Kirk Fenton News

6th October 2023

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Dear Parents / Carers,

We have had another lovely week in school this week.

Thank you first of all to all of you who came to our first open classrooms for the school year. It was great to see so many parents in school and I hope it gave you an insight into your child's class and the work they have been doing.

The second thank you goes to everyone that donated to our Harvest Festival collection. Nigel Currey, the founder of the Selby and District foodbank, joined our worship and told the children why the food bank was started and how it works today. He took all the donations back with him and asked me to pass on his thanks.

Thursday was dominated by Literacy as we had a visit from Sherburn Library in the morning to read poems and give out certificates for the children who completed the Summer Reading Challenge. This year there was a fantastic 41 children so congratulations to all of them on a great achievement. We finished the afternoon with an assembly to celebrate National Poetry day and each class performed poems for the rest of the school to enjoy. What a treat!

We ended the week with 'YES!' Day to raise funds for the Friends of Kirk Fenton. The children enjoyed breaking all the rules and it was lovely to see a range of different outfits! Thank you for all your donations and remember the rules will be back in place on Monday.

Have a lovely weekend,

Karen Williams

Head Teacher

Good Work Awards

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

Attenborough - Rory and Scarlett

Rashford - Raffi and Libby

Thunberg - Betsy and Jack

Seacole - Zara and Bertie

Luther King - Tom and Teddy

Jean King - Tilly and Clara M

Pankhurst - Lyla and Harry

Barnardo - George and Archie

Hot Chocolate Friday

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

Attenborough - Sonny

Rashford - Cecily

Thunberg - Evie

Seacole - Thomas

Luther King - Willow

Jean King - Eryn

Pankhurst - Isla S

Barnardo - Toma

Cloakroom Award

Well done to Barnardo Class for having the tidiest cloakroom this week.

Winning Team

The winners this week are the Blue Mustangs. Well done to Hattie and Henry and your team.

Well done to everyone who has worked hard on Numbots or TTR this week. Teachers are telling me that it makes a real difference to your maths skills and they are noticing in lessons so keep it up!

Special congratulations go to Toma C, Oliver G, Cody T, Jude L, Willow H, Charlie W and Finlay O who are our Rockstars of the week. Our Numbots superstars are Sonny L, Raffi T, Skye L, Austin B, Theo M and Bertie M. Well done everyone!

Message from Head Pupils

This week, we have celebrated both the harvest festival and national poetry day. It was wonderful to see so much food being donated to Selby Food Bank and we enjoyed listening to a member of the foodbank explain how all our donations will be distributed to those in need. The school council led the worship and all spoke very well. Yesterday, we also celebrated national poetry day. Each class prepared and presented a poem in front of the school and we all enjoyed sharing our poems with each other.

Head Pupil Awards went to Max, Y2 and Nancy, YR

Freddie & Ella

Flu Immunisation, Thursday 12th October

Reminder to please give your consent/refusal for this, if you haven't already, using the link sent out last week. Thank you

Parents Evenings 24th, 25th & 26th October

These will be held in school on Tuesday 24th, Wednesday 25th and Thursday 26th October. Information and a link to book an appointment will be sent to you on Tuesday 10th October.

Lost Property

There is a large amount of lost property so please have a look if you are missing anything. Please remember to name all items as these will be returned to the relevant pupil. Thank you

Pre-ordering Lunch

There are still a number of people who are regularly not pre-ordering school dinners which is causing issues at lunchtime. If you have problems using the system please contact the office as we don't want children to be upset if they don't get their choice of meal.

Thank you

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Flu Immunisations, YR-Y6

Thursday 12th October

Friends AGM

Tuesday 17th October, 3.20pm in the Y5 classroom

Parents Evenings

Tuesday 24th, Wednesday 25th, Thursday 26th October

Half Term

Monday 30th October - Friday 3rd November

Training Day

Monday 6th November

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.

YES Day has been a great success, we hope all the children enjoyed being able to dress up for the day. Everyone looked fantastic this morning and we raised £250 which is a great start to the year.

A couple of reminders/updates from us for this week:

AGM: just under two weeks to go until the AGM, on Tuesday 17th October, in the Y5 classroom after school. We need twice as many attendees as committee members, so we need at least 5 people who aren't already on the committee to come along - unfortunately we can't promise alcohol but we may be able to stretch to some biscuits.

Books & Bakes: we are planning to hold a books and bakes sale in October, and are looking for volunteer bakers. If anyone is channelling their inner Mary Berry or Prue from watching GBBO, or just likes baking, please do let us know if you would be able to donate some bakes for the event. Likewise with books - we have quite a few already but if anyone is having a clear out we'll happily take them off your hands!


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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