Kirk Fenton News

25th June 2021

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

Dear Parents / Carers,


How can it be that there is only four weeks of term left? With all it's interruptions and lockdowns, this school year seems to have flown by and this week we have had several visitors in school to support our Year 6 pupils with transition to high school. Although they will not have the usual transition visits, they are working hard on preparing for end of term events such as a performance and most are excited about taking the big step up to High school. It is lovely to hear their singing and watch them rehearse together.


Our School Improvement Adviser was back in school this week for a review into our foundation subjects, in particular Geography. Again, I am pleased and proud to let you know that our report was very good. We have a great team of adults at Kirk Fenton and are very proud of our childrens' achievements and progress throughout this difficult year. Thank you for your continued support as parents.

Have a lovely weekend,

Mrs Karen Williams

Head Teacher

Good Work Awards

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


Mercury - Erin N and Taryn SC


Venus - Jacob H, George S, Zachary M and Brodie E


Earth - Olivia D and Eric P


Mars - Mika S and Harrison P


Jupiter - Alisa W and Freddie C


Saturn - Tom M and Elliot G


Uranus - Nate B and Holly B


Neptune - Charlotte H and Harry G

Hot Chocolate Friday

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


Mercury - Annabella G


Venus - Emie P


Earth - Coby W


Mars - Laurence HF


Jupiter - Emma E


Saturn - Niamh M


Uranus - Sophie R


Neptune - Ellie O'N

Winning Team

Well done to Robin, Oscar and their team the Blue Mustangs for their win this week.

TT Rock Stars of the Week

This week we had our KS2 Battle of the Bands. We have been so impressed at how hard some of the children worked to help get their class to victory. In the end, the hard work Saturn put in paid off and they were victorious. Well done Saturn! The winners in each class were: Robin (Neptune), Holly (Uranus), Lucie-Mae (Saturn) and Nancy (Jupiter).

NUMBOTS Stars

The teachers in reception and KS1 continue to be amazed at the difference NUMBOTS is making to those children who are going on regularly. There have been lots of wow moments this week, when children have realised how many number facts they know! This week's NUMBOTS champions are: Heidi (Mercury), Jacob (Venus), Eric (Earth) and Evie (Mars).

National School Sports Week

All the classes have had a fabulous time getting outside and practising their skills. Several classes have entered the Yorkshire wide virtual cricket competition and we look forward to receiving the results. Well done Kirk Fenton!

Reminder

Please can you make sure you keep your children, including younger siblings, with you whilst on the school site and do not let them run between the cars or over the grass. Thank you
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Seaside Lunch

Friday 16th July


Y6 Activity Days & Camp Out in Hall

Thursday 8th & Friday 9th July


Y6 Performance

Tuesday 13th July, 2pm & 6.30pm

Wednesday 14th July, 2pm & 6.30pm


Y6 Forest Schools

Thursday 15th & 22nd 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.

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friends@kf.starmat.uk

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Registered charity no: 1154660

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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

www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/kirkfentonparochialvoluntarycontrolledprimaryschoolchurchfenton


Like us on Facebook for up-to-date information www.facebook.com/FriendsOfKirkFenton

CAN YOU HELP THE CLOTHING BANK?

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: https://theclothingbank.org.uk/Menu/dropoffpoints


"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: www.inourplace.co.uk 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:


Kirk Fenton Primary School - Class Teacher

Kirk Fenton Primary School - General Teaching Assistant

South Milford Primary School - Class Teacher

South Milford Primary School - Higher Level Teaching Assistant

Kellington Primary School - Trust Caretaker

Kellington Primary School - General Teaching Assistant


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