Friday 30 June 2023

Weekly Newsletter - Friday 30th June, 2023


Headteacher: Mrs L Nicholls

Dear Parents and Carers,

Part 1 Broadford News
Sports Afternoons

Reception, year 1&2 - Monday 3rd July @ 2.00pm
Year 3&4 - Tuesday 4th July @ 2.00pm
Year 5&6 - Thursday 6th July @ 2.00pm
Nursery - Friday 7th July @ 9am & 12.15pm

Next week we are inviting parents to join us for sports events to cheer on the pupils and celebrate their sportsmanship. Please see the arrangements and expectations below. 

  • On their sports day, pupils must wear the school PE kit to school (navy blue shorts, plain white t-shirt with or without the Broadford logo, trainers or plimsolls and a sun hat). Sunscreen must be applied before school and children should bring a water bottle with them. 

  • Please arrive on the allocated date and time and wait at the grey double doors to the left of the main school office. 

  • The doors will be opened at 2.00pm and our year 6 prefects will be waiting to show you to the school field where the pupils will be ready to start. 

  • If you arrive late and the sports event has already started, you may not be able to access the field, please arrive on time.

  • We would like to remind you that you are welcome to take photos of your own child. Please do not take videos or photographs of the whole class or groups of children and share them on social media. Not every parent gives permission for their children’s photographs to be shared on the internet. Class teachers will be taking photographs and will share these on the schools social media platforms for pupils who we have parental permission to do so. 

  • Please encourage and cheer all pupils during the event.

  • Once the event has finished all pupils will go back to their classrooms to get ready to go home and you can wait for your child to be dismissed at their classroom door as usual. 

We look forward to welcoming many of you next week which I have no doubt will be a wonderful event!

School Photographs 

Class photographs are ready. If you have not yet ordered a photograph, it’s not too late. Mrs West has emailed all parents this week with information on how to order if you haven’t yet done so. Alternatively, see Mrs West in the school office for all of the details on how to order. 

Teachers Strike
I am sure that you are all aware that the NEU has called another Teacher's strike for 2 days on 5th and 7th July. All parents have been sent an email this week regarding arrangements on both days. Please check your inbox. 

School Dinners
Sadiq Khan, the Mayor of London has announced a new initiative that from September 2023 all primary aged pupils (from reception to year 6) will be entitled to free school meals. The universal free school meal offer has previously only been available for KS1 children. Our school cook, Michelle, is obviously predicting an increase in numbers. Therefore, to prepare for September the kitchen is running a free school meal day on Tuesday 4th July. On this day a school dinner will be free for all pupils. If you are going to take up this offer from September we ask that you order a school dinner for your child on Tuesday 4th July, at no cost to yourself but to support our planning going forward.
The menu will be as follow;
BBQ Chicken & Diced Potatoes, Cheesy Tomato Pasta, Crispy Vegetable Fingers and Raspberry Doughnut for dessert

Summer Fete
We are hosting our summer fete on Saturday 8th July from 11 am - 3pm. Looking forward to seeing you there.
Every afternoon next week we will be selling bouncy castle wristbands for £6 and raffle tickets, £3 a strip or 2 strips for £5 outside the main school office.

Uniform Vouchers
If your child is eligible for the pupil premium grant then you are able to request a voucher for uniform. Please send your requests to the office via email and for the attention of Mrs West. Many thanks. 

Last day for Clubs
After school clubs will finish for the summer term on Friday 14th July.

Part 2 Broadford Information
Summer Term Dates 

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 

Year 3&4 sports afternoon 

Wednesday 5th July 

Teachers strike 

Year 3&4 sports afternoon - rearranged to Tuesday 4th July 

Thursday 6th July 

Year 5&6 sports afternoon

Friday 7th July 

Teachers strike 

Nursery parents physical stay & learn 

9 am - AM and 30 hours children
12.15 pm - PM children

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 17th July 

Parent report drop in 

Wednesday 19th  July 

New class afternoon

Friday 21st July 

Last day of summer term

INSET Dates for 2023-24

Day 1

Day 2

Day 3

Day 4

Polling Day 

Day 5

4th September

5th September

30th October

15th April 

2nd May 

24th July 

Havering school term dates 2023-2024

Havering Catering Services

Week beginning 3rd July is week 1 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: 93%     KS2:  91%       Overall: 92%
Congratulations to Aspen and Larch 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.


Zakariya and Andrew











































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. 

Beech Class, Walnut Class, Apricot Class, Hope, Elkah, Selina,Leo, Manuella, Harry,  Nicole 


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

Rojure, Renaeyah, George, Qhaleed, Nehemiah, Karim, Adelina 


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

Jace, Pragya, Olivia, Charliem, Sophia, Hussain, Bella, Eivis, Riley


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

Lily, Luke,  Cruz, Max, Fatima, Elsie, Summer, Serghei 


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. 

Georgia, Lily, Dara

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.  Ayra, Alice, Joshua, Ali, Liroshan, Anna, Ama, Dorina, George, Emmalee, Thomas, Vrisha, Isabella, Aida, Mimi, Olivia, Antonina 

I Made My Teacher Happy

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

Anaelle, Jay Jay, Darren, Dhriti, Shivanshi,Leo, Elyakim, Aimen, Janiyah 

Tracker Awards


Gold bookmark

Autumn, Laynie-Rae

Gold certificate 



Platinum certificate


Diamond prize

Veer, Maxi 

Diamond certificate 

Eleni, Lorena 

Job 3 - Be kind and polite to everyone you meet

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


Pupils are awarded housepoints 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 great weekend.

Yours sincerely,


Mrs L Nicholls