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24 February 2023

 If you've not got much time please read:

  • Strike Action
  • World Book Day
  • Save the Date

Notices and Reminders

Strike Action

The current picture for Victoria School suggests that we are likely to be open to all classes, including nursery as normal. This includes Gold Key Breakfast Club and our After School Club provision. This could change so I suggest you consider possible alternative arrangements for childcare in case you are notified of a class closure at short notice. We will post messages by 7.30am on the strike day to confirm arrangements.

World Book Day- Thursday 2 March

We are looking forward to seeing all your sandwich boards on Thursday and are busy planning lots of fun activities linked to the theme of Reading for Enjoyment. If your child is bringing in their favourite book please can you name your child’s book so they can be returned if misplaced in the classroom.

If you would like to send in a picture of your child’s favourite place to read, send it to admin@victoria.herts.sch.uk and they will be shared in our special World Book Day Assembly.

Nursery Wish List for Books

When talking about World Book Day, it got Nursery children thinking about the books they enjoy and they came to me with a wish list of books by the authors Tony Mitton and Ant Parker. If you have any of these titles at home and would like to donate to the school, the children would be really grateful. The titles are:

Amazing Aeroplanes, Brilliant Boats, Cool Cars, Dazzling Diggers, Flashing Fire Engines, Roaring Rockets, Super Submarines, Terrific Trains and Tough Trucks.

Save the Date for these Upcoming School Events

We have lots of exciting things happening this half term so please put these dates in your diary:

  • Comic Relief- Friday 17 March
  • Parent Consultations- Wednesday 22 March and Thursday 23 March (booking info will be sent soon)
  • Maths With Your Child- Wednesday 22 March (9.15-10.30), details will be sent next week
  • Year 1 Show- Tuesday 28 March and Wednesday 29 March

New Value- Justice

Our new value for this half term is Justice. We have been talking about justice being about fairness, making wise decisions and seeing the whole picture. If your child demonstrates justice in something outside of school, please let the school know so we can celebrate their success.

Nursery Applications

If you are interested in having your child start at our Nursery in September 2023 the nursery applications for Victoria are now open and can be made by following this link. The deadline for applications are Friday 24 March.



DSPL8 Parent/Carer Newsletter; Dacorum SEND courses, support & information for families 

The latest ‘DSPL8 Parent/Carer Newsletter: Spring Term’ & ‘Dacorum Parent/Carers courses and support' newsletters are available to download from our website via the following link: https://dacorumdspl.org.uk/online-resources-for-parents-and-carers-2/ 

This fortnights newsletter includes: 

  • DSPL8 SEND Acronym List 

  • Anxiety Unravelled 3–session online course by Bounce Forward 07.03.2023-21.03.2023 

  • SEND Surgery: 21.03.2023 

  • ADD-vance Mini Consultations: 29.03.2023 

  • Dacorum Parent/Carer courses and support from various local providers 

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Acorn - Alice for fantastic contributions during phonic activities.

Oak - Grace for her fantastic writing in phonics and great contributions on the carpet.

Ash - Tanoa for making great progress in her maths and phonics.

Cedar - Rose for always having beautifully presented work.

Beech - April for being a superstar this week.

Hazel Class - Archie for brilliant narrative writing of ‘Back to the moon’.

Rowan Class - Karina for a great start back and working hard in all lessons.


Happy Birthday! to the following children:

 Gilly, Bertie, Violet, Elodie, Isabella, Oceana and Jessica

Value Champions 


 Matteo - Isabella - Johnny - Sophia - Albert - Scotia - Nate

School and VSA Diary Dates

Check the calendar for the most up-to-date information.

 Information send out this week

World Book Day letter
Seaside Wow Day - reminder