Saturday 13 March 2021

Weekly Newsletter - Friday 12th March

Headteacher: Mrs L Nicholls 

Dear Parents and Carers,

It has been wonderful to welcome all pupils back to school this week. We are amazed at how well all of the pupils have settled back into school life with ease. This demonstrates how resilient they are! I can’t wait to see what they achieve for the remainder of this academic year!

Comic Relief

Friday 19th March is Comic Relief Day. We thought it was about time that we all have some comical relief! So, we are having a crazy dress day. Strips, spots, patterns or neon anything goes! Wear your craziest clothes for school and bring along the funniest joke you know. I am sure that the teachers will be in stitches all day long. If you are able to, we are asking for a small voluntary donation. We suggest 50p per pupil or £1 per family, all money donated will go to the Comic Relief charity. Look out for the crazy outfits and hilarious jokes on the blog.

Attendance and Absence

School attendance is now statutory and pupils must attend every day that they are well.
If you, your child or anyone in your household has any of the main symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19), you must get tested as soon as possible. Stay at home until you get the result.

Main symptoms
The main symptoms of coronavirus are:

  • a high temperature – this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature)
  • a new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual)
  • a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste – this means you've noticed you cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different to normal

Most people with coronavirus have at least 1 of these symptoms.

What to do if you have symptoms
If you have any of the main symptoms of coronavirus:
  • Get a test to check if you have coronavirus as soon as possible.
  • You and anyone you live with should stay at home and not have visitors until you get your test result – only leave your home to have a test.
  • Anyone in your support bubble should also stay at home if you have been in close contact with them since your symptoms started or during the 48 hours before they started.
  • If your child is not well enough to come to school you must contact the school office as soon as possible to let us know the reason your child is not at school.

Lateral Flow Tests

NHS Test and Trace have announced that from this week, twice weekly testing using lateral flow tests will be extended to full households with primary, secondary and college age children and young people including childcare and support bubbles in order to identify asymptomatic cases and break the chains of transmission.
Children of primary school age (and below) without symptoms are not being asked to take a test. Testing is voluntary, but strongly recommended to all who are eligible.

Please read our blog post for further information.

We now have an instagram page. If you are on Instagram please follow us @broadfordprimary. There will be lots of posts about learning in school and year groups may even take over the stories some times!
We hope you enjoy following us and find it very informative.

Front Row Music

Teachers from front row music are soon going to be resuming music lessons in school. They offer guitar, ukulele and keyboard lessons for pupils in years 1-6 and these sessions take place during the school day. There are still a few spaces left. For further information please click on this link.

School Uniform
Thank you to everyone who has donated uniform for our swap shop. If any parents have any further donations these will be gratefully received on Monday 15th March and we will host the uniform swop shop later next week.

Havering Catering Services
Week beginning 15th March is week 2 on the Havering catering services menu. All meals are served with unlimited salad and vegetables and cost £2.25.
Havering catering services are currently running a two choice menu and the new two choice menu will be available after the Easter break.

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


Ameera and Mateo


























Charlie P













Presentation Certificate
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.
Joe, Sabeer

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.
Billy, Maiyaa, Summer, Faizah, Larissa,Jacob, Princess-Agape, Danny C, Ahmed, Thomas, Emily, Chelsea, Adyaan, Naz, Grace, Ryan, Grace

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.
Ella, Ruta, Emily, Leo

These pupils have planned carefully, revised ideas, identified key features and can talk about their learning.
Vinnie,Lorena, Layla-Rose, Lukas

These children have demonstrated perseverance, managed distractions, noticed patterns and been absorbed in their tasks.
Nina,Sienna , Nathan, JJ, Charlie, Happiness, Rio

These pupils have been curious about learning, made links between ideas, shown imagination, reasoned methodically and capitalised on resources.
Tommy, Samuel, George,Anish, Jennifer, Callie

I hope you all have a very restful weekend.

Yours sincerely,

Mrs L Nicholls

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