Kirk Fenton News

11th February 2021

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

Dear Parents / Carers,


Lord, Help me to be grateful for what I have, to remember that I do not need most of what I want and that joy is found in simplicity and generosity. Amen


This week has been particularly challenging for many people. I am sure everyone is beginning to feel the strain of being at home for days on end, with very little sign of change in the immediate future. As we approach half term it seems that each day is very much like the last but at least a week without the demands of remote learning will be a welcome break. The whole staff team are extremely impressed with the determination shown by all of the children who are continuing to work hard and make progress. Thank you parents for all you are doing to enable this.


A reminder that tomorrow is a training day and so there will be no work set and next week is half term. We return to teaching and learning on Monday 22nd February when we are hoping for good news about reopening in some form or other.


Enjoy the simple things during the break,

Mrs Karen Williams

Head Teacher

Good Work Awards

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


Mercury - Finnbar Clarke, Alistair Goodrick and Thomas Goodrick


Venus - Mollie Hawley and Hamish Todd


Earth - Everyone


Mars - Everyone


Jupiter - Everyone


Saturn - Everyone


Uranus - Ewan Allars and Florence Long


Neptune - Amelie Webster and Niamh McHugh

TT Rock Stars of the Week

Our Times Tables Rock Stars of the week are Isla Brogden from Mars and Henry Charlesworth from Jupiter. They have been on more than anyone else in their class. Well done Isla and Henry.

Whizz Pop Bang’s Seven Days of Science Challenge

For fun science activities for half term including a competition, quizzes, experiments and nature activities please click on the following link.

https://www.whizzpopbang.com/blog/7daysofsci/

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This week we are continuing to explore the theme Express Yourself.

A big part of our expression can be thinking about what the future holds for us,

what does your child dream of for the future? In a time of such uncertainty

this can be a reminder that this too shall pass, and the future will hold just as

many possibilities as it did before. Use this Compass Buzz resource to help you

discuss your child’s aspirations for the future.


Each of us are unique in our own way, whether it is portrayed in how we like to

dress, or the hobbies we take part in or skills that we have – difference is

beautiful. We all have qualities that make us unique, that make us special, this

Compass Buzz resource helps your child to celebrate what is special about them.


Mrs Siobhan Bamforth

Learning Mentor

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Training Day

Friday 12th February


Spring Half Term

Monday 15th- Friday 19th February


World Book Day

Thursday 4th March


British Science Week

w/c Monday 8th March


Easter Holidays

Monday 29th March - Friday 9th April


Training Day

Monday 12th April


Start of Summer Term

Tuesday 13th April

NSPCC Website

Please find below link for the NSPCC website giving lots of useful advice and support for parents and carers on various topics including tantrums, children with SEND, separated parents and family tension.


https://www.nspcc.org.uk/keeping-children-safe/coronavirus-advice-suppport-children-families-parents/

Online Safety - A message from North Yorkshire Police

There is an increase in reports relating to young people being approached through online chat rooms. Many, but not all of these, are reached through various online games that are being played. With the current situation caused by the Coronavirus Pandemic, more and more students will be experiencing an increase in screen time and isolation when at home. Please be aware of cyber-security and internet safety and use parental controls to keep your child/children safe online.
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Well what an alternative few weeks, here a Friends HQ, we are
looking forward to Half Term and hope that you all are too.

Whilst reflecting on the year gone by, it seems unreal that the last fundraising activity we held was exactly a year ago on the last day of the half term on 14th February selling 144 Krispy Kreme doughnuts outside the office in the bitter cold and rain to a lot of happy excited faces.

Friends has had a whole year not doing our usual activities such as disco's, fairs,
selling doughnuts to mention a few. This does not mean that we have disappeared
nor does it mean that these won't resume when it is safe to do so.

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Registered charity no: 1154660

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The easiest ways to raise funds for us is to register with Easy Fundraising and raise money as you shop online at no cost to you and search online with Easy Search

www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/kirkfentonparochialvoluntarycontrolledprimaryschoolchurchfenton


Like us on Facebook for up-to-date information www.facebook.com/FriendsOfKirkFenton

St Mary's

Please join us for our virtual assembly which takes place on Wednesdays at 10.30am. Our hope is that it will be a pick you up for children and parents alike. As children are at home we sing and have fun thinking about a bible story or a specific question that the children ask.


Also, we are posting up a prayer post box outside at church.

If children would like us to pray with them for something, then we are encouraging them to write and decorate a leaf shape prayer (template below) and then walk down with parents to post it.

I will add any prayer leaves to our prayer tree at school assembly and at 'virtual; Facebook live assembly.

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