couple of years ago and these areas would now benefit from a refresh, ready for the new reception intake in September. It was great fun and very rewarding, so if anyone out there would like to discuss assisting refreshing the areas over the coming summer break then please contact us via email or Facebook


friends@kf.starmat.uk

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www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/kirkfentonparochialvoluntarycontrolledprimaryschoolchurchfenton


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Thrive Activities

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It’s nearly the Summer holidays, and to get you excited we wanted to help start you and your pupils’ creative skills flowing.

NYES Catering is excited to announce our 2021 Bake Off Competition! What masterpiece will your pupils create?

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We want pupils to set their creative minds free, and design and make a sweet or savoury item to rival the official Great British Bake Off entries – pupils can be as adventurous with this task as they like, but they must contain either a fruit or vegetable. We also would love to hear why they’ve chosen their item, and the fun they had creating it!

We’ve enlisted the help of fantastic local baker and business owner Victoria Quilter of Tor Bakes Cakes to judge along with our two in-house judges. Victoria (Tor) started baking when she was a young girl, which quickly developed into a passion for baking; ultimately leading her to opening her own baking business, Tor Bakes Cakes, a couple of years ago. Tor can’t wait to see all of the creative and tasty looking entries!

The 2021 NYES Catering Star Baker will win a personalised baking set and a baking session (for the winner and two friends) with the NYES Catering Team over the Summer holidays.

We will also share a couple of our favourite baking recipes to help aid with the creative mind flow!

How to enter

Simply email a photo of your pupils’ bake off item or your pupil and their item, along with the recipe and name of the item, and why they’ve chosen the fruit/vegetable within their item to: charlotte.firth@northyorks.gov.uk

Please include the pupils’ name, age, and details of the school they attend.

Please limit the entries to 1 entry per pupil/child.

Deadline: 20:00 on Sunday 25th July 2021

The winners will be announced on Wednesday 4th August 2021 and the winning entry will be published on our website and social media.

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

Twitter: @nyedservices

Facebook and LinkedIn: North Yorkshire Education Services

Maximum age to enter is 18.

The best of luck to all – let us celebrate creativity and having fun with food!

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Free Parenting Courses

Free new resources for North Yorkshire residents

Ourplace is the gateway into online courses for all parents, grandparents or carers who live in North Yorkshire. The courses aim to support the most difficult job in the world!

The first course is an antenatal course developed by Registered Midwives and health professionals and called ‘Understanding pregnancy, labour, birth and your baby‘ and does what it says in the title! Information about giving birth plus learning about the baby’s brain and how to optimise your relationship with the baby.

The second is a postnatal course ‘Understanding your baby‘. It was developed by health visitors and clinical psychologists, and other health professionals and is for parents of babies from 0 to 12 months.

The third is our main course for parents of children aged between 6 months and 19 years: ‘Understanding your child‘. This was also developed by child psychologists and specialist health and education professionals.

There is also a short course: ‘Understanding your teenager’s brain’ which can explain some of the changes in teenagers’ behaviour by understanding what is happening in their brain.

The courses are delivered in modules and can be worked through at your own pace and can be accessed on laptops, mobile phones, tablets etc by logging on to: www.inourplace.co.uk and entering the access code: NYFAMILIES

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STAR MAT Vacancies

Please click on the following link for details of our current vacancies:


https://web.starmat.uk/vacancies/
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