Friday, 25 September 2020

Flu immunisation

Your child will bring home a letter today regarding the flu immunisation program. The health team will be in school on Wednesday 14th October to administer flu vaccinations. Please return the form to school no later than Monday 5th October. 





Year 6 Parents - Secondary School Admission

As your child is now in Year 6, now is the time that you will need to make an application for your child to start secondary school in September 2021.

Without an application your child will not be offered a Secondary school place.

Please visit the Havering website www.havering.gov.uk/admissions/secondary where you will find a brochure titled  ‘Transferring to a Havering Secondary School in September 2021’ along with a short presentation video which explains the application process and answers some of the most common questions asked by parents. You will also find a link to the application system (eAdmissions).

To ensure that you gain a clear understanding of the process we urge you to view these resources before you make any application.


If after reading the brochure and watching the video you have any further questions, please email the school admissions team via schooladmissions@havering.gov.uk or call the team on 01708 434600.

All applications for Secondary Schools must be submitted online by no later than 31 October 2020.





Newsletter - Friday 25th September, 2020

 

Headteacher: Mrs Lois Nicholls 

Dear Parents and Carers,


Start and End of Day

Thank you again to all parents for your support and patience with staggered starts and end of the school day. The pupils have adjusted to the new routine brilliantly and we are so proud of how they are coping in these uncertain times. I do understand that the gate is very congested in the afternoon before we open at 2.50. We are just assessing to see if we can open the gate earlier, but we do have to ensure that this does not impact on any outside learning or PE lessons that may still be going on at this time. We obviously do not want to disrupt any pupil learning. Can I just ask that parents are considerate to each other and ensure that you are keeping space between yourself and others.
The Prime Minister and central government are not currently enforcing the wearing of face masks in outside areas. However, Cllr Robert Benham, Deputy Leader of the Council has written to parents this week and Havering council are requesting that parents wear a face covering at the school gates. This is due to the rising infection rate with the borough.
You can find  further information on government guidelines here.


Parents Evening & Communication 

We are working hard to ensure that we can keep all parents informed regarding pupil learning during this time when we can’t invite you into school. You will have received a curriculum letter at the beginning of this term informing you of the curriculum for the Autumn term. Teachers are using our school blog, which can be accessed via our school website and social media channels to keep you informed about pupil learning. If you need to contact your child’s class teacher you can do so via our year group email boxes, addresses below. 

eyfs@broadford.havering.sch.uk

year12@broadford.havering.sch.uk 

year34@broadford.havering.sch.uk

year56@broadford.havering.sch.uk

Before half term we normally invite you into school to meet with your child’s class teacher and provide you with their pupil passport. The pupil passport gives you the end of year expectations for your child’s current year group. At the February parents meeting we will give you an update on the progress towards these targets. In the summer term you will receive a written report from your child’s class teacher.
Due to the current situation we cannot invite you into school for a parent consultation, however we will be carrying out these meetings via telephone. Each year group has been allocated a date and we invite parents to inform us if they would like a phone call before 5 or after 5. Selections will begin on Friday 2nd October and the deadline for these requests is on Tuesday 6th October. Your appointment time and pupil passport will be sent home on Thursday 8th October. Parent telephone calls will take place on the following dates;

Monday 12th October - Nursery

Tuesday 13th October - Reception 

Wednesday 14th October - Year 3 

Thursday 15th October - Year 1

Monday 19th October - Year 2

Tuesday 20th October - Year 4

Wednesday 21st October - Year 5

Thursday 22nd October - Year 6​


Curriculum Enrichment

As a school we are committed to enriching the curriculum to engage and motivate our pupils. As we cannot take our pupils on educational visits at the moment, teachers are looking at visitors and workshops that we can invite into school to enhance the pupils' learning. We would like to reassure parents that we are checking any visitors' risk assessments and Covid-19 arrangements and any areas that may be used will be cleaned before and after by different bubbles.  


Year 6 Parents

As your child is now in Year 6, now is the time that you will need to make an application for your child to start secondary school in September 2021.

Without an application your child will not be offered a Secondary school place.

Please visit the Havering website www.havering.gov.uk/admissions/secondary where you will find a brochure titled  ‘Transferring to a Havering Secondary School in September 2021’ along with a short presentation video which explains the application process and answers some of the most common questions asked by parents. You will also find a link to the application system (eAdmissions).

To ensure that you gain a clear understanding of the process we urge you to view these resources before you make any application.

If after reading the brochure and watching the video you have any further questions, please email the school admissions team via schooladmissions@havering.gov.uk or call the team on 01708 434600.

All applications for Secondary Schools must be submitted online by no later than 31 October 2020.


Flu immunisation

Your child will bring home a letter today regarding the flu immunisation program. The health team will be in school on Wednesday 14th October to administer flu vaccinations. Please return the form to school no later than Monday 5th October. 


Havering Catering Services

From Monday 28th September the school kitchen will resume a hot service. Year 1 pupils will eat in the Charlton (new school building) hall and Reception pupils will eat in the Sorell (older school building) hall, this is so they have tables to sit and eat at. The halls will be cleaned before and after use. All other year groups will continue to eat in their classrooms. 

Week beginning Monday 28th September is week 2 on the Havering catering services menu. All meals are served with unlimited salad and vegetables and cost £2.25. 

Please be reminded to top up your child’s catering account as we cannot provide dinners for pupils whose accounts exceed a debt of £10.


Weekly Attendance  

KS1:   94%       KS2: 94% Overall:  94%

Congratulations to Lime and  Ash who top the attendance table this week.  


E for Excellence Winners

These wonderful children have demonstrated excellence this week.

Apple

Chloe

Cherry

Freddie

Alder

Ayla

Cedar

Christian 

Aspen

Thomas

Elm

Lidia

Apricot

Evie

Larch

Harry

Walnut 

Ayaan

Ash

Taylor

Beech

Fariah

Birch

Courtney

Mulberry

Ryan 

Willow

Shauna 

Rowan 

Bernardo 

Redwood

Klaidi

Pine 

Raffy

Lime

Keira

 


Almond

Joe

 

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. . 

Edward, Korey, Saabeer, Rashid


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.  

Rio, Pico, Oliver, Megan, Kanishka, Amandeep, Viviana, Lottie, Israel, Kayden, John, Chisom


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. 

Ryan, Moforuntele, Deivydas, Dora, Aarna, Vinnie


Reflectiveness 

These pupils have planned carefully, revised ideas, identified key features and can talk about their learning. 

Nina, Olivia, Finley, Polina, Oliver, Iniya, Alex

 

Resilience

These children have demonstrated perseverance, managed distractions, noticed patterns and been absorbed in their tasks. 

George, Daniel, Lenny, Starla, Sajida, Nathan, Kezia, Ella


Resourcefulness   

These pupils have been curious about learning, made links between ideas, shown imagination, reasoned methodically and capitalised on resources. 

JJ, Alice, Aisling, Ollie


I made my teacher happy award

Naz, Summer had made sure their teachers are smiling this week. 


Tracker Awards

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



Prestige 

Bronze certificate


Jolene, Leah, Jaevon, Laura, Klaidi, Maisie  

Silver pencil 

Janiyah, Ava


Silver certificate 

Maxi, Louise, Anushri

Madalina

Gold bookmark

Thomas, Nicholas, Varvara, Gracie, Osayande


Gold certificate 

Korey, Deivydas, Daniel, Harry


Platinum certificate 


Lily

Diamond certificate

Finley


Star prize

Hannah 


Star certificate 

Gabriela 



I hope you all have an amazing weekend.

Yours sincerely,

 

Mrs L Nicholls 

Headteacher


Thursday, 24 September 2020

Havering Catering Services

From Monday 28th September the school kitchen will resume a hot service. Year 1 pupils will eat in the Charlton (new school building) hall and Reception pupils will eat in the Sorell (older school building) hall, this is so they will have tables to sit and eat at. The halls will be cleaned before and after use. All other year groups will continue to eat in their classrooms, at their usual tables, before going outside for some fresh air. 

Week beginning Monday 28th September is week 2 on the Havering catering services menu. All meals are served with unlimited salad and vegetables and cost £2.25. 


Please be reminded to top up your child’s catering account as we cannot provide dinners for pupils whose accounts exceed a debt of £10.


Veggie Run school code : 2659

Tuesday, 22 September 2020

Letter from Havering Council - 22nd September, 2020

Councillor Robert Benham Deputy Leader of the Council Cabinet Member for Education, Children & Families

  London Borough of Havering Main Road, Romford RM1 3BD

  email: CouncillorRobert.Benham@havering.gov.uk

 

Date:         September 2020

I hope you and your family are safe and well at this difficult time. Many of you continue to face significant challenges, and I thank you for your continued support to the national response to the Covid-19 pandemic.

 

Our head teachers and school staff have worked very hard to ensure that children could return to school this month, and it remains vital for all children to be in school to help minimise the longer-term impact of the pandemic on their education, wellbeing and wider development.

 However, you will have seen the worrying news that cases of Covid-19 have been increasing locally, so it has never been more important that you do your bit in reducing the risk of transmitting the virus.

 Please adhere to any new processes that your school has put in place, as these have been introduced to ensure the safety of your child, the staff, and the wider community.

 Parents are also reminded to set an example to their children by following social distance rules and wearing a face covering at the school gates, unless you have good reason not to.

 Since the return to school, we have seen a very small number of schools affected by positive cases of Covid-19. This has meant in some instances, a class or a year group bubble being sent home and asked to self-isolate for 14 days. Before re-opening, we worked with schools to ensure they had measures in place so they could manage any cases in the best possible way, to reduce disruption for the whole school. These measures are now coming into action.

 If someone at your child’s school tests positive for Covid-19, the local authority, Department for Education, and Public Health England will work with your child’s school to risk assess who else should be advised to self-isolate. Children and adults should only get tested if they have symptoms. School lessons for the rest of the pupils will continue as normal.

 We know that as a parent you will want peace of mind if your child’s class or bubble has been sent home, but please only book a test if your child has symptoms. At the moment, we have been told there is a shortage of laboratory capacity, which means Covid-19 tests need to be prioritised for people with symptoms. If you book a test without symptoms, you will be taking a slot from someone who is more likely to have the virus.

If your child does have symptoms, has a test and it shows as positive, they and their household will be required to self-isolate and you will be contacted by the NHS test and trace system team to find out who else they have been in recent close contact with. If a pupil (including your child) or staff member has been in close contact with a person who has Covid-19, they will need to self-isolate for 14 days to help prevent the virus spreading further – the rest of the household does not need to isolate unless someone develops symptoms. If your child is sent home, they will continue with their studies remotely - if they are able to do so.

 

If your child or anyone in your household has symptoms of Covid-19 (a temperature, a new continuous cough or loss of/change to taste or smell), do not send your child to school. Contact the school and order a test for whoever has symptoms as soon as possible. To order a test, please call NHS 119 or book online at https://www.gov.uk/get-coronavirus-test.

 If a child or member of staff develops symptoms at school, they will be sent home with advice about what to do. Anyone who has symptoms or has tested positive will need to self-isolate for at least 10 days, and the rest of the household for 14 days, in line with the latest stay at home guidance.

 If the test results are negative, your household can usually leave self-isolation and your child can return to school when they no longer are unwell, assuming they haven’t been traced as a close contact of someone who has tested positive, in which case they will still need to wait out the remainder of the 14 day isolation period. A negative test is not required to return back to school at the end of the 14 day isolation period. Only request a test if you or your child develops symptoms.

 You can view an online information session and frequently asked questions document via. https://familyserviceshub.havering.gov.uk/kb5/havering/directory/advice.page?id=nLk Hh2G4qk0

 We all need to follow the government's advice to reduce the risk of further increases in Covid-19 infections locally as a local outbreak may result in full or partial school closures at short notice. I assure you that our schools will offer a safe environment, and the health and safety of children, their families and staff remains everyone’s first priority during this period.

 Thank you for your continued co-operation at this time. Kind regards,

Cllr Robert Benham                                              Mark Ansell

Deputy Leader of the Council                                Director of Public Health Cabinet Member for Education,

Children & Families