Kirk Fenton News

13th January 2023

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

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Dear Parents / Carers,


This week we have seen some lovely writing in school with children working very hard to improve in this area. I have enjoyed reading their work and am amazed at their fabulous imaginations but also the attention to detail.


In the next few weeks, we will be restarting our class assemblies where we hope you will be able to join us in celebrating the work of each class. Dates can be found below.


Have a lovely week,

Karen Williams

Head Teacher

Primary School Place Application Deadline 15th January 2023

FAO Parents of Nursery Children (who were born between 1 September 2018 and 31 August 2019)


If you have a child who falls into the age range above they are due to start school in September 2023 and you must apply for a primary school place for them to start in Reception.


The deadline to submit your application is 15 January 2023


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.


The information you need to apply for a primary school place is available at

www.northyorks.gov.uk/school-admissions

Good Work Awards

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


Donaldson - Archie and George


Hughes - Howie and Lucy


Coelho - Paul and Lillian


Rosen - Willow and Alex


Milligan - Albert and Clara C


Zephaniah - Harrison and Milo P-J


Shakespeare - Luca and Archie


Angelou - Olivia P and Will

Hot Chocolate Friday

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


Donaldson - Maisie


Hughes - Elyssia


Coelho - Eva


Rosen - Evelyn


Milligan - Poppy


Zephaniah - Bella


Shakespeare - Alisa


Angelou - Margery

Winning Team

This week the Green Gladiators are victorious. Congratulations to Alex, Olivia P and their team.
It is great to see more children accessing our maths learning this week. Your teachers have noticed a difference in some children's maths in class already! Our Numbots superstars are Alistair G, Zara S, Toby M, Howie G, Charlotte C, Hugo O, Clara RS, Elspeth M and Seb E. Great work!


Our Rockstars of the week are Alex P, Nate C, Eric P, Isla B. Evelyn A, Archie K and Georgia K. Well done everyone!

Message from Head Pupils


This week has been full of surprises such as Clara M in year 3 who won the polar preet competition for Kirk Fenton. Clara won this by submitting a brilliant hand drawn picture of a rainbow penguin. We hope everyone has a lovely weekend and see you next week for some fabulous learning.


Head Pupil certificates went to Mollie H and Joseph E.



Niamh and Lillie

Eco News

Next week the Eco Committee will be holding their first meeting of 2023. We will be looking at the audit we completed at the end of last year and making our action plan for this year. We will send further information in next week's newsletter.


Mrs Slater, Mrs Clark and the Eco-Committee

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Governor News

A message somewhat delayed by the Christmas merriment; I wanted to express how much I had enjoyed watching the EYFS and Year 1 / Year 2 Nativity performances in 2022! A big thank you to all the children (and staff!) for really making me smile.


On a similar note I also attended the whole school festive trip to the Pantomime, which was organised superbly. It was fantastic for the school to arrange an event on this scale and something I am sure the children will remember for a long time to come.


Catherine Charlesworth

Foundation Governor

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Primary School Reception Place Applications

Submit your application by 15th January 2023


Year 3 Milligan Class Worship

Friday 27th January, 9.05am


Bag2School Collection

Friday 3rd February, bags to be dropped off by 9am please


Year 6 Angelou Class Worship

Friday 3rd February, 9.05am


Training Day

Friday 10th February


Half Term

Monday 13th - Friday 17th February


Parent Coffee Morning

Friday 24th February


Year 4 Zephaniah Class Worship

Friday 3rd March, 9.05am


Open Classrooms

Friday 3rd March, 3pm


Reception/Year 1 Hughes Class Worship

Friday 10th March, 9.05am


Year 2 Rosen Class Worship

Friday 17th March, 9.05am


Year 5 Shakespeare Class Worship

Friday 24th March, 9.05am


Year 1 Coelho Class Worship

Friday 31st March, 9.05am


Term Ends

Friday 31st March


Training Day

Monday 17th April


Summer Term Begins

Tuesday 18th April

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.

If you are planning a January clear out - we can help you. We have arranged a Bags2School collection for Friday 3rd February. Leaflets will be sent home in bookbags with details of what is accepted - so keep a look out.

On the subject of clearing out, if you have any unwanted Christmas presents that you think would be good for raffle or tombola prizes - we'll happily take those. Drop us an email or send a message on Facebook and we can arrange collection.


Our aim this year is to raise as much money as possible to help the school purchase more Chromebooks for the children, and provide a covered play area for the EYFS playground. We have some great events in the pipeline for the coming terms, for both children and parents, and would be grateful of any support you can offer. You don't necessarily need to volunteer time (although that would be great) - if you work for a company who could help donate food, drink or party supplies donations like this go a long way in helping keep costs down and increase the funds we can raise for the school. If you you are able to help with donations for events please drop us an email friends@kf.starmat.uk.

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STAR MAT Vacancies

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


https://web.starmat.uk/vacancies/

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