Friday 11 January 2019

Weekly Newsletter - Friday 11th January, 2019

Headteacher: Mrs L Nicholls 

Dear Parents and Carers,

Happy New Year
I would like to wish a happy New Year to you all and I hope that you all enjoyed a relaxing and restful break. This year we plan to celebrate what we want more of and we want all of our pupils to be happy. 2019 is going to be the year of happiness and we will be exploring this in our assemblies and in our classrooms. Together we can help our pupils achieve this and I  am sure that 2019 will be an amazing year.

Dairy Dates - Monday 14th - Friday 18th January
On Monday 14th year 4 pupils are going to watch Mary Poppins at the Premier cinema in Romford. This is to enrich the work they have been participating in during their project with pupils from Mead and Drapers' Brookside. On Monday afternoon year 6 boys continue with their outdoor pursuits learning.
Tuesday 15th from 8.30am Cathy Forester our school nurse will be available, feel free to drop in to see her if you any questions or queries at all.
On Thursday 17th we invite year 6 parents into school for this half term stay & learn morning and it is school census day.
Phil Mylrea will be in putting the year 5&6 cyclists through their paces on Friday and the the University of Broadford continues on Friday afternoon.

Stay & Learn Sessions
We invite all parents & carers to join us for this half term parents information session.
Thursday 17th January @ 9.00 am - writing

Lost Property
We have lots of items of lost property which we would like to reunite with its owners. Next week we are going to holding ‘Reclaim your Belongings’ sessions everyday after school. All of the lost property will be outside the office on tables and if your child is missing an item feel free to go and find it.

The final deadline to apply for clubs is by Monday 14th  January. If you have already completed the form then Mrs Chance and Mrs Charlesworth with have received your request. If you have not yet requested any clubs for the spring term please do so by Monday.

School Census - Thursday 17th January
In the month of January we complete the school census which determines the amount of funding the school receives.
For every pupil who is eligible for Free School Meals, our school receives funding of £1,300 per year for six years. Even KS1 children who receive Universal Free School Meals may still be eligible for this funding. If your child is eligible for this funding you would also receive:

  • a voucher per child, per year to assist with the cost of school uniform redeemable at Premier Schoolwear.
  • Assistance with contributions towards school trips and residential visits.
  • After school clubs can continue to be free of charge.  

If you are receipt of one of the following you are eligible.  Please visit the school office and see Mrs. Taylor.

  • Income Support
  • Income based Jobseeker’s Allowance
  • Income related employment and support allowance
  • Support under part VI of the Immigration & Asylum Act 1999
  • Child Tax Credit ( provided you are not entitled to Working Tax Credit and whose annual income (as assessed by the Revenue and Customs) does not exceed £16,190

Pupil Jobs and Homework Expectations
As it is a new year we thought it would be a good time to revisit our pupil, parents and staff expectations.
Pupils are expected to:
1. Be ready & turn up every day on time
2. Be responsible and do their best in every lesson
3. Be respectful and be kind and polite to everyone that they meet
Parents and carers are expected to:
1. Ensure that our children arrive on time for school and ready to learn:
a. We will have provided our children with a healthy breakfast
b. They will have warm clean clothing
c. We will make sure they have the right equipment for school (book bag, reading record, PE kit)
2.     We will support our children’s learning at home through:
a. Reading regularly
b. Helping them to practise their spellings and mental maths
c. Encouraging them in their interests
3.      We will model politeness and kindness to every-one we meet
We will ensure that our staff are professional, approachable and focused on making sure that every child in their care achieves their full potential. Working together we can continue to deliver outstanding results for our pupils so that they have every chance of going on to succeed at the next stage of their education.

All pupils are expected to continue their learning at home. For children in years 1-6 there are three core elements for this:
  1. Pupils must read every night 15 mins (this may involve an adult reading them a bedtime story)
  2. Pupils must practise their spellings for 15 mins ready for the test on Friday
  3. Pupils must practise their times tables for 15 mins a night
In addition to this we have a Learning Challenge which is set by every Year group. This helps to give ideas on how the children can enrich their learning by looking at specific paintings, composers, poems and significant people. We would anticipate  that it takes around 4-6 weeks for your child to complete the activities. They choose to do this and can take on as many elements as they wish.

Shared mailboxes and communication
Don’t forget that you can contact staff using the shared mailboxes. They are checked daily and can be used to ask questions, pass on information or check details:

We are always happy to answer any questions you may have. I will be on the gate every morning for you to speak to in person. Most mornings you will also be able to find Mrs Stanley, Mrs Ward or Mrs Wallis to help you with any enquiries. If you would prefer an appointment please call into the office to fix a time.
Reception Admissions September 2019
If your child is looking to join our school in Reception 2018  it is vital that you get your application completed by 15th January 2019 or it is likely you will miss out. Last year we had over 190 applications for just 90 places. Even with the extra class, we have more expressions of interest than we have places – YOU MUST APPLY! Attending our Nursery will have no impact on your application. Many parents mistakenly believe that a place in the Nursery = a place in Reception… it doesn’t!

New Staff
We are delighted to introduce our new members of staff to you.
We would like to welcome Miss Loveday and Mrs Gibson who have joined the office team.
Miss Mullvan has joined our teaching staff and will be teaching Maple - year 5 for the remainder of the school year.
Miss Breen is currently on a placement at another school in the local authority and Miss Daly has taken over teaching Elm whilst she is away.
I know you will join us in warmly welcoming them all to the Broadford team.

Havering Catering Services
Week beginning Monday 14th January  is week 1 on the Havering catering services menu. All meals are served with unlimited salad and vegetables and cost £2.20. School meals are free to our KS1/EYFS pupils.

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.
Oliwia, Maliat, Dora, Hayden, Lacey, Moyin

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.
Jolene, Rubie-Rae, Frankie, Janiyah, Charlie R, Charis, Joe, Bobby, Tyler, Keira, Olivia

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.
Vanessa, Adebare, Charlie M, Summer-Rose, Laiba, Ranita, Isreal
These pupils have planned carefully, revised ides, identified key features and can talk about their learning.
Dominik, Malachi, Brooke, Lewis, David, Callie, Max
These children have demonstrated perseverance, managed distractions, noticed patterns and been absorbed in their tasks.
Ruta, Ella, Fabian, Joshua, Tommy, Sajida, Indie, Grace, Megan, Harvey
These pupils have been curious about learning, made links between ideas, shown imagination, reasoned methodically and capitalised on resources.
Liam, Jameel, James, Bonnie, Lucian, Joshua

I have made my teacher happy
These children have made sure that our teachers have big smiles on their faces.
Olivia, Lily, Melisa

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

Reading Awards
In recognition of the pupils’ ability to devour books, immerse themselves in stories and read relentlessly at home.
Blake, Zachary, Iyinope, Kezia, Ella, Amy, Carla, Tavia, Nicole, Adam, Riley, Emily, Megan
Bronze reader award
Macie, Katlyn, Brooke, Molly-May, Iniya, Adrian, Dhriti, Ife, Adam, Ryan-Franklin, Ruben, Emma, Niamh,
Silver reader award
Flynn, Summer, Leah,Ryan-Franklin, Emily, Larissa
Gold reader award

Tracker Awards
These children have been working hard and achieving academic success and therefore have earned themselves the following rewards.  
Bronze certificate - Daniel, Libby (prestige)
Silver certificate - Nikola (prestige), George, Nathan
Gold bookmark - Maliat
Gold certificate - Adrian,     
Platinum prize - Olivia, Freddie
Platinum certificate - Archie Conner (prestige), Molly-May, Kaden (prestige)
Diamond prize - Gabriela, Joshua, Megan
Diamond certificate - Madaline, Matthew, Tyrell
Star prize - Alfie, Aaliyah Shae

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

Mrs L Nicholls

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