Kirk Fenton News

6th January 2023

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Dear Parents / Carers,


It has been a short but busy week back in school this week. The children have been raring to go with new topics and it has been a great start to the term.


We held our parents' coffee morning today with a small but select group with conversations around a range of topics. Thank you to those parents that came. The coffee mornings are held on the first Friday of each half term should you wish to join us in future.


Just a couple of notices this week:

  • A reminder that children are set homework on TT rockstars or Numbots and the Spelling Shed each week. This is their set homework which is monitored closely in school and is part of our curriculum. It should be completed weekly to support your child's maths and spelling and is not optional. Please speak to your child's teacher if you have trouble accessing the work at home. I have asked the teachers to contact monitor completion over the next couple of weeks and contact parents where homework is not being completed. All children also have a reading book and should practice their reading aloud for fluency daily. It doesn't need to take long but will make a huge difference to their progress in all subjects.
  • Please remember to park respectfully and not across resident's drives or blocking entrances. We have several complaints about parent parking every term.
  • Finally a reminder about school uniforms, especially PE kits. Tops should be red and without brand logos please.


Have a lovely week,

Karen Williams

Head Teacher

Primary School Place Application Deadline 15th January 2023

FAO Parents of Nursery Children (who were born between 1 September 2018 and 31 August 2019)


If you have a child who falls into the age range above they are due to start school in September 2023 and you must apply for a primary school place for them to start in Reception.


The deadline to submit your application is 15 January 2023


You must apply for a school place even if your child has an older sibling at the school you would like them to go to or they are attending a nursery attached to the school.


The information you need to apply for a primary school place is available at

www.northyorks.gov.uk/school-admissions

Good Work Awards

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


Donaldson - Elspeth and Eden


Hughes - Seb and Jessica


Coelho - Arthur and Bobbie


Rosen - Joseph and Eddie


Milligan - Aoibhe and Georgia


Zephaniah - Ollie and Stanley


Shakespeare - Brad and Henry


Angelou - Scarlett and Max

Hot Chocolate Friday

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


Donaldson - Archie


Hughes - Jaxon


Coelho - Thomas


Rosen - Lyla


Milligan - Jacob


Zephaniah - Isla S


Shakespeare - Eloise


Angelou - Lucie-Mae

Winning Team

Well done to Freya, Elliot and their team the Purple Typhoons for their win this week.
Well done to everyone who has made a good start to 2023 by working hard on their maths skills. Our Numbots superstars are Imogen E, Charlotte C, Roxy S, Hugo O and Austin B and our Rockstars of the Week are Alex P, Oliver G and Tilly B. Well done everyone!

Message from Head Pupils

This week has been a very steady week as it has been the first week back. Everyone has been getting back into their morning routine to start this fresh new term.The year six leavers jumper forms have just been handed out so remember to fill them in and bring them back into school for the end of January. It has been nice seeing everyone back at school and we hope you have a good weekend and we'll see you all next week for another good week of learning.


Head Pupil certificates went to Zara and Lola.



Niamh and Lillie

Eco News

Happy new year from the Eco team.

Governor News

In November and December I had meetings with Mrs Harrison (Maths), Mrs Westfeld (Art & Design and Design Technology) and Mrs Wolterman (French). They each lead for the school in that subject and we met so they could give me an update on progress to date and information about future developments. I was impressed by their knowledge and enthusiasm and the time they give – inside and outside of school - to learning more about their subjects and sharing this knowledge to develop teaching of the subject.

In December I met with Mrs Bembridge who is the SLT lead for Pupil Premium (PP) funding to discuss spending in 2021/22 and plans for 2022/23. The school must provide information every year on how and where the PP funding is spent and as Governors we have a responsibility to make sure the funding is spent wisely and to the benefit of all children at the school.

Alison Davey

Governor

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School Clubs Start

Week commencing 9th January


Primary School Reception Place Applications

Submit your application by 15th January 2023


Training Day

Friday 10th February


Half Term

Monday 13th - Friday 17th February


Parent Coffee Morning

Friday 24th February


Open Classrooms

Friday 3rd March, 3pm

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.

We hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas and New Year break.


We'll be having our first meeting of the year next week, so will share our future plans with you all once confirmed. We have some great ideas for events for families, children and adults over the next few months. We are always happy to welcome others to meetings, whether from a volunteer point of view or just wanting to know what's going on - so if you want to attend any feel free to let us know.


We will be arranging a Bags2School collection soon, so if you are having a post-Christmas clear out - keep that in mind. We'll share the dates and details once arranged.

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