Kirk Fenton News

4th March 2022

Please look on our website www.kf.starmat.uk for up-to-date information.

Dear Parents and Carers,


What a challenge we have had this week!


We came back from half term to find that we had no online capacity due to a fault further afield beyond our control. This has meant a complete change in the way we work and teach as so many of our systems and processes are held online in various clouds and applications. I have been teaching long enough to remember the time before we used Google and smartboards, but for our children and many of our staff this week has been very different as we have adapted. It has been great to see how resilient everyone has been. Fingers crossed that normal service is resumed next week! In the meantime, thank you for your understanding and please continue to contact us by telephone. We will let you know once we are back online.


I was pleased to welcome a group of church school headteachers into school this week especially as they were very positive about how far the school has come in developing as a church school. “The impact of the school vision could be seen in the ways that the children demonstrated that they feel valued within their lessons, and the level of respect for everyone that was displayed.”


Finally, what a wonderful day we had on World Book Day on Thursday. It was clear to see what a fantastic effort had gone into the children’s costumes and the ‘Book in a box’ entries. Thank you for your help in this. The children in all classes took part in lots of book related activities during the day and had a great day.

Have a lovely weekend,

Mrs Karen Williams

Head Teacher

Good Work Awards

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


Bears - Zara S and Beau-Bella B


Bees - Theo H and Thea T


Hummingbirds - Brodie E and Zion P


Tigers - George S and Georgia K


Sharks - Connie C and Meela M


Earthworms - Sienna H and Nancy C


Jaguars - Mackinley S-D and William M


Wolves - Amelia S and Chloe T

Hot Chocolate Friday

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


Bears - Scarlett P


Bees - Paul P


Hummingbirds - Roxy S


Tigers - Eryn G


Sharks - Eric P


Earthworms - Luca M


Jaguars - Penny G


Wolves - Max M

Message from the Head Boy and Head Girl

This week we hope everyone enjoyed world book day. There were some great costumes and books in a box. Everyone has really followed our school rules this week.


The head boy award went to Harvey from Tigers

The head girl award went to Brooke from Sharks


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Winning Team

Congratulations to Amelia, Sam and their team the Orange Spitfires for their win this week.

World Book Day - Thursday 3rd March

A fantastic day was had by all with lots of wonderful outfits and we were blown away by the 'book in a box' creations. Well done everyone. Photos will be in next week's newsletter.

Spring term before and after school clubs

KS1 (Years 1 & 2):

Tuesdays: 8:00-8:50am – Dance, 1st March to 5th April. Contact Dance Elite directly.


Years 2, 3, 4, 5 & 6:

Tuesdays 3:15-4:15pm - Capoeira, 1st March to 5th April. Free. FULL


KS2 (Years 3, 4, 5 & 6):

Mondays: 3:15-4:15pm – Dodgeball, 28th February to 4th April. Free. FULL

Thursdays: 8:00-8:50am – Dance, 3rd March to 7th April. Contact Dance Elite directly.

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British Science Week

w/c 14th March


Bag2School

Friday 18th March


Parents Evenings - in school. Details to follow.

w/c 28th March. Invite to book an appointment will be sent out w/c 21st March


Class Photos

Monday 13th June

Staff Thank You's

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Pupil Premium & Free School Meals Funding

As you will be aware, Universal Free School Meals are automatically available to all children in EYFS, Year 1 and Year 2. However, if you meet certain criteria, your child may be eligible for Free School Meals for the whole of their primary education as well as additional funding to support them with their education, called a 'Pupil Premium'. This additional funding benefits our school to support us to increase your child's attainment.


To qualify for Free School Meals and Pupil Premium funding, you must fulfil one of the following criteria:


  • Universal Credit, provided you have an annual net earned income of no more than £7,400, as assessed by earnings from up to three of your most recent assessment periods (£616.67 per month);
  • Income Support;
  • Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance;
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance;
  • Support under part six of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999;
  • The guarantee element of Pension Credit;
  • Child Tax Credit, provided you are also not entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual household gross income that does not exceed £16,190 (as assessed by HMRC); or
  • Working Tax Credit run-on, paid for four weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit.


If your family circumstances change, you may become eligible. Please see the North Yorkshire website below for more information and to access the relevant application forms. Once your application has been processed, school will be notified automatically . If you require any support with understanding Free School Meals and Pupil Premium funding or help with your application, please call one of our admin team who will be happy to advise.


https://www.northyorks.gov.uk/free-school-meals

STAR MAT Vacancies

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


https://web.starmat.uk/vacancies/

Community Information

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