Thursday 29 September 2011

Charity Coffee Morning - 30th September

Year 6 warmly invite you to a Macmillan Coffee morning to raise money for their very deserving charity. Please come along at 10am - 12pm with Grandads, Grandmas, Aunties, Uncles, brothers and sisters... the more the merrier. Year 6 will be serving coffee, tea, juice and cake. Without a doubt it is a great chance for the local community to come and have a chat over a hot refreshing drink. We look forward to seeing you and working together to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support.

Click here for information about the work this charity does: Macmillan Cancer Care

Monday 26 September 2011

Reading Challenge Champions!

Congratulations to all the 20 children who successfully completed the Summer 'Circus Skills' Reading Challenge. Over the course of the six week holiday the children had to read six books. Once they had completed each title they had to visit their local library to tell them about it. Each of the children received a medal and certificate to mark their achievement. In addition to this one lucky pupil won a free game of bowling - for 4 people - at the Brewery!

Friday 23 September 2011

Attendance Score Achievement!

Congratulations to all of our pupils, parents and carers for the effort made last week 12th - 16th September. We have a school target of 95% which we managed to exceed with a score of 97.54%... well done! Ultimately we would like to set a more ambitious target, and this kind of score shows that we are easily capable of it.

Thursday 22 September 2011

Year 5 & 6 Visit To Imperial War Museum

The Year 5 & 6 pupils have boarded the bus to make the journey home. Although they have been blitzed, bombed and sat in a damp, dark air raid shelter it sounds like they've had a great time!

Year 5 & 6 Visit To Imperial War Museum

This morning the Year 5 & 6 children set off at the early hour of 8.20am. Despite the early start, they  encountered quite a lot of traffic as they journeyed by coach across London. All 71 children are now signed in at the museum and are about to commence their activities. First up is a wartime stories session followed by the Blitz Experience. Without a doubt it will be a day they'll remember and one that adds a great deal to their understanding of what life was like in World War 2!

Improving Communication With ICT

Broadford Primary is leading the way in developing communication systems for pupils, parents, staff and Governors. Our practice of using social media to help build links with parents and publicise the school is serving as a model to others. Have a look at the recent Local Authority blog on how Broadford is moving forward.: Havering ICT Blog.

If you have any ideas on how this service could be used more effectively, please let us know. Watch out for the Twitter feed, which is coming soon.

Classes full at Broadford!

The number of children on roll has been steadily increasing since last year. We are delighted to announce that our Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 classes are now full! Spaces across the rest of the school are also limited so prospective parents are advised to approach the school and Local Authority quickly. Once we move into the state of the art new building in late October we expect those places to be filled. Already this term Years 1,2, 5 and 6 have been out on trips. The children have enjoyed a theatre workshop and are looking ahead to the visit of the Bug Man next week. Extra curricular clubs are also taking shape now with activities for Reception up to Year 6. Broadford Primary is the place to be.

Wednesday 21 September 2011

Year 1 & 2 Visit To Barleylands

The Year 1 & 2 children have safely arrived at Barleylands and are beginning their exploration of the site. Activities planned include: making a healthy snack, feeding the animals and clambering over the play equipment. Now that the rain has stopped they should have a lovely day.
We will post again when they are leaving.

Fantasy Football Competition

Broadford Primary is excited to announce its participation in this years Schools' Fantasy League. Open to pupils, staff and parents the competition offers the chance of glory, certificates, medals and trophies. Could you be the next Alex Ferguson? Do you groan with frustration at Wenger's transfer policy? Would you be able to guide West Ham back to the promised land if you were just given the chance? Well this could be the opportunity you've been waiting for.
  • A budget of £70million
  • Create your dream Premiership team
  • Choose either 4-4-2 or 4-3-3
Entries are free. Just visit
Select 'Register a team' and use the school PIN code - 6598
We look forward to seeing your entry.

Saturday 17 September 2011

Green House Takes The Lead

Congratulations to Green House (Cricklade) who emerged triumphant from the first full week of the House competition. With a score of 66 points they are now the team to beat. Each of the teams is desperate to ensure that they are top of the league by half term. Win and you earn cakes, biscuits and drinks! Lose and you have to serve the winners their prize. How do you earn points?
  • Make sure you're in uniform and smartly dressed
  • Use the magic words "Please" and "Thankyou"
  • Be kind to your classmates
  • Work quietly
Well done Green House... just watch out for the competition next week!

Wednesday 14 September 2011

Updated Privacy Notice

The London Borough of Havering has updated their Privacy Notice which details how they use information about pupils given to them by schools. You can read the updated document here

Monday 12 September 2011

Firebird Flies Into Broadford!

Last Thursday the children from Year 1 -6 were entertained by the Multi Story Theatre company. With a range of innovative props and mesmerising acting, the pupils were transported to Russia where the Land of Plenty is ruled by a kindly Czar. From the story - which features a heroic prince - the children and teachers have drawn inspiration to complete a variety of activities. Collages of firebirds, role play and story writing: these are just some of the tasks they have used to extend the story in class. Following the tremendous feedback from pupils and staff the Theatre group will be returning next term... we can't wait! If you want to check out some more folktales try visiting:

Friday 2 September 2011

Like us on Facebook

We've just set up a Facebook page so you can keep up to date with school news without checking our website. All you have to do is go to our Facebook page and Like us to receive posts from the school on your Wall.