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Friday 28th May 2021

Welcome to our final newsletter of the term. There's plenty to read in this week's edition including details of activities to keep you busy over half term...


We are pleased to confirm that Moose Club will be reopening at Victoria Park Primary School from Term 6, Monday 7th June. Parents will receive email communications from Moose club to advise when the booking system will be open. This will be at a specified time and date which will be included in the email. Initially there will be a limit on the number of places whilst they adapt to the new premises. From 21st June, additional spaces will be available. Please contact the Moose team directly with any queries on or 07305 083381.

Park and Stride

Please remember you can use our Park and Stride location if you need to drive to school. This is a safe and agreed parking location you can use if you have no alternative to driving, but it keeps traffic away from our local streets. The address for the site is The Brunel Pub, 315 St John's Lane, Bedminster, BS3 5AZ. It’s only a 6 minute walk to school down St John’s Lane, or if you prefer to use quieter roads you can choose Kensal Avenue.

Please use pedestrian crossings to get over St John’s Lane, there are two to choose from: either close to the pub by Mark Richard Insurance or next to our school. We are really grateful to The Brunel, who have kindly agreed to let our families use their car park for this purpose.

Contact tracing over half term

As before, we still have a duty over half term to inform you of confirmed COVID cases within the school community, if you are identified as a close contact and need to isolate. Remember to use the dedicated email address to let us know of any positive test results over the next 9 days:


Earlier this week, we emailed you with an overview of the six PSHE lessons which will be taught in school next term. By providing this information to you, we hope that you will be able to talk to your children - if you wish to - about their learning each week. There are only three lessons in total from which pupils can be automatically withdrawn, if a parent or carer requests it (one lesson in year 4, one lesson in year 5 and one lesson in year 6). These are indicated on the document too. Click below to view the document.

Ashton Gate Football

A group of 27 children enjoyed a fantastic day of football on Monday at Ashton Gate Stadium courtesy of Bristol Robins Foundation. We took 3 teams; Year 5, Year 4&6 girls and Year 6 boys. Each team played with determination, resilience and a huge sense of pride to be representing Victoria Park at such an iconic local venue. Year 5 won 5 games and lost 3, Year 6 won 3, lost 3 and drew 1 whilst the girls were undefeated winning or drawing every game. Following lunch, when we watched, cheered and encouraged other teams, we were taken on a tour of the stadium where we enjoyed the comfy seats and view from the directors box, checked out the changing rooms and ice bath and enjoyed a behind the scenes look at Ashton Gate. This was our first sports trip for a long long time and we know the children enjoyed it as much as Mrs Casling and Mr Kellow! They took lots of photos on the day, so if your child attended and you would like a copy, please email the PE team at

School Uniform Order Details

SH Clothing has moved from St Johns Lane to a new BS3 address. If you would like to order school uniform from them but can not pick up from the new address, they now offer a Saturday delivery. You can order as follows:

  • Call 0117 963 6669
  • Or text 07788 195 806
  • Or email  
  • Pay over the phone or cash on delivery. 

Click on the documents below for prices and an order sheet if needed.

Speech and Language Drop In

We are pleased to say we now have Leonie Vooght as our new Speech and Language NHS Specialist. We have a provisional date for a "Speech and Language Drop In Session" on Tuesday 29th June from 9.15-11 am. We are currently waiting to see if this will be in school or a phone consultation. If your child is in Reception they will be seen by "Talk", our in-school service, so you will not need to use the Drop In service. If you wish to speak to Leonie please contact Sue Jones (SENDCo) to arrange an appointment and complete a consent form:

School Nurse Webinars

The School Nursing service across Bristol and South Gloucestershire would like to be able to offer all parents and carers the opportunity to access health advice, information and support. They are offering a series of free webinars on key public health topics. Click on the flyer below to access the Eventbrite booking system for each webinar, by clicking on the relevant picture icon.

Friends of Victoria Park Primary School

Summer Raffle

We’ll be launching our Massive Summer Raffle in the new term. Local businesses have pledged more than £900 worth of exciting prizes, so there’s everything to play for! Keep an eye on this newsletter for more details coming soon…

Robins Foundation Holiday Camps

Click on the document below for details of the Robins Foundation Holiday Camps running over half term.

Half term family fun at Hengrove Mounds. 

Pop along to The Discovery Lab to explore, think and wonder at nature at one of south Bristol's hidden nature reserves. You could even make your own willow cocoon! Suitable for toddlers and children up to 10 years old. Click here for more details.

Spring into Summer Challenges

Why not try these wellbeing challenges from our partners at Ashton Park Schools Partnership over half term? If you log your progress, you may get a certificate. Click the documents below for more details.

Bristol Plays Music Summer School

Click the link below to find out more about a Summer School offer from Bristol Plays Music. This is for pupils going into Year 5, 6, 7 & 8 in Sept 2021 and runs from 2nd – 6th August 2021.

Love singing songs from the musicals? This singing-packed week on the 2 – 6 August 20201 will enable students to get back to singing and performing the songs they love! From modern musicals to Disney songs, we will be singing, playing and dancing our way through the week. With an informal performance at the end of the week on Friday the 7th of August. The focus for this week is enjoyment, there are no requirements except enthusiasm!

Wellbeing webinars for parents & carers

Following the success of the recent wellbeing webinars for teachers and the positive response received, Bristol Educational Psychology Service are adapting and extending the webinar series to parents and carers of children and young people with SEND. These free, online, bitesize webinars are delivered live by an experienced psychologist and will feature a mix of useful content, engaging activities, reflection and discussion with practical tips and techniques to take away.  Click the document below for details and booking links.

Term 6 dates

We have updated the website calendar with upcoming Term 6 dates, including:

  • Thursday 10th June - Year 4 trip to Folly Farm (Forest School)
  • Monday 14th June - Year 2 Birch class trip to Folly Farm (Forest School)
  • Tuesday 15th June - Class photos
  • Friday 18th June - Whole School RE day (Islaam)
  • Monday 21st June - Year 6 Camp
  • Monday 28th June - Year 2 Elder class trip to Folly Farm (Forest School)
  • Tuesday 29th June - Year 3 class trip to Folly Farm (Forest School)
  • Wednesday 30th June - Whole School Science Day
  • Wednesday 7th July - Whole School Book Day (fancy dress!)
  • Friday 16th July - End of year reports go home to parents and carers

We hope you have a relaxing and enjoyable half term break. The first day back for children is Monday 7th June.