Kirk Fenton News
18th June 2021
Dear Parents / Carers,
This week has been assessment week in school and I have been pleased to see how hard our children have worked and the progress they have made since returning to school. The information we are gaining is helping to give us a clear picture of where the children have retained learning and are making good progress and where there may be gaps in learning so that we can ensure the correct strategies for when the children move up to their new year groups in September. Overall I am pleased with how well the children are all doing after what has been a very unusual and difficult year.
I was very sad to see this week that the Friends of Kirk Fenton have not been able to recruit new members to key roles at their latest AGM. This group of parents and friends have always been amazing in their dedication and enthusiasm in raising additional funds for the school, especially for the 'nicer' parts of the curriculum that would otherwise not happen but many of them have been taking on the roles for several years now and have 'done their bit!'. It would be lovely to see some of our newer parents from the younger classes getting involved and I am sure that the current team would be supportive with the way it all works. If you are interested in helping, please let school know and we can point you in the right direction. It would be such a shame to lose this valuable resource and the events that they provide.
Finally, with the pausing of the latest Covid opening, we are having to review some of the events that we had been planning in the background. Sadly, we are unable to offer an intake day for Reception pupils this year and any whole school events such as sports day cannot go ahead. Thankfully, some of our Year 6 leavers' events are able to go ahead so hopefully we will be able to give them a good send off. Mrs Cameron will be in touch.
Have a lovely weekend,
Mrs Karen Williams
Good Work Awards
This week's certificates were awarded to the following children:
Mercury - Mila L and Evelyn A
Venus - Brodie E and all of Y1
Earth - Albert F and Poppy L
Mars - Archie W and Isabella H
Jupiter - Sadie M and George B
Saturn - Lucie-Mae W and Nadia S
Uranus - Chloe T and Elliot S
Neptune - Alice G and Annie C
Hot Chocolate Friday
Well done to the following who earned the hot chocolate award this week:
Mercury - Alistair G
Venus - Evie D
Earth - Oliver H
Mars - Fern M
Jupiter - Rupert O'N
Saturn - Penny G
Uranus - Nate B
Neptune - Poppy H
National School Sports Week
National School Sport Week is back! This year the theme is Together Again to celebrate the lifting of restrictions and a return to some kind of normality after an extremely difficult year.
Taking place from 19-25 June, the week will give families, communities, schools and sports clubs the opportunity to get active and put on some events that everyone can take part in. YST have created some fantastic easy to follow resources, full of ideas for activities that you can do to bring the people around you closer together.
We will be taking part in activities in our bubbles but you can join in at home too! Registering couldn’t be simpler, just go to the National School Sport Week section of the website https://www.youthsporttrust.org/join-us/national-school-sport-week and click on the link to register as a parent. Simply fill in your details and you're ready to get active!
National Sports Week
19th to 25th June
Moving Up Day
Friday 16th July
Friday 16th July
Friday 23rd July
Friday 23rd July
Staff Thank You's
If anyone would like to say thank you to or has any positive comments for a member of staff then please complete and submit the form below.
The Friends of Kirk Fenton Annual General Meeting (AGM) was held this week online.
The current committee were in attendance, however due to their present and future
personal commitments, all existing members have decided that they each wish to step
down from the committee and no longer carry on within Friends of Kirk Fenton.
Unfortunately no-one else has stepped forward to carry on the baton for FOKF next year and
now an Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM) will be called in order to discuss the future of Friends.
If you do wish to join Friends, to enable it to continue
next year, please get in touch via the usual channels.
Warm Wishes from Friends of Kirk Fenton
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
Free Parenting Courses
Free new resources for North Yorkshire residents
Ourplace is the gateway into online courses for all parents, grandparents or carers who live in North Yorkshire. The courses aim to support the most difficult job in the world!
The first course is an antenatal course developed by Registered Midwives and health professionals and called ‘Understanding pregnancy, labour, birth and your baby‘ and does what it says in the title! Information about giving birth plus learning about the baby’s brain and how to optimise your relationship with the baby.
The second is a postnatal course ‘Understanding your baby‘. It was developed by health visitors and clinical psychologists, and other health professionals and is for parents of babies from 0 to 12 months.
The third is our main course for parents of children aged between 6 months and 19 years: ‘Understanding your child‘. This was also developed by child psychologists and specialist health and education professionals.
There is also a short course: ‘Understanding your teenager’s brain’ which can explain some of the changes in teenagers’ behaviour by understanding what is happening in their brain.
The courses are delivered in modules and can be worked through at your own pace and can be accessed on laptops, mobile phones, tablets etc by logging on to: www.inourplace.co.uk and entering the access code: NYFAMILIES
STAR MAT Vacancies
Please click on the following link for details of our current vacancies:
Kirk Fenton Primary School - Class Teacher
Kirk Fenton Primary School - General Teaching Assistant
Riverside Primary School – Class Teacher
Tadcaster Grammar School – Teacher of German
South Milford Primary School - Class Teacher
Kellington Primary School - Trust Caretaker
Sherburn High School - Head of Year