Friday, 18 November 2022

Weekly Newsletters - Friday 18th November, 2022

Headteacher: Mrs L Nicholls

Dear Parents and Carers,

Friendship and Kindness Week 2022

Next week is friendship and kindness week in school. Next week the children will have friendship assemblies and KS2 children will watch a virtual theatre in education performance called ‘Hope’.
All pupils will read, with their teachers, understand and sign a copy of our new anti-bullying contract in school. This will also be sent home for you to keep and read with your child.
We will end the week with ‘odd socks day’. All children can wear odd socks with their normal school uniform. We are encouraging pupils to wear their favourite odd socks (yes, this means picking out a pair that doesn’t match!). This is to symbolise that we are all different and that children should be themselves, accepting of one another and celebrate differences.

We will also be continuing with our ‘One Kind Word’ campaign. One kind word  can be a turning point. It can change someone’s perspective. It can change their day. It can change the course of a conversation and break the cycle of bullying.

We are really looking forward to it, so look out on the blog to see us in action. 

World Cup
As you will know the FIFA 2022 World Cup is kicking off. On Monday 21st November England are playing Iran at 1.00pm in the first round. Within year groups 2-6, the game will be shown in one classroom for children who wish to watch it. If pupils do not wish to watch they can move to another classroom for the afternoon. If you do not want your child to watch the game then please inform their class teacher of this. Many thanks.   

Broadford Football 

Congratulations to Miss Evans and the football team who won their game yesterday against Drapers’ Maylands. The game ended with an amazing result 5-2 to. Good job Team Broadford! 

Poppy Appeal
I am thrilled to report that we raised the amazing amount of £1091.32 for the Poppy Appeal. Thank you all for your kind generosity. 

England Rocks!
We have been rocking out in school this week, dressing up as Rockstars and smashing our times tables. I am thrilled to announce that the three highest scoring teams are Birch, Cedar and Elm. The three  most valuable players in KS2 are Liroshan, Zuriel, Hashir, well done to all of these! These are the mathematicians to beat in the next competition. 

Cost of Living Support From Havering
Havering Council is working alongside voluntary, community and local organisations, and businesses to set up a network of Warm Spaces across the borough this winter.

These include libraries, leisure centres, community centres, community hubs and other places. They will offer residents a warm welcome and will be free to use for anyone struggling to heat their home over the coming months.
Some venues will also offer hot drinks, activities, and other services such as free Wi-Fi. Warm Spaces will be heated, safe and friendly places where residents can comfortably spend time reading, studying or chatting with others.
The Council is also working with local NHS and voluntary and community partners to set up further Warm Spaces in areas highlighted as the most vulnerable to the cost of living crisis. These additional spaces will respond directly to the needs of the local community, delivering joint services. This could include money advice and energy tips along with COVID boosters and Flu vaccines and other health services.
The launch of Warm Spaces comes alongside the Council’s new cost of living online hub which brings together all of the support available to residents – from financial help with food and energy bills to free school holiday meals and mental health advice.
The Warm Spaces scheme follows the roll-out of the Council’s cost of living roadshows. These drop-in sessions are visiting locations right across the borough – providing residents with help and advice as the cost of living continues to hit our communities.

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 22nd November 

Reception @ 2.15 pm 

Tuesday 29th November  

Nursery 9.15 am & 12.45 pm

Reception Applications - Deadline 15th January 2023

3 and 4 year old children will be starting school in September 2023. Children born between 1st September 2018 and 31st August 2019 will be starting at an infant or primary school Apply online between 1st September 2022 and Saturday 15 January 2023 For school admissions information and to apply, go to
We hosted prospective parent tours this week which proved to be very popular. We will be showing more prospective parents around on Monday 12th December. 

Christmas Dates 

We are thrilled to be able to invite parents and carers into school during December for the Christmas celebrations. To try and keep numbers to a minimum each child will be allocated two tickets only. This information will be sent out to parents next week.
Please see below the dates for all of our Christmas events throughout December. 

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

Monday 21st November 

Friendship / Kindness week begins 

Tuesday 22nd November 

Reception parents stay & learn @ 2.15 pm 

Thursday 24th November 

Flu vaccination team in school
M&M Productions - Sleeping Beauty 

Friday 25th November 

Odd socks day - pupils can wear odd socks with their school uniform on this day. 

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: 94%   KS2 : 96%     Overall: 95%
Congratulations to Lime and Cherry who top the attendance table this week. Congratulations to KS2 for reaching the target of 96% for the second week running. Very proud of all those children who are coming to school everyday on time. 

Havering Catering Services

Week beginning Monday 21st November is week 1 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.


Shaheer & Ayo












































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.  

Livai, Harvey, Arnish, Lorena, Eason, Elsie, Maya-Aisha, Emmalee, Elsie, Laura, Dhriti, Elise, Amber, Joshua, Mason, Princess, Tyler, Elisa

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. 

Millen, Evie, Cherry, Anika


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

Leonard, Himanshi, Ife, Lily, Maalik, Harry, Aida, Zachary 


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

Noah, Nasrat, Lottie, Athena, Frankie, Louie, Jorgie, Yeva, Lexie, Freddie


These pupils have been curious about learning, made links between ideas, shown imagination, reasoned methodically and capitalised on resources.
Siana, Laynie, Taylor, Niamh, Vikhyat, Edward, Nazmie, Netany

I Made My Teacher Happy

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

Dija, Jimmy, Ibukun, Poppy, Harry


Tracker Awards


Bronze certificate

Himanshi, Olivia 

Silver Pencil 

Mason, Aliza

Silver certificate 

Amelia, Zuriel

Gold bookmark

Victoria, Amaira

Gold certificate 

Ava, Eason 

Platinum prize 

Freddie, Tesha


Platinum certificate


Diamond prize

Gabriel, Nikola, Teddie

Star certificate 

Jessica, Harry, Victoria, Aimen

I hope you all have a lovely weekend.

Yours sincerely,


Mrs L Nicholls 


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