Kirk Fenton News

2nd December 2022

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

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Dear Parents / Carers,


We have had a very busy week this week with rehearsals in full swing for both the Key Stage 1 and EYFS Nativities. It is lovely to hear the Christmas songs around school and the children are getting very excited


Year 1 enjoyed two very exciting mornings this week with a visitor who taught them all about the Battle of Towton. They learned lots and were able to hold weapons and dress up in replica clothes from the era. I heard some great questions from the children and know they enjoyed the experience. Well done Year 1!


The School Council held their cake sale yesterday to raise funds for the Disasters Emergency Committee and raised a wonderful amount of money (still to be counted). Well done to them!


It is non-uniform day on Monday 5th December and we are asking for donations of chocolate please for the Christmas fair chocolate tombola organised by Friends which is on Friday 9th December.


Finally, as you may be aware, Mrs Wolterman will be leaving us at Christmas to have her baby. We have appointed Mr Ashley Whiteley to cover her hours in Year 3 whilst she is on maternity leave so you may see him in school over the next two weeks and we look forward to welcoming him into Milligan class formally in January. We wish Mrs Wolterman all the very best and look forward to welcoming her new baby soon.


Have a lovely weekend,

Mrs Karen Williams

Head Teacher

Good Work Awards

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


Donaldson - Molly and Libby


Hughes - Max and Seb


Coelho - Josh and Beau-Bella


Rosen - Willow and Scarlett


Milligan - Tilly and Coby


Zephaniah - Isla S and Meela


Shakespeare - Alexa and Sienna H


Angelou - Scarlett and Will

Hot Chocolate Friday

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


Donaldson - Jacob


Hughes - Howie


Coelho - Bertie


Rosen - Freddie


Milligan - Eryn


Zephaniah - Brooke


Shakespeare - Freddie


Angelou - Lucie-Mae

Winning Team

Well done to Alex, Olivia P and their team the Green Gladiators for their win this week.

It has been great to see so many more children in KS2 working hard on TTR this week, well done! Our Rockstars this week are Poppy, Bea, Zac, Connie, Alexa and Maxim. Super work!


Teachers in KS1 have commented how much difference Numbots has made to children's maths skills. Just 20 minutes spread over the week can make a real difference. Special congratulations go to Alistair, Toby, Evie, Betsy, Xander and Matthew. Well done everyone!

Message from Head Pupils

This week we have had the Christmas bake sale and we have started to learn more about nativity and doing more Christmas activities. We have been starting to learn our Christmas songs for the carol singing at the end of term.


Head Pupil certificates went to Poppy L and Ivor H.


Niamh and Lillie

Eco News

We have extended Switch Off Fortnight for another week. We will tell you our results in next week's newsletter.If you have any ideas you can tell Mrs Slater, Mrs Clark,or anyone in the Eco-Committee.

Make sure to turn our lights off!

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EYFS/KS1 Nativity

EYFS Nativity

Tuesday 6th December, 2–2:45pm


KS1 Nativity

Wednesday 7th December, 2–3pm

Thursday 8th December, 9:30–10:30am


You should have received a link to book tickets. Please contact the office if you have any queries.

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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

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:


https://www.home-start.org.uk/Listing/Category/tips-for-parents


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.

The Christmas Fair is one week today!


There are only 35 slots left for Stories with Santa, so if you want to secure a slot make sure you visit the office, with your £5 to book.


Don't forget it's non-uniform day on Monday, instead of a monetary donation we're asking for chocolate to be donated for the Tombola at the fair.


And finally, it's great to see how many raffle tickets being sold - keep going, there are more tickets available in the office if needed.

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friends@kf.starmat.uk

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Registered charity no: 1154660

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The easiest ways to raise funds for us is to register with Easy Fundraising and raise money as you shop online at no cost to you and search online with Easy Search

www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/kirkfentonparochialvoluntarycontrolledprimaryschoolchurchfenton


Like us on Facebook for up-to-date information www.facebook.com/FriendsOfKirkFenton

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STAR MAT Vacancies

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


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

COMMUNITY

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