Friday, 13 September 2019

Weekly Newsletter - Friday 13th September

Headteacher: Mrs L Nicholls 

Dear Parents and Carers,

Reception & Nursery
It is really pleasing to see how well our reception children have settled in their first week at Broadford. They have only been attending for half a day this week - but so far so good! We hope that all pupils, parents and families feel very welcome here at Broadford. 
Our nursery children have been to stay and play sessions today where they have had the opportunity to get to know the practitioners in our nursery setting in preparation for their start in the near future. We are looking forward to them attending everyday very soon and we hope that they are looking forward to this as well. 

Dairy Dates - Monday 16th September - Friday 20th September
On Monday we welcome our Reception children into school full time. In the afternoon year pupils start their 101 Dalmatians reading project.   
On Tuesday afternoon Front Row music lessons commence for the autumn term. Year 5 & 6 have a visit and talk from Drapers’ Academy staff. 
On Wednesday afternoon, Pine class spinebreakers are visiting Hilldene library to choose some reading material for their peers. Staff from Bower Park secondary school are visiting to meet with year 6 pupils. 
Music lessons continue on Thursday with Charlie from Front Row music. 

After School Clubs 
Today is the deadline to apply for after school clubs. If you haven’t yet submitted your applications please do so as quick as possible as club spaces are filling up quickly. 

School Nurse Drop in Dates 
Cathy Forrester, our school nurse will be hosting her usual Tuesday morning parents drop in on the following dates.
17th September, 15th October, 19th November, 17th December. 
If you have any health questions or concerns please pop into the office to see Cathy from 8.30 m. 

Stay & Learn Dates 
Last year we trialled our parents stay & learn sessions as an opportunity to give parents an insight into teaching and learning in the classroom. Thank you to all parents who attended these sessions and we hope that you found them informative and helpful. 
The dates and times for the stay & learn sessions term are below. 
If you have any questions please speak to your child's class teacher. 

1st October - Welcome session
6th November - Sharing stories
9am and 1pm
12th February - Healthy Eating
9  am and 1 pm
7th May - Knowledge of the world
9 am and 1pm 
10th October - Phonics 2-3pm 
21st January - Maths 2-3pm 
30th April 2-3pm 
Year 1
12th November- Reading 2:15-3:00pm
2nd April- Maths 2:15-3:00pm 
30th June- outdoor learning
Year 2
8th October  - Reading 9.00
30th January - Maths 9.00
28th April - Writing 9.00
Year 3
1st October - Reading 9.00
14th January- Math 9.00

11th June - Topic 9.00
Year 4
31st October - Reading 9:00
13th February - Maths 9:00
2nd July - Writing 9:00
Year 5
3rd October - Maths
27th February - Reading
30th April - Literacy
Year 6
12th November - Reading
28th January - Maths
9th June - Literacy
SEND Parents Information Morning 
10th October - Meet the team 2.30pm
7th February - Speech and Language 9am
24th April - Autism & ADHD 9am

Autumn Term Dates 2019
Please note the date changes for our Christmas concerts. We have added more dates due to our expanding pupil numbers
Autumn 1 
Autumn 2
Monday 14th October
Parents Evening 1
Monday 9th December
Year 2 Christmas Concert 9.15 
Reception Christmas Concert 2.00
Tuesday 15th October 
Parents Evening 2
Tuesday 10th December 
Reception Christmas Concert 9.15
Year 2 Christmas Concert 2.00
Year 4 Carol Concert @ St George’s Church, Hilldene
Tuesday 16th October 
Individual school photograph day
Wednesday 11th December 
Year 1 Christmas Concert 9.15
Nursery Christmas Concert 2.00
Friday 18th October
Last day of half term
Thursday 12th December 
Nursery Christmas Concert 10.30
Year 1 Christmas Concert 1.00
Year 3 Carol Concert 2.00
Monday 28th October
Pupils back to school
Friday 13th December
Year 5 Carol Concert 2.00 

Monday 16th December
Year 6 Carol Concert 

Wednesday 18th December
Christmas Dinner Day TBC

Thursday 19th December 
Christmas Party Day 

Friday 20th December 
Last day of the autumn term

Term Dates 2019-20
Havering term dates for the academic year 2019-2020 can be found here.

INSET Days 2019-2020
Wednesday 4th September 
Friday 3rd April  
Monday 20th July
Tuesday 21st July
Wednesday 22nd July 
Please note that the final day of the summer term will be on Friday 17th July, 2020. 

Havering Catering Services
Week beginning 16th September is week 3 on the Havering catering services menu. All meals are served with unlimited salad and vegetables and cost £2.25. 

School Dinners & sQuid
Please be reminded that KS2 pupils are not eligible for free school meals. When pupils move into year 3 you are required to pay for the children’s dinners unless you qualify for free school meals, in which case you need to put in an application to: 
Student Finance, The Liberty Centre, Romford, RM1 3RL. Tele no. 01708 433929/53,
Broadford Primary School is now  a cashless school. All dinners, breakfast club and trips  need to be paid for through the sQuid system.
Parents/Carers should register, for each child and deposit the money to pay for  lunch and trips via the online system. Everyone must register for an account even if your child receives a free school meal. If you have difficulties setting up or accessing your account Mrs Taylor and Mrs West in the office are more than happy to help you.

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

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.
Arya, Naz, Isabelle, Brooke, Rajaab, Sophie

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.  
Ruby, George,  Emily, Dorrie, Lily, Iniya, Lenny, Maysa, Victoria, Rosie, Nevaeh, Grace, Grace

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. 
These children have shown interdependence, collaborated effectively, listened to others, displayed empathy and have imitated effective  ideas and methods from others. 
Ketty, Joe, Bonnie, Sofia
These pupils have planned carefully, revised ides, identified key features and can talk about their learning. 
Ruby-May, Melisa
These children have demonstrated perseverance, managed distractions, noticed patterns and been absorbed in their tasks. 
Alex, Polina, Tommy, Maisie, Jennifer
These pupils have been curious about learning, made links between ideas, shown imagination, reasoned methodically and capitalised on resources. 
Charlie, Adam

Teacher Happy Award
Maisie and Ronnie have made their teachers very happy this week. 

Tracker Awards
These children have been working hard and achieving academic success and therefore have earned themselves the following rewards.  

Bronze certificate
Silver certificate 
Nicholas, Donnie, Kyle, 
Gold bookmark
Shivangi, Chelsea 
Star certificate 

I hope you all have an amazing weekend.
Yours sincerely,

Mrs L Nicholls 


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