Kirk Fenton News

30th November 2018

Dear Parents / Carers,

Year six have had a super week this week with days in the woods and a parliamentary visitor today. Nigel Adams called in to visit the children as part of their work on Parliament week. He answered some very mature and interesting questions and explained his views on the local housing plan and Brexit in a very child friendly way.

The start of Advent was marked today with baubles and plenty of glitter as we start to prepare for the coming of Christmas. Rehearsals for plays are in full swing along with preparations for the school fair. Let us know if you are able to help out.

Have a lovely weekend,

Mrs Karen Williams

Head Teacher

Winning Team

The Green Gladiators are this week's winners. Well done to Bradley, Evie and their team.

Good Work Certificates

This week certificates were awarded to:

EYFS - Harrison Pearson and William Goodrick

Y1 - Emma Edwards, Esmay Kavanagh and Ella Kitton

Y2 - Finn Mallinson and Margery Sharp

Hedwig - Grace Naylor and Maddison Akpoguma

Errol - Poppy Hudson and Abigail Chapman

Y5 - Paige Beverley and Caitlin Allars

Y6 - Oliver Clark and Alfie Glassby

Star Table

The following children have shown good manners and been helpful and kind in the lunch hall this week. They each get to choose a friend to sit at the Star Table with them on Monday.

Katie Oxberry O'Donnell, Y5

Kacie-Mae Paul, Y5

George Meyer, Y5

Paige Beverley, Y5

Non-Uniform Day for Chocolate! Wednesday 5th December

It's non-uniform day for a donation of chocolate for the chocolate tombola at the Christmas Fair.

Deershed Arts Discover Award

Y4, Y5 and Y6 were presented with their Discover Arts Award certificates from the Deershed Festival they attended at the end of last term. We are very proud of them.

Christmas Fair, Friday 7th December

Parents can take EY and Y1 only from 2.30pm to enjoy the games, chocolate tombola and Santa (book your slot in the school office)

All other year groups can go from 3.15pm which is when the class stalls will open.

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Book Fair - Thursday 13th to Wednesday 19th December

Visit the book fair in school for a great choice of books at discounted prices - good for those stocking fillers!

KS2 After School Netball Club

This club will run after school until 4.30pm from Tuesday 15th January to 9th April 2019 at a cost of £28. Please send back the form if your child is interested in joining.
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Non-Uniform Day

Wednesday 5th December - please bring in a chocolate donation for the chocolate tombola

EYFS Nativity

Friday 7th December, 9.30am

Christmas Fair

Friday 7th December, EY and Y1 only from 2.30pm, everyone else from 3.15pm

'The Book People' Book Fair

Thursday 13th to Wednesday 19th December, 3.20pm

KS1 Christmas Performance

Tuesday 18th December, 1pm

Wednesday 19th December, 10am

Christmas School Dinner

Thursday 20th December

KS2 Performance Carols

Friday 21st December, 2pm

BREAK UP Friday 21st December

RETURN Tuesday 8th January 2019

Parents Evenings

Tuesday 12th and Thursday 14th March

Sports Day

Friday 21st June

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It's all about the Christmas Fair!

We are on the home straight for the Christmas Fair - we hope many of you will be able to join us straight after school next Friday 7th December - Early years and year one children can be collected from 2.30pm. A few reminders from the letter we sent home last week:

- remember to book your child in to have a story with Santa - slots available via school office

- please return any decorated and filled gift bags, unsealed, to the school office by Thurs 6th, likewise any tombola prizes

- return any raffle ticket stubs and money to the school office (prizes listed on our Facebook page)

- finally, please help out on the day if you can; we need volunteers from 1.30 - 5.30pm and whatever time you can spare is gratefully received. Please email if you can help.

Do keep an eye on our Facebook page if you find our updates and reminders helpful!

Let's take a look at our progress on our main fundraising project so far, hopefully all our efforts on the Christmas Fair will help get the red line up the Fundometer before the end of term:



Registered charity no: 1154660

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Christmas at St Mary's

Dear Everyone,

We are sending you this letter from St. Mary’s to invite you to all of our Christmas celebrations and to invite all of the children in school to be part of a choir that will perform at our Contemporary Carol Service on Sunday 23rd December at 7.00pm. See over the page for details of all of our Christmas services.


This year, we would like to set up a choir, made up of children from school. At most of our Christmas services, we will be singing Angels Singing Glory in the Highest, a brilliant modern carol. As many of our congregation won’t know the carol, any children who attend any services can help to lead the singing. At the Contemporary Carol Service on Sunday 23rd December at 7.00pm, the choir will perform the carol.

The choir is open to any child who would like to perform and who is available to come to the Contemporary Carol Service. It will be necessary for an adult to attend the Carol Service and be responsible for their child as we will not be able to supervise them. All rehearsals will take place during the school day.

If your child would like to be in the choir, please either sign up on the sheet at the school office or e-mail (making sure you say your child’s name and the class they’re in).

Everyone at St. Mary’s is looking forward to seeing you over the Christmas period and we are excited to hear the choir singing.

God bless,

Rev Simon Biddlestone

Christmas at St. Mary’s

Everyone is very welcome to all of our services at St. Mary’s. Services marked with a * are where we will be singing Angels Singing Glory in the Highest.

Sunday 16th December

6.00pm Candlelight Carol Service followed by drinks and festive nibbles

Sunday 23rd December

*7.00pm Contemporary Carol Service with refreshments at 7.00 and the service starting at 7.30 - **This is the service where the choir will perform the carol.**

Monday 24th December

*5.00pm Christmas Family Service with lantern procession

11.00pm Midnight Communion

Tuesday 25th December

*9.45am Family Friendly Communion

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Tadcaster Neighbourhood Police

Tadcaster Neighbourhood Police team will be down at Sainsburys Mill Lane on Saturday 1st December between 1000-1400hrs together with police support volunteers to give safety advice focusing on Christmas. The Christmas period can see a rise in offending and can often spoil this time of year particularly for the vulnerable members of our community. Please come down for a chat and discuss any matters about keeping safe with the Team. We look forward to seeing you

Elmet Lions Santa's sleigh

Elmet Lions Santa’s sleigh starts its tour of Sherburn and the surrounding district on the 2nd December, 2018 and continues right up to the 23rd December with the final appearance on Sunday, 23rd December at the British Legion, South Milford, which is the start of the Santa Dash. Here are the dates and locations for your kids to tell Santa what they would like for Christmas:-

2nd Dec – Monk Fryston and Hillam

3rd Dec – ditto plus New Lane, Highfields, Redrow, Sherburn

4th Dec – Saxton

5th Dec – Eversley , Sherburn

6th Dec – Eversley , Sherburn

7th Dec – Springfields, Sherburn

9th Dec – Lumby and South Milford

10th Dec – South Milford

11th Dec – Barkston Ash

12th Dec – Sherburn Fairway/Copperfield

13th Dec – Sherburn Pastures

14th Dec – Biggin (The Blacksmiths Arms) and Ulleskelf

16th Dec – Church Fenton

17th Dec – Moor Lane, Saxon Way, Moorland Way, Sherburn

18th Dec – Burton Salmon

19th Dec – Sherburn Pinfolds

20th Dec – Ceretic Park, Sherburn and South Milford playgroup.

On weekend dates Santa’s sleigh will visit between 3:30pm and 8:00pm while

on weekdays the times are 5:30pm to 8:00pm.

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