Kirk Fenton News
31st March 2023
Dear Parents / Carers,
What a fantastic end to the Spring term! This week has been incredibly busy and I know there will be lots of people ready for the Easter break.
On Wednesday, Year 6 Angelou set off excitedly for their residential stay at East Barnby. I have had regular updates so I know how well they have represented Kirk Fenton and what a wonderful time they have had. They have shown our school values through perseverance, respect and thankfulness and have worked hard both individually and in teams, overcoming fears and working together. Well done Year 6, you have been great ambassadors for our school! Thank you to Mr Priory, Mrs Cameron and Mrs Parnaby for all your hard work too.
Also on Wednesday, the school visited church for an Easter worship. Many of our younger children had not been to the church before so it was lovely for them to be able to look around and enjoy the building whilst listening to the Easter story.
Later in the afternoon, Year 5 Shakespeare had a visit from parent, Mr Harrop who explained how he uses a compass in his work. This was following on from the 'greatest invention' work that Year 5 are doing in Science and they will use their new knowledge to compete against other Trust schools later in the summer term.
Year 3 Milligan and Year 4 Zephaniah thrilled audiences with their production of 'Three Little Trees' on Thursday and Friday. Their oracy was clear and their singing beautiful, they all put their hearts into the performance. I know parents were very proud of their children and it really is a lovely story for this time of year. Thank you to the staff team involved in putting this performance together and well done to everyone involved from both classes. What a great way to end the term!
Finally, on Friday Coehlo ended the term with a worship showcasing their learning for this term. It was lovely to see how proud they are of their work and to see how far they have come in English and Science but also in their confidence and resilience. Well done Coehlo, what a clever class you are!
The summer term will start on Tuesday 18th April at 8:45 for pupils, gates open at 8:35am. Just a little reminder that the Parents' Coffee Morning will be on Friday 21st April and Mrs Harrison and Mrs Bembridge will be attending, we would love you to join us. In the meantime, have a wonderful and peaceful Easter break.
Good Work Awards
This week's certificates were awarded to the following children:
Donaldson - Oliver and Jonah
Hughes - Ziggy and Evie
Coelho - whole class and Charlotte
Rosen - Imogen and Charlotte
Milligan - whole class and Rhys
Zephaniah - whole class
Shakespeare - Evie and Nancy
Angelou - Mackinley, Joe and Fred
Hot Chocolate Friday
Well done to the following who earned the hot chocolate award:
Donaldson - Jacob
Hughes - Albie
Coelho - Maisie
Rosen - Joseph
Milligan - Ellie
Zephaniah - Isla S
Shakespeare - Ella
Well done to everyone who has worked hard on their maths skills this term. Special congratulations go to Jack S, Tom G, Emilia C and Kieran O who are our Numbots Superstars this week.
Our Rockstars of the week are Tommy G, Finlay O, Niamh N, Eric P and Jacob M. Congratulations!
Message from Head Pupils
This week, y6 have had a lot of exciting adventures on their residential at East Barnby. We have done brilliant back scrambling, canoeing and lots more!
Back in school, students and parents enjoyed watching the fantastic year 3 and 4 Easter production.
Have a lovely Easter and we look forward to seeing you after the holidays.
Niamh and Lillie
Coronation Orders Deadline 2nd April
Thank you to all our parents who have logged on to parentpay so far this week and used our meal pre-order system for their child's lunch. Please remember you can cancel meals up until 8am if you change your mind, or if your child is absent from school, as ordered meals will be charged for. The meal that you order is the meal your child will get.
If you haven't yet tried, please give it a go, you just need to log in to your parentpay account as normal, if you don't know how to access parentpay speak to the office.
New menus will be loaded on the ParentPay system for the summer term and you can pre-order from one day in advance to the whole term.
Monday 17th April
Summer Term Begins
Tuesday 18th April
Parent/Carer Coffee Morning
Friday 21st April, 8.45am
Bank Holiday (school closed)
Monday 1st May
Monday 8th May
Monday 29th May - Friday 2nd June
Y5/6 Leavers' Production
Tuesday 18th July, 6.30pm
Wednesday 19th July, 2pm
Y6 Leavers' Service in Church
Tuesday 25th July, 2.15pm
Tuesday 25th July
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.
Firstly, a huge thank you to everyone who came to the Curry & Quiz night last week. It was fantastic to see so many people there and have so much support. We raised over £700 through the event which is amazing, and we hope everyone who attended enjoyed themselves. We plan to host more parents events in the future, it would be great to hear what kind of events you'd be interested in, so please drop us a message on our Facebook page with any ideas!
As we reach the end of term, we have had a tally up and have raised almost £2,000 this term, through Bags4School, the Readathon, Curry & Quiz Night and the Easter fundraiser. With the coronation orders still to close, we're sure the amount raised will go over £2,000.
Thank you to everyone that has supported any of the fundraising activities we have done. We are working towards a couple of big goals this year, including providing some new Chromebooks for the school, and we continue to cover the costs of coaches for events like the Christmas panto and treats for the children at events throughout the year.
As ever, you can always set up EasyFundraising as an easy, free,
way to help raise funds for the school whilst you shop.
(Easy Fundraising will link to: https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/kirkfenton/)
Registered charity no: 1154660
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STAR MAT Vacancies
Please click on the following link for details of our current vacancies:
Exploring Easter at St Mary's, Church Fenton
We would love your help in building the Church's Easter Garden and have also planned:
- Easter bonnet decorating
- Painting ceramic and wooden Easter decorations
- General arts and crafts
- Bingo, hoopla and twister(!)
- Drinks, cakes and of course a chocolatey treat!
We really hope to see you then.
Catherine (Charlesworth) and Nina (Wrightson)
Join us at Dance Elite's Easter Dance Eggtravaganza Camp, where your child will enjoy a range of dance styles, arts and crafts and indoor and outdoor activities. We aim to create an environment that is both enjoyable and educational, with structured learning opportunities that cater to each child's interests and needs.
Our camp runs on Wednesday 5th April and Thursday 6th April, with drop-off starting at 9:00am and pick-up between 2:45-3:00pm at Brotherton Parish Hall. The cost is only £18.50 per day or Free for free school meal children, and children aged 4-12 years old will be placed into age-appropriate groups.
To secure your child's spot, simply click on the following link: https://dance-elite-lc.class4kids.co.uk/ Your child will need a packed lunch, plenty of water, and appropriate clothing for outdoor activities (such as a coat and outdoor shoes, depending on the weather).
This camp is offered free of charge to children who qualify for free school meals, but exclusively for users of the Feast Code. Lunch will be provided for free school meal children. Further information about Feast codes for the Easter Dance Eggtravaganza event can be found at https://northyorkshiretogether.co.uk/feast-activities/.
Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org including your Feast Code for a place on our Easter Camp.