Friday 25 November 2022

Weekly Newsletter - Friday 25th November


Dear Parents and Carers,

FrontRow Music
We are pleased to inform you that FrontRow continues to offering guitar, keyboard and ukulele lessons at Broadford Primary School.
At Front Row Music we believe that music should be as fun and accessible to young children as possible. Our emphasis is on performance and helping children to get excited about playing an instrument.
Pricing and Instruments

·         Lessons cost £7.00 per week and are 30 minutes long. The children learn together in small groups with friends focusing on music that they will know and love. We will be in touch to confirm the exact day and times of the lessons when we know how many children are interested.

·         We provide instruments for the children to use in school. If you would like to purchase one at any point so that your child can practise at home, please get in touch.

We are excited that the children are so enthusiastic about music and are looking forward to introducing them to the guitar or ukulele. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us on 01206 205543 or by email at or

Free School Meals
Applications for the Christmas School Holiday Meal Scheme will officially open from Friday 25 November at 9am and will close on Friday 2 December at 5pm. The scheme allows eligible families to apply for £30 per child to purchase food to replace the meals their child would have received during the school day. Helping us ensure no child goes hungry during the school holiday.? 

Schools and early year’s settings are asked to encourage and support eligible families who have not yet taken advantage of this opportunity. As well as reminding parents and carers to check the new claims criteria on the council’s website as their circumstance may have changed or they may have had another child join school in the current academic year that they have not made an application for.
Details about the scheme and application form when live will be available on the Council’s website.

Christmas Film Nights
To help raise money for playground equipment - and give you some extra time in the evening to prepare for the festive season - we are holding special viewings of some fantastic children’s movies!
The cost is £3.50 and there will be an interval during the film where popcorn and soft drinks will be provided.

All attending pupils will need to be collected from the gates on Faringdon Avenue where the waiting area is located. 

Monday 12th December - Reception & key stage 1

Tuesday 13th December - Key stage 2
If your child would like to attend please complete the google form here and pay via sQuid. 

S.M.I.L.E Christmas Boxes
We were absolutely thrilled with the response to the S.M.I.L.E Christmas appeal. You donated over 50 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.
Thank you for your continued support. 

Festive Jumper: Thursday 8th December
Please wear normal school uniform, but swap the school sweater for a festive jumper. We will be collecting donations for Save the Children. We suggest £1 per family please. Thank you.

Christmas Dinner

Week beginning 12th 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 festive and vegetarian sausage puff. 

Tuesday 14th - Nursery pupils (30 hours), reception and year 5.

Wednesday 15th - Years 2,3 & 4

Thursday 16th - Years 1 & 6

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 £2.37. The universal free school meal offer is still applicable for our KS1/EYFS pupils.

Stay & Learn 

This half term we are looking forward to inviting parents of the following year groups into school for their stay and learn session. 

Tuesday 29th November  

Nursery 9.15 am & 12.45 pm

Autumn Term Dates - Second Half
Christmas dates confirmed and included below

Tuesday 29th November 

Nursery parents stay and learn @ 9.15 am & 12.45 pm

Wednesday 30th November 

Year 4 Geography field trip 

Monday 5th December

Nursery Christmas Concert @ 10.45am & 2.30 pm 

Year 3 Christmas Concert @ 2.30 pm 

Tuesday 6th December 

School nurse drop in @ 8.30 am

Year 1 Nativity @ 9.15 am & 2.30 pm 

Year 4 Christmas Concert 

Wednesday 7th December 

Year 2 Nativity @ 9.15 am & 2.30 pm 

Thursday 8th December 

Christmas Jumper day £1 donation towards Save the Children

Year 4 pupils singing in Romford, The Liberty 

Reception Nativity @ 9.15 am & 2.30 pm

Year 5 Christmas Concert @ 2.30 pm

Friday 9th December 

Year 4 visit to Romford Elim nativity Project. 

Year 6 Christmas Concert @ 2.30 pm

After school clubs finish

Monday 12th December 

Prospective parents tour @ 10 am

Reception & KS1 Christmas film night

Tuesday 13th December 

Christmas Dinner - Nursery, Reception & Year 5

KS2 Christmas film night 

Wednesday 14th December 

Year 4 pupil singing at local care home 

Christmas dinner years 2,3 & 4

Thursday 15th December 

Christmas dinner years 1 & 6

Year 5 spinebreakers Waterstones trip 

Monday 19th December 

Christmas party day in school

Tuesday 20th December 

Last day of Autumn term

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

Weekly Attendance  Target 96%

KS1: 93% KS2: 94%          Overall:93%
Congratulations to Lime and Rowan  who top the attendance table this week.

Havering Catering Services

Week beginning Monday 28th November is week 2 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. 
I am very pleased to inform you that the school kitchen now offers a halal chicken option. Whenever there is a chicken dish on the lunch menu there will always be a halal option available for those pupils who follow a halal diet. 

E for Excellence Winners

These wonderful children have demonstrated excellence this week.


Mason M & Vedasri
































Adam M 












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. 

Tele, Eric

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.  

Adejuwon, Edie, Teddie , Gabi, Dina, Rojure, Alana, Mimi, Kerys, Gracie, Maxi, Lucas, Kyriq, Bentley, Steven, Ayana

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. 

Poppy, Jessica, Ava, Maggie, Charlie, Demi 


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

Onyeka, Ivan, Iniya, Dara, Meerab, Iyinope, Elisa, Max


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

Tob, Kayden, Maya-Rose, Ruby


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

Ronnie, Ali, Robyn, Chelsea, Isaac, Viviana, Rosie, Henry

I Made My Teacher Happy

These pupils have all made sure their teachers have a smile on their face this week 

Theo, Jaabir, Roman, Osazemen, Merlyn, Kezia, Finley, Mateo, Sarah 


These superstars have been awarded their LAMDA certificates as a result of their exams taken back in July. Well done all! 

Keira, Annabelle, Archie, Jessica, Milena, Elsie-Rose, Fiki


Tracker Awards

Silver certificate 


Gold bookmark

Certificate, Zuriel, 

Platinum certificate


Diamond prize


Diamond certificate 


Star prize


I hope you all have a lovely  weekend.

Yours sincerely,


Mrs L Nicholls 


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