Friday, 3 April 2020

⭐⭐Round up of Week 2

Dear all,

We are all doing our bit and it is making a difference.

Our world has changed incredibly in the last few weeks but despite the upheaval and change, there are reasons to believe we can emerge from this crisis better.

Parents, children and teachers have developed a wider view of what learning is, it not just being the formal absorption of facts but also the learning of new skills.  It has been wonderful to see the creative, culinary and imaginative things you have been up to at home.

Another positive that might emerge from this crisis is a surge in kindness. In the UK, more than 700,000 volunteers stepped forward to help the NHS, and the nation showed its appreciation to NHS workers by applauding from front doors, windows and balconies.  Such shows of kindness is often considered to be a short-lived but imagine if this kindness, gratitude and appreciation is here to stay...

Thank you all for all that you are doing for your children, for your patience with online platforms and the well wishes you send to the staff who are working at school during this time.

Summary of resources shared this week

Activity
Link
Age Range
NatureMaddie and GregAll
StoryAmazon AudibleAll
MathsThe Maths FactorY1 - Y6
STEMScience from HomeNursery +
NewspaperFirst NewsY3+

Easter Holidays
Teachers will not be setting academic work over the Easter Holidays, however we will be setting some whole school challenges so keep your eyes peeled!

Sending you all, children and parents alike, best wishes.

Broadford Primary School


🔎🔎 Look who...

Look who's...

  • writing letters to family;
  • making more Lego creations;
  • decorating eggs;
  • completing set work;
  • making a rainbows;
  • designing and creating a Twister mat;
  • measuring siblings;
  • creating butterflies
  • doing spelling tests!
Well done all, it looks like you have had a lot of fun!  Can't wait to see what you get up to next week with our Easter Challenge!

Don't forget to take photographs and share with us!  We love seeing what you are doing.

Happy weekend and Easter Holidays to you all.



3. It's Quiz Time! ART AND LITERATURE

It's Quiz Time! ART AND LITERATURE

How about splitting your family into two teams? Give yourself a cool team name like.....'Beyonce Know'Alls' or 'Les Quizerables' or 'You're a Quizard, Harry' (I'll stop now, I bet your ideas are better).

Each day, quiz questions will be set and the answers will be posted the day after.  These questions are for all the family and an opportunity for a bit of fun!

Here are the answers to yesterday's quiz.
1)   Tennis  
2)   Tokyo   
3)   Portugal   
4)   4   
5)   Boxing   
6)   18   
7)   Clay   
8)   Basketball   
9)   Canada   
10) 6 

True or False?
False - They have 76

True or False?
True

True or False?
False - It would be 35  

How many did you manage to get right?  

Now for today's quiz.  The questions today are all about Art and Literature.
1)   Who had an encounter with the three bears?
2)   What is the name of Winnie the Pooh's donkey friend?
3)   Who was created by Gepetto the woodcarver?
4)   Who is the bear in The Jungle Book?
5)   What kind of creature was defeated by the Three Billy Goats Gruff?
6)   Who painted the Mona Lisa?
7)   Who leads a gang of outlaws in Sherwood Forest?
8)   Who stole Christmas in a Dr Seuss book?
9)   Who were all the king's horses and men unable to put together again? 
10) Who is the druid in the Asterix books?
11) Sculptures of which animals lie at the base of Nelson's column?
12) What is the name of the lion in The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe?
13) What is the name of the wizard at the court of King Arthur?
14) Who wrote the prize-winning book The Day I Swapped My Dad for Two Goldfish?
15) What is the name of the recreated theatre from Shakespeare's time in London?

​Check back on Monday for today's answers and another quiz.  Have a lovely weekend.

Thursday, 2 April 2020

2. It's Quiz Time! SPORT

It's Quiz Time! Sport

How about splitting your family into two teams? Give yourself a cool team name like.....'Beyonce Know'Alls' or 'Les Quizerables' or 'You're a Quizard, Harry' (I'll stop now, I bet your ideas are better).

Each day, quiz questions will be set and the answers will be posted the day after.  These questions are for all the family and an opportunity for a bit of fun,

Yesterday's answers:
1)   Butterfly
2)   Australia
3)   Frogs
4)   Joey
5)   Ostrich
6)   Giraffe
7)   Calf
8)   Dog
9)   Fish
10) Their front legs

Can You Guess?
Gingerbread

Who Am I?
J.K. Rowling

Today's questions:
SPORT
1)   What sport is played at Wimbledon?
2)   In which city will the postponed 2020 Summer Olympic Games be held?
3)   What country does football player Cristiano Ronaldo come from?
4)   How many bases are there on a baseball field?
5)   In which sport was Muhammad Ali the world champion?
6)   A typical golf course features how many holes?
7)   The French Tennis Open is played on what kind of surface?
8)   What sport do the Los Angeles Lakers play?
9)   In which country were the 2010 Winter Olympics held? 
10) How many players are there in an ice hockey team?

True or False?
Fourteen children and twelve dogs have 194 legs between them.

True or False?
There are ten 2-digit numbers that begin with eight.

True or False?
John is 16.  John said if he doubled his age and added 3 his age would be 33.

Wednesday, 1 April 2020

1. It's Quiz Time! ANIMALS

It's Quiz Time! Animals

How about splitting your family into two teams? Give yourself a cool team name like.....'Beyonce Know'Alls' or 'Les Quizerables' or 'You're a Quizard, Harry' (I'll stop now, I bet your ideas are better).

Each day, quiz questions will be set and the answers will be posted the day after.  These questions are for all the family and an opportunity for a bit of fun,

Let's get quizzing!
1)   What does a caterpillar turn into?
2)   Which country do koalas come from?
3)   What do tadpoles turn into?
4)   What is the name of a baby kangaroo?
5)   What is the world's largest bird?
6)   What is the tallest animal in the world?
7)   What is a baby cow called?
8)   What type of animal is a Labrador?
9)   What is a barracuda?
10) Where are a grasshopper's ears located?

Did you know?
The brighter a ladybird's colours, the more poisonous to predators they are!

Can you guess?
To celebrate the opening of Shrek's Adventure! London on the South Bank, an amazing house was created.  But what was it made from?
Clue: You can eat it!

Who am I?
I write children's books.  I came up with the idea for my first book while travelling on a train.  My books have been turned into famous films, starring Emma Watson.​

Friday, 27 March 2020

⭐Round Up of Week 1

Dear all,

Sending you all a massive, socially distanced 'high five' for what you have achieved this week.  Such a massive change in routine is unsettling for all, adults and children alike.   Yet again, we have seen and heard of all the resilience, reflectiveness, resourcefulness and reciprocity taking place.

Thank you all for your patience with the setting up of online learning including logging in hurdles; we are getting there!

Summary of resources shared this week

Activity
Link
Age Range
PE PE with Jo Wicks All
Phonics Ruth Miskin  Rec - Y2
Maths Gareth Metcalfe Y1 - Y6
Yoga Cosmic Yoga Nursery +
STEM Lego Challenge Y1 +
News First News Y3 +
Story David Walliams  All


Look out for other exciting resources and activities to be shared next week via our Facebook page.



Have a restful weekend, stay home and reach out via message, phone-call, FaceTime or letter to your family and friends.  We are in this together and it is important to lean on each other when the going gets tough.

Best wishes,

Broadford Primary School

🔎 Look who...

Look who's...

  • creating rides for the Lego challenge;
  • making dens;
  • going on a coin hunt;
  • completing set work;
  • making a 'Snail and the Whale' book;
  • taking part in Jo Wick's PE!
Well done all, it looks like you have had a lot of fun!  Can't wait to see what you get up to next week!

Don't forget to take photographs and share with us!  We love seeing what you are doing.

Happy weekend to you all!


Thursday, 26 March 2020

FSM Request form


Please complete the form below to indicate that you would like to receive a food pack provided by Havering Catering Services.


Please note, this offer is available to those who receive pupil premium funding and are therefore eligible for free school meals. If you are unsure of eligibility, please contact the school office.



The pack provides food for one child for one week. Families with more than one child will receive a larger pack so please indicate this on the form.



This offer does not apply to those who are attending school during this period as other arrangements are already in place.



Requests must be submitted before 11am each Friday to ensure orders can be fulfilled. Requests after this time will not be processed.



Many thanks for your continued understanding.




Class Photographs Available Online

Carmel Jane Photography 

Class photographs are online ready for parents to buy.
And there is free shipping until 19th April
Photographs are £12 and will go straight to home addresses.

Any questions, please email info@carmeljane.co.uk




Monday, 23 March 2020

School Closure - School Nurse Contact Details

Please be aware that Cathie Forrester, School Nurse, will be covering while schools are closed. Her contact details are as follows:
 
Cathie Forrester School Nurse
School Nurses Team
Harold Hill Health Centre
Gooshays Drive
Harold Hill
Essex
RM3 9SU
Telephone 0300 300 1857
Mobile 07772-020384 
 
Single Point of Access - 0300 300 1635
 

Friday, 20 March 2020

School closure


Thursday 19th March 2020 

Dear Parents & Carers,

As I am sure you are aware, at 5.15pm yesterday, the Secretary of State for Education gave a public statement that all schools in England would be closed from the end of the school day on Friday 20th March until further notice. 

Having indicated that all schools would be closed, he then indicated that they would be expected to remain open for the children of key workers and for those in various vulnerable categories – providing a safe place and access to meals.

We had been anticipating this decision and have begun setting up online virtual classrooms and putting together materials for children to complete at home. Packs will be going out today to the children in school. If your child is absent today you will be able to collect a copy from the school office. They will also be given their login information for all online learning platforms. 

The school is compiling a list of children who we think are eligible to continue in the reduced service. There is a link on the school facebook page if you feel that your child is eligible under the key worker scheme. We are still waiting for the government to clarify this. 

The school is currently working with Havering Catering Services to see how we can support children on Free School Meals, I will hopefully give you more information about this tomorrow. Please remember that the school blog will be updated as soon as we have any further news. 

During the closure, please make use of the school shared mailboxes where teachers will be available to offer support and respond to queries about home learning. 


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


Thank you for your continued support.

Best wishes

Jim McLucas

Tuesday, 17 March 2020

Advice Regarding COVID-19 update:17/03/20

  • Advice Regarding COVID-19 Update 17/3

    Please read carefully to see further updates. 

    The government’s guidance on COVID-19 has changed from the ‘contain’ phase to one of delaying the spread of the virus. We’re getting in touch to let you know what we’re doing in response to this change, and what we expect from you, to help make sure our school community keeps safe and calm.

    The updated situation from the 17/03/20:
    • the school remains open – this is the current official guidance we have been given;
    • any changes to school events will be communicated to you via the blog, letter or Facebook;
    • if you live with others and you or one of them have symptoms of coronavirus, then all household members must stay at home and not leave the house for 14 days. The 14-day period starts from the day when the first person in the house became ill.
    • it is likely that people living within a household will infect each other or be infected already. Staying at home for 14 days will greatly reduce the overall amount of infection the household could pass on to others in the community
    • for anyone in the household who starts displaying symptoms, they need to stay at home for 7 days from when the symptoms appeared, regardless of what day they are on in the original 14-day isolation period. (See ending isolation section for more information).

    Reporting an absence:                                                                                                                        
    • if your child is unwell, report this as you would normally by contacting the absence number via the school office on 01708 342880.
    • if you have reported your child's absence due to a new, contagious cough and/or a high temperature, then you must follow the isolation guidance. You cannot decide to send your child back prior to the isolation period.
    What we’re doing to protect and support pupils and staff:
    • our cleaners are taking extra care to clean all surfaces thoroughly;
    • we are continuously checking toilets to ensure there is an adequate supply of soap;
    • hand sanitisers have been purchased and are located in each classroom as well as soap.
    What we need you to do:
    • talk to your children about the coronavirus. It’s a scary time and we should make sure children feel supported. BBC Newsround has regular updates for younger children;
    • come and collect your child straight away, if we ask you to (we’ll contact you if they become ill with either a temperature or a new, continuous cough).
    What happens if the school has to close?
    We’ll only close if we’re either officially advised to do so or we don’t have enough staff to run the school. In either case, we will message parents through the blog, by letter or by Facebook and place a message on the school website.

    Please keep in mind that we’re only sending out this information to help the school community prepare. There are currently no plans to close but being prepared and equipped for this possibility is essential.

    If you have any questions please consult the:
    • school office - if you have any questions about our response to this issue;
    • NHS -  if you want to know more about the symptoms of coronavirus. If you think you or your child may have the symptoms, use NHS 111 online if at all possible before calling 111;
    • Department for Education’s coronavirus helpline: 0800 046 8687, if you have any questions about the government’s response to coronavirus in relation to schools;
    • Government’s travel advice -  if you want to know whether any upcoming trip or holiday you’re taking abroad should go ahead.

    As always, thank you for your continued support.

    Broadford Primary School

Home learning during Isolation

Home Learning

We have had a few queries regarding home learning whilst self isolation takes place. Whilst we appreciate and actively support the need for you to continue your child's education at home, we cannot send home individual packs for all children absent at this point. Below are some recommendations for you to support learning at home.

Routine
Try to have a routine. Follow this link to a great blog that shows how an ex-teacher/mum of three young children plans to fill her day with a mix of learning and play during a period of isolation. It is not necessary to follow it to the letter but it will certainly give us all some ideas.

Recommendations for home learning during self - isolation:
EYFS:
KS1
  • continue to read and share stories with your child daily.
  • learn weekly spelling as these will continue to be blogged
  • continue with Mathletics and RockStars
  • play puzzles and board games
  • use Scholastic for some pictures to write some sentences about. The 'secret doorway' picture looks intriguing. What do you think is behind it?
KS2
  • continue to read and share stories with your child daily.
  • learn weekly spelling as these will continue to be blogged
  • continue with Mathletics and RockStars
  • use Once Upon A Picture or The Literacy Shed to inspire some creative story writing. The lady stuck in the bottle looks like an interesting one! How did she get in there? Was it a trap?


What happens if the school has to close?

We’ll only close if we’re either officially advised to do so or we don’t have enough staff to run the school. In either case, we will message parents through the blog, by letter or by Facebook and place a message on the school website.

In the event of a closure, we will have work packs prepared for your child alongside our our online advice. We will of course update you with this information if needed.

Please keep in mind that we’re only sending out this information to help the school community prepare. There are currently no plans to close but being prepared and equipped for this possibility is essential.



Diary Dates - updated version 17/03/20

Changes to Diary Dates

Under the current circumstances and following the current guidance, we are having to make some changes to events over the next few weeks.

The following events have now been postponed and will not currently be going ahead:

19th March Football match against Mead

23rd March KS2 Choir performing at the Harold Hill Community Hub

26th March - Year 3 Spinebreakers trip to Waterstones

30th March Parents’ Evening

31st March Parents’ Evening

31st March - Walnut Spinebreakers trip to Waterstones

1st April - Club Sharing Assembly

Today will be the last day for after school clubs. From tomorrow all after school clubs will be cancelled until after the Easter break.


Thank you for your understanding.

Broadford Primary School

Monday, 16 March 2020

COVID-19 Update 16/03

Advice Regarding COVID-19

The government’s guidance on COVID-19 has changed from the ‘contain’ phase to one of delaying the spread of the virus. We’re getting in touch to let you know what we’re doing in response to this change, and what we expect from you, to help make sure our school community keeps safe and calm.

The current situation:
  • the school remains open – this is the current official guidance we have been given;
  • any changes to school events will be communicated to you via the blog, letter or Facebook;
  • we’ll keep you up to date with any changes to the current situation;
  • pupils should attend school unless they feel unwell – if your child has any of the following symptoms they should remain at home for 7 days:
                    - a new, continuous cough and/or
                    - a temperature;

  • if your child is unwell, report this as you would normally by contacting the absence number via the school office on 01708 342880.
What we’re doing to protect and support pupils and staff:
  • our cleaners are taking extra care to clean all surfaces thoroughly;
  • we are continuously checking toilets to ensure there is an adequate supply of soap;
  • hand sanitisers have been purchased and are located in each classroom as well as soap.
What we need you to do:
  • talk to your children about the coronavirus. It’s a scary time and we should make sure children feel supported. BBC Newsround has regular updates for younger children;
  • come and collect your child straight away, if we ask you to (we’ll contact you if they become ill with either a temperature or a new, continuous cough).
What happens if the school has to close?

We’ll only close if we’re either officially advised to do so or we don’t have enough staff to run the school. In either case, we will message parents through the blog, by letter or by Facebook and place a message on the school website.

Please keep in mind that we’re only sending out this information to help the school community prepare. There are currently no plans to close but being prepared and equipped for this possibility is essential.

If you have any questions please consult the:
  • school office - if you have any questions about our response to this issue;
  • NHS -  if you want to know more about the symptoms of coronavirus. If you think you or your child may have the symptoms, use NHS 111 online if at all possible before calling 111;
  • Department for Education’s coronavirus helpline: 0800 046 8687, if you have any questions about the government’s response to coronavirus in relation to schools;
  • Government’s travel advice -  if you want to know whether any upcoming trip or holiday you’re taking abroad should go ahead.
As always, thank you for your continued support.

Broadford Primary School


Friday, 13 March 2020

Havering Catering Services


Week beginning 16/03/20 is week 3 on the Havering catering services menu. All meals are served with unlimited salad and vegetables and cost £2.25.


Weekly Attendance


KS1: 96% KS2: 95% Overall: 96%

Congratulations to Apple and Cherry who top the attendance table this week.


Diary Dates


( All subject to change given current circumstances - please check blog for updates)

18th March Governors’ Meeting

19th March Football match against Mead

23rd March KS2 Choir performing at the Harold Hill Community Hub

30th March Parents’ Evening

31st March Parents’ Evening

Break up for Easter on 2nd April at 3:00pm
Please note that we are postponing our University Graduation Ceremonies, we will let you know when these are rescheduled.

Please also note that there will be no after school clubs on Tuesday 24th March, Wed 25th and Thursday 26th please due to the Havering Festival of Education taking place at Broadford.



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.

Connner, Indie, Manreet, Klaidi, Archie.S, Zuriel, Elyakim, Sophie, Rajaab, Poppy-Mae, Olivia , Polina, Tele



Reading Awards


In recognition of the pupils’ ability to devour books, immerse themselves in stories and read relentlessly at home.

Bronze Certificate: Vanessa, Oliver, Jessica

Silver Certificate: Shivanshi, Ibukun, Ayaan, Abdulahad, Anna, Dominik

Gold certificate: Aksanan




Tracker Awards


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



Prestige 
Double prestige
Triple prestige 
Bronze certificate




Silver pencil 
Poppy 



Silver certificate 

James 


Gold bookmark




Gold certificate 
Lidia 
Anish 
Blake 



Platinum prize 




Platinum certificate 
Noah 



Diamond prize
Indianna 
Jason 



Diamond certificate
Andrew 
Matthew 



Star prize





Star certificate 








E for Excellence Winners


These wonderful children have demonstrated excellence this week.


Aspen
Blake 
Elm
Riley
Apple
James 
Cherry 
Ethan 
Alder
Liroshan
Cedar
Madalina
Beech
Eddie
Ash
Ollie
Apricot
Charleigh
Birch
Sophie
Walnut 
Darci 
Redwood
Ameerah
Pine
Nathaniel
Willow 
Sophia
Mulberry
Deivydas 
Oak
Charlie
Rowan 
Zoe
Almond 
Elinga