Friday, 21 September 2018

Weekly Newsletter - Friday 21st September, 2018

Headteacher: Mrs L Nicholls 

Dear Parents and Carers,

Dairy Dates
We are delighted that our Reception pupils will start school full time from Monday 24th September.
On Monday afternoon year 4 pupils will be taking part in their first Mary Poppins creative session with Brookside pupils.
Harry Potter book club pupils will be watching the first film in preparation for their Harry Potter quiz on Tuesday 25th  in the afternoon. After school the Broadford netball team are playing against the Harold Court netball team.
On Wednesday 26th in the  afternoon year 4 pupils are participating in a Roman workshop and LAMDA lessons continue. At 5.45 we are looking forward to welcoming Rev Rich and Dads, Uncles and older brothers along to the Dads and kids sports night.
On Thursday 27th year 1 pupils are visiting the forest and some  year 5&6 pupils will be taking part in the Hi5 netball tournament at the Albany School.
Please keep an eye out on the blog for all of the above stories.

Reception & End of Day Routines
Our Reception pupils start attending for full days from Monday 24th September, so therefore all Reception parents will be collecting pupils from the Reception classroom doors at the end of the day.
We are aware that at the end of the day the school grounds become very congested. This is due to the fact that the after school clubs are not running at the moment and the increased pupil numbers this.  I am sure you will appreciate that we want to ensure that all pupils are dismissed from school safely at 3.00 pm. To this end can I remind all parents/carers of end of day arrangements. Please enter the school grounds via the KS1 door and make your way to your child’s classroom and teachers will dismiss the children from the classrooms. All pupils and adults must continue to follow the one way system and exit through the side door. During this time we must be considerate to each other as the safety of all pupils is paramount.  Your help and support in this matter is greatly appreciated.

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

Stay & Learn Sessions
We have listened to feedback from our pupils and have taken this feedback on board to make changes to the way in which the children share their learning with their parents.
This year we intend on trailing a new system for providing parents with opportunities to gain an insight into the learning that takes place in the classroom. We will be inviting parents into school every half term for a stay and learn session where parents will have the opportunity to learn alongside their child.
We hope that you will find these sessions enjoyable and informative and we look forward to hearing your feedback. The dates for the autumn term are below. Sessions start at 9.00 am.  

Autumn Term 1
Year Group
2nd October
Year 4
4th October
Year 2
9th October
Year 3
16th October
Year 5
18th October
Year 1
Year 6
Autumn Term 2
6th November
Year 5
8th November
13th November
SEND Parents Information
Speech and Language
15th November
Year 4
20th November
Year 2
22nd November
Year 3
27th November
Healthy eating
29th November
Year 1
Year 6

Havering Catering Services
Week beginning Monday 24th September is week 2 on the Havering catering services menu. All meals are served with unlimited salad and vegetables and cost £2.20.
Veggie Run
Veggie Run are partnering with the West Ham foundation and launch this partnership West Ham Football Club will host 10 pupils at their stadium on 7th November from 1-3 pm and your child could be there. To be in with a chance to win this amazing opportunity all the children need to do is purchase a school catered lunch from 21st September - 19th October.

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.

Weekly Attendance  
KS1: 95.33%          KS2:94.71% Overall:  95.02%
Congratulations to Cherry  and Maple who top the attendance table this week.  
Just a reminder that the doors are open for all pupils to go straight to their classrooms and start their learning from 8.30 am, make sure your early to get ahead of the game!

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.
Libby, Lilly, Harry, Katlyn, Polina, Lea, Maliat, Esther, Jersey

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.
Daniel, Kanishka, Ruben, Laiba, Livi, Alex, Sofia, Nina, Aksanan, Callie, Aisling, John, Sophie, Vavara,

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.
Daniel, Isaac, Luke, Leo, Betty, Tyler, Faye, Maysa,
These pupils have planned carefully, revised ides, identified key features and can talk about their learning.
Rayne, Lillie, Conner, Evie, Cruz
These children have demonstrated perseverance, managed distractions, noticed patterns and been absorbed in their tasks. Molly-May, Ellie, Godswill, Henry, Ketty, Summer,
These pupils have been curious about learning, made links between ideas, shown imagination, reasoned methodically and capitalised on resources.
Oliwer, Charlie, Grace, Lottie

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

Reading Awards
In recognition of the pupils’ ability to devour books, immerse themselves in stories and read relentlessly at home.
Star reader

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

Tracker Awards
These children have been working hard and achieving academic success and therefore have earned themselves the following rewards.  
Silver certificate - Ananya, Maliat (prestige), Betty,
Golden certificate -  Adrian, Kezia, Elsie-Rose, Amelia B, Kayne, Shajia
Platinum prize - Grace
Diamond prize - Ruby-May, Billy, Alex
Diamond certificate - Elliott, Roxy, Alex
Star Prize - Maisy
Star certificate - Maisie, Zac, Laicey

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


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