11 November 2022
If you've not got much time please read:
- Remembrance Day
- Kindness Week- Important dates
Notices and Reminders
Thank you for your donations to the Royal British Legion, we have nearly sold out of all the poppies! We have been learning about Remembrance Day in RE and we have been very impressed by the children's knowledge of the reasons behind 'Poppy Day'.
We've had lots of positive feedback on our poppy display in the back playground, it has been very educational for the children to learn about the different people and animals that have served for our armed forces and their important roles they have during war time.
Kindness Week - Important Dates
All next week children and staff will be taking part in acts of kindness. The children are going to work together to get gold stars for their class Kindness calendar. Other activities to celebrate this week include:
- Odd Socks Day on Monday 14 November where children get to wear odd socks (school uniform to be worn) to remind us of how unique we all are. A voluntary £1 contribution will go to support the Anti Bullying Alliance
- NSPCC Assembly on Tuesday 15 November promoting Speak out, Stay Safe. A separate letter will be sent with useful discussion topics and links to support
- Children in Need on Friday 18 November where children can dress down for the day. A voluntary £1 donation will go to Children in Need
Governor Visit Week
Our governors have been in school this week, watching assemblies, visiting lessons, meeting teachers and children. We really value our governors and these visit weeks are an important part of their role, raising their profile and keeping them in touch with day to day school life.
Message from The Hope Food Bank
A HUGE thank you for donating your Harvest Festival items to The Hope Food Bank @ Kings Road Church. Please do pass on my grateful thanks to your pupils and their families for their incredible generosity in supporting those in food poverty across Berkhamsted.
Eight Berkhamsted Schools collaborated with us this year and we collected an incredible total of £3,249 worth of food!
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
Wednesday 23 November at 11.00
Tours for Nursery places in September 2023 will take place in January 2023.
School Admissions 2023/2024
To apply for a place for your child from September 2023/2024 click here.
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.
We are still 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 email@example.com.
Star of the Week
Acorn - Vaughan for having such a positive attitude in Nursery all week.
Ash - Pippa for working hard and making super progress in Phonics and Maths.
Oak - Evie for being so kind and caring towards others.
Beech - Elodie for always being a fantastic role model.
Cedar - Neave for some fantastic independent work in Maths.
Hazel - Imogen for incredible contributions in all her lessons this week.
Rowan - Leena for being so helpful for Mrs Dunton and Mrs Sargeant.
Happy Birthday! this week to the following children:
Archie, Matteo and Bradley
Vaughan - Henry - Halley - April - Theo - Gilly - Peter
School and VSA Diary Dates
Check the calendar here for the most up-to-date information.
Information sent out this week
- New Reading Award