Kirk Fenton News

12th May 2023

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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,

Karen Williams

Head Teacher

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

Winning Team

Congratulations for their win this week go to Freya, Elliot and their team the Purple Typhoons.

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


Please be reminded that your children must not bring anything in to school containing nuts as we have some pupils with severe allergies.

Thank you

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

This will now be pepperoni pizza instead of margherita pizza
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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.

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Friends School Disco

Thursday 25th May, times tbc

Half Term

Monday 29th May - Friday 2nd June

Class Photos

Monday 12th June

Sports Day

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

Term Ends

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:



Registered charity no: 1154660


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STAR MAT Vacancies

Please click on the following link for details of our current vacancies:


Saxton Cricket Club Schools Partnership

Dear Parents,

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.

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Robin Hood

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!):

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