Kirk Fenton News

14th October 2022

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

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Dear Parents / Carers,


We have had another very busy week in school this week starting with a visit from our Diocesan adviser. She had a good look at a selection of our RE books, reviewed our RE curriculum and had a tour of our classes. I'm happy to say that she was very pleased with all that she saw and commented on how far the school has progressed since our good SIAMS Inspection back in 2019.


On Thursday 50 of our Key Stage 2 pupils took part in the Inter-schools Cross Country heats at Riverside school. They all did very well and we are very proud of them. Several of the children have made it through to the next round of competition so good luck to them.


Also on Thursday I attended a conference on Safeguarding for schools in North Yorkshire. It was a real eye-opener for me in terms of what even our youngest children are exposed to online. If you have any questions or concerns about online safety, please do ask.


Finally, today we have held our first non-uniform day of the year in order to raise awareness of World Mental Health. Funds raised will be donated to Childline to support children directly. Please speak to your child about their understanding of mental health and the things they can do to support being mentally healthy.

Have a lovely weekend,

Mrs Karen Williams

Head Teacher

Good Work Awards

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


Donaldson - Cezar and Owen


Hughes - Betsy and Zack


Coelho - Harry and Ed


Rosen - Joe and Roxy


Milligan - Eryn and Joseph


Zephaniah - Isla B and Oliver G


Shakespeare - Nate and Brad


Angelou - Fred and Freya

Hot Chocolate Friday

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


Donaldson - Holly


Hughes - Jack


Coelho - Eva


Rosen - Alex


Milligan - Emie


Zephaniah - Connie


Shakespeare - Alisa


Angelou - Lola

Winning Team

Congratulations this week go to Scarlett, Lily Mae and their team the Blue Mustangs. Well done!
It's great to see so many people working hard on their maths learning. Our TT Rockstars certificates this week go to Tom M, Jacob M and Mollie H. Our Numbots superstars are Austin B, Tommy G, Alistair G, Tom G and Theo M. It's nice to give so many certificates out. Well done everyone!

Message from Head Pupils

This week has been a sporty and very busy week. We had a cross country event for 50 students from years 4, 5 and 6. A couple of students from each class made it through to the next round where they will be doing another race. We have also had a non-uniform day on Friday to raise money for mental health week where the students brought in a donation for the charity Childline. Friends of Kirk Fenton raised money through a donut and bear sale and there was also a book sale.


Head Pupil certificates went to Tom from Coelho and Scarlett from Rosen.


Niamh and Lillie

Play Leaders Award

This week's award goes to Lucy in Donaldson.

Cross Country

This week, we visited Riverside school for the first leg of our Cross Country competition. We took children from Year 4, 5 and 6 and they did a fabulous job representing our school. We showed amazing stamina and perseverance as we ran either 1,200m or 1,500m. I was really pleased to hear how encouraging we were towards one another and even to competitors from other schools. I was really proud of everyone who participated, well done!

Special congratulations go to Connie C, Oliver H, Ella K, Emma E, Freddie C, Eli L and Freya C who were awarded medals for finishing in the top 5. We are very excited to see how they do in the next round.

Parking

There are a number of cars being parked dangerously when dropping off and collecting children from school. Please ensure you park safely in an appropriate spot that does not reduce visibility for other road users and be considerate to our neighbours by not blocking driveways. Thank you.
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Half Term

Monday 24th-Friday 28th October


Secondary School Place Applications
Submit your application by 31 October 2022


Training Day

Monday 31st October


Parents' Coffee Morning

Friday 4th November, 8.45am


Nasal Flu Vaccination

Wednesday 16th November

See email on how to give your consent.


Whole School Pantomime Visit, York Theatre Royal

Friday 9th December


Friends Christmas Fair

Friday 9th December, after school


Break Up

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.

We are pleased to say we will be holding a Christmas Fair again this year, after school on Friday 9th December


friends@kf.starmat.uk

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Registered charity no: 1154660

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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

www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/kirkfentonparochialvoluntarycontrolledprimaryschoolchurchfenton


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

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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

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Treetops Forest School Autumn Holiday Club.

3 Day camp held at Bishop Wood,

Wednesday 26 th Oct – Friday 28 th Oct 9am – 3pm.


Lots of free-play opportunities, rope swings, den building, fire

lighting, games, tool use, Halloween crafts and much more.

For more information visit www.treetopsforestschool.co.uk or

book a place via www.bookwhen/treetopsforestschool. If you

have any questions, please contact Siobhan Bamforth

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