Kirk Fenton News

10th November 2023

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Dear Parents / Carers,

Welcome back to school for another exciting half term! This half term is always busy with rehearsals for the Nativity and Young Voices as well as being a term that is crammed full of learning in the classroom so please ensure that you keep an eye on newsletters and emails so that you don't miss anything.

I start this week with the news that Mrs Hey will be leaving us at the end of next week to take up a role working with Apprenticeships nearer to home. Mrs Hey has been an integral part of our team here at Kirk Fenton, covering almost every class during the week and being invaluable with the interventions she leads in Key Stage 1 and EYFS. She will be greatly missed but we wish her every good luck in her new role. We are currently advertising for a replacement and will update you once the position is filled. If you would like to donate to a leaving gift for Mrs Hey, please speak to the school office.

You will see further down the newsletter a poster for the Village RJC Christmas Collection. This is in conjunction with a charity called Mission Christmas that collects toys for disadvantaged children so that they receive a gift at Christmas. Our Young Voices choir will be singing at the event and we would love to have a great turn out from the school to support the collection on 7th December.

Finally, please can you check that your child has a coat at school each day, particularly those that come on the school buses or in cars. Whilst it's not yet particularly cold, the children do go outside to play in drizzle and wet weather so can end up in damp clothes for the day.

Have a lovely weekend,

Karen Williams

Head Teacher

Good Work Awards

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

Attenborough - Grayson and Isaac

Rashford - Kieran and Cecily

Thunberg - Harry and Ivy

Seacole - Toby and Paul

Luther King - Willow and Tayvie

Jean King - Logan and Zion

Pankhurst - Laurence and Niamh

Barnardo - Nancy and Hattie

Hot Chocolate Friday

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

Attenborough - Nancy

Rashford - Molly

Thunberg - Ziggy

Seacole - Charlotte

Luther King - Esme

Jean King - Bertie

Pankhurst - Eric

Barnardo - Ella

Lunchtime Awards

Well done to Bob M, Harry S and Charlie W for helping us all to enjoy our lunchtime in the dinner hall.

Cloakroom Award

Well done to Luther King Class for having the tidiest cloakroom this week.

Winning Team

Congratulations to Alisa, James and their team the Orange Spitfires who are our winners this week.

Well done to everyone that has worked hard this week on their maths. Special congratulations go to Sonny L, Matthew M, Cezar P, Elin C, Hugo O, Seb E and Austin B who proudly received their Numbots certificates this afternoon. Our Rockstars of the Week are Eric P, Huey W and Alex E. Well done everyone!

Message from Head Pupils

We have had a great first week back. Everyone has settled back in well and have been enjoying their learning. On Tuesday, Reception to year 5 took part in a netball workshop and seemed to enjoy it (lots of excited voices echoed from the hall!).A poppy making competition also took place and a display of the entries has been made in the hall. The winners will be announced this afternoon in assembly. Have a lovely weekend.

Head Pupil Awards go to Brooke T and Lola S.

Freddie & Ella

Eco News

Yesterday we had a whole school worship to re-launch Eco Schools for this year. We are looking for children from every year group who are interested in being on the Eco-Committee for this year. If your child would like to be considered, they need to write a short letter or note explaining why they think they coul. All applications need to be with me by next Friday 17th November. I will announce the Eco-Committee children in worship the following week.

Watch this space for weekly eco news.

Mrs Slater & Mrs Clarke

Poppy Competition

A big thank you to all the children who took part in the poppy competition. The children have put so much time and thought into their designs. It was extremely difficult to choose the winners as they were all so wonderful.

The winners for Reception and Key Stage One:

First Place - Min (Seacole Class)

Second Place - Matthew (Rashford Class)

Third Place - Sonny (Attenborough Class)

Key Stage Two

First Place - Joseph (Luther King Class)

Second Place - Alex (Luther King Class)

Third Place - Evie H (Pankhurst Class)

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Y5/Y6 Anti-Bullying Workshop Performance, Thursday 16th November

The second week back after half term is anti-bullying week and we are delighted to have the Konflux Theatre company coming into school on Thursday 16th November to work with our children in year 5 and year 6. They will be doing workshops with the classes, looking at how issues can be resolved through support from peers and adults. This will build towards a performance that parents and carers are warmly invited to. This will start at 14:50 in the school hall.
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New Starters for September 2024 Open Evening for Parents

Tuesday 14th November, 5.30pm

Friends rearranged AGM at the White Horse, Church Fenton

Wednesday 15th November, 8pm

Y4 Forest School Day in School

Thursday 16th November

Y5/6 Anti-Bullying Workshop Performance to Parents

Thursday 16th November, 2.50pm

Usborne Book Fair

Wednesday 22nd November, 3-3.30pm

Non-Uniform Day - donations of chocolate for the chocolate tombola please

Wednesday 6th December

Friends of Kirk Fenton School Disco

Wednesday 6th December, EYFS/KS1 3.15-4.30pm; KS2 4.45-6pm. £3

Attenborough Nativity Performance to Parents

Monday 11th December 2.30pm

Y5/6 Music Performance to Parents

Tuesday 12th December, 2:30pm

Y3/4 Music Performance to Parents

Wednesday 13th December, 2:30pm

Whole School Panto, York

Friday 15th December

Friends of Kirk Fenton Christmas Celebrations

Friday 15th December, 3–5pm

KS1 Nativity for parents

Tuesday 19th December, 9:30–10:15am

Wednesday 20th December, 2:15–3:15pm

Christmas Lunch and Christmas Jumper Day

Thursday 21st December

Friends of Kirk Fenton Christmas Movie Night

Thursday 21st December, 3.15-5.30pm. £3

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.

It’s November, so that means talk turns to CHRISTMAS! We’ve got some fantastic events and activities lined up through December for the children, and their families.

- Wednesday 6th – non-uniform day AND school disco’s

- Friday 15th – Christmas Celebration Event

- Thursday 21st – Christmas Jumper Day and Christmas Movie Day

See the attached posters for more information on the disco and movie day, details on the Christmas Celebration will follow next week. The non-uniform day when donations to the Chocolate Tombola would be very gratefully received.

AGM: the re-arranged AGM will be held on Wednesday 15th November at the White Horse. There is no expectation that you will join the Friends of Kirk Fenton by attending the AGM, but we cannot confirm a new committee without six non-committee members in attendance as well. We may even buy you a drink.


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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Supporting Church Fenton at Christmas

Come and sponsor a Christmas Tree Light! Your £2 donation (per light bulb) will get you entry into our draw for your chance to switch on our Village Christmas Lights at the Christmas Light Switch on event on Sunday 26th November. We appreciate your support. (All donations from sponsorships are used to fund our Village Christmas events)

For information and updates about our plans this year why not follow our Facebook Page

STAR MAT Vacancies

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


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Ulleskelf JFC Warriors

New Players wanted for our Girls Team.
Ulleskelf JFC Warriors under 8/9’s Girls
We are looking for new players to join our friendly club, whether you have kicked a ball before or not.

If your daughter is currently in year 3 or 4, please get in touch.

We are looking to join West Riding Girls Football League in the near future but need more players for the 7v7 format
Football League, matches are on a Saturday morning.

Training takes place Wednesdays 6-7 in the winter months held Sherburn High School, otherwise on the pitches at Ulleskelf.

Ulleskelf Junior Football club was founded in 1998 The club continues to grow with teams from Under 7s, through to under 18’s
Subs £105 per season 1st child
£52.50 2nd child
3rd child free
For more information visit please contact Karla 07887647726

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