Kirk Fenton News

27th October 2023

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Dear Parents / Carers,

What a long and busy first half term we have had! I think everybody is ready for a break over half term.

Thank you to all the parents and carers that have attended the consultation meetings held this week. 95% of pupils had at least one adult come to hear how they have settled into the school year and how they are progressing so that is a fantastic turn out. As always, if you do have any concerns about your child then please speak to their class teacher in the first instance. Appointments can be made through the school office and you don't need to wait for parents' evening.

Next week is half term and the children return to school on Tuesday 7th November ready to start lessons at 8:45am. Gates open from 8:35am.

Have a lovely half term

Karen Williams

Head Teacher

Good Work Awards

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

Attenborough - Toby and Mykyta

Rashford - Alice and Eden

Thunberg - Albie and Hugo

Seacole - Ed and Josh

Luther King - Alex and Raven

Jean King - Clara C and Evie

Pankhurst - Evie and Stanley

Barnardo - Freddie and Sienna

Hot Chocolate Friday

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

Attenborough - Sienna

Rashford - Jacob

Thunberg - Hector

Seacole - Thea

Luther King - Lyla

Jean King - Poppy

Pankhurst - Brooke

Barnardo - Toby

Lunchtime Awards

Well done to Paul P, Ziggy, Alba, Hattie and Ashton for helping us all to enjoy our lunchtime in the dinner hall.

Cloakroom Award

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

Winning Team

Well done to Rupert and Alexa and their team the Purple Typhoons who are our winners this week.

This week we have had a competition across school to see which class was putting in the most effort with their maths homework. It was great to see everyone really stepping up their maths practise and almost all classes have increased their participation this week. The worthy winners were Jean-King class! They will enjoy their free playtime on our first day back after half term. Well done!

Our Numbots superstars this week are Nancy P, Bertie J, Archie H-V, Elin C, Elyssia M and Evie K. Our Rockstars of the Week are Emma E, Luke W, Mollie H, Evelyn A and Erin N. Well done everyone!

Message from Head Pupils

We have had a great half term, with lots of wonderful learning taking place across the school. It's been a quiet week but exciting things often happen in the Christmas term. We hope you have a great time with your children and enjoy the week break.

Head Pupil Awards go to Cecily C and Jonah C.

Freddie & Ella

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YR, Y1 & Y2 Parents/Carers Phonics and Reading Information Session, Wednesday 8th November

There will be a phonics meeting on Wednesday 8th November at 3.30pm. School will provide free cake and childcare (for school aged children). This meeting will be a repeat of the meeting that took place on 26th September and is suitable for parents of children in Reception, Year One and Year Two. If you would like to attend please email the office and let us know if you require childcare so we can make arrangements in school.

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Y5/Y6 Anti-Bullying Workshop Performance, Thursday 16th November

The second week back after half term is anti-bullying week and we are delighted to have the Konflux Theatre company coming into school on Thursday 16th November to work with our children in year 5 and year 6. They will be doing workshops with the classes, looking at how issues can be resolved through support from peers and adults. This will build towards a performance that parents and carers are warmly invited to. This will start at 14:50 in the school hall.
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Half Term

Monday 30th October - Friday 3rd November

Training Day

Monday 6th November

Poppy Competition Entry Deadline

Wednesday 8th November

YR, Y1 & Y2 Parents/Carers Phonics Information Session

Wednesday 8th November, 3.30pm

Friends rearranged AGM at the White Horse

Wednesday 8th November, Wed 8th November at 8pm8pm

Christmas in Church Fenton Group - sponsor a Christmas Tree Light, Kirk Fenton playground

Friday 10th November

New Starters for September 2024 Open Evening for Parents

Tuesday 14th November, 5.30pm

Y5/6 Anti-Bullying Workshop Performance to Parents

Thursday 16th November, 2.50pm

Y5/6 Music Performance to Parents

Tuesday 12th December, 2:30pm

Y3/4 Music Performance to Parents

Wednesday 13th December, 2:30pm

Friends Christmas Fair

Friday 15th December, 3–5pm

KS1 Nativity for parents

Tuesday 19th December, 9:30–10:15am

Wednesday 20th December, 2:15–3:15pm

Christmas Lunch and Christmas Jumper Day

Thursday 21st December

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.

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Friends will be holding their rearranged AGM on Wed 8th November at 8pm at the White Horse. If you wish to attend please email us or message via the Facebook page.

Thanks for all the support so far this year and we hope everyone has a restful half term.

We look forward to next term and various Christmas fund raising activities/events.


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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Supporting Church Fenton at Christmas

Come and sponsor a Christmas Tree Light! Your £2 donation (per light bulb) will get you entry into our draw for your chance to switch on our Village Christmas Lights at the Christmas Light Switch on event on Sunday 26th November. Come and see us in the playground on Friday 10th November for more details and to collect/complete your sponsor form. We appreciate your support. (All donations from sponsorships are used to fund our Village Christmas events)

For information and updates about our plans this year why not follow our Facebook Page

STAR MAT Vacancies

Please click on the following link for details of our current vacancies:


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