Friday 25 February 2022

World Book Day at Broadford

Dear Parents & Carers,

World Book Day is on Thursday 3rd March 2022 this year and it is the 25th year of World Book Day celebrations.

Due to COVID, Broadford haven't been able to celebrate fully for 2 years so this year we are having a whole week of celebrating! We are going BIG!

Watch out for pictures of the week on our Instagram story! @broadfordprimary

Webinars, Live Stream and an introduction to our whole school text for the week: Into the Forest by Anthony Browne - Monday 28th February 2022

Children in EFYS and Year 5 & 6 will be watching a webinar with authors Lucy Walters and Jasbinder Bilan respectively. 

All year groups will be watching a live stream of Matilda.

Plus, Into the Forest will be introduced to KS2 via assembly and KS1 in their carpet time.

Webinars and more class book activities - Tuesday 1st March 2022

Year 1 & 2's turn for a webinar with author Steve Anthony!

Classes will continue to create work around the book Into the Forest.

We are Readers Class Swap - Wednesday 2nd March 2022

Classes will be paired up to enjoy some stories together throughout the day.

World Book Day Dress Up, Masked Reader, Sharing Assembly and Designing a Book Door - Thursday 3rd March

Children are invited to dress as a book character. Best dressed in each class will win a prize!

During the day classes will create a 'book door' and a winner will be chosen.

We will also be having a sharing assembly in the afternoon to share the work we will have been creating from the book Into the Forest.

Masked Reader time - one child per class has been chosen to record a short clip of them reading - can we guess who they are?

Webinars and Broadford's Big Book Swap - Friday 4th March

Year 3 & 4's turn for a webinar, with author Laura Mucha.

If you have books at home that you don't use anymore this is your chance for your child to bring them into school in exchange for a book token. This event will happen in the afternoon of Friday 4th March in pupil's classes. Donations can be taken into children's classes or to the office.

Weekly Newsletter: Friday 25th February, 2022

Headteacher: Mrs L Nicholls 

Dear Parents and Carers,

Welcome back! I have no doubt that this half term will pass by as quickly as the last. There are lots of exciting events to look forward to. We will be  launching our new website, the University of Broadford is opening its doors again and we will be hosting our very own Easter parade before we break up for the Easter holidays! 

Living with Covid
I am sure that you would have seen the Prime Minister’s announcement this week regarding the changes to the self-isolation guidelines. It is wonderful that after two long years, we are edging towards life without Covid restrictions, although as a community we must be mindful that this elicits different responses in those around us. 

The DfE wrote to schools sharing information which I am sharing with you. The bold text comes directly from the DfE email. 

Changes to self-isolation and daily testing of close contacts

From Thursday 24 February, the Government will remove the legal requirement to self-isolate following a positive test. Adults and children who test positive will continue to be advised to stay at home and avoid contact with other people for at least 5 full days, and then continue to follow the guidance until they have received 2 negative test results on consecutive days. In addition, the Government will:

No longer ask fully vaccinated close contacts and those aged under 18 to test daily for 7 days, and remove the legal requirement for close contacts who are not fully vaccinated to self-isolate.

Staff, children and young people should attend their education settings as usual. This includes staff who have been in close contact within their household, unless they are able to work from home.

You will see that the advice is for people who have Covid to remain at home for at least 5 full days and then follow the guidance until they have received two negative lateral flows. 

Although these are now guidelines rather than legal requirements, we hope that parents will choose to adhere to these guidelines. This will help to ensure that our pupils and staff remain covd-free. Your support will hopefully allow pupils to continue learning in school and allow staff to continue to provide high quality education. 

Many thanks for your support with this matter.

World Book Day 

World Book Day is on Thursday 3rd March 2022 this year and it is the 25th year of World Book Day celebrations.

Due to COVID, Broadford hasn't been able to celebrate fully for 2 years so this year we are having a whole week of celebrating! We are going BIG! We kicked off our celebrations this week with the author Natalie Newman in school reading her newly published book ‘Lark the Shark’ to Reception, year 1 and 2 pupils. 

World Book Day Dress Up - Thursday 3rd March

Children are invited to dress as a book character. Best dressed in each class will win a prize!

This year, we are looking to help our planet (and save a little money) by reusing and recycling unwanted fancy dress items. If you have items at home that you no longer have a use for we would gratefully accept them! We kindly ask that all donations are made by Friday 25th February 2022.

Broadford's Big Book Swap - Friday 4th March
If you have books at home that you don't use anymore this is your chance for your child to bring them into school in exchange for a book token. This event will happen in the afternoon of Friday 4th March in pupil's classes. Please send donation into school by Monday 28th February. 

Parents Consultations  

At the end of the term we will be holding parent consultations when you are invited to come and meet your child’s class teacher to find out how they are progressing this year. This will be an opportunity to discuss the year group passport and how your child is making steps towards meeting end of year expectations. 

These events will be held on Monday 28th and Tuesday 29th April. 

Swap Shop
If you have had a little sort out and declutter over the half term break, we would love any donations of uniform - school sweatshirts and t-shirts etc and any donations of other clothing items that your children may have grown out of. This half term, we are going to host another swap shop. Dates to be confirmed. 

Havering Catering Services

Week beginning 28th February  is week 3 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:    89%      KS2: 95% Overall:  92%

Congratulations to Walnut  and Lime who top the attendance table this week.  

E for Excellence Winners

These wonderful children have demonstrated excellence this week.


Darci-Mai and Tommy




























Laynie -Rae
















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.  

Shaun, Ava, Meerab, Lilly, Batool, Teddie, Louie, Roza, Aisling, Manreet, Billy, Malachi, Finley H, Anish, Nashwan, Jessica, Arnish, Harvey, Charlie, Elisa, Edie

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. 

Hussain, Vrisha, Liam, Tyler


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

Lexie, Pranav, Jessica, Anish, Amari, Christian, Jacob,


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

Ayana, Scarlett, Naiara, Milena, Ali, Frankie P, Abdulkarim, Alexandra,


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

Hayden, Kayden, Grace, Mihai, Zach

I have Made My Teacher Happy

These students went above and beyond to dedicate their time to their Broadford pupil jobs.

Maggie, Qhaleed , Reagan, Adalina, Ali, Ruta, Ivan, Georgia, Ipsa

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 


Sophie, Molly

Gold bookmark

Ruta, Lexi, Elkah, Nathaniel, Tiana

Platinum prize 


Platinum certificate 

Shivanshi, Divine, Harry

Diamond prize


Diamond certificate

Harry, Larissa, 

Star Prize

Nancy, Oliver

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend.

Yours sincerely,


Mrs L Nicholls 


Thursday 24 February 2022

Lark the Shark!


On Tuesday, the children in Reception and KS1 had the most amazing time when the author Natalie Newman came to our school to read her newly published book, Lark the Shark. 

Everyone was super excited to meet an author and to listen to the story. After story time, the children were reflective and resourceful in making links, identifying key features and showing imagination when they had the opportunity to ask Natalie lots of questions about her book.

Natalie had a fantastic time at our school and said how proud you should all be of your children as they sat so beautifully and listened carefully. She was also very impressed with the well thought out questions that the children asked her.

Natalie has very kindly donated a signed copy of her book to the school library for the children to be able to enjoy during their reading for pleasure sessions.

Danni-Ella -  'Did you draw the pictures for the story?'

Roze -  'I like the bit where the shark picks up the rubbish'

Jefflyn - 'How long did it take you to write the book?'

Wednesday 23 February 2022

Spring 1 Housepoint Winners!

Throughout the term pupils who are demonstrating job number 3 and being kind and polite to everyone that they meet earn themselves housepoints. 

Red house (Faringdon) scored 764 and were crowned the housepoint winners for Spring term part 1. These pupils have been remembering their manners and helping others in school and in return for the kindness and politeness they have shown they received a special reward this afternoon. 

Pupils in red house were treated to a private showing of Disney’s Encanto along with some tasty treats. They had a fabulous time and sang along to the songs with enthusiasm! 

Ruby in year 5 said ‘This is why it is so important to be kind and polite! Collect the housepoints and earn the rewards.’ 

‘Today has been the best school day!’ said year 1 pupil Cruz. 

Safer Internet Day 2022

“Earlier this year [Safer Internet Day] conducted research about the time that young people spend online and found that, 77% of young people have spent more time playing online games and apps during the pandemic than ever before.”

Across the school activities took place as part of Safer Internet day. This blog shows some of the highlights:

Key Stage One Safer Internet Day

In Key Stage One the children watched the following videos about staying safe on the internet. Jessie & Friends is a three-episode animated series which aims to equip 4-7 year olds with the knowledge, skills and confidence they need to help them stay safe from sexual abuse and other risks they may encounter online.

Jessie & Friends follows the adventures of Jessie, Tia and Mo as they begin to navigate the online world. They learn that while the internet can be an exciting place where they can learn and have fun, sometimes they may encounter things online which make them feel worried, scared or sad. Follow the links to watch this at home with your child:

"I must tell a grown up I trust if something is not right!" - Alexandra, Nursery

Key Stage Two Safer Internet Day Posters

Key Stage 2 children completed posters to demonstrate their understanding of how to stay safe online advertising tips for how to achieve this. See some of their fantastic work below: