Kirk Fenton News

12th March 2021

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

Dear Parents / Carers,


I am sure that this week will have been one of mixed emotions in many households. Some will have been excited, whilst others were a little apprehensive about this latest return. However, the children have been feeling, you can be reassured that they have all settled back in very well with their teachers ready to support their needs and routines to ease them back into school life as we currently know it. It has been lovely to hear the laughter coming from the classes and playgrounds and to see the children learning all together again. All children will have had the chance throughout the week to talk about their feelings, worries and anxieties in a safe and calm environment but if you are concerned about your child's mental health, please do contact us through the school office.


Please be reminded of the expectation that children wear correct school uniform of white polo shirt, grey trousers, skirt or pinafore and our red school jumper. One shoe shops reopen, they should have flat black shoes or trainers (no heels). PE kits consisting of red shorts, black leggings/ joggers, white PE T-shirt and a red or black sweatshirt can be worn on the child's PE day. If you are unsure of correct uniform please see the school website or contact the school office. Thank you


We have had several complaints regarding inconsiderate parking this week, especially in the mornings and I have asked the police to make regular visits at this time. Please be aware of parking safely and not blocking residents driveways or access roads. You can report poor parking directly to the police on 101 stating the car number plate and where they have parked. Please help us to keep our children safe and our neighbours happy!


Finally, just a few Covid reminders:

  • I know it is tempting but please do not walk and talk or stand and chat with other parents as you drop off or collect. One adult per family should come on site to drop/ collect all their children and leave as soon as possible.
  • Please keep your children with you. They must not run on ahead or run around the car park for their own safety and the safety of others.
  • Please be aware of several pinch points around our school site, such as the gates into the playgrounds, and ensure you leave space for people to come through. Remember - social distancing is still in place and you should have at least 2 metres between you and the next person at all times.


Thank you for your help with this and have a lovely weekend,


Mrs Karen Williams

Head Teacher

Good Work Awards

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


Mercury - Thomas Jones and Jude Lowson


Venus - Whole class


Earth - Luke Winters and Oliver Hooper


Mars - Oliver Grassby and Luke Hunter


Jupiter - Ella Kitton and George Bull


Saturn - Lucie-Mae Wright and Scarlett Banks


Uranus - Harry Barton and Max Macsim


Neptune - Oscar Dutton and Charlie Collier

Hot Chocolate Friday

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


Mercury - Esme King


Venus - Mollie Hawley


Earth - Jenson Chamberlain


Mars - Ava Barton


Jupiter - Nancy Carr


Saturn - Freya Chandler


Uranus - Daisy Vale


Neptune - Jasmine Bull

TT Rock Stars of the Week

Children find new maths learning significantly easier to understand if they are fluent on the key number facts, so it is fantastic to see how hard some of our children are working on their times tables at home. Well done to Eloise Jones from Jupiter and Niamh Meehan from Saturn for practising so much this week.

Spring Term Parents Evening

You should have received a link to book a 10 minute appointment.

The appointment will either be by phone or google meet (using your child's school email address) depending on the class.


Mercury: Tues 23rd March 12.50-3pm; Wed 24th March 3.15-5pm - by phone


Venus: Wed 14th April 3:30-5pm; Thurs 15th April 9:30am-12; Fri 16th April 3:30-5pm - by phone


Earth: Wed 24th March 9-10am & 3.45 - 5.15pm; Thurs 25th March 3.45-5.15pm - by Google Meet


Mars: Wed 24th March 3.30-5pm; Fri 26th March 9.30am-12 - by Google Meet; Thurs 25th March 3.30-5.30pm - by phone


Jupiter: Tues 23rd March 3.30-5.50pm; Wed 24th March 12-3pm - by Google Meet


Saturn: Wed 24th March 3:20pm-6pm; Thurs 25th March 3:30pm-6pm - by Google Meet.

You will get an invite for a specific day.


Uranus: Mon 22nd March 3.30-5.30pm; Tues 23rd March 3.30-5.30pm - by Google Meet


Neptune: Thurs 25th March 1.30-6pm; Fri 26th March 1-4pm - by Google Meet

British Science Week

Worm charming, kite flying, bubble blowing, tea bag testing, soil researching, rocket racing and dinosaur footprint measuring. We have warmly welcomed back all of our children with a week full of fantastic, hands-on science activities in celebration of British Science Week. The school has once again felt the “buzz” of full classes engaged in their learning with plenty of time for children to finally work and play with their friends.


Please click on the link to see our British Science Week Newsletter.


Here are a few pictures from this week.

Car Parking

A reminder to please park safely when dropping off and collecting from school. Please do not obstruct driveways and do not park in the bus stop or on the roundabout. Thank you
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Fundraising Day - wear your own clothes & bring in a donation for Mentally Healthy Schools

Friday 19th March


Parents Evenings

w/c 22nd March - Mercury: Earth: Mars: Jupiter: Saturn: Uranus: Neptune:

w/c 12th April - Venus


Easter Holidays

Monday 29th March - Friday 9th April


Training Day

Monday 12th April


Start of Summer Term

Tuesday 13th April

Staff Thank You's

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