Friday, 5 November 2021

Weekly Newsletter - Friday 5th November, 2021

Headteacher: Mrs L Nicholls

Dear Parents and Carers,

I hope that you all enjoyed the half term break with friends and family. We are all looking forward to a busy and fun packed half term.
The last few weeks we have seen some tragic and fatal incidents that have and will continue to have a devastating effect on members of our community. Let’s remember to be kind to each other and continue to teach our children that the most important thing in life is to be kind. 

Kindness is the most powerful, least costly, and most underrated agent of human change.
Bob Kerrey

Parliament Week
Before half term, the school council representatives made alliances, designed their own manifestos and throughout this week have been campaigning for votes. Today we held an election and I am very pleased to report that the Panda Party received the most votes. Congratulations to all of the mini MP’s involved. They all did a brilliant job and acted with integrity and decorum throughout the proceedings.
The candidates had the opportunity to meet with Julia Lopez, Member of Parliament for Hornchurch and Upminster and discuss the highs and lows of campaigning and as well as finding out more about what happens inside the Houses of Parliament. Head over to our instagram stories to watch the election unfold from there!  

Winter in Coming!

As we return from the half term break, the air is crisper and the temperature is dropping. Please remember that children will go outside everyday and will require coats, hats, scarves, gloves and appropriate footwear. Thank you for your continued support in this matter. 

Poppy Appeal
We are pleased to announce that the yearly poppy appeal boxes have arrived in school and will be coming around to classes as of tomorrow until Remembrance weekend.
Please send donations in with the children in the mornings if you wish for them to purchase Remembrance merchandise. Donations for items are between 50p and £1.50.
Boxes will be coming around with the prefects during morning work time 8:30-9:00am so please ensure your children are in school on time so that they don't miss out.

S.M.I.L.E Christmas Appeal 

Many children will not receive anything from Father Christmas this year as they are living below the breadline. Therefore S.M.I.L.E are providing shoe boxes full of treats and delivering them to families who need the most support. Every year the numbers of families in need grow, and as a result of this they are always in need of donations from our community to fulfill this Christmas miracle. 

Creating your Christmas box ... 

1 - Choose an age and gender

2 - Find a suitable showbox

3 - Wrap with Christmas paper (please wrap lide separately so that the box can be opened easily

4 - Shop for presents to fill your box

5 - Bring your box into school no later than Friday 19th November

All gifts must be new in sealed packages to comply with Covid-19 policies. 

Please select an age range for your box from the groups below 

  • Babies

  • 3-6 years old

  • 7-12 years old

  • 13-16 years old 

  • Adults (male and female)

Suggested items to add to your box ... 

  • Dolls / cars / games / puzzles / age appropriate books 

  • Pencils / pens / colouring books 

  • Make up / perfume / aftershave / toiletries

  • Sweets / chocolates

  • family board games

If you are not able to donate a full box of items maybe you could donate an item that we could add to another box. 

Charity Dates 

We are committed to teaching our pupils that they have a social responsibility to help others who are not as fortunate as themselves. We will be raising money for Children In Need and Save the Children on the following dates. 

Friday 19th November - Children In Need. Pupils can come to school on this day wearing something spotty, yellow or wearing bear ears/accessories. We suggest a voluntary contribution of £1 per family.

Friday 10th December - Christmas Jumper Day. Pupils can wear their favourite Christmas jumpers and festive headwear for a suggested donation of £1 per family.   

We will send further information nearer to the above dates. 


Congratulations to Mrs Cocks and her husband who have welcomed another baby boy to their family. Cole Edward Cocks arrived safely and early on Thursday morning and they are enjoying their first days as a family as four. I have passed on our best wishes from everyone here at Broadford. 

Havering Catering Services

Week beginning 8th November  is week 2 on the Havering catering services menu. All meals are served with unlimited salad and vegetables and cost £2.30.
Please be reminded that your child’s sQuid account should be topped up at all times. We cannot provide dinners for pupils whose account exceeds a debt of £10. If you are experiencing difficulties please contact Mrs West in the school office who will be able to provide you with support and  assistance.  

Weekly Attendance  

KS1: 94%         KS2: 96% Overall: 95% 

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

E for Excellence Winners

These wonderful children have demonstrated excellence this week.


Sophia and Emma


































Willow Class




Freddie S






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. 

Irfan, Riley, Ali, Tiggy, Malachi, Jennifer, Blake, Chris

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.  

Aarna, Ruby, Charlie, Eden, Victoria, Awwal, Luke, Kai, Adam H, Hashir, Elise, Poppy, Bella, Sultan, Lola, Frankie, Summer, Zayd, Lola, Lochlan, Gabriel, George

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. 

Tomi,Dominic , Teddie, Thomas, Anna, Aliza, Lottie, Ayaan, Shauna, Frankie, Darcey


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

Courtney, Denis,Annabel, Osayende, 


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

Ruby W,Princess-Aniyah, Angie,Ite, Billie, Darci, Nathan, Araoluwa, Lorena


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

Indiana, Scarlett, Ariz, Peace, Abdul-Aziz, Vikhyat, Frankie P

Teacher Happy

Adam, Iniya, Vinney, Sahir, Ash Class,Lillie, Sophia, Patrick, Chloe and all made their teachers smile this week. 

Reading Awards

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


I hope you all have a lovely weekend.

Yours sincerely,


Mrs L Nicholls 


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