Friday, 24 March 2023

Weekly Newsletter - Friday 24th March, 2023


Headteacher: Mrs L Nicholls 

Dear Parents and Carers,

Don’t forget the clocks Spring forward this weekend. Longer and brighter days are ahead!

End of Spring Term 

Just a reminder for all parents that the Spring term ends on Friday 31st March  at 3.10 pm for all pupils. We return to school for the summer term on Monday 17th April with breakfast club starting at 7.45 am and for all other pupils the gates will be open at 8.30 am. 

University of Broadford
We are sadly coming to the end of our Broadford University courses and what a great 10 weeks we have had. I have seen so many happy, smiling children, bursting to tell me all about the wonderful things they have been learning at their University of Broadford sessions. The children have all shown great resilience and reciprocity while working through their courses and we couldn't be prouder of how much they have all achieved.
We would now like to invite you in to celebrate your child’s achievements. The dates and start times for each course are as follows. This year the University of Broadford project included pupils from years 3-6.
Monday 27th March - 2pm Start
Creative Cards, Chess, Sock Cats
Tuesday 28th March - 2pm Start
I'm a Pupil Get Me Out Of Here, Dance, Get Fit Fridays, Show Stoppers
Wednesday 29th March - 2pm Start
Around The World In a Term, Fashionistas, Chromebook Crew, Lyrical Masters
Thursday 30th March - 2pm Start
Creative Writing, Cracking Clay, Comfy Cushions, Video Productions
We ask that  parents/carers wait at the lower gate on Faringdon Avenue, by the waiting area , a member of staff will be there to escort you in at the start time.
We look forward to welcoming you into school for our wonderful graduations.

After School Clubs 

The last after school club for the Spring term is today Friday 24th March. There are no after school clubs next week. 

If you would like to apply for an after school club for your child please follow the link below. We have already received over 160 applications so don’t delay completing the form asap. 

Summer Term After School Club Applications 

It is one week till we finish for the Easter break. I know that it feels like we have only returned from the Christmas break! However, to mark the occasion all pupils will be taking part in an easter egg hunt next week and we will be hosting Broadford’s Easter parade on Friday 31st March. We are inviting all pupils to take part in designing, making and wearing with pride an Easter bonnet/hat. It is £1 to enter the competition and this will contribute towards our fundraising total this year. 
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 31st March. Happy crafting!

As you are aware we are holding a summer fete on Saturday 8th July. However, we need your help! We are looking for volunteers to help run stalls. If you can spare 30 mins or an hour we would very much appreciate your time.
Many thanks.

Volunteers Sign Up 

Mother’s Day Sale
We raised a staggering £964 from the Mother’s day sale last week. This will go towards our fundraising total for the year. Thank you all for your generosity. We hope that you enjoyed your gifts and that you enjoyed a lovely and relaxing Mother’s day. 

Dates for Spring 2

Monday 27th March 

University of Broadford Graduations for;
Creative Cards, Chess, Sock Cats

Tuesday 28th March

University of Broadford Graduations for;
I'm a Pupil Get Me Out Of Here, Dance, Get Fit Fridays, Show Stoppers

Wednesday 29th March

University of Broadford Graduations for;
Around The World In a Term, Fashionistas, Chromebook Crew, Lyrical Masters

Thursday 30th March 

University of Broadford Graduations for;
Creative Writing, Cracking Clay, Comfy Cushions, Video Productions

Friday 31st March 

Easter Parade - Decorate and wear your Easter Bonnet to school. Prizes to be won! £1 entry fee. 

Diary Dates
Summer Term 1
Monday 17th April - Friday 26th May

Summer Term 2

Tuesday 6th June - Friday 21st July  

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: 91%       Overall: 92%
Congratulations to Pine and Elm who top the attendance table this week.

Havering Catering Services

Week beginning March 27th 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.  

E for Excellence Winners

These wonderful children have demonstrated excellence this week.


Archie and Zara











































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. 

Zoe, Lukas, Shivangi


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

Anish, Amari, Alexandra , Aarna, Miqdaad


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

Ikveera, Tiffany, Ava, Arnish, Eason, Aadya, Amelia, Esmee, Elisa


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

Eesa, Anna, Amaira, Aniah-Mai, Amira, Awwal


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. 

Elsie, Hope, Mimi, Carla

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

 Subhan, Starla, Olivia , Chuka, Flynn, Jaabir, Sophie, Irfan, Sophia, Princess, Aisosa, Farzaan, Sophia, Star, Dhriti, Lexi, Edward Lidia

I Made My Teacher Happy

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

Daniel, Jide, Joshua, Zara, Sonny, Siana, Nazmie, Adam, Cherry, Callum, Vinnie, Charlie, Daniel, Varvara, Daria, Edward, 

Tracker Awards


Bronze certificate

Kylie, Zyana, Rohith, Lirsa, Alexandra, Poppy, Success

Silver Pencil 

Brian, Henry

Silver certificate 

Sienna, Shajia

Gold bookmark

James, Charlie, Grace, Oscar, Scarlet, Eden, Evie, Chidera


Gold certificate 

Amaira, Elliot

Platinum prize 

Lily-Anne, Tyler, Ali, Jefflyn, Callum 

Platinum certificate

Noah, Nicole 

Diamond prize

Hope, Adu, Rebecca 

Star prize

Gabi, Carla, Kenzie

I hope you all have a pleasant weekend.

Yours sincerely,


Mrs L Nicholls 


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