Tuesday 31 January 2023

World Book Day Author Visit - Book Sale After School!

We are pleased to announce that Natalie Newman, author of the Lark the Shark series, will be coming back to Broadford on the 3rd March to celebrate World book day with a reading of her new book in the series, Lark the Shark and Wonda the Whale.


We cant wait to hear all about Lark's next adventure about friendship, kindness, being different and of course keeping our oceans clean.

Natalie will be selling signed copies of her book straight after school, in the playground for £8. If you wish to purchase a copy, please bring cash with you on the day.

Spring 1 and 2 Worldly Wise: TRANSPORT 🚌

 Every week, pupils have a 'Worldly Wise' assembly where they build and grow their own body of general knowledge.  By knowing a little about a lot they will be able to place events and ideas in context in a variety of different situations. 

Over the next few months, children are finding out about TransportAny transport system available for shared use by the public. London has one of the largest public transport networks in the world. 

The 'Worldly Wise' Challenge is an opportunity for pupils to complete further research and tasks linked to the half termly topic.  There are separate activities for Y3/4 (green sheet) and Y5/6 (blue sheet).  They can do as many tasks as they like and do not have to link to the transport options we have explored in school but can be any type of transportation that sparks their interest. 

This is optional, and on top of their daily 15 minutes of reading, 15 minutes of spelling practice and 15 minutes of times tables practice.  

The pupils will receive a special 'Worldly Wise Challenge' certificate at the end of the half term on completion of a project that shows a significant level of effort and challenge undertaken by the individual child.

You pick what you research; you're in control!  
We cannot wait to see where your learning takes you!

Year 3 and 4 Challenge
 Year 5 and 6 Challenge

Friday 27 January 2023

Weekly Newsletters - Friday 27th January, 2023

Headteacher: Mrs L Nicholls 
Dear Parents and Carers,

Fundraising Committee
Lots of parents have expressed an interest in joining a fundraising committee to raise vital funds for the school. We are intending to host a summer fete on Saturday 8th July, 2023. If you would like to join the fundraising committee please complete the form below  with your details.   

Summer Fete Sign Up

Industrial Action
As you will be aware the National Education Union has announced industrial action with the first day being Wednesday 1st February. Staff do not need to decide if they are taking part until the day and we are not allowed to insist that staff inform us if they are participating, nor even inform us of which union they are part of. 

As you will understand, we are unable to plan for either school within The Learning Federation to safely open with potentially the entire teaching staff being absent on this day, in 2 large schools with over 1300 pupils. We are therefore taking the decision that it is not operationally safe for us to open the school on this day to all pupils and both Broadford and Mead primary schools will be closed to all pupils on Wednesday 1st February. 

“Love the HIll” Community Day
On Saturday 4th February, there is a family fun day at MyPlace. This is a community event where local residents have the opportunity to share their views and meet others working and living in the local area. It is a family event and there are creative activities for everyone to participate in. There is also the chance to win a £50 voucher. The event is running between 11 am and 2 pm at MyPlace, 343 Dagenham Park Drive. 

Spring Term Parent Evening Consultations - Wednesday 8th & Thursday 9th February
We are looking forward to welcoming all parents on Tuesday 8th & Wednesday 9th February for parent consultation meetings.
The form to request an appointment time will close at 8 pm today, 27th January. If you have not requested an appointment by this time you will be allocated an appointment by your child’s class teacher.
All parents will receive their appointment time on Thursday 2nd February.

Spring Term Parent Evening Appointment Requests 

Stay & Learn Sessions

We invite all parents & carers to join us for this half term parents information session and the focus for all year groups is Mathematics.
Tuesday 31st January @ 9.15 am - Year 5

Tuesday 7th February @ 9.15 am - Year 3
We look forward to welcoming many of you for the above events. 

Diary dates for Spring 1

Tuesday 31st January 

Year 5 parents stay & learn session 

Wednesday 1st February 

School closed - teachers strike

Thursday 2nd February 

Year 4 Viking workshop 

Monday 6th February 

Start of children’s mental health week 

Year 3 Egyptian WoW day

Year 5 WW2 trip 

Tuesday 7th February 

Year 3 parents stay & learn
Safer Internet day 

Wednesday 8th February 

Parents Evening 3-7 pm 

Thursday 9th February 

Year 4 Spinebreakers trip 

Parents Evening 3-7 pm 

Friday 10th February 

Dress to Express day

End of half term 

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: 91%  KS2:   94%        Overall: 92%

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

Havering Catering Services

Week beginning 30th January 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.
Breakfast Club 

Breakfast club runs every morning from 7.45 am. The cost of breakfast club is £1.55 which is payable via sQuid. Please make sure that you book your child’s place by 3.00pm the day before you would like them to attend on the sQuid system. 

E for Excellence Winners

These wonderful children have demonstrated excellence this week.


Nevaeh and Ellie-Mae










Archie S

































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. 

Fire , Thomas, George, Munsha, Steven, Viviana,Qhaleed,Chloe


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

Amaira, Zuriel, Ayaan, Rubie, Lidia. Athena, Madalina,Batool


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

Kerys, Anna, Rosie, Layla , Aimen, Riley, Riley


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

Jaabir, Billy, Nisa, Richie


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. 

Georgia, Rojure, Niamh

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.  

Ivan, Nicole, Eric, Jessica, Aisha, Charlie, Noah, Christian, Max-William, Angie, Aariz, Mateo, Robyn, Asad, Manreet, Happiness, Jason 

I Made My Teacher Happy

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

Ronnie, Stanley, Ali, AJi, Mason, Taylor, Natalia

Tracker Awards

Bronze certificate

Alice, Erikas, 

Silver Pencil 

Elliot P, 

Silver certificate 

Osazemen, Eesa

Gold bookmark

Nasrat, Dunsin, Meerab, Ayaan 

Platinum prize 


Diamond prize


Diamond certificate 

Amari, Mihai,

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend.

Yours sincerely,


Mrs L Nicholls 


Monday 23 January 2023

Broadford University - The Ultimate Chess Champion

The University of Broadford has started and the ultimate chess champions have begun to refine their chess game to see who will reign victorious in 2023. 

During week one the game players learned how to set up the board correctly, the names of each piece and how the pawns, queens and kings move. In week two we added another piece to the board and learned about the rooks. They are important pieces and can take command of a whole rank or file. We do not want to loos them early in the game.

I am sure that this cohort of chess players are going to use tactics and strategies to manoeuvre  the battlefield and become the ultimate chess champion.