Kirk Fenton News
17th November 2023
Dear Parents / Carers,
What a busy and exciting week we have had in school this week!
On Tuesday we held an open evening for parents of prospective Reception pupils for next September. This was well attended and we were very proud of our Head pupils, Ella and Freddie, who talked about their experiences at our school.
On Thursday Years Five and Six took part in an anti-bullying workshop as part of national Anti-Bullying Week. They enjoyed the day which culminated in a performance for their parents and learned about different forms of bullying and what they can do to help resolve these situations.
Also on Thursday, you may have seen Rashford class around the village as they used a geography lesson to learn about their local area. They were very excited about their walk and behaved safely throughout. Well done Rashford!
Finally, today we have been interviewing for an acting Deputy headteacher for the next two terms whilst Mrs Cameron steps up to Acting Interim Head. I will let you know the outcome in due course.
Also today, we are saying goodbye and good luck to Mrs Hey who is leaving us to take up a new role. Mrs Hey has been a big part of our school and has worked with whole classes, groups and individuals over her 4 years with us. We are sad to see her go but wish her well in her new venture.
Have a lovely weekend,
Good Work Awards
This week's certificates were awarded to the following children:
Attenborough - Edward and Arthur
Rashford - Owen and Holly
Thunberg - Scarlett and Jaxon
Seacole - Tom and Arthur
Luther King - Mila and Tommy
Jean King - Jacob and Ellie
Pankhurst - Harrison and Olivia
Barnardo - Nate and Patrick
Hot Chocolate Friday
Well done to the following who earned the hot chocolate award:
Attenborough - Grace
Rashford - Alice
Thunberg - Lucy
Seacole - Eva
Luther King - Brodie
Jean King - James
Pankhurst - Ava
Barnardo - Sadie
Congratulations to all the children who have gone 'over and above' with their homework this week. I was especially impressed with Oliver G, Milo PJ, George S, Tommy J, Tom G, Al G and Mila L. Well done. Our Numbots superstars were Harry S-P, Howie G, Austin B, Seb E, Max B, Cecily C, Jack S, Elin C and Alfie W. Well done everyone!
We are starting a new maths league for the next few weeks. Each week, we will look at how many minutes children have spent playing the maths games and create a league table. The class who works the hardest over the next few weeks will be rewarded with a free playtime, a hot chocolate and a biscuit! Come on Kirk Fenton!
Message from Head Pupils
This week year 5 and 6 performed an anti bullying workshop in front of parents and guardians .It was good fun and the end result was amazing. Year 4 has been busy at forest school - they got very muddy! They also whittled their socks off. Every other class is excited for next week as then they will have their turn at forest school.
Head Pupil Awards go to Holly, Rashford class and Evelyn, Luther King Class
Freddie & Ella
Forest Schools, November
Y1 Rashford - Monday 20th, AM
Y1/2 Thunberg - Monday 20th, PM
Y2 Seacole - Tuesday 21st, AM
YR Attenborough - Tuesday 21st, PM
Y6 Barnardo - Wednesday 22nd
Y3 Luther King - Thursday 23rd
Y5 Pankhurst - Friday 24th
Usborne Book Fair
Wednesday 22nd November, 3-3.30pm
Non-Uniform Day - donations of chocolate for the chocolate tombola please
Wednesday 6th December
Friends of Kirk Fenton School Disco
Wednesday 6th December, EYFS/KS1 3.15-4.30pm; KS2 4.45-6pm. £3
Attenborough Nativity Performance to Parents
Monday 11th December 2.30pm
Y5/6 Music Performance to Parents
Tuesday 12th December, 2:30pm
Y3/4 Music Performance to Parents
Wednesday 13th December, 2:30pm
Whole School Panto, York
Friday 15th December
Friends of Kirk Fenton Christmas Celebrations
Friday 15th December, 3–5pm
KS1 Nativity for parents
Tuesday 19th December, 9:30–10:15am
Wednesday 20th December, 2:15–3:15pm
Christmas Lunch and Christmas Jumper Day
Thursday 21st December
Friends of Kirk Fenton Christmas Movie Night
Thursday 21st December, 3.15-5.30pm. £3
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.
Friends would like to thank those that attended the AGM this week which allowed the existing committee to be re-elected and for Friends to carry on fund raising for another year. Your attendance at the AGM is really appreciated.
Please note the deadline for ordering the Christmas Cards designed by your children is next Friday. So please get your orders in.
Lots of festive and exciting dates for the diary to remember
6th Dec - school disco after school - see Facebook posters for details
15th Dec - Friends Christmas event after school
21st Dec - Movie night after school
We will provide more details on the above in the coming days and weeks - so keep an eye out for updates. And any volunteers to help at these events will be appreciated as always - so please get in touch if you want to help
As ever, you can always set up EasyFundraising as an easy, free,
way to help raise funds for the school whilst you shop.
(Easy Fundraising will link to: https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/kirkfenton/)
Registered charity no: 1154660
Like us on Facebook for up-to-date information www.facebook.com/FriendsOfKirkFenton
Supporting Church Fenton at Christmas
Come and sponsor a Christmas Tree Light! Your £2 donation (per light bulb) will get you entry into our draw for your chance to switch on our Village Christmas Lights at the Christmas Light Switch on event on Sunday 26th November. We appreciate your support. (All donations from sponsorships are used to fund our Village Christmas events)
For information and updates about our plans this year why not follow our Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100089013026931
Ulleskelf JFC Warriors
New Players wanted for our Girls Team.
Ulleskelf JFC Warriors under 8/9’s Girls
We are looking for new players to join our friendly club, whether you have kicked a ball before or not.
If your daughter is currently in year 3 or 4, please get in touch.
We are looking to join West Riding Girls Football League in the near future but need more players for the 7v7 format
Football League, matches are on a Saturday morning.
Training takes place Wednesdays 6-7 in the winter months held Sherburn High School, otherwise on the pitches at Ulleskelf.
ULLESKELF JUNIOR FOOTBALL CLUB
Ulleskelf Junior Football club was founded in 1998 The club continues to grow with teams from Under 7s, through to under 18’s
Subs £105 per season 1st child
£52.50 2nd child
3rd child free
For more information visit please contact Karla 07887647726