Sunday, 17 October 2021

Havering Catering Service

Week beginning 18th October  is week 3 on the Havering catering services menu. All meals are served with unlimited salad and vegetables and cost £2.30. 

Please be reminded that your child’s sQuid account should be topped up at all times. We cannot provide dinners for pupils whose account exceeds a debt of £10. If you are experiencing difficulties please contact Mrs West in the school office who will be able to provide you with support and  assistance.  





Parents Evening & Pupil Passports

We are looking forward to welcoming all parents into school throughout this week for the opportunity to discuss your child's learning with you. 

At the beginning of the term you would have received a curriculum letter from your child's class teacher. This provides you with everything that you need to know for the Autumn term. What the children will be learning, what topics they will be covering and any special events that will be taking place. 

You will leave the parents evening this week with a copy of the pupil passport for your child's year group. At Broadford pupils are on an 8 year journey, from Nursery to year 6, it is important that you know where they are going every step of the way. 

We believe that pupils, parents and teachers need clear guidance on what is expected at each stage of the Broadford Primary voyage. We believe that we should support parents in helping extend their child's learning at home. We believe that by working in partnership, our children will be able to achieve and exceed our high expectations. 

The pupil passport informs pupils and parents of key end of year expectations in the areas where parents will be able to have the greatest impact supporting their child. Now you know the destination and have the support you need, get ready to enjoy the journey. 



We believe it is vital for parents to be regularly updated on their child's progress. We believe this information helps parents support and challenge their children more effectively. 

At the end of the Spring term we will invite you back into school to discuss your child's progress on their learning journey. We will provide you with a mid-year review which will indicate whether your child is behind, on track or ahead of the journey to meeting the end of year expectations for the specified curriculum objectives. 


At the end of the summer term you will receive a more detail written commentary about your child's progress and attainment along with a review sheet which will indicate again, whether your child is behind, on track or ahead of the national expectations for their year group. 

If you wan to go fast, go alone. 
If you want to go far, go together. 
African Proverb






Reception Admissions - September 2022

Are you a parent or do you know parents of children born between the 1 September 2017 and 31 August 2018? Yes? Your child is due to start an infant or primary school in the Reception year group in September 2022.


You must apply for places at your preferred schools before 15th January 2022. Applications after this date will be classed as late which could affect your chances of being offered one of your preferred schools.

Even though your child attends a school nursery, the law requires that you apply for a place at the school and that no priority can be given to pupils because they attend a school nursery.

If you live in Havering you must visit www.havering.gov.uk/admissions/primary to make your application. If you live outside of Havering please visit your Local Authorities website for information on how to apply for a school place.

Please ensure that you read all the information provided carefully, this includes reading the ‘Starting a Havering infant / primary school’ brochure which includes information on the admissions criteria for each school in Havering as well as information on how to apply for schools outside of Havering.

Should you have any questions regarding the application process, please contact the Havering School Admissions Team via:

· Online Enquiry Form (preferred method): www.havering.gov.uk/admissions/contact

· Webchat: www.havering.gov.uk/admissions/primary (use the ‘chat live with us’ function in the bottom right of the screen)

· Email: Schooladmissions@havering.gov.uk

· Phone: 01708 434600 (lines are open Mon-Fri, 12-5pm)



Diary Dates - Monday 18th - Friday 22nd October

We are looking forward to welcoming parents on Monday and Tuesday for parent consultation evenings.

On Monday afternoon staff from Bower park secondary school are coming in to visit our year 6 pupils. 
 Year 5&6 pupils will continue with their LAMDA sessions on Tuesday afternoon. 

On Wednesday pupils are invited to come to school dressed in bright colours for our Black History Month celebration. The pupils have focused on carnival and all pupils will be taking part in a conga line. Ash class parents will be meeting Miss Delahunty for their parent consultation evening after school today. Redwood pupils are not going swimming this week and will be required to be collected at the normal time.

On Thursday year 6 pupils will be participating in a Mayan workshop during the morning. 

We finish the half term with our Sports for Schools sponsored event and a visit from professional sprinter Frederick Afrifa. We will also be celebrating the pupils' success with our usual E for Excellence assemblies.




Friday, 15 October 2021

Weekly Newsletter - Friday 15th October, 2021


Headteacher: Mrs L Nicholls 

Dear Parents and Carers,


Diary Dates - Monday 18th October - Friday 22nd October
We are looking forward to welcoming parents on Monday and Tuesday for parent consultation evenings. On Monday afternoon staff from Bower park secondary school are coming in to visit our year 6 pupils.
Year 5&6 pupils will continue with their LAMDA sessions on Tuesday afternoon.
On Wednesday pupils are invited to come to school dressed in bright colours for our Black History Month celebration. The pupils have focused on carnival and all pupils will be taking part in a conga line. Ash class parents will be meeting Miss Delahunty for their parent consultation evening after school today. Redwood pupils are not going swimming this week and will be required to be collected at the normal time.
On Thursday year 6 pupils will be participating in a Mayan workshop during the morning.
We finish the half term with our Sports for Schools sponsored event and a visit from professional sprinter Frederick Afrifa. We will also be celebrating the pupils' success with our usual E for Excellence assemblies.

Black History Month
Here at Broadford, we have been loving studying Black History Month this October. This year we have been looking at all things CARNIVAL!
The children have learnt about the times of slavery and how the black community would organise special masquerade balls to celebrate the ending of lent. These previous black slaves took their knowledge of the masquerade balls and redeveloped the celebration by introducing aspects of their culture, for example, the music, food and costumes in order to celebrate freedom and equality. This began in Trinidad and Tobago and was the beginning of carnival. This celebration was to encourage everybody from different backgrounds and ethnicities to come together to celebrate life together. The black community wanted everyone to feel as one big family and everyone to love one another for their differences.
On Wednesday 20th October, Broadford will be holding our very own Carnival conga line through the school where the children can showcase their carnival decorations.
On this day the children are invited to come to school in non-uniform, they can wear anything bright and colourful to celebrate this day. We can't wait to celebrate with everyone!

Thank you
Thank you to all parents and carers who have attended our stay & learn sessions over the past few weeks. It has been wonderful to see so many parents back in school. We hope that you found the session informative and useful.

Year 6 Parents - 31st October 2021
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 a member of the admin team.

Reception Admissions - September 2022
Are you a parent or do you know parents of children born between the 1 September 2017 and 31 August 2018? Yes? Your child is due to start an infant or primary school in the Reception year group in September 2022.
You must apply for places at your preferred schools before 15th January 2022. Applications after this date will be classed as late which could affect your chances of being offered one of your preferred schools.
Even though your child attends a school nursery, the law requires that you apply for a place at the school and that no priority can be given to pupils because they attend a school nursery.
If you live in Havering you must visit www.havering.gov.uk/admissions/primary to make your application. If you live outside of Havering please visit your Local Authorities website for information on how to apply for a school place.
Please ensure that you read all the information provided carefully, this includes reading the ‘Starting a Havering infant / primary school’ brochure which includes information on the admissions criteria for each school in Havering as well as information on how to apply for schools outside of Havering.
Should you have any questions regarding the application process, please contact the Havering School Admissions Team via:
· Online Enquiry Form (preferred method): www.havering.gov.uk/admissions/contact
· Webchat: www.havering.gov.uk/admissions/primary (use the ‘chat live with us’ function in the bottom right of the screen)
· Email: Schooladmissions@havering.gov.uk
· Phone: 01708 434600 (lines are open Mon-Fri, 12-5pm)

Breakfast
The children have been enjoying their breakfast bagels. These are available every morning for every child who wishes to have breakfast so that they are full and ready to start a day of learning.

School Photographs
Unfortunately, the school photographers experienced staff absence this week due to illness. They are going to return on Tuesday 19th October to complete the sibling photographs. However, this is only for siblings who are in the school and not for siblings who do not currently attend Broadford Primary School.

October Half Term School Meal Holiday Scheme
The Borough is continuing to support families via the School Holiday Meal Scheme as it did during previous holiday periods. The scheme is a way of providing funds to ensure that eligible families can purchase food over the October half-term holidays to replace the meals a child would have received during a school day.
Eligible families can apply to receive £15 per child per week to support with meals.
The application window will open from Monday 18 October at 9am, closing on Monday 25 October at 5pm. Families who received payment via the scheme previously do not need to reapply and will automatically receive the funds into their nominated bank account by week commencing Monday 25 October.
Eligible families who apply via the scheme for support and have not received money in the past, are expected to receive payments by week commencing Monday 8 November. If further eligibility checks are required, this may delay payment.
Details about the scheme will be updated on the Council’s website from Friday 15 October, with the application form going live from Monday 18 October.

Sports for Schools
We’re very excited to be welcoming top athlete Frederick Afrifa to Broadford Primary School on Friday 22 October 2021.

Frederick Afrifa will be leading a sponsored fitness circuit with all pupils and follow-up with a talk and question and answer session for the school. The aim of the event is to inspire the pupils to be more physically active, but just as importantly to encourage them to discover and then pursue their passion in life.
The aim of the event is both to connect the pupils to an extraordinary athlete role model, and to raise money to improve physical activity for the school while also supporting GB athletes (including Paralympic athletes).
A sponsorship form will come home with your child to use in order to help raise money for the event. You can also sponsor your child by going to

www.sportsforschools.org

and clicking on “Set up a fundraiser page”:
Please ensure that sponsorship forms and moneys are returned to the school office 1 week after the event has taken place.
Please also make sure that your child/children come to school on the event day with their PE Kits!
Thank you in anticipation of creating a terrific and memorable event.

Havering Catering Services
Week beginning 18th October is week 3 on the Havering catering services menu. All meals are served with unlimited salad and vegetables and cost £2.30.
Please be reminded that your child’s sQuid account should be topped up at all times. We cannot provide dinners for pupils whose account exceeds a debt of £10. If you are experiencing difficulties please contact Mrs West in the school office who will be able to provide you with support and assistance.

Weekly Attendance - Target - 96%

KS1: 92.43% 
KS2: 93.50% 
Overall: 93%

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

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

Nursery

Ashton and Rosie

Cedar

Anushri

Alder

Abdul-Hafiiz

Cherry

Simon

Apple

Hayden

Elm 

Darci

Aspen 

Michelle

Ash

Cherry

Apricot

Leo

Birch

Jaymee

Beech

Maalik

Larch

Elisa

Walnut 

Ksenija

Maple

Ruby

Mulberry 

Flynn 

Redwood

Livi

Pine

Poppy-Rae

Willow

Frankie

Rowan 

Kiara

Almond

Harry



Lime

Malachi



Oak 

Molly

 

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.
Eivis, Maisie, Manreet, Giada, Bella, Finley, Zachary, Sophie, Katlyn

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.
Robyn, Chelsea,Faramade,Amy, Nancy, Max, Shivanshi, Lilly-Ann, Ava, Anaelle, Ryan, Edward, Fariha, Raffy, Osazemen, Jennifer, Miya-Rose,

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.

Reciprocity
These children have shown interdependence, collaborated effectively, listened to others, displayed empathy and have imitated effective ideas and methods from others.
Elsie-Rose, Sahir, Elliot-Ellis ,
Reflectiveness
These pupils have planned carefully, revised ideas, identified key features and can talk about their learning.
Oscar, Mia,Reagan, Ali, Isaac
Resilience
These children have demonstrated perseverance, managed distractions, noticed patterns and been absorbed in their tasks.
Chidubem. Amelia, Callie, Jasmine, Ryan, Klaidi
Resourcefulness
These pupils have been curious about learning, made links between ideas, shown imagination, reasoned methodically and capitalised on resources.
Iniya,Dominic, Nathan, Jace, Loui

Teacher Happy
Adam, Kayden, Archie, Bernardo. Adyaan, Oliver, Ayat, Sarah, Poppy have made their teachers happy this week.

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

I hope you all have a very pleasant weekend.
Yours sincerely,

Mrs L Nicholls
Headteacher

Wednesday, 13 October 2021

Breakfast Bagels

We are thrilled to announce that we are now providing breakfast to ALL pupils in school.

In partnership with the National Breakfast Programme each day pupils will have access to breakfast bagels when they have arrived in their classroom. The programme is committed to supporting child development, and believes a healthy school breakfast, without barrier or stigma, can set up children to succeed and give them the very best chance to learn.

This is in addition to our normal breakfast club provision which parents will need to continue to book through the sQuid system.




Friday, 8 October 2021

Dairy Dates - Monday 11th - Friday 15th October

On Tuesday we are looking forward to welcoming the parents and carers of year 4 parents into school for their stay & learn session. In the afternoon year 5&6 pupils continue with their LAMDA sessions. After school, there is a parents meeting regarding the Mersea Residential trip for year 5 pupils.

On Wednesday, Carmel Janes the school photographer will be in school to take sibling and individual photographs. Redwood class continue their swimming lessons in the afternoon. 


Cathy Forester our school nurse will be in school on Thursday from 8.30 am for her usual drop in session. We look forward to welcoming parents & carers of year 6 pupils into school for this term's stay and learn session. The flu immunisation team will be in school all day administering flu jabs to pupils. 


Year 4 pupils will be enjoying a Roman curriculum day and we will be celebrating the week's achievements in the E for Excellence assembly. 




Weekly Newsletter - Friday 8th October

Headteacher: Mrs L Nicholls 

Dear Parents and Carers,

Dairy Dates - Monday 11th - Friday 15th October 

On Tuesday we are looking forward to welcoming the parents and carers of year 4 parents into school for their stay & learn session. In the afternoon year 5&6 pupils continue with their LAMDA sessions. After school, there is a parents meeting regarding the Mersea Residential trip for year 5 pupils.
On Wednesday, Carmel Janes the school photographer will be in school to take sibling and individual photographs. Redwood class continue their swimming lessons in the afternoon. 

Cathay Forester our school nurse will be in school on Thursday from 8.30 am for her usual drop in session. We look forward to welcoming parents & carers of year 6 pupils into school for this term's stay and learn session. The flu immunisation team will be in school all day administering flu jabs to pupils. 

Year 4 pupils will be enjoying a Roman curriculum day and we will be celebrating the week's achievements in the E for Excellence assembly. 


Stay & Learn Sessions
We are delighted to invite year 4 and year 6 parents and carers to a stay and learn session this week to find out more ways in which you can support your child’s reading development. 

Tuesday 12th October - Year 4
Larch: 9-9.30

ASh: 9.45-10.15

Birch: 10.45-11.15

This will be taking place in the old hall which is located in the Sorrell building. Please wait by the side door at your allocated time and a member of staff will come and welcome you.

Thursday 14th October - Year 6
Almond class: 9:15 - 9:45
Lime class: 10:00 - 10:30
Oak class: 10:45 - 11:15

This will be taking place in the new hall which is located in the Charlton building. Please wait in the waiting area along Faringdon Avenue and a member of staff will come and welcome you. Please ensure that you are on time, the gate will be unlocked 10 minutes before your class session and locked once the session has started. You will be unable to enter after this time. 

Please be aware we have had positive Covid-19 cases in school and we are asking parents not to attend if you are displaying symptoms of Covid-19 (high temperature, a new continuous cough, change to or loss of taste and/or smell) we also respectfully ask that you sanitise your hands as you enter the hall. The hall will be ventilated for the whole of the session. 

Thank you for your co-operation. 


Year 6 Parents - 31st October 2020

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 a member of the admin team. 


House Captains & Prefects 

Congratulations to the following pupils who have been elected as House captains;     

Chatteris (Blue): Captains - Maisie and Mitchell - Vice Captains - Joy and Charlie P

Cricklade (Green): Captains - Giada and Frankie P - Vice Captains Maddison and Finley 

Dulverton (Yellow):  Captains - Lily and George -  Vice Captains - Brooke and Fola 

Faringdon (Red): Captains - Molly V and Malachi - Vice Captains - Jennifer and Harry 


A huge well done to all pupils who prepared a speech and delivered it in front of their peers and staff. The standard of presentations has been very high this year and the calibre of candidates extremely strong. You should all feel very proud of yourselves. 


Winter Weather and Clothing
Now that the weather is getting wetter and colder, please ensure that children come to school with appropriate outdoor clothing on eg, winter coats and sensible shoes. Please ensure that on the days that your child has Forest School sessions that they arrive in school wearing their school uniform. (School PE or white t-shirt, navy blue tracksuit trousers or leggings, school or navy blue  sweatshirt) and that they are wearing suitable footwear (trainers or a pair of welly boots that they can put on before the session would be wonderful.

Forest School sessions take place in all weathers, so it is very likely the children will get wet and muddy. Making sure your child is wearing appropriate clothing will ensure that they will enjoy the sessions. Forest Schools and PEl take place on the same day as PE.
Monday - Year 4

Tuesday - Year 1 & Year 6

Wednesday - Year 3
Thursday - Year 5

Friday - Year 2 


Flu Immunisations

On Thursday the immunisation team will be in school to administer Flu jabs to pupils of parents who have requested and given permission. The deadline has now passed for this. 


School Photographer 

Carmel Jane Photography will be visiting our school on the 13th of October 2021, to take the whole school Individual & sibling Photos.

All Parents are requested to pre-register before the photography date above to enable access to your child’s photographs. Pre-registration is required for every photo shoot.Registration only takes a minute.  Please visit www.carmeljaneshop.co.uk

 and enter the following code:

 

JRN92VF

 

You will then be asked to pre-register with your child's full school register name.

Once registered, as soon as the photos are available you will receive an automatic email notification to inform you that your child's photos are now ready to be viewed and can be purchased.  

Don't miss out pre-register today!


Breakfast
We are thrilled to announce that we are now providing breakfast to ALL pupils in school.. In partnership with the National Breakfast Programme each day pupils will have access to breakfast bagels when they have arrived in their classroom. The programme is committed to supporting child development, and believes a healthy school breakfast, without barrier or stigma, can set up children to succeed and give them the very best chance to learn.
This is in addition to our normal breakfast club provision which parents will need to continue to book through the sQuid system. 


Sports for Schools
We’re very excited to be welcoming top athlete Frederick Afrifa to Broadford Primary School on Friday 22 October 2021.

Frederick Afrifa will be leading a sponsored fitness circuit with all pupils and follow-up with a talk and question and answer session for the school. The aim of the event is to inspire the pupils to be more physically active, but just as importantly to encourage them to discover and then pursue their passion in life.
The aim of the event is both to connect the pupils to an extraordinary athlete role model, and to raise money to improve physical activity for the school while also supporting GB athletes (including Paralympic athletes).
A sponsorship form will come home with your child to use in order to help raise money for the event. You can also sponsor your child by going to

www.sportsforschools.org

and clicking on “Set up a fundraiser page”:
Please ensure that sponsorship forms and moneys are returned to the school office 1 week after the event has taken place.
Please also make sure that your child/children come to school on the event day with their PE Kits!
Thank you in anticipation of creating a terrific and memorable event.

Parents Evening
You will receive your parent evening appointment on Monday 11th October and we look forward to welcoming you on Monday 18th and Tuesday 19th October. 

Havering Catering Services

Week beginning 11th October  is week 2 on the Havering catering services menu. All meals are served with unlimited salad and vegetables and cost £2.30. 

Please be reminded that your child’s sQuid account should be topped up at all times. We cannot provide dinners for pupils whose account exceeds a debt of £10. If you are experiencing difficulties please contact Mrs West in the school office who will be able to provide you with support and  assistance.  


Weekly Attendance  

KS1: 93.5%          KS2: 94.81 % Overall:  94%

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


E for Excellence Winners

These wonderful children have demonstrated excellence this week.

Nursery

Nusayr and Ellie-Mae

Cedar

Eleni

Alder

Isabelle

Cherry

Eden

Apple

Joshua

Elm 

Macie

Aspen 

Alfie

Ash

Varvara

Apricot

Samuel 

Birch

Janiyah 

Beech

Joseph

Larch

Kyla

Walnut 

Adam

Maple

Lukas

Mulberry 

Elsie

Redwood

Selina

Pine

Elliot

Willow

Caden

Rowan 

Roman

Almond

Ollie H



Lime

Bella



Oak 

Tyler

 

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. . 

Nana, Fola, D’Shawn, Abdulmalik, Finley, Rajaab, Joy, Riley


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.  

Brian, Emily, Dhriti, Thomas, Nina,Pranav, George, Asher, Liroshan, Sophie, Brooke, Tiffany, Ehan, Divine, Tommy, Ollie, Adu, Tiger-Lily, Munsha


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. 

Reciprocity

These children have shown interdependence, collaborated effectively, listened to others, displayed empathy and have imitated effective  ideas and methods from others. 

Tomi, Harry, Mateo, Iustin,

Reflectiveness 

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

Kayden, Elyakim, Malachi, Mihai, Shivangi, Frankie, Noah

Resilience

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

David, Saarah, Teddy, Louisa, Grace, Lexie

Resourcefulness   

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

Adrian, Adam, Sonny, Mahdi, Aida, Spencer


Teacher Happy

Ruby, Richie. Aariz, Eddie, Ralph, JJ, Jesse-James, Hope, Olivia P-S have all made their teachers happy this week. 


Reading Awards

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

Pranav


Tracker Awards

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



Prestige 

Double prestige

Bronze certificate

Ipsa



Silver pencil 

Ali



Silver certificate 

Tayla, Poppy, Hope  

Jacob


Gold certificate 

Eleni 



Platinum certificate 



Harry 

Diamond certificate



Frankie 

Star prize

Iyinope 




I hope you all have a wonderful weekend.

Yours sincerely,

 

Mrs L Nicholls 

Headteacher