Kirk Fenton News

25th November 2022

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

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Dear Parents / Carers,


It has been another busy week in school this week for both staff and pupils.

On Monday Mr Priory and Mrs Bembridge completed the first part of the Youth Mental Health First Aid course that is being run for Selby schools. This will help us to spot pupils who may be suffering with mental health issues earlier so that they can get the support they need.


On Tuesday Year 1 went on a learning walk around the village as part of their local geography topic. They enjoyed finding out about the human and physical features of the village and asked lots of interesting questions. Well done Year 1!


On Thursday, Years 5 and 6 took part in Anti-bullying workshops, completing a play in a day which they showcased to parents at the end of the day. They enjoyed taking part whilst also thinking about the consequences of bullying and what they can do if they think they or someone else is being bullied.


Finally, on Friday we had a sleep awareness workshop for parents in school aiming to support parents with things they could do to support pupils to have better sleep patterns and behaviours. This was a really useful workshop with lots of ideas shared.


Just a couple of notices this week:

  • First, the Christmas Fair will be after school on Friday 9th December. We could really do with some volunteers to help run stalls or craft activities. If you are able to help for an hour or two, please let me know and I will pass your details onto the committee.
  • Second, we have had a small number of cases of scarlet fever in school. This is a notifiable illness so please look out for a high temperature, red, raised rash and a white or pale tongue amongst other more common symptoms such as coughs and sore throats.


Have a lovely weekend,

Mrs Karen Williams

Head Teacher

Good Work Awards

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


Donaldson - Matthew and Jonah


Hughes - Blake and Elin


Coelho - Toby and Zara


Rosen - Eddie and Sophie


Milligan - Oscar and Aidan


Zephaniah - Flynn and Fern


Shakespeare - Patrick and Rue


Angelou - Joe and Penny

Hot Chocolate Friday

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


Donaldson - Alba


Hughes - Clara


Coelho - Beau-Bella


Rosen - Lyla


Milligan - Clara M


Zephaniah -Samantha


Shakespeare - Ella


Angelou - Grace

Winning Team

The Orange Spitfires are our winners this week. Congratulations to Olivia M, Ivor and their team.

Well done to everyone in KS1 who has been working hard to practise their maths skills this week! I was really pleased to see how many children came to Numbots club this week. Special congratulations to Elspeth M, Jaxon M, Darii D, Xander L, Zara S, Clara R-S, Freddie W and Imogen E. I was thrilled to give out so many certificates, well done!


Our TTR superstars this week are Bea O, Zac M, Will G, Sam O and Maxim S. Well done everyone!

Message from Head Pupils


This week we have had an anti bullying workshop for upper keystage 2. At the end we put on a performance for parents and teachers.

There is a Christmas bake sale next Thursday so don't forget to bring your donations if you want a cake!


Head Pupil certificates went to Elspeth and Jacob S.


Niamh and Lillie

Cake Sale, Thursday 1st December, 3pm

The School Council are holding a bake sale from 3pm on Thursday 1st December outside Y6 classroom. Any donations of cakes for this would be gratefully received.

Money raised is going to the Disasters Emergency Committee.

Thank you

Eco News

We are coming to the end of switch off fortnight. Next week we are going to read the meters and put it on the newsletter. We think we have done well.

Scarlett, Eco-Committee


Every Friday each eco-committee member takes out the recycling bins for their class and puts them in the larger recycling bins outside.

Margery, Eco-Committee

Lost Property

All unnamed uniform in lost property is being donated to the uniform swap shop.
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EYFS/KS1 Nativity

EYFS Nativity

Tuesday 6th December, 2–2:45pm


KS1 Nativity

Wednesday 7th December, 2–3pm

Thursday 8th December, 9:30–10:30am


You should have received a link to book tickets. Please contact the office if you have any queries.

PARKING

Please park considerately as we have had complaints from Laurels Farm Drive residents about the school community parking in private parking spaces. Thank you
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School Council Cake Sale

Thursday 1st December, 3pm in the playground


Non-Uniform Day

Monday 5th December

Please bring in a chocolate donation for Friends Christmas Fair chocolate tombola


EYFS Nativity

Tuesday 6th December, 2–2:45pm


KS1 Nativity

Wednesday 7th December, 2–3pm

Thursday 8th December, 9:30–10:30am


Whole School Pantomime Visit, York Theatre Royal

Friday 9th December


Friends Christmas Fair

Friday 9th December, after school


Christmas Lunch and Christmas Jumper Day

Thursday 15th December

Wear your Christmas jumper with your school uniform.


KS2 Carols in the Playground

Friday 16th December, 2.30pm


Break Up

Friday 16th December, 3.20pm


Training Day

Tuesday 3rd January


Term Begins

Wednesday 4th January


Parent Coffee Morning - mental health focus

Friday 6th January, 8.45am


Primary School Reception Place Applications
Submit your application by 15 January 2023


Open Classrooms

Friday 3rd March, 3pm

Homestart

Homestart is a charity that provides support for parents and families and operates in our area.


Please click on the link below for 'tips for parents page' which includes some nice short videos about what the charity can offer:


https://www.home-start.org.uk/Listing/Category/tips-for-parents


New volunteers are always welcome also and full training will be given. Please contact Homestart directly if you are interested.

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 Christmas Fair is two weeks today! Over half the Stories with Santa slots are booked, so make sure you book soon to guarantee a slot. Raffle tickets should have come home in book bags this week, please can all sales be returned to school with money and completed slips in a sealed envelope no later than Monday 5th December. If you are coming to the fair, get your children to brush up their artistic skills to take part in the free design a bauble competition, to win their own personalised bauble.


And, don't forget that Monday 5th December is non-uniform day, no need to bring money - just bring a donation of chocolate for the tombola.


And finally, we still need some volunteers to help run the stalls at the fair, please email friends@kf.starmat.uk if you can help.

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Like us on Facebook for up-to-date information www.facebook.com/FriendsOfKirkFenton

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Selby Music Centre Singing Sessions, Age 7 years and over

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STAR MAT Vacancies

Please click on the following link for details of our current vacancies:


https://web.starmat.uk/vacancies/

COMMUNITY

St Mary's

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