Friday, 12 February 2021

Weekly Newsletter - Friday 12th February

Headteacher: Mrs L Nicholls 

Dear Parents and Carers,

This morning Mrs King was laid to rest in a very intimate ceremony surrounded by her children and grandchildren. Her family have been comforted by the many parents who have reached out to them and have loved hearing how Mrs King made a positive impact on the lives of so many Broadford pupils and families. Thank you. 

Please keep the family and staff in your thoughts at this time as we all come to terms with the loss of a loving Mum and Nanna and a committed and hard working member of the Broadford community. 

Unable are the loved to die, for love is immortality. 

Emily Dickenson


Half Term 

I just wanted to take this opportunity to say well done to everyone for getting through this half term. We didn’t have much notice before we all had to change our return to school plans. Well done to parents for supporting your children through their home learning journey. Well done to the staff for finding different and creative ways to engage their learners at a distance. Most importantly, well done and thank you to the pupils for providing us all with a sense of purpose during the most peculiar time that we have ever known. 

I don’t know what will happen after half term but what I do know is that we will face any challenges together head on and do the best that we possibly can for our pupils.

I hope that you all enjoy the half term break, I urge you to take this time to step away from the computer screen. There are lots of ideas around non screen activities that you could do over half term. But, if you wanted to spend the time curled up on the sofa, under a duvet, watching your favourite family films, that is ok to do. Whatever you do this half term take care of yourself and be kind to others. 


Mrs Pike 

Today we are saying farewell to Mrs Pike as she starts her retirement. Mrs Pike has been a wonderful member of staff at Broadford for many years, supporting and teaching well over 1000 pupils during her time. We are all going to miss Mrs Pike very much and I am sure you will join me in sending her many best wishes for the future. 


Free School Meals 

We have received confirmation that Havering will continue to fund the school meal holiday scheme for those most in need during the half term break, and from Monday 8th February, families will be able to apply for the £15 for each child in receipt of free schools meals to support them while their school is closed for half term. 

The applications window will open at 9am on Monday 8th February, and will close at 5pm on Friday 12th February. This is today.
families who received a payment for October half term and Christmas holiday period do not need to reapply, and will automatically receive the funds into their nominated bank account by Friday 12th February. 

Eligible families who make a new application in February and have not received payment via the school meal holiday scheme in the past, are expected to receive payments over half term.
The scheme is for children who are of statutory school age and are eligible under the benefit criteria for free school meals during term time. The scheme is administered by each local authority to its eligible residents regardless of the borough of the school they attend, so if parents/carers live in Havering but their child goes to a school outside of Havering, they apply to Havering. 

If they live outside of Havering but their child goes to a Havering school, they need to apply for the scheme with the borough they live in. All infant age children receive free school meals, but only children in receipt of benefit related free school meals are eligible for this extra support. 

For more information about the scheme and for details on the eligibility criteria, parents/carers can visit https://www.havering.gov.uk/covid19mealsupport


Half Term: Monday 15th - Friday 19th February

Today is the last day of this half term  and the second half of the Spring term resumes on Monday 22nd February. The first day back after the break (Monday 22nd February) is an INSET day and there will not be any remote learning set or bubbles in school on this day. Remote learning will resume on Tuesday 23rd February and pupils who attend school will return on Tuesday 23rd at 8.30am .  


Learning League

Congratulations to year 2 and year 4 who are the winners of the learning league this half term and will enjoy an online party after half term. Well done to you all. 


EYFS & KS1:  Year 2     KS2: Year 4


E for Excellence Winners

These wonderful children have demonstrated excellence this week.

Nursery

Alariah

Tommy G.W.

Cherry

Anna

Apple

Adyaan

Cedar

Ehan

Alder

Tesha

Elm

Riley

Aspen

Adam

Larch

Tavia

Apricot

Ibukun

Ash

Kyriq

Walnut 

Joshua

Birch

Lukas

Beech

Noah

Willow

Rajaab

Mulberry

Elise 

Redwood

Kanishka

Rowan 

Francesca

Lime

Ameerah

Pine 

Miraz

Almond

Bayleigh

 

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. 

George,  Maisy


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.  

Ava, Ayla, Korey, Vinnie, Riley, Irfan, Mya, Frankie, Ipsa, Lukas, Elkah, Praharsh, Charlie, Lilly W, Lucas, Justinas, Khalifa, Stefania, Pragya.


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. 

Isabelle, Polina


Reflectiveness 

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

John, Israel, Tyler, Ayaan.


Resilience

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

Aniah-Mai, Joe, Haileigh, Tayla, Ahmed, Elliott, William, Eesa, Grace.


Resourcefulness   

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

Freddie, Leanne, Lucia, Benita


I hope you all have a wonderful weekend and a relaxed half term break.

Yours sincerely,

 

Mrs L Nicholls 

Headteacher


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