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21 October 2022

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Notices and Reminders

Headteacher Message

As we near to the half term holiday, I have been reflecting on our new value of Responsibility, especially this week’s theme of taking responsibility for our time. At Victoria we have been using our time for ‘Wow’ days, International Language Day, Black History Month and the Great Big Green week to name a few. These extra curriculum activities add so much value to the children’s school experience alongside everyday lessons. I have enjoyed taking part with sculpting, launching paper aeroplanes with the classes and meeting families at the school gate, Quiz night and parents’ consultations.

I wish everyone a relaxing and enjoyable half term and look forward to seeing everyone back at Victoria on Monday 31 October.

Read With Your Child 3 November 2022 @ 9.15

We are excited to invite parents/carers to see reading and phonics in action across the school. You will get the opportunity to visit your child’s class and see how we teach reading skills at Victoria (including joining in the lesson to get the child’s perspective). Before visiting the classrooms there will be a brief introduction and phonic talk in the hall. After visiting the class there will be an informal Q and A session and a chance to see the reading books used for phonics. We hope lots of you will be able to come.

Book Donations and Wish List

We are currently updating our library books and to help with this we would be grateful for donations of any good quality picture books or chapter books suitable for children aged 3 to 7. Please bring any pre-loved books to the office.

Watch this space… as we are also going to be creating a wish list of new books for anyone who would like to buy a book for the library or reading corners in the classrooms.

Staffing Update

We would like to wish Miss Gordon all the best as she will be starting her maternity leave from Friday 21 October and Ms Davies will be teaching in Reception during this time with Miss Crawley.

We are delighted to have Miss Dunn back on Monday 31st October after recovering from her foot operation.

Finally, Mrs Hawkins who is currently working on Thursdays and Fridays will be permanently joining the office team 4 days a week from the start of December.

Victoria and Thomas Coram Open Events for Prospective Parents

Tours for parent/carers interested in a Reception place at Victoria for September 2023 will be taking place on the following dates. Please contact the school Office on 01442 865781 if you would like to book a place.

Victoria C of E Infant and Nursery Dates

Tuesday 1 November at 2.00

Monday 7 November at 9.00

Wednesday 23 November at 11.00

Tours for Nursery places in September 2023 will take place in January 2023.

Thomas Coram Dates

Open Mornings for prospective parents/carers

Tuesday 15 November 2022 at 9.00

Thursday 17 November 2022 at 9.00

For entry into Year 3, or into another year group, or if you’re considering Reception and want to see what Thomas Coram offers for junior age children after they leave infant school.

Free School Meals

Also, don't forget to check out Hertfordshire County Council's Free School Meals page click here if you think your child may be eligible for the Pupil Premium Grant.

Staff Vacancies

There is still time to apply for if you are interested in working at Victoria. We have a vacancy for an After School Assistant Supervisor 5 afternoons a week. For more details and to apply click here.

Gold Key Breakfast Club are also looking for ad hoc staff, click here for more details.


We are looking for a volunteer for Nursery from 9-11, one morning a week to help take the children to the school library.  If you are interested and don't have a child in Nursery, then please email admin@victoria.herts.sch.uk.

Star of the Week

Acorn - Bella for having a really positive attitude to her learning.

Ash - Ash Class for making the last half term so lovely.

Oak - Halley for her fantastic ideas when when changing the story of 'The Three Little Pigs'.

Beech - Alan for fantastic work in maths this week.

Cedar - Florence for a beautiful drawing of an under the sea habitat.

Hazel - Maya for always displaying all the Victoria values.

Rowan - Albany for her amazing effort in maths this week.


Happy Birthday! this week to the following children:

 Leo, Bella, Henry, Fox, Jessica, Rueben and Rose

Value Champions 


 Tommy - Tanoa - Bernard - Amber - Isaac - Isabelle - Juno

School and VSA Diary Dates

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

Monday 24-Friday 28 October - Half Term

Thursday 4 November- Read with your Child 9.15

Information sent out this week

 New Winter lunch menu