Kirk Fenton News
15th October 2021
Dear Parents and Carers,
First a covid update and I am very pleased to say that we have had no further new cases this week. This is great news so fingers crossed it will now stay this way.
Next this week is a reminder that we have our Harvest Festival worship in school on Monday. We use this opportunity to collect tins and dried goods for Selby Foodbank and they have been in touch this week to let me know what specific items they are short of. These are:
- Cleaning products and Toiletries
- Tinned meat (to eat hot)
- Tinned cold meat
- Custard & Rice puddings
- Tinned beans & tinned potatoes
- Instant mash
- Instant packet macaroni/pasta
- Cleaning products and Toiletries
If you can help in any way, please send your donations in with your child/ren on Monday. A member of staff from the foodbank will be joining us to talk to the children and will take all donations back with her.
Finally, thank you to everyone who supported World Mental Health Day with donations last week. We raised £211 which has been sent to support Mentally Healthy Schools with the work that they do nationally.
Have a lovely weekend,
Mrs Karen Williams
Good Work Awards
This week's certificates were awarded to the following children:
Bears - Max F and Austin B
Bees - Bobbie T and Effie-Mae J
Hummingbirds - Alistair G and Thomas G
Tigers - Eryn G and Georgia K
Sharks - Isla S and Connie C
Earthworms - Henry C and James N
Jaguars - Lucie-Mae W and Francesca P-H
Wolves - Ewan P and Max M
Hot Chocolate Friday
Well done to the following who earned the hot chocolate award:
Bears - Betsy D
Bees - Emelia C
Hummingbirds - Finlay O
Tigers - Ellie B
Sharks - Seeley T
Earthworms - Sadie M
Jaguars - Nadia S
Wolves - Sam B
Message from the Head Boy and Head Girl
We feel this week that everyone has been kind, caring and respectful towards others around them .
Also this week it’s good to see the year 5s and 6s playing with the younger ones before their lunch.
Florence & Harry
Gardening Club Request
Relief Midday Supervisory Assistant (MSA)
Is there anyone who would be interested in being an MSA on an ad hoc basis?
MSA - Grade B point 2
An opportunity has arisen for a caring, hardworking and enthusiastic individual to join our ambitious and supportive staff team. We are proud to be a member of the STAR Multi-Academy Trust.
Application pack, including full job description is available by emailing the school office on email@example.com. Potential applicants are encouraged to contact the school office if further information is required.
Harvest Festival Donations
Monday 18th October
Please bring in dried food, tins & toiletries which will go to Selby Food Bank
Friends EGM in School
Thursday 21st October, 3.15pm
Y6 Application to Secondary School
Deadline is 31st October 2021
Parents Meetings - Online (Google Meet) or Phonecall
W/C 8th November. A link to book an appointment will be sent out at 4pm on Thursday 21st October
Bears: with Mrs Young or Mrs Skelton online - Mon 8th 3.30-5pm; Wed 10th 3:30-5pm; Thurs 11th 3:30-5pm
Bees: with Mrs Westfeld by phone - Tues 9th 3.20 -5pm; Wed 10th 9.20-11.20 & 3.20 -5pm
Hummingbirds: with Mrs Slater online - Mon 8th 3.30-5pm; Tues 9th 3.30-5pm; Thurs 11th 1.30- 5pm
Tigers: with Mrs Fitzpatrick or Mrs Bembridge by phone - Mon 8th 2:30-4.40pm; online - Tues 9th 3:20-4:40pm; Thurs 11th 1.30-2.30pm; Fri 12th 9:30-12
Sharks: with Mrs Wolterman or Mrs Bembridge online - Wed 10th 1.30-5pm; by phone - Thurs 11th 2.30-5pm
Earthworms: with Mrs Harrison online - Wed 10th 2pm - 6pm; Thurs 11th 3:45 - 4:30pm
Jaguars: with Mr Symes online - Mon 8th 3.30-5pm; Tues 9th 1-5pm
Wolves: with Mrs Cameron online - Tues 9th 1.30-3pm & 3.30-5.30pm; Wed 10th 3.30-5pm
YR-Y6 Nasal Flu Vaccinations in School - consent required
Application for Primary School Places
Deadline is 15th January 2022
Pupil Premium & Free School Meals Funding
As you will be aware, Universal Free School Meals are automatically available to all children in EYFS, Year 1 and Year 2. However, if you meet certain criteria, your child may be eligible for Free School Meals for the whole of their primary education as well as additional funding to support them with their education, called a 'Pupil Premium'. This additional funding benefits our school to support us to increase your child's attainment.
To qualify for Free School Meals and Pupil Premium funding, you must fulfil one of the following criteria:
- Universal Credit, provided you have an annual net earned income of no more than £7,400, as assessed by earnings from up to three of your most recent assessment periods (£616.67 per month);
- Income Support;
- Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance;
- Income-related Employment and Support Allowance;
- Support under part six of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999;
- The guarantee element of Pension Credit;
- Child Tax Credit, provided you are also not entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual household gross income that does not exceed £16,190 (as assessed by HMRC); or
- Working Tax Credit run-on, paid for four weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit.
If your family circumstances change, you may become eligible. Please see the North Yorkshire website below for more information and to access the relevant application forms. Once your application has been processed, school will be notified automatically . If you require any support with understanding Free School Meals and Pupil Premium funding or help with your application, please call one of our admin team who will be happy to advise.
NYCC - Secondary School Places
FAO Parents of Year 6 Pupils
You can apply for a secondary school place for your child from 12 September 2021 and you must submit your application by 31 October 2021
This information is for families living in North Yorkshire who have a child born between 1 September 2010 and 31 August 2011 as your child is due to transfer from primary to secondary school in September 2022.
Families living outside North Yorkshire will need to contact their own home Local Authority to obtain the information regarding school admissions and to make an application to the Authority where they live.
The information on the website regarding the application process will be updated by 12 September 2021 at www.northyorks.gov.uk/admissions. Including:
• the criteria used by the local authority to allocate school places at maintained schools
• links to the admission arrangements for schools which are their own admissions authority, such as certain academy schools and voluntary aided schools
• specific school information including the number of places allocated and statistics for the 2021-22 academic year
• eligibility for home-to-school transport
• the online parent portal where you will be able to create an account and apply online for a school place.
It is important that you read all of the information on the school admissions and transport pages before completing the online Common Application Form (CAF).
NYCC Primary School Places
FAO Parents of nursery age children
(who were born between 1 September 2017 and 31 August 2018)
If you have a child who falls into the age range above they are due to start school in September 2022 and you must apply for a primary school place for them to start in Reception.
The deadline to submit your application is 15 January 2022
You must apply for a school place even if your child has an older sibling at the school you would like them to go to or they are attending a nursery attached to the school.
This information is for families living in North Yorkshire. Families living outside North Yorkshire will need to contact their home authority to obtain their information regarding school admissions.
The information you need to apply for a primary school place is available at
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.
“Friends would just like to remind everyone of the upcoming EGM where a new committee can be elected. This will be at 3:15pm on Thursday 21st October at school (Yr6 classroom).
For the EGM to proceed there will need to be at least 8 people in attendance for the 15-20min meeting so it can go ahead. Everyone is invited to attend this meeting, even if you are not wanting to join the committee - so for anyone who has offered to help out or volunteer but doesn’t want to be on the committee this is an easy way to help out by attending for just 15-20mins, if you can spare the time.
Thanks in advance and hopefully see you on the 21st.”
Registered charity no: 1154660
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NYES Catering are excited to announce their annual Pumpkin Carving Competition! We want to inspire primary and secondary pupils to get creative in their kitchens with this Autumnal inspired event.
We want pupils to (safely!) carve or decorate a pumpkin at home – they can be scary or cute – you are the decider in this challenge!
We’ve even enlisted the help of The Whole Hogg Farm Shop & Tearoom – a local, family business that celebrates local and seasonal produce; including home grown pumpkins to pick– to help choose the winning masterpiece along with 2 of our in-house judges. The Whole Hogg team/family are really looking forward to seeing all of your brilliant designs, and the fun you have with your pumpkins!
There is an exciting first place prize to be won – an Amazon Fire 7 Tablet with 7” Display and 16GB data! Plus a runners up prize of a fun Colouring Book.
We will also share a couple of tasty recipes to use up your unused pumpkin to reduce your food waste from carving your magnificent pumpkins!
How to enter
Simply email a photo of your carved pumpkin to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please include the pupil’s name, age, and details of the school they attend (plus a name for your pumpkin if you like!).
STAR MAT Vacancies
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