Friday, 27 January 2023

Weekly Newsletters - Friday 27th January, 2023


Headteacher: Mrs L Nicholls 
Dear Parents and Carers,

Fundraising Committee
Lots of parents have expressed an interest in joining a fundraising committee to raise vital funds for the school. We are intending to host a summer fete on Saturday 8th July, 2023. If you would like to join the fundraising committee please complete the form below  with your details.   

Summer Fete Sign Up

Industrial Action
As you will be aware the National Education Union has announced industrial action with the first day being Wednesday 1st February. Staff do not need to decide if they are taking part until the day and we are not allowed to insist that staff inform us if they are participating, nor even inform us of which union they are part of. 

As you will understand, we are unable to plan for either school within The Learning Federation to safely open with potentially the entire teaching staff being absent on this day, in 2 large schools with over 1300 pupils. We are therefore taking the decision that it is not operationally safe for us to open the school on this day to all pupils and both Broadford and Mead primary schools will be closed to all pupils on Wednesday 1st February. 


“Love the HIll” Community Day
On Saturday 4th February, there is a family fun day at MyPlace. This is a community event where local residents have the opportunity to share their views and meet others working and living in the local area. It is a family event and there are creative activities for everyone to participate in. There is also the chance to win a £50 voucher. The event is running between 11 am and 2 pm at MyPlace, 343 Dagenham Park Drive. 


Spring Term Parent Evening Consultations - Wednesday 8th & Thursday 9th February
We are looking forward to welcoming all parents on Tuesday 8th & Wednesday 9th February for parent consultation meetings.
The form to request an appointment time will close at 8 pm today, 27th January. If you have not requested an appointment by this time you will be allocated an appointment by your child’s class teacher.
All parents will receive their appointment time on Thursday 2nd February.

Spring Term Parent Evening Appointment Requests 


Stay & Learn Sessions

We invite all parents & carers to join us for this half term parents information session and the focus for all year groups is Mathematics.
Tuesday 31st January @ 9.15 am - Year 5

Tuesday 7th February @ 9.15 am - Year 3
We look forward to welcoming many of you for the above events. 


Diary dates for Spring 1

Tuesday 31st January 

Year 5 parents stay & learn session 

Wednesday 1st February 

School closed - teachers strike

Thursday 2nd February 

Year 4 Viking workshop 

Monday 6th February 

Start of children’s mental health week 

Year 3 Egyptian WoW day

Year 5 WW2 trip 

Tuesday 7th February 

Year 3 parents stay & learn
Safer Internet day 

Wednesday 8th February 

Parents Evening 3-7 pm 

Thursday 9th February 

Year 4 Spinebreakers trip 

Parents Evening 3-7 pm 

Friday 10th February 

Dress to Express day

End of half term 


INSET Dates for 2022-23

Day 1

Day 2

Day 3

Day 4

Day 5

1st September 

2nd September 

31st October 

20th February 

5th June 

Havering school term dates 2022-2023


Weekly Attendance  Target 96%

KS1: 91%  KS2:   94%        Overall: 92%

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


Havering Catering Services

Week beginning 30th January is week 1 on the Havering catering services menu. All meals are served with unlimited salad and vegetables and cost £2.37. 

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. 
I am very pleased to inform you that the school kitchen now offers a halal chicken option. Whenever there is a chicken dish on the lunch menu there will always be a halal option available for those pupils who follow a halal diet.
Breakfast Club 

Breakfast club runs every morning from 7.45 am. The cost of breakfast club is £1.55 which is payable via sQuid. Please make sure that you book your child’s place by 3.00pm the day before you would like them to attend on the sQuid system. 


E for Excellence Winners

These wonderful children have demonstrated excellence this week.

Nursery

Nevaeh and Ellie-Mae

Cedar

George

Alder

Vanessa 

Cherry

Siana

Apple

Jessica

Elm 

Archie S

Aspen 

Anu

Ash

Krasimir

Apricot

Harvey

Birch

Ipsa

Beech

Mavis

Larch

Ruby

Walnut 

Joshua

Maple

Netany

Mulberry 

Kezia

Redwood

Praharsh

Pine

Emmalee

Willow

Sienna 

Rowan

Olivia

Almond

Noah



Lime

Keira



Oak

Tyler



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. 

Fire , Thomas, George, Munsha, Steven, Viviana,Qhaleed,Chloe

Reflectiveness 

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

Amaira, Zuriel, Ayaan, Rubie, Lidia. Athena, Madalina,Batool

Resilience

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

Kerys, Anna, Rosie, Layla , Aimen, Riley, Riley

Resourcefulness   

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

Jaabir, Billy, Nisa, Richie

 

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. 

Georgia, Rojure, Niamh


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.  

Ivan, Nicole, Eric, Jessica, Aisha, Charlie, Noah, Christian, Max-William, Angie, Aariz, Mateo, Robyn, Asad, Manreet, Happiness, Jason 


I Made My Teacher Happy

These pupils have all made sure their teachers have a smile on their face this week 

Ronnie, Stanley, Ali, AJi, Mason, Taylor, Natalia


Tracker Awards



Bronze certificate

Alice, Erikas, 

Silver Pencil 

Elliot P, 

Silver certificate 

Osazemen, Eesa

Gold bookmark

Nasrat, Dunsin, Meerab, Ayaan 

Platinum prize 

Elkah

Diamond prize

Lottie 

Diamond certificate 

Amari, Mihai,


I hope you all have a wonderful weekend.

Yours sincerely,

 

Mrs L Nicholls 

Headteacher


Monday, 23 January 2023

Broadford University - The Ultimate Chess Champion


The University of Broadford has started and the ultimate chess champions have begun to refine their chess game to see who will reign victorious in 2023. 

During week one the game players learned how to set up the board correctly, the names of each piece and how the pawns, queens and kings move. In week two we added another piece to the board and learned about the rooks. They are important pieces and can take command of a whole rank or file. We do not want to loos them early in the game.

I am sure that this cohort of chess players are going to use tactics and strategies to manoeuvre  the battlefield and become the ultimate chess champion. 







University of Broadford - The Ultimate Chess Champion Overview


The Ultimate Chess Champion

Ambitious Aims

Chess is an inspiring game for inquisitive minds. This degree course will cover everything a young player needs to know, from how to set out the pieces, special moves and tactics, to how to win a game.

Amazing Activities
  • History of chess, about the board and how to set out the pieces.
  • How the Queen moves, capturing and taking prisoners.
  • Promoting pawns and the special first move.
  • The most important piece - The King! Three ways to escape from check.
  • A first game with three pieces. The Pawns, the Kings and the Queens.
  • The rooks, the protectors. The Knights, how they capture and protect.
  • Exchanges – it is a bad swap if you lose a piece that is worth more than the one you take.
  • The Bishops – one moves diagonally on the dark squares and the other on the light squares.
  • Special moves – Castling and En passant.
  • Creating your own chess guide to teach others how to play chess.

Fantastic Finale

Students will have the opportunity to display their ultimate chess guides and teach others the rules of chess. Children will compete against each other, showing others the skills they have learnt over the course. Who will be the ultimate chess champion?

Friday, 20 January 2023

Weekly Newsletter - Friday 20th January, 2023

Headteacher: Mrs L Nicholls 

Dear Parents and Carers,

Spring Term Parent Evening Consultations - Wednesday 8th & Thursday 9th February
We are looking forward to welcoming all parents on Tuesday 8th & Wednesday 9th February for parent consultation meetings. You will have the opportunity to meet your child’s class teacher and discuss their learning so far this year. The teachers will inform you and explain the progress that your child is making towards the end of year expectations for their age. 

Our year 6 prefects will also be on hand to show you to the classrooms
Please complete the attached google form by the end of the school day on Friday 27th February. You will receive your appointment by Wednesday 1st February.

Spring Term Parent Evening Appointment Requests 


School Times

A reminder for all parents that children can come into school from 8.30 am each morning and go straight to their classroom. However, they must arrive by 8.55 am as once the gates are shut they will have to enter via the office and they will be marked as late. 

In the afternoon the gates will open at 3.05pm for parents/carers to enter the school site and children will be dismissed at 3.10pm. Please ensure your child is collected from their classrooms by 3.20pm, after this time they will need to be collected from the office.
Thank you.    


Stay & Learn Sessions

We invite all parents & carers to join us for this half term parents information session and the focus for all year groups is Mathematics.
Tuesday 24th January @ 9.15 am - Year 4
Tuesday 31st January @ 9.15 am - Year 5

Tuesday 7th February @ 9.15 am - Year 3
We look forward to welcoming many of you for the above events. 


Diary dates for Spring 1

Tuesday 24th January 

Year 4 parents stay & learn session 

Tuesday 31st January 

Year 5 parents stay & learn session 

Wednesday 1st February 

Premier reading league winners reward trip 

Thursday 2nd February 

Year 4 Viking workshop 

Monday 6th February 

Start of children’s mental health week 

Year 3 Egyptian WoW day

Year 5 WW2 trip 

Tuesday 7th February 

Year 3 parents stay & learn
Safer Internet day 

Wednesday 8th February 

Parents Evening 3-7 pm 

Thursday 9th February 

Year 4 Spinebreakers trip 

Parents Evening 3-7 pm 

Friday 10th February 

Dress to Express day

End of half term 


INSET Dates for 2022-23

Day 1

Day 2

Day 3

Day 4

Day 5

1st September 

2nd September 

31st October 

20th February 

5th June 

Havering school term dates 2022-2023


Weekly Attendance  Target 96%

KS1: 91% KS2:95%          Overall: 93%
Congratulations to cedar  and Pine   who top the attendance table this week.

Havering Catering Services

Week beginning 23rd January is week 3 on the Havering catering services menu. All meals are served with unlimited salad and vegetables and cost £2.37. 

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. 
I am very pleased to inform you that the school kitchen now offers a halal chicken option. Whenever there is a chicken dish on the lunch menu there will always be a halal option available for those pupils who follow a halal diet. 


E for Excellence Winners

These wonderful children have demonstrated excellence this week.

Nursery

Sadhana and Dawid

Cedar

Chuka

Alder

Adelina

Cherry

Merlyn

Apple

Ashton

Elm 

Elliot

Aspen 

Elliot

Ash

Amber

Apricot

Alexandra

Birch

Logan

Beech

Onyekachukwu

Larch

Grace

Walnut 

Aisosa

Maple

Demi

Mulberry 

Thomas

Redwood

Harry

Pine

Hussain

Willow

Autumn  

Rowan

Anna

Almond

Sophia



Lime

Renaeyah



Oak

Ruby W


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. 

Faizah, Oliver, Aiza, Ollie, Etana, Elisa, Aisling

Reflectiveness 

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

Lottie, Adyaan, Scarlet,Zara, Osayande, Daniel, Awwal, Riley, Aniah-Mai, Livi, Adam

Resilience

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

Aliza, Poppy, Emma, Ameera, Harry, Kylie, Zach, Courtney, Eleni

Resourcefulness   

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

Lily, Thomas, Abrish, Zariyah, Cherry ,Ksenja, Charlie

 

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. 

Kiara, Peace, Maya Rose, 


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.  

Mason, Aksanan, Ryan, Emmy, Najhat, Isabella, Jessica, Sophie, Shajia, Noah, Isabella, Iyinope, Darcey-Leigh, Chirag, Munsha, Lexie, Princess


I Made My Teacher Happy

These pupils have all made sure their teachers have a smile on their face this week 

James, Elise, Darcie, Gracie, Bella, Zyana, Janiyah


Tracker Awards



Prestige 

Bronze certificate

Noah, Ronnie, Isabella

Larissa 

Silver certificate 

Summer, Ahmed


Gold bookmark

Steven


Gold certificate 

Abdulahad, Faramade, Netany, Ava, Olivia  

Iniya

Platinum certificate

Tesha, Ryan, Elise,


Diamond prize

Olivia


Diamond certificate 

Anish, Lorena, Pranav, Hashir, Georgia


Star prize

Shivanshi 



I hope you all have a wonderful weekend. Stay warm.

Yours sincerely,

 

Mrs L Nicholls 

Headteacher