Kirk Fenton News

20th May 2022

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Dear Parents and Carers,

What a busy week we have had this week! We have enjoyed the good weather by taking our learning outside and I have seen all sorts of lessons from science to art, guided reading and maths all taking place outside within the school grounds. At Kirk Fenton we believe that learning should not be restricted to the classroom and this week has been a good example of this.

Tigers also enjoyed a video call with the Yorkshire Wildlife Park looking closely at the real tigers and asking questions before their visit next week as part of their Science project with the park. They are all very excited for the trip.

Notices this week:

  • Please ensure that your child comes to school equipped for the changeable weather we are having. It may be warm in the morning so children leave without a coat or jumper but then are cold in the afternoon or cool in the morning but hot and sunny later in the day but have no sun cream or hat.
  • A reminder please that children should not be arriving on site before 8:45 am. Class doors do not open until 8:50 and class teachers are busy preparing for the day ahead so cannot supervise children who arrive early on the playground. It is parents' responsibility to wait with their child until the classroom doors open and older children who walk to school without an adult or who are dropped off nearby should not be here before that time. We have had a couple occasions recently where children have opened gates to let themselves into school early but have then had a fall whilst playing unsupervised.
  • Finally, please can I ask that parents keep younger pre-school age siblings with them when they drop off and collect. I have had several concerns raised regarding younger children running through the car park or near the main road which is worrying.

Next week we are looking forward to our Jubilee celebrations so let's pray for good weather.

Have a lovely weekend

Karen Williams

Head Teacher

Change to Menu - w/c 23rd May

Thursday 26th May will be the usual week 2 Friday menu (fish fingers) and Friday 27th will now be the 'Royal Tea Party' as per the attached poster..
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Good Work Awards

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

Bears - Arty and Hector

Bees - Eva and Evie

Hummingbirds - Willow and Sophie

Tigers - Ellie and Clara M

Sharks - Oliver H and Olivia

Earthworms - Joseph and Patrick

Jaguars - Alex and Olivia M

Wolves - Sophie and Cora

Hot Chocolate Friday

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

Bears - Maisie

Bees - Lillian

Hummingbirds - Finlay

Tigers - Georgia

Sharks - Joe

Earthworms - Sienna H

Jaguars - Grace

Wolves - Ewan A

Message from the Head Boy and Head Girl

It has been a great week in school with lots of outdoor learning. We are looking forward to the Jubilee week next week. Have a lovely weekend.

Head boy award went to James in Earthworms

Head girl award went to Lily-Mae in Jaguars

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Winning Team

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

Times Tables Rock Stars

We're approaching the final week of our Summer 1 TTRockstars and Numbots competition. In KS2, it's very close at the top with Earthworms and Sharks fighting for that extra playtime prize! Sharks are currently top with only one point more than Earthworms. We look forward to seeing who the winner is next week!

Our winners of the certificates this week are: Emie in Tigers, Sam in Sharks, Eloise in Earthworms, Lillie in Jaguars, and Liam in Wolves.


We have had lots of children in KS1 working hard this week but extra special congratulations go to Bees who are top of the KS1 league for effort and 'Class of the Week'! Well done Bees!

Our Numbots certificates this week go to Tom O, Freddy T and Alistair G. Well done, you have worked really hard and it is making a difference in your maths learning too!

Next week is our last week of our league, I wonder which class will win the extra playtime?

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Sports for Champions UK

We are very excited to announce that we are hosting an athlete called Martin Norris who is a wheelchair Rugby champion. He is coming to inspire us and is going to challenge us to complete a circuit for which we will be sponsored. The sponsorship money raised will go towards equipment for our school and support for our country's athletes. For more information please click on the following link: Kirk Fenton Sports for Champions UK. Your child will be bringing a sponsorship form home next week which contains further information.

Usbourne Book Fair

There will be an Usbourne book fair at school on Wednesday 6th July, 3pm-4:00pm. This is the perfect opportunity to raise funds for more books for our school and a chance to get your children some holiday reading material.

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Queen's Jubilee celebrations in school

w/c 23rd May:

Tuesday 24th - 'Design a Crown Competition' entries to be handed in

Thursday 26th - class picnics

Friday 27th - dress in 'decades' clothes

Friday 27th 2.45pm - open classroom to see children's work

Class Photos

Monday 13th June

Informal Coffee Morning in School

Friday 17th June, 9am

Sports Day

Thursday 23rd June

9.30 EYFS and KS1

1.30pm KS2

Moving Up Days

Wednesday 6th and Thursday 7th July

Usbourne Book Fair

Wednesday 6th July, 3-4pm

Y5/6 Leavers Production

Monday 18th July, 6pm

Tuesday 19th July, 1.45pm

Y6 Leavers Service in Church

Friday 22nd July, 2pm

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.

“Friends would just like to remind everyone about completing their order forms for the commemorative Kirk Fenton Jubilee Tea Towels. Order forms were sent out in book bags and are to be back at school asap please and no later than the 27th as per the order forms. Please contact us with any queries. We have loved seeing all the self portraits the children have produced to go on these.

Friends are also providing some extra little Jubilee celebration surprises for next week too. We hope the children like them.”



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