Kirk Fenton News

16th October 2020

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

Dear Parents / Carers,


It seems I spoke too soon and as you are now aware we have had our first positive Covid case in school. We are not unusual in this and several of the local schools are also starting to see cases rise as it is in the community. Thankfully, our detailed risk assessments and contingency planning meant that we were able to isolate the case and contacts quickly and school has been able to continue safely for all other pupils and staff. On that note, the staff and children have been amazingly resilient and caring as we have had to make further changes again this week.


Aside from Covid, we have had a super week across school. Saturn class enjoyed a morning of golf skills and competition on Thursday and it seems we have some very talented golfers in the class - well done Year 4!


On Wednesday we were joined by the Methodist lay minister Pastor Eileen who beamed into the classrooms to lead worship. She told us the story of 'The Lost Coin' this week.

Finally, virtual parent consultations are now well underway in most classes so if you have not yet booked an appointment, please speak to the school office.


Have a lovely weekend,

Mrs Karen Williams

Head Teacher

Good Work Awards

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


Mercury - Hugo Parker-Harrison


Venus - everyone


Earth - Milo Mason and Logan Dolan


Mars - Lyla Mawson and Seeley Truscott


Jupiter - Emma Edwards and Hattie Dorman


Saturn - Dexter Smith and Lillie Jebson


Uranus - Louie Stock and Alyssa Reynolds


Neptune - Oscar Dutton and Belle Bembridge

Hot Chocolate Friday

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


Mercury - Raven Lambert


Venus - Eryn Gayton


Earth - Ella Mallinson


Mars - Skyla Sutcliffe


Jupiter - Joseph McGregor


Saturn - Margery Sharp


Uranus - Sophie Rosbrook


Neptune - Hattie Sanderson

Winning Teams

The Green Gladiators are the winners this week. Congratulations Niamh and Ellie and all your team.

Y4 Tri Golf

Saturn class had a challenging but rewarding morning participating in a tri-golf competition. This is a virtual inter-school competition and, once every school has had a chance to compete, the results for individuals, teams and schools will be announced.


'I liked the second game, it was challenging!' Olivia P

'We had a fun time and Andy was really nice.' Scarlett B

'I liked the one where you had to hit the ball on the cone.' Laila

'We had a really good time.' Finn

'It was really fun, we had to do three stations.' Grace

Thank you and Reminders

Thank you for wearing masks whilst on the school site and using the one way system. Down by Venus, Mercury and Earth classrooms you are now able to exit via the path (the same way you come in) so you don't have to walk across the grass. We would appreciate it if you could please continue to maintain social distancing and do not stay on site for a chat. Also please can you make sure the children stay with you and do not run around the parked cars or in the playground. Thank you for your continued support with this.

Parents Evening

If you need to book/rearrange a parents evening please call the school office.


The following classes Parent meetings are by phone:


Mercury - 22nd Oct, 3.15-5.15pm


Earth - 21st Oct 10-11.30am & 3.30-5.30pm


Mars - 22nd Oct, 3.30-5pm


The following classes Parent meetings are on Google Meet. If you have any queries please contact the office:


Jupiter - 22nd Oct, 4-6pm


Saturn - 19th Oct, 3.30-5.50pm


Neptune - 21st Oct, 2-6pm

CANCELLED - Open Morning for New Starters in Reception 2021, Saturday 17th October

Unfortunately due to rising numbers in the area the STAR MAT have taken the decision to have NO external visitors in to school so we are therefore having to cancel this open morning.

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

Y6 Applying for Secondary School Place

You can apply for a secondary school place for your child from 12 September 2020 and you must submit your application by 31 October 2020.

This information is for families living in North Yorkshire who have a child born between 1 September 2009 and 31 August 2010 as your child is due to transfer from primary to secondary school in September 2021.

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.

Further information regarding the application process can be found at www.northyorks.gov.uk/admissions.

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Parents Evenings

October - see details above.

If you need to book or rearrange please contact the school office.


CANCELLED - New Starters Open Morning

Saturday 17th October


Half Term

Monday 26th - Friday 30th October.


Christmas Break

Monday 21st December - Monday 4th January.


Spring Term Begins

Tuesday 5th January.

It is still all quiet in Friends at the moment, but we do have some exciting things coming up in the next few weeks.

For those that are new to the school, the Friends committee members are

Chair – Michelle Seagus

Deputy Chair – Mark Gayton

Treasurer – Ange Gibb

Secretary – Amelia Thomas

Secretary – Satu Dobby

Media and volunteering – Katie Askey



Did you know the Friends committee raised the monies and took on the EYFS garden as a project in 2019.


And turned it from this...

To this...

friends@kf.starmat.uk

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