Friday 17 December 2021

Weekly Newsletter - Friday 17th December, 2021

Headteacher: Mrs L Nicholls 

Dear Parents and Carers,

Wishing you a very Merry Christmas & Happy New Year
Who knew that we would still be dealing with Covid during the autumn term of 2021. I naively thought that we would be over this already. Uncertainty is all around us, never more so than today. Whether it concerns a global pandemic, the economy, or finances, health, and relationships, much of what lies ahead in life remains uncertain. What I can be certain of is that as a school we will continue to do our best for our pupils everyday. Your children are very lucky to have a team of staff who are here to support them and work to ensure that they have the best chance to succeed in school.

I am delighted to say that 81% year 2 pupils reached the expected level in the phonics screening test this week. This is brilliant and a testament to the hard work of the year 2 staff and due to the creativeness and hard work of the previous year 1 and reception teams who found other ways to educate these pupils in the middle of a pandemic!

We have no idea what the new year will bring. It may bring more uncertainty but what I am certain of that we  will all continue to work together for the good of our pupils!

I wish you all a very merry Christmas and a fabulous new year. I look forward to welcoming all of the pupils back to school on Wednesday 6th January, 2022. 

First Day of 2022

We are looking forward to seeing all children back at school in January 2022. School opens again on Wednesday 5th January for all pupils.  Breakfast Club at 7.45am – with the gates opening from 8.30am for all other pupils.  

Thank you!

Your generous donations in the Christmas Bucket  at the end of each performance last week  have raised £625 and the Christmas film nights raised £980. This will go towards purchasing new equipment in the outdoor areas for our Opal project. Voluntary contributions on Christmas Jumper day raised £187 which will go to the very worthy charity Save the Children, Thank you.

Housepoint Reward

I am thrilled to say that red house (Farringdon) are the autumn term winners! They have earned the most housepoints during this term and enjoyed a school disco on Monday afternoon. Well done to all of the members of red house for displaying pupil job number 3 - being kind and polite to everyone that they meet. 

Attendance News!

I am delighted to announce the winners of the attendance league for the Autumn term - Almond class! They enjoyed their reward breakfast this morning. Congratulations to all of the pupils in Almond who have remembered their number one job of coming to school every day. 

Job number 1 - Be ready and come to school everyday on time! 

Diary Dates
Spring Term
Wednesday 5th January - Friday 11th  February
Tuesday 22nd February - Friday 1st April
Summer Term
Tuesday 19th April - Friday 27th May
Tuesday 7th June - Friday 22nd  July 

INSET Days 2021-2022






Monday 1st September 

Monday 1st   November  

Tuesday 4th January 

Monday 21st February 

Monday 6th June

Havering Catering Services

Week beginning Wednesday 5th January  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.  

E for Excellence Winners

These wonderful children have demonstrated excellence this week.












































Charlie P


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.  

Ruby, Scarlet, Sofia,  Noah, Zuriel, Demi, Freddie, Mason, Lily, Freddie, Abdul-Aziz, Jessica, Molly May, Mihai, Jayden, Joy, Amira, Joshua, Alice , Riley, Aisha

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. 

Medeea,Sophia,Maxi, Chloe, Emmalee, Ollie H, Sophie, Eva


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

Daisy, Amaira, Shajia, Manreet, Brooke, Eden, Deivydas, Athena, Autumn, 


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

Archie, Harry, Ehan, Elisa, Louie-Ray, Ellie, Osayande, Zoe, Jace, Molly 


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

Tyler,  Izaan, Batool

Teacher Happy

Maple Class, Harry, Adrian, Shivanshi, Eivis, Lily, Andreea, Ksenija, Riley, Fatimah, Ava, Victoria 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. 

Alfie, Danni-Ella, Ronnie, Iustin

Tracker Awards

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


Double prestige

Bronze certificate


Sophie, Katlyn

Silver pencil 

Netany, Tiffany 


Silver certificate 

Louisa, Amber, Siana, Pragya


Gold bookmark

Karimah, Elyakim, Areya, George K 

Gold certificate 

Gabi, Hope


Platinum prize 

Isreal, Nevaeh, Kyla, Maxi 

Platinum certificate 

Aimen, Larissa, Megan

Diamond prize


Diamond certificate

Harry, Siena, Kezia, 

Star prize

Layla, Sirinika, Ethan

Star certificate 


Wishing you all a very peaceful and restful Christmas and a Happy New Year. Eat, drink, be merry and make the most of the quality time with your families. Most importantly, be safe and we look forward to seeing you in 2022. 

Yours sincerely,


Mrs L Nicholls 


Thursday 16 December 2021

Sports for Schools - money raised!

 Wow, wow, wow!

Frederick and the team had the best day when they visited Broadford Primary School!  You worked so hard completing all the physical activities.  

We have finally counted all the money you raised.  Not only did you raise a whopping £1909.55 for us to spend on equipment for the pupils BUT you also raised £1273.04 towards helping up and coming athletes in England to train and become even better.  

Your teachers will hand out the prices you have won from the fundraising on Friday 17th December.  Congratulations!

We asked the children what equipment they would like and what they think they need at playtime and lunchtime.  This is what we will spend the money on.  As soon as it is purchased, we will share with you the results of your hard labour.

Well done and congratulations again!

Friday 10 December 2021

OPAL: Wellies and Waterproofs

Wellies and Waterproofs

Throughout the winter months, our children will still be accessing the outdoor environment. Playing outdoors in rich play environments is one of the best ways for children to develop social skills, build resilience, make more friends, be more creative and care more about the planet. Right now, this is more important than ever.

Please ensure your child has a pair of wellies in school (in a named plastic bag) and comes to school wearing a coat.

We are working on every child having waterproof clothing to change into for outdoor play and will be providing storage to keep the clothing dry. 

If your child has a set of waterproof clothing, please send it in  - labelled clearly with their name. 

If you have any spare waterproof clothing, please also send them in.

If you have any spares wellies, please place in the boxes provided by the gate at the main entrance (from Monday morning).

Weekly Newsletter - Friday 10th December

Headteacher: Mrs L Nicholls 


Dear Parents and Carers,

Christmas Concerts

A big thank you to all parents / carers who came along to support the children’s Christmas concerts this week. I am sure you will agree with me that all of the children sang brilliantly, danced beautifully and read and acted like true professionals. We hope that you enjoyed watching the concerts as much as we did. Well done to all pupils and staff involved. 


We wrote to all parents on Monday to inform you that we have had a small rise in positive Covid-19 cases in school. We are continuing to monitor the situation and are working closely with Public Health England. This letter is to inform you of the current situation and provide advice on how to support your child. The school remains open and providing your child remains well and is not displaying symptoms of Covid-19 they can continue to attend school as normal. We will keep this under review. 

What to do if your child develops symptoms of COVID 19
If your child develops symptoms of COVID-19, they should remain at home and you should arrange a PCR test. Anyone with symptoms will be eligible for testing and this can be arranged via 

Symptoms of COVID 19 

The most common symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) are recent onset of: 

• new continuous cough and/or 

• high temperature 

• a loss of, or change in, normal sense of taste or smell (anosmia) 

For most people, coronavirus (COVID-19) will be a mild illness. 

If your child does develop symptoms, you can seek advice from NHS 111 at 

How to stop the spread of COVID-19 

There are things you can do to help reduce the risk of you and anyone you live with getting ill with COVID-19 


• wash your hands with soap and water often – do this for at least 20 seconds 

• use hand sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available 

• wash your hands as soon as you get home 

• cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when you cough or sneeze 

• put used tissues in the bin immediately and wash your hands afterwards 

In school we will continue with our measures already in place and will continue to monitor closely with public health. 

Poppy Appeal 

Poppy sales for remembrance day raised £629.72. Thank you as always for your support. Every poppy sold makes a difference to the lives of our armed forces communities. 

School Nurse
Cathy Forrester, our school nurse is hosting her final parents drop in surgery of the Autumn term. Please pop into the school office from 8.30 am if you need to speak with Cathy or require any support or medical advice. 

Christmas Parties

There will be Festive Parties for children in Nursery, Reception and years 1-6 on Friday 17th December. You don’t need to send in party clothes or food. The pupils can wear their school uniform but they are very welcome to bring in a festive jumper (and headwear if you have it) to wear for the occasion.  We will also provide all the food for them too.

Final Day of Term: Friday 17th December

We finish school on Friday 17th December. School opens again on Wednesday 5th January 2022 – Breakfast Club at 7.45am – with the gates opening from 8.30am and breakfast bagels will be available in the classrooms. 

School Photographs 

School Photos Are Still Available!

If you haven't viewed your Child's school photo from this year yet, simply click on the link below to have the photo link sent to you directly

Or you can contact Carmel Jane Photography on 01277 822 674

Free postage still applies, and you have up until the 14th of December for Christmas delivery

After School Clubs 

Autumn term after school clubs will finish on 10th December.
Spring term after school clubs will start on Monday 10th January through to Friday 25th March. If you would like to apply for an after school club for your child please follow the link below. 

Spring Term After School Clubs

Please complete 1 form for each child by Sunday 12th December. 

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

Spare Uniform
If you are having a clear out over the holidays and have uniform that no longer fits your children, we would love donations of school t-shirts, jumpers, skirts and trousers and particularly boys and girls socks. Many thanks. 

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. 

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.

Havering Catering Services

Week beginning 13th December  is week 1 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: 92%          KS2: 91% Overall:  91%

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

Awards and Certificates 

Due to the Christmas concerts this week. We have not been able to have our usual E for Excellence assemblies. However, we will be giving out E for Excellence awards, tracker certificates, spelling prizes next week and all of the usual awards before we break up.

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend.

Yours sincerely,


Mrs L Nicholls