Kirk Fenton News

24th October 2019

Dear Parents / Carers,

Well, what a busy half term it has been! This year has got off to a flying start with sports events, harvest festival, inspections and parents' evenings but it has been wonderful to see the children settle in to new year groups, make new friends and get stuck in to their learning. Well done to everyone!

On a disappointing note, it seems that we may be losing our Friends Committee for this year which would be such a shame when the school has benefited so much from all their donations of time and money this year. The team that this committee has created have been amazing and all of the staff at school have been so grateful for the work they have done to support the children. It really does make a difference. I know everyone has very busy lives these days but please do consider what you are able to offer as it would be such a shame to see this most useful resource come to an end. The current Committee will be holding a meeting at school at 3:30pm on Wednesday 20th November - it would be great to see you there and I know that past members of the committee would be happy to support new members.

Have a great half term,


Mrs Karen Williams

Head Teacher

Superteams

It was lovely to see all our teams enthusiastically participating in a variety of activities during our Superteams day. Well done to all the children who showed fabulous team work, great perseverance and gave lots of encouragement.

The winning team will be announced after half term.

Delightful Dancing

The whole school were delighted to watch so many of our amazing dancers perform in assembly this morning. It was lovely to see the children showcase their new gymnastics skills too! If your child was inspired by their awesome performance, Courtnay is running a EY/KS1 breakfast club on a Monday and KS2 on a Thursday starting w/c 4th November.

Sponsored Fun Fitness Circuit Event with James Kirton, Monday 4th November

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Change to School Menu - Tuesday 5th November

Special Bonfire School Dinner

This will now be sausage in a bun with chips, peas and sweetcorn followed by a bonfire muffin.

Winning Team

Congratulations go to Paige, Thomas and their team the Orange Spitfires for winning this week. Well done everyone!

Parent Governor Vacancy

A letter has come out this week regarding a parent vacancy on our Governing Body. If you are interested please pick up a nomination form from the school office.

Lost Property

Our lost property pile is as big as ever and whilst every endeavour is made to reunite items with their owners, there is still a lot of unnamed property. Please come and have a look and/or encourage your child to look through and reclaim their things. Thank you

Secondary School Applications for current Y6 - you must apply by 31st October 2019

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 must submit your application by 31 October 2019

Information regarding the application process is available www.northyorks.gov.uk/admissions
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After School Clubs

Slips available from the office if needed.
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Diary dates can be found on the calendar on our website www.kf.starmat.uk

Training Day

Friday 25th October - school closed to pupils


Half Term

Monday 28th October to Friday 1st November


Sponsored Fun Fitness Circuit Event with James Kirton

Monday 4th November


Special Bonfire School Dinner

Tuesday 5th November

Sausage in a bun, chips, peas and sweetcorn followed by a bonfire muffin


Children in Need Non-uniform Day

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


Friends EGM

Wednesday 20th November, 3.20pm


Christmas Fair

Friday 6th December, 3.15pm


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

AGM update

The Friends of Kirk Fenton Annual General Meeting (AGM) on 23 October could not take place due to a lack of attendance by people beyond the existing committee. Thanks to a few people who did attend specifically to be witnesses or were at school and said they would stay – however there were not enough to act in accordance with the Friends charity constitution.


Friends are giving 21 days notice for an Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM). If insufficient people attend to witness or form a new committee Friends will have to be formally dissolved. THE EGM IS CURRENTLY SCHEDULED TO BE HELD AT 3:20pm ON WEDNESDAY 20th NOVEMBER AT THE SCHOOL. If you want Friends to continue to exist, please attend if you can, simply to be a witness to proceedings and hopefully see a new committee formed. If you want to attend the EGM but can’t make it but want to volunteer or are curious about joining the committee please get in touch.


The support for Friends by people attending events and donating over the last year really is appreciated. Approximately £13,500 has been raised and £25,000 has been put back into the school for the children via Friends, the volunteers and supporters in 2018/19. A reading book system, Chromebooks, sports kits, a refurbished EYFS playground and much more have been funded.


This will not be able to continue if a new committee of people cannot be formed to help spread the load of organizing events, fundraising and administering Friends.


Christmas Fair

Friday 6th of December (straight after school) has been earmarked for the Christmas fair. Planning is still underway for this to happen, however the above EGM result will affect whether this can feasibly be organized (events like this are difficult for a small number of people to organize in their spare time). Please get in touch if you are able to help with the Christmas fair in any way (Facebook, email friendsofkirkfenton@gmail.com or speak to an existing committee member in the playground)


Half term

Have a great half term on behalf of all at Friends!

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friendsofkirkfenton@gmail.com

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Registered charity no: 1154660

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Like us on Facebook for up-to-date information www.facebook.com/FriendsOfKirkFenton

St Mary's

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Community and Events

Calling all artists Carols around the Tree competition

COMPETITION for pupils to create a Christmas scene and poster to promote the carols around the tree (landscape A4 paper) for Fenton in Focus. Runners up posters will be placed to advertise the event on village notice boards.

Bring entries in to school on Monday 4th November.


Information must include:-

  • Carols around the Tree
  • Date and Time: Christmas Eve at 7pm
  • Where: Village Green around our Christmas Tree
  • Refreshments provided & a collection to raise funds for Charity

Optional a tag line something like:

Come along and join your friends and neighbours for a sing song


One of the Church Fenton Parish Councillors will come into school to present the winner with a Christmas Chocolate treat.

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Applying for a Primary School Place for September 2020

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