Kirk Fenton News

5th May 2023

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Dear Parents / Carers,

This week has been colourful, particularly today as we celebrate the King's coronation. The school was filled with red, white and blue and the children very much enjoyed their royal tea party lunch as well as learning songs, making flags and wearing crowns. It has been a joyous day despite the rain!

Yesterday, Year 3 Milligan visited the woods for a forest school day. They had a great time and came back with a range of tools, bows and arrows and other things that they had made and whittled. They had a great time in the outdoors and developed their resilience, teamwork and craft skills whilst there. I'm sure they slept well afterwards, well done Year 3!

The rest of this half term and a couple of weeks into next half term are assessment weeks for most classes. Please ensure that your children arrive at school on time between 8:35 and 8:45 so that they can get started on time.

Finally, please ensure that your child has a coat in school even though the weather is getting warmer. We still go out to play in the rain.

Have a lovely bank holiday weekend,

Karen Williams

Head Teacher

Good Work Awards

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

Donaldson - Libby and Owen

Hughes - Elyssia and Seb

Coelho - Martha and Beau-Bella

Rosen - Raven and Heidi

Milligan - Whole class and Aoibhe

Zephaniah - Milo P-J and Niamh

Shakespeare - Sam and Tamara

Angelou - Liv and Margery

Hot Chocolate Friday

Well done to the following who earned the hot chocolate award:

Donaldson - Cezar

Hughes - Max

Coelho - Joshua

Rosen - Willow

Milligan - Finlay

Zephaniah - Eric

Shakespeare - Ella

Angelou - Alex

Winning Team

Well done to the Blue Mustangs and their captains Scarlett and Lily Mae for their win this week.

As Year 4 prepare for their statutory times tables test, we have been focussing on improving our Times Tables skills. Congratulations to Harrison P, Harvey S, Evelyn A and Emma E who are our TT Rockstars this week.

Congratulations to our Numbots superstars this week! They are; Hugo O, Bea O, Maisie A and Theo M. Well done to everyone in KS1 who has practised at home.

Message from Head Pupils

This week has been a colourful week with lots to do and celebrate. To celebrate the king’s coronation everybody came in red, white or blue, or came dressed up as a king or a queen. As well as this, in our celebration worship, we sang songs and took some time to make multi coloured flags to celebrate this great occasion. We hope you enjoy your weekend and celebrate in style.

Head Pupil certificates went to Bea O and Joseph M.

Niamh and Lillie


Today we have found a snickers bar in the lunch hall. Please be reminded that your children must not bring anything in to school containing nuts as we have some pupils with severe allergies.

Thank you

Supporting your child’s learning at home

If you would like more information about some of the things you can do to support your child’s learning at home, there are a number of resources on our website that you can have a look at. These can be found under the ‘Curriculum’ tab:

Among other things, there is information to support your understanding of the key phonics learning, book suggestions for all year groups, ideas for times tables activities and details about the maths covered in each year group.

Art Club Items Request

Mrs Westfeld is looking for the following donations for Art Club: coloured t-shirts, wool, pieces of fabric and ribbon. If you can spare any of these items, please hand them into the school office. Thank you.

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Meal Selector on ParentPay

Please log on to ParentPay to use our meal pre-order system for your child's lunches - you can pre-order from one day in advance to the whole term.. Please remember you can cancel meals up until 8am if you change your mind, or if your child is absent from school, as ordered meals will be charged for. There is also now the option to say you are sending in a packed lunch.

If you haven't yet tried, please give it a go, you just need to log in to your parentpay account as normal, if you don't know how to access parentpay speak to the office.

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Bank Holiday (school closed)

Monday 8th May

Friends School Disco

Thursday 25th May, times tbc

Half Term

Monday 29th May - Friday 2nd June

Sports Day

Thursday 22nd June

EYFS/KS1 - morning

KS2 - afternoon

Friends Summer Fair

Friday 30th June, from 3pm

Moving Up Days / Y6 TGS & SHS Transition Days

Wednesday 5th & Thursday 6th July

New Starters EYFS Transition Morning

Wednesday 5th & Thursday 6th July, 9-11.30am

New Starters EYFS Parents Meeting

Thursday 6th July, 4-5pm

Y5/6 Leavers' Production

Tuesday 18th July, 6.30pm

Wednesday 19th July, 2pm

Y6 Leavers' Lunch

Tuesday 25th July

Y6 Leavers' Service in Church

Tuesday 25th July, 2.15pm

Term Ends

Tuesday 25th July

Staff Thank You's

If anyone would like to say thank you to or has any positive comments for a member of staff then please complete and submit the form below.

We are attending Sherburn Gala on 20th May and need some help please - we are planning to run a teddy tombola and sell some cakes. Please can you email us if you are able to do some baking for Friday 19th May, or if you have any teddies which are in good condition but sitting unloved in your house.

Unfortunately after sharing the date last week, we need to change the date of the Summer Fair due to it clashing with the Air Show taking place over the weekend of 15th/16th July. We are re-confirming a date, and will share this next week once agreed.

And don't forget - school discos are on Thursday 25th May - more information to follow.


As ever, you can always set up EasyFundraising as an easy, free,
way to help raise funds for the school whilst you shop.

(Easy Fundraising will link to:



Registered charity no: 1154660


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STAR MAT Vacancies

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