Friday 28 April 2023

Weekly Newsletter - Friday 28th April, 2023

Headteacher: Mrs L Nicholls 
Dear Parents and Carers,

Part 1 Broadford News

Please be reminded that school is closed on Monday 1st May for May Day (bank holiday),weI hope you enjoy the extended weekend. Industrial action is planned on Tuesday 2nd May. You will have received an email regarding the classes that will remain open on this day. If anything changes we will of course let you know asap. 

Local Elections
I believe there is some confusion regarding some residents who believe there is an election in Havering next week on Thursday 4th May 2023. This confusion may have been caused by national campaigns for the elections in the rest of England. As a London Borough, we are on a different local election timetable and our next scheduled elections will be The Mayor of London and London Assembly elections on Thursday 2nd May 2024.
Therefore, school is open as usual next Thursday. 

After school clubs start next week. Please collect your child from the identified door at 4.15 pm. 

Summer Fete
Save the date - we are hosting our summer fete on Saturday 8th July. We hope to see as many of you there as possible. 

Road Safety Competition 
We were extremely fortunate to have a road safety assembly last week which was presented by one of our parents Emily Caitlin. Emily talked to the children about the dangers of crossing the road in front of or behind buses and the important message to stop, look, listen and think before crossing any road. Some of your children may be reminding you to not stop or park on the zig zags as they also covered this during the assembly. 

We are inviting all pupils to enter a competition to design a road safety poster which could be transferred into a banner for our school gates to educate us all on the importance of safe road travel within our local community.
All entries to be received in school by Friday 5th May. 

Coronation Celebrations!

As we are all aware, next month is the coronation of King Charles III. We will, of course, be having some celebrations in school.

Crowns, cakes and parties!
Friday 5th May

On Friday 5th May we will have our Coronation celebrations in school. All pupils are invited to make a Crown or wear a tiara for the day and wear your finest red, white and blue fit for a King. . The pupils will engage themselves in coronation activities and an afternoon tea party where there will of course be plenty of cake!
Part of the King’s celebrations have a volunteering theme with one of the days over the weekend being dedicated to “The Big Help Out”. 

The Big Help Out will highlight the positive impact volunteering has on communities across the nation. In tribute to His Majesty The King's public service, The Big Help Out will encourage people to try volunteering for themselves and join the work being undertaken to support their local areas. The aim of The Big Help Out is to use volunteering to bring communities together and create a lasting volunteering legacy from the Coronation Weekend.

Every year group at Broadford is going to complete a volunteering project over the next half term. 

There may be visits to the care home, litter picking within the local community or planting some plants to enhance our environment. If you have any ideas for volunteering projects you would like to see our pupils involved in or would like to get involved yourself, please comment on this post. 

Watch out to see what our amazing pupils get up to over the next few weeks to make our fabulous local community a better place for us all. 

Eid day Collections 

Your generous donations during our Eid day celebrations raised a fantastic £125.05. This will go towards our annual fundraising total. 

Part 2 Broadford Information

Summer Term Dates 

Please be aware that these dates are subject to change but always as a very last resort. Keep checking this list as more dates will be added as the term progresses. 

Monday 1st May 

Bank holiday school closed 

Tuesday 2nd May 

Teachers strike 

Wednesday 3rd May 

Mini Medics - Year 3 Elm class
Nursery Dentist visit

Thursday 4th May 

Year 5 parents stay & learn 

Friday 5th May 

Coronation celebrations - Crowns, cakes and parties! Wear red, white and blue to school. 

Monday 8th May 

Bank holiday school closed

Tuesday 9th May 

Start of KS2 assessment week

School nurse drop in - 8.30 am - school office

Monday 15th May 

Start of KS1 assessments 

Year 6 visiting the Olympic park 

Tuesday 16th May 

Year 6 parents stay & learn 

Wednesday 17th May 

Mini medics - Year 3 Cherry class 

Tuesday 23rd May 

Year 4 parents stay & learn 

Thursday 25th May 

Year 2 spinebreakers - Waterstones visit 

Friday 26th May 

Last day 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

Havering Catering Services

Week beginning Tuesday 2nd May 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. 

Part 3 Pupil and Parent Responsibilities
At Broadford Primary pupils, parents and carers are expected to meet three key responsibilities

Pupil Job 1 - Come to school every day on time
Parent responsibility - Ensure that your child arrives for school on time, every day and ready to learn.

Weekly Attendance  Target 96%

KS1: 91%  KS2: 93%         Overall: 91%
Congratulations to  Apricot and Redwood who top the attendance table this week. 

Job 2 - Do your best in every lesson
Parent responsibility - Support your child’s learning at home.

E for Excellence Winners

These wonderful children have demonstrated excellence this week.


Zaviyar and Archie


















Poppy- Mae




















Adrian A





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. 

Yeva, Oscar, Noah, Daria, Henry,Lucia, Adam, Livi, Ayva


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

Autumn, Jace, Tomi, Olivia


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

Veronika, Roman, Faizah, Carla, Callissya,Osman, Maia, Larissa, Gurrehmat


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

Gabrielle, Aksanan, Brian, Archie T, Darren, Iniya, Reneayah 


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. 

Fiki,  Riley

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.  

Kai, Carina, Ahmed, Anna, Rebeca, Adu, Kamari, Shaylee, Fariha, Alfie, Ava, Callum,  Eva, Maya, Adon, Torsten, Chidubem, Khalifa, Richie, Charlie

I Made My Teacher Happy

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

Elsie, Leonard, Laura, Dara, Elsie, Peace, Edie, Qhaleed, Ehan, Jake 

Tracker Awards

Double Prestige

Bronze certificate

Noah, Kai

Silver Pencil 

Ronnie, Finley, Emma,


Gold bookmark

Zoe, Kolby, Nisa

Gold certificate 

Adra, Sophie, Dunsin, Oscar

Platinum prize 


Platinum certificate

Lucas, Starla, 


Diamond prize

Louise, Eleni, Blake

Diamond certificate 


Star prize

Anushri, Alex

Star certificate 


Job 3 - Be kind and polite to everyone you meet

Parent responsibility - Model politeness and kindness to everyone you meet.


Pupils are awarded housepoint for using kind words and actions and demonstrating good manners. These go towards their house teams weekly total but they are in competition with their  teachers (Dudley - orange house). If pupils do not demonstrate these behaviours then the teachers' house teams are awarded the house points instead. 


Red house  


Blue house


Yellow house 


Green house


Orange house






Weekly Winner - Dulverton Yellow House

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend.

Yours sincerely,


Mrs L Nicholls