Kirk Fenton News

28th January 2022

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Dear Parents and Carers,

What a great week we have had this week in school!

Year five made a real difference on Wednesday as part of their Young Leaders project as they refreshed the Peace Garden. They dug out so many weeds that they filled a huge bin, then they planted bulbs and plants and swept the area to make it tidy. Last week they spoke to every class to remind them what the Peace garden is for and they built bug hotels and created artwork to go in the garden. We are just waiting now for new decking to go down and waterproof cushions and it will be complete. Year Five then supported the cake sale after school that day by baking and donating cakes for sale with all of the profits going to cancer charities. Well done Year Five! It has been lovely to watch you develop into a great team this year.

It was fabulous to finally wave a class off on a trip out of school today as Year four went off to Murton Park to have a day as vikings. It has been such a long time since classes have been able to go out on trips so to hear how excited they were was just magical. Hopefully, other classes will be able to get out and about as soon as things start to return to how they were before covid.

Finally this week, we have three new school governors. Revd. Paulie takes up the role of ex officio governor due to their role as the incumbent vicar, Mrs Lara Thornton has been appointed by the MAT Trust board and Mrs Catherine Charlesworth takes up the role of Parent Governor. I am sure they will all do a fantastic job for the school and I look forward to working with them.

Have a lovely weekend,

Mrs Karen Williams

Head Teacher

Good Work Awards

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

Bears - Zack S and Scarlett P

Bees - Lillian H-F and Paul P

Hummingbirds - Roxy S and Heidi M

Tigers - Aoibhe M and Tilly B

Sharks - Milo M and Oliver H

Earthworms - Archie C and Sam C

Jaguars - Edith D and Francesa P-H

Wolves - Liam H and Louie S

Hot Chocolate Friday

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

Bears - Blake P-J

Bees - Annabella G

Hummingbirds - Freddie W

Tigers - Clara C

Sharks - Ava B

Earthworms - Eloise J

Jaguars - Freya C

Wolves - Finley W

Message from the Head Boy and Head Girl

This week we have noticed lots of children being polite to friends and teachers around school. The year 5 children raised a lot of money for charity from the bake sale some of them organised. Well done!

The head boy award went to Edward from Bears

The head girl award went to Zara from Bears

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Winning Team

Congratulations to the Blue Mustangs are our winners this week. Well done to Zak, Abi and their team.

Times Tables Rock Stars

We've had an amazing week on TTRockstars this week! Especially in our younger years! Our certificate winners this week are: Finlay in Hummingbirds, Georgia in Tigers, Eric in Sharks, Charlie in Earthworms, Grace in Jaguars, and Florence in Wolves. Our class winners for the third week in a row are Tigers!


It is lovely to see how many of you have been working hard on Numbots this week. Your teachers are noticing a big difference in your maths skills so keep it up! Special congratulations to Scarlett K, Thomas G, Martha C, Oscar L, Austin B and Bertie M. Well done everyone!

World Book Day - Thursday 3rd March

It is the 25th anniversary of World Book Day on the 3rd March, and we are planning a great day full of all things literary. As part of our celebrations, children are invited to come dressed as their favourite book character. We particularly love the outfits that have been made from recycled things from around the home, so please don't think you need to spend money on a costume. We would also like children and their families to create a ‘book in a box’ celebrating their favourite story. This can be in a shoe box, cereal box, or even in a match box! If your child would like to make a ‘book in a box’ they need to bring it in on World Book Day, when we will display them in the hall for the whole school to see. Further information about the exciting things we will be doing, will be detailed in a newsletter nearer the time.

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World Book Day - come dressed as your favourite book character

Thursday 3rd March


Friday 18th March

Class Photos

Monday 13th June

School Dinners - Ongoing Change

With immediate effect the jacket potato filling option will be either cheese, beans or tuna and not what's on the published menu.

Special Chinese New Year Lunch, Thursday 3rd February

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NYES Catering Competition

NYES Catering are excited to announce that their fantastic one-off opportunity to design their new mascot is NOW LIVE!


- We want to inspire primary and secondary pupils to get creative and design our new mascot based on what they would like to see from a catering mascot. Will they have powers, or be food related, or be a team with a leading mascot, or have sibling mascots (one for primary schools, one for secondary schools) – the pupils are the deciders in this one-off competition!

We’ve even enlisted the help of a 12-year old who previously attended one of our catered primary schools and loves superheroes as well as food – so we feel he will be a fantastic help in deciding the winner! He will be assisted by 2 of our in-house judges. We are all really looking forward to seeing all of the brilliant designs, and hearing about what the mascot designed means to the pupils, and the fun they have creating them.
The winner will see their mascot design come to life! This includes within our marketing from September 2022 and beyond.

How to enter

- Simply email your designed mascot (and it’s name) to:

Please include your pupil’s name, age, and details of the school they attend.

Deadline: 17:00 on Saturday 12th February 2022.

The winner will be announced on Wednesday 23rd February 2022.

Follow us on Facebook and Twitter to keep up to date with the latest competition developments!

Maximum age to enter is 18.

The best of luck to all – time to get creative!

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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.

Happy New Year Everyone!

Thank you to everyone who helped with our fundraising before the Christmas Break- we were so happy to have raised £282 from our Christmas Jumper competition and the Christmas Jumper day!

Friends are very excited to be able to update you all on our upcoming fundraising activities!

We’ve been slowly ticking away with planning over the last few weeks and have some exciting days ahead of us. We will send out further updates soon but wanted to give you an overview.

With world book day on Thursday 3rd March we have some activities to encourage our readers.

If you’re planning a spring clean and organising your summer wardrobe- hold onto those bags of clothes! On the 18th March we are holding a bags for school- clothing collection. The more you bring the more we fundraise for our school!

Finally from time to time Friends need some help with running events or activities around events and fundraising. We have set up a Whats App Group for Helpers that we can message for assistance occasionally. If you have some spare time occasionally and could help out with activities / events and would like to join the group please direct message us on Facebook with your number and we can add you to the group. A huge thank you to all those volunteers so far!

With thanks for your ongoing support

Friends of Kirk Fenton



Registered charity no: 1154660


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Community Information

Lola's Cake Sale

Lola and her Y5 friends held a cake sale this week. Thanks to all parents who donated cakes (and bought them back again!) and helped raise a staggering £259.28 for the two cancer charities.

Cancer Research UK - together we will beat cancer

Look Good Feel Better - is a leading cancer support charity aimed at boosting the physical and emotional wellbeing of people living with cancer

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