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Friday 28th April 2023

Welcome to this week's newsletter. It has been a busy week of performance and celebration in school. We hope you are able to join us today from 3pm to share some food in the playgroud as part of today's Eid Celebration!

Stages 2023

On Sunday 23rd April, a dedicated group of dancers took to the floor to perform at this year's Stages. The group - who have been rehearsing under the watchful eye of their coach and tutor Lucy for the past 12 weeks - performed an anarchic version of "Revolting Children" from the musical production of Matilda. It was incredible to see their performance, precision and pride. Special thanks go to the staff members who gave up their free time on a Sunday morning to support the children and make this possible, and of course to Lucy for being such a brilliant coach!

CST Music Concert

On Wednesday evening, our KS2 choir performed at the iconic Bristol Cathedral as part of the CST music concert. They were joined by pupils from all nine Cathedral Schools Trust primary and secondary academies to sing and play together. The highlight for many was being able to sing with a real band and orchestra made up of secondary and sixth form pupils. We would like to thank Mrs Vaughan for working so hard with the choir this year, and for making this wonderful opportunity possible.

Year 6 SATs

As you may know, pupils in year 6 have been working really hard to prepare for their end of KS2 assessments in Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Maths and Writing. It's amazing to see how well they are doing - they show determination and success on a daily basis. The SATs take place the week after next, from 9th to 12th of May (after the King's coronation bank holiday). We do lots to make sure the children feel calm and relaxed so they are able to do their best on the day. Well done Year 6 - and good luck!


Year 2 SATs

There are also KS1 assessments which take place in school. Unlike the Year 6 SATs, these can take place at any point during the month of May. We are able to spread these out and take children in small groups to complete their booklets, so mostly the children don't realise an assessment is taking place - it's just part of an ordinary school day. We are really proud of the progress all of our children have made this year.

Green Superstars

Our Green Team have made a great little film about how to look after the environment. Take a look here:

Green Team action in school

How we care for the environment at VPPS!

No Mow May is coming

If you have a garden or patch of grass, or if you know someone who does, please encourage them not to mow it in May. A healthy lawn with some long grass and wildflowers benefits wildlife, tackles pollution and can even lock away carbon below ground. All you have to do is not mow your lawn in May! Sit back, relax and enjoy the local wildlife instead of mowing the lawn. 


Triathalon Team

Toby, Leo, Leo and Elliot in Year 4 (also known as The Hippy Squad) will be taking part in the Clifton Schools Triathlon on 7th May. The boys will be raising money for two charities: "Restless Development" and "The Matthew Tree Project". If you would like to help them reach their fundraising target, please click on this Just Giving link:

Are you/your children also taking part in this triathalon event? If you would like to share your fundraising link in this newsletter, please email victoriaparkp@victoriaparkprimary with the details!

Other Information

  • Please click the poster below for details of an upcoming June Holiday Camp running at Whitchurch Primary School:
  • Here are details of an after school Tennis Club at Victoria Park which takes place on a Wednesday. Click on this link or the poster below for more information.
  • Bedminster Library are running a free 10 weeks Code Club course, giving the opportunity to 8 children to learn how to code. Code Clubs in Bristol Libraries are aimed at 8-11 year-olds. They also have a Lego Club, at 11.30am-12.30pm on the 1st and 3rd Saturday of every month, aimed at 4-10 year-olds. Both activities foster a sense of creativity, encourage building new skills and new friendships, and bring the community together. To book a space, contact the library at: 0117 9038529 or All details are also included on the  posters below.

We hope you have a lovely Bank Holiday weekend and wish to thank you for the resilience, humour and determination shown during the NEU teachers' strikes. The next of these is next week on Tuesday 2nd May so school is partially open to invited pupils including all of year 6. The school is fully open again on Wednesday 3rd May.