Kirk Fenton News

29th September 2023

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Dear Parents / Carers,

I always start to feel that we are really getting into autumn when I start to plan the Harvest Festival worship with our newly elected school council. Our Harvest Worship will be in school on Wednesday 4th October (next week). As usual we are working closely with Selby Foodbank who will be attending the worship and we would be grateful if you could send your child in with an item to donate. This can be tinned foods, pasta, rice, porridge oats or toiletries such as toothpaste and brushes, shower gel or shampoo. All items must be in date or new and brought into school on Wednesday morning as the food bank staff will be taking the donations back with them after assembly. Thank you in advance for your support with this.

It has been a busy week in school starting on Tuesday with the KS2 Cross country event which saw many of our children competing against children from the other Trust schools. Our children were brilliant and we had lots of first, second and third places who will go through to the next rounds. Every child did their very best and should be proud of themselves wherever they placed. Well done Kirk Fenton!

Also on Tuesday, Mrs Cameron and Mrs Westfeld led a phonics workshop for parents of pupils in Reception and a reminder for those in Year 1. If you were unable to attend please contact them for information.

On Thursday, the Selby Times photographer visited Reception to take the new starter photo for the newspaper so keep an eye out for our little ones in the next couple of weeks.

Finally on Friday morning, Year 4 were funded by the Friends of Kirk Fenton to attend the York Food Festival for a cooking workshop. They had a great time and were able to have a go at cooking and tasting a variety of foods. Thank you to the Friends for supporting this and well done to Year 4.

Next Friday 6th October we will be holding a 'YES' Day. This is to raise funds for the Friends of Kirk Fenton. Children will be able to wear whatever they want to school so long as it is safe. They may colour their hair for the day, wear nail varnish or silly socks! The suggested donation is £1 per child. I look forward to seeing how creative they are!

Have a lovely weekend,

Karen Williams

Head Teacher

Head Pupils and Team Captains

Congratulations to our Head Pupils and Team Captains for this year.

Head Pupils

Freddie and Ella

Team Captains

Blue Mustangs - Hattie and Henry

Green Gladiators - Henri and Mabel

Orange Spitfires - Alisa and James

Purple Typhoons - Rupert and Alexa

Good Work Awards

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

Attenborough - Harry and Heidi W

Rashford - Molly and Archie

Thunberg - Xander and Darii

Seacole - Maisie and Min

Luther King - Scarlett and Taryn

Jean King - Ellie and James

Pankhurst - Fern and Eric

Barnardo - Joseph and Elspeth

Hot Chocolate Friday

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

Attenborough - Sebastian

Rashford - Matthew

Thunberg - Clara

Seacole - Harry

Luther King - Huey

Jean King - George

Pankhurst - Meela

Barnardo - Alexa

Cloakroom Award

Well done to Thunberg Class for having the tidiest cloakroom this week.

Winning Team

Congratulations this week go to Alisa, James and their team the Orange Spitfires.

Well done to everyone who has worked hard on their maths skills this week. Our Numbots superstars this week are Edward S, Matthew M, George H, Arty O, Jack S and Bertie M. Our Rockstars of the week are Will G, Roxy S, Finlay O, Harvey S, Sophie P, Teddy D and Annabella G. Well done everyone!

Message from Head Pupils

We’ve had another busy week in school, children from across KS2 went to Riverside school to compete in a cross country tournament. Although not all of us won, we were proud of the children for their behaviour, attitude and brilliant running. Next week, on Wednesday, we are having a harvest festival. Could you please remember to send your child in with food, preferably canned or dry as bread and such will go off . We hope year 4 had a great time at the York food festival and we look forward to hearing how it went. Have a lovely weekend.

Head Pupil Awards went to Tom, Y2 and James, Y6

Freddie & Ella

KS2 Cross Country

On Tuesday, thirty two children from KS2 went to Riverside to compete in this year’s first inter STARMAT tournament - cross country. All the children showed phenomenal perseverance and resilience to push themselves all the way around the long 1.5km course. A special mention must go to Freddie, Eli, Ella, Mika, Oliver and Josh, who all finished in a medal position. It was particularly pleasing to see all the children warmly encouraging others around the course and cheering each other over the finish line. As always all the children let their light shine and they should all be immensely proud for being chosen to represent their school. Well done everyone!

Harvest Festival Donations, Wednesday 4th October

Please bring in any food or toiletries donations you have by 9am as Selby Food Bank will be coming to collect them from school. Thank you.

Flu Immunisation, Thursday 12th October

Information has been sent out this week containing information on this immunisation. Please use the link to give consent or refusal for your child to receive this in school. Contact the school office if you need the information resending. Thank you

Parents Evenings 24th, 25th & 26th October

These will be held in school on Tuesday 24th, Wednesday 25th and Thursday 26th October. Information and a link to book an appointment will be sent to you on Tuesday 10th October.

Lost Property

There is a large amount of lost property so please have a look if you are missing anything. Please remember to name all items as these will be returned to the relevant pupil. Thank you

School Lunch Ordering

You may have received a call/text from the school office this week regarding school dinners. The new Trust pre-ordering system means that we don't know if your child has a packed lunch or if you have just forgotten to pre-order a dinner, so please would all parents use the system to confirm whether your child requires a school dinner or whether they have a packed lunch.

Thank you

Change to School Lunches

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Harvest Festival Food Donations

Wednesday 4th October, please bring any food/toiletries donations in to school by 9am

Harvest Festival Menu

Thursday 5th October (change to normal menu)

Friends YES Day

Friday 6th October - 50p per yes item!

Flu Immunisations, YR-Y6

Thursday 12th October

Friends AGM

Tuesday 17th October, 3.20pm in the Y5 classroom

Parents Evenings

Tuesday 24th, Wednesday 25th, Thursday 26th October

Half Term

Monday 30th October - Friday 3rd November

Training Day

Monday 6th November

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 the Year 4's have a fantastic trip to the York Food Festival today! It's a pleasure to be able to help fund coaches for trips like this.

Don't forget next Friday is YES Day, see the below poster for more information.

The AGM is being held on Tuesday 17th October after school in the Y5 classroom, if anyone is interested in joining as a committee member please do email us as


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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