Friday 26 November 2021

Weekly Newsletter - Friday 26th November

Headteacher: Mrs L Nicholls 

Dear Parents and Carers,

Next week the children will be continuing to practice for their Christmas performances in between their usual learning and lessons. They will have a very busy week but you will appreciate all of their hard work the week after! Year group leaders and class teachers will be sending home information regarding tickets and performances today. 

After a very successful fundraising meeting with our parents and carers, we are delighted to be able to share with you our first fundraising event. During the week beginning the 6th December, we will be having Christmas movie nights. Information for this event has been sent via email, through our website and social media pages. We would like to say thank you to all the parents who came to the meeting and shared some brilliant ideas. We now have several fundraising events planned throughout the year.

Children in Need 

Thank you to everyone for their generosity last week during our Children in Need event. Overall we raised £429.11. Well done team Broadford. I am thrilled to announce that Alder, Mulberry and Elm won the Pudsey classroom door decoration competition. Well done to Ameera, Ksenija and Asad who won the tote bag competition and will have their bag designs printed onto a canvas tote bag! Congratulations to all. 

S.M.I.L.E Christmas Appeal 

We were absolutely thrilled with the response to the S.M.I.L.E Christmas appeal. You donated over 75 Christmas shoe boxes which will go towards putting a smile on someone's face this Christmas day. Well done to our Broadford pupils and families for demonstrating pupil job number 3, being kind and polite to everyone. 

Reception Applications - Deadline 15th January 2022

3 and 4 year old children will be starting school in September 2022. Children born between 01 September 2017 and 31 August 2018 will be starting at an infant or primary school Apply online between Wednesday 01 September 2021 and Saturday 15 January 2022 For school admissions information and to apply, go to
We hosted prospective parent tours this week which proved to be very popular. Miss Chappel will be showing more prospective parents around on Wednesday 1st December at 9.15am. 

School Calendar and Future Dates

You are able to view future dates on our google calendar, which can be accessed through the website. On the front page the calendar icon is at the top of the blue header. You will find all of our up and coming events on this calendar under Broadford parents and community.

Christmas Dates 

We are thrilled to be able to invite parents and carers into school during December for the Christmas celebrations. To try and keep numbers to a minimum each child will be allocated two tickets only. This information will be sent out to parents next week.
Please see below the dates for all of our Christmas events throughout December. 

Year group leaders and class teachers will be sending home further information today.


Sorrel Hall (Old hall)

Charlton (New hall)

Monday 6th December 

Year 3 performance - 2.30pm


Nursery performance - 10.45am / 2..30pm

Tuesday 7th December 

Year 4 performance - 2.30pm

Year 1 performance - 9.15am / 2.30pm

Wednesday 8th December 


Year 2 performance - 9.15am / 2.30pm

Thursday 9th December 

Year 5 performance - 2.30pm 

Reception performance - 9.15am / 2.30pm

Friday 10th December 

Christmas jumper day 

Year 6 performance - 2.30pm 

Tuesday 14th December 

Christmas dinner for nursery, reception and year 6

Wednesday 15th December 

Christmas dinner for years 2,3,4

Thursday 16th December 

Christmas dinner for years 1,5

Friday 17th December 

Class Christmas parties

Last day of the autumn term

We look forward to welcoming you to the Christmas performances. 

Christmas Dinner

Week beginning 13th December pupils have the opportunity to enjoy Christmas dinner in school. This will be served to different year groups on different days. This is so that pupils can eat their Christmas dinner in the hall and enjoy a festive experience. Due to the fact that the kitchen will be cooking over 200 Christmas dinners daily there will be a different menu for the rest of the school on their non Christmas dinner day please see below. 

Christmas dinner will be roast turkey with the trimmings and there is also a vegetarian option which is cranberry, butternut squash and vegetarian sausage puff. 

Tuesday 14th - Nursery pupils (30 hours), reception and year 6.

Wednesday 15th - Years 2,3 & 4

Thursday 16th - Years 1 & 5

Children can wear Christmas jumpers and headwear on their Christmas dinner day if they would like to. 

So that the school cook has an idea of numbers for each sitting please indicate on the google form if your child would like Turkey or the vegetarian option by the end of the school day today. If your child is not eating Christmas dinner then there is no need to complete the form.

Christmas dinner

On your child's non Christmas dinner day the kitchen will be preparing a cold service consisting of tuna, cheese or ham baguettes. These will be ordered via sQuid as normal.
If your child is choosing to have school dinner please make sure that their sQuid account is topped up, the cost of a Christmas dinner is £2.30. The universal free school meal offer is still applicable for our KS1/EYFS pupils.

Holiday Meal Scheme 

Through the Government’s Household Support Fund, the Council has allocated funding to continue the School Holiday Meal Scheme for December, which will allow eligible families to receive £30 per child to cover the two-week Christmas school break.

The scheme provides funds to ensure that eligible families can purchase food over the holidays to replace the meals a child would have received during a school day.

The application window will open for a short period from Friday 26 November at 9am, closing on Friday 3 December at 5pm.

Families who have previously received payment via the scheme do not need to reapply and will automatically receive the funds into their nominated bank by week commencing Monday 20 December.

Details about the scheme have been updated on the Council’s website, with the application form going live from Friday 26 November.

Havering Catering Services

Week beginning 29th November  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: 94%         KS2: 94% Overall: 94%

Congratulations to Rowan and Almond who top the attendance table this week.  

E for Excellence Winners

These wonderful children have demonstrated excellence this week.


Olivia and Tillie-Rose




Miya- Rose 
























Elliot P 












Charlie T




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. . 

Robyn, Layla-Rose, Fola, Leah, Rajaab, Macie

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.  

Indianna, Amelia, Kylie, Saarah, Blake, Victoria, Qhaleed, Tiggy, Maisie, Harry, Praharsh. Nikola, Netany, Mateo, Jorgie, Archie T, Jide, Ruta, Eddie

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. 

Amelia, Frankie, Alexandra, Demi, 


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

Chelsea, Selina, Jeremiah, Gabriela, Nikita, Eric


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

Aisling, Caden, Miraz Maya-Aisha, Aliza, Fatima, Faramade


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

Aarna, Nana, Irfan

Teacher Happy

Ali, Hannah, Iyinope, Aisha, Samuel, Nathan, Lily, Samuel, Hussein, Liam, Ruby Christian have made sure that their teachers have been smiling this week in school. 

Reading Awards

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

Kylie, Eric, 

Tracker Awards

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


Double prestige

Bronze certificate

James, Aadya


Silver certificate 

Jaymee, Iniya


Gold bookmark

Liroshan, Teo

Gold certificate 

Zuriel, Georgia

Platinum prize 

Moyin, Shivangi

Platinum certificate 

Mihai, Daniel, Lottie, Anish, 

Diamond prize

Carla, Riley

Diamond certificate


Star prize

Frankie, Srinika, Thomas, Charlie

Star certificate 



I hope you all have a restful and enjoyable weekend.

Yours sincerely,


Mrs L Nicholls 


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