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Friday 6th May 2022

Eid Mubarak! We have enjoyed our Eid celebration in school today and learned a lot together about how Ramadan and Eid are celebrated, with food, story, music and decorations. Here are a few photographs from across the day.

National Online Safety

This week, we have a guide from National Online Safety entitled "Loneliness Online - what causes it and ways to feel better". Although aimed at children, we would recommend that parents and carers read through the guide so you can support them if necessary.

Request for Volunteers

Can you spare a few hours a week to support our children in school? We currently have a dedicated (but small) group of parent/carer volunteers who come into school to hear children read. We are looking to enhance our provision by expanding the team of volunteers. We are also interested in volunteers who may be available over lunchtimes so we can open some quiet inside spaces for children. Induction and training will be provided, and we would require you to gain an enhanced DBS check. If you are able to help, please email the school office and start your message with the words "FAO Ms Nottage - Volunteering". We look forward to working with you!

A new Secondary School in Knowle

Details are emerging about the long-awaited new secondary school, to be situated on the site of The Park Centre on Daventry Road. We have received this letter about Oasis Academy Daventry Road, which has just received planning consent from Bristol City Council.

Who is picking up?

Please telephone the school office before 2:45pm at the latest if there is a change to who is picking up your child from school. Calling after this time (or not calling at all!) can lead to delays at pick up - we will always need to check.

Advance Notice - Charity Week

During the week beginning 16th May, children in school will be learning about a chosen charity and doing some fundraising of their own. Part of this week will include a sale of items after school on Wednesday 18th May (Reception classes) and Thursday 19th May (all other classes). Children will then have a Maths-focused day on the Friday, counting the small change and calculating how much they have raised. Of course, donations to charity are entirely voluntary, however we wanted to give you advance notice that this is coming up.

A Message from Moose

Dear Parents/Carers,

The PTFA will kindly support children attending Moose on the 19th and 26th of May for the school discos. If you would like your child/ren to be collected or taken back to Moose after the Disco please send an email to Moose and the PTFA to confirm.
We are also opening our bookings for the next school holiday on Thursday 5th May for Monday the 30th May, Tuesday 31st May and Weds the 1st June. Please do book soon so we can confirm our numbers. 

Many thanks,
The Moose Team

Pupil Fundraiser

Oscar in Year 6 has decided to fundraise for British Heart Foundation, in memory of his Grandad who passed away in April. He will be cycling (virtually) 119 miles from his house in Bristol to his grandad’s in Plymouth every day after school in the week of the 16th May; that’s about 2hrs every day after school.

More details and donations here: www.justgiving.com/fundraising/oscar-barnes2  

(Donating through JustGiving is simple, fast and totally secure. Once you donate, they'll send your money directly to British Heart Foundation, so it's the most efficient way to give - saving time and cutting costs for the charity.)

Friends of Victoria Park Primary School

UV Discos – 19 & 26 May – Volunteers Needed

We’re desperate for people to help with the school discos after school on the 19 and 26 May (setting up, serving refreshments, face painting, and clearing away). If you’re free to help, please sign-up here.

 

UV Discos – 19 & 26 May - Tickets on Sale Now

It’s time for the first UV discos of 2022!

  • Reception = Thurs 19 May 3:15pm-4:00pm
  • Yrs 3 & 4 = Thurs 19 May 5pm-6pm
  • Yrs 1 & 2 = Thurs 26 May 3:15pm-4:30pm
  • Yrs 5 & 6 = Thurs 26 May 5pm-6pm

The price is just £4.50 and includes crisps and a drink. We don’t want anyone to miss out, so once again we’ve made free tickets available for those in financial hardship. If your child would like to attend you must book a ticket in advance at www.pta-events.co.uk/friendsofvictoriaparkprimaryschool

We are offering drop-off to / pick-up from Moose club but you must let them know by the Friday before your child’s disco. Moose and the PTFA will not be able to accommodate late requests!

 

Small Business Stalls at the Summer Fair

We are considering permitting local small businesses to hire a table at our summer fair on 9 July. If you’re interested, please contact victoriapark.ptfa@gmail.com

Name Tags

Another simple way to support the PTFA…

Buy name tags from www.MyNametags.com and use the code 18955

Buy name tags from https://www.easy2name.com/ and use the code FR-VICTORIAPARKPRIMARYSCHOOL-11

Local Skatepark

There is a fundraising campaign about to be launched to refit and revamp the skatepark at the bottom of Victoria Park, which has fallen into disrepair.  A local collective who have successfully raised money to revamp areas of Dame Emily Park (aka Dean Lane or The Deaner) are now focusing their efforts on this site. They are currently looking for donations from the local community towards a fundraiser. The campaign is being run by Dan at Campus Skatepark ( Dan@campusskateboarding) and you can find more information on their Instagram page.

Other information

For information about the summer term at Jump Studios (Knowle West Media Centre), please click these flyers:

Here are the links to a few live nest camera feeds Year 1 have been enjoying this week - they could make for perfect weekend viewing!

Bristol Great Tits:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S_EvlWdL-Ok

Loch Garten Osprey - laid an egg on Tuesday and we watched the Mum bring a fish to the nest yesterday - very cool!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EYeEaXvLu38

Slow-motion osprey fishing:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nMw-PspfdkQ

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