Kirk Fenton News
7th February 2020
Dear Parents / Carers,
This week has been Children's Mental Health week nationally and we started the week with an assembly led by Mrs Cameron to raise an awareness of this using the strap line 'Finding Your Brave'. Each class has been doing some work around mental health, what it is and where children can find support. We are very lucky to have a variety of support in school including Mrs Bamforth who is trained in supporting children's mental health through the Thrive Approach and a weekly visit from a trained children's counsellor from Just B who works with individual children. We also have a peg system in each class for children wishing to alert staff if they wish to speak privately to an adult. The week culminated today in children wearing odd socks to school to symbolise the concept that it's okay to not be okay.
We were visited on Wednesday by Donna Kettle, our School Improvement Advisor. This half term her visit focused upon the Early Years and Key Stage One and she was very pleased to see the great work that has been going on there to support learning in reading and phonics, providing our pupils with a solid start to their education This is such an important area for our youngest children as reading provides the foundation for all other subjects in school. Research has consistently shown that reading to your child is the best thing that you can do to support their education so please speak to your child's teacher if you would like advice on this.
Finally, you will be aware that we have had a spate of dog fouling outside of school which we have reported to the relevant authorities but please do be vigilant where you walk as you come and go.
Have a lovely weekend,
Mrs Karen Williams
Acorns - 97.5%
Birch - 93.16%
Willow - 95.38%
Hazel - 97.78%
Cherry - 96.9%
Maple - 92%
Sycamore - 91.18%
Oak - 96.21%
Good Work Certificates
This week's certificates were awarded to the following children:
Acorns - Clara Murray and Matthew Gibb
Birch - Stanley Jarman and Luke Winters
Willow - Isabella Hudson and Fern Mawdsley
Hazel - Sienna Hill and Sam Sutherland
Cherry - Freya Chandler and Olivia Megginson
Maple - Cora Moy and Isla Smith
Sycamore - Hattie Swaddle and Kyran Holding
Oak - Georgia Webster and Harriette Williams
KS2 Choir Breakfast Club
Wednesdays at 8am
Safer Internet Day
Tuesday 11th February
Wednesday 12th February, 7.30pm, White Horse
Friends 'Krispy Kreme Doughnut Sale'
Friday 14th February, 3.15pm
Monday 17th - Friday 21st February
Group 1: Monday 24th & Tuesday 25th February
Group 2: Monday 2nd & Tuesday 3rd March
Group 3: Monday 9th & Tuesday 10th March
Change to School Dinner - 'Brunch Day'
Thursday 19th March
Friday 20th March - Thursday 26th March, 3.20pm
Tuesday 24th March, 3.30-6pm
Thursday 26th March, 3.30-6pm
A link to book an appointment will be sent out the week before.
Friday 27th March
Monday 6th - Friday 17th April
Friday 8th May
Monday 25th - Friday 29th May
Sunday 28th June
Break Up for Summer Break
Friday 17th July
Bags to School
Thank you to those that brought their unwanted items in we made £58.80
Krispy Kreme Doughnuts (or Donuts)
On Friday 14th February, Friends are selling official Krispy Kreme Donuts after school for £1 each. Come get them before they disappear.
Friends meeting - Wednesday 12th February, 7.30pm, White Horse
We are holding a meeting on Wednesday for anyone who wishes to volunteer or is interested in what Friends of Kirk Fenton does as a committee and how we support the school.
Did you know.. The Guinness World record for doughnut eating is held by John Haight, who consumed 29 donuts in just over 6 minutes. Miss Trunchbull would have been impressed.
Registered charity no: 1154660
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