Kirk Fenton News

24th June 2022

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Dear Parents and Carers,

Wasn't it a fantastic sports day! We were blessed with sunshine and the splitting of key stages made the day flow so much better. Thank you for all the lovely comments, we really hope you enjoyed watching your children. We were very impressed with the sportsmanship and perseverance on show. A couple of thank yous - first to the Friends of Kirk Fenton for supplying children and staff with ice lollies on such a hot day and second to all the parents, especially Mr Smith, who helped us to tidy up at the end of the day. We are very grateful.

Next on to classes for next year. As you are aware, our Reception intake affects the spread of our classes and I need to make decisions each year about the structure of classes for the following year depending on numbers. Our structure for next year will be as follows:

Reception - Donaldson Class - Mrs Skelton and Mrs Young

Reception/Year 1 - Hughes Class - Mrs Westfeld

Year 1 - Coelho Class - Mrs Slater and Mrs Skelton

Year 2 - Rosen Class - Mr Carman

Year 3 - Milligan Class - Mrs Wolterman and Mrs Bembridge

Year 4 - Zephaniah Class - Mrs Harrison

Year 5 - Shakespeare Class - Mr Symes

Year 6 - Angelou Class - Mr Priory and Mrs Cameron

I am delighted to let you know that Mrs Cameron has been appointed as Deputy Head starting in September with responsibility as the strategic lead for curriculum. I am very excited about next year and all the wonderful things we are planning to support your children with their learning.

Finally, next Friday 1st July, we will be holding our Kirk Fenton Pride Day to celebrate diversity and difference. We would like the children to come to school in different colours. There is no donation for this event however, Harry, our Head Boy will be selling doughnuts after school in aid of Street Paws, a charity that provides funding for veterinary care for animals living on the streets with homeless people.

Have a lovely weekend,

Karen Williams

Head Teacher

Good Work Awards

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

Bears - Beau-Bella and Freddie

Bees - Jude and Effie

Hummingbirds - Scarlett and Huey

Tigers - Clara C and Matthew

Sharks - Olivia and Skyla

Earthworms - Emma and Toma

Jaguars - Penny and William

Wolves - Isaac and Louie

Hot Chocolate Friday

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

Bears - Betsy

Bees - Theo M

Hummingbirds - Joe

Tigers - Joshua

Sharks - Oliver H

Earthworms - Sienna H

Jaguars - Lily-Mae

Wolves - Abi

Message from the Head Boy and Head Girl

We have had a great sports week at Kirk Fenton. We all enjoyed Super Teams and Sports Day and we were glad the sun was shining. Well done everyone on a great week of sport.

Florence & Harry

Winning Team

Well done to Zak, Abi and their team the Blue Mustangs for their victory this week.


The whole school had a fantastic day on Monday participating in a variety of sporting activities and displaying fabulous teamwork skills as well as encouraging each other and persevering. This was lovely to see.

A special thank you to all our wonderful Year 6 children who ran the events and led the teams. Well done Wolves!

Our names were inspired by the upcoming Commonwealth Games and our teams were named after Commonwealth Countries. Congratulations to our winning KS2 team 'The United Kingdom' and our winners in KS1/ FS who were 'Sri Lanka'. What an amazing start to National School Sports Week, well done Kirk Fenton!

Y5 Cricket

Our Y5 cricketers did us proud this week at Church Fenton Cricket Festival displaying resilience and team work as well as fabulous cricket skills. Well done to Fred, Max, Elliot, Lucie-Mae, Ivor, Margery, Edith, Alex, Grace and Lily Mae.


Well done EY and KS1, lots of you have been going on Numbots and working hard. Our raffle prizes this week go to Thea T and Min B, well done! This week our certificates go to Theo M, Clara R and Joseph E. Well done everyone!

Our raffle challenge next week is to go on for at least 3 days, just for 5 minutes each day. Anyone who does this will be entered into the raffle draw. I wonder who the winners will be?

Times Tables Rock Stars

It was great to see more names in the raffle prize pot this week. Special congratulations to Jacob M and Ollie Y who were the lucky winners and will receive their prizes next week. For special effort, our certificates this week go to Freddie C, Liv M, Georgia K and Sam C. Next week our challenge is to go on for at least 4 days, just for 5 minutes each day. Anyone achieving this will be entered into the raffle draw.

Sports for Champions Athlete Visit and Sponsorship Challenge, 27th June

Our athlete visit is on Monday. Martin Norris will set a circuits challenge for each child in school and support us to complete it. Please either complete the sponsorship form which was sent home or donate on our funding page. Let's get fundraising Kirk Fenton! For further details and to donate please click on the following link: Kirk Fenton Sports for Champions UK.
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Help us to win £1000 for our library and the chance to win a £100 National Book Token for yourself!

National Book Tokens are giving five schools £1,000 worth of book tokens each, plus membership to the School Library Association, to help them rebuild their range of books and encourage reading for pleasure now and for generations to come.

All you have to do to nominate us, is click on the link below and fill in a short form. If yours is one of the five winning entries, you’ll also win a £100 National Book Token for yourself!

Usbourne Book Fair

There will be an Usbourne book fair at school on Wednesday 6th July, 3pm-4:00pm. This is the perfect opportunity to raise funds for more books for our school and a chance to get your children some holiday reading material.

NYES Catering Competition

Please click on the following link for the NYES Catering Poem Competition which closes 6th July.

Lost Property

Items of unclaimed unnamed school uniform have now been given to the school uniform swap shop, please see details below.
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Doughnuts and Cakes Sale, Friday 1st July

This has been organised by Harry from Y6 and will take place in the playground after school.
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Sports for Champions Athlete Visit & Sponsorship Challenge

Monday 27th June

Kirk Fenton Pride Day - come dressed in different colours

Friday 1st July

Doughnut & Cake Sale

Friday 1st July, 3-3.30pm

Y3 Bishop Wood Forest Schools Day

Tuesday 5th July

Usbourne Book Fair

Wednesday 6th July, 3-4pm

Moving Up Days

Wednesday 6th and Thursday 7th July

Y5 Camp Out in Hall

Thursday 7th July overnight

Bees & Hummingbirds Askham Bryan Wildlife Park Visit

Monday 11th July

Y4 Onsite Camp

Tuesday 12th July

Y5/6 Leavers Production

Monday 18th July, 6pm

Tuesday 19th July, 1.45pm

Y6 Leavers Service in Church

Friday 22nd July, 2pm

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.



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