Friday 28 June 2013

Next Week Events

Next Week:
Mr Erinle is in on Monday morning at 10.20am to deliver an assembly about the charity Dementia Friends. Parents and members of the community are welcome to attend this event. Our Year 5 parents can come in on Tuesday morning to hear about the procedures for ensuring the transition forms to Secondary School are completed correctly.

The Drapers Academy open day is on Tuesday – we have thirteen pupils attending. We also have a themed lunch on Tuesday to celebrate Wimbledon.

On Wednesday we have our Nursery and Reception Stay ‘n’ Play Picnic. Morning nursery are due in from 11.30-12.30, while the afternoon nursery have their time from 12.00 - 1.00. Reception parents are welcome in from 12.00 - 1.00.

Finally we have the Harold hill Mini Olympics on Friday at the Hornchurch Stadium as well as a maths quiz at Hall Mead for Year 6 pupils.

Year 5 Transition to Year 7 Meeting: July 3rd @ 5pm

Year 5 Parents – Secondary School Meeting:

I would like to invite the parents of Year 5 pupils to a meeting with Jonathon Goodwin on July 3rd at 5pm. This will be a chance for you to ask any questions about the imminent transition of your children to Year 7.

Jonathon will also run through how the decisions are made about which school choice you are likely to be allocated. It is imperative you understand how to fill in the forms correctly. We have had parents this year who did not submit the forms on time. If this is the case there is a very real danger that your child will be at the bottom of the pile when places are allocated.

We're In The Paper: Three stories in one week!

We’re in the paper!
Make sure you pick up the Romford Recorder this week. We have 3… yes 3 stories in there. A great picture from the fete, the children’s writing in Year 6 and the recent time capsule burial at Neave Place.

Weekly Winners

Red – Faringdon 34

Blue – Chatteris 42

Yellow – Dulverton 54

Green – Cricklade 53

Orange – Dudley 18
Yellow have won the battle this week.

I Got Stuck Today! 
Well done to Jessica Rideout. She challenged herself to order animals by weight. By getting stuck she showed that her brain had to work. Although she may have got stuck this week, she showed resilience and learnt something new!

MDA Award Winners: 
These pupils have been very kind and polite during their lunchtimes and helped the MDAs out enormously. Well done to: Danielle Arnold (KS2) and Tony Batt (KS1 & EYFS)

Thursday 27 June 2013

Round The Campfire 1

Stubbers Update 3

Friends of Broadford - Ice Lolly Friday 50p

Roll up, roll up for the Friday Ice Lolly extravaganza. The Friends of Broadford will be selling ice lollies outside the Year 1&2 classrooms for 50p! That's right... just 50p! We are hoping to make this a regular feature. Please raid your pocket money jars so that we can do this every week. The money raised will be used to buy resources for your children in school.

So far this term the BFG have donated the monies left in the original bank account - totalling a massive £1,700! Following the Summer fete the Friends of Broadford have donated £1,000. These fantastic gifts really help the school get the resources that your children need.


Themed Lunches = Stickers = Prize Draw

Keep an eye out for our themed lunches. The extra special challenge is to collect all of Chef Derek's stickers. If you do, you might WIN A MOUNTAIN BIKE! Just make sure you put your name, class and school on the form. Any questions, see Mandy - our cook.

Wednesday 26 June 2013

Stubbers Update 2

Stubbers Update 1

Fact Hunters: Vultures, worms and One Direction

Harry Vincent 
Incredibly the youngest person to climb Everest was a curly-haired schoolboy barely in his teens. Jordan Romero from California became the youngest person to climb Mount Everest in 2010.

Hakeem Bakreen
Did you know that King Vultures are monogamous? Mating pairs may stay together for many years. King vultures have been reported to live over 40 years. Chicks take five years to develop full adult plumage.

Abyan Abidin 
Did you know that worms never over populate. They regulate their breeding actively in line with their environment, availability of food and space.

Saffron Lubin & Maria Paius
Some amazing One Direction facts for you! Louis William Tomlinson is the oldest member of One Direction and was born on 24th December 1991. Zayn is a Capricorn and has three sisters. Niall went to St Kenny National Primary School in Mullingar.

Fact Hunters: Transit vans, dolphins & Death Valley

Jude Gore
Amazingly some geckos and salamanders that are captured by the tail will shed part of the tail structure so they can get away. The detached tail will continue to wriggle, distracting the predator's attention from the lizard.

Gabriella Asllani
Dolphins can only breathe when they are conscious. That means they have to always have one half of their brain awake! Sharks are not as dangerous as you think! You are more likely to be killed by a bee.

Leah Webb
Leah has found out so many facts that she has been in the newsletter three weeks running! Did you know that the Box Jellyfish developed its frighteningly powerful venom to instantly stun or kill prey, like fish and shrimp, so their struggle to escape wouldn’t damage its delicate tentacles.

Did you know that the Ford Transit van has been the best-selling light commercial vehicle in Europe for 40 years? In some countries the term "Transit" has passed into common usage to describe similar vehicles

Johnny Ferguson
Did you know that Death Valley is North America's driest and hottest spot (with fewer than two inches/five centimeters of rainfall annually and a record high of 134°F), and has the lowest elevation on the continent - 282 feet below sea level.

Lucy Foyster
Amazingly the Earth's axis is tilted at an angle of 23.5 degrees. This means that the Earth is always "pointing" to one side as it goes around the Sun. The varying amounts of sunlight around the Earth during the year, creates the seasons.

Sienna & Sophie Support Race for Life

Congratulations to Mrs Nickson and Mrs March. Both mums took part in a Race for Life event at the weekend. No doubt one of the reasons they were so successful was the amazing support they had from their children. Initially they hoped to raise £100 for the cancer charity, but the grand total was over £600! Well done to all of you.

Tuesday 25 June 2013

Tracker Awards

Bronze, Silver & Gold Tracker Awards:

Congratulations to Zaynab Abidin, Adam Ashour, Louis Hatwell, Lilly Redgrave, Charlie Adams, Junior St Matthew Daniel, George White, Daisy Paius, Toby Adelowo, Sam Doidge, Cydney Ridley, Isaac Wright, Harley Boland, Megan Mae Burnett, Katrina Weaver, Karina Gilheney, Charlie Green, Bradley Joy, Benn Straw, Michael St Matthew Daniel, Athen Nombeko, Holly Turner, Kaine Painter, Oliver Hatwell, and Georgina Morton who have completed their Bronze trackers this week.

Thomas Doidge, Endurance Obazee, Harry Vincent, Ruby Burchell, Ethan Borrell, Teni Adu, Yeliz Kaya, Lewis Godfrey, Sophie Lewis and Summer Trinder have earned their Silver Pencil. 

Meanwhile, Sophie Nickson, Tyler Houlston Emma Groom, Sandra Diaz, Jamari Cousins and Sharna Dodge have stuck the final merits onto their Silver trackers to earn their second certificate.

Jaseem Miah and Jessica have now shot onwards to complete their Gold Trackers and move to Platinum!

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!
Bradley Smith – Mulberry

Peiyce Lubin – Cedar

Conor Borrell – Pine

Iman Idris Mtize – Aspen

Kynan Omundi – Ash

Success Hartford – Birch

Albie Brown – Rowan

Weronika Ganz – Fern

Yinka Busari – Maple

Junior Makina – Elm

Liam Pearson – Willow

The Blue Balloon Book Review

The Singing Mermaid Book Review

Monday 24 June 2013

Ella & The Barn Owl

Ella held out her hand bravely for this tiny owl to perch on. Amazingly this owl is fully grown!

Attendance Update


Key Stage 1: Mulberry 95.16%

Key Stage 2: Ash 98.39% 

Overall Score: 94.32%
Congratulations to Ash who have resumed their top spot in the attendance league table. Sadly only four classes managed to beat the 95% target. So we need to work hard next week to get back on track.

Y5 rehearse Act 7 of Romeo and Juliet

Ellis retells the tale of Grace Darling

Sunday 23 June 2013

Isabelle & the falcon

At our school fete on Saturday, Isabelle got to hold a beautiful bird of prey. Thank you for sharing the photo Isabelle. It looks like a bird that could be a great messenger from a Harry Potter novel!

Fact Hunters: Parrot fish, sharks and lizards

Simona Racklevicius 
Did you know that a star fish has got eyes! They are eye spots located on the end of its tentacles. They can’t see well but can sense light and dark.

Dara Adu
Did you know that apples are a much more popular fruit in the UK than in Australia? Here 60% of Britons regularly eat apples whereas in Australia it is only 20%.

Sophie Adams
Did you know that Parrot Fish wear pajamas? Every night, certain species of parrot fish envelope themselves in a transparent cocoon made of mucous secreted from an organ on their head. Scientists think the cocoon masks their scent, making them harder for nocturnal predators, like moray eels, to find.

Sienna Nickson
Did you know that sharks have four different types of teeth.

- long, narrow, needle-like teeth ideal for gripping something as slippery and streamlined as a fish.

- thick, plate-like teeth perfect for crushing the shells of their prey.

- sharp, serrated cutting teeth for tearing off chunks of flesh.

- Teeth that act as filters to get plankton from water.

Joseph Bowden
Although horned rattlesnakes burrow down in the sand, they can still see. The horns help to protect their eyes from the sand and the sun.

Melisa Krasniqi
Did you know that some lizards like to eat ants that can sting you? In order to protect themselves they have developed a thick skin that can’t be penetrated.

Star Writers, MDA & I Got Stuck

Star Writers:
Well done to the star writers this week who have excelled with their creative work. Yeliz Kaya, Bryan Bahati, Grace Moody, Ife Bakreen and Dylan Kennedy have all earned their golden pencils.

I Got Stuck Today!
Well done to Vinne Brand. By getting stuck he showed that his brain had to work. Although he may have got stuck this week, he showed resilience and learnt something new!

MDA Award Winners:
These pupils have been very kind and polite during their lunchtimes and helped the MDAs out enormously. Well done to: Sabina Kopkova (KS2) and Sonia Lewis (EYFS)

Saturday 22 June 2013

Broadford Primary Makes The Voice!!!!

The Best School on the Hill is now on national TV! We were featured on The Voice tonight. 7 pupils have had their moment of fame on the live final. Thank you to Wall to Wall Entertainment for giving us the opportunity. A huge thank you to Mrs Drakes who organised it all and made the contacts to allow it to happen.

Keep tuned to see the video showing the making off the clips!

We're In The Paper!

We’re In The Paper:

Make sure that you buy the Romford Recorder this week. We have two mentions in the paper. Look out for the full stories on the blog this weekend.

Friends of Broadford School Fete

A huge thank you to all the parents, Governors, staff, friends, community volunteers and of course the Friends of Broadford who contributed to making the school fete such a success. Although the sun wasn't shining, we saw a great turn out. Not only did a significant number of families make the effort to attend the event, we also had some very special guests.

The Mayor came to open proceedings, tour the school and even throw a few sponges at Mr Drakes. The local fire station came out to support the event. Eager to capture some images of the occasion, the Romford Recorder sent along a photographer and the Starshine Dance Group put on a special show.

With climbing, face painting, bouncy castles, stalls and 'Soak the Headteacher' to choose from there was plenty for the children to do. The best part of the afternoon was seeing the strength of community spirit in the school. An event like this can only happen when everyone chips in and does their part.

Now we can look forward to and plan for bigger and even better events so that the pupils get even more out of their school.

Thank you once again to the Friends of Broadford for organising it all.

Friday 21 June 2013

Broadford Fete: Choir Details

If you are singing, dancing or cheering at the summer fete, remember to turn up at the times below:

12.30 – Choir meet

1.00 – Choir presentation

1.00 – Dancers meet

1.30 – Dance presentation

2.00 – Cheerleaders meet

2.30 – Cheerleading presentation

If you are performing twice, it is not a problem you will be here early!
Looking forward to seeing you all at the summer fete!

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Show Review

Next Week & News

Next Week:
Year 3&4 start the week with a visit from the Animal Man! They will be getting to see a selection of critters and creatures up close and personal. Both Pine and Mulberry are off to the library on Monday afternoon. On Tuesday there is a Year 6 Induction Day for Frances Bardsley pupils. On Wednesday we are sending all of Year 5&6 off to Stubbers. Year 6 will then be staying over on Wednesday and Thursday night. On Friday 28th we have the Spelling Bee at Drapers Academy.

Sharing Assembly:
We look forward to welcoming the parents of Rowan to their sharing assembly on Wednesday 26th June @ 9.05am

Summer Fete: Saturday 22nd June 12pm - 4pm

Friends of Broadford Summer Fete – Saturday 22nd June 2013:
Tomorrow is the Friends of Broadford Fete. Gates will open from 12pm – 4pm and hopefully the weather will at least be dry. Please be advised that there are no dogs allowed on the site and we also request that you do not smoke on school grounds.

We look forward to welcoming you and your families to what promises to be a great afternoon. I would like to thank the organizing committee and Mark Borrell for the work they have put in to prepare for Saturday. The children will really enjoy the day – even if it is slightly less than sunny.