Kirk Fenton News
13th November 2020
Dear Parents / Carers,
This week has been very busy with a variety of activities. Across the school we have been celebrating Maths week including a times tables Rockstars competition. On Tuesday Saturn class took part in an online Viking workshop where they were able to talk to Vikings and ask them questions about their lives. Wednesday saw the whole school stop and remember with two minutes silence at 11:00. Several children had Remembrance art work shared across the Tadcaster benefice in an online service. On Thursday all of the Key stage two classes were able to take part (separately!) in an anti-bullying workshop based around internet safety and cyberbullying in preparation for anti-bullying week next week. Finally, today has seen us focusing on World Toilet day with everyone wearing blue. I have had lots of entries for the poster competition and children have shown a real interest in Wateraid, one of our chosen charities for this school year.
As always, we aim first and foremost to keep everyone in school safe. Please can I remind you to keep your distance from other families in the playground and on our site as we are starting to notice that social distancing gaps are narrowing as parents are collecting after school.
Have a lovely weekend,
Mrs Karen Williams
Good Work Awards
This week's certificates were awarded to the following children:
Mercury - Willow Hillyer
Venus - Rhys Leeder and Clara Clough
Earth - Albert Farrar and Poppy Lambert
Mars - Sam O'Connor and Connie Chandler
Jupiter - Bradley Stretton and Archie Cooper
Saturn - Grace Plowright and Freya Chandler
Uranus - Sam Bennett and Elliot Schwarz
Neptune - Grace Watson and Amelie Webster
Hot Chocolate Friday
Mercury - Heidi Marshall
Venus - Georgia Keyse
Earth - Logan Dolan
Mars - Laurence Hudson-Frost
Jupiter - Evie Watson
Saturn - Mackinley Simpson-Dickinson
Uranus - Daisy Vale
Neptune - Caitlin Reynolds
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.
Christmas Dinner and Christmas Jumper Day
Thursday 17th December
Monday 21st December - Monday 4th January.
Spring Term Begins
Tuesday 5th January.
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