Friday 3 March 2023

Weekly Newsletter - Friday 3rd March

Dear Parents and Carers,

World Book Day

Well done to everyone for the fabulous costumes on display today, there were some very creative ideas, which I have no doubt took quite a while to make. Well done to all of the parents!  The pupils have had a great day in school listening to  authors, reading alongside their peers and decorating their classroom doors. Look out on the blog for the photographs of best dressed and door decorations. 

Mother’s Day

We are planning on hosting the first Summer fete that Broadford has seen in a good few years. We would love to make this event a fabulous community day for the whole family. We already have loads of great ideas in the pipeline but obviously we need help to put all of our plans into action. If you would like to be involved please come and join the fete committee. 

There will be an initial  meeting on Tuesday 7th March at 3.15pm. Once you have collected your child if you make your way to the front office we will meet in the conference room. The children will be able to go to the library to watch a video for the duration of the meeting. 

Parent Forum
Our parent forum met on Monday for our Spring term meeting and discussed the parental feedback that we have received regarding our stay & learn sessions, pupil passports and attendance and punctuality.
You may be aware that by September 2023, all mainstream schools will be expected to provide a compulsory week of at least 32.5 hours by the government. This means at Broadford that we will need to extend our school day by 15 mins. Currently our doors open at 8.30am and pupils must be in school by 8.55am. There are a variety of ways in which we could extend the school day and we would like to hear from our parents what your preference would be. Please take a few minutes to complete the survey via the link below and state your preference. I would like to thank you for your cooperation in advance. 

School Day Survey

Stay & Learn Sessions

We invite all parents & carers to join us for this half term parents stay & learn session.

Tuesday 7th March - Nursery am 9.00 am - Nursery pm 1.00pm

Tuesday 14th March - Year 1
Tuesday 21st March - Reception

Dates for Spring 2

Friday 3rd March 

World Book Day 

Natalie Newman author visiting KS1

Ash class - Science trip 

Monday 6th March 

Year 5 theatre company visit in school 

Tuesday 7th March 

Nursery parents stay & learn 

Thursday 9th March 

Year 2 , Larch and Birch Spinebreakers library visit. 

Friday 10th March 

Learning Federation governors visiting Broadford school

Monday 13th March 

Science week 

Year 5 WW2 workshop 

Mother’s Day sale all week 

Wednesday 15th March 

Planned teachers strike 

Thursday 16th March 

Planned teachers strike 

Larch class science trip 

Monday 20th March 

Birch class science trip 

Tuesday 21st March 

Reception stay & learn

Monday 27th March 

University of Broadford Graduation week 

Friday 31st March 

Easter Parade - Decorate and wear your Easter Bonnet to school. Prizes to be won!

Diary Dates
Spring Term 2
Tuesday 21st February - Friday 31st March
Summer Term
Monday 17th April - Friday 26th May
Tuesday 5th 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: 94% KS2:  96%        Overall: 95% This is an amazing result this week. I can't remember the last time we nearly reached 95%. Well done to everyone, keep coming to school everyday on time.
Congratulations to Redwood  and Walnut  who top the attendance table this week.

Havering Catering Services

Week beginning Monday 6th March 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.


Charlotte and Harley-Jean




Inaya , 


















George L




















Ruby W

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. 

Daniel, Peace, Meerab, Laura, Nisa


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

Henry, Tiffany , Ayaan, Roman, Nyasa,Oluwatoni


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

Kai , Nikola, Max, Victoria 


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

Bruno, Nikola, Etana, Saim,Andreea


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.  

Olaf, Isabella, Adrian L, Leonard, Zayd, Stanley, Dominic, Ava, Sarah, Yeva, Finley, Aisling, Ashvik, Zofia,Tommy G, Ife, Poppy, Oliver

I Made My Teacher Happy

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

Zara, Lily, George, Lexie, Maisie, Layla, Ruby

Tracker Awards


Bronze certificate


Silver certificate 


Gold bookmark

Kiara, Adra, Freddie

Gold certificate 

Emmy, Zayd, Irfan

Platinum prize 


Platinum certificate

Rithik, Ruby 

Diamond certificate 


Star certificate 


I hope you all have a fantastic weekend.

Yours sincerely,


Mrs L Nicholls 


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