Kirk Fenton News

17th December 2021

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Dear Parents and Carers,

What a wonderfully festive week it has been in school!

It has been a very busy week too as we have had rehearsals and recordings of Key stage One and EYFS singing Christmas songs, Year 6 joining with the other MAT schools to sing together in 'A Star at Christmas', the EYFS nativity production 'Whoops-a-Daisy Angel' and ending this afternoon with KS2 carols in the playground this afternoon.. Parents should by now have received the relevant link to view their child's class performance.

On Wednesday we welcomed our new vicar, Revd. Paulie to school. Revd. Paulie is looking forward to working closely with the school and our pupils and will be taking up the ex-officio role on the governing body. We also said goodbye and thank you to Revd. Lucy, who will be moving on to pastures new.

Thursday saw us all dressed in an array of Christmas jumpers to raise money for the Friends of Kirk Fenton and we enjoyed Christmas dinner together with music, crackers and chocolate donated by the Friends.

Finally, we finish today hoping you are able to join us for carols in the playground to end the year singing, especially as we haven't been allowed to do this for the last two years! We look forward to seeing everyone back in school at 08:50 on Wednesday 5th January 2022.

I wish you and your families a safe, merry and peaceful Christmas and wish you all the very best for the new year.

Mrs Karen Williams

Head Teacher

Good Work Awards

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

Bears - Everyone and Zara S

Bees - All the Nativity performers and Arthur A

Hummingbirds - Tom G, Alastair G and Lenny T

Tigers - Logan D and Aoibhe M

Sharks - Mika S and Oliver G

Earthworms - Patrick H and Archie C

Jaguars - Finn M and Tom M

Wolves - Sam B and Isla S

Hot Chocolate Friday

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

Bears - Senna C

Bees - Mila L

Hummingbirds - Hamish T

Tigers - Poppy L

Sharks - Isla B

Earthworms - Nancy C

Jaguars - Alex P

Wolves - Amelia S

Message from the Head Boy and Head Girl

We would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and see you in the new year.

Florence & Harry

Times Tables Rock Stars

We've all been so impressed with all the children's attitude towards their times tables, even at end of the year. All these children have hugely improved their speed over the previous 7 days: Zak in Wolves, Olivia P in Jaguars, Bradley in Earthworms, and Laurence in Sharks. Well done to all these children.

Also a big well done to our Class of the week winners: Tigers!


Well done to everyone who has worked hard on Numbots to improve their maths skills this half term! This week, special congratulations go to Tilly B, Imogen E, Thomas G, Bertie M and Evie K. Super work!
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Training Day

Tuesday 4th January

Spring Term Begins

Wednesday 5th January

Application for Primary School Places

Deadline is 15th January 2022

NYCC Primary School Places

FAO Parents of nursery age children

(who were born between 1 September 2017 and 31 August 2018)

If you have a child who falls into the age range above they are due to start school in September 2022 and you must apply for a primary school place for them to start in Reception.

The deadline to submit your application is 15 January 2022

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.

This information is for families living in North Yorkshire. Families living outside North Yorkshire will need to contact their home authority to obtain their information regarding school admissions.

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

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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.

Dear Parent and Guardians,

Thank you all for your ongoing support of friends this term. It has been great to be able to start fundraising for the school and putting on a competition for the children.

We’ve had a great uptake for the Christmas Jumper competition with so many entries it was truly great to be able to share the judging with Rev Lucy and Rev Paulie.

The entries were all fantastic and we could really see the effort all our students had put in to their Jumpers!

The winners of the £25 gift voucher prizes goes to:

KS1 & EYFS Eva K-E

KS2- Meela M

The class winners of a selection box goes to-

Bears- Clara R-S

Bees- Elizabeth W

Hummingbirds- Willow H

Tigers- Mollie H

Sharks- Mika S

Earthworms- Henry C

Jaguars Grace P

Wolves Zak B

We are so proud of all the entries and hope everyone enjoyed making there designs!

Thank you to everyone for their donations on Thursday for the Christmas Jumper day! We loved seeing so much festive cheer around school and the playground!

The final figure for funds raised was £261! Thank you so much- every little helps and really does support our school greatly- we are so thankfully for all your donations.

Wishing everyone a safe and happy Christmas from all of us at FOKFS!

Best Wishes

Friends of Kirk Fenton



Registered charity no: 1154660


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Community Information

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Are you a good communicator?

Do you like being outdoors, whatever the weather?

Do you enjoy working with children and young people?

Are you looking for rewarding part time work that is mainly during the school term time?

If this sounds like you, then you may be one of the people we are looking for to help us to deliver the Bikeability national cyclist training course in schools throughout North Yorkshire.

If you can ride a bicycle with confidence and would like to be trained as a Bikeability cycling instructor, we want to hear from you.

Already a qualified Bikeability Instructor? We want to hear from you.

We are looking for instructors in Selby, Scarborough and Craven Districts, to help us to provide Bikeability Level/1/2 training to children in the county. Mostly we work with the 9 to 11 years age groups, with a priority towards Year 6 students. We deliver the course over 2 school days. Session 1 starts in the playground and the course progresses to the road. Most of the work is undertaken between March and October. We also deliver Bikeability Level 3 Course to Children and Adults.

We offer a flexible, casual, part time appointment with mileage allowance (terms and conditions apply) and a daily cycling allowance and an hourly rate of £9.45.

We will require that you are fully DBS cleared.

Successful candidates will be required to undertake 7 days of job training including a 4 day Bikeability Instructor course and a 1 day emergency first aid course.

We are committed to meeting the needs of our diverse community and aim to have a workforce reflecting this diversity. We are also committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

For more information, please

To apply go to and search for Cycle Trainer

CV’s will not be accepted.