Kirk Fenton News

10th March 2023

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Dear Parents / Carers,

We have had another busy week in school this week with parent consultations for all classes.Thank you to everyone who came in to speak with your child's teacher, the meetings are always very helpful for us to be able to understand your child better and I hope they were useful for you too. If you need more time to discuss your child or a specific issue then please contact the office to arrange an appointment at another time.

Hughes class enjoyed sharing their learning with KS1 and their parents this morning. It was lovely to hear how proud they were to share their work. Thank you for coming to support your child.

As always, it has been lovely to welcome parents into school over the last week through open classrooms, parents evening and assemblies.

Next week is British Science Week and we will be involved in lots of work around inventors and experiments across the week so please ask your child about their learning. They should have lots to tell you about science!

Have a lovely weekend,

Karen Williams

Head Teacher

Good Work Awards

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

Donaldson - Holly & Raffi

Hughes - Scarlett & Oliver

Coelho - Daniel & Maisie

Rosen - Jacob & Jude

Milligan - Lenny & Logan

Zephaniah - Mika & Laurence

Shakespeare - Patrick & Ella

Angelou - Lily Mae & Scarlett

Hot Chocolate Friday

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

Donaldson - Darcie

Hughes - Lucy

Coelho - Theo M

Rosen - Bea

Milligan - Alex

Zephaniah - Ava

Shakespeare - Alexa

Angelou - Lola

Winning Team

Congratulations to Olivia M and Ivor and their team the Orange Spitfires who are our winners this week.

Well done KS1, lots of you are working hard on your maths learning which is great to see. Special congratulations to our Numbots superstars who are Clara RS, Kieran O, Thomas G and Charlotte C.

It is fabulous to see so many more KS2 children working on TTR and it's making a difference to your maths work in class so well done! Our TT Rockstars of the week are Coby, Ivor, Jacob, Samantha, Harrison, Eric, James, Finlay and Bea. Well done everyone!

Message from Head Pupils

This week has been a steady one, with some great learning going on in school. We had a brilliant work worship from Year one and reception (Hughes class). Just to top the week off, it has started to snow and the children have been enjoying the cold weather and playing outside. See you all next week!

Head Pupil certificates went to Willow and Grace P

Niamh and Lillie

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Coming soon.....pre-ordering system for school dinners.

Going live from Monday 20th March, detailed information will be sent out next week but parents will now pre-order meals up to 3 weeks in advance and make changes up to 8.00 am on the morning and pay for meals all in the same system.


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Year 2 Rosen Class Worship

Friday 17th March, 9.05am

Year 5 Shakespeare Class Worship

Friday 24th March, 9.05am

Friends of Kirk Fenton Quiz & Curry Fundraising Night

Friday 24th March, school hall, from 6.30pm

Easter Lunch - change to the menu

Wednesday 29th March

Y3/4 Easter Play Performance

Thursday 30th March 2.30pm

Friday 31st March 10.00am

Year 1 Coelho Class Worship

Friday 31st March, 9.05am

Term Ends

Friday 31st March

Training Day

Monday 17th April

Summer Term Begins

Tuesday 18th April

Parent/Carer Coffee Morning

Friday 21st April, 8.45am

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 of Kirk Fenton Update

If you haven't already booked your tickets for the Curry & Quiz Night, make sure you book soon, all tickets need to be bought before Friday 17th March - get your tickets here.

Win an Easter Egg

We'll be in the playground on Friday 17th March selling squares on our Easter board. We have a fantastic giant Easter Egg kindly donated by Sherburn Lions, and 18 Easter Eggs donated by local Tesco and Morrisons up for grabs. £1 a square, and winners will be announced on Friday 31st March.

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As ever, you can always set up EasyFundraising as an easy, free,
way to help raise funds for the school whilst you shop.

(Easy Fundraising will link to:



Registered charity no: 1154660


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STAR MAT Vacancies

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Tadcaster Junior Hockey

Although hockey season is reaching the business end of the season, here at Tadcaster trying to build on the great turnout for our junior training before Christmas and expand our junior section. The next 10week period for junior training at Tadcaster Hockey Club will start on Wednesday 1st March 2023 at Tadcaster Grammar School from 6 until 7pm, which covers players from ages 5 up to 16, split by ages for training purposes.

We shall be running this 10 week booking in two sections, five weeks prior to Easter, a two week break over Easter and then the remaining five weeks after. This session is once more charged at £30 per child for the entire 10 weeks. There is a £5 discount for siblings down to a minimum payment of £20, e.g. first child pays £30, second child pays £25, and any child thereafter pays £20.

Sticks can be provided, however we recommend hockey shinpads (football shinpads at a push, but hockey shinpads offer better protection for ankles), astroturf boots; note not studded football boots as these are not allowed on the pitch, although trainers may be sufficient, and a gum shield. Please ask for advice on purchases if you feel unsure before buying, better to ask and buy the correct thing than not and get the incorrect thing.
Club kit is not required for training and unlikely to be in the future. Games against other clubs will be different, and we may be looking to provide a kit on the day for such events, although we would be interested to hear if anyone knows of companies/people who would be interested in sponsoring our juniors to assist in the purchase of kit.

Please can you complete the Google Form here to indicate your intention to send your child to Junior Training from the 1st March. The returns from these forms will be used for email distribution regarding future club events and for sending bank and payment details for the sessions once received.

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