Kirk Fenton News

8th July 2022

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

Dear Parents and Carers,


We have had a wonderfully busy week in school again this week!


First though, you will have noticed that the windows have been smashed again. The police have kept us informed throughout and the perpetrator has been arrested. We are fully aware of the up to date situation and have risk assessed both the year 5 sleepover and the Year 4 camp next week, both of which the police are happy for us to go ahead with. The windows will be replaced during the holidays in order to avoid disruption during the school day.


Now onto the things we can celebrate this week!

Y6 had a great time on their transition visits to the high schools and whilst they were away we had two very positive moving up days in school. The children enjoyed seeing their new classrooms and meeting their new teachers. They are all very excited and looking forward to September as are we. Our new Reception intake were in school over the two days and settled very quickly into their new classes too which all bodes well.


Y5 thoroughly enjoyed their sleepover last night and seemed to get a reasonable amount of sleep! Their new teacher, Mr Priory joined them alongside Mr Symes, Mrs Harrison, and Mrs Mawson and everyone commented on what a good experience it had been. Well done Year 5 - I am sure you will sleep well tonight!


Finally, a note on attendance. You may be aware that the government is progressing plans to make attendance much tighter with proposals that any unauthorised attendance will be fined (even just half a day) and two fines in any 6 month period will go to a magistrate's court for prosecution. This will be done directly at NYCC level and is not an individual school process. It is currently just a proposal but you may wish to be aware of it for when you are booking holidays.

On this note, it is the Yorkshire Show next week and both NYCC and the STAR MAT policy is that requests for absence will not be authorised.


Please ensure that your child has sunscreen applied before coming to school and a water bottle as the weather is set to be warm for the next week


Have a lovely weekend,

Karen Williams

Head Teacher

Good Work Awards

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


Bears - Seb and Austin


Bees - Harry and Lyla


Hummingbirds - Joseph C and Finlay


Tigers - Mollie and Harvey


Sharks - Ollie and Ava


Earthworms - Alisa and Archie


Jaguars - Tom and Mackinley


Wolves - Nate and Liam

Hot Chocolate Friday

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


Bears - Freddie


Bees - Imogen


Hummingbirds - Willow


Tigers - James


Sharks - Samantha


Earthworms - James


Jaguars - Lily Mae


Wolves - Isla

Message from the Head Boy and Head Girl

Head Girl certificate went to Alisa in Earthworms

Head Boy certificate went to Finley in Wolves


Florence & Harry

Times Tables Rock Stars

Another great week on TTRockstars. Our challenge this week was to try and improve your speed. It was great to see so many children getting involved. Next week's challenge will to get over 100 correct answers. Any who achieve this will go in the raffle ticket box.

Our certificate winners this week are: Clara in Tigers, Oliver in Sharks, Sienna H in Earthworms, and Lillie J in Jaguars. Well done to everyone!

Numbots

Another great week on Numbots. The numbots challenge was to improve your accuracy. There were lots of children who achieved this! Next week's challenge will be to get over 50 correct answers. Good luck!

Our certificate winners are: Imogen in Bees, Austin in Bears and Finlay in Hummingbirds. Well done!

Outdoor Learning Grant

Our school is delighted to announce that we have been awarded a Local School Nature Grant, thanks to players of the People's Postcode Lottery. Our pupils will be benefiting from lots of new equipment, including a wildlife camera and gardening equipment, which will be used to promote outdoor learning at school . In addition, staff will receive training to help children learn outdoors. Pupils played an important role in applying for the grant and selected equipment that they felt would benefit their peers. The project is run by Learning through Landscapes and funded by People's Postcode Lottery, Postcode Neighbourhood Trust, Postcode Places Trust, Postcode Society Trust, Postcode Local Trust or Postcode Community Trust all of who which receives funding from players of People's Postcode Lottery

Menu Change, Friday 22nd July

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Monday 18th July will now be sausage in a bun.

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Help us to win £1000 for our library and the chance to win a £100 National Book Token for yourself!

National Book Tokens are giving five schools £1,000 worth of book tokens each, plus membership to the School Library Association, to help them rebuild their range of books and encourage reading for pleasure now and for generations to come.

All you have to do to nominate us, is click on the link below and fill in a short form. If yours is one of the five winning entries, you’ll also win a £100 National Book Token for yourself!

https://www.nationalbooktokens.com/schools?s=03

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Bees & Hummingbirds Askham Bryan Wildlife Park Visit

Monday 11th July


Y4 Onsite Camp

Monday 11th - Tuesday 12th July


Y5/6 Leavers Production

Monday 18th July, 6pm

Tuesday 19th July, 1.45pm


Bears Tropical World Visit

Thursday 21st July


Y6 Leavers Service in Church

Friday 22nd July, 2pm

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.

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friends@kf.starmat.uk

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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 Information

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