Friday, 11 September 2020

Weekly Newsletter - Friday 11th September

                                                             Headteacher: Mrs L Nicholls

Dear Parents and Carers,

New Academic Year
I would like to extend a warm welcome back to all pupils, parents and carers. It has been wonderful to catch up with so many of you this week and welcome you back for the new academic year. There have been lots of happy faces coming into school each day and we are all thrilled that the pupils are so eager to get stuck back into learning. I know we got off to a difficult start but the staggered times have been getting better everyday as we all get used to our ‘new normal’. Thank you all for your patience and support in this matter. Staff have been delighted to have the children back in their classrooms where they belong and to teach a broad and balanced curriculum. Due to the Government’s latest announcement, can I please remind all parents from Monday 14th September to drop your children and move away from the school gates. If you have siblings in the school please contact us and we will make arrangements with you.

We will continue the Broadford way of enhancing our curriculum with exciting experiences and although we cannot organise out of school visits at the moment we are looking at ways that we can invite visitors into school for workshops and activities to inspire our pupils. We will of course ensure that this is safe before we go ahead and you will be informed of any upcoming visits. This week you would have received a curriculum letter from your child’s class teacher informing you of their learning for this term. Again, whilst we are unable to invite you into school for stay and learn sessions we are looking at ways that we can still involve you all in school life.

I have no doubt that this year working together as a school community we will have another fantastic year.

Coronavirus
Please be aware that if your child or someone in your household develops coronavirus symptoms then you MUST telephone the school office immediately, or contact through email or facebook messenger, keep your child off school and book in for a test. You can find information regarding symptoms from the NHS here. We will then discuss with you what happens next.

New Staff for Academic Year 2020-21
We are delighted to introduce our new members of staff to you.

Miss Rayner - SENCo / Assistant Head Teacher (Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday)
Miss Cummings - Nursery Leader
Miss Harman - Reception teaching assistant
Mr Cardwell - Year 1 teaching assistant
Miss Leader - Year 2 teaching assistant
Miss Esan - Year 2 support teacher
Miss Piper - Year 3 teaching assistant
Mrs Bamgboye - Year 3 teacher
Mrs Claxton - Year 4 year group leader
Miss Delahunty - Year 4 teacher
Miss Broom - Year 6 teacher
Mrs Cocks and Miss Jarvis join us again after their maternity leave. 

I know you will join us in warmly welcoming them all to the Broadford team. Welcome to the family!

Staff Update
I am thrilled to announce that Miss Nicholas (baby boy), Mrs Ward (baby boy) and Miss Bell (baby girl) all delivered new babies safely. We wish them and their families well and we are looking forward to meeting their new additions soon.

After School Clubs
We are not able to run after school clubs this half term. However, we are looking at how we can offer clubs for bubbles after half term.

Pupil Jobs
For our established parents you already know that we accept only the best at Broadford. We achieve this by working together with our families and emphasizing some key values. Pupils are expected to:
1. Turn up every day on time
2. Do their best in every lesson
3. Be kind and polite to everyone that they meet

Parents and carers are expected to:
1. Ensure that our children arrive on time for school and ready to learn:
a. We will have provided our children with a healthy breakfast
b. They will have warm clean clothing
c. We will make sure they have the right equipment for school (book bag, reading record, PE kit)

2. Support our children’s learning at home through:
a. Reading regularly
b. Helping them to practise their spellings and mental maths
c. Encouraging them in their interests

3. Model politeness and kindness to every-one we meet
We will ensure that our staff are professional, approachable and focused on making sure that every child in their care achieves their full potential. Working together we can continue to deliver outstanding results for our pupils so that they have every chance of going on to succeed at the next stage of their education.

School Uniform
It has been wonderful to see all of the pupils return to school looking very smart in their school uniform. Please be reminded that the school colours are grey and navy. All school uniform is available through Premier School Wear (http://www.premierschoolwear.co.uk)
Pupils should come to school wearing their PE kit on PE day.

Shared mailboxes and communication
In these uncertain times, please remember that the main method of communication with your child’s class teacher is via the shared mailboxes. They are checked daily and can be used to ask questions, pass on information or check details:

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

Newsletters
To ensure that we continue to be environmentally friendly and in order to reduce our carbon footprint we have been circulating our newsletter online via the school website, blog and facebook page for quite some time now. If you would like to receive a paper copy or an electronic copy of the newsletter via email, please email office@broadford.havering.sch.uk with your request. If you do not make a specific request you will be able to access the newsletter on the school blog, Twitter feed and Facebook page every Friday. I am sure you will agree with us that this is going a long way towards us becoming a ‘greener’ school and working towards a better future for all of our children.

Get Caught Socially Distanced Reading

It has been amazing to see all the get caught socially distanced reading photographs over the summer holiday and we are so pleased to see so many pupils reading. Please be reminded that the deadline for any entries is Friday 11th September. There are lots of photographs scheduled to be posted so keep an eye out for your entry.

Havering Catering Services
The kitchen is currently offering a cold service. The menu is available here. All meals cost £2.25 (except pupils in Reception, year 1 and year 2, schools meals are free for these pupils) and payment must be via sQuid.

Weekly Attendance - Target 96%

Pupil Job 1 - Turn up every day on time.
Don't forget at Broadford we do not only reward 100% attendance but if you keep up attendance above 96% you become part of the 96%+ club and earn yourself extra bouncing time on 'Go Bonkers' day in the summer term.

The class attendance league will kick off again this September. Each week the class with the highest attendance win the most points in the league and displays the shiny attendance trophy proudly in their classroom. At the end of each term, the class with the most points earns a class trip!
If your class gets 100% attendance for a whole week you could earn a cupcake party.
At Broadford we take attendance very seriously, with sprinkles on top and lots of bouncy fun!!

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

Beech

Hope

Cedar

Ehan

Apricot

Chuka

Ash

Iyinope

Walnut 

Victoria

Birch

Lukas

Pine

Billie 

Larch

Amy

Mulberry

Larissa

Redwood

Aaliyah Shae

Rowan 

Pranav

Willow 

Giada

Elm

Praharsh

Almond 

Roxy

Cherry  

Leonard

Lime

Indie


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

Mrs L Nicholls
Headteacher

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