Friday, 28 September 2018

Newsletter - Friday 28th September, 2018

Headteacher: Mrs L Nicholls 

Dear Parents and Carers,

Reception and Nursery children have started full time this week and have all settled brilliantly. We are thrilled that they are part of our school community and we hope that pupils and their families feel at home here at Broadford already.

Dairy Dates
On Monday 1st October Reverend Richard Shorter will be visiting to take the KS2 assembly in the morning. In the afternoon, year 4 pupils continue with their Mary Poppins creative sessions.
On Tuesday morning we are looking forward to the first parents stay & learn session. We would like to invite all parents & carers of pupils in year 4 for their Reading session. Please wait by the KS2 side door and a member of staff will come and collect you. Year 2 are taking part in workshops reading the Great Fire of London during the day on Tuesday.
On Wednesday 3rd in the morning year 6 pupils who would like to become house captains this year will be delivering their speeches to the peers, we will wait to see who gets elected. Good luck to all of the candidates. LAMDA lessons continue in the afternoon. Year 2 Spinebreakers will be visiting Hilldene library with Mrs McFarlane.
On Thursday morning we would like to invite all of the parents & carers of pupils of year 2 pupils for their Reading session. Please wait by the KS1 door and a member of staff will come and collect you. In the afternoon year 1 children are taking part in Forest schools and Year 6 spinebreakers are visiting Waterstones to select some new reading material for their peers. After school there is a football match against Drapers Brookside.
Friday 5th is the first cycling day of the year with Phil Mylea.
Please look out for all of the above stories on the blog.

Autumn Term Parent Consultation Evening - Monday 15th & Tuesday 16th October
We are looking forward to welcoming all parents on Monday 15th & Tuesday 16th October for parent consultation meetings. You will have the opportunity to meet your child’s new class teacher and find out how they have settled so far this year. The teachers will also explain the expectations for the end of the year for your child.
Our year 6 prefects will also be on hand to show you to the classrooms and asking parents to complete our annual parent survey.
Please complete the attached google form by the end of the school day on Wednesday 3rd October. You will receive your appointment by Monday 8th October.

After School Clubs
Clubs start next week on Monday 1st October. If your child is staying at school for after school club please make sure they are collected at 4.15 pm promptly. There will be signs on the doors to indicate where your child should be collected from. As many pupils will be staying after school for clubs the one way system will be less congested at the end of the day. Many thanks to all parents for their support  and co-operation in this matter.

LFPA Firework Extravaganza
The Learning Federation Parents’ Association are once again busy planning this year’s firework display which will take place on Friday 2nd November 2018 at Broadford Primary School, 5.30pm-8.30pm.  Last year we welcomed over 1200 guests and were overwhelmed at the positive feedback from parents and visitors - we sold out of tickets in advance.
There will be live music featuring Charlie Dillon from ITV’s The Voice Kids, trapeze artists, DJ, Slime Tub Zone, BBQ, firework crafting zone, UV face painting and much, much more.
It’s important for us to ensure members of the school community are given first preference and a discount on tickets. Early Bird discount tickets​ are available until Friday 5th October 2018​ by completing the letter/ticket application form which was sent home to all parents last week.  If you need another copy of the letter/form please contact the school office or email
Family tickets cost £14 each (2 adults, 2 children)
Child tickets cost £4 each (under the age of 14 - under 3’s are free)
Adult tickets cost £5 each
For more information see the event website

Key Dates for the Autumn Term 2018

Autumn 1
Autumn 2
Monday 15th October
Parents Evening 1
Monday 10th December
KS1 Nativity 9.15 / 2.00
Tuesday 16th October
Parents Evening 2
Tuesday 11th December
EYFS Nativity 10.30/2.00
Friday 19th October
Last day of half term
Thursday 13th December
Year 3 Carol Concert 2.00
Monday 29th October
Pupils back to school
Friday 14th December
Year 5 Carol Concert 2.00

Monday 17th December
Year 6 Carol Concert

Year 4 Carol Concert @ St George’s Church TBC

Wednesday 19th December
Last day of the Autumn Term.

Havering Catering Services
Week beginning Monday 1st October  is week 3 on the Havering catering services menu. All meals are served with unlimited salad and vegetables and cost £2.20.

Weekly Attendance  
KS1: 95%           KS2: 91.70% Overall: 93.33%
Congratulations to Sequoia  and Cherry 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 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.
Molly-May, Summer Rose, Thomas,

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.
Freddie, Leanne, Phoebe, Deborah, Georgie, Finley, Raima, Matthew, Ellie-Jane, Harry, Riley, Rajaab, Dhriti, Henry, Aimen

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.
Freddie, Charlie, Mia, Lexie-Mae, Abdulmalik, Jennifer,
These pupils have planned carefully, revised ides, identified key features and can talk about their learning.
Riley, Laicey, Morgan, Ruby-May, Caydon, Faizah
These children have demonstrated perseverance, managed distractions, noticed patterns and been absorbed in their tasks. Freddie, Hayden, Molly-May, Melisa, Lucian, Donnie, Ronnie, Grace
These pupils have been curious about learning, made links between ideas, shown imagination, reasoned methodically and capitalised on resources.
Olivia, Leo, Alex, Yugurtha, Martina

Learning Challenge
These children have been working hard at home and extending their knowledge through their learning challenge work. Simran, Shajia, Thomas, Aarna, Tiren, Louie, Sophia, Ryan, Amy, Nicole

Reading Awards
In recognition of the pupils’ ability to devour books, immerse themselves in stories and read relentlessly at home.
Victoria, Laura, Charlie, John, Nevaeh, Frankie, Adrian, Louie, Hannah, Amelia, Sophia, Madalina, Ife, Adrian, Amelie, Dhriti, Ameerah
Bronze reader award
Laura, Ehan, Summer, Leo, Naz, Amandeep, James, Alice

Maths Challenge
These pupils have used their ability to think both mathematically and creatively to solve maths challenges.
James, Ameerah, Harry, Khaira

Fact Hunter
This award is in recognition of your insatiable appetite for knowledge and your ability to sniff out amazing facts:
Tyrell, Roxy

SPaG Detectives
These pupils are able to apply their SPaG skills to real life situations and have investigated crimes against the English language: Sabeer

Tracker Awards
These children have been working hard and achieving academic success and therefore have earned themselves the following rewards.  
Silver pencil - Jaydon (prestige), Ethan (prestige)
Silver certificate - Ananya
Golden certificate - Arya (double prestige)  
Platinum prize - Charlie (prestige), Megan (platinum)
Platinum certificate - Livi, Fayo (double prestige)
Diamond prize - Matthew   

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


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