Friday 13 November 2020

Newsletter - Friday 13th November, 2020

Headteacher: Mrs L Nicholls

Dear Parents and Carers,

As I am sure that you are all more than aware, we have had a single confirmed case of Covid-19 in school this week. We all have to ‘do our bit’ during these uncertain times and keep all members of our community safe. Thank you for your continued support, It is very much appreciated by us all. I would just like to remind you all of the following points. 

We would like to ask that parents support us to ensure that all members of our school community are safe. Please ensure that you; 

  • Drop and collect your child according to the staggered start and end times. This is so that we can reduce the number of parents in one place at one time. Once you have dropped off or collected please leave the premises quickly so that other parents can do the same. 

  • Ensure that your child is dressed in warm clothes. The classrooms will remain ventilated throughout the day. 

  • Please use the allocated coloured spots to collect your child to ensure social distancing. 

  • We strongly encourage all adults to wear face coverings when dropping off and collecting their children. Our staff will do the same. 

  • Unfortunately, we are unable to allow parents into school at this time. Please use the email addresses below for all communication purposes. 

If your child or any member of your household develops coronavirus symptoms then you must stay at home and book a Covid-19 test. 

I would like to thank you in advance for your continued support. Together we are stronger. 

Shared mailboxes and communication 

In these uncertain times, please remember that the main method of communication with your child’s class teacher is via the shared mailboxes. They are checked daily and can be used to ask questions, pass on information or check details:  

Message Mr Denchfield

As you may be aware, I started my new role as Executive Headteacher of Broadford and Mead last week. It is a time of great challenge for our country and our school communities and I wanted to reassure you that my immediate priority is to support Mrs Smith and Mrs Nicholls, the staff, children and parents though the next few months as best we can. These are extraordinarily challenging times and we will continue to work tirelessly to help and support you and your children where we can.  

Most days, I am on the school gate in the mornings at Mead or Broadford. Please do come over and say hello and share any thoughts you have on our schools.  I know that much great work that has taken place over the years, and that there are, of course, areas in which we could be even better. I very much look forward to getting to know you all and to working in partnership with you as we move into the next phase of The Learning Federation’s journey and I will endeavour to always give your children my all as I lead both Broadford and Mead into the future.

Take care and stay safe.

Mr Denchfield

Executive Head teacher

Children in Need 

We have had a wonderful day today for Children in Need. Thank you all for your very generous donations. We will announce the total once all of the money has been collected and counted. 

Road Safety Week
Next week is road safety week. We are inviting all pupils to take part in an A4 poster competition to raise awareness of road safety issues. There will be certificates available for the most original entry from each class and the overall winner will be displayed outside of the school. All entries should be brought to school by Friday 20th November.  

S.M.I.L.E Christmas Appeal
Only a few more days to make your donations. Please ensure all donations are sent into school by 20th  November.  

Many children will not receive anything from Father Christmas this year as they are living below the breadline. Therefore S.M.I.L.E are providing shoe boxes full of treats and delivering them to families who need the most support. Every year the numbers of families in need grow, and as a result of this they are always in need of donations from our community to fulfill this Christmas miracle. 

Creating your Christmas box ... 

1 - Choose an age and gender

2 - Find a suitable showbox

3 - Wrap with Christmas paper (please wrap lide separately so that the box can be opened easily

4 - Shop for presents to fill your box

5 - Bring your box into school no later than Friday 20th November

All gifts must be new in sealed packages to comply with Covid-19 policies. 

Please select an age range for your box from the groups below 

  • Babies

  • 3-6 years old

  • 7-12 years old

  • 13-16 years old 

  • Adults (male and female)

Suggested items to add to your box ... 

  • Dolls / cars / games / puzzles / age appropriate books 

  • Pencils / pens / colouring books 

  • Make up / perfume / aftershave / toiletries

  • Sweets / chocolates

  • family board games

If you are not able to donate a full box of items maybe you could donate an item that we could add to another box. 

Havering Catering Services

Week beginning 16th November is week 3 on the Havering catering services menu. All meals are served with unlimited salad and vegetables and cost £2.25. Reception and key stage 1 pupils do not pay for school meals as they are covered by the universal free school meal offer. 

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: 97%       KS2:94%         Overall:  96%

Congratulations to Beech and Ash  who top the attendance table this week.  

E for Excellence Winners

These wonderful children have demonstrated excellence this week.


















Archie T






















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. . 

Paris, Naz

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.  

Rashid, Patrick, Miraz, Teddy, Louie-Ray, Ollie V, Ruby, Louis, Tele, Harry, Sofia, Grace, Saarah, James

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. 

Charlie, George, Mimi, Annabelle, Pipps, Abdulmalik, 


These pupils have planned carefully, revised ideas, identified key features and can talk about their learning. 

Bobby, Henry, Elsie-Rose, Ryan, Bella-Rose, Louie, Kiera


These children have demonstrated perseverance, managed distractions, noticed patterns and been absorbed in their tasks. 

Kyla, Sahir, Lewis, Frankie, Tomi, Ibukun, Tavia, Freddie, Rajaab, Riley, Leo


These pupils have been curious about learning, made links between ideas, shown imagination, reasoned methodically and capitalised on resources. 

Bonnie, Amari, Jessica, Happiness, Ella, Amaira, Livi, Zac, Tyler

Reading Awards

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

Tracker Awards

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

Bronze certificate

Silver pencil 


Silver certificate 

Domenique, Megan

Gold bookmark

Nevah, Chloe, Shivangi, harvey

Gold certificate 


Platinum prize 

Isla, Lottie, Aksanan

Platinum certificate 


Diamond prize

Frankie, Molly May

Diamond certificate

Srinika, John, Lexie-Mae 

Star prize

Star certificate 

I hope you all have an amazing weekend.

Yours sincerely,


Mrs L Nicholls 


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