Kirk Fenton News

18th November 2022

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Dear Parents / Carers,

It has been another busy week at Kirk Fenton with lots going on in preparation for Christmas. The school has echoed with Christmas songs and carols as we start to get ready for the festive season - only 4 more school weeks to go until we break up! Where does the time go?

As we are planning ahead, just a quick reminder that the Friends of Kirk Fenton will be running the Christmas Fair after school on Friday 9th December (Please see details below) There are still a few slots left if you wish your child to see Santa who will be taking time out of his busy schedule to visit that evening.These need to be booked in advance as he will be very busy on the day itself.

Finally, another reminder to please ensure that your child has a coat in school. The last few days have been very wet and we still go out to play when we can so a waterproof coat is a must.

Have a lovely weekend,

Mrs Karen Williams

Head Teacher

Good Work Awards

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

Donaldson - Oliver and Kieran

Hughes - Scarlett and Xander

Coelho - Charlotte and Tom

Rosen - Evelyn and Taryn

Milligan - Luke and Lenny

Zephaniah - Bob and Connie

Shakespeare - Nancy and Eloise

Angelou - Lola and Dexter

Hot Chocolate Friday

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

Donaldson - Theo

Hughes - Evie

Coelho - Senna

Rosen - Effie-Mae

Milligan - Albert

Zephaniah - Laurence

Shakespeare - Hattie

Angelou - Niamh

Winning Team

Well done to Alex, Olivia P and their team the Green Gladiators for their win this week.
Well done to everyone from KS2 who took part in our 'England Rocks' Competition. Our TT Rockstars this week are Sophie P, Mollie H, Georgia K, Clara M, Evie D, Will G, Eloise J, Freddie C, Sam O, Oliver G, Flynn A and Lillie J. Super work!

Special congratulations go to our Numbots superstars who are Alistair G, Tom O, Tom G, Evie S, Matthew M, Jack S, Skye L and Maisie A. It is so lovely to see so many more children working hard on their maths and the teachers across school are really noticing an improvement in maths skills from the children who access Numbots or TTR. Well done everyone!

Message from Head Pupils

This week we have learnt about bullying and how it is not accepted in our school and it will be dealt with very quickly.We have learnt about this as it is anti- bullying week.It has also been UK parliament week where students will have had lessons about the UK parliament and who is in it and what they do to look after the country.We hope you have a great weekend and stay safe.

Head Pupil certificates went to Toby M and Tamara.

Niamh and Lillie

Phunky Foods Competition

This week we were treated to an excellent worship by our year 5 Phunky Foods ambassadors. They discussed how to eat five a day and which fruits and vegetables are best. They've announced a competition in which they would like children to design a Phunky Foods poster, showing that we should 'Strive for 5!' it needs to be bright, colourful and informative. Winners will get a Phunky Foods bottle, and runners up will receive a Phunky Foods pen. They need to be handed to their class teacher by Friday the 25th. Good luck!

Eco News

We have had a great start to Switch Off fortnight. All the teachers are making a huge effort to switch off lights and plugs at the sockets each night to save energy. The children are doing a super job reminding us.

Mr Archibald (the school caretaker) took meter readings at the start of the week. We will check them again at the end of the fortnight to see if we have made any savings.

Thank you to all the children who entered the competition, Mrs Clarke has started to put some of the winning entries round the light switches in school. They look fabulous and are a super reminder to switch off.

Watch this space for weekly updates from our Eco-Committee.

Thank you Mrs Slater, Mrs Clarke, Mr Archibald and the Eco-Committee

Lost Property

Please reclaim items from the lost property before Friday 25th November as all unnamed uniform after this date will be donated to the uniform swap shop.
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EYFS/KS1 Nativity

Save the dates:-

EYFS Nativity

Tuesday 6th December, 2–2:45pm

KS1 Nativity

Wednesday 7th December, 2–3pm

Thursday 8th December, 9:30–10:30am

A letter with further details will be sent out soon

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Y5/6 Theatre Workshop Performance

Wednesday 23rd November, 2.50pm

Sleep Awareness Workshop for Parents

Friday 25th November, 8.45-11am

Phunky Foods Competition

Entries in by Friday 25th November

Non-Uniform Day

Monday 5th December

Please bring in a chocolate donation for Friends Christmas Fair chocolate tombola

EYFS Nativity

Tuesday 6th December, 2–2:45pm

KS1 Nativity

Wednesday 7th December, 2–3pm

Thursday 8th December, 9:30–10:30am

Whole School Pantomime Visit, York Theatre Royal

Friday 9th December

Friends Christmas Fair

Friday 9th December, after school

Christmas Lunch and Christmas Jumper Day

Thursday 15th December

Wear your Christmas jumper with your school uniform.

KS2 Carols in the Playground

Friday 16th December, 2.30pm

Break Up

Friday 16th December, 3.20pm

Training Day

Tuesday 3rd January

Term Begins

Wednesday 4th January

Parent Coffee Morning - mental health focus

Friday 6th January, 8.45am

Primary School Reception Place Applications
Submit your application by 15 January 2023

Open Classrooms

Friday 3rd March, 3pm


Homestart is a charity that provides support for parents and families and operates in our area.

Please click on the link below for 'tips for parents page' which includes some nice short videos about what the charity can offer:

New volunteers are always welcome also and full training will be given. Please contact Homestart directly if you are interested.

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.

Don't forget the Christmas Fair is on Friday 9th December. This year we have a craft room, games room, performances by the school choir and food and drink stalls. Children can only attend if accompanied by an adult.

2:45pm: event opens for reception and year one pupils only

2:50pm: Stories with Santa slots begin

3:15pm: fair open for all pupils

3:20pm: Choir performance

4:30pm: Raffle draw and prize announcements

4:40pm: Choir performance

5pm: Close

Stories with Santa

If you haven't already seen, booking is open for Stories with Santa at the Christmas Fair. The cost is £5 per child (siblings allowed too even if they are not at the school) and this includes a group story, song and photo opportunity with a professional Santa PLUS a small gift. Sessions are 20 mins and run from 2:50pm-5pm.

To book your slot please take money in a named and sealed envelope to school office to sign up.

Chocolate Tombola

A firm favourite at every fair, the chocolate tombola will be returning this year. Monday 5th December will be a non-uniform day, but rather than pay a £1 - we are asking children to bring chocolate for the tombola instead! NOTE: all chocolate must be nut free.


Raffle tickets will be coming home in book bags for you to buy / sell next week. Ticket costs are £1 per entry, and we have some fantastic prizes this year. We will be asking for all ticket entries to be returned to school, along with money (in a named and sealed envelope) on Monday 5th December.


Registered charity no: 1154660


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Selby Music Centre Singing Sessions, Age 7 years and over

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STAR MAT Vacancies

Please click on the following link for details of our current vacancies:


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