Friday 5 April 2019

Weekly Newsletter - Friday 5th April, 2019

Headteacher: Mrs L Nicholls 

Dear Parents and Carers,

Brandina Day - Wednesday 10th April
Each year our school council commits to raising money to sponsor s young lady who lives in Uganda. This sponsorship is facilitated through the organisation Watoto. Watoto is a family of people from all over the world who are working together to ensure that the forgotten have a place to belong.
On Wednesday 10th April, we are fundraising to raise money to cover the cost of Brandina’s sponsorship. We are asking children to come to school dressed in one of the colours of the Uganda flag - red, yellow or black. This could be a t-shirt or jumper, scarf or pair of socks. We suggest 50p per child towards the Watoto charity for the occasion. The children will also be taking part in some Ugandan dancing on the day, which I am sure they will be keen to demonstrate when they get home.   
Litter March
The school council have been exploring environmental issues and have decided to take a stand against litter in our local environment. All pupils will be taking part in a litter march next week to ensure that our community is clean and presentable.

Dairy Dates - Monday 8th - Friday 12th April
On Monday at 2.15pm Creative Cards, Astonishing Art and Fashionistas are graduating from the University of Broadford. Nursery and Reception pupils are taking part in their litter marches. Parents evening after school will give you the opportunity to meet with your child’s class teacher.
At 8.30 am on Tuesday 9th Cathy Forrester our school nurse will be in school to answer any health questions that you have. During the first part of the  afternoon years 1 & 2 will be participating in their litter march and year 5 school council pupils will be in the local area collecting litter. After school we have parents evening again.
Wednesday 10th March is ‘Brandina Day’ in school. Danielle Cummings is in school hosting a coffee morning regarding parents supporting each other. Year 3 will be completing their litter march and the Harry Potter book club will be taking part in the Slytherin quiz at Mead.
Some of our girls will be representing Broadford at the girls football tournament on Thursday 11th. Year 4 are taking part in the litter campaign. Broadford Glee, Stomp and Broadford Band are all graduating from the University of Broadford.
Friday 12th is the final day of our litter campaign and year 6 finish the week with their litter march. Comfy Cushions are the final group to graduate from the University of Broadford. At 3.00 pm school finishes for the end of of the spring term.

Important Dates
Monday 8th April
Tuesday 9th April
Friday 12th April
Monday 29th April
Parents evening
Last day of the Spring term
School closed - INSET day
Tuesday 30th April

First day of the summer term.

Parents Evening
All parents should have received their appointment slips. We look forward to welcoming you all on Monday and Tuesday evening.

Breck Foundation
Parents and carers are invited to join us for a talk from the Breck Foundation. The Breck Foundation is a charity founded by Lorin LaFave after the tragic loss of her 14 year old son Breck Bednar through internet grooming. Using Brecks story, Breck Foundation Speakers travel the UK educating the Digital Generation to keep safer online. They campaign for a safer internet and help train police, educators, health practitioners, safeguarding leads, parents and pupils to ensure that young people are empowered to make safer choices for themselves online. The talk will support parents to keep children safe online and has been organised between all of the Harold Hill schools so that the whole community can benefit.
Parents/carers can attend any of the the dates and venues, the talk is the same just repeated three time to give as many parents as possible to attend. Please be aware that these sessions are for parents only, it is not appropriate for children to attend.
Book as soon as possible to avoid being disappointed.
Tuesday 14th May - 1.30pm Hilldene Primary School : Book at
Tuesday 14th May - 6.00pm Drapers’ Academy : Book at  
Wednesday 15th May - 9.30am Drapers’ Brookside Junior School : Book at

Havering Catering Services
Week beginning 8th April  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: 96 %   KS2: 96% Overall:  96%
Congratulations to Birch and Hazel who top the attendance table this week.  

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

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. .
Finley, Nikola,  Maisie, Kanishka, Alfie, Brooke, Chris, Aaliyah-Shae, Katlyn, Tristan, Naleli

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.
Jacob, Vinnie, Tiren, Sacha, Conner, Freddie, Maisy, Vinnie, Olivia, Fatimah, Joshua, Charleigh, Isreal

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.
Asroosh, Sam, Tyrell, Florence, Bonnie, Simran, Miraz
These pupils have planned carefully, revised ides, identified key features and can talk about their learning.
Weronika, Libby, Fayo, Leo, Charlie, Callie, Liam
These children have demonstrated perseverance, managed distractions, noticed patterns and been absorbed in their tasks.
Mia, Aaliyah, Harry, George, Summer Rose, Haliya, David, Ali, Adefolawemi
These pupils have been curious about learning, made links between ideas, shown imagination, reasoned methodically and capitalised on resources.
Aimee, Mikkileigh, Molly-May, JJ

Teacher Happy Award
Grace, Sacha, Fayo, Aida have made their teachers happy this week.

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.
Bronze reader award
Rubie-Rae, Isla,  Aaliyah-Shae, Laicey
Silver reader award
Molly, Freddie, Lillie
Gold reader award
Platinum reader award

Tracker Awards
These children have been working hard and achieving academic success and therefore have earned themselves the following rewards.  
Bronze - Ava, Janiyah, Nela (prestige), Harry (prestige), Nicholas, Fayo (triple prestige)
Silver pencil - Fatimah, Faye, Finley
Silver certificate - Nabeel (prestige), Gregori, Noah, Anna, Vinney, Caden
Golden certificate -  Kanishka (prestige)
Platinum prize - Charlie, OLiwia B (prestige), Harry
Platinum certificate - Mikkileigh, Victoria, Aarna
Diamond prize - Molly, Riley, Keira
Diamond certificate -  Vinnie, Ellie
Star prize - Maisie, Joshua, Kara, Hayden

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


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