Kirk Fenton News

13th November 2020

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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

Head Teacher

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

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

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

Winning Teams

Congratulations this week to Charlie, Belle and their team the Orange Spitfires for their win.


There were lots of fabulous entries and our Head Boy, Harvey-Jay and Head Girl, Amelie chose the winners from each age group. Congratulations to Bea, Flynn, Dexter and Ellie.

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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Christmas Dinner and Christmas Jumper Day

Thursday 17th December

Christmas Break

Monday 21st December - Monday 4th January.

Spring Term Begins

Tuesday 5th January.


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