Thursday 29 March 2012

Inter House Results: Cornboard & Football

On Tuesday afternoon we made the most of the glorious afternoon sunshine with our Inter House competition. The children all had a go at competing in either Cornboard or Football.

Needless to say the children thoroughly enjoyed the friendly competitive atmosphere. Fletcher Marney (KS2) and Samson Wright (KS1) emerged as the two MVPs - Most Valuable Players. Both of these boys were obviously wearing their scoring boots as they managed a hatful of goals between them. Fletcher even got a hat trick!

When the points were combined they cam out as follows:

Cornboard KS1:
1st Red 172pts
2nd Green 168pts
3rd Blue 129pts
4th Yellow 127pts

Cornboard KS2:
1st Blue 55pts
2nd Yellow 49pts
3rd Green 47pts
4th Red 42pts

1st Yellow
2nd Green
3rd Red
4th Blue

Our two MVP's

English Pocket Opera Company (EPOC) visit Year 3 & 4

Selected children from Year 3 and 4 have been showcasing their rhythmic talents this week with the English Pocket Opera Company. The children have been creating African beats with a professional musician in preparation for their performance at the Rose Theatre in June. In addition to this, they have been learning a selection of songs originating from Sweden, China, Australia and Great Britain as part of a celebration to mark the Olympics coming to London later on this year.

They will have another session with the musician later on next term before they take to the stage along with six other schools from around the capital in a few months time. The children have thoroughly enjoyed their musical sessions, calling it "incredible" and "so much fun!"

Wednesday 28 March 2012

E for Excellence Winners

E for Excellence Winners:

These wonderful children have demonstrated excellence this week. Congratulations to this weeks E for Excellence winners… well done!
Alfie Donnelly – Aspen
Alin Botonog – Fern
Leo Mbata – Pine
Aliya Ali – Mulberry
Jack Barnett – Cedar
Hakeem Bakreen – Rowan
Lucy Foyster – Ash
Raheem Miah – Birch
Tyler Francisco – Willow
Madison Clarke – Maple
Rebecca Orr – Elm

Broadford Choir - Live Recording

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Dance & Choir Sharing Assembly

This morning we had an action packed Sharing Assembly. To begin with our talented singers gave us a rendition of a classic Muppets Tune. Have a look at the original version while we work on the audio clips we took from the assembly.

After that the Dance Club performed two amazing routines: Chick Chick Chicken and a Barn Dance number. You can tell how serious this has become as the children now choose to put in extra practice before these assemblies instead of going out to play!

We were then treated to a performance from our dance troupe who wowed the spectators at the Primary Dance Festival (hosted at St Edward's Primary).

Everyone in the hall was filled with pride at the talent on display. With a significant number of friends, parents and carers in to watch, the assembly had a great community atmosphere. It is also a great opportunity to thank Petrina (our dance coach), Miss Reynolds and Miss McGuinness who have all worked very hard to bring these projects together.

Tuesday 27 March 2012

Sharing Assembly 28th March: Dancers & Choir

Sharing Assembly 28th March 9.05am:
We look forward to welcoming the parents and carers of our Thursday after school Dance Club. In addition to this there will be a chance to see the dance troupe perform their Olympic themed number. Finally the assembly will be rounded off with a couple of songs from the choir. If your children are in any of these three groups you are more than welcome to attend.

Attendance Update: Target Missed This Week!

Class Attendance Winner EYFS & KS1:  Aspen

Class Attendance Winner  KS2: Rowan

KS2 class Rowan edged to the top this week with a score of 96.9% just pipping Ash and
Maple to the post (they both achieved 96.8%).  In KS1/EYFS class Aspen achieved 96.5%.  Congratulations to both those classes.  Unfortunately our overall target was still not achieved – only 93.72% overall.

Monday 26 March 2012

Sport Relief 2012 - Jessica Runs A Mile!

Early Sunday morning, Jessica completed her Mile around Central Park in Harold Hill - accompanied by Mum.  It was a little cold (and wet underfoot) but the sunshine and the support of their family (Jessica's Daddy, Grandma, Uncle and cousin) ensured they made it round (and weren't last)! Jessica ran most of the way (including up the Hill) and is very proud of her medal.

Well done to Jessica on her achievement. If you did anything to raise money for Sport Relief, let us know.

Check out the website for more details:

Mum and Jessica with their medals

Bike Safety!

A number of parents have asked about the bike racks at the front of the building and whether they can be used. There has been a delay in the Local Authority completing the last Phase of the building project, which has meant our new bike shed has not yet been ordered. In the meantime children can chain their bikes to the racks at the front of the new building as long as:

  • We wear a helmet when cycling to and from school 
  • We walk our bikes when on school property 
  • We do not cycle down the hill towards Dulverton Road – too dangerous with all the pedestrians 
  • We are accompanied by an adult if we are below Year 5&6

Parent & Governor Meeting: Monday 26th March

We are looking forward to welcoming our parents and carers to our half termly meeting with Governors, Local Authority representative and Headteacher.

Refreshments will be available from 9.00am with the meeting will start at 9.10am.

On the agenda are some very positive news items including updates from our latest HMI inspection and on how the plans for the new Nursery are progressing.

We have been very pleased with the consistent support shown so far and look forward to working with you to continue moving Broadford School forward.

Sunday 25 March 2012

Ofsted'a Parent View - Your Chance To Be Heard

During the latest HMI Inspection, the inspectors were very pleased to see how we currently offer parents the chance to comment on how our school is improving. Ofsted's new Parent View website gives you the chance to tell both us and Ofsted what you think about Broadford Primary school.
The Parent View survey asks for your opinion on 12 aspects of our school, from the quality of teaching, to dealing with bullying and poor behaviour. We will use the information you provide to help us improve. Ofsted look at the website as well as a tool to inform them when making decisions about which schools to inspect, and when.
By sharing your views, you’ll be helping Broadford Primary to further develop towards being a good school. You will also be able to see what other parents have said about our school; or, if you want to, view the results for any school in England.
In order to leave your thoughts, you must have registered with Parent View.
Email addresses are used to help prevent site misuse. Only Ofsted will have access to this information.
This survey is not designed to receive complaints about our school. If you wish to make a complaint or have a serious concern about Broadford Primary, you can find more information about how to do so on the Ofsted complaints page. However we do operate an open door policy and would hope that any concerns could first be resolved by you coming into see us and talk it through.
We look forward to hearing your ideas and views. Working together we have every chance - in the next 12 -18 months - of making Broadford Primary a good school and 'the best school on the hill'!

Sophie Lewis Earns Dance Award

Congratulations to Sophie Lewis who has earned awards for both Tap and Ballet. In her recent dance exams she managed to achieve a score of 'highly commended' - which is a great achievement.

Have a look at her certificates below.

We certainly have a very talented group of children here at Broadford. Have you won trophies in your free time? Are you talented in a sport or hobby which we don't cover at school? Are you as secret champion at Karate or Boxing?

At Broadford we are very keen to celebrate all of our children's success - whether in school or outside. Let us know the good news and we will proudly shout it from the digital rooftops.

So well done Sophie... we are very proud of you.

Saturday 24 March 2012

Race to the Summit: Class Attendance League

Finish top of the attendance league and your class wins a trip to the Brewery! Kidspace, the cinema or bowling: these are the amazing choices on offer to the class which has the best attendance scores. Who is in contention this term?

In the Autumn, Willow blazed a trail to the trophy and enjoyed a morning at Kidspace. Close behind them were Rowan - who finished the term strongly. Once again our Year 3 class have attended consistently and sit atop of the league on 75 points. Tucked just behind are Ash (Year 3&4) who have amassed 74 points. A little further back are Elm. With their total of 68 points they can still overhaul the other two classes - if they turn up every day!

1. Rowan 75pts
2. Ash 74pts
3. Elm 68pts

The final result will be announced after the Easter holidays as there are two weeks data still to be added to the scores. However, turn up every day and you know you can't be beaten!

Parent & Governor Meeting: Monday 26th March

We are looking forward to welcoming our parents and carers to our half termly meeting with Governors, Local Authority representative and Headteacher.

Refreshments will be available from 9.00am with the meeting will start at 9.10am.

On the agenda are some very positive news items including updates from our latest HMI inspection and on how the plans for the new Nursery are progressing.

We have been very pleased with the consistent support shown so far and look forward to working with you to continue moving Broadford School forward.

Bronze & Silver Tracker Awards

Congratulations to:
Jerrell, Holly C, Samson W, Isaac S and Ellie Jo who have managed to complete their Bronze Trackers

Kailen D, Patrycja S, Matas R, Lamarr B and Dara A have managed to secure their Silver Pencil

Tommy L has achieved his Silver certificate and is now collecting merits on his Gold Tracker card!

Well done to all of you... keep up the hard work!

Friday 23 March 2012

Willy Wonka's Hides Golden Tickets At Broadford

Once again our school is in the paper! The Golden Ticket hunt on World Book Day was a great success. With book token prizes for the best costumes; story readings throughout the day; theatre performances and Shakespeare's Macbeth in Year 5&6 it was an event that really inspired an interest in reading.

Over the next term - and into next year - we are going to continue promoting reading for enjoyment, so that all of our Broadford pupils will leave us with a real thirst for quality literature.

Chasing Tornadoes!

Check out this amazing video made by Tornado Hunters in Colorado, USA. Would you be brave enough to try this?

Did you know that a tornado is a violent, dangerous, rotating column of air that is in contact with both the surface of the earth and a cumulonimbus cloud? They are often referred to as a twister 

Most tornadoes have wind speeds less than 110 miles per hour (177 km/h), are approximately 250 feet (76 m) across, and travel a few miles (several kilometers) before dissipating. 

The most extreme tornadoes can attain wind speeds of more than 300 mph (480 km/h), stretch more than two miles (3.2 km) across, and stay on the ground for dozens of miles (more than 100 km).

Thursday 22 March 2012

Multi Story Theatre Come To Broadford

Recently we were visited by the Multi Story Theatre Company. This time they told us a tale from Romany folklore about a boy called Jack. Poor Jack is a day dreamer, who has no intention of finding work. However his mother forces him to leave home and so begins an incredible adventure...

Jack asks his  mother to let him stay

Riding in a chariot up to the old grey castle

Using the magical horse to plough the land

Bill & Gill explain how they made the back drops

Jack meets the hairy old man

Our attentive audience

The Lady In Green

Actors can even play the part of an object: Gill is pretending to be a door!

Wednesday 21 March 2012

Sharing Assembly: Cedar Give Us A Taste of St Lucia

This morning we had an incredible assembly from Cedar. First we started off in the damp, dingy castle dungeons. Next we were transported to the white sandy beaches of St Lucia - where Mrs Chiswell is dreaming of spending her Summer holiday. Then - after a wonderful piece of carnival dancing - we finished up in the East End, doing the Lambeth Walk!

A great sharing assembly... well done Cedar!