Kirk Fenton News
6th January 2023
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,
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
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
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
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.
School Clubs Start
Week commencing 9th January
Primary School Reception Place Applications
Submit your application by 15th January 2023
Friday 10th February
Monday 13th - Friday 17th February
Parent Coffee Morning
Friday 24th February
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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