Kirk Fenton News
14th February 2020
Dear Parents / Carers,
Well, we have reached the halfway point of this school year, hasn't it flown by!
This week we have been thinking about being safe on the internet and all classes attended an assembly led by Mrs Fitzpatrick and our Digital Leaders followed by learning ways that they can keep themselves safe when on-line. You can find more information on this below.
Our staff have been very busy this week as always. Mrs Cameron has been working with a maths teacher from Tadcaster Grammar to look at how maths is taught in Year 6 and then in Year 7 in order to help with transition across from Primary to Secondary maths. This has proved very informative and will impact how we teach maths in school going forward.
I spent the day yesterday at the Diocese of York looking at the new Relationships, Health and Sex Education (RHSE) curriculum that will be statutory in all schools from September. I will be giving you more information on this later this year when myself and the school governors will be consulting on a new policy for this area.
Next week is half term and we return to school at 8:50 am on Monday 24th February.
Have a lovely break,
Mrs Karen Williams
Acorns - 97.92%
Birch - 94.21%
Willow - 96.54%
Hazel - 97.41%
Cherry - 99.31%
Maple - 94%
Sycamore - 98.24%
Oak - 95.86%
Good Work Certificates
This week's certificates were awarded to the following children:
Acorns - Clara Clough and Georgia Keyse
Birch - Everyone
Willow - Darcey Megginson and Joseph Bennett
Hazel - Patrick Harrop and George Bull
Cherry - Laila Green and Lola Owen
Maple - Daisy Vale and Liam Havron
Sycamore - Belle Bembridge and Ellie O'Neill
Oak - Caitlin Allars and Kacie-Mae Paul
KS1 dance club is on a Monday, 8am and KS2 on a Thursday, 8am. Please complete & return the form further down in this newsletter, or email Courtnay at firstname.lastname@example.org.
On Tuesday, the whole school took part in Safer Internet Day focussing on the theme of ‘identity’. Our Digital Leaders helped launch the day in our worship by sharing 5 top tips to create an internet where we all are:
Free to be ourselves
Be proud of all the things that you enjoy, and keep on trying different things too. If there are new activities that you want to do online, ask an adult first to help you find them - to check they’re ok for you.
Free to be kind
Remember, the rules that you follow every day in real life also apply when you’re on the internet. It’s important to treat other people the way that you would like to be treated and always think about their feelings.
Free to play
It’s really important that your parents and carers know what you enjoy doing online, so that they can help you when you need it. Using the internet together as a family is really fun, and you’ll be the best teacher when it comes to showing everyone your favourite games!
Free to be safe
Some parts of your identity must stay private. This is your ‘personal information’ - which includes your name, date of birth, home address, school address, email address and passwords.
Free to talk
If anyone, or anything, online makes you feel worried, upset or uncomfortable, tell a trusted adult straight away. The sooner someone knows how you feel, the sooner you can be helped.
Each class then explored different parts of their online identity including avatars, photographs and personal information.
For further support with discussing and setting up e-safety measures at home, here are a few helpful websites:
Monday 17th - Friday 21st February
Group 1: Monday 24th & Tuesday 25th February
Group 2: Monday 2nd & Tuesday 3rd March
Group 3: Monday 9th & Tuesday 10th March
World Book Day
Thursday 5th March - dress up as your favourite book character
Friday 13th March - come dressed in sporting clothes, donations welcome
Friends School Disco
Friday 13th March: KS1 3.45pm–4.30pm: KS2 4.30pm–5.15pm. Entry £2 per child
Change to School Dinner - 'Brunch Day'
Thursday 19th March
Friday 20th March - Thursday 26th March, 3.20pm
Tuesday 24th March, 3.30-6pm
Thursday 26th March, 3.30-6pm
A link to book an appointment will be sent out the week before.
Friday 27th March
Monday 6th - Friday 17th April
Friday 8th May
Monday 25th - Friday 29th May
Sunday 28th June
Break Up for Summer Break
Friday 17th July
It’s a slow news week for Friends of Kirk Fenton this week. So Happy Valentines from all of us, and here are a couple of reminders of dates for your diary.
Friends meeting - Wednesday 12th February, 7.30pm, White Horse
We are holding a meeting on Wednesday for anyone who wishes to volunteer or is interested in what Friends of Kirk Fenton does as a committee and how we support the school.
School Disco – 13th March 2020.
KS1 – 3.45 – 4.30
KS2 – 4.30 – 5.15
Entry £2 per child
Did you know.. In Victorian times it was considered bad luck to sign a Valentine’s Day card
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Free Internet Protection for 1 Year
To celebrate “Safer Internet Day 2020” on February 11th, FlashStart is making free access to its online filtering service. Now every UK household, registering during February, will be able to control the use of gaming sites, adult content, gambling and to protect against malware when using the home WiFi for 1 year.
Share the Free Internet Protection activation link with Families: