Kirk Fenton News

11th October 2019

Dear Parents / Carers,

This week we celebrated Harvest Festival as a school and I am very grateful for the amount of produce that we have donated to Selby and District Foodbank. It really will make a difference to people not far from our own community. Thank you for your donations.

Our cross country runners made us proud showing great perseverance in the second round races this week in very damp conditions. Well done to all of them!

At our governors meeting this week we welcomed Mrs Carole Middleton as our new Chair. You may know Carole as she is a retired Head Teacher having previously been at both Monk Fryston and Saxton schools. I would like to take this opportunity to thank Mr Miller, our out-going chair, for all the great work he has done for our school. Although he is stepping down as Chair, he will remain on the governing board.

Finally, You will have seen our latest Church School Inspection Report this week. We are very pleased with the result and again I would like to thank all the parents that contributed on the day of the inspection and to thank our wonderful staff for all their hard work in supporting this aspect of the school.

Have a lovely weekend

Mrs Karen Williams

Head Teacher

Good Work Certificates

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

Acorns - Georgia Keyse and Mollie Hawley

Birch - Emily Hodgson-Liversidge and Harrison Pearson

Willow - Harry Smith and Ralph Sharpe

Hazel - Nancy Carr and Henry Webster

Cherry - Nicolla Biddlestone and Alex Peace

Maple - Chloe Tawodzera and Liam Havron

Sycamore - Charlotte Harrop and Kyran Holding

Oak - George Bennett and George Meyer

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.

Thomas Miller, Oak

Kate Tookey, Oak

Katie-Mae Paul, Sycamore

Alisa Watson, Hazel

Winning Team

Well done this week to the Orange Spitfires. Paige and Thomas were very proud of their team and delighted to tie on the ribbons.

Cross Country Qualifier

Well done to all the children who competed in the Selby District Cross Country Event at Selby College. Everyone showed fantastic perseverance and team spirit in finishing their distances. Congratulations to Eloise and Charlie who both go on to compete in the finals at Dalby Forest.
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Diary dates can be found on the calendar on our website

Y5 - Sycamore: Bewerley Park Residential

Wednesday 16th October to Friday 18th October


Wednesday 23rd October.

Please advise the school office if you are able to help in the morning and/or afternoon

Parents Evening

Wednesday 23rd and Thursday 24th October, 3.30pm-6pm

A link to book an appointment will be sent out the week before.

Training Day

Friday 25th October - school closed to pupils

Half Term

Monday 28th October to Friday 1st November

Children in Need Non-uniform Day

Friday 15th November - please bring in a donation for Children in Need

EYFS, Y1 Christmas Performance

Thursday 5th December, 2pm

Friday 6th December, 10am

Y2, Y3 Christmas Performance

Tuesday 17th December, 2pm

Wednesday 18th December, 10am

EYFS, Y1, Y2 Christmas Craft Day

Friday 20th December. Helpers needed please

Y4, Y5, Y6 Christmas Concert

Friday 20th December, 10am

Christmas Cards - deadline Friday 18th!

You should all have received your child's Christmas card designs in book bags this week. You only have until Friday 18th October to place your orders - paid in full - by cheque to Friends of Kirk Fenton or in cash in a sealed envelope handed in to the office. Don't forget to check your child's name is spelt correctly and to enclose the order forms - we unfortunately can't correct or add any orders after the deadline and would hate for anyone to miss out.

Friends' committee? AGM Wednesday 23rd October

We are holding our AGM (annual general meeting) at 6.30pm at school just after parents' evening. This is when the committee for this school year will be voted in. Getting involved is rewarding, looks great on your CV and helps provide extra events and facilities to benefit the children. There's also lots of support from the volunteer network and as much guidance as you need from previous committee members. If you'd like to find out more beforehand, please email us or leave a note at the school office for Michelle Seguss.

Christmas Fair - CAN YOU HELP?

We are looking for a sub-committee to help organise the Christmas Fair. We get started in October so that there is enough time to get everyone organised and share out the tasks - many hands make light work! Please email us on if you can help.



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After School Tennis Club

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St Mary's

Harvest Festival

This Sunday is our Harvest Festival at St. Mary’s. Everyone is very

welcome to come and join us.

Unfortunately, it wasn’t physically possible to squeeze any more

parents and family into the school hall this week for Harvest. If you

missed out on hearing your child sing, we will be singing Harvest

Samba on Sunday. You may already have heard your child singing it

in the car / round the house / at the supermarket etc. but come and

join us if you can.

This year, we are collecting produce for St. George’s Crypt in Leeds

who work with the homeless, the vulnerable and those suffering

from addiction.

Any tinned / packet goods are more than welcome but this year they

are especially looking for coffee, jars of pasta sauce, tinned

tomatoes, tinned meat, tinned tuna, baked beans, tinned vegetables,

toilet rolls, deodorant and washing powder.

Many people have already given generously to the Selby & District

Foodbank so please don’t feel that you have to give again.

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Community and Events

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Secondary School Applications for current Y6

This information is for families living in North Yorkshire who have a child born between 1 September 2008 and 31 August 2009 as your child is due to transfer from primary to secondary school in September 2020.

Families living outside North Yorkshire will need to contact their own home Local Authority to obtain the information regarding school admissions and to make an application to the Authority where they live.

You can start to apply for a secondary school place for your child from 12 September 2019 and you must submit your application by 31 October 2019

Information regarding the application process will be available from 12 September 2019, at
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Applying for a Primary School Place for September 2020

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