Kirk Fenton News

14th January 2022

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Dear Parents and Carers,

What a lovely week we have had in school this week! The weather has been brighter which has meant we have made good use of the outdoors. EYFS have had their outdoor area re-painted with a new road design and this week they have been trying out all our new bikes and scooters which they have all thoroughly enjoyed.

Our worship this week focused on perseverance and the additional challenges that come with learning outdoors but also the added benefit that it brings for our physical and mental health.

We have had a couple of visitors to school this week who commented on how well behaved and polite the children are. This is always lovely to hear and makes me very proud.

Covid-wise, our case numbers thankfully remain low. Thank you for all you are doing to ensure that we keep school as safe as we can from the virus, be that regular lateral flow testing, hand washing and keeping us informed. It is having an impact!

Have a lovely weekend,

Mrs Karen Williams

Head Teacher

Good Work Awards

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

Bears - Max F and Seb E

Bees - Lillian H-F and Evie K

Hummingbirds - Hamish T and Finbar C

Tigers - Clara M and Ellie B

Sharks - Ollie Y and Oliver G

Earthworms - James N and Alexa K

Jaguars - Olivia M and Freya C

Wolves - Daisy V and Max M

Hot Chocolate Friday

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

Bears - Charlotte S

Bees - Tom O'C

Hummingbirds - Huey W

Tigers - Jacob H

Sharks - Brooke T

Earthworms - Joseph M

Jaguars - Edith D

Wolves - Zak B

Message from the Head Boy and Head Girl

This week we can see that some people have been a bit tired but have persevered!

Everyone has been very respectful and remembered our values. We hope everyone has a good weekend.

The head boy award went to Nate in Y6.

The head girl award went to Nancy in Y4.

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Winning Team

Max and Reuben were very proud of their team the Green Gladiators for their win this week. Well done everyone.

Times Tables Rock Stars

This week saw the restart of our TTrockstars and Numbots club. It was lovely to see the enthusiasm in the children (even if quite a few of them beat my scores!). This will continue to be on every Thursday lunchtime, either in Jaguars class or Earthworms.

This week we welcome the Tigers class to TTrockstars! I can't wait to see who will win the first TTRockstars certificate next week. Our winners in KS2 are: Ralphie W in Sharks, Alexa K in Earthworms, Olivia P in Jaguars, and Florence L in Wolves, and our class of the week is Tigers! Well done to everyone for working so hard!


Well done to everyone who has been working hard on their maths this week. It was great to see more children using Numbots to develop their skills. Special congratulations go to Bertie M, Howie G, Charlie W, Emila C, Georgia K, Archie K and William G. Well done!

Before/After School Clubs


KS1: Mondays 3.15-4.15pm, starting Monday 10th January

Dance Club - contact Courtnay, Dance Elite to book:-

KS1: Tuesdays 8-8.45am, starting Tuesday 11th January

KS2: Thursdays 8-8.45am, starting Thursday 13th January


KS2: Tuesdays 3.15-4.15pm, starting Tuesday 11th January

Parent Governor Vacancy at Kirk Fenton

A Parent Governor vacancy has arisen. Please look at your email regarding this and instructions on how to nominate yourself or others.
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Pantomime in School

Tuesday 18th January

Charity Bake Sale and Raffle

3pm, Wednesday 26th January

Y4 School Trip to Murton Park

Friday 28th January

Pupil Premium & Free School Meals Funding

As you will be aware, Universal Free School Meals are automatically available to all children in EYFS, Year 1 and Year 2. However, if you meet certain criteria, your child may be eligible for Free School Meals for the whole of their primary education as well as additional funding to support them with their education, called a 'Pupil Premium'. This additional funding benefits our school to support us to increase your child's attainment.

To qualify for Free School Meals and Pupil Premium funding, you must fulfil one of the following criteria:

  • Universal Credit, provided you have an annual net earned income of no more than £7,400, as assessed by earnings from up to three of your most recent assessment periods (£616.67 per month);
  • Income Support;
  • Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance;
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance;
  • Support under part six of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999;
  • The guarantee element of Pension Credit;
  • Child Tax Credit, provided you are also not entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual household gross income that does not exceed £16,190 (as assessed by HMRC); or
  • Working Tax Credit run-on, paid for four weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit.

If your family circumstances change, you may become eligible. Please see the North Yorkshire website below for more information and to access the relevant application forms. Once your application has been processed, school will be notified automatically . If you require any support with understanding Free School Meals and Pupil Premium funding or help with your application, please call one of our admin team who will be happy to advise.

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NYES Catering Competition

NYES Catering are excited to announce that their fantastic one-off opportunity to design their new mascot is NOW LIVE!


- We want to inspire primary and secondary pupils to get creative and design our new mascot based on what they would like to see from a catering mascot. Will they have powers, or be food related, or be a team with a leading mascot, or have sibling mascots (one for primary schools, one for secondary schools) – the pupils are the deciders in this one-off competition!

We’ve even enlisted the help of a 12-year old who previously attended one of our catered primary schools and loves superheroes as well as food – so we feel he will be a fantastic help in deciding the winner! He will be assisted by 2 of our in-house judges. We are all really looking forward to seeing all of the brilliant designs, and hearing about what the mascot designed means to the pupils, and the fun they have creating them.
The winner will see their mascot design come to life! This includes within our marketing from September 2022 and beyond.

How to enter

- Simply email your designed mascot (and it’s name) to:

Please include your pupil’s name, age, and details of the school they attend.

Deadline: 17:00 on Saturday 12th February 2022.

The winner will be announced on Wednesday 23rd February 2022.

Follow us on Facebook and Twitter to keep up to date with the latest competition developments!

Maximum age to enter is 18.

The best of luck to all – time to get creative!

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Staff Thank You's

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STAR MAT Vacancies

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