Kirk Fenton News
8th October 2021
Dear Parents and Carers,
Thankfully this week we have seen a big reduction in the number of new Covid cases in school which means we are now able to meet together again for assemblies and lunch. We will need to stay vigilant however and I ask that you continue to monitor your children for signs of illness and to use lateral flow tests twice per week if you can.
This week all classes have enjoyed taking part in a Futsal session in the MUGA. Teachers reported some great ball skills across each class. We also celebrated World Poetry Day on Thursday 7th with classes learning and reciting a poem for the rest of the school. Mrs Cameron has put a selection of poetry up around the school and it has been a joy to watch the children stop and read a poem as they move around the buildings. Perhaps you could share your favourite poem with your child this weekend?
Finally, just a few messages and reminders:
- On Monday 11th October we will be marking World Mental Health Day in school by having a non-uniform day and collecting for Mentally Healthy Schools.
- Monday 18th October will be our Harvest Festival worship. We will be collecting dried foods, tins and toiletries as usual to be donated to Selby Food Bank. Please bring any donations on the day and thank you in advance.
- A polite reminder please that parents should not be using the staff car park when collecting children from school or after school clubs. We have a very tight risk assessment for our staff car park which means that there must be no vehicle movement in the car park when children are leaving the site. Please help us to keep our pupils safe.
Have a lovely weekend,
Mrs Karen Williams
Good Work Awards
This week's certificates were awarded to the following children:
Bears - Freddie T and Hector T
Bees - Jude L and Raven L
Hummingbirds - Tommy J and Eddie McG
Tigers - Tilly B and Albert F
Sharks - Brooke T and Oliver H
Earthworms - Brad S and Henri W
Jaguars - Alex P and Olivia P
Wolves - Daisy V and Finley W
Hot Chocolate Friday
Well done to the following who earned the hot chocolate award:
Bears - Senna C
Bees - Eva K-E
Hummingbirds - Charlie P
Tigers - James D
Sharks - Bob M
Earthworms - Sam C
Jaguars - Grace P
Wolves - Harry B
Message from the Head Boy and Head Girl
We hope everyone enjoyed their poetry activities this week and the Futsal skills that we learnt. Everyone did an amazing job.
The other thing we've recognised is the play equipment has been very popular recently after the clean. Everyone has been taking turns, e.g. 5 spins on the bars or 3 runs on the wheel then it's the next persons go.
It's nice to see everyone playing so nicely together.
Florence & Harry
We are hoping there will be an after school club offered soon.....watch this space.
Gardening Club Request
Menu Change, Tuesday 12th October
Harvest Festival Donations
Monday 18th October
Please bring in dried food, tins & toiletries which will go to Selby Food Bank
Friends EGM in School
Thursday 21st October, 3.15pm
Y6 Application to Secondary School
Deadline is 31st October 2021
Parents Meetings - Online (Google Meet) or Phonecall
W/C 8th November. A link to book an appointment will be sent out at 4pm on Thursday 21st October
Bears: with Mrs Young or Mrs Skelton online - Mon 8th 3.30-5pm; Wed 10th 3:30-5pm; Thurs 11th 3:30-5pm
Bees: with Mrs Westfeld by phone - Tues 9th 3.20 -5pm; Wed 10th 9.20-11.20 & 3.20 -5pm
Hummingbirds: with Mrs Slater online - Mon 8th 3.30-5pm; Tues 9th 3.30-5pm; Thurs 11th 1.30- 5pm
Tigers: with Mrs Fitzpatrick or Mrs Bembridge by phone - Mon 8th 2:30-4.40pm; online - Tues 9th 3:20-4:40pm; Thurs 11th 1.30-2.30pm; Fri 12th 9:30-12
Sharks: with Mrs Wolterman or Mrs Bembridge online - Wed 10th 1.30-5pm; by phone - Thurs 11th 2.30-5pm
Earthworms: with Mrs Harrison online - Wed 10th 2pm - 6pm; Thurs 11th 3:45 - 4:30pm
Jaguars: with Mr Symes online - Mon 8th 3.30-5pm; Tues 9th 1-5pm
Wolves: with Mrs Cameron online - Tues 9th 1.30-3pm & 3.30-5.30pm; Wed 10th 3.30-5pm
YR-Y6 Nasal Flu Vaccinations in School - consent required
Application for Primary School Places
Deadline is 15th January 2022
NYCC - Secondary School Places
FAO Parents of Year 6 Pupils
You can apply for a secondary school place for your child from 12 September 2021 and you must submit your application by 31 October 2021
This information is for families living in North Yorkshire who have a child born between 1 September 2010 and 31 August 2011 as your child is due to transfer from primary to secondary school in September 2022.
Families living outside North Yorkshire will need to contact their own home Local Authority to obtain the information regarding school admissions and to make an application to the Authority where they live.
The information on the website regarding the application process will be updated by 12 September 2021 at www.northyorks.gov.uk/admissions. Including:
• the criteria used by the local authority to allocate school places at maintained schools
• links to the admission arrangements for schools which are their own admissions authority, such as certain academy schools and voluntary aided schools
• specific school information including the number of places allocated and statistics for the 2021-22 academic year
• eligibility for home-to-school transport
• the online parent portal where you will be able to create an account and apply online for a school place.
It is important that you read all of the information on the school admissions and transport pages before completing the online Common Application Form (CAF).
NYCC Primary School Places
FAO Parents of nursery age children
(who were born between 1 September 2017 and 31 August 2018)
If you have a child who falls into the age range above they are due to start school in September 2022 and you must apply for a primary school place for them to start in Reception.
The deadline to submit your application is 15 January 2022
You must apply for a school place even if your child has an older sibling at the school you would like them to go to or they are attending a nursery attached to the school.
This information is for families living in North Yorkshire. Families living outside North Yorkshire will need to contact their home authority to obtain their information regarding school admissions.
The information you need to apply for a primary school place is available at
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.
Following the recent statements that Friends would unfortunately have to close, we are really pleased to announce that a number of people have now stepped forward wishing to join a new committee.
Friends are now in a position to hold a full EGM where a new committee can be elected. This will be at 3:15pm on Thursday 21st October at school (Yr6 classroom).
For the EGM to proceed there will need to be at least 8 people in attendance for the 15-20min meeting so it can go ahead. Everyone is invited to attend this meeting, even if you are not wanting to join the committee in a formal role. But if you are interested in joining the committee and not able to attend the meeting please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your expressed interest in joining and this will then be read out by the current chair. If anyone would like further information on joining the committee please get in touch.
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NYES Catering are excited to announce their annual Pumpkin Carving Competition! We want to inspire primary and secondary pupils to get creative in their kitchens with this Autumnal inspired event.
We want pupils to (safely!) carve or decorate a pumpkin at home – they can be scary or cute – you are the decider in this challenge!
We’ve even enlisted the help of The Whole Hogg Farm Shop & Tearoom – a local, family business that celebrates local and seasonal produce; including home grown pumpkins to pick– to help choose the winning masterpiece along with 2 of our in-house judges. The Whole Hogg team/family are really looking forward to seeing all of your brilliant designs, and the fun you have with your pumpkins!
There is an exciting first place prize to be won – an Amazon Fire 7 Tablet with 7” Display and 16GB data! Plus a runners up prize of a fun Colouring Book.
We will also share a couple of tasty recipes to use up your unused pumpkin to reduce your food waste from carving your magnificent pumpkins!
How to enter
Simply email a photo of your carved pumpkin to: email@example.com
Please include the pupil’s name, age, and details of the school they attend (plus a name for your pumpkin if you like!).
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