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

Head Teacher


Attendance and punctuality have been proven to have a big impact on a child's learning and progress. Below are the attendance figures for this week:-

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

STAR Table

The following children have shown good manners and have been helpful and kind at lunchtime. They can each choose a friend to sit with them at the Star Table on Monday.

Lola Owen, Cherry

Isaac Smith, Oak

Isla Brogden, Willow

Bradley Stretton, Hazel

KS2 Kirk Fenton Choir

Mrs Cameron was delighted with the first rehearsal for the 'Kirk Fenton Choir' on Wednesday morning and they chose some wonderful songs. It's not too late...if your child is in years 3/4/5/6 and would like to be part of this exciting group please let the office know.

Sporting News

It was lovely to see Play Leaders getting the parachute out now that we have some nice weather. Well done for running a great game, it looked like KS1 were having a fabulous time. Thank you to all the Play Leaders for the fantastic job that you do.
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Diary dates can be found on the calendar on our website

KS2 Choir Breakfast Club

Wednesdays at 8am

Safer Internet Day

Tuesday 11th February

Friends Meeting

Wednesday 12th February, 7.30pm, White Horse

Friends 'Krispy Kreme Doughnut Sale'

Friday 14th February, 3.15pm

Half Term

Monday 17th - Friday 21st February

Y6 Bikeability

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

Book Fair

Friday 20th March - Thursday 26th March, 3.20pm

Parents Evenings

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.

Training Day

Friday 27th March

Easter Break

Monday 6th - Friday 17th April

Bank Holiday

Friday 8th May

Half Term

Monday 25th - Friday 29th May

Summer Fair

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.



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Half Term Activities

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