Friday, 18 December 2020

Weekly Newsletter - Friday 18th December, 2020


Headteacher: Mrs L Nicholls 

Dear Parents and Carers,

Wishing you a very Merry Christmas & Happy New Year


Tough times never last, but tough people do. 

Robert H Schuller


As we close the year 2020, I am sure that we all share a range of contradictory feelings.  Sadness for those who have lost their health and livelihoods to this terrible virus.  Pride in how we have all functioned together as a school community and supported one another throughout.  We can also feel positivity for the future – not only to deliver the best education possible in the safest way possible, but also to  ensure that Broadford Primary comes back even stronger than ever in January, with a re-doubled sense of the vital purpose of education and a commitment to achieving our individual academic and personal potential. 

I would like to pay  tribute to the way that pupils, parents and staff have coped with the current situation. It is impossible to have imagined us working together in such circumstances – and I am enormously grateful for your understanding, positivity and generosity.  We have all needed to make significant compromises in terms of the way in which we have functioned and lived our lives. The messages of support and positive feedback that you have given to us have been  appreciated more than we can say.

Thank you as well for all of the cards and gifts that have been given to staff. On behalf of them I would like to thank you for your kindness and generosity. I would like to wish you and your families all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. 

IMPORTANT

The school is responsible for advising parents and staff of any new positive coronavirus test results (for pupils) up to and including 23rd December. We sincerely hope this won’t be necessary but would urge parents to please advise school via the following e-mail of any positive cases detected up to this date please.

office@broadford.havering.sch.u

After this date you have to use the NHS contact tracing system if there was a need to report a positive case of Covid-19. 


Reception Admissions September 2021

On behalf of Havering Council we would like to remind all parents and carers in the borough to apply now for their child’s 2021 Reception school place.  If your child is born between 01 September 2016 and 31 August 2017, you must apply online for their Reception school place at  www.havering.gov.uk/admissions. Deadline for applications is 15th January 2021.
If your child currently attends Nursery this does not mean that you will automatically get a reception place you must apply. 


First Day of 2021

We are looking forward to seeing all children back at school in January 2021. School opens again on Monday 4th January for all pupils.  Breakfast Club at 7.45am – with the gates opening from 8.30am and the usual staggered times in place. .


Mrs Smith is Retiring!

Today is a very sad day as we are saying farewell to Mrs Smith, Headteacher at Mead Primary School. Mrs Smith has given 17 years service to Mead and The Learning Federation, enhancing the lives of 100’s of pupils and families during her time. I am sure that you will join us in wishing her well for a happy and healthy retirement. 


Diary Dates
Term Dates 2020-21

Spring Term
Monday 4th January - Friday 12th February
Monday 22nd February - Thursday 1st April
Summer Term
Monday 19th April - Friday 28th May
Monday 7th June - Friday 23rd July 

INSET Days 2020-2021

INSET 1

INSET 2

INSET 3

INSET 4

INSET 5 

Thursday 3rd September 

Friday 4th  September  

Monday 22nd February

Friday 28th May

Friday 23rd July


Havering Catering Services

Week beginning Monday 4th January  is week 2 on the Havering catering services menu. All meals are served with unlimited salad and vegetables and cost £2.25. School meals are free to our KS1/EYFS pupils.


E for Excellence Winners

These wonderful children have demonstrated excellence this week.



Cherry

Zoe

Apple

Andreea

Cedar

Ellie- Maie

Alder

Adalind

Elm

Dara

Aspen

Alana

Larch

Rebeca

Apricot

George

Ash

Vinney

Walnut 

Ayaan

Birch

Happiness

Beech

Charlie

Willow

Bella

Mulberry

Larissa

Redwood

Lily

Rowan 

Amber 

Lime

Hollie

Pine

Princess

Almond 

Sophia

 

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.

Kara,  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.  

Himanshi, Frankie, Isaac, Summer, Victoria, Pragya, Jessica, Liroshan, Ethan, Flynn, Anya, Angie, Shajia, Kyriq, Megan, Camila, Alice, Shauna


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. 

Ollie H, John, Ife, James

Reflectiveness 

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

Kyla, Srinika, Emily, Adefolawemi, 

Resilience

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

Emmalee, Timur, Safiyyah, Ayaan, Zayd, Grace, Ollie, Merlyn, Rojure, Dhriti, Abdulahad, Ava, Gabi, Liroshan, George, Darcie, Olivia, Birch Class, Dhriti, Roxy

Resourcefulness   

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

Anna, Alex, Parisa, Torsten, Izaan, Charlie, Elliott


Wishing you all a very peaceful and restful Christmas and a Happy New Year. Eat, drink, be merry and make the most of the quality time with your families. Most importantly be safe and we look forward to seeing you in 2021. 


Yours sincerely,

 

Mrs L Nicholls 

Headteacher


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