Friday 8 June 2018

Newsletter - Friday 8th June, 2018

Headteacher: Mrs L Nicholls 

Dear Parents and Carers,

Welcome back. We hope you have all had a fantastic half term with your families. Luckily, we were blessed with wonderful weather over the break. We are now into the last half term of the year and, in my opinion, the most exciting! Enjoy all of the upcoming events this summer!

Diary Dates
Next week is healthy eating week in school. The children will have the opportunity to taste some delicious healthy food and smoothies.
Make sure that your hair is brushed and your face is clean because Monday 11th June is class photograph day. The Harry Potter film club will be watching film 7 in preparation for the next round of the competition. In the afternoon year 5 boys continue with their outdoor pursuits course.
On Tuesday 12th from 8.30 am Cathie Forrester our school nurse will be at the office if anyone needs to drop in to see her or ask for advice. at 9.00 am we are hosting the summer term parents forum meeting in the conference room.
On Wednesday 13th June, year 5 pupils are heading off to Mersea Island for their residential visit. They are going to have an amazing time. We would like to invite all parents and carers of pupils in Alder class to their sharing assembly on Wednesday 13th at 9.05 am. They will be telling us about what they have been learning. Some of our year 4 pupils will be taking part in a poetry project with pupils from Mead.
On Thursday 14th year 3 pupils are visiting the Museum of Childhood in Bethnal Green. Year one children with continue with their Forest schools curriculum and year 6 pupils will be watching Miles the Mole production and learning about air pollution.
To end the week, year 4 pupils will performing work from their poetry project and year 6 hockey players are participating in a tournament against Mead pupils.

Important Dates - Summer Term
Monday 11th June
Class photograph day
Wednesday 13th June - Friday 15th June
Year 5 Residential trip to Mersea
Monday 18th June
Havering Music Festival - KS2
Friday 29th June
Inset day/Staff training - school closed
Saturday 30th June
LFPA Summer Fete
Wednesday 4th July
Yr 5 Transition parent meeting
Tuesday 10th July
Go Bonkers day - attendance reward
Wednesday 11th July
Clubs  sharing assembly
Yr 6 Leavers evening
Thursday 12th July
Yr 6 Production - A Quest for Arthur
Monday 16th July
Parents evening
Thursday 19th July
Broadford’s Got Talent
Last day of the summer term
Friday 20th July

All dates are available on the calendar from the school website. On the front page at the top right hand side, click on the calendar label which will direct you straight to the electronic calendar.
All of the dates are published on our weekly newsletter which can be accessed via the school website, facebook or twitter. Or alternatively you can request hard copies or email versions from the school office.

Havering Catering Services
Week beginning Monday 11th June is week 2 on the Havering catering services menu. All meals are served with unlimited salad and vegetables and cost £2.20.

Havering Catering Competition
All KS1 pupils should have received a copy of the picture for the colouring competition and I am looking forward to seeing some of the creative menus they have come up with. Each school taking part will have a winner who will receive a terms worth of school lunches (which will be honoured when they move up to KS2). All winners will then be whittled down to 1 overall borough winner and 2 runners up. The overall winner will win a whole academic years’ worth of school lunches and the recipe on the next menu with the name and school and the two runners up will get 2 terms each of school lunches. The initial individual school winner will be drawn on the 12th July and the overall winners will be announced on 17th July.
Starting the week of 11th June we will be starting a badge collection on specific days. There are 10 badges to collect in total and over a five week period the collection should be complete. In order to collect them,  KS2 pupils need to purchase a school meal on the allocated days to receive the badges. Those who have collected all 10 badges will be entered in to a draw when 2 pupils will win a bike with crash helmet each. The draws will take place in school on 12th July and all winners (2 from each school) will be awarded their prize at the Town Hall on 17th July.

Summer Sun
After the rainfall this week, I am hoping that we will start to experience some warmer weather soon. I would like to ask all parents to ensure that children have sun protection applied before they arrive at school. . It is also recommended that children bring caps/hats into school to wear during outdoor times. We will ensure that pupils have access to plenty of water throughout the day to keep them fully hydrated. Thank you for your support and co-operation in this matter.

Fathers’ Day Sale
For Father’s day this year the LFPA are selling a variety of items for you to purchase. If you would like to purchase any of the items on sale then please return the flyer with the correct money to school. You can choose from keyrings, socks or a watch. If your selected item is unavailable we will send a note home with your child to agree a refund or alternative item.

Summer Fete
The LFPA will be holding a Summer Fete on Saturday 30th June  at Mead Primary School between 11 am - 4 pm. This will be a great day for the whole family. Bring your friends, families and neighbours along to join in the fun. If you are able to give up some time on the day or would like to run a stall at the fete, please see one of the LFPA volunteers. Many thanks.

Weekly Attendance
KS1:  95%     KS2: 96% Overall: 95.5%
Congratulations Mulberry and Maple  who top the attendance table this week.

E for Excellence Winners
These wonderful children have demonstrated excellence this week.


Certificate of Presentation
The following children have presented their work beautifully and take pride in all that they do in their books.
Martin, Lilly

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.
Conor, Fiki, Izaan, Bailey, Ella, Harry, Hussameldin, Aksanan, Olivia, Callie, Ruby, Morgan

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 demonstrated effective Reciprocity this week – able to listen carefully, work collaboratively and take turns. Ellis, Starla, Zuriel, Harry, Carla, Tia, Bayleigh, Paris, Adam,

These children have shown that they can manage distraction, notice patterns and become absorbed in their tasks – well done for your Resilience certificate.
Gracee-May, Andrew, Klaidi, Daisy, Nathaniel, Eva, Daniel, Courtney

These children have managed to show that they can plan and revise ideas to earn their Reflectiveness certificate.
Fitzroy,  Aaliyah, Livi Middleton, Charlie, Trinity

Being able to show that you can make links between ideas and showing imagination demonstrates resourcefulness. These pupils have been awarded their Resourcefulness certificate this week: They have shown curiosity, made link between ideas, demonstrated imagination, reasoned methodically and capitalised on resources.
Alfie, Jayden, Faye, Lenny, Laura, Daisy, Steven, Ellie-Mae, Lottie, Amelia, Matthew, Finley

Learning Challenge
These children have been working hard at home and extending their knowledge through their learning challenge work.

Reading Awards
In recognition of the pupils’ ability to devour books, immerse themselves in stories and read relentlessly at home.
Christian, Isla, Mason, Violet,  
Bronze reader award
Tiffany, Lenny, Varvara, Lexie-Mae, Siena, Richie, Cristian, Thabang, Miles, Naiara,
Silver reader award
Theia, Nicole, Molly, Miley, Archie, Lilly, Adrian, Summer,
Gold reader award
Deivydas, Zoe, Hannah, Adrian,

Platinum reader award
Sophie, Victoria, Matilda, Ellie, Louie, Amandeep,

Maths Challenge
These pupils have used their ability to think both mathematically and creatively to solve maths challenges.
Madalina, Elsie-Rose, Lacey, Fallon

Fact Hunter
These children have demonstrated their thirst for knowledge and have found fantastic facts.
John, Daniel, Emily

Happy Teacher
These children have made their teachers smile and kept them smiling all week.
Ijeoma, Freddie, Korey, Maliat, Fallon, Maisie, Sophia,, Chloe-Joe, Ranita, Isabelle, Leo, Rashid, Deborah

Rock Star Maths
These children have earned a reward in recognition of their tables thrashing, maths moshing and sum shrieking achievements.  
Alex, Nathan, Maliat, Kaitlyn, Maisie, Megan.  

Team Broadford
Lilly, Chloe have been giving up their own time to make our school community a better place for us all. Congratulations on your Team Broadford awards.

Tracker Awards
These children have been working hard and achieving academic success and therefore have earned themselves the following rewards.  
Silver pencil - Aimee (prestige)
Silver certificate - Aimee (prestige), Amelia
Golden bookmark - Caitlin (prestige), Fayo (double prestige)
Golden certificate -  Layla, Madalina, Rokas, Charlie
Platinum prize - Chloe, Abena
Diamond prize - Oliver,
Diamond certificate - Phoebe, Tegan, Emily, Matilda Butler
Star prize - Sam, Arhaan (prestige), Hollie, Lillie-Jo
Star certificate - Lillie-Jo

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend.
Yours sincerely,
Mrs L Nicholls


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