Cross Country Trials for Year 3-6

Dear Parents

This is a reminder that on Thursday 5th November at 3pm we will be holding cross country trials at Victory Heights for the upcoming race meet that we’re hosting on 26th November. Please let me know if your child would like to take part, any children from Years 3 upwards are welcome to try out. They will be running approximately 1km and the fastest 6 boys and 6 girls will be chosen to represent the school.

VHPS House Assembly – Well done Falcons!!!

The first House Assembly was held today in the Multi-purpose Hall. Victory Heights witnessed the first live speed stacking competition today. It was tense and frenetic, but the children who took part showed great skill and concentration. They did, the 3-6-3, 10 stack, 3-3-3 and Cycle whilst the audience looked on. Oryx won 2, with Falcons and Leopards winning one round each.

This changed the scores on the day and meant that Falcons were the overall winners of the House cup this half term with 4726 points.

Well done to Emma Zwart whose amazing Foxes creation won the ‘Design a Rugby Shirt’ competition.

Speed Stacking Video

 

VHPS – Sports Website

Dear Parents,

We are delighted to announce that we now have our very own Sports Microsite which lists all our upcoming sports fixtures and/or results.

This is now live on our website (top menu – VHPrimary Sport) and on our Mobile app (under Resources > Useful links).

Thanking you for your continued support.

 

Key Stage 2 Cross Country Trials…

Dear Parents,

On Thursday 5th November at 3.30pm we will run a Cross country trial session for Years 3 to Year 6 children.

We are hosting a cross country competition on Thursday 19th November and need to select the fastest 6 boys and 6 girls from Key Stage 2 to take part. The trials will take place in the school grounds and the children need to meet in the yard at 3.30pm.

If you have any questions, please email our PE Head, Steve Simmonds on headpe@vhprimary.com

Thanking you,

Steve Simmonds – PE Department Head

Swim Hats and Shorts…

Dear Parents,

All children from Year 1 to Year 6 is required to wear a  hat of their house colour and wear black or navy shorts/costume when they attend their swimming lessons.

Thanking you

PE Department.

Swim Squad News

Dear Parents,

The PE Department would like to say a huge well done to all the students that tried out for the swimming squad yesterday. We were very impressed with the standard of all swimmers taking part and have now selected our Year 5 and 6 swimmers for the swim squad in Term 1. The successful swimmers were given a small congratulatory token to pass on to their parents. Please, if there are any issues regarding your child taking part in the swim squad once selected then kindly let the PE Department know, this will allow us to make arrangements for replacement swimmers ASAP. Alternately, if your child did not receive a token then unfortunately they were not selected on this occasion, but are welcome to tryout again in term 2. In addition to this, if your child would like individual feedback as to what they can do to improve for the next trial then they are welcome to ask in their next swimming lesson.

Kind regards,

The PE Department

Rounders match against Wellington Academy

It has been a great season for the rounders team who have improved so much and had to learn a lot of rules. Most of the girls had never played before and so to watch them play now is like viewing a different team. They have learned how tactics, catching, throwing and teamwork are very important to winning matches. This resulted in the U9 girls winning their first match against Wellington Academy. It was a superb performance. The U11s also played well but narrowly lost. We had some Year 3 and 4 girls playing against Year 6s and they more than held their own. That experience will stand them in good stead for next year. Well done girls!

Cricket Squad News

It was a very busy week for the cricket squad with four fixtures in total. The U9s played Repton and the U11s were against Wellington Academy, Safa Private School and Repton. Unfortunately none of the matches resulted in victories, however the improvement in the teams has been outstanding. The closest the boys came to that elusive win was against Wellington Academy where going into the final over they were 4 runs ahead. Two wickets in the last 4 balls cost them 10 runs which meant a 6 run defeat. It has been great experience for all the boys though and allowed them to practice fielding, bowling and batting in a competitive environment. Special mention must go to Waleed and Taimur who have been terrific in every match. They have both taken catches, wickets and scored lots of runs.

U11s v WEK 2 U11s v Safa U11s v Repton U9s v Repton

VHPS House Swimming Galas

The dates for the annual VHPS House Swimming Galas have now been confirmed by Mr. Simmonds and the PE Department.

Sunday 7th June FS2
Monday 8th June Years 3,4 5/6
Tuesday 9th June Year 2
Wednesday 10th June Year 1
Thursday 11th June FS1

Years 1-6 will need to wear their House t-shirts that day and if possible a cap of their House colour.