Kirk Fenton News
12th May 2023
Dear Parents / Carers,
I would like to start by saying a huge 'Well done!' to all of our Year 6 pupils this week. They have worked incredibly hard on their SATs with some really tricky papers and did so with perseverance, good humour and a quiet confidence. We are so proud of them, well done Year 6! Results come out to parents in July just before we break up for the summer.
Well done also to Year 2 who have been working hard on their special tests. Again, we are very proud of how they are persevering and rising to the challenge so far.
In other news this week, Year 4 had a fantastic day of Forest School at Bishop's Wood. They were 'ready, respectful and safe' and learnt lots of new skills as well as working well individually and as a team. Well done Year 4!
Thank you very much to the parents that complete the staff feedback form attached to this newsletter. Your lovely comments are shared with staff each week and are greatly appreciated.
There are lots of different events happening this term from class trips, to performances and leavers events so please ensure that you keep up with our newsletter and the Marvellous Me's that come from your child's class teacher.
Have a lovely weekend,
Good Work Awards
This week's certificates were awarded to the following children:
Donaldson - Archie and Alfie H
Hughes - Arty and Freddie T
Coelho - Theo H and Senna
Rosen - Whole Class
Milligan - Oscar L and Mollie
Zephaniah - Ralfie and Evie
Shakespeare - Toby and Nancy
Angelou - Whole Class
Hot Chocolate Friday
Well done to the following who earned the hot chocolate award:
Donaldson - Alice
Hughes - Jessica
Coelho - Tom
Rosen - Charlotte
Milligan - James
Zephaniah - Lyla
Shakespeare - Emma
Angelou - Oscar
It's great to see an increase in children practising their times tables this week, especially in LKS2. Special congratulations to our Rockstars of the Week - Aaron E, Jacob M, Samantha D, Darcey M, Ava B, Tilly B and Jacob H.
Our younger children are also working hard to become super mathematicians. Our Numbots superstars are Skye L, Elspeth M, Evie S, Darii D, Tom O and Theo M. Well done everyone!
Message from Head Pupils
This week, year six has been extremely busy with their SATs. They have done multiple maths and english tests to show off what they have learnt throughout their time in school. However, in the younger years it has been a quiet week full of hard work. Enjoy the weekend! See you next week!
Head Pupil certificates went to Ava B and Eva K-E
Niamh and Lillie
Supporting your child’s learning at home
If you would like more information about some of the things you can do to support your child’s learning at home, there are a number of resources on our website that you can have a look at. These can be found under the ‘Curriculum’ tab:
Among other things, there is information to support your understanding of the key phonics learning, book suggestions for all year groups, ideas for times tables activities and details about the maths covered in each year group.
Art Club Items Request
Mrs Westfeld is looking for the following donations for Art Club: coloured t-shirts, wool, pieces of fabric and ribbon. If you can spare any of these items, please hand them into the school office. Thank you.
Meal Change - Thursday 18th May
Meal Selector on ParentPay
Please log on to ParentPay to use our meal pre-order system for your child's lunches - you can pre-order from one day in advance to the whole term.. 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. There is also now the option to say you are sending in a packed lunch.
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.
Friends School Disco
Thursday 25th May, times tbc
Monday 29th May - Friday 2nd June
Monday 12th June
Thursday 22nd June
EYFS/KS1 - morning
KS2 - afternoon
Friends Summer Fair
Friday 30th June, from 3pm
Moving Up Days / Y6 TGS & SHS Transition Days
Wednesday 5th & Thursday 6th July
New Starters EYFS Transition Morning
Wednesday 5th & Thursday 6th July, 9-11.30am
New Starters EYFS Parents Meeting
Thursday 6th July, 4-5pm
Y5/6 Leavers' Production
Tuesday 18th July, 6.30pm
Wednesday 19th July, 2pm
Y6 Leavers' Lunch
Tuesday 25th July
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.
Thank you to everyone who have donated teddies, and volunteered to bake for our stall at Sherburn Gala on 20th May. If anyone still has teddies to donate, or would like to volunteer their baking skills or time to support on the day please let us know via email or our Facebook page.
After last weeks update, we are pleased to share that the new date for the summer fair has been agreed as Friday 30th June. We'll share more details in the coming weeks, and as ever would be grateful for any support people can offer in preparation or on the day.
And don't forget - school discos are on Thursday 25th May.
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
Like us on Facebook for up-to-date information www.facebook.com/FriendsOfKirkFenton
STAR MAT Vacancies
Please click on the following link for details of our current vacancies:
Saxton Cricket Club Schools Partnership
Kirk Fenton Primary School and Saxton Cricket Club have agreed to form a School Club Partnership to offer you excellent cricket opportunities.
Saxton CC are running several ECB National Cricket Programmes with ALL STARS Cricket (5-8yrs) and DYNAMOS Cricket (9-11yrs) courses and holiday camps. They offer both Mixed and Girls only courses to follow in the footsteps of their thriving Women's team.
Thanks to their main club sponsor School ICT Services they are offering advanced bookings the fantastic opportunity to enrol in their ALL STARS and DYNAMOS courses and holiday camps with a huge 20% discount.
Availability may be limited so BOOK TODAY
***MUST SEE*** Also see our rising star Rhia Sedhar feature on BBC Look North promoting Women & Girls Cricket at Saxton CC.
The South Milford Memorial Playing Fields Association are welcoming the professional travelling theatre group Illyria back for the second year. Last year's Peter Pan was a great success, complete with flying actors, and a terrifying crock. This summer Illyria are back to present Robin Hood! 24th June, gates open 3pm to start at 4pm. South Milford park LS25 5AF. Please park away from the High Street to avoid facebook rage :-) We Hope to see you and your families there!
You can buy your tickets here (prices are a lot cheaper with us than at some of the big venues they go to!):