Rugby 7s Workshop

Dear Parents,

The company who promote rugby 7s are doing 40 min workshops with Y2-6 on Monday 27th November –  All children need to wear their PE kit.

The timetable for the rugby on Monday is below:

8-8.40 5 Blue/5 Yellow

8.40-9.20 2 Blue/2 Red

9.20-10 2 Yellow/3 Blue

10.20-11 3 Red/3 Green

11-11.40 4 Green/5 Red

11.40-12.20 4 Blue/4 Red

12.20-1 2 Orange/2 Green

1-1.40 3 Orange/3 Yellow

1.40-2.20 6 Green

Kind regards

Steve Simmonds

 

KS1&2 UAE National Day Party

VHPS are holding a National Day Party on Wednesday 29th November

National Day Party

KS1 (Year 1&2) 4:00pm-5:00pm

KS2 (Year3-6) 5:30pm-6:30pm

There will be music and lots of dancing in celebration! Popcorn and juice will be included and pizza will be available for 5AED on the day.

Ticket price is 35AED. Please pay the 35AED in the drop box by Thursday 23rd November at the latest.

VHPS Celebrates UAE National Day

VHPS will be celebrating UAE National Day on the 26th November.

To commemorate the 46th UAE National Day and VHPS 5th Birthday the children from FS1-Yr6 will be painting tiles to decorate the outside area.

On the 26th Nov there will be lots of UAE themed activities that the children will take part in, there will also be face painting, traditional dancers and two camels!

The children can come to school in national dress, dressed in the UAE national colours, red, green, white and black.

If any parents would like to volunteer their help for the UAE national day celebrations please contact Emily at parentliaison@vhprimary.com

Year 3 have had a last minute opportunity to go to the theatre to see Amazing Dubai but they will not be missing out on any of the internal school activities. They can visit the Theatre wearing their national day dress.

 

UAE National Day Quiz

To celebrate the 46th anniversary of the union, we are holding a UAE National Day Quiz for all KS1 and KS2 pupils.

To help children prepare for the quiz, our Social Studies coordinator Miss Nicky has prepared some helpful “Knowledge Organisers” containing all of the information that the children may be tested on.

We value your support in helping your child learn these important and significant cultural facts about their adopted homeland.

The quiz will be held on Sunday 26th November. The top placed child in each year group will receive 30 house points, 2nd will receive 20 and 3rd will receive 10.

Every child who gets at least 1 correct answer will receive a participation prize of 5 house points.

Knowledge Organisers

Festive sing-a- long

Dear Parents,

You are invited to come along and watch your child’s class perform in the annual Festive
sing-a- long which will take place in the FS1 playground. The performance will start at
approximately 12.15pm. Refreshments will be served in the FS1 pod after the event.

Performance Dates:
Tuesday 5th December – FS1 Red
Wednesday 6th December – FS1 Green
Thursday 7th December – FS1 Yellow
Sunday 10th December – FS1 Orange
Monday 11th December – FS1 Blue

Your child will be required to wear red or white or a combination of both. Please can you send the outfit into school no later than Wednesday 29th November.

Please ensure all items are clearly labelled. We hope that you are able to come along and support your child and their class.

Kind regards
Foundation Stage 1 Team

 

Driving Safely

Dear Parents,

Unfortunately, there have been a number of disappointing driving incidents over the past two weeks around the perimeter of the school.

The safety of our children, parents and staff is paramount to us, and hence we will be taking steps to ensure signage is placed around the school perimeter.

If we find particular drivers who are posing a threat and not adhering to our school safety policy, then unfortunately they will be reported to DSC (who may refer this as a police matter). We hope that we will not have to take these steps.

Please refrain from using the sand area by FS1 as this causes hazardous conditions for children, parents and staff. We are fully aware that residents are also driving inappropriately around the school.

Thank you for your understanding.

The VHPS Team

Y6 Residential Trip

Y6 Residential Trip letter_

Residential Trips Schools Waiver Booking Form Packing List

We are very excited to announce that our children in Years 6 will have the opportunity to go on a residential trip in February 2018

The Year 6 trip will be leaving on Sunday 25th February 2018, returning on Wednesday 28th February 2018.

For Year 6, the total cost of the trip will be AED 2,000. A non-refundable deposit of AED 600 is required to be paid no later than Thursday 14th December 2017 and the remainder of the payment (AED 1,400) should be paid no later than Thursday 15th February 2018.

The above costs include transport to and from school, and all food whilst being on the school trip.

Kind regards,

VHPS Team

Y3 trip to the Madinat Theatre

Year 3 have an exciting opportunity to attend ‘Amazing Dubai – The Musical’ at the Madinat Theatre.

Please see the attached form for all of the details!

Amazing Dubai – The Musical Letter

The trip is on Sunday 26th November, 9:30am-12:15pm, and will cost 60AED, this must be paid along with returning the permission slip by Tuesday 21st November.

The children will not be missing out on any of the internal school activities for the UAE National Day Celebrations on the 26th  and they can visit the Theatre wearing their national day dress.

Yours sincerely,

Year 3 Team

School Photos Ready To Order

The class and individual photos are now ready to view and order!

Please refer to the attachments for how you can view and order your child’s photo.

Please note that you will need to log in online to view all of the images, there are approx. 15-20 images per child. you will also need to log on to view any sibling photos.

School pics now available VHP

How to order photos VHP

Many thanks,

VHPS Team

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Big Book Swap

 

Dear Parents,

We are pleased to announce that VHPS will be starting an outdoor library! But we need your help to fill it with wonderful treasures, so we are starting ‘The Big Book Swap’.

Please encourage your children to bring in one or two old books and swap them for someone else’s, at our new Rainbow Road library, that will be opened by Reading Man on the 16th of November.

Feel free to bring more than one book in but not bag fulls, please.

This will be a great opportunity to give the children a wider range of books to read and share their reading experiences.

Thank you for your continued support,

The English Team

Times Table Rockstars Challenge

We are having a big, school wide push on our times tables! We are currently running a challenge to reward you for practicing your times tables using the fantastic TTRockstars website.

In Years 2, 3 and 4: For every 10 questions answered, you will receive 1 house point.
In Years 5 & 6: For every question answered you will earn 1aed in ‘Classroom Economy’ credit

The rewards are unlimited! Play to earn!

http://www.ttrockstars.com

Login: same as school ‘Google’ login Password: dubai123

Absence Procedure

Dear Parents

If we haven’t been notified of your child’s absence from school, we need to phone home to confirm. Please help us alleviate the pressure on reception by informing reception via the mobile app.

Please click on the ‘Report Absence’ link found on the homepage.

Thank you
VHPS Team

Victory Heights Great Exhibition

Dear Parents,

On the 1st May 1851, Queen Victoria opened the Great Exhibition in Hyde Park, London.  This was an exciting time in British history, a time of innovation, invention and discovery.  If we travel into the not too distant future, our very own United Arab Emirates will be hosting the Expo 2020, reigniting the passion for solving problems faced in a rapidly changing world.

Here at Victory Heights Primary School, we have found inspiration from the pioneers of the past and have looked towards the leaders of the future to design a curriculum that builds the essential skills to search for and solve problems in tomorrow’s world.  This is the aim of our S.T.E.M curriculum.

You are therefore invited to the Multi-purpose Hall on Tuesday 28th November 2017 between 3pm and 4pm to witness a range of engineering projects from Year 2 – Year 6.  This will be our very own Victory Heights Great Exhibition.  We feel that it will be a superb prelude to the UAE’s Expo 2020.

We look forward to seeing you there.

Internal ECA Club Locations

Dear Parents,

Due to the overcrowding that is taking place after internal ECA clubs, collection at 3.30pm on Sunday and Wednesday will now be directly from the location of the club.

As always, the children’s safety is our number one priority, and this change will help to ensure that all children are always safe and accounted for.

Attached is a list of each of the internal ECA club locations for Sunday and Wednesday. Please note that, for the purposes of consistency over the week, Homework Club collection will still always be from the courtyard.

Parent ECA Pick-Up Locations

Kind Regards,

The VHPS Team