Kirk Fenton News

9th July 2021

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Dear Parents / Carers,

This week started with the news we had been dreading, that one of our pupils had tested positive for Covid and I therefore had no other option but to close the Year 3 and 4 bubbles. We had hoped to make it to the end of the school year but it wasn't to be. The classrooms were disinfected and thoroughly cleaned and on the advice of PHE, the children will be allowed back into school on Tuesday 13th July.The review of bubble closures by the DfE for the new school year was very welcome although children with a cough will still need to be sent home and tested.

In other news, I am pleased to let you know that we successfully recruited a new teacher for Year 3 next Year. Mrs Wolterman is a language specialist with experience of teaching different age ranges and will make a great addition to our staff team.

Year 6 have enjoyed a sleepover in the school hall alongside two days of varied fun activities. They have impressed us with how grown up and sensible they have been and will be looking forward to a lie in over the weekend.

The remaining classes in school enjoyed a dress down day in their football kits and face paint ready to enjoy the big match on Sunday.

Have a lovely weekend,

Mrs Karen Williams

Head Teacher

Good Work Awards

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

Mercury - Heidi M and Roxy S

Venus - Clara-Louise C and Joshua H

Earth - Ella M and James D

Mars - Joe B and All of Y2

Jupiter - Eli L and Luca M

Saturn - Freya C and Alex P

Uranus - Liam H and Max M

Neptune - Whole class

Hot Chocolate Friday

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

Mercury - Oliver W

Venus - Eryn G

Earth - Isabel A

Mars - Brooke T

Jupiter - Alexa K

Saturn - Dexter S

Uranus - Sam B

Neptune - Grace K

Winning Team

Congratulations to Eleanor, Hattie and their team the Purple Typhoons for their win this week.


The fantastic maths continues in reception and KS1! This week's winners are: Thomas (Mercury), Emie (Venus), Isabel (Earth) and Flynn (Mars).

Y6 Activity Days and Sleepover

To mark the beginning of their final fun-filled fortnight at primary school, Neptune has had a fantastic end to the week with a sleepover in school and lots of outdoor activities. Our highlight was singing, quizzing and toasting marshmallows around the campfire. We will all be ready for an early night tonight!
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Y6 Performance

Tuesday 13th July, 2pm & 6.30pm

Wednesday 14th July, 2pm & 6.30pm

Y6 Forest Schools

Thursday 15th & 22nd July

Moving Up Day

Friday 16th July

Seaside Lunch

Friday 16th July

Y6 Leavers Lunch

Friday 23rd July

Term Ends

Friday 23rd July

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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.


Registered charity no: 1154660


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

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It’s nearly the Summer holidays, and to get you excited we wanted to help start you and your pupils’ creative skills flowing.

NYES Catering is excited to announce our 2021 Bake Off Competition! What masterpiece will your pupils create?


We want pupils to set their creative minds free, and design and make a sweet or savoury item to rival the official Great British Bake Off entries – pupils can be as adventurous with this task as they like, but they must contain either a fruit or vegetable. We also would love to hear why they’ve chosen their item, and the fun they had creating it!

We’ve enlisted the help of fantastic local baker and business owner Victoria Quilter of Tor Bakes Cakes to judge along with our two in-house judges. Victoria (Tor) started baking when she was a young girl, which quickly developed into a passion for baking; ultimately leading her to opening her own baking business, Tor Bakes Cakes, a couple of years ago. Tor can’t wait to see all of the creative and tasty looking entries!

The 2021 NYES Catering Star Baker will win a personalised baking set and a baking session (for the winner and two friends) with the NYES Catering Team over the Summer holidays.

We will also share a couple of our favourite baking recipes to help aid with the creative mind flow!

How to enter

Simply email a photo of your pupils’ bake off item or your pupil and their item, along with the recipe and name of the item, and why they’ve chosen the fruit/vegetable within their item to:

Please include the pupils’ name, age, and details of the school they attend.

Please limit the entries to 1 entry per pupil/child.

Deadline: 20:00 on Sunday 25th July 2021

The winners will be announced on Wednesday 4th August 2021 and the winning entry will be published on our website and social media.

Follow us on to keep up to date with the latest competition developments!

Twitter: @nyedservices

Facebook and LinkedIn: North Yorkshire Education Services

Maximum age to enter is 18.

The best of luck to all – let us celebrate creativity and having fun with food!

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This fantastic charity is helping local families in need. They always welcome donations of pre-loved clothing for babies, children and adults. Follow them on Facebook or Instagram to see the support they are providing for so many. If you have some pre-loved clothes you can donate or can even spare some money to support their purchasing of new clothes for people in need please see the drop off points:

"Guess the Name of the Bear Fundraising"

"Guess the Name of the Bear... Help Lillie and Niamh from Saturn raise money for Woodhaven Kennels in South Milford.

50p a guess and the winner takes the bear home forever. The name guessing will take place in the playground after school every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday starting next week . The winner will be announced on the 16th July. If anyone has any other donations for dogs please bring them along too!!!

Help the girls raise as much as possible for a local community dog rehoming kennels and achieve their brownie badge too"

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Free Parenting Courses

Free new resources for North Yorkshire residents

Ourplace is the gateway into online courses for all parents, grandparents or carers who live in North Yorkshire. The courses aim to support the most difficult job in the world!

The first course is an antenatal course developed by Registered Midwives and health professionals and called ‘Understanding pregnancy, labour, birth and your baby‘ and does what it says in the title! Information about giving birth plus learning about the baby’s brain and how to optimise your relationship with the baby.

The second is a postnatal course ‘Understanding your baby‘. It was developed by health visitors and clinical psychologists, and other health professionals and is for parents of babies from 0 to 12 months.

The third is our main course for parents of children aged between 6 months and 19 years: ‘Understanding your child‘. This was also developed by child psychologists and specialist health and education professionals.

There is also a short course: ‘Understanding your teenager’s brain’ which can explain some of the changes in teenagers’ behaviour by understanding what is happening in their brain.

The courses are delivered in modules and can be worked through at your own pace and can be accessed on laptops, mobile phones, tablets etc by logging on to: and entering the access code: NYFAMILIES

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STAR MAT Vacancies

Please click on the following link for details of our current vacancies:

Sherburn High School - Pastoral Support Assistant with Midday Supervisory Assistant (MSA): General Teaching Assistant (GTA) with Midday Supervisory Assistant (MSA): Cover Supervisor Vacancy: Art Assistant with Whole School Display responsibilities

Appleton Roebuck Primary School - Senior Administrative Assistant

Tadcaster Grammar School - Reprographics and ICT Administrator: Lead First Aider and Administrator

South Milford Primary School - Class Teacher: Higher Level Teaching Assistant

Saxton Primary School - Midday Supervisory Assistant
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