Monday 28 October 2019

Secondary School Application Deadline - 31 October 2019

Dear Parents and Carers

This is an urgent reminder that ALL secondary school applications MUST be submitted by the deadline of Thursday 31 October 2019 (preferably before). Submitting an application on time will ensure your child stands the best chance of receiving one of their preferred schools.

Any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the school office.

Autumn 2 - Worldly Wise: Inventions!

Welcome back!

Every week, pupils have a 'Worldly Wise' assembly where they build and grow their own body of general knowledge.  By knowing a little about a lot they will be able to place events and ideas in context in a variety of different situations.

This half term we will exploring 'Inventions'. Pupils will bring their booklets home soon.

The 'Worldly Wise' Challenge is an opportunity for pupils to complete further research and tasks linked to the half termly topic.  There are separate activities for Y3/4 (green sheet) and Y5/6 (blue sheet).  They can do as many tasks as they like and do not have to link to the landmarks we have explored in school but can be any landmark that sparks their interest. A copy of the challenges will be sent home this week.

This is optional, and on top of their daily 15 minutes of reading, 15 minutes of spelling practice and 15 minutes of times tables practice.  

The pupils will receive a special 'Worldly Wise Challenge' certificate at the end of the half term on completion of a project that shows a significant level of effort and challenge undertaken by the individual child.

You pick what you research; you're in control!  We cannot wait to see where your learning takes you!

Year 3 and 4 Challenge
 Year 5 and 6 Challenge

Thursday 24 October 2019

Back to School - Monday 28th October, 2019

We return to school for the second half of the autumn term on Monday 28th October with breakfast club starting at at 7.45 am. The Charlton gates and doors of the Sorrell building will be open at 8.30 am for all other pupils.

After school clubs will commence on the first day back as usual.

We look forward to seeing you all then!

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New Build - The Charlton Building

On Wednesday 9th October we officially opened the new building with the help of the Mayor of Havering and other guests. Read the story in the newspaper here.

During the opening assembly year 6 pupils shared their memories of the old building being cold, damp and dilapidated during their first year of school in the Nursery. These children are now in year 6 and are enjoying learning in the top floor classrooms with large, bright windows, which offer great views and modern technology to enhance their learning experiences. The children stated that they wanted to remember and commemorate the past in the next chapter at Broadford and have named the building ‘The Charlton Building’. This was chosen to remember the very first Headteacher of the junior school Miss Charlton. 

The other building will now be known as 'The Sorrell Building'. Miss Sorrell was the first Headteacher of Broadford Infant School. 

We all had a great day celebrating our new school, and we intend to continue developing our school site as this academic year develops. Keep your eyes peeled! 

All pupils celebrated the occasion with a Broadford cupcake! 

You can watch the development of the building here.

Or you can see if from above here. 

Parent Governor Election Results

The voting has now closed and we are very pleased to announce that Ms Niti Paul has been elected as the parent governor for Broadford Primary School on The Learning Federation governing body.

I am sure that you will all join me in congratulating Ms Paul on her election.

We would also like to thank all of the other candidates for their support towards the school and their dedication and commitment to helping the federation move forward.

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Friday 18 October 2019

Newsletter - Friday 18th October, 2019

Headteacher: Mrs L Nicholls 

Dear Parents and Carers,

Thank You
Thank you all so much for your kind words, best wishes and generous gifts. I will miss being at Broadford every day but I am looking forward to this next stage and spending time with my family. I will leave the education of your children in the very capable hands of Mr McLucas and the school leadership team, I know they will all do a wonderful job. I will be returning later in the school year and I am looking forward to seeing the progress of all our pupils at Broadford. 
Thank you once again for your continued support. 

Dairy Dates - Monday 28th October - Friday 1st November  
On Monday we return to school after half term. 
On Tuesday in the afternoon year 6 pupils have their height and weight check ups and music lessons continue. 
On Wednesday Redwood class from year 5 are going to visit the Mosque and LAMDA lessons continue in the afternoon. 
On Thursday morning we invite all parents and carers of pupils in year 5 to their stay & learn session at 9.00 am and year 1 are going to forest schools in the afternoon. 

Stay & Learn Sessions
Thursday 31st October - year 5 focus Reading @ 9.00 am. We look forward to welcoming you on this day. 

Parents’ Evening
Thank you to all of the parents who attended parents evening, we hope that you found the pupil passports informative and enjoyed the opportunity to meet the teachers. 

Back to School 
We return to school for the second half of the autumn term on Monday 28th  October with breakfast club starting at at 7.45 am and for all other pupils the doors will be open at 8.30 am. After school clubs will commence on the first day back as usual. 

Year 6 Parents - 31st October 2019
The deadline for applying for secondary school places is fast approaching. Please ensure that you have registered for an online account and applied for a secondary place before this date. If you require any assistance please come into the office and see Mrs Taylor. 

Pupil Premium 
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:

  • £40 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 in 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

Havering Catering Services
Week beginning 28th October  is week 2 on the Havering catering services menu. All meals are served with unlimited salad and vegetables and cost £2.25. 
Please be reminded to top up your child’s catering account as we cannot provide dinners for pupils whose accounts exceed a debt of £10.

Weekly Attendance  
KS1: 95%         KS2: 96% Overall:  95.5%
Congratulations to  Rowan and Ash who top the attendance table this week.  Congratulations and well done to the whole school for keeping our overall attendance close to our target of 95.5% for the first half of the autumn term. Long may it continue. 
I wonder which class currently top of the attendance leaderboard and in the running to win the end of term attendance prize. 

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

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.
Elliot, Maisie, Melisa, Livi, Adrian

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.  
Laicey, Georgie, Alex, Olivia, Harry, Sienna, Carla, Harry, Lilly L, Adefolawemi, Jessica, Gabriel, Katlyn, Keira

Maths Challenge
Shajia, Victoria, 

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. 
Naz, Tyrell, Miley, Gurrehmat, Deborah,Ava, Alfie, Betty, Jessica, Harry.

These pupils have planned carefully, revised ides, identified key features and can talk about their learning. 
Megan, Iyinope, Grace, Nathan, Arnish, Ollie, 
These children have demonstrated perseverance, managed distractions, noticed patterns and been absorbed in their tasks. 
Emily, Molly-May, Layla-Rose, Rebeca, Oliver, Thabang, Chris, 
These pupils have been curious about learning, made links between ideas, shown imagination, reasoned methodically and capitalised on resources. 
Ruby, Sofia,Grace, Kamari, Blake

Teacher Happy Award
Ketty, Ruby W, Alex, Veer,  have all been making their teachers smile this week. 

Reading Awards
In recognition of the pupils’ ability to devour books, immerse themselves in stories and read relentlessly at home. 
Bookmark - Aimee, Dhriti, Tavia, Danny.C, Elsie-Rose, Siena, Lilly L, Archie T, Elena, Abdulahad, Abul-Aziz, Noah
Bronze Award - Tele, Oliver, Awwal, Sophia, Abdul-Aziz

Tracker Awards
These children have been working hard and achieving academic success and therefore have earned themselves the following rewards.  

Double prestige
Bronze certificate
Victoria, Laura, Medeea
Summer Rose 

Silver pencil 

Silver certificate 

Gold bookmark
Isla, Shajia, Laura, Vinney, Tiren, Medeea, Chidubem, Danny.

Gold certificate 

Platinum prize 

Platinum certificate 

Diamond prize

Diamond certificate


Star prize

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend and a great half term break.
Yours sincerely,

Mrs L Nicholls