Kirk Fenton News

25th September 2020

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

Dear Parents / Carers,


We have had another busy week in school this week with online worships and assemblies allowing us all to be together from within our own bubbles! As we are starting to become used to the 'new normal', routines are now working well and children are settling fully to the business of learning.

I have been delighted to announce our new Head Boy and Girl girl today following excellent speeches. Well done to Harvey and Amelie who are both great role models and will represent our school very well. I look forward to working with them soon. We have also announced our eight team captains for this year, and again I am sure they will do an amazing job leading their teams. Well done to all of them! These ten children will make up our School Council for this school year.


As the weather is now becoming more autumnal, please ensure that your child has a coat each day and wellies left in school. Due to the restrictions, we are having to use the field at playtimes as well as the playgrounds and therefore it is important that the children are able to keep their feet dry.


Have a lovely weekend,

Mrs Karen Williams

Head Teacher

Good Work Awards

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


Mercury - Pheobe Liversidge


Venus - Joshua Hawley and Jacob Sutcliffe


Earth - Ella Mallinson and Eric Panait


Mars - Milo Parry-Jones and Harry Smith


Jupiter - Ella Kitton and Harriet Langdale


Saturn - Scarlett Banks and Nicolla Biddlestone


Uranus - Harry Barton and Florence Long


Neptune - Maddison Akpoguma and Alex Watson

Hot Chocolate Friday

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


Mercury - Willow Hillyer


Venus - Mollie Hawley


Earth - James Darnton


Mars - Isla Brogden


Jupiter - Sienna Hill


Saturn - Niamh Meehan


Uranus - Sophie Rosbrook


Neptune - Charlotte Harrop

New Head Girl, Head Boy and Team Captains

Well done to our new Head Girl, Amelie Webster and Head Boy, Harvey-Jay Williams.


Congratulations to the following who are the new team captains:

Purple Typhoons - Eleanor Comrie and Hattie Sanderson

Orange Spitfires - Charlie Collier and Belle Bembridge

Blue Mustangs - Robin Dorman and Oscar Myers

Green Gladiators - Niamh McHugh and Ellie O'Neill

Winning Teams

Congratulations go to Robin, Oscar and their team the Blue Mustangs who were last week's winners, the first team of this school year.


This week we say well done to the Orange Spitfires who were led to victory by Charlie and Belle.

MENU CHANGE - Special Taster Menu, Thursday 1st October

Sausage roll, chips and beans followed by jelly & ice cream.


This is a special taster menu so a meal will be ordered for all Reception, Y1 and Y2 children for them to try. £2.30 for KS2 children, payable in advance through ParentPay.

Online Harvest Festival, Friday 2nd October

We are having an online Harvest Festival in school, for the pupils only, next Friday 2nd October.

There will boxes at the front of school for donations which will go to the Selby and District foodbank.

They are particularly short of: cleaning products and toiletries; tinned meat; coffee; custard and rice puddings; tinned tomatoes; tinned potatoes; instant mash.

Anything you are able to donate would be much appreciated.

Thank you

Individual Photographs

You should have received your child's photo proof with details of how to order. All orders are online only with the option of free delivery to school if ordered by 6th October.

Healthy Child Team - Nasal Influenza Vaccination, Monday 5th October

This is available to all pupils this year and consent is online only and must be received by 1st October. Details of the vaccination have been emailed out to you and is also available on our website under news / letters.


How do I give my consent?

1. Go to https://www.hdft.nhs.uk/fluconsent/​

2. Enter the School Code 146007 and click “Find School”.

3. Complete the form with your child’s information and parent/guardian contact information*.

4. Click the green “Submit” button.


Please visit https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/vaccinations/child-flu-vaccine for more information about the childhood influenza vaccination programme.

You can contact the childhood immunisations team on hdft.childhood.immunisations@nhs.net or 01423 542360.

Y6 Applying for Secondary School Place

You can apply for a secondary school place for your child from 12 September 2020 and you must submit your application by 31 October 2020.

This information is for families living in North Yorkshire who have a child born between 1 September 2009 and 31 August 2010 as your child is due to transfer from primary to secondary school in September 2021.

Families living outside North Yorkshire will need to contact their own home Local Authority to obtain the information regarding school admissions and to make an application to the Authority where they live.

Further information regarding the application process can be found at www.northyorks.gov.uk/admissions.

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Special Taster Menu

Thursday 1st October.


Harvest Festival Donations

Donations welcome Friday 2nd October morning for Selby and District Foodbank.


Nasal Flu Vaccinations

Monday 5th October. Consent required by 1st October.


Half Term

Monday 26th - Friday 30th October


Christmas Break

Monday 21st December - Monday 4th January


Spring Term Begins

Tuesday 5th January



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Letter for Parents About Covid-19 Symptoms

Public Health England have produced a letter for schools to distribute to parents which explains when a person requires a coronavirus test and what the symptoms of coronavirus are. The Department would be grateful if you could share and circulate this letter amongst parents at your school.

The intention of the letter is to help prevent children being taken out of school unnecessarily and answer some of the questions parents may have around testing.


Please click on the link below to view the letter:


https://content.govdelivery.com/attachments/UKDFE/2020/09/23/file_attachments/1553140/23rd%20September%20-%20PHE%20letter%20to%20parents%20and%20guardians.pdf
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York Food Festival Weekend – 25th to 27th September (Part of the Taste of York Programme)

FREE ENTRY TO THE FESTIVAL MARKET AND DEMONSTRATIONS (WITH SOME TICKETED ACTIVITIES)

At the request of City of York Council, The York Food Festival will be holding a smaller and COVID-safe event at the end of September. Expect to see:
A small Yorkshire produce market
Demonstration Area & Tastings
Food Factory (simple cooking workshops for the family)
Cafe Bar (in conjunction with Macmillan Coffee Morning)
City Taste Trail