Kirk Fenton News
23rd September 2022
Dear Parents / Carers,
How can it be Friday again already? There has been so much going on in school this week.
Key stage 2 had a fabulous day on Wednesday as they enjoyed a singing workshop ending with a brilliant performance for Year 2 , governors and staff. They learnt how to watch a conductor carefully for clues and instructions, how to use rhythm to help with timing and a whole new song for us to sing in school. There was lots of clapping, dancing and singing and the final performance really showed off all they had learned. The sound of so many voices singing in harmony was just joyous!
Yesterday, 10 pupils from Y2 Rosen took part in our first sporting event of the year against other local schools. They enjoyed an afternoon of multisports and came back to school looking worn out so must have done well!
We also held our first Governing Body meeting of this school year. We currently have a vacancy for a parent governor and nomination forms will be going out next week for anyone who is interested in the role. The governors meet six times per year usually on a Thursday afternoon and there is also some time commitment in terms of meeting with staff and myself at other times during the school day throughout the year. Please feel free to come and ask about the role and I will put you in touch with the governors who can explain in more detail!
Finally, I have sent our updated Attendance Policy out to all parents today. This has been approved by our school governors and is part of a MAT wide Attendance Policy. Again, if you have any questions, please let me know.
Have a lovely weekend,
Mrs Karen Williams
Good Work Awards
This week's certificates were awarded to the following children:
Donaldson - Maisie and Bertie
Hughes - Ben and Clara
Coelho - Emilia and Josh
Rosen - Effie-Mae and Heidi
Milligan - Poppy and Harvey
Zephaniah - Eric and Harry
Shakespeare - Sam and Luca
Angelou - Niamh and Aaron
Hot Chocolate Friday
Well done to the following who earned the hot chocolate award:
Hughes - Scarlett
Coelho - Charlotte
Rosen - Raven
Milligan - Clara C
Zephaniah - Isla S
Shakespeare - Sienna H
Angelou - Nadia
Well done to the people who have worked hard on TT Rockstars and Numbots this week. Remember that maths club is on a Wednesday in Zephaniah classroom so everyone has an opportunity to improve their maths skills.
Special congratulations go to Theo M and Tommy J who have worked hard this week on Numbots and Archie K, Mollie H, Henry C and Sam O who have been practising TT Rockstars. Well done everyone!
Message from Head Pupils
Overall, this was a very good week.
Head Pupil certificate went to Emie in Milligan class.
Niamh and Lillie
Y2 Multi Skills
Polar Preet School Logo Competition
As a school, we've been given an amazing opportunity to enter a competition. This competition is being held by Preet Chani, who became the first woman of colour to complete a solo trek across Antarctica in January this year. She is now training for phase two, which is to cross the length of Antarctica completely solo! She has asked schools to create a logo for her expedition. The rules for this competition are:
- Create a logo no larger than A6 size to go onto the sled.
- On the entry please write the name of the young person, the school, country and 100 words describing why this logo should go to Antarctica.
- The winning logos will be decided by Preet, they will be printed as stickers and will be on her pulk for the duration of the expedition.
- Individual applications will not be accepted. One entry per school or organisation only please.
We will be sending off 1 child's entry on Friday 30th. If you wish to enter, the children need to give their entry to Mr Symes, or to the office by the end of the school day, on Thursday 29th September.
Mr Symes has pre-made templates of the correct size, if you wish to use them. Please just ask at his door in the morning or after school.
Preet Chani will be announcing 7 or 8 winners on her expedition and this can be viewed on her social media accounts or through: www.polarpreet.com
In Preet's own words: “Nothing is impossible” I’ve always had this idea that I can achieve something great, something that allows me to be a role model. I want my 10 year old niece to grow up without boundaries, knowing the possibilities of what you can achieve in life are endless."
Good luck and we look forward to seeing some incredible entries.
Friends of Kirk Fenton 'Bears & Donuts' Sale
Friday 30th September, 3.15pm school playground
Krispy Kreme donuts for £1 each, Kirk Fenton bears £5 each
Harvest Festival Food Donations in to School for Selby Food Bank
Wednesday 5th October
Friends of Kirk Fenton AGM
Wednesday 5th October, 3.30pm school hall
Usbourne Book Fair
Thursday 13th October, 3.15pm in school
Secondary School Place Applications
Apply for your child's place from 12 September 2022, submit your application by 31 October 2022
Monday 24th-Friday 28th October
Parents' Coffee Morning
Friday 4th November, 8.45am
Whole School Pantomime Visit, York Theatre Royal
Friday 9th December
Friday 16th December, 3.20pm
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 will be holding a Bears & Donuts sale in the main playground after school on Friday 30th September. We’ll have Krispy Kreme donuts for £1 each (or £10 for a box of 10), and the opportunity to buy a Kirk Fenton Bear for £5.
We are holding our AGM on Wednesday 5th October, in the school hall after school. If you are interested in joining Friends or would like to hear more about the activity and plans for the year ahead, please do come along. In the meantime, we would appreciate your help with a quick 2-minute survey to help when planning fundraising activities https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/KLPCGGW.
Registered charity no: 1154660
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