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Friday 26th November 2021

Welcome to this week's newsletter. In our assembly this week, we wrote a collaborative poem about the value of Respect. In each class, pupils talked about what Respect means to them. By gathering the ideas together, we were able to define and express the many different ways to demonstrate Respect in school. Here is our poem:

Respect is showing you care

Respect is a choice

Respect is a gift that everyone must earn

Respect is caring for things

Respect is listening

Respect is showing kindness to everyone around us

Respect is being kind

Respect is valuable

Respect is caring for others

Respect is being kind, positive and listening to people around you

Respect makes us who we are

Respect is helping others

Respect is saying kind words

Respect is listening carefully to each other

Respect is not talking when someone else is talking

Respect is being mindful and thoughtful

Respect is accepting someone for who they are

Respect is looking after things

Respect is a way to keep others happy

Respect is picking up someone's coat and putting it on their peg

Respect is when you look after things properly

Respect is when someone gives you something

Respect is something that everybody likes

Respect is appreciating that everyone is different

Respect is when you help someone

Respect is when you listen to people

Respect is valuing everyone's opinion

Respect is listening to others when they are speaking

Respect is something that can't be bought but comes in kind words

Respect is respecting your teacher and doing your work

Respect is looking after the things around you

Respect is something we can all value

Respect is treating others how you'd like to be treated

Visit to Ashton Gate Stadium

On Monday, Oak Class and Eucalyptus Class enjoyed a memorable morning at Ashton Gate Football Stadium courtesy of Bristol City Robins Foundation. The children had an hour of football skills coached by Bristol Robins Foundation degree students plus a short PSHE lesson about gender stereotypes. They also enjoyed a 'behind the scenes' tour of the whole stadium including the players changing rooms, warm up areas and the very comfy Lansdown stand seats. Thank you to James Howiantz, Primary Stars Lead, for organising this for our children.


Week 2 of the Ashton Park Sports Partnership basketball tournament saw determination, kindness and respect from all 7 team members. We started with two impressive wins closely followed by a narrow defeat and finished with a draw. Captain Micah scored an  impressive long distance hoop whilst Captain May also scored an amazing hoop for the draw. Well done VPPS basketball team. Next week is the final week and we can't wait to get back on the court.

Green Team

Our Green Team have been working hard to bring you tips for a greener Christmas. Click on the poster below to see how you can do your bit this season.


We are delighted to let you know that our school has WON the Bristol Waste Nothing challenge with the highest percentage of pupils returning completed booklets than any other participating school. The prize is £500 for the school to spend - well done to everyone and especially Mrs Walker and the Green Team for your ongoing DETERMINATION for all things green.

Friends of Victoria Park Primary School - Winter Fair Special!

The Winter Fair will be on Sat 4th Dec from 11am-3pm.

Please sign-up to volunteer now!


Volunteers – we need small army of volunteers on the day to make the Winter Fayre a success. We need people to set up, to clear up, to raffle teddies, to serve refreshments, to BBQ hotdogs, to help children pick gifts for their loved ones, and to dress up as elves.

There’s a role for everyone – so please visit our website, sign up for an hour, then enjoy the rest of the fayre guilt-free!

Donations - We’re asking the school community to donate different items each week in the run-up to the fair. Please give the following items to your child’s teacher, or drop them into the school office, thank you:

  • Fri 3 Dec – “Jolly Jars” and nut-free cakes (clearly labelled)

We can still accept donations of alcohol, chocolate, surplus cuddly toys and good quality gifts for the secret wrapping room. Don’t worry if you missed the deadline – just drop these items in to the School Office.

Non-Uniform Day and Jolly Jars - On Friday 3 Dec, we’re holding a non-uniform day in support of the winter fair. We’re asking each child to donate a “Jolly Jar” which we’ll sell at the Winter Fair. For the uninitiated, Jolly Jars are brightly decorated jam jars containing stickers, sweets, puzzles and small toys. They’re great fun to make and are always super popular!

Other information

This section is for information from other organisations. We have included them here because we think you might be interested, but we are not responsible for the content.

For details of the Christmas Holiday programme available at Ashton Park Sports Centre, click on the document below.

Click the poster below for details of Speech and Language drop in sessions offered by Leonie Vooght. Appointments can be made by calling the school office on 0117 9030343.

Bristol Amateur Operatic Society (BAOS) are looking for pupils aged 10-18 who may be interested in joining a musical theatre company. New members auditions are on Friday 7th January, for more details email or watch this promotional video:

Thank you for attending Parents' evenings this week, either here in school or online. It was wonderful to talk to you about your child(ren)'s learning so far this year! Being able to welcome parents and carers back into the school building was a particular delight and something we hope to be able to do much more of soon. Obviously we will be keeping a close eye on COVID rates and responding accordingly as the winter rolls in. Please continue to be vigilant for those signs and symptoms, and keep your children at home if they are unwell. Take care and have a lovely weekend.