Friday, 8 October 2021

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

 and enter the following code:




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!

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

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.


Nusayr and Ellie-Mae






































Ollie H






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. 


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,


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

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


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

David, Saarah, Teddy, Louisa, Grace, Lexie


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. 


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 


Silver certificate 

Tayla, Poppy, Hope  


Gold certificate 


Platinum certificate 


Diamond certificate


Star prize


I hope you all have a wonderful weekend.

Yours sincerely,


Mrs L Nicholls 


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