Kirk Fenton News

17th March 2023

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Dear Parents / Carers,

What a wonderful and scientific week we have had in school this week! Each class has been focused on science this week as we celebrated British Science Week and considered the question 'What was the greatest Invention?'. Each class chose an invention and then researched it and presented their case to the whole school in an assembly on Thursday. We thought about the wheel, bread, penicillin, the compass, aeroplanes, rockets, the steam engine and electricity. It was lovely to see the children's work but also how engaged they were with the topic. Great work all round!

A couple of notices this week:

  • I ask again that you don't allow your children, including younger siblings, to run through the cars in the car park but to stick to the paths.
  • A reminder that children should not be wearing jewellery or nail polish for school and that earrings should be studs that the child can remove for PE. Uniform, especially PE kit, must not have branded logos other than our school crest.
  • Finally, a reminder that I can not authorise leave in term time other than in very exceptional circumstances and not during statutory assessment times in May and June.

Have a lovely week,

Karen Williams

Head Teacher

Good Work Awards

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

Donaldson - Alfie R and Theo

Hughes - Darii and Max

Coelho - Toby and Zara

Rosen - Alistair and Tayvie

Milligan - Jacob and Tilly

Zephaniah - Harry and Flynn

Shakespeare - George and Eli

Angelou - Penny and Tom

Hot Chocolate Friday

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

Donaldson - Holly

Hughes - Ben

Coelho - Min

Rosen - Finnbar

Milligan - Evie

Zephaniah - Skyla

Shakespeare - Sadie

Angelou - Olivia P

Winning Team

Well done to the Purple Typhoons and their House Captains Freya and Elliot for their win this week.

Well done to everyone who has worked hard on their maths skills this week. It is great to see more children in Y3 and Y4 trying hard to learn their times tables, well done. Special congratulations to Jacob P, Kieran O, Evie S, Austin B, Clara R-S, Bertie M, Theo M and Tom G who are our Numbots champions this week! Our TT Rockstars of the week are Scarlett B, Jacob M, Harrison P, Eric P, Samantha D, Coby W and Eryn G. Well done everyone!

Message from Head Pupils

This week we celebrated British science week. All of the classes participated in a range of experiments and showed the whole school why they believed their invention was the best and the most important invention of all! We hope you have a lovely weekend and see you next week.

Head Pupil certificates went to Will G and Betsy.

Niamh and Lillie

Eco News

This week, We have had a good week and we have started to recycle crisp packets. We are going to be doing a swap shop after Easter( a shop where people bring things in and swap them for something else more info later). Remember to reduce, reuse and recycle!

From Scarlett and Margery from the eco committee.

British Science Week

This week for British Science Week, each class chose an invention that they thought was the most important invention. They spent the week learning about their invention and why it had such an impact on our lives. During an assembly, each class then tried to convince the rest of the school that their invention was the best. It was amazing to see how much the children had learnt and how persuasive they were well explaining their chosen invention. Well done to Year 4 who were the winning class, who picked electricity as their most important invention.

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This is the new pre-ordering system which you need to access through ParentPay from Friday 17th March, 5pm. If you need a ParentPay login, please contact the school office.

This does include all EYFS, Y1 and Y2 universal free school meals.

All menus are loaded on the ParentPay system each term and you can pre-order from one day in advance to the whole term.

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Year 2 Rosen Class Worship

Friday 17th March, 9.05am

Year 5 Shakespeare Class Worship

Friday 24th March, 9.05am

Friends of Kirk Fenton Quiz & Curry Fundraising Night

Friday 24th March, school hall, from 6.30pm

Easter Lunch - change to the menu

Wednesday 29th March

Y6 Residential

Wednesday 29th - Friday 31st March

Y3/4 Easter Play Performance

Thursday 30th March 2.30pm

Friday 31st March 10.00am

Year 1 Coelho Class Worship

Friday 31st March, 9.05am

Term Ends

Friday 31st March

Training Day

Monday 17th April

Summer Term Begins

Tuesday 18th April

Parent/Carer Coffee Morning

Friday 21st April, 8.45am

Bank Holiday (school closed)

Monday 1st May

Monday 8th May

Half Term

Monday 29th May - Friday 2nd June

Y5/6 Leavers' Production

Tuesday 18th July, 6.30pm

Wednesday 19th July, 2pm

Y6 Leavers' Service in Church

Tuesday 25th July, 2.15pm

Term Ends

Tuesday 25th July

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.

Thank you to everyone who has purchased tickets for the Curry & Quiz night, we're really looking to the evening. You still have today to purchase any last minute tickets:

If you weren't able to get to school for the Easter Egg Guess the Square today, we'll be back in the playground next week on Tuesday.

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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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STAR MAT Vacancies

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Exploring Easter at St Mary's, Church Fenton

Please join us on Good Friday 7th April 2023, between 10am and 12noon, where we will have the opportunity to talk about the Easter story whilst joining in with a variety of activities.
We would love your help in building the Church's Easter Garden and have also planned:
- Easter bonnet decorating
- Painting ceramic and wooden Easter decorations
- General arts and crafts
- Bingo, hoopla and twister(!)
- Drinks, cakes and of course a chocolatey treat!
We really hope to see you then.
Catherine (Charlesworth) and Nina (Wrightson)

Tadcaster Junior Hockey

Although hockey season is reaching the business end of the season, here at Tadcaster trying to build on the great turnout for our junior training before Christmas and expand our junior section. The next 10week period for junior training at Tadcaster Hockey Club will start on Wednesday 1st March 2023 at Tadcaster Grammar School from 6 until 7pm, which covers players from ages 5 up to 16, split by ages for training purposes.

We shall be running this 10 week booking in two sections, five weeks prior to Easter, a two week break over Easter and then the remaining five weeks after. This session is once more charged at £30 per child for the entire 10 weeks. There is a £5 discount for siblings down to a minimum payment of £20, e.g. first child pays £30, second child pays £25, and any child thereafter pays £20.

Sticks can be provided, however we recommend hockey shinpads (football shinpads at a push, but hockey shinpads offer better protection for ankles), astroturf boots; note not studded football boots as these are not allowed on the pitch, although trainers may be sufficient, and a gum shield. Please ask for advice on purchases if you feel unsure before buying, better to ask and buy the correct thing than not and get the incorrect thing.
Club kit is not required for training and unlikely to be in the future. Games against other clubs will be different, and we may be looking to provide a kit on the day for such events, although we would be interested to hear if anyone knows of companies/people who would be interested in sponsoring our juniors to assist in the purchase of kit.

Please can you complete the Google Form here to indicate your intention to send your child to Junior Training from the 1st March. The returns from these forms will be used for email distribution regarding future club events and for sending bank and payment details for the sessions once received.

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