Kirk Fenton News
8th January 2021
Dear Parents / Carers,
Happy new year! What a start to the new term!
First of all, thank you so much for bearing with us while we have sorted out home learning and class learning at such short notice and thank you for all the positive and supportive emails. It has been a long and exhausting week but I think we should be back on track by Monday.
Our 'bubbles' are now full and any further applications for key worker places will go onto a waiting list. As the definition for who is a key worker has widened, we have many more children in school this time around and that means that as all class teachers are in school and working with a bubble, it may take them longer than previously to reply to messages or to respond to children at home but they will do what they can as soon as they can. We will not be scheduling any 'live lessons' first because we don't have the technology to do this for all classes and second because not all of our pupils have access to the technology at home to view them which would put them at a disadvantage.
If you are wanting extra work to keep your child occupied for longer, please encourage them to write using a pencil and paper rather than a keyboard. Lack of writing stamina was one area that we found common in many children following the previous lockdown. You could use a resource such as Pobble 365 which sets a daily writing stimulus to encourage your child to write. Also, the evidence for daily reading is overwhelming in supporting children so please try to find time for reading to/ with your child.
I understand how hard it is to be a parent working from home with children who need to be occupied so please do whatever you can around your working day. The school is fully staffed so please do call if you need to. Teachers will be happy to call back after school to support you where they can and a letter will come out early next week giving lots of links to online learning that can be used to keep your children occupied on top of the several hours a day work that is already being sent.
Until we see everyone back in school again, please stay safe and well.
Mrs Karen Williams
Good Work Awards
This week's certificates were awarded to the following children:
Mercury - Huey Wright and Alex Ellis
Venus - Emie Poskitt and Evie Dawson
Earth - Finn Crosland and George Harrison
Mars - Darcey Megginson and Joe Bennett
Jupiter - Archie Cooper and Sadie Morrell
Saturn - Ivor Hughes and Oscar Court
Uranus - Sophie Rosbrook and Nate Baker
Neptune - Ewan Brogden and Grace Watson
Christmas Tree Trunks
Childhood Immunisation Team - Flu Catch Up Clinic
The childhood immunisation team will be concluding this year’s flu immunisation programme this month. We are holding a final catch-up clinic in your area (please see below for details). This will be your last chance to catch your child up if they were missed when we visited their school. The flu vaccine is being offered to all children from Reception up to and including Year 7. We cannot vaccinate children in other year groups.
VENUE: Selby War Memorial Hospital (Room 4, Urgent Care Centre)
DATE: Thursday 14th January
TIME: 15:00pm – 16:30pm
ADDRESS: Doncaster Road, Selby, YO8 9BX
This is an appointment-only clinic.
To book an appointment please email us on firstname.lastname@example.org with the following information:
· Clinic venue and date
· Your child’s name and date of birth
· Child’s allergies/health conditions
· Your postcode
· Contact number
· Appointment time preference (if any)
You do not need to fill out a consent form in advance – all necessary paperwork will be completed when you attend the clinic.
Reception September 2021 School Places
Application closing date is 15th January 2021. Please visit the North Yorkshire website, https://www.northyorks.gov.uk/school-admissions, for more information and to apply.
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NYCC ENERGY AND SUSTAINABILITY SERVICE: Power down Pete Presents “Evil Dr Freeze and the Zombie Penguins”
This brand new website has been designed to deliver the important messages we need to stay warm and well this winter whilst supporting families in danger of fuel poverty.
In partnership with Community first Yorkshire, pupils can still access a range of activities from home or school which teach us all how we can stay warm and well this winter. Designed for all ages of children the “Cold Comic” is used as a concept to engage with the community on issues of fuel poverty and health.