Welcome to our school website - please come in and take a look around. You can click on "Newsletters" to see our weekly school newsletter and termly curriculum newsletters.

Home Page

Victoria Park Primary School

Home Page

Friday 17th November 2023

Anti-bullying Week

Children wore their Odd Socks on Monday to mark the start of Anti-bullying week, and we all enjoyed this year's song from Andy and the Odd Socks! Through our assemblies and learning in class, pupils have explored the definition of bullying and how to "call it out".

In response to feedback on our parent and carer survey, we have produced new child-friendly and clear guidance detailing what we do in school to respond to incidents of bullying or perceived bullying. You can see this on our new Anti-bullying web page. If you would like to discuss anything about our approach to Anti-bullying or behaviour, please contact our Behaviour and Pastoral lead, Miss Mullen.

Children in Need

Everyone looked fantastic in spots today! Thank you for all your donations for BBC Children in Need - here are a few photographs from the day.

Litter Pick Fundraiser

Tilly and some of her friends from Beech class have decided to do a litter pick after school this Friday to help the environment and raise money for Children in Need. 

They have set up a fundraising page here and are delighted to see it reach nearly £700 already! Please help them with a donation if you can. This amazing achievement shows our school values in action and we are really proud of Tilly and all her friends.

A Request from the Green Team

Our intrepid and determined Green Team are on a mission to improve the environment both inside and outside of school. This week, Mr Bailey received notes from our Year 6 Eco reps reading:

"We have noticed a decrease in plants around school. Each class has very few plants and some are even fake! Please can you put a note in the newsletter for people to bring in some house plants for their classroom? Thank you."

If you have any house plants you could donate to your child's classroom, please bring them in. We will care for them, and they will improve our classroom environments.

Request for Headphones

Do you have any over-ear plug-in headphones that you could donate to school? Lots of children use our iPads and Chromebooks to access the Nessy programme in school which relies on sound, and we are in need of working over-ear headphones to help children get the best out of this intervention. If you have any headphones you could donate, please drop them to the office or hand them to Ms Nottage.

PTFA collections

The PTFA are collecting donations for some of the Winter Fair stalls starting next week. Please know that there is no obligation to donate to all (or any) of these. We appreciate anything that you are able to give.

  • Tuesday 21st November: Donate presents for the wrapping room. Unused and in original packaging if it affects the quality of the item. This is an area where kids go in alone to choose a gift for their parents/carers and then get it wrapped up with the help of the volunteers.
  • Tuesday 28th November: Donate bottles for the bottle tombola. Any type of bottle will do : Bubble bath, soft or alcoholic drinks, a nice olive oil! In line with school policy please don't donate any energy drinks.
  • Friday 1st December: Non school uniform day and donate Jolly Jars or £1 to the class teacher. A jolly jar is any jar filled with little treats; sweets, small toys, leftover party bag contents! No loose or unwrapped sweets in the jars please. This is one of the most popular stalls at the fairs. Please note that the non-uniform is not reliant on donations. 
  • Tuesday 5th December: Donate teddies for the teddy tombola. Another popular stand and the perfect opportunity to have a little pre-Christmas clear out! Pre-loved is fine but please only donate clean teddies.

There will be volunteers in the playgrounds on these dates collecting these items but you can donate any of these things to the office on a date that suits you (up to the 7th December).

Other Information

On Saturday 25th November, you can take part in a Christmas craft night to help raise money for the Wild Goose Cafe on Stapleton Road. There will be wreath making and other crafts with all materials provided. The Wild Goose Day Centre offers meals, hope and support to anyone experiencing insecurities such as hunger or homelessness. The hot meals and practical help offered give people hope at their point of crisis, whilst ongoing support means that they are championed to rebuild their lives. Click below for more details.

Here is a musical treat for you to finish the week! Well done to the KS2 choir who took part in OUP's #SongForAll project this term. They have learnt Bob Chilcott's song 'Rhythm', a very tricky piece which you can hear them sing here. Have a lovely weekend!

Choir KS2