Important Notice: KS1 Mixed Football and Mixed Hockey ECAs

Dear Parents,

If your child is taking part in the KS1 Mixed Hockey ECA on a Monday or  the Mixed Football ECA on a Wednesday, please ensure that they come to school in their PE Kits on that day. No jerseys or football kits are necessary.

The children will have more time to enjoy their ECA by arriving in their PE Kits on that day.

 

 

Back to Basics @ Breakfast – All Parents are Welcome

Dear Parents

Back to Basics @ Breakfast sessions will start again in October. This is a fantastic opportunity for you to come into your child’s classroom and join in to support and work alongside your child while in their learning environment.

Back 2 Basics @ Breakfast dates are as follows:

FS2:                Sunday 18th October  7.45-8.10

Year 1 & 2:   Monday 19th October  7.40-8:00

Year 3 & 4:   Tuesday 20th October 7.40-8:00

Year 5 & 6:   Wednesday 21st October 7.40-8:00

**FS1 will start their Back 2 Basics @ Breakfast  in a few weeks time, when the children are more settled in the mornings.

Parent Teacher Consultations 6th and 7th October

Dear Parents,

The class teachers are busy preparing for next week’s Parent Teacher Consultations and are very much looking forward to meeting with you. During these consultations your child’s class teacher will share with you how well your child has settled personally, socially and academically, as well as sharing learning targets that you can support your child with at home. You will also have an opportunity to look at your child’s learning in their books, which will be available for you to peruse during the appointment.

Appointments are scheduled to last for 15 minutes and we kindly ask that you arrive promptly for your slot to ensure you maximize your time with the teacher and also not to run over into the next appointment.

Consultations are scheduled to take place on Tuesday 6th October and Wednesday 7th October.  FS1 & FS2 appointments will commence from 2:30pm, whilst Years 1-6 will run from 3:00pm through to 6:00pm.

If you would like to meet with our Spanish teacher Cristina Blazques she will be available on Tuesday 06th October.

We sincerely hope these timings provide you with the flexibility of either attending an early or later appointment.

We look forward to seeing next week.

 Best wishes

Sasha Crabb

Principal

The Jungle Book Musical show is coming to VHPS!!!

Dear Parents,

We are delighted to announce that The Jungle Book will be coming into Victory Heights Primary School to offer us a performance on 25th October 2015. The performance will be for FS to Year 6.

The Jungle Book, a musical story and made popular by the Walt Disney movie, tells the story of a boy brought up in the Indian jungle. Mowgli the Man Cub is taught the laws of the jungle by his friends Baloo the Bear and Bagheera the Panther. But when the time comes for Mowgli to leave the jungle and return to the Man Village, the lessons he has learned prove invaluable.

The consent form and details are below, please fill it in and return it to your class Teachers.

Jungle Book Consent Form 25 October 2015

KS1 and KS2 Maths Workshop on 12th October

Dear Parents,

Please be aware that Miss Ashley will be holding a KS1 and KS2 Maths Workshop on Monday 12th October. The KS1 Maths workshop will be at 08:00am and the KS2 Maths Workshop will be held at 13:45pm.

Our aim at Victory Heights Primary School is to teach our children methods of written calculations in a manner which is consistent and progressive.  The parent workshop will cover methods, layouts and language used so that you can support your child at home.

Please sign up below to attend the Maths Workshop sessions:

VHPS Making a Difference in Yemen

Dear Parents,

As part of the KHDA initiative to support the children of Yemen during this difficult time, VHPS is calling on all our students to show their support by donating basic stationery equipment. The stationery collected for Yemen will help in making a difference towards the children’s current education system.

Stationery items can include pens, pencils, rulers, notebooks, erasers and school bags.

A box will be made available in each classroom for children to put their donations in. All stationary donations will be collected from school on Tuesday afternoon, so Tuesday morning is the deadline for donations.

Let’s pull together and make a difference in a child’s life!!!

Thank you for your continued Support.

Child Protection and Digital Literacy Workshop

Dear Parents,

On Monday 21st September, VHPS will be holding two Parent Workshops on Child Protection and Digital Literacy.

Parents will learn how the School teaches the children about Digital Literacy. Digital Literacy encompasses not only eSafety but also such topics as; information literacy, privacy and security, online relationship skills, digital footprint and self-image and identity.

In addition, one of the members of our Child Protection Team will be covering Personal Social and Health Education (PSHE), including topics such as healthy eating and bullying.

This will be a useful workshop for both new and existing parents.

There will be two sessions, one for KS1 parents and one for KS2 parents. KS1 workshop is in the morning and KS2 that afternoon.

Please meet in the Main Reception Area accessed via Gate 4 and you will be escorted to the Workshop venue.

Please sign up below.

Looking forward to seeing you there!!!

Eid Al Adha Holidays Announced

Dear Parents,

The first day of Eid Al Adha 2015 will fall on September 24th. September 23rd will be Arafat Day.

Victory Heights Primary School will therefore be closed on the 23rd and 24th September. School will resume again on Sunday the 27th September.

If you have any queries, please contact our Parent Liaison, Dee O Grady: parentliaison@vhprimary.com