Wednesday, 25 November 2020

Back to School - Thursday 26th November, 2020

We are looking forward to welcoming all pupils back to school tomorrow. Thank you for your support during this time. We very much appreciate it.

I would like to take this opportunity to remind all parents about the staggered start and end to the school day. The purpose of this is to limit the number of parents on site or at the gates at any time. Please arrive at your allocated time and then move away from the school doors and gates to make room for other parents. We strongly advise parents to wear face coverings during drop off and collection times inline with Local Authority guidelines. I would like to reiterate that we have had only two positive cases in school, I am sure many of you have seen on the news that Havering is a high risk area. The council are asking us to all 'do our bit'. 

We do have nearly 600 pupils to dismiss at the end of each day and we want to make sure that happens safely. There is a 10 minute time slot for you to collect your children in, this should hopefully provide us with the opportunity to give each other space and time. Please be kind to one another during these challenging days and remember to socially distance yourselves from others. 

Nursery Doors 
Open at 8.30 am and 9.00 am. 
Parents are aware of the various end times for sessions

Reception 
Doors open at 8.30 am for pupils who have siblings in the school and close at 9.05 am 
3.00 pm for parents who have siblings to collect and close at 3.15 pm 

Years 4&6
8.30 am - 2.50 pm

Years 1&2 
8.40 am - 3.00 pm

Years 3&5
8.50 am - 3.10 pm

Breakfast club doors will open at 7.45 am for pupils who have booked in for Thursday. 

We are on week 1 of the Havering catering services menu. School meals will be provided as normal and paid for via the sQuid system. 

We will see you tomorrow on the gate.
Kind regards, 

Mrs L Nicholls


 

Home Learning - Wednesday 25th November

Good morning all, 

Today is the last day for home learning and we are looking forward to throwing open the gates tomorrow morning. 

I would like to take this opportunity to remind all parents about the staggered start and end to the school day. The purpose of this is to limit the number of parents on site or at the gates at any time. Please arrive at your allocated time and then move away from the school doors and gates to make room for other parents. 

Year 6 pupils, don't forget when you return to school tomorrow to bring back your bikability permission if you would like to take part. 
All other pupils bring in your shoe boxes for the S.M.I.L.E Christmas appeal. 

We are looking forward to welcoming you all back to school. 

Kind regards, 

Mrs L Nicholls



Tuesday, 24 November 2020

Children in Need 2020

We had a wonderful day last week for Children in Need. Thank you all for your very generous donations, we raised over £300 which is marvellous. Aspen, Rowan and Redwood were the class winners of our dress Pudsey bear competition. Some of our pupils took fundraising into their own hands by participating in a sponsored cycle/scoot around Raphael Park and raised £175! Please read the blog post here. We are so proud of all of your efforts and for demonstrating job number 3 which is to be kind.






Home Learning - Tuesday 24th November, 2020

 Good morning all, 

We are counting down the days until we get back to school. Not long to go. 

You will have received your spelling lists for the week, work hard at learning those words because you will have a test on Friday morning. It is only a few weeks away and we will be finding out who our spelling super stars are and who has been receiving full marks every week in their spelling tests. 

We are looking forward to seeing more of your home learning today. Keep sending us your work, photographs and videos. We can't wait to receive them. 

Kind regards, 

Mrs L Nicholls

Monday, 23 November 2020

S.M.I.L.E Christmas Appeal - Final Deadline Thursday 26th November


The deadline for donations has been extended due to the school closure. Please ensure that you bring any final donations into school by Thursday 26th, we must deliver to the charity on Friday 27th so that they can make sure they get to people who need them.

Many children will not receive anything from Father Christmas this year as they are living below the breadline. Therefore S.M.I.L.E are providing shoe boxes full of treats and delivering them to families who need the most support. Every year the numbers of families in need grow, and as a result of this they are always in need of donations from our community to fulfill this Christmas miracle.

Creating your Christmas box ...

1 - Choose an age and gender
2 - Find a suitable showbox
3 - Wrap with Christmas paper (please wrap lide separately so that the box can be opened easily
4 - Shop for presents to fill your box
5 - Bring your box into school no later than Friday 20th November

All gifts must be new in sealed packages to comply with Covid-19 policies.

Please select an age range for your box from the groups below

  • Babies
  • 3-6 years old
  • 7-12 years old
  • 13-16 years old
  • Adults (male and female)

Suggested items to add to your box ...

Dolls / cars / games / puzzles / age appropriate books 

Pencils / pens / colouring books 

Make up / perfume / aftershave / toiletries

Sweets / chocolates

Family board games


If you are not able to donate a full box of items maybe you could donate an item that we could add to another box.




Key Stage 2 Maths Challenge W/C - 23.11.20

We were absolutely overwhelmed by the number of entries for our maths challenge last week! It is so brilliant to see the number of children challenging themselves to further their mathematical minds at home.

A huge congratulations to: Aimen, Tele, Oliver, Faizah, Zoe, Anish, Lucas, Aksanan, Fatimah, Charlie, Shivangi, Ehan, Raima and Kyla.

You should all be so proud of yourselves!

Please find this week's maths challenge below:


Please hand your entry in to your class teacher on Thursday 26th November, when we are all back at school!




Home Learning - Monday 23rd November

Good morning all, 

We hope that you all had a great weekend and are ready to get started with your home learning again today. We are looking forward to receiving your photographs, pictures, videos and written work so please send sending them in. 

Congratulations to the winners of the Road Safety Week poster competition. Please see the blog post on the school blog and Facebook page news feed. Look out for those posters which will be displayed very soon. 

If you are in year 6 and would like to participate in bikability, send your permission form in as soon as possible. You can do this digitally and send to the year 6 mailbox (year56@broadford.havering.sch.uk) or you can bring in a hard copy no later than Thursday 26th. 

We have also extended the deadline for any donations for the S.M.I.L.E Christmas appeal. Please make sure that you send your donation into school on Thursday 26th. Many thanks in advance for your support. 

Teachers are available today if you need any support, please email them at the follow; 

eyfs@broadford.havering.sch.uk
year12@broadford.havering.sch.uk
year34@broadford.havering.sch.uk
year56@broadford.havering.sch.uk

Have a marvellous Monday. 

Kind regards, 

Mrs L Nicholls 


Friday, 20 November 2020

Newsletter - Friday 20th November, 2020


Headteacher: Mrs L Nicholls 

Dear Parents and Carers,


Virtual School

Thank you so much for your engagement this week with our virtual school and for your attendance at our virtual assembly. We understand how challenging it has been for you at home but please know we appreciate everything that you have done to continue your child’s learning journey. We hope the children are looking forward to Thursday as much as we are. 

Children in Need  We had a wonderful day last week for Children in Need. Thank you all for your very generous donations, we raised over £300 which is marvellous. Aspen, Rowan and Redwood were the class winners of our dress Pudsey bear competition. Some of our pupils took fundraising into their own hands by participating in a sponsored cycle/scoot around Raphael Park and raised £175! Please read the blog post here. We are so proud of all of your efforts and for demonstrating job number 3 which is to be kind. 

Bikeability - Year 6 Year 6 pupils who are interested in taking part in the bikeability level 1&2 course please return your permission forms as soon as possible. If you are unable to return digitally please bring your hard copy back to school on Thursday. The instructor has extended the deadline for us but we must know numbers by the end of Thursday 26th. 

S.M.I.L.E Christmas Appeal
The deadline for donations has been extended due to the school closure. Please ensure that you bring any final donations into school by Thursday 26th, we must deliver to the charity on Friday 27th so that they can make sure they get to people who need them. 

Many children will not receive anything from Father Christmas this year as they are living below the breadline. Therefore S.M.I.L.E are providing shoe boxes full of treats and delivering them to families who need the most support. Every year the numbers of families in need grow, and as a result of this they are always in need of donations from our community to fulfill this Christmas miracle. 

Creating your Christmas box ... 

1 - Choose an age and gender 2 - Find a suitable showbox 3 - Wrap with Christmas paper (please wrap lide separately so that the box can be opened easily 4 - Shop for presents to fill your box 5 - Bring your box into school no later than Friday 20th November All gifts must be new in sealed packages to comply with Covid-19 policies. 

Please select an age range for your box from the groups below 

  • Babies

  • 3-6 years old

  • 7-12 years old

  • 13-16 years old 

  • Adults (male and female)

Suggested items to add to your box ... 

  • Dolls / cars / games / puzzles / age appropriate books 

  • Pencils / pens / colouring books 

  • Make up / perfume / aftershave / toiletries

  • Sweets / chocolates

  • family board games

If you are not able to donate a full box of items maybe you could donate an item that we could add to another box. 

Reception Intake
On behalf of Havering Council we would like to remind all parents and carers in the borough to apply now for their child’s 2021 Reception school place.  If your child is born between 01 September 2016 and 31 August 2017, you must apply online for their Reception school place at  www.havering.gov.uk/admissions. Deadline for applications is 15th January 2021.
If your child currently attends Nursery this does not mean that you will automatically get a reception place you must apply. 

School Nurse
Our school nurse Cathy Forrester has moved her drop in session to Monday 30th November at 8.30 am. This is by appointment only. If you would like to meet with Cathy please contact Mrs Wallis or Miss Rayner and they will confirm an appointment time for you. 

Havering Catering Services

When we return on Thursday 26th please look at week 1 of the Havering catering service menu. 

E for Excellence Winners These wonderful children have demonstrated excellence this week.

Nursery

Mikail and Emily

Cherry

Anish

Apple

Parisa

Cedar

Raima

Alder

Torsten

Elm

Aimen

Aspen

Henry

Larch

Adrian L

Apricot

Liroshan

Ash

Thomas

Walnut 

Tianna-Louise

Birch

Aarna

Beech

Zayd

Willow

Lucas

Mulberry

Megan 

Redwood

Molly V

Rowan 

Francesca 

Lime

Summer

Pine 

Hashir

Almond

Leo

Certificate of Presentation

The following children have been recognised for the beautifully presented work in their books. They clearly take pride in all that they do and are doing their best in every lesson.
Charlie, Tim, Dora

Star Writers These children have been awarded a star writer certificate and golden pencil in recognition of their excellent writing, use of powerful vocabulary and sophisticated writing  techniques.  Srinika, Freddie, Darcie, Eesa, Kyla, Benita, Harry, Annabelle, Adam, Amaira, Charlie, Larissa, Poppy-Mae, Harry, Milena, Andreea, Peter

Learning Power Awards These are the key skills that our children will need to learn effectively in class and to be successful later in life.  Reciprocity These children have shown interdependence, collaborated effectively, listened to others, displayed empathy and have imitated effective  ideas and methods from others.  Dhriti, Joe, Ruben, Archie Reflectiveness  These pupils have planned carefully, revised ideas, identified key features and can talk about their learning.  Madalina, Hollie, Elliott, Iniya Resilience These children have demonstrated perseverance, managed distractions, noticed patterns and been absorbed in their tasks. Jason,  John, Manreet, Ruby, Ellie Resourcefulness   These pupils have been curious about learning, made links between ideas, shown imagination, reasoned methodically and capitalised on resources. Louie, Nina, Polina, Roxy, Thomas, Adam, Anya, Pragya, Gabi, Aisling, Isabella, Veer

I hope you all have a restful and relaxing weekend. Please take  a look at Mrs Light’s parents & carers wellbeing videos on the schools YouTube channel or on the Facebook feed. A great way to take care of yourself this weekend. 

Yours sincerely,

 

Mrs L Nicholls  Headteacher


Rock Out 2020!


Wow!  Well done to everyone who took part in last week's online competition ROCK OUT 2020!  The children across the school worked so hard to score an amazing 346,482 altogether, which is a score to be really proud of!

Congratulations to the top three players across the whole school:

1st Place - Aksanan

2nd Place - Liroshan

3rd Place - Hashir

You should each be so proud of yourselves! When we are back at school next week, you will receive your certificate and prize.

Congratulations to the top earners from each class - you will all receive your certificates next Friday.

A special congratulations to Apricot class - the highest earning class in the whole school. They came 98th out of the entire country - what a special achievement!



Home Learning - Friday 20th November

 Good morning everyone! 

We hope that everyone is well this frosty morning!

You should all feel very proud that you have completed 1 week of home learning. Congratulations to pupil, parents and staff. Only 3 days to go and then we will be back in school continuing our learning journey together. 

Your teachers have set lots of deadlines today for your work to be 'turned in' on google classroom. Don't forget today is the deadline for the road safety poster competition. The overall winner could see their poster displayed on the gates outside school. Keep sending those reading videos, the ones we have received are fabulous. I hope you have been enjoying listening to your friends read. 

You can join the E for Excellence assembly today live via the Facebook page. Early years (nursery and reception) and Key stage 1 (years 1&2) is at 9.30 am. Key stage 2 (years 3,4,5&6) at 2.00 pm. 

Parents, if you ordered a food parcel they are ready for collection. Please pick up from the office today before 2.30 pm. The office staff are ready and waiting for you. 

Have a fantastic Friday everyone. 
Kind regards, 

Mrs L Nicholls 

I totally forgot to mention!!! Don't forget to do your spelling test.