Friday, 23 September 2022

Weekly Newsletter - Friday 23rd September

                                                                Headteacher: Mrs L Nicholls  

Dear Parents and Carers,

End of Day
As we head into the 4th week of this academic year, I would like to remind all parents that it is statutory for children to attend school everyday. The gates open every morning for pupils at 8.30 am and they have to enter their classrooms by 8.50 am or they will be registered as late. School finishes and children must be collected from their classrooms at 3.10pm. We cannot make arrangements for pupils to be collected from the office, you must collect your child from their classroom at 3.10pm. Children should only be absent from school due to illness or if they have a medical appointment. If you are collecting your child early for a medical appointment you must provide the office with medical evidence.
Thank you in advance for your co-operation in this matter.

Congratulations to Mrs Ellender and her husband who have welcomed a healthy baby boy to their family. Their new addition, Arthur Joseph arrived safely last Friday afternoon and they are enjoying their first week as a family of three. I have passed on our best wishes from everyone here at Broadford.

IMPORTANT & URGENT MESSAGE – Please help us to provide the very best education to your children.
If your child is eligible for free school meals and you have not yet registered, please register NOW – you will be helping us and we can help you!
For every pupil who is eligible for Free School Meals, our school receives additional funding which enables us to provide essential learning resources, inspiring experiences and great facilities for our children.
Many people do not realise our KS1 children who receive a Universal Free School Meals are also eligible for this funding if their families are in receipt of the relevant benefits.
If your child is eligible for free school meals as well helping the school funding you will also receive:

  • a voucher for each child, once per year to assist with the cost of school uniform (redeemable at Premier Schoolwear)
  • assistance with contributions towards school trips and residential visits
  • some children / families are put off because they think that Free School Meals status means that they have to eat the school lunches. This is not true! If you prefer to bring a packed lunch, that is absolutely fine. The school dinners will be there for you should you want them… but they are not compulsory.
Who is eligible? If you are in receipt of any of the following benefits your child may be eligible for free school meals.

* Income support
* Income based Jobseekers Allowance
* Income related Employment Support Allowance
* Guaranteed Element of State Pension Credit
* Child Tax Credit (but not Working Tax Credit) and have an annual income of less than £16,190
* Support under part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
* Working Tax Credit run-on - paid for four weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit
* Universal Credit (your household income must be less than £7,400 a year after tax and not including any benefits you receive)
If you believe you may be eligible please click on the link below and complete the application form
We are happy to help you apply if you are unsure of your eligibility - please contact Mrs Gibson in the school office.

Flu immunisation
Your child will bring home a letter very soon regarding the flu immunisation program. The health team will be in school on Monday 17th October to administer flu vaccinations.

Parents Evening - Tuesday 18th and Wednesday 19th October
We are looking forward to welcoming all parents on Tuesday 18th & Wednesday 19th October for parent consultation meetings. You will have the opportunity to meet your child’s new class teacher and find out how they have settled so far this year. The teachers will also explain the expectations for the end of the year for your child.
Our year 6 prefects will also be on hand to show you to the classrooms and will be asking parents to complete our annual parent survey.
Please complete the attached google form by the end of the school day on Tuesday 4th October. You will receive your appointment by Monday 10th October.

Autumn Term Parents Appointment Request


Autumn Term Dates - First Half

Friday 23rd September 

Book fair - In the playground

Monday 26th September 

Prospective parents tour 10 am

Book fair - In the playground 

Tuesday 27th September 

Year 4 parents stay and learn 9am 

School Council visiting House of Parliament
Year 2 visiting HIlldene library

Book fair - In the playground

Thursday 29th September 

Year 4 Roman workshop

Friday 30th September 

Bower Park staff visiting Year 6

Monday 3rd October 

Almond and Lime visiting the Royal Courts of Justice 

Tuesday 4th October 

Year 5 Parents stay and learn 9 am 

Year 3 Stone age workshop 

Wednesday 5th October 

Year 6 visit from a Judge 

Monday 10th October 

Oak visiting the Royal Courts of Justice 

Prospective parents tour 10 am

Tuesday 11th October 

Year 3 Parents stay and learn 9am 

Thursday 13th October 

Carmel Janes photographers in school individual photographs 

Monday 17th October 

Flu vaccinations in school 

Tuesday 18th October 

Parent Consultations 3.30 - 7.00 pm 

Wednesday 19th October 

Parent Consultations 3.30 - 7.00 pm 

Thursday 20th October 

Year 6 Spinebreakers Waterstones Trip 

Friday 21st October 

Diwali celebrations come to school in your brightest clothes

All of the dates above are available on the school calendar which can be accessed via the school website.
Look out for the blogs on all of the above events.

INSET Dates for 2022-23

Day 1

Day 2

Day 3

Day 4

Day 5

1st September 

2nd September 

31st October 

20th February 

5th June 

Havering school term dates 2022-2023

Year 6 Parents
As your child is now in Year 6, now is the time that you will need to make an application for your child to start secondary school in September 2023.
Without an application your child will not be offered a Secondary school place.
Please visit the Havering website where you will find a brochure titled ‘Transferring to a Havering Secondary School in September 2023’ along with a short presentation video which explains the application process and answers some of the most common questions asked by parents. You will also find a link to the application system (eAdmissions).
All applications for Secondary Schools must be submitted online by no later than 31 October 2022.

Weekly Attendance Target 96%
                    KS1: 98%                          KS2: 95%                             Overall: 91%
Congratulations to Pine and Willow who top the attendance table this week.

Havering Catering Services
Week beginning 26th September is week 3 on the Havering catering services menu. All meals are served with unlimited salad and vegetables and cost £2.37.
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.


Zenaya & Dilan 






























Danny 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.
Pragya, Elise, Aida

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.
Adrian L, Henry, Elena, Ellie, Ronnie, Harry, Saffiyah, Rio, Lily-Mae, Hannah, Noah, Larissa, Aniah-Mai, Bernice. Ipsa, Pranav, Iniya

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.
Anna, Danny C
These pupils have planned carefully, revised ideas, identified key features and can talk about their learning.
Sienna, Livai, Noah, Shivangi, Jessica, Dunsin, Lidia, Mateo
These children have demonstrated perseverance, managed distractions, noticed patterns and been absorbed in their tasks.
Pippa, Sonny, Anna, Brooke, Ahmed, Carla, Isabella, Jasmine, Rosie
These pupils have been curious about learning, made links between ideas, shown imagination, reasoned methodically and capitalised on resources.
Adyaan, Ava, Harry, Gracie, Cruz

I Made My Teacher Happy
These pupils have all made sure their teachers have a smile on their face this week Flynn, Poppy, Summer. Evie, Adrian M, Liam, Esmee, Victoria

I hope you all have a fantastic weekend.

Yours sincerely,

Mrs L Nicholls

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