Kirk Fenton News

11th February 2022

Please look on our website www.kf.starmat.uk for up-to-date information.

Dear Parents and Carers,


This week we have been thinking about our mental health in classes and in assembly as this is an area that is often overlooked in children. Both nationally and within our own school there has been a rise in anxiety and mental health concerns amongst pupils since the pandemic but the good news is that the amount of support and knowledge around this area is increasing too.


Our digital leaders led our assembly on Tuesday to talk about Safer Internet Day and how our pupils can keep themselves safe online. Now would be a good time to discuss this with your child whilst it is fresh in their minds especially as the internet is so much a part of their everyday lives.


We have also had the Environmental Health inspector in school this week to inspect our kitchens and I am pleased to let you know that we have again retained our 5 star rating without a single infringement.


Finally this week, we have noticed that the PE uniform rules are starting to be misinterpreted. Our PE uniform is worn only on days that the class has PE and is still school uniform.

It consists of:


  • Black shorts or joggers
  • White T-shirt
  • Red hooded sweatshirt (Plain, no logos) or school jumper
  • White socks
  • Black sports trainers

Reminder letters will be sent out to pupils in the wrong uniform so that you are aware and the school can help with providing second hand items if you are struggling with cost. Please let your class teacher know.

Have a lovely weekend,

Mrs Karen Williams

Head Teacher

Good Work Awards

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


Bears - Ivy K and Freddie T


Bees - Effie-Mae J and Theo M


Hummingbirds - Sophie P and Eddie M


Tigers - Coby W and Zachary M


Sharks - Ralph S and Niamh N


Earthworms - Sadie M and Ella K


Jaguars - Nadia S and Edith D


Wolves - Abi C and Harry B

Hot Chocolate Friday

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


Bears - Bertie M


Bees - Toby M


Hummingbirds - Joe E


Tigers - Emie P


Sharks - Stanley J


Earthworms - Alexa K


Jaguars - Grace P


Wolves - Florence L

Message from the Head Boy and Head Girl

This week has been Children’s Mental Health Week so we have done lots of activities on looking after our mental health. We hope the digital leaders enjoyed doing their worship . They did a great job .


Everyone has been fair and caring on the playground.


The head boy award went to Fred F in Jaguars

The head girl award went to Mila L in Bees


Florence & Harry

Winning Team

Well done to Max, Reuben and their team the Green Gladiators for their glorious win this week.

Times Tables Rock Stars

As we approach the final couple of weeks, it's great to see how many children are still practising hard and looking to improve their fluency and recall of their timestables. These children really stood out this week and are our certificate winners: Liam in Wolves, Grace in Jaguars, Jacob in Earthworms, Flynn in Sharks, and Molly in Tigers. Our Class of the Week this week is Sharks, with over 75% of the class practising this week. Well done to everyone!

Numbots

It has been great to see an increased effort this week on Numbots! Special congratulations go to Bertie M, Toby M, Finnbar C and Mila L. Well done to everyone who has worked hard this week!

World Book Day - Thursday 3rd March

It is the 25th anniversary of World Book Day on the 3rd March, and we are planning a great day full of all things literary. As part of our celebrations, children are invited to come dressed as their favourite book character. We particularly love the outfits that have been made from recycled things from around the home, so please don't think you need to spend money on a costume. We would also like children and their families to create a ‘book in a box’ celebrating their favourite story. This can be in a shoe box, cereal box, or even in a match box! If your child would like to make a ‘book in a box’ they need to bring it in on World Book Day, when we will display them in the hall for the whole school to see. Further information about the exciting things we will be doing, will be detailed in a newsletter nearer the time.

Special World Book Day Menu, 3rd March

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Lost Property

A reminder we still have a box full of unnamed items. Please do look through if your child is missing anything and remember to name all items. Thank you
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World Book Day - come dressed as your favourite book character

Thursday 3rd March


Bag2School

Friday 18th March


Class Photos

Monday 13th June

Staff Thank You's

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STAR MAT Vacancies

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Community Information

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Bikeability Instructor Vacancy

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