Kirk Fenton News

3rd December 2021

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Dear Parents and Carers,

Christmas has truly arrived at Kirk Fenton this week! We have put our tree up in the hall and classrooms have been decorated. Nativity rehearsals are well underway in Early Years and the sounds of Christmas songs and carols can be heard from other classes as I go about school. It is so lovely to hear! As last Sunday was the first Sunday of advent, we have started to think about the Christmas story. Although it is very familiar, please do ask your children about it.

This week has been another busy week in school and it has been great to see lots of hands-on science taking place as I have been in and out of classes.

Over the next couple of weeks we have over a hundred new tree saplings and 600 bulbs to plant in the school grounds. We are hoping to collect some full sized gardening tools to help us with this task (the ones designed for children aren't strong enough). If you have any trowels or small forks that are sturdy that you no longer need or use, we would be very grateful if you could drop them at the school office. Thank you in advance.

Finally, a covid update: Our case numbers remain low but following the recent change in guidance staff are now back to wearing masks in all communal areas and corridors. Please continue to look out for any signs or symptoms in your children, keep hand washing and where possible, continue with twice weekly lateral flow tests. Thank you.

Have a lovely weekend,

Mrs Karen Williams

Head Teacher

Good Work Awards

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

Bears - Zack S and Daniel B

Bees - Theo M and Teddy D

Hummingbirds - Joe E and Charley P

Tigers - Isabel A and Matthew G

Sharks - William G and Harry S

Earthworms - Sam C and Sadie M

Jaguars - William M and Penny G

Wolves - Cora M and Reuben F

Hot Chocolate Friday

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

Bears - Alfie S

Bees - Eva K-E

Hummingbirds - Tommy J

Tigers - George S

Sharks - Evie H

Earthworms - George B

Jaguars - Niamh M

Wolves - Chloe T

Winning Team

Congratulations to the Blue Mustangs for their win this week. Zak and Abi are very proud of their team.

Message from the Head Boy and Head Girl

This week, everyone has been so helpful around school to each other and their teachers. We have seen lots of great singing in worship. Also, lots of younger children are getting better at taking turns.

Head boy certificate goes to Milo M. (Sharks)

Head girl certificate goes to Lola E. (Jaguars)

Florence & Harry

Times Tables Rock Stars

This week we challenged the children to improve their speed across the school. We started in 20th place in the local area, and we've jumped up to 17th! These children hugely improved their speed this week: Isaac in Wolves, Finn in Jaguars, Henry C in Earthworms and Oliver G in Sharks. Well done to all! Next week we're aiming to get down to 13th!

Also a big well done to Wolves for winning class of the week!


Congratulations to the following children who have made a super effort on Numbots this week - Lyla K, Hugo P-H, Tommy J, Max F and Eryn G. It was great to see different children really working hard to improve their maths. Well done!
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Christmas Jumper - please wear a Christmas jumper and bring in a donation for Friends

Thursday 16th December.

School Christmas Dinner

Thursday 16th December

KS2 Carols in the Playground - all welcome

Friday 17th December, 2.45pm

Break up for Christmas

Friday 17th December

Training Day

Tuesday 4th January

Spring Term Begins

Wednesday 5th January

Application for Primary School Places

Deadline is 15th January 2022

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NYCC Primary School Places

FAO Parents of nursery age children

(who were born between 1 September 2017 and 31 August 2018)

If you have a child who falls into the age range above they are due to start school in September 2022 and you must apply for a primary school place for them to start in Reception.

The deadline to submit your application is 15 January 2022

You must apply for a school place even if your child has an older sibling at the school you would like them to go to or they are attending a nursery attached to the school.

This information is for families living in North Yorkshire. Families living outside North Yorkshire will need to contact their home authority to obtain their information regarding school admissions.

The information you need to apply for a primary school place is available at

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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.



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