Kirk Fenton News

7th December 2018

Dear Parents / Carers,

It’s been a very Christmassy week this week. The Year Five and Six choir attended and sang at a carol concert at Tadcaster Grammar School on Thursday along with other choirs from the Trust schools. We have ended this week feeling very festive following a wonderful ‘Wriggly Nativity’ from our Early Years children. I was amazed by how much they learned and for such young children they were very confident and could be heard saying their lines beautifully. The singing was lovely and the sheer enthusiasm with which they performed was wonderful to see. I’m sure the EYFS staff will sleep well tonight!

We ended the week with the Friends Christmas Fair. This was well attended and fun and chocolate were had by all. I would like to take this opportunity to thank the volunteers for all their hard work over the last few months to bring it all together. There is so much in school that just wouldn’t be possible without the funds that events like this raise so thank you to everyone who came and supported our school.

Have a lovely weekend,

Mrs Karen Williams

Head Teacher

Y1 Church Visit

Thank you to Reverend Simon for welcoming Y1 to St Mary's church. We enjoyed learning about how Christians prepared for Christmas.

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!
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Please park with consideration in Church Fenton and be mindful that some residents need access for nurses and other visitors to their property. Thank you.

After School Clubs:- KS2 Tennis Club and KS1 Netball Club

Please send your form back if you are interested in signing up for either of these clubs starting in January 2019. Ask at the school office if you require a form.
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The Book People' Book Fair

Thursday 13th to Wednesday 19th December, 3.20pm

KS1 Christmas Performance

Tuesday 18th December, 2pm

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

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

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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