Kirk Fenton News
4th December 2020
Dear Parents / Carers,
This week I have been overwhelmed by the generosity of our parents and others connected with school who have donated books through the Friends Amazon wishlist. We have so far received 53 books for our library and I know there are more on the way. If you would normally have attended our Summer or Christmas fairs, please do consider donating a book instead as our library books desperately need updating and this is a good non-contact way to do it. Thanks go out also to the Friends of Kirk Fenton for organising the list for us from the staff wish lists!
We have been delighted to have Mrs Bembridge return to school to prepare for her official return next week. Mrs Bembridge will be working with identified children in Key Stage 2 on specific catch up interventions for the next two terms.
Finally, we still have some children in school with no coat or wellies. With the weather now chilly and the field very wet and muddy, it is essential that the children are warm and have dry feet so please ensure that your child has these items in school. Please let me know if this is a struggle financially as we may be able to help in individual cases.
Have a lovely weekend,
Mrs Karen Williams
Good Work Awards
This week's certificates were awarded to the following children:
Mercury - Heidi Marshall and Oliver Watson
Venus - Oscar Lowes and Brodie Ellison
Earth - Joseph Campbell and the whole class
Mars - Laurence Hudson-Frost and Harrison Pearson
Jupiter - Alisa Watson and Patrick Harrop
Saturn - Joseph Wickham and Nicolla Biddlestone
Uranus - Ewan Allars and Holly Bennett
Neptune - Lily Bembridge and Charlie Collier
Hot Chocolate Friday
Mercury - Roxy Stretton
Venus - Ellie Boughton
Earth - James Darnton
Mars - Niamh Nunez
Jupiter - Hattie Dorman
Saturn - Oscar Court
Uranus - Isaac Eades
Neptune - Daisy Mason
The only items your children should be bringing in to school is a book bag, water bottle and pack up (if needed). As the weather is more unsettled and colder please make sure they wear warm clothing, a coat and that they have a pair of wellies in school.
Thank you for your continued support.
Saturn and Jupiter Craft Day
Miss McHale & Miss Exton
Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Saturn and Uranus bring in on a Monday and these will then be given out on the Friday.
Neptune bring them in on Monday & Tuesday.
Jupiter any day - these will be quarantined over the weekend and be handed out on a Monday.
Special Christmas Week Menu, Monday 14th - Friday 18th December
Y3 / Y4 Christmas Craft Day
Monday 14th December
Christmas Dinner and Christmas Jumper Day
Thursday 17th December
Monday 21st December - Monday 4th January.
Spring Term Begins
Tuesday 5th January.
A big thank you to everyone who has purchased a book, the school has 58 books off the Amazon Wishlist.
This week would have been the Annual Christmas Fair, which sadly cannot happen, this fair is one of our biggest fundraisers for the school thanks to all those who attend and buy raffle tickets. The monies from these fairs go towards items such as books, play equipment, laptops, and other class specific items. Last year we were able to gift each class £200 to spend on extracurricular items as they wished. Unfortunately, without our big fundraisers we are unable to do this year, and so therefore ask you to support the school with our ‘Buy a Book’ initiative.
We are as always overwhelmed by the support shown towards the school especially at these difficult times, and thank all those who have shared our Facebook posts and flyer further afield.
Please keep doing so, keep sharing and let’s get the School their Christmas wish. Below are a couple of the books the school have prioritised.
Registered charity no: 1154660
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
Like us on Facebook for up-to-date information www.facebook.com/FriendsOfKirkFenton
Flu Immunisation Survey
The Childhood Immunisation Team have set up a QR code system (found on the information emailed out) and a web link to gain feedback following our visit to your school to administer the flu vaccination. Please would you access this and assist your child/children to answer the short survey on their experience of their vaccination with our nurses. It is a very short survey and should only take a couple of minutes to complete. The questions are aimed at primary school and year 7 children and they should be able to answer them quite confidently themselves. Younger children may need more support from a parent/carer.
We hope to gain more of an understanding of the children’s experience of their flu vaccination in school and use this to improve our service for next year.
Web link: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/J5298JJ
Both the QR code and the web link take you to the same survey.
Childhood Immunisation Team
North Yorkshire and City of York