Kirk Fenton News

8th February 2019

Dear Parents / Carers,

This week has again seen some sporting success in cross country and dodgeball events across both key stages and as always our pupils represented our school with perseverance, thankfulness and respect for all. Thank you to them for doing such a great job.

Having been at the Kirk Fenton for a year now I would like to start thinking about how to drive the school forward over the coming years and what that will look like in practice. I would therefore like to set up a 'parent council' to contribute alongside our governors, leadership and staff teams and pupil council. This would involve a group of around 12 -15 parents spanning all classes meeting in school for a couple of hours each half term, so six times per year during the school day. The aim of these meetings is to discuss the whole school needs and goals and meetings will be carefully structured in order to do this. They are not designed for parents to discuss individual classes or pupils for which the class teacher is the first point of call. They are instead for me to gain a parental view of changes required, issues and successes through discussion and feedback. If you would be interested in doing this and can attend school during the day, then please email and I will contact you from there.

Have a lovely weekend,

Mrs Karen Williams

Head Teacher

Good Work Certificates

This week certificates were awarded to:

EYFS - Lyla Mawson and Sam Armitage

Y1 - Henry Charlesworth and Rose Fawcett

Y2 - Alex Peace and Scarlett Hodgson-Liversidge

Hedwig - Oliver Wickham and Noah Hughes

Errol - Grace Watson and Ewan Pert

Y5 - Georgia Webster and Isaac Smith

Y6 - Corben Edmundson and Blake Herbert

Winning Team

Congratulations to the Green Gladiators who were this week's winners. Bradley and Evie were delighted to tie on the ribbons and very proud of their team.


The following children have shown good manners and been helpful and kind in the lunch hall. They each get to choose a friend to sit at the Star Table with them on Monday.

Katie Oxberry-O'Donnell, Y5

Evie Hunt, Y5

Oliver Clark, Y6

Paige Beverley, Y5

District Cross Country 2019

There was lots of nervous excitement when 12 KS2 children travelled by bus to Selby College for the District Cross Country Final. Y3 and Y4 ran 1200m whilst Y5 and Y6 ran 1500m. It was perfect running weather and a great atmosphere. All our runners showed perseverance and endurance. Well done Holly, Niamh, George, Charlie, Hattie, Evie, Georgia, Lottie, Eloise, Edie, Evie and Isaac - you made us proud!

Congratulations to George (1st), Charlie (4th), Eloise (2nd) and Evie (8th) who won places in the North Yorkshire final at Dalby Forest in March. Good luck!

KS1 Dodgeball

Our Y2 dodgeball team enjoyed a really exciting afternoon playing 6 other teams at Sherburn Hungate. It was noisy and hot but great fun and our play improved with each game. Well done Ivor, Lucie-Mae, Lillie, Alex, Joseph, Niamh and Lola.

Great Recycling!

Caitlin Allars and Jessie Vale (Y5) took approximately 200 crisp packets over to the community shop this morning to be recycled.


Please park safely and considerately and DO NOT park in the bus layby or obstructing drives or junctions. Thank you
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Friends Curry Night at the Sunar Bangla

Tuesday 19th February, 6.30pm or 8.30pm


Thursday 21st February - please return filled bags to school after 3.15pm on the 20th or by 9am on the 21st.

Half Term

Monday 25th February to Friday 1st March

Book Fair

Monday 11th to Friday 15th March

Parents Evenings

Tuesday 12th and Thursday 14th March

Comic Relief Red Nose Day

Friday 15th March - details to follow.

Class Photos

Monday 10th June

Sports Day

Friday 21st June

Curry Night - Tuesday 19th February

Not long now until our community curry night - we hope you can join us. Tickets are £16 for adults and £6.50 for kids; book now to avoid disappointment. Choose from the 6.30pm or 8.30pm sitting. For more details, please see our Facebook page, email us, or pop into Church Fenton Community Shop who are kindly supporting us by selling tickets.


An easy way to raise money for your school while decluttering, we are sending collection bags home with children today. Please donate any spare good quality clothing you have (excluding school uniform) and return your bag to school on Thursday 21st February. If you need help to transport your donation to us on that day, please email us and we will help.

As always, please get in touch with any queries or opinions:


Registered charity no: 1154660

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