Kirk Fenton News
29th September 2023
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,
Head Pupils and Team Captains
Freddie and Ella
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
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
Harvest Festival Donations, Wednesday 4th October
Flu Immunisation, Thursday 12th October
Parents Evenings 24th, 25th & 26th October
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.
Change to School Lunches
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
Tuesday 17th October, 3.20pm in the Y5 classroom
Tuesday 24th, Wednesday 25th, Thursday 26th October
Monday 30th October - Friday 3rd November
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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: https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/kirkfenton/)
Registered charity no: 1154660
Like us on Facebook for up-to-date information www.facebook.com/FriendsOfKirkFenton