Tuesday 5 December 2023

Newsletter - Friday 1st December

Dear Parents and Carers,

Part 1 Broadford News

Christmas Concerts
Thank you to everyone who supported the Christmas Fayre. We hope that you enjoyed yourself and that you are now feeling gloriously festive.
We are looking forward to sharing with you the total amount of money raised very soon. 

Christmas Concerts
We are looking forward to welcoming you all into school from 4th December for our annual Christmas concerts. We hope that you are able to join us to celebrate. 

Nursery, Reception and Year 2 Christmas Concerts

These concerts will be performed in the Sorrell Hall which is located in the old building. Please wait by the double grey doors which are on your left as you look towards the main office doors. One of our prefects will welcome you in once all of the pupils are in place. Due to numbers there are only 2 tickets per child so please have these ready when you arrive. 

‘The Nativity’ with Nursery

Monday 4th December 

10.45 am and 2.00 pm 

‘Hey Ewe!’ with Reception 

Thursday 7th December 

9.15 am and 2.00 pm 

‘Baarmy Bethlehem’ with Year 1

Tuesday 5th December 

9.15 am and 2.00 pm 

‘The Landlord's Cat’ with Year 2

Wednesday 6th December 

9.15 am and 2.00 pm 

Years 3,4,5 & 6
These concerts will be performed in the Charlton Hall which is located in the new building. Please wait at the gate on Faringdon Avenue where the waiting area is. Some one will welcome you in once all of the pupils are in place. Due to numbers there are only 2 tickets per child so please have these ready when you arrive. 

‘A Merry Sing-a-long’ with Year 3

Monday 4th December

2.00 pm 

‘The Christmas Story’ with Year 4

Tuesday 5th December 

2.00 pm

‘Christmas Carols’ with Year 5  

Thursday 7th December 

2.00 pm

‘A Letter to Santa’ with Year 6

Wednesday 6th December 

2.00 pm

After each performance, each class will come forward to have their photographs taken. We ask that you do not surround the children but stay where you are to take a photograph of your child. The children will go back to their classes to get changed. Once all children have left the hall then the adults will be able to leave.
After the final performance of the day, pupils will be allowed to leave early. Please make your way to where you normally collect your child so that they can be dismissed. If you have other children in school who you wish to collect at the same time please tell them on this day to make their way to their siblings' classroom to be collected together. Please do not go to the office. As I am sure you can appreciate we have a lot of pupils to dismiss and we cannot do this from the office. We very much appreciate your support and co-operation in this. 

Festive Jumper: Friday 8th December
Please wear normal school uniform, but swap the school sweater for a festive jumper. We will be collecting donations for Save the Children. We suggest £1 per family please. Thank you.

Christmas Dinner

Week beginning 11th December pupils have the opportunity to enjoy Christmas dinner in school. This will be served to different year groups on different days. This is so that pupils can eat their Christmas dinner in the hall and enjoy a festive experience. Due to the fact that the kitchen will be cooking over 300 Christmas dinners daily there will be a different menu for the rest of the school on their non Christmas dinner day please see below. 

Christmas dinner will be roast turkey with the trimmings and there is also a vegetarian option which is festive and vegetarian sausage puff. 

Wednesday 13th - Early years, years 1 & 2 

Thursday 14th - Years 3,4,5 & 6

Children can wear Christmas jumpers and headwear on their Christmas dinner day if they would like to. 

On your child's non Christmas dinner day the kitchen will be preparing a cold service consisting of tuna, cheese or ham baguettes. These will be ordered via sQuid as normal.

Reception Applications - Deadline 15th January 2024

3 and 4 year old children will be starting school in September 2024. Children born between 01 September 2019 and 31 August 2020 will be starting at an infant or primary school Apply online between 01 September 2023 and 15 January 2024 For school admissions information and to apply, go to www.havering.gov.uk/admissions/primary

Part 2 Broadford Information

Autumn Term Dates 

Monday 4th December 

Nursery nativity @ 10.45am & 2.00 pm

Year 3 carol concert 2.00 pm 

Year 1 fluoride programme

Tuesday 5th December 

Year 1 Nativity @ 9.15 am & 2.00 pm
Year 4 Nativity @ 2.00 pm 

Wednesday 6th December 

Year 2 Nativity @ 9.15 am & 2.00 pm
Year 6 carol concert @ 2.00 pm 

Thursday 7th December 

Reception Nativity @ 9.15 am & 2.00 pm 

Year 5 carol concert @ 2.00 pm
Year 6 visiting St Paul’s 

Friday 8th December 

Christmas jumper day

Parents open forum @ 1pm 

Monday 11th December 

Prospective parents tour 

Mulberry class visiting the Tower of London
Year 3 Synagogue visit

Tuesday 12th December 

Year 3 Synagogue visit

Wednesday 13th December 

Attendance hub @ 8.30 am 

Christmas dinner - EYFS & KS1

Thursday 14th December 

Pine class visiting the Tower of London 

Year 5 spinebreakers Waterstones trip 

Christmas dinner - KS2

Friday 15th December 

Rowan class visiting the Tower of London 

Attendance & house point reward

Monday 18th December 

Christmas party day

Tuesday 19th December 

School nurse drop in @ 8.30 am
End of Autumn term.

INSET Dates for 2023-24

Day 1

Day 2

Day 3

Day 4

Polling Day 

Day 5

4th September

5th September

30th October

15th April 

2nd May 

24th July 

Havering school term dates 2023-2024

Havering Catering Services

Week beginning 4th December is week 1 on the Havering catering services menu. 

Part 3 Pupil and Parent Responsibilities
At Broadford Primary pupils, parents and carers are expected to meet three key responsibilities

Pupil Job 1 - Come to school every day on time
Parent responsibility - Ensure that your child arrives for school on time, every day and ready to learn.

Weekly Attendance  Target 96%

KS1: 92% KS2: 93% Overall: 93%
Congratulations to Rowan  and Almond  who top the attendance table this week. 

Job 2 - Do your best in every lesson
Parent responsibility - Support your child’s learning at home.

E for Excellence Winners

These wonderful children have demonstrated excellence this week.


Nylah & Andrew










Adam H

































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. 

Nina, Ryan, Lidia, Aisha, Kenzie


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

Fire, Olivia, Sonny, Blake, Vikhyat, Isabella, Joni, Maya-Rose, Onyek, Darren


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

George, Rosie, Rosie M, Frankie, Ruby, Kathryna 


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

Mujtaba. Nahjat, Ronni, Esmée, Kiara, Flynn


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. 


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. 

Harlie, Amaira, Maya, Lucas, Iustin, Ava, Henry, Roza, Daisy, Nasrat, Emma, Jessica, Nikola, Amber, Ashar, Deivydas, Billy 

I Made My Teacher Happy

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

Scarlet, Zariyah,Faizah, Teddy, Leo, George, Pranav, Edward, Azyaha, Damian 

Tracker Awards


Bronze certificate

Faizah O, Kenzie, Danny

Silver Pencil 


Silver certificate 


Gold Bookmark



Gold certificate 

Abdulkarim, Dominic, Aryaan


Platinum prize 

Deivydas, Angie, Nehemiah

Platinum certificate

Vanessa, Najhat, Flynn


Diamond prize


Star prize 


Job 3 - Be kind and polite to everyone you meet

Parent responsibility - Model politeness and kindness to everyone you meet.


Pupils are awarded housepoint for using kind words and actions and demonstrating good manners. These go towards their house teams weekly total but they are in competition with their  teachers (Dudley - orange house). If pupils do not demonstrate these behaviours then the teachers' house teams are awarded the house points instead. 


Red house  


Blue house


Yellow house 


Green house


Orange house






Weekly Winner - Red House

I hope you all have a wonderfully festive weekend.

Yours sincerely,

Mrs L Nicholls