Friday, 19 July 2019

Weekly Newsletter - Friday 19th July, 2019

Headteacher: Mrs L Nicholls 

Dear Parents and Carers,

End of the Academic Year
It is always a bitter-sweet moment writing the last newsletter of the term; whilst we all need a break - students and staff - the realisation sets in that another year is coming to an end. By the end of today the school will have an empty lifeless feel. There will be staff in school over the next few weeks, especially contractors and site team, but not the pupils full of their energy, excitement and thirst for learning that they bring.
The end of term is always busy with sporting events, trips, celebrations and awards which means that school days are less than ‘normal’ for pupils. However, all of these enrichment activities are central to our ethos at Broadford. When Ofsted visited in October they could clearly see this and commented in our report that ‘Pupils benefit from a wide range of opportunities in the curriculum to broaden their cultural horizons and become more familiar with British institutions.’ We are proud of this distinguishing feature that sets us apart from other schools.
In the first newsletter of this academic year I wrote about the challenging time that we had been through during the summer of 2018. We have continued to be tested throughout this year. But I am thrilled to say that as a school community I believe that we have come through these times and we have reached the other side. We are immensely proud of our year 6 pupils, they have demonstrated to everyone that pupils at Broadford pupils make great progress and achieve very well. We have pupils in year 6 that have received full marks in ALL of their SATs tests this year. We have pupils in year 6 who have scored full marks in their spelling tests every week for 3 years. This is achieved through sheer hard work and determination. However, it is not always about academia. Our year 6 pupils have demonstrated kindness, resilience, sportsmanship and reciprocity and these are life skills which are the foundation for successful and fulfilling adult lives.
We are looking towards and looking forward to the next academic year when we get to fully enjoy all of the benefits of our new build and new grounds. We have waited long enough for it, some of us thought that it was never going to happen! We will have an opening celebration in the autumn term when parents and carers can come inside and have a look at our wonderful new facilities.
Thank you all, as always, for your constant support and co-operation. I wish you and your families a summer break filled with enough happiness, laughter to create great memories together.

Attendance and House Points
Congratulations to Chestnut class who won the summer term attendance league and have enjoyed their reward at Jump Evolution. Well done to the pupils in Chestnut for remembering their number 1 job of coming to school everyday on time.
I am thrilled to announce that Cricklade Green House are the summer term house point winners for doing their best in school and for being kind and polite to everyone they meet. They have enjoyed extra trail time and delicious ice-lollies.
We are very proud of you all. 

Return to School: Thursday 5th September 
Year 1 - Year 6 pupils are expected back at school for 8.30am on Thursday 5th September. Breakfast Club will be open as usual that day from 7.45am

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. We've seen children reading in: airports, on sun loungers, in trampoline enclosures, on the beach and by a palace! All you need to do is snap a photo of your child reading their book 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 2019-20
Havering term dates for the academic year 2019-2020 can be found here.
Thursday 5th September - Return to School
Friday 18th October - Break up for half term
Friday 20th December - Last day of autumn term

INSET Days 2019-2020
INSET 1
INSET 2
INSET 3
INSET 4
INSET 5 
Wednesday 4th September 
Friday 3rd April  
Monday 20th July
Tuesday 21st July
Wednesday 22nd July 

Good Bye
This week we are saying farewell to several of our teachers who are moving onto new opportunities in September. Miss Daly, Mr Nicol, Miss Hammond, Miss Powderly and Mr Jackson - together they have contributed over 10 years of teaching to Broadford Primary. On your behalf we would like to wish them all the best for their new roles and thank them for the positive impact they have had on our pupils and families.

Congratulations
Please join me in sending Mrs Cocks and Miss Jarvis best wishes as they start their maternity leave and prepare for their new arrivals. We are all looking forward to meeting their bundles of joy. Best wishes from us all.

All that leaves me to do is to wish you a relaxing and enjoyable summer break. For those of you moving on to secondary school we will miss you but we know you are well prepared for the challenges you will face and you go with our very best wishes for the future. If you are travelling, then I wish you a safe journey and we look forward to seeing you rested and refreshed for the start of the new school year on September 5th.

Kind regards,

Mrs L Nicholls 

Headteacher

Wednesday, 17 July 2019

Cancer Research Race for Life - TODAY!

Our chosen charity for the summer term is Cancer Research UK. This organisation is the world’s largest charity dedicated to saving lives through research. The vision of Cancer Research UK is to bring forward the day when all cancers are cured.


Our youngsters are the generation that could see ground-breaking treatments and cures for cancer in their lifetimes. They are the rising stars who could be the researchers and lifesavers of tomorrow. By taking part in Race for Life and uniting together against cancer, they’ll be doing something really special. 


We will be racing for life TODAY. Throughout the day children complete the 1 - 1.5km course on the school field with their classmates and collect sponsorship money for their efforts. Please send any sponsorship money into school today in an envelope labeled with your child’s name and class. 


Pupils should arrive at school at the usual time wearing their PE kits so that they are ready to go. As it has been very warm weather this week it would be a great idea for the pupils to bring in hats and have applied sunscreen before they come to school. We will make sure that their water bottles are full up in school so that they can have lots of water after racing.


I have no doubt that this is going to be an enjoyable event for all and together we’ll be an unstoppable force against cancer. 

Thank you for your continued support and co-operation.

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Cancer Research UK Race for Life - Tomorrow!

Just 2 days to go till Broadford pupils Race for Life in support of Cancer Research UK.

1970's 
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1 in 4 people survived cancer.

2019
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2 in 4 people survive cancer. 

By 2034 
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3 in 4 people will survive cancer. 

Let's help Cancer Research UK reach their target, when Broadford Primary School pupils Race for Life on Thursday 18th July. 

Throughout the day children complete the 1 - 1.5km course on the school with their classmates and collect sponsorship money for their efforts. Please send any sponsorship money into school on the day in an envelope labeled with your child’s name and class.


I have no doubt that this is going to be an enjoyable event for all and together we’ll be an unstoppable force against cancer.

Cancer Research Race for Life - 2 days to go!

Just 2 days to go till Broadford pupils Race for Life in support of Cancer Research UK.


1970's 
Image result for 1 in 4 people
1 in 4 people survived cancer.

2019
Image result for 2 in 4 people
2 in 4 people survive cancer. 

By 2034 
Image result for 3 in 4 people
3 in 4 people will survive cancer. 

Let's help Cancer Research UK reach their target, when Broadford Primary School pupils Race for Life on Thursday 18th July. 


Throughout the day children complete the 1 - 1.5km course on the school with their classmates and collect sponsorship money for their efforts. Please send any sponsorship money into school on the day in an envelope labeled with your child’s name and class.


I have no doubt that this is going to be an enjoyable event for all and together we’ll be an unstoppable force against cancer.


Tuesday, 16 July 2019

Cancer Research Race for Life - 3 days to go!

Just 3 days to go till Broadford pupils Race for Life in support of Cancer Research UK.

Any sponsorship money raised is helping Cancer Research is fighting over 200 cancers.

£8 - Buys medicine that keeps cells healthy in the lab. The cells are needed for important for important experiments to help beat cancer.

£5 - Buys chemicals for a lab. These are the basics ingredients for experiments.

£10 - Buys a new bulb for our microscopes. This means scientists can zoom in to see what is happening inside tiny cells.

£20 - Covers the cost of running cancer chat for 1 hour. This helps people affected by cancer by providing support and information.

£43 - Buys special 'chemical scissors' that chop up DNA.

£110 - covers the cost of the trial for a day, to find better treatments for children with neuroblastoma.

£250 - Buys antibodies that light up different bits of a cell. This helps our scientists to see what is happening inside.

£1,000 - Buys all the kit a new superhero scientist needs to start their cancer fighting training.

If child in our school gets sponsored just £1 each, imagine the impact we would have in the fight against cancer!

We will be racing for life on Thursday 18th July. Throughout the day children complete the 1 - 1.5km course on the school with their classmates and collect sponsorship money for their efforts. Please send any sponsorship money into school on the day in an envelope labeled with your child’s name and class.

I have no doubt that this is going to be an enjoyable event for all and together we’ll be an unstoppable force against cancer.
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Monday, 15 July 2019

Cancer Research UK Race for Life - 4 days to go!

4 days to go till our pupils Race for Life! 


Our chosen charity for the summer term is Cancer Research UK. This organisation is the world’s largest charity dedicated to saving lives through research. The vision of Cancer Research UK is to bring forward the day when all cancers are cured.

At Broadford Primary we are  holding our very own race for Life event for Cancer Research and we would love all pupils to join in the fun. 

Our youngsters are the generation that could see ground-breaking treatments and cures for cancer in their lifetimes. They are the rising stars who could be the researchers and lifesavers of tomorrow. By taking part in Race for Life and uniting together against cancer, they’ll be doing something really special. 

Cancer Research UK receives no government funding for their research, so the more of us who join the fight against cancer, the more money we can raise to beat cancer sooner. 

We will be racing for life on Thursday 18th July. Throughout the day children complete the 1 - 1.5km course on the school with their classmates and collect sponsorship money for their efforts. Please send any sponsorship money into school on the day in an envelope labeled with your child’s name and class. 

On Thursday 18th July pupils should arrive at school at the usual time wearing their PE kits so that they are ready to go. If it is warm weather on the day it would be a great idea for the pupils to bring in hats and have applied sunscreen before school. We will make sure that their water bottles are full up in school. We look forward to seeing you there. 

I have no doubt that this is going to be an enjoyable event for all and together we’ll be an unstoppable force against cancer. 

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Friday, 12 July 2019

Havering Catering services

Week beginning Monday 15th July is week 2 on the Havering catering services menu. All meals are served with unlimited salad and vegetables and cost £2.20.

On Thursday 18th July, there is a Leaver Lunch menu costing £2.20 and free for all KS1 pupils.



Meet the New Teachers and Classes

Transition activities have been in full flow over the last few weeks in school. Pupils are now aware of who their new teachers are and which classes they will be in next year. On Wednesday 17th July, all pupils will have the opportunity to spend time their new teachers in their new classrooms. I have no doubt you will hear all about it when you collect your child at the end of the day. 


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Reports and Parents Evening

Your child’s end of year report and end of key stage assessment results (EYFS, year 2 and Year 6) will be sent home today. If you would like to discuss the report with your child’s class teacher then please sign up for an appointment on the timetable by the classroom door. In the report envelope, Teachers will be available from 3.30 - 6.00pm on Monday 15th July. There is a feedback form which we would ask all parents to complete and send back to school by the end of the term. We warmly welcome your feedback and would love to hear if there is anything you feel we could improve.

Many thanks. 
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Dairy Dates - Monday 15th July - Friday 19th July

Year 1 are visiting Barleylands on Monday for the day. In the afternoon we are holding our final house competition of the year and the teams will be battling it out in a rounders match. After school, there is a drop in session for any parents who would like to meet their child’s teacher to discuss their end of year report between 3.30 - 5.30 pm. 

On Tuesday it is Go Bonkers Day! All pupils will have the opportunity for some bouncy fun and pupils who are in the 96+ attendance club will have some extra bouncing time. All  pupils will be able to cool off after all the fun with a delicious ice cream. 

On Wednesday 17th pupils will have the opportunity to spend the day with their new teachers in their new classrooms. After school year 6 will be staying for their leavers party in school and we look forward to welcoming parents and carers at 6.00 pm for the leavers ceremony. 

On Thursday, pupils who have been studying LAMDA will be taking their exams while the other pupils will be walking for life to raise money for Cancer Research UK. Reception welcome all parents and carers for their end of year picnic. Our local librarian will be visiting to give out information about the library services summer reading challenge. 

On Friday morning, the winning house will be enjoying their house point reward for the term. At 10 am we have the long awaited Broadford’s Got Talent and in the afternoon we will be handing out our prestigious end of year awards. 

School finishes at 3.00 pm for the summer holidays, pupils return for the autumn term on Thursday 5th September.


Weekly Newsletter - Friday 12th July, 2019

Headteacher: Mrs L Nicholls 

Dear Parents and Carers,


Sports Afternoon
A big thank you to all parents and carers who attended our sports afternoons last week and this week. The sun was shining and a good time was had by all and there was a wonderful sense of sportsmanships from all of the participants. Thank you also to the staff for organising and preparing the pupils for the event. 


Start and End of Day Procedures  
A big thank you to all parents and carers this week for your co-operation and support with the start and end of day procedures. There have been a few teething problems but it is lovely to have more space around the school to collect children at the end of the day. 


Dairy Dates - Monday 15th July - Friday 19th July
Year 1 are visiting barleylands on Monday for the day. In the afternoon we are holding our final house competition of the year and the teams will be battling it out in a rounders match. After school, there is a drop in session for any parents who would like to meet their child’s teacher to discuss their end of year report between 3.30 - 5.30 pm. 
On Tuesday it is Go Bonkers Day! All pupils will have the opportunity for some bouncy fun and pupils who are in the 96+ attendance club will have some extra bouncing time. All  pupils will be able to cool off after all the fun with a delicious ice cream. 
On Wednesday 17th pupils will have the opportunity to spend the day with their new teachers in their new classrooms. After school year 6 will be staying for their leavers party in school and we look forward to welcoming parents and carers at 6.00 pm for the leavers ceremony. 
On Thursday, pupils who have been studying LAMDA will be taking their exams while the other pupils will be walking for life to raise money for Cancer Research UK. Reception welcome all parents and carers for their end of year picnic. Our local librarian will be visiting to give out information about the library services summer reading challenge. 
On Friday morning, the winning house will be enjoying their house point reward for the term. At 10 am we have the long awaited Broadford’s Got Talent and in the afternoon we will be handing out our prestigious end of year awards. 
School finishes at 3.00 pm for the summer holidays, pupils return for the autumn term on Thursday 5th September. 


Reports and Parents Evening
Your child’s end of year report and end of key stage assessment results (EYFS, year 2 and Year 6) will be sent home today. If you would like to discuss the report with your child’s class teacher then please sign up for an appointment on the timetable by the classroom door. In the report envelope, Teachers will be available from 3.30 - 6.00pm on Monday 15th July. There is a feedback form which we would ask all parents to complete and send back to school by the end of the term. We warmly welcome your feedback and would love to hear if there is anything you feel we could improve. Many thanks. 


After School Clubs
Today, Friday 12th July, is the last day for after school clubs. Mrs Chance will be sending information out regarding new clubs in September. 


Congratulations!
I am absolutely thrilled to announce that both our KS1 and KS2 spelling teams won the annual Drapers’ Spelling Bee. Both teams competed against other cluster schools to win the prestigious title of the ‘The Best Spellers on the Hill!’. We are extremely proud of all of you. Well done! 


Meet the New Teachers and Classes
Transition activities have been in full flow over the last few weeks in school. Pupils are now aware of who their new teachers are and which classes they will be in next year. On Wednesday 17th July, all pupils will have the opportunity to spend time their new teachers in their new classrooms. I have no doubt you will hear all about it when you collect your child at the end of the day. 


Cancer Research UK Race for Life
Our chosen charity for the summer term is Cancer Research UK. We will be racing for life on Thursday 18th July. Throughout the day children complete the 1 - 1.5km course on the school with their classmates and collect sponsorship money for their efforts. Please see the letter that is coming home today for further information. 


Summer Term Dates
Tuesday 16th July 
Go Bonkers day - Attendance Award
Wednesday 17th July
Year 6 Leavers Ceremony 
Thursday 18th July
Race for Life for Cancer Research UK
Friday 19th July 
Broadford’s Got Talent
Last day of the Summer term 


Havering Catering services
Week beginning Monday 15th July  is week 2 on the Havering catering services menu. All meals are served with unlimited salad and vegetables and cost £2.20. 
On Thursday 18th July, there is a Leaver Lunch menu costing £2.20 and free for all KS1 pupils. 


Weekly Attendance  
KS1: 93%         KS2: 94% Overall:  94%
Congratulations to Willow and Chestnut  who top the attendance table this week.  


E for Excellence Winners
These wonderful children have demonstrated excellence this week.
Apple
Emma 
Hazel
Jersey
Aspen
Dominic
Sequoia
Leah
Alder
George
Birch
Alexandru
Mulberry
Raima 
Ash
Zac
Pine
Leonard
Maple
Charlie I
Rowan 
Daniel 
Elm 
Charlie 
Cedar
Mimi
Redwood
Ayomade
Cherry
Chelsea
Willow
Frankie 
Chestnut 
Charlie
Larch 
Adam

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.
Asroosh, Megan, Evie, Zac


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.  
Kanishka, Jessica, Tyrell, Joshua, Hollie, Betty, Naz, Alex, Ranta, Poppy-Mae, Srinika, Aksanan, Maddison, Harvey, Sky,Shivangi, 


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. 
Daniel, Bailey, Riley, Ollie, Asad, Mikkileigh
Reflectiveness 
These pupils have planned carefully, revised ides, identified key features and can talk about their learning. 
Connor, Kaden, Blake, Billy, Morgan, Manreet, Daniel, Lucas
Resilience
These children have demonstrated perseverance, managed distractions, noticed patterns and been absorbed in their tasks. 
Caydon, Keria, Joe, Oliver, Lilly, Elise, Javy, Jack
Resourcefulness   
These pupils have been curious about learning, made links between ideas, shown imagination, reasoned methodically and capitalised on resources. 
Finley, Maliat, Tommy, Chris, Gabriela, Jacob, George, Kayley, Tilly, Mitchell, Tommy, Megan, Eleni, Adebare, Thea-Rose


Teacher Happy
Finley, Harry, Oliver, Abdulkarim have all made sure their teachers have been smiling all week. 


Reading Awards
In recognition of the pupils’ ability to devour books, immerse themselves in stories and read relentlessly at home. 
Bronze reader award
Louise-Maria, Hashir, Netany, Steven, 
Silver reader award
Lily, Alfie, Tilly, Korey, Ralph 
Gold reader award
Freddie, Daniel
Platinum reader award
Blake, Harry, Kenzie 

Tracker Awards
These children have been working hard and achieving academic success and therefore have earned themselves the following rewards.  
Silver pencil - Michael (prestige), Arya (triple prestige)
Silver trackers - Fatimah, Yugartha, Oliwer, harry (prestige)
Golden bookmark - Leonard, Naz, 
Golden certificate - David, Hamza, Izaan, Rayne, Weronika (prestige), Aimee (prestige)
Platinum prize - Adam, Ryan
Platinum certificate - Lea, Kezia, Tomi, jason, Amandeep (prestige)
Diamond certificate - Archie, Laiba, Lillie, Godswill, Asroosh, Summer, Alexandru
Star prize - Dora, Billy L
Star certificate - Joe, Tyler, Emily, Kiera, Leo, Polina


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

Mrs L Nicholls 

Headteacher