Friday, 16 July 2021

Weekly Newsletter - Friday 16th July, 2021

Headteacher: Mrs L Nicholls 

Dear Parents and Carers,

As you are aware, the government has confirmed that most Covid guidance and legal restrictions will be lifted in England on 19 July, following step four of the roadmap out of lockdown. However, proceeding with caution has been advised. These changes come at a time when a large number of education authorities will be finishing for the summer holidays. At Broadford, our final day of the summer term is Thursday 22nd July. Pupil, staff and parent safety has been, and will continue to be, central in all decision making throughout the pandemic. In order to continue to act in a way to protect others, there will be minimal changes for the final four days to our working systems and practices in school detailed in our current risk assessment. We must continue to be cautious, considered and think of others. With holidays on the horizon, it is essential that we continue to be careful, follow the risk assessment and look after ourselves and each other. In comparison to last summer, it is fantastic that all the children are in school and able to enjoy their last days with their friends. Undoubtedly, there will be changes when we return in September for the new academic year: these will be communicated to you nearer the time.
Thank you for your understanding. 

Year 6 Leavers
Year 6 enjoyed their leavers celebration this week and although different this year, it was still a wonderful occasion and a great time was had by all. Well done to year 6 who spoke, sung and presented like professionals. Thank you to the staff for putting it all together and many thanks to all of the parents who supported this occasion. 

Obstacle Race in Aid of The Lennox Children’s Cancer Fund

The children have had a fantastic time this week completing their obstacle races. The sun has been shining and there was a wonderful sense of sportsmanships from all of the participants. Thank you all for collecting sponsorship money, once we have counted up all of the money we will advertise the final amount. On behalf of the Lennox Children’s Cancer Fund I would like to pass on their thanks and gratitude for all of your support. 

Reports and Parents Evening

Your child’s end of year report will be sent home today. If you would like to discuss the report with your child’s class teacher then please complete the google form and this discussion will be via telephone on Monday. Teachers will be available from 3.30 on Monday 19th July. There is a feedback form which we would ask all parents to complete and send back to school by the end of the term. We warmly welcome your feedback and would love to hear if there is anything you feel we could improve.  This year we would like to celebrate the resilience of our pupils with a commemorative resilience badge. We hope that they will wear their badge with pride. We are certainly very proud of each and everyone of them. 

Meet the New Teachers and Classes

Transition activities have been in full flow over the last few weeks in school. You will receive a letter on Monday informing you of your child’s new teacher and class. On Tuesday 20th July, all pupils will have the opportunity to spend time with their new teachers in their new classrooms. I have no doubt you will hear all about it when you collect your child at the end of the day. 


After School Clubs

Today, Friday 16th July, is the last day for after school clubs. Mrs Chance and Miss Float will be sending information out regarding new clubs in September. 

Return to School: Thursday 2nd September  

We are looking forward to welcoming back pupils in years 1 - 6 on Thursday 2nd September. We will be sending you details regarding arrival and dismissal procedures as soon as we have finalised plans according to the government's guidelines. 

Summer Reading Challenge & Activities

Travelling abroad, enjoying a staycation, visiting a landmark, picnicking in the park or staying home, whatever it may be, we would love to see you reading in unusual and interesting places! SEnd your photographs via the school’s Facebook or Instagram accounts. These photos will then be added to our ‘Get caught Reading Map’ and shared on the Broadford’s Library Instagram page - don’t forget to give us a follow! A winner and runner up will be chosen when we return to school in September. All pupils will receive a certificate. Winners will be rewarded with national Book Tokens.
Closing date for entries: 10/9/21

Wild World Heroes, Summer Reading Challenge 2021

The Reading Agency and libraries are excited to introduce Wild World Heroes, Summer Reading Challenge 2021; a celebration of nature and action for the environment, in partnership with the World Wildlife Fund UK.

During the summer holidays children aged 4-11 can sign up at their local Havering library from 10th July, then read any six library books of their choice to collect special stickers and rewards along the way – all for FREE. This year only two library visits are needed, one to pick up a pack and a second to return a completed Book Review sheet in order to receive a medal and certificate.  Parents and carers will be discussing books and giving out stickers to their children.

Visit for our free Summer events.

School Books
Please can you ensure that all school reading books, Read, Write, Inc books and library books are returned to school by Wednesday 21st July. 

Term Dates 

Havering school term dates

INSET Dates for 2021-22

Day 1

Day 2

Day 3

Day 4

Day 5

1st September 

1st November

4th January

21st February 

6th June

The children return to school for the academic year 2021-22 on Thursday 2nd September.

Havering Catering Services

Week beginning Monday 19th July  is week 1 on the Havering catering services menu. All meals are served with unlimited salad and vegetables and cost £2.25. 

Year 6 Leavers Lunch

There is a special menu on Thursday 16th July for the last day of school for our year 6 pupils. The year 6 pupils will enjoy their lunch in the dining room together. This menu is available for all pupils on this day. The lunch costs £2.30 and is free for all KS1 pupils.

Summer School Holiday Meal Scheme

The government has further extended the COVID Local Support Grant. The School Holiday Meal Scheme will provide £90 (£15 per week) per child to cover the 6 week summer break to families who are eligible and apply. This is issued via a bank transfer only.

If you received money via the scheme previously, you do not need to reapply to receive money for the summer school holidays. The money will be paid into your nominated bank account automatically by Monday 26th July.
If you wish to check your eligibility, use the School Holiday Meal link. The scheme will open to receive applications from 9:00 on Monday 19th July and closes at 5:00 on Friday 23rd July.

Parents of Pupils in Year 2 Moving to Year 3 in September

Please remember, school lunches must be paid for via Squid from September. The government funding of free school lunches finishes when children leave year 2. However, Pupil Premium children will continue to receive free meals, if you think you may be eligible for free school meals support please contact the school office. 

Weekly Attendance  

KS1:    95% KS2:93% Overall:  94%

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

E for Excellence Winners

These wonderful children have demonstrated excellence this week.


George, Kian, Zyana, Ava-Rose, Amaya, Matthew, Lirsa, Domanic, Ayaan


















Ruby  W




Adrian M


















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. 


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.  

Alex, Abdulahad, Thomas, Archie, Jimmy, Dina, Pragya, Patrick, Pico, Cruz, Dara,

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. 

Hollie, Adra, Iniya, Kolby, Dhriti, Emmalee, Ayla, Toni, 


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

Rashid, Tele,


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

John, Toby, Leonard, Poppy, Fariha, Sofia, Kezia


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

Kyla, Nashwan  

Teacher Happy

Jide, Lorena, Iniya, Hope, Aimen, Lexie, Shivangi, Elisa all have happy smiling teachers this week because of their good choice and great work. 

Tracker Awards

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


Double prestige

Bronze certificate

Archie, Sophia, Eesa, Stanley, Lemar, Jessica, Elliot, Veer, Laynie-Rae, Elsie, Mason, Flynn, Umar, Ayaan, Jessica, Tiana-Louise, Paige, Dina, Sofia, Ayaan, Archie 

Lilly-Ann, Grace

Silver pencil 

Vinnie, Kiara

Silver certificate 

Rosie, Emily, JJ, Jake, Tiana, Teo, Gabi, Liroshan

Gold bookmark

Gold certificate 

Scarlett, Shivanshi

Platinum prize 

Platinum certificate 

Peter, Nathan, Ryan

Diamond prize



Diamond certificate


Star prize

Jennifer, Andrew, Gaida, Maddison

Star certificate 


I hope you all have a lovely sunny weekend.

Yours sincerely,


Mrs L Nicholls 


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