Friday, 25 March 2022

Weekly Newsletter - Friday 25th March


Headteacher: Mrs L Nicholls 

Dear Parents and Carers,


Parents Evening 

All parents should have received their appointment slips. We look forward to welcoming you all on Monday and Tuesday evening. 

This meeting  with your child’s teacher is to find out how they are progressing, the teachers will be discussing the pupils' journey towards end of year expectations and the mid-year review of these expectations. Our year 6 pupils will be available to show you to classrooms and will also be asking you to complete our curriculum survey. 


End of Spring Term 

Just a reminder for all parents that the Spring term ends on Friday 1st April  at 3.10 pm and 3.30 pm for Nursery pupils. We return to school for the summer term on Tuesday 19th April with breakfast club starting at 7.45 am and for all other pupils the gates will be open at 8.30 am. 


The Big Walk and Wheel Starts Week 2!

Monday 21st March - Friday 1st April 

Sustrans Big Walk and Wheel is the new name for Sustrans Big Pedal.

The event has a new name but it still has the same aim. We want to encourage more families to travel to school actively, to help create healthier and happier communities.

Sustrans Big Walk and Wheel will run for 10 days from 21 March to 1 April 2022 and is open to all primary and secondary schools in the UK. We are taking part between 21 March and 1 April to be in with a chance of winning fabulous prizes every day.

On each day of the challenge schools compete to see who can record the greatest number of pupils walking, using a wheelchair, scooting or cycling to school. We want all children to join in the fun and to understand the health and wellbeing benefits of active travel. 

What is Sustrans Big Walk and Wheel?

Sustrans Big Walk and Wheel inspires pupils to be amazing and take active journeys to school.

On each day of the challenge, schools compete to see who can get the highest percentage of their pupils walking, using a wheelchair, scooting or cycling to school. The school’s best five days will determine our final position. 

How many active journeys will our pupils make?


Empowering Parents Empowering Communities -EPEC
What is the EPEC Being a Parent Course? 

The Empowering Parents Empowering Communities (EPEC) Being a Parent (BAP) is an 8-week course that aims to improve: child development, parenting, family resilience and family relationships. It creates a trusting group ethos where parents are encouraged and supported to explore:  Positive behaviour management and discipline strategies.  Managing parent and family stress.  Understanding and managing children’s feelings.  Parent listening, communication, play and interaction skills.  Attachment and parent-child relationships.  Parenting roles, expectations and culture.
Why is it different?
The Being a Parent Course is facilitated by accredited members who have completed the EPEC Parent Group Leader (PGL) training. Their experiences, backgrounds, skills and qualities make each session inviting and engaging.
Who is the course for?
The Being a Parent Course is for parents in Havering who have one or more children between the ages of 2 to 11 years. Pre-schools, nurseries, early year’s settings, children’s centres and schools in the London Borough of Havering recognise the course content.

If this sounds like something you would be interested in please come into the office and speak with Mrs Goff for further information. 


Easter
School finishes next Friday (1st April) for the Easter break. To mark the occasion all pupils will be taking part in an easter egg hunt during the week beginning 28th March and we will be hosting Broadford’s very first Easter parade on Friday 1st April. We are inviting all pupils to take part in designing, making and wearing with pride an Easter bonnet/hat.
The bonnet/ hat could be made from card, paper, or use a baseball cap/sunhat/wooly hat as a base. Then allow your child to decide what they would like on their hat, it could be flowers, signs of new life such as Lambs, chicks and chocolate eggs. It can be anything linked to Easter.
We can’t wait to see all of the creations in school on Friday 1st April. Happy crafting!


Diary Dates
Spring Term 2
Tuesday 22nd February - Friday 1st April
Summer Term 1
Tuesday 19th April - Friday 27th May

Summer Term 2

Tuesday 7th June - Thursday 21st July  


INSET Days 2021-2022

INSET 1

INSET 2

INSET 3

INSET 4

Polling Day
School closed

INSET 5 

Monday 1st September 

Monday 1st   November  

Tuesday 4th January 

Monday 21st February 

Thursday 5th May 

Monday 6th June


Havering Catering Services

Week beginning 28th March  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. 
Price Increase

We have been informed by Havering catering services thatWith effect from the 1st April 2022 the price of a school will increase to £2.37.


Weekly Attendance  

KS1: 90%         KS2: 93% Overall:  92%

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


E for Excellence Winners

These wonderful children have demonstrated excellence this week.

Nursery

Luna and Khushbakht

Cedar

Kenzie

Alder

Martin

Cherry

Pranav

Apple

Nikita 

Elm 

William

Aspen 

Lola

Ash

Tele

Apricot

Thomas

Birch

Ellie G

Beech

Oscar

Larch

Nathaniel

Walnut 

Ksenija 

Maple

Adam

Mulberry 

Umar

Redwood

Ife

Pine

Charlie

Willow

Shajia 

Rowan 

Freddie

Almond

Alfie



Lime

All of Lime class



Oak 

Sophie

 

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.

Lilly L, Kevin


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.  

Blake, Victoria, Princess-Aniyah, Manuella, Brooke, Liam, Gabia,Mya, Tyler, Aadya, Moyin, Jeremiah, Freddie, Osazemen, Darcie, Lexie, Alfie, Deivydas, Rojure


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. 

Reciprocity

These children have shown interdependence, collaborated effectively, listened to others, displayed empathy and have imitated effective  ideas and methods from others. 

Nana, Lillie, Megan, Bernice, Courtney, Anish, Jaabir, Ash Class


Reflectiveness 

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

Tesha, Madalina,Irfan,Calliyssa, Elsie - Rose, Adu


Resilience

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

Adrian, Iyinope, Bernardo, Miraz, Logan, Ollie H, Zoe, Elena, Vinnie, Kylie


Resourcefulness   

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

Jessica, Taylor m Anisha-Mai, Ryan, Anaelle, Noah, Riley, Finley, Edward


I Have Made My Teacher Happy 

These children have kept their teachers smiling all week, Maalik, Riley, Louie, Keira, Thomas, Christabella, Anushri, Chidubem , Toni, Haileigh, Eric, Emmy, Teddie, Elisa, Praharsh


Tracker Awards

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



Prestige 

Double prestige

Bronze certificate

Chloe, Lily, Denis, Billy, Fire, Srinika, Ryan, Lucia,


Aimee

Silver pencil 

Scarlet, Armare, Umar, Tianna-Louise



Silver certificate 

Lily, Jessica, Adu, Ivan, Archie T, Mulberry, Elsie 

Hannah


Gold bookmark

Shauna, Peace, Isaac



Gold certificate 

Tiana, Darci



Platinum prize 

Osayande, Viviana, Elisa

Joy, Olivia


Diamond prize

Lily, Nathan. Aksanan 



Diamond certificate

Awwal, Faizah, Leonard



Star prize

Keira, 



Star certificate 

Richie 




I hope you all have an amazing weekend.

Yours sincerely,

 

Mrs L Nicholls 

Headteacher


Wednesday, 23 March 2022

More Easter Hat Ideas!

Next week (week beginning 28th March) to mark the occasion of the start of Spring and Easter, all pupils will be taking part in an Easter egg hunt and we will be hosting Broadford’s very first Easter parade on Friday 1st April. We are inviting all pupils to take part in designing, making and wearing with pride an Easter bonnet/hat.

The bonnet/ hat could be made from card, paper, or use a baseball cap/sunhat/wooly hat as a base. Then allow your child to decide what they would like on their hat, it could be flowers, signs of new life such as Lambs, chicks and chocolate eggs. It can be anything linked to Easter.
 
We can’t wait to see all of the creations in school on Friday 1st April. Happy crafting!

Here are some more ideas to get your creative juices flowing ... 





 

Tuesday, 22 March 2022

Wellies, Mud Kitchen Accessories and Crates Appeal!

OPAL - Our Playground Project 

The children are all extremely excited about our new playground project. As mentioned in the OPAL launch letter sent out at the launch of the programme, we will be continuing collecting loose parts for children to play with every morning next week. The items we are looking for will enable us to enjoy a wider range of play experiences during playtime (see below for some examples):

  • wellies
  • mud kitchen accessories (pots, pans, colanders, utensils etc)
  • crates

If you have any items to donate, they will need to be brought to the playground. Staff will be on the main front gate and will direct you to where the items need to be left. Please bring your items in between 8:30 and 8:50 any morning next week.  

If you are able to, or you know anyone who can, donate a large number of plastic boxes/crates/pallets, please contact the school office.

Many thanks for your support.