Friday 19 May 2023

Weekly Newsletter - Friday 19th May, 2023

Headteacher: Mrs L Nicholls 

Dear Parents and Carers,

Part 1 Broadford News Well done to all of the pupils in year 2 who completed their end of year 2 assessments this week. They have all worked very hard this week and should be very proud of themselves. I know that the teachers are immensely proud of the pupils and their amazing resilient attitude throughout the week. Pupils in KS2 have all taken part in assessments this week and have shown incredible resilience. These assessments are to inform teaching for the last part of this academic year and transition into the next academic year. If you would like any further information regarding these assessments please do not hesitate to contact your child’s class teacher.

Opal Gold Accreditation
Over the last two years Mrs Stanley and the Opal play team have been working towards embedding Opal into our school day. Opal ensures that playtimes look like a rich laboratory of creative expression, where every child is supported by our knowledgeable staff to endlessly create and challenge themselves.
I am thrilled to inform you that this week we achieved Opal accreditation at Gold level, which is a fantastic accomplishment. We are the first school in the area to obtain this award and we hope to gain the platinum award within two years.
Thank you to all of the parents who support the Opal system with resources and to all of those parents who completed the survey. We very much appreciate your ongoing support.
We know that our pupils are very much enjoying the extra resources and opportunities that they have during these times and this was very clearly demonstrated to Cath our Opa co-ordinator.

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 

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.

Tuesday 23rd May 

Year 4 parents stay & learn 

Mini medics Year 3 Cedar class 

Wednesday 24th May 

Havering sports’ collective in school to work with the year 5 play leaders. 

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 22nd 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: 93%     KS2: 94%      Overall: 94%
Congratulations to Cherry 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.


Alayah and Elisa
































Pine Class




Rowan Class







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. 

Eason, Lauren, Zyana, Ali, Aimee


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

Harry, Gracie, Edward, Cherry, Aksanan, Melody, Tyler, 


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

Zara, Bobby-Lee, Faizah, Loju, Freddie, Jesse


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

Zarrar, Scarlet , Fatimah, Ava, Emmalee, Ethan, Iyinope


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.
Victoria, , Veronika, Mavis, Merlyn, Lexie, Teddie, Jaymee, Zara, Abrish, Lexie-Mai, Moyo, Rubie, Aiza, Louise, Happiness, Renaeyah,Ryan, Elliot, Elyssa, Faramade

I Made My Teacher Happy

These pupils have all made sure their teachers have a smile on their face this week
Elm class, Beech class, Shaun, Redwood Class, Victoria, Success, Parisa, Emily, Vrisha, Steven, Chidubem

Tracker Awards

Bronze certificate

Danni-Ella, Gabia, Sophia, Theo, Callie, Munsha, Ameera, Subhan

Silver Pencil 


Silver certificate 


Gold bookmark

Jessica, Grace

Platinum prize 

Lucas, Scarlett, Darcie

Diamond prize


Diamond certificate 

Luke, Hope, Rosie

Star certificate 

Faizah, Kenzie 

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 fabulous weekend.

Yours sincerely,

Mrs L Nicholls

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