Kirk Fenton News

15th March 2019

Dear Parents / Carers,

This week has seen another very busy week at school. On Tuesday pupils from Year 6 represented the school at the district debating competition where they performed very well and Elliot was awarded the title of best boy! Also on Tuesday, we were visited by the NSPCC who talked to the children about their right to speak out to a trusted adult. The assemblies were very age appropriate and gave the children advice about what they should do if they ever felt they needed to talk to an adult about something that be worrying them. Following on from this, the NSPCC will be running a workshop for parents regarding internet safety. If you would like to attend this meeting, please let the office know as soon as possible.

This week I have also met with the new Parent Council. This was a very productive meeting and I am looking forward to working closely with this group of parents in the future. Please do let me know if you are interested in joining the group.

Have a great weekend

Mrs Karen Williams

Head Teacher

Winning Team

Congratulations to Bradley and Evie and their team the Green Gladiators for their victory this week.

Good Work Certificates

This week certificates were awarded to:

EYFS - Finn Hughes and Seeley Truscott

Y1 - Kenzie Green and Sienna Hill

Y2 - Freya Chandler and Elliot Gibb

Hedwig - Kyran Holding and Isaac Eades

Errol - George Banks and Belle Bembridge

Y5 - Harriette Williams and Liam Lazenby

Y6 - Connor McHugh, Edie Sanderson and Ruby Silverwood

NSPCC - Parents Online Safety Workshop, Wed 20th March, 2.15pm-3.15pm

The NSPCC will be running a workshop for parents regarding internet safety. Please book your place through the school office.

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Comic Relief

The children have been having lots of fun today from taking part in a 'Danceathon' and telling jokes to joining in games and activities arranged by the Y6s. The total so far raised for Comic Relief is over £230 thanks to your generosity and we hope to raise even more.

'Small change' jars will be in the classrooms all next week, ready for any loose change you have that's taking up too much room in your purse/wallet or getting in your way at home! Please send this in and see if we can add to the total. Thank you.

KS2 Basketball

Our team of basketball players braved the wind and cold at Monk Fryston playing against children from 6 other local schools. They played really well, showing great teamwork and determination. Well done Harriette, Kacie-Mae, Liam, Caitlin, George, Martha, Lucy and Aaron.
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NSPCC Parent Online Safety Workshop

Wednesday 20th March, 2.15pm

Errol Class Assembly

Thursday 21st March, 9.30am

Y5 Class Assembly

Tuesday 26th March, 9.30am

Mothers Day open morning - Nursery

Thursday 28th and Friday 29th March, 11-11.50am

'Wonderful Women' afternoon - Reception

Thursday 28th March, 2-3pm

Y2 Class Assembly

Tuesday 2nd April, 9.30am

Y6 Class Assembly

Thursday 4th April, 9.30am

EY and Y1 Playground Clearance

Sat 6th April (see Friends section for details)

Friends' Meeting

Tues 19th March, 7.30pm at Fenton Flyer

Class Photos

Monday 10th June

Sports Day

Friday 21st June

World Book Day Events

A quick update and another huge thankyou to kids, staff and parents who got involved... drumroll please... a brilliant total of £663 was raised! If you have any sponsorship money outstanding, please hand it in to school in a sealed envelope as soon as possible.

Early Years and Year 1 Playgrounds – Clearance Sat 6th April

Remember Ground Force? Well, Friends are organising a similar overhaul of the EY and Y1 playgrounds! Please let us know if you can help with the first stage of this, the clearance day, which will take place on Sat 6th April. The day will involve moving unwanted or broken things into a skip, jetwashing, sweeping down and a bit of pruning and tying back. Are you able to help?

Also, we are hoping for donations of unwanted brushes, rollers, paint trays or empty paint tins for our volunteers to use in the Easter holidays.

We are really excited about making this dramatic change to the outdoor environment for our younger children, they will benefit greatly from it. If you can donate or volunteer, please get in touch:

19th March Meeting

You are all welcome at our next meeting. 7.30pm Fenton Flyer, Tuesday 19th March. We will be discussing the Summer Fair, The Playground Project and a possible future project we want to raise money for. Come along if you want to find out more!


Registered charity no: 1154660

St Mary's

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North Yorkshire Police, Fire & Crime Commissioner

Residents from Sherburn in Elmet and the surrounding area have their chance to their raise concerns about policing or community safety issues when the Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner for North Yorkshire, Julia Mulligan, comes to Sherburn on Thursday 11 April.

The appointment based surgeries will take place between 3.30pm, and 5.30pm giving residents and business the opportunity to raise personal or private issues, good or bad, on a one to one basis. Surgeries are by appointment only.

If you would like to book some time with Julia - or for further information about other advice surgeries - please call 01423 569 562 or email

Surgeries are organised around the county on different days and at different times; you do not necessarily have to go to the surgery closest to your home, but can choose the most convenient one.

For more information on advice surgeries, visit our website at:

You can find out more about the work of the North Yorkshire Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner by visiting

Office of the Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner, 12 Granby Road, Harrogate, HG1 4ST
01423 569 562