Friday 6 November 2020

Newsletter - Friday 6th November, 2020

Head of School: Mrs L Nicholls 

Dear Parents and Carers,

As the country starts lockdown number 2 we remain business as usual in school. We do want to ensure that our pupils continue to learn and thrive during this time and we also want to make sure that they are safe. In school we are continuing to ensure that pupils are washing their hands correctly and regularly, keeping workspaces well ventilated and ensuring that furniture and equipment is regularly and thoroughly sanitised. 

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. 

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:  

Please be aware that if your child or someone in your household develops coronavirus symptoms then you MUST telephone the school office immediately, or contact through email or facebook messenger, keep your child off school and book in for a test. You can find information regarding symptoms from the NHS here. We will then discuss with you what happens next. 

After School Clubs 

After receiving the latest amended guidance from the government, we unfortunately have to cancel the planned after school clubs.   The guidance states that after school provision that can only be offered if it's primary purpose is to provide registered childcare. Unfortunately, this is not the primary purpose of after school clubs, it is to provide extra curricular activities. We will have to wait a few weeks more before we can offer these activities. I know this will be just as disappointing for pupils and parents as it is for us. Thank you for your support and understanding. 

Children In Need 

Broadford will be hosting a very special day to raise money for Children In Need this year on Friday 13th November.

This will include:

  • Non-uniform day with a theme.

  • Joe Wicks’ Ultimate Feel Good Friday.

  • Design a new Pudsey competition to take place within classes.

  • Fun Pudsey themed activities to take part in throughout the day in class.

Non-uniform day with a theme - The theme is polka dots and yellow! The children can wear any spotty clothing they own or if you are struggling to find clothing to match the theme a simple idea would be to draw polka dots on a plain t-shirt. If you would like to add Pudsey accessories to your outfit feel free! We ask that you contribute £1 per family to this great cause if your child is in non-uniform and any further donations are welcome.
This year you can also take part in Act Your Age at home. You can take the age of your child and turn it into a fundraiser. For example, if you are six years old you can read six books in total over six days! You can send any pictures of your child taking part in Act Your Age for us to share.
I am sure that we will all have a fun day raising money for Children In Need. 

S.M.I.L.E Christmas Appeal 

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. 

Mr Portway 

Today is a sad day at Broadford, as we are saying farewell to Mr Portway. Mr Portway has been a wonderful member of staff at Broadford for over 6 years, encouraging us all to be more active and sporty. We are going to miss Mr Portway very much and. I am sure you will join me in sending him many best wishes for the future. 

Havering Catering Services

Week beginning 9th November is week 2 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: 96%  Overall: 97%

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

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. 

Caden, Alex, Anish, Srinika, Ruben

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.  Gabi, Ali, Ollie, Sienna, Medeea, Alex, Laura, Ryan, Manuella, Nina, Tiffany, Daniel, Molly May, Lily, Amari, Emily

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. 

Fiki, Olivia, Hamza, Kezia, Anya, Aimee, Charlie, Cruz, Kiera,


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

Adrian L, Kara, Courtney, Amira, Saarah


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

Brian S, Bobby, Zuriel, Anna, Indianna Rosie, Nashwan, Richie, Batool, Leo


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

Adrian A.M., Timur, Aliza, Lukas, Larissa, Ksenija, Lilly, Grace

Happy Teacher Award

Viviana, Finley, Archie have made sure their teachers have been happy this week. 

Tracker Awards

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


Double prestige

Bronze certificate


Silver pencil 

JJ, Lenny, Janiyah

Silver certificate 

Elyakim, Bernado, Starla

Gold bookmark

Israel, Thomas, Eva

Gold certificate 



Platinum prize 


Platinum certificate 



Diamond prize

Chidubem, Oliver, 

Diamond certificate

Star prize

Kanishka, Aarna

Star certificate 

I hope you all have an amazing weekend.

Yours sincerely,


Mrs L Nicholls 



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