Kirk Fenton News
3rd December 2021
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
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
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!
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
Tuesday 4th January
Spring Term Begins
Wednesday 5th January
Application for Primary School Places
Deadline is 15th January 2022
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
Staff Thank You's
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