Kirk Fenton News
13th December 2019
Dear Parents / Carers,
It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas! This week in school has been very busy as classes practise for various Christmas performances whilst still working hard on their normal school work. The classes and corridors echo with the sounds of joyful singing as well as a few coughs and sneezes!
This week I have been busy working with our school governors to recruit a replacement for Miss Hutchinson and I am pleased to confirm that Miss Hendrickson will be staying with us to take over in Birch class in January. I would like to take this opportunity to thank both Miss Hutchinson and Mrs Darling for their hard work and commitment to our children whilst they have been with us. We are sad to be losing them but they both have very valid reasons to be moving on and I would like to wish them both well in their new ventures.
I would also like to thank all the Friends of Kirk Fenton and the volunteers who organised and supported the wonderful Christmas Fair last week. They raised in the region of £1800 for the school for which we are very grateful, thank you!
Finally, at our governors meeting this week, the governors were able to complete a health and Safety walk of the school with a plan to ensure the school is physically safe for our pupils. They have made some recommendations which will be actioned soon. They also had the opportunity to review class and whole school assessment data in order to have an overview of how the school is progressing and to provide a level of challenge to leaders. This is always a useful exercise that takes place several times each year and helps to ensure that standards remain high at our school.
Have a lovely weekend,
Mrs Karen Williams
Good Work Certificates
Acorns - Aidan Hughes and Clara Murray
Birch - Stanley Jarman and Logan Dolan
Willow - Ava Barton and Sam O'Connor
Hazel - Bradley Stretton and Nate Chapman
Cherry - Laila Green and Joseph Wickham
Maple - Everyone
Sycamore - Charlotte Harrop and Lola Edmundson
Oak - Thomas Miller and Kacie-Mae Paul
Also, we cannot allow any filming or taking of photographs as we have a number of children who do not have permission for this. There will be the opportunity after performances to take photos of your own children.
Thank you for your understanding.
Christmas Dinner - Thursday 19th December
This year our kitchen ladies will be serving up their delicious traditional Christmas Dinner (vegetarian option available) on Thursday 19th December.
It is free for Early Years and KS1 and only £2.30 for KS2.
KS2 - there will not be a jacket potato option on this day.
Christmas Jumper Day - Thursday 19th December
Before / After School Clubs from January 2020
The following clubs will be taking place in the Spring Term and forms / letters will be available to children early next week. They will start the second week back (w/c 13th January) and will run up until the Easter break.
Dance before school, 8-8.45am
KS1: Monday 13th January - 30th March
KS2: Thursday 16th January - 2nd April
Performing Arts 3.15-4.15pm
KS2: Monday 13th January - 30th March
Y2-Y6, Tuesday , Wednesday, Thursday starting 14th January
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
KS1: Tuesday 14th January - 31st March
KS2: Friday 17th January - 3rd April (not on 27th March)
Multi skills, lunchtime
Y5/6: Wednesday 15th January - 1st April
Y2/3/4: Thursday 16th January - 2nd April
Y4/5/6 Boys: Wednesday 15th January - 1st April
Y4/5/6 Girls: Thursday 16th January - 2nd April
Dance Club Performance
Monday 16th December, 9.30am
Y2, Y3 Christmas Performance
Tuesday 17th December, 2pm
Wednesday 18th December, 10am
Thursday 19th December
Christmas Jumper Day
Thursday 19th December
Wear your favourite Christmas jumper with your school uniform
EYFS, Y1, Y2 Christmas Craft Day
Friday 20th December. Helpers needed please
Y4, Y5, Y6 Christmas Concert
Friday 20th December, 10am
A BIG THANK YOU to everyone that supported the Christmas Fair this year, it was a huge success raising £1,938.73. The success of the fair isn’t just measured in money, but also by the smiles and laughter of the children that attended. It was lovely to see so many teachers, parents and of course pupils helping out, not just on the day, but in the run up to the fair baking, selling raffle tickets, decorating grottos, organising stalls, setting up… the list goes on.
As we start to wind down for the Christmas break, we look forward to seeing you all at the upcoming festive performances where we will be serving refreshments and happy to answer any questions regarding volunteering or being involved.
Did you know… The very first Nativity play is credited to Saint Francis of Assisi who performed Midnight Mass on Christmas Eve in 1223 in front of a life-size nativity scene with real animals.
Registered charity no: 1154660
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