Friday 26 May 2023

Weekly Newsletter - Friday 26th May, 2023

Headteacher: Mrs L Nicholls 
Dear Parents and Carers,

Part 1 Broadford News

Half Term

Firstly I’d like to wish you all a good half term break-lets hope this lovely weather continues so we can make the most of it over the next week. We look forward to seeing you all on Tuesday 5th June. Doors open for breakfast club at 7.45 am and 8.30 am for all other pupils

Class Photographs 

Carmel Jane Photography will be visiting our school on 8th of June 2023, to take the Class Group Photos. 

All Parents are requested to pre-register before the photography date above to enable access to your child’s photographs. Pre-registration is required for every photo shoot.

Registration only takes a minute.  Please visit

and enter the following code:


You will then be asked to pre-register with your child's full school register name.

Once registered, as soon as the photos are available you will receive an automatic email notification to inform you that your child's photos are now ready to be viewed and can be purchased. 

Don't miss out pre-register today!


Earlier this month we celebrated the coronation of King Charles II. One of the themes of the coronation weekend was ‘the big help out’. We challenged every year group to participate in a volunteering activity to help out our local community. Have a look at the list below to see what our pupils have been up to and keep an eye on the blog for photographic updates. 



Sending pictures and paintings to a local care home 


Gardening - in school

Year 1

Food donations to a food bank

Year 2

Food donations to a food bank  

Year 3

Writing letters to children in hospital. 

Year 4

Motivational quotes for Romford Care Home, Faringdon Avenue

Year 5

Litter picking the local area ‘Community Clean’ 

Year 6

Working with Lennox Children’s Cancer Fund to pack backpacks for children at GOSH, ULCH, Royal Marsden. 14th June

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. 

Rainbow Tombola Day
On Friday 9th June we are holding a non school uniform day at Broadford in support of the ‘Rainbow Tombola’ and for prizes at the summer fete. Pupils can come to school wearing their own clothes, but they must wear school shoes or trainers. Instead of the normal procedure of bringing in some money, on this occasion we are asking pupils to bring in an item to donate to the fete in exchange for wearing non school uniform.
As it is a ‘Rainbow Tombola’ and for prizes we need new items which are of course in the colours of the rainbow. We have given each year group a specific colour to make sure that we have a spectrum of colours for our tombola. Please see the list below to see what colour your child’s year group is. 

EYFS - Orange 

Year 1 - Green 

Year 2 - Pink 

Year 3 - Purple 

Year 4 - Red

Year 5 - Yellow 

Year 6 - Blue

All you and your child need to do is select a new item in the specific colour for their year group and bring it into school on the non school uniform day on Friday 9th June.  Then come along to the summer fete and play the ‘Rainbow Tombola’ to win a prize every time or play some of the games on offer to collect tickets to exchange for a prize. We can’t wait to see you all there. 

Part 2 Broadford Information

Summer Term Dates 

Monday 5th June 

INSET day - school closed for pupils

Tuesday 6th June 

Stay & Learn for Nursery parents

Thursday 8th June 

Carmel janes Class photographs 

Year 1 Spinebreakers Waterstones trip

Friday 9th June 

Rainbow Tombola Day to support the Summer Fete

Monday 12th June 

Fathers’ Day sale begins

Tuesday 13th June 

Summer term parent forum 

Wednesday 14th June 

Drapers’ Sports day 

Thursday 15th June 

Year 2, Cherry and Cedar Spinebreakers visit to Harold Hill library

Friday 16th June 

Year 3 Colchester Zoo trip 

Monday 19th June 

Year 5 Mersea Residential 

Tuesday 20th June 

Year 2 parents stay & learn 

Wednesday 21st June 

Year 5 return from Mersea Island 

Tuesday 27th June 

Year 1 parents stay & learn
Opal Gold Award accreditation  

New Reception parents meeting 

Wednesday 28th June 

New Nursery parents meeting 

Thursday 29th June 

M&M Productions 

Saturday 1st July 

Mead summer fete 

Monday 3rd July 

Year 4 London Navigation trip 

Reception, year 1&2 sports afternoon 

Tuesday 4th July 

School nurse drop in 8.30
Reception stay & learn session 

Wednesday 5th July 

Year 3&4 sports afternoon 

Thursday 6th July 

Year 5&6 sports afternoon

Friday 7th July 

Nursery parents physical stay & learn 

Saturday 8th July 

Broadford summer fete 

Monday 10th July 

Year 1 Barleylands trip  

Tuesday 11th July 

Year 6 Leavers event 

Wednesday 12th July 

The NED show 

Thursday 13th July 

Go Bonkers day 

Friday 14th July 

Reception trip to call of the Wild 

Summer term clubs finish 

Year 6 leavers disco (Organised by the parents group)

End of year reports sent home

Monday 15th July 

Parent report drop in 

Tuesday 16th July 

New class afternoon

Friday 21st July 

Last day of summer 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 5th June is week 3 on the Havering catering services menu. All meals are served with unlimited salad and vegetables and cost £2.45. 

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: 92%
Congratulations to Walnut and Willow 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.


Violet and Azlan











































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. 

Eric, Liroshan, Milan, Miahi, Haileigh, Athena, Lilly, Ife


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

Gabi, Ava, Osayande, Francesca, JJ, Aisha, Ruby P, Harvy, Christian


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

Fire, Noah,George, Thomas, William, Lukas, Myley


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

Summer, Faizah, Charlie, Bentley, Bella, Kayden, Saarah, Blake


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.
Ayaan, Ollie, Cherry

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. 

 Kosta, Harvey, Toby, Stefania, Amaira, Isabella, Ellie, Siana, Edward, Louie-Ray, Dani, Ryan, Billie, Harry, Indianna, Aimee, Zachary, Adam, Teodor, Matthew

I Made My Teacher Happy

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

Finley, Jack, Ayaan, Zara, Cherry, Dani, Adam S, Dominic, Emma, Saim, Joshua, Asher , Roza, Ethan, Vinnie

Tracker Awards


Bronze certificate



Silver Pencil 


Silver certificate 



Gold bookmark

Nisa, Kayden


Platinum prize 

Annabelle, Darcie, Zuriel

Platinum certificate


Diamond prize



Diamond certificate 


Star prize


Star certificate 

Indianna, Tavia, Sophia, 

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 - Farringdon Red House

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend and a lovely half term break.

Yours sincerely,


Mrs L Nicholls