Kirk Fenton News

4th November 2022

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

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Dear Parents / Carers,


Welcome back, I hope you all had a lovely half term. This week we have been very busy as always and the children have settled straight back into their learning. The Friends of Kirk Fenton are working hard planning for the Christmas Fair which will be held after school on 9th December this year. If you have any raffle prizes to donate or would like to volunteer your time either beforehand or on the evening itself, please let school know and we will put you in touch with one of the committee.


Thank you to the parents that attended this week's coffee morning and also the open classrooms this afternoon. It is always good to be able to have the time put aside to listen to parents' views on the school informally. The next coffee morning will be on Friday 6th January 2023 and will have a focus on mental health and wellbeing and the next open classrooms will be on Friday 3rd March 2023.

Have a lovely weekend,

Mrs Karen Williams

Head Teacher

Poppy Competition Deadline Now Thursday 10th November

Thank you so much for the wonderful entries we have received so far for the poppy competition. I have extended the deadline to Thursday 10th November. If you haven't entered yet there is still time! Good luck, Mrs Westfeld.
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Good Work Awards

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


Donaldson - Lucy and Theo


Hughes - Freddie S and Chester


Coelho - Maisie and Eva


Rosen - Brodie and Bea


Milligan - Archie and George


Zephaniah - Will and Ralph


Shakespeare - Toby and James


Angelou - Alex and Maxim

Hot Chocolate Friday

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


Donaldson - Alice


Hughes - Hector


Coelho - Tom


Rosen - Huey


Milligan - Mollie


Zephaniah - Isla B


Shakespeare - Evie


Angelou - Freya

Winning Team

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

Our KS2 certificates were awarded to Brooke T and Jacob M - well done! Remember that times tables are very important and we need to make sure that we are practising them at home. It would be great to see people practising ready for the England Rocks competition on the 14th November.

Well done to our youngest children in the school who have been working hard on their maths at home during half term and this week. Our Numbots superstars are Holly S, Jacob P, Bertie J, Toby M, Dari D, Hugo O and Willow H. Well done everyone!

England Rocks

We're celebrating Maths Week England by taking part in a friendly times tables (and division) competition. The competition runs from 07:30 GMT Monday 14th November to 19:30 GMT Wednesday 16th November. It's all done online via play.ttrockstars.com.

Children can play in any gamemode with every correct answer to a multiplication or division question, earning themselves, their class and the school a point. The Times Tables Rock Stars platform will calculate the class average (the number of correct answers per pupil in the class who play during the competition hours, subject to a daily 60-minute limit (see below)). Winning classes in the school and in the competition as a whole will be the ones with the highest average.

To support player wellbeing, there is a daily time limit of 60-minutes per player. In other words, each player can earn competition points for up to 60-minutes between 07:30 GMT and 19:30 GMT on 07:30 GMT Monday 14th November to 19:30 GMT Wednesday 16th November. Once the player goes beyond 60-minutes of play on that day, they will still earn coins but will no longer earn points towards the competition.

In the spirit of the competition, please don't play on their behalf but by all means encourage and support them to the extent that it doesn't cause high stress levels or impact on family plans.

Message from Head Pupils

This week has been very calm as it is the first week back and we are pleased to see everyone back and excited for a new term. Just a reminder to put your team points on, blues are in the lead with three wins, purple in second with two wins and orange and green tied with one win each. We hope to see more points on the board!! We hope everyone has a lovely weekend and comes back refreshed and ready to learn.


Head Pupil certificates went to Clara M from Milligan class and Ziggy from Hughes class.


Niamh and Lillie

Poppy Appeal

Poppies are available in school all next week with a suggested donation of £1. There are also some wristbands, snapbands, reflectors and zip pulls for 50p-£1.50.

Thank you

EYFS/KS1 Nativity

Save the dates:-


EYFS Nativity

Tuesday 6th December, 2–2:45pm


KS1 Nativity

Wednesday 7th December, 2–3pm

Thursday 8th December, 9:30–10:30am


A letter with further details will be sent out soon

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Poppy Competition

Closing date now Thursday 10th November


Nasal Flu Vaccination

Wednesday 16th November

See email on how to give your consent.


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.


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

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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.

Lost Property

Please look through the lost property box at the front of school and reclaim any items. Please remember to name everything as any unnamed items in there on 16th December will be given to the Uniform Swap or charity. Thank you.

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.

With Christmas on the way, there are lots of exciting updates to share this week……..


Christmas Fair

Save the date for the Christmas Fair, Friday 9th December, the fair will be open from 2:45pm for Reception and Y1, and from 3:15pm – 5pm for the rest of the school. We have games rooms, crafts rooms, an amazing raffle and maybe even a visit from the big man himself.

Raffle tickets and booking forms for Stories with Santa will be coming home in the next few weeks. We have some fantastic raffle prizes this year, follow our Facebook page as we announce a new prize every day.

There will be a non-uniform day on Monday 5th December, rather than paying £1, we are asking for donation for the chocolate tombola instead.

Volunteers are still needed for the Christmas Fair. Please do contact us if you can support on the day in any way.


Other festive fun

Christmas cards are back this year! And the children have designed some fantastic cards – order forms should be coming home in school bags next week with all the details you need to order.

We’ll also be holding a ‘design your own’ competition again in December this year, with the design for Christmas baubles, and some lovely, personalised baubles for the winners.

And finally, we’ll be serving drinks and festive treats at the school Christmas performances, so don’t forget to bring some money to get in the spirit.


Please email friends@kf.starmat.uk if you're able to offer any help.

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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/