Friday, 10 July 2020

Weekly Newsletter - Friday 10th July, 2020

Headteacher: Mrs L Nicholls 

Dear Parents and Carers,

It has been wonderful to be back in school in this week and catch up with a few parents and pupils. I am looking forward to September when we can all return to our ‘new normal’. I hope that you are all staying safe and taking care of each other.

End of Year Reports
You will have received your child’s end of year report this week via email. Please be aware of the following changes:
you will receive an electronic version of your child's report. You must click on the link at the end of the report to acknowledge receipt, and to add any feedback once you have read it;

  • you can discuss the report in your final telephone call with your child's class teacher. They will call you before the end of term;
  • progress made by your child has been measured against mid-year curriculum targets, not end of year targets as in previous years;
  • following the cancellation of the 2019/20 national curriculum assessments, the DfE has laid regulations to remove the requirement to report the outcomes of key stages 1 and 2 tests, end of year EYFS profiles or teacher assessments in this year’s reports;
  • DfE has laid regulations to remove the requirement to report pupils’ attendance data for the 2019/20 academic year, in recognition of the impact of coronavirus (COVID-19) on the possible attendance.
Thank you for your patience regarding the electronic reports. If you haven’t received your child’s report then please email your child’s class teacher using the relevant email address below.

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

Meet the New Teachers and Classes
Transition is a little different this year due to it not being possible to meet you all face-to-face. This year it is more of a virtual 'meet the teacher'. We would like to share with you who your new teacher will be, what class you will based in and who else will be working with you.
Where possible, new teachers will call you to introduce themselves and say hello before the end of term.
We will still try to ensure that each child feels as confident as they can be about moving on to their new year group.
One thing we usually do is ask the children if they have any questions they would like to ask about next year? They usually have time with their new teacher who answers questions and they have time with children from the year group they are going into, to ask questions.
We would like to do a similar thing this year via our online learning platform. A form will be shared through Google Classroom on Monday for children to ask questions. Remember: no question is too silly and no question is too small.
Meet Your New Teacher Blog

Return to School: Monday 7th September
We are looking forward to welcoming back pupils in years 1 - 6 on Monday 7th September. We will be sending you details regarding arrival and dismissal procedures as soon as we have finalised plans according to the government's guidelines.

Summer Reading Challenge & Activities
Each summer Mrs Mcfarlane runs the reading competition where you have to get caught with a book in an unusual place.
As travelling may be a little more difficult than in previous years, we would like to see you reading with family members and friends as you reunite.
All you need to do is snap a photo of your child reading their book at a social distance and message it to us via the school Facebook page, or email it to office@broadford.havering.sch.uk
Mrs Mcfarlane will judge the winning entries on the return in September, with the best photos earning a prize and certificate… so get reading!
If you are stuck for ideas on what to do this holiday, take a look at the ‘50 things to do this summer’ list. A lot of the ideas are free, simple and can be carried out with friends, siblings or even on your own. If you manage to complete one or more of the activities make sure you take a photo and send it to us via the school Facebook page, or email it to office@broadford.havering.sch.uk. Look out on the blog to see what all of your friends are up too this six weeks!

Term Dates 2020-21
Havering term dates for the academic year 2019-2020 can be found here.
Autumn Term
Monday 7th September - Friday 23rd October
Monday 2nd November - Friday 18th December
Spring Term
Monday 4th January - Friday 12th February
Monday 22nd February - Thursday 1st April
Summer Term
Monday 19th April - Friday 28th May
Monday 7th June - Friday 23rd July

INSET Days 2020-2021

INSET 1 - Thursday 3rd September

INSET 2 - Friday 4th September

INSET 3 - Monday 22nd February

INSET 4 - Friday 28th May

INSET 5 - Friday 23rd July

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend.
Yours sincerely,

Mrs L Nicholls
Headteacher

Executive Headteacher Appointment

  
  

 Dear Parents and Carers

First and foremost we hope that everyone in our school community - our pupils and our families are keeping safe and well during this difficult period. We have missed being able to see you all in school every day and we are really looking forward to September when our schools will be able to reopen to all year groups.

The Autumn term will be a time for a fresh new start for all of us and we know that everyone will be full of energy and enthusiasm for the future. With this in mind we have some fantastic news for you: we are truly delighted to announce that a new Executive Headteacher has been appointed to lead The Learning Federation schools.

Mr David Denchfield will be joining us in November 2020 and brings to us a wealth of skills and experience which we are confident will be a real asset to our schools and enable our children to flourish and overcome the challenging circumstances that we have all, as a nation, experienced this year.

David is very much looking forward to getting to know you all and meeting your children later in the Autumn term and will be sending his own personal message to you.

We wish you a safe and enjoyable Summer and will keep you fully updated with future news and developments

Alan Kemp
Chair of Governors
On behalf of the Governing Board of The Learning Federation

🔎 Look who! WC 06/07/2020

Children and families,

Thank you all for all those that took part in the Virtual Sports Week.  Despite the rain, lots of you got your thinking caps on and came up with imaginative and adventurous ways to complete the activities.  We will be sharing the winners, photographs and videos next week.  Keep your eyes peeled.

Look Who!
Another week of learning both at home and at school.  Well done to those children who are continuing to work hard and apply themselves.  It is not easy doing this but your are persistent, resilient and consistent, so well done and keep it up!





Virtual 'Meet the Teacher'.



Transition is a little different this year due to it not being possible to meet you all face-to-face.  This year it is more of a virtual 'meet the teacher'.  We would like to share with you who your new teacher will be, what class you will based in and who else will be working with you. 

Where possible, new teachers will call you to introduce themselves and say hello before the end of term.  

We will still try to ensure that each child feels as confident as they can be about moving on to their new year group.


One thing we usually do is ask the children if they have any questions they would like to ask about next year? They usually have time with their new teacher who answers questions and they have time with children from the year group they are going into, to ask questions.


We would like to do a similar thing this year via our online learning platform. A form will be shared through Google Classroom on Monday for children to ask questions. Remember: no question is too silly and no question is too small.


Click on your current year group to find out further details:


If you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact your class teacher via the shared email boxes.

Thank you for your continued support.










Virtual Sports Week - Final Day!



Virtual Sports Week - final two activities.  

Don't forget to let your teachers know your scores! 
We will announce winners next week! 


Name

Activity 9: Bottle Flip

Equipment

  • An empty plastic 500ml water bottle

  • A table

Description

Pour roughly 125ml of water into the bottle and screw the cap on tightly. The contestant must try and flip the water bottle onto the table, getting the bottle to land upright. They have 60 seconds to complete as many landings as they can. If the bottle doesn’t land upright just pick it up and try again.

Scoring

2 points are awarded for each completed landing.

Demonstration video link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ZJegqRx-W0


Name

Activity 10: Dizzy Divas

Equipment

  • Your sprint track from your first event

  • A stick: Short broom, cricket bat, etc.

Description

The contestant starts behind the first marker. They put the stick to their forehead and then (looking down) complete 10 full 360-degree rotations. Then they must run to the second marker and back. Once back they complete another 10 rotations before setting off again. They complete as many lengths of the track as they can in 60 seconds.

Scoring

3 points are awards for each full length.

Demonstration Video Link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qNey7BjG0OU


Thursday, 9 July 2020

Virtual Sports Week - Thursday




Virtual Sports Week - find your two activities for today.



Name

Activity 7: Dance-Off!

Equipment

  • A safe space to dance

  • A music player

Description

Each contestant must plan and perform a 60 second dance routine. It can be to any music and in any style they choose. In turns the contestants perform their dance routines for each other.

Scoring

3 points are awards for each 20 seconds performed (maximum 9 points).

Demonstration video link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=623qPsw7OuE



Name

Activity 8: Clock Jump

Equipment

4 markers

Description

Lay out 4 markers at the 12, 3, 6 and 9 positions of a clockface (each roughly 3 feet from the center point). The contestant begins stood in the center of the markers. Once the timer begins, they must jump towards each marker and back. So, for 12 they jump forwards and then back, for 3 they jump right and then left, for 6 they jump back and then forwards, and for 9 they jump right and then left. Once they get round to the 12 they start again, completing as many rotations as they can in 60 seconds.

Scoring

2 points are awarded for each full rotation of the clock.

Demonstration video link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7-hJMsNopMw



Wednesday, 8 July 2020

Virtual Sports Week - Wednesday



Virtual Sports Week - find below your 2 activities for today.



Name

Activity 5: Assault Course

Equipment

Random objects of your choosing- be creative!

Description

Create a safe assault course using random items of your choosing. For example, you could have a duvet you need to crawl under or flower pots that you walk across like stepping stones. Be as creative as you can, but make sure it is safe. The contestant has 60 seconds to complete as many circuits of the assault course as they can. When you get to the end,  run back around to the start and begin the next circuit.

Scoring

2 points are awarded for each full circuit.

Demonstration video link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LWDv73NZFvQ



Name

Activity 6: Sack Race

Equipment

  • Your sprint track from first event

  • A sack: pillowcases, bin bags etc

Description

The contestant has 60 seconds to complete as many lengths of the track as they can, with their feet inside the sack. They use two footed jumps to move forward.

Scoring

2 points are awarded for each full length.

Demonstration video link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1rYnkiRcKUo

Tuesday, 7 July 2020

Virtual Sports Week - Tuesday


Virtual Sports Week 



Name

Activity 3: Target practice

Equipment

  • One marker

  • A target: Bucket, large saucepan, washing up basin, etc.

  • Throwables: Small beanbags, balled up socks, or anything throwable that isn’t too bouncy.

Description

Place a marker on the floor and then place the target container in-front of the marker at a distance of your choosing (the further the distance the harder the challenge). Place the throwables next to the marker. The contestant has

60 seconds to get as many throwables into the container as they can. If they miss the target container, they move to where the throwable landed and take their next shot from that position. Once they get the throwable into the target container they move back behind the marker and pick up the next throwable. Once all three throwables are in the container the contestant can retrieve them and keep playing until the timer runs out.

Scoring

1 point is awarded for each throwable landed in the container.

Demonstration video link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yKdcknQajKo



Name

Activity 4: Egg and spoon race

Equipment

  • Your sprint track from the first event

  • A spoon (big enough to hold an egg)

  • A hard-boiled egg or small ball

Description

The contestant starts behind the first marker holding an egg balanced on a spoon. They have 60 seconds to complete as many lengths of the track as they can. If they drop the egg, they need to rebalance it on the spoon and start again from the position the egg dropped.

Scoring

2 points are awarded for each full length.

Demonstration video link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sgb9Eu0pedA


Monday, 6 July 2020

Hello from Mrs Nicholls

Dear Parents,

I am excited to return to Broadford today as my maternity leave comes to an end. I have had a wonderful 8 months at home with Annie but I have missed all of our pupils during this time. I count myself very fortunate to have a job which I love and there is nothing better than waking up each morning and looking forward to going into work and the day ahead. I can't wait for the day when the whole school is back and the building is full of laughter and learning again.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for your well wishes and messages of congratulations. I hope to see you all soon.

This has been the most unusual year and I would like to thank you for your support towards the school at this time and also your commitment to the home learning that has been provided. I understand that this has been a difficult and challenging time for many of us. However, as they say after every storm there is a rainbow of hope. September is not far away!


As I am sure that you are aware, we are thrilled to be able to welcome all pupils back to school this September. We have received the government guidance and are putting a plan together. We will inform you of this as soon as we as we can.
You may feel apprehensive about your children returning to school but please be assured that the health and safety of our pupils and families is as always paramount. We will be exploring all options before we make any decisions to ensure that we are following the guidelines for the safety of all members of our community.

I look forward to sending you more details soon.


We made the most of the quiet time during lockdown and introduced Annie to the great outdoors. Hopefully, she can come and meet everyone at school really soon. 

Virtual Sports Week - Monday


Virtual Sports Week - find today's two activities below.


Name

Activity 1: Sprints

Equipment

Two markers: can be literally anything.

Description

Create a track by laying markers at the start and end. You can make the track as small or large as you like. Each contestant has 60 seconds to run as many lengths (there and back) of the track as they can.

Scoring

1 point is awarded for each full length (there and back)

Demonstration video link

https://youtu.be/341wc3uooVw


Name

Activity 2: Standing Long Jump

Equipment

One marker A tape measure

Description

Place a marker on the floor with empty space in-front of it. The contestant stands level with the marker and jumps forward. They should take-off and land on two feet. If they fall over when they land, they take their turn again until they land on two feet.

Scoring

1 point is awarded for each 10cm jumped. Use the tape measure to measure from the marker to the back of the contestant’s foot (the nearest part of the foot to the marker).

Demonstration video link

https://youtu.be/12fDlQ4HWj0