Kirk Fenton News

19th November 2021

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Dear Parents and Carers,

As you may be aware, the Selby district is experiencing a large covid outbreak and we have been informed by NYCC that this area now has the highest rate of new cases since the beginning of the pandemic. This is worrying and therefore it remains important that your children are tested if they show any of the main covid symptoms. If you have a child at high school who tests positive, we have been asked to advise that any younger siblings are also kept off school to isolate and are PCR tested. They will need to be isolated for 10 days even if they test negative. The advice from Public Health is specific to the Selby area and therefore not in line with current national guidelines due to the current high rate of transmissions. Thank you for your support with this.

In other news, school has been very busy this week with pupils working hard on their learning during the day. It has been wonderful to walk around after school too and see just how many children are taking part in the various clubs that are running and see the fun that they are having.

This week again children have enjoyed cricket coaching in the MUGA led by a coach from Yorkshire County Cricket Club which they have enjoyed and it is great to see their skills progressing.

Have a lovely weekend,

Mrs Karen Williams

Head Teacher


Please do not send anything in to school containing nuts as we have a number of children with severe nut allergies and have noticed an increase in children with packed lunches bringing in items that contain nuts. Thank you

Good Work Awards

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

Bears - Arty O'N and Clara R-S

Bees - Mila L and Martha C

Hummingbirds - Oli W and Zion P

Tigers - Joshua H and Emie P

Sharks - Archie W and Milo P-J

Earthworms - Evie W and Eloise J

Jaguars - Ivor H and Scarlett B

Wolves - Harry B and Sophie R

Hot Chocolate Friday

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

Bears - Max F

Bees - Lizzie W

Hummingbirds - Roxy S

Tigers - Tilly B

Sharks - Meela M

Earthworms - Ella K

Jaguars - Lola O

Wolves - Ewan A

Winning Team

Well done to Amelia, Sam and their team the Orange Spitfires for their victory this week.

Message from the Head Boy and Head Girl

This week everyone has been kind and considerate. We hope the classes who didn't do cricket last week enjoyed it this week.

Hopefully year 6 will have a great time with their new reception buddies when they meet them next week.

Enjoy the weekend

Florence & Harry

Times Tables Rock Stars

Another great week on TTRockstars! We've seen a huge increase in the amount of children on this week and it shows in their maths work. It was hard to pick winners this week, however these children really stood out: Darcey in Sharks, Freddie in Earthworms, Tom in Jaguars and Holly in Wolves. Well done to all these children!

A big well done to Earthworms for being our first KS2 winners of class of the week. You've all worked really hard!


Well done to everyone that has worked hard on Numbots this week. It's great to see some different children really putting in lots of effort and your teachers can see how much it is helping you in the classroom! Special congratulations to Josh A, Bertie M, Joseph E and Ellie B. Well done!

Reading Ambassador Cake Sale

As you will know, we moved our library in the summer to a fantastic new space, giving it a much needed facelift in the process. What we are in need of now is some new books! Our Reading Ambassadors have decided to hold a cake sale, with the money raised being used to order a range of more diverse, up-to-date books. The cake sale will be next Wednesday, 24th November, from 3pm - 3.20pm on the playground. It would be great if you could bring in some cakes for the sale, either home-made or shop bought if that is easier! Thank you


Please have a look in the lost property box in the entrance of school if you are missing any items. Please ensure everything is named so things can be reunited with their rightful owner. Thank you
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Reading Ambassadors Cake Sale

Wednesday 24th November, 3pm

YR-Y6 Nasal Flu Vaccinations in School - consent required

25th November

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

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

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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STAR MAT Vacancies

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

St Mary's

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Cool Milk Christmas Card Competition

To get involved, just ask your children to put pen, glue, or glitter to paper! We always love to see their colourful Christmas creations that involve milk in some way, but this year we'd like them to show us Christmas card that summarises why they love their mid morning milk. And, most importantly, what makes them smile as we look to Christmas?

Remember, they can use any medium they like, as long as you include milk in a fun, festive way and use our entry form.

What's on offer?

1st prize: The winning design will be professionally printed as Cool Milk's official 2021 Christmas card. We'll send the winning pupil some copies of their own to share out amongst friends and family, and they'll earn a £50 Amazon gift card to spend on whatever they like.

Runners-up: Two runners up will receive a £25 Amazon voucher each.

To enter, download our entry form and let the children get creative, then send them directly to us. Unlike in other years, we're asking you to only send in entries via email.

Acceptable formats: You can send in entries by scanning each design as a COLOUR PDF or by taking a CLEAR PHOTOGRAPH, just remember to send it to by Friday 3rd December. Remember, the winning design will be professionally printed, so entries that are not fully visible will sadly not be able to be considered.

Why not show off your crafty creations on social media as well? Simply tag us to share - we're on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter as @coolmilkscheme.

Good luck and, most importantly, we hope you have fun!

From the Cool Milk team


Entries must be received by 5pm on 3rd December. Entries should be emailed ONLY to Please do not send in postal entries.

By emailing in your entries or sharing with us on socials, you are confirming that you consent for them to be shared on Cool Milk's website and public platforms. For full terms and conditions click here.