Kirk Fenton News

17th January 2020

Dear Parents / Carers,

This week I would like to congratulate some of our youngest children from Year 1 who attended their first sporting event at Sherburn High School. The children took part in a Sports Hall Athletics competition and represented our school and our values (respect, perseverance, forgiveness and thankfulness) beautifully. They worked really well together and had lots of fun.

School has been purposeful since returning and it has been a pleasure this week to see how hard everyone is working and the good progress being made in all classes. Each class has a page on our website where you can find their termly newsletter for the spring term giving you an overview of their learning for the term. Please take the time to have a look at these so that you can support your child at home.

I am assured of lovely weather this weekend, so make some time to enjoy the outdoors while we are able!

Mrs Karen Williams

Head Teacher


Attendance and punctuality have been proven to have a big impact on a child's learning and progress. Below are the attendance figures for this week:-

Acorns - 93.33%

Birch - 99.47%

Willow - 98.85%

Hazel - 97.04%

Cherry - 97.59%

Maple - 99%

Sycamore - 98.24%

Oak - 96.21%

Good Work Certificates

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

Acorns - Archie Keyse and Eryn Gayton

Birch - Aiobhe Meehan and Meela Marshall

Willow - Milo Parry-Jones and Skyla Sutcliffe

Hazel - Sam Collier and Bradley Stretton

Cherry - Scarlett Hodgson-Liversidge and Elliot Gibb

Maple - Liam Havron and Chloe Tawodzera

Sycamore - Alex Watson and Ewan Brogden

Oak - Paige Beverley and Kate Tookey

STAR Table

The following children have shown good manners and have been helpful and kind at lunchtime. They can each choose a friend to sit with them at the Star Table on Monday.

Sadie Morrell, Hazel

Charlie Barton, Oak

Harry Barton, Maple

Alex Peace, Cherry

KS1 Sports Hall Athletics

Our team of Y1 children spent the afternoon in Sherburn High School's sports hall running, jumping, throwing, trying their best and having a great time.

"It was really really fun" Fern

"It was fantastic" Niamh

Well done to Flynn, Ava, Evie, Stanley, Fern, Niamh, Milo, Brooke, Seeley and Ollie.

Many thanks to the parents who came and helped.

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NHS Childhood Immunisations - Flu Clinic

Last catch up FLU CLINIC in Selby. This will be the last opportunity for parents to get their child/children vaccinated against flu if they are still outstanding it.The clinic will take place at Selby North Children’s Centre, Flaxley Road, YO8 4DL on Monday 20th January between 3.30-4.45pm. It is a DROP IN clinic so no appointment necessary and parents don’t need to bring anything along.


Time for a clear out? Please fill the bags (coming home on Monday) with acceptable items - spares are available from the school office. Return these bags to school on Thursday 30th January after 3.15pm or before 9am on Friday 31st January. Thank you


Milk is currently free to under 5's. If your child is 5yrs and over and you wish them to have milk at school you need to register with Cool Milk. Please find the details below.
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Menu Change - Thursday 23rd January

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Diary dates can be found on the calendar on our website

School Dinner 'Pizza Day'

Thursday 23rd January


Drop off bags Thursday 30th January after 3pm or by 9am on Friday 31st January

Y5 to Sherburn High School

Friday 24th January

Inspirational People Week

w/c 27th January

Safer Internet Day

Tuesday 11th February

Half Term

Monday 17th - Friday 21st February

Y6 Bikeability - details to follow

Group 1: Monday 24th & Tuesday 25th February

Group 2: Monday 2nd & Tuesday 3rd March

Group 3: Monday 9th & Tuesday 10th March

Training Day

Friday 27th March

Easter Break

Monday 6th - Friday 17th April

Bags to School

Please remember it is Bags to School on 31st January. Bags can be dropped off from 3pm on Thursday 30th January or Friday 31st January before 9am.


This year we will be holding informal meetings for people who would like to know what is happening within Friends, and also for those that would like to volunteer. As a committee that’s primary focus is the school, it is useful for us to have the opinions and feedback from the wider school community. The dates for these meetings are

Wednesday 12th February, 7.30pm, White Horse

Tuesday 17th March 9.30am, Venue to be confirmed.

We look forward to seeing you at either or both of these dates.

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