Kirk Fenton News

4th December 2020

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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

Head Teacher

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

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

Mercury - Roxy Stretton

Venus - Ellie Boughton

Earth - James Darnton

Mars - Niamh Nunez

Jupiter - Hattie Dorman

Saturn - Oscar Court

Uranus - Isaac Eades

Neptune - Daisy Mason

TT Rock Stars of the Week

Well done to Alyssa Reynolds and Rueben Fox, both Y5, for the most effort on TT Rock Stars this week.

Winning Teams

Well done to this week's winners the Green Gladiators. Niamh and Ellie are very proud of their team.


A reminder that your child must not bring anything in to school containing nuts (including chocolate spread) as we have a number of children with severe allergies.

Thank you


Whilst the children may want to celebrate their birthdays by giving out sweets or cakes, unfortunately, due to Covid, we cannot allow these things in school so please do not send anything in.

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

Please can your child bring in a glass jar (like a jam jar) by December 7th so that we have time to sanitise them before we use them during our Christmas craft day.

Thank you

Miss McHale & Miss Exton

Christmas Cards

The children are able to give out Christmas cards this year but only to children in the same class bubble. They must be brought in on the day of the week specified by the teacher so they can be quarantined before being given out.

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.

Thank you

Special Christmas Week Menu, Monday 14th - Friday 18th December

School dinners are changing for the last week of term and the new menu is as follows:
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if your child is 5yrs + and you wish them to receive milk at school, please register and pay for them on the Cool Milk website:
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Y3 / Y4 Christmas Craft Day

Monday 14th December

Christmas Dinner and Christmas Jumper Day

Thursday 17th December

Christmas Break

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.

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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

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St Mary's

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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:

Both the QR code and the web link take you to the same survey.

Yours sincerely,

Childhood Immunisation Team

North Yorkshire and City of York