Friday 29 September 2023

Weekly Newsletters - Friday 29th September

Headteacher: Mrs L Nicholls 

Dear Parents and Carers,

School  Time 

We would like to remind you that school times have changed which means that pupils must arrive in school and be collected at slightly different times than before.
The new school hours are from 8.45 am to 3.15 pm.
This is so that we meet the government's proposal of pupils being in school for 32.5 hours every week. We want to ensure that your child gets the most out of their education and attending school consistently plays a large role in this. To make sure they are punctual and ready for class, please plan ahead for the new schedule, which started at the beginning of this academic year.

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation and please ensure that your child arrives for school before 8.45am. If you arrive after 8.45am you will be asked to sign your child in using the electronic system and provide a reason for lateness. This is because your child will have missed the register in the classroom. Please arrive before 8.45 am.
Many thanks for your co-operation. 

Part 1 Broadford News

Parents Evening - Tuesday 17th and Wednesday 18th October
We are looking forward to welcoming all parents on Tuesday 17th & Wednesday 18th October for parent consultation meetings. You will have the opportunity to meet your child’s new class teacher and find out how they have settled so far this year. The teachers will also explain the expectations for the end of the year for your child.

Our year 6 prefects will also be on hand to show you to the classrooms and will be asking parents to complete our annual parent survey.

Please complete the attached google form by the end of the school day on Friday 6th October. You will receive your appointment on Wednesday 11th October. 

Autumn Term Parents Appointment Request

Stay & Learn
We are looking forward to welcoming parents in year groups 4, 5 and 6 next week for your stay & learn session. These will be held at the following dates and times. 

Tuesday 3rd October @ 2.15 pm
Wednesday 4th October @ 2.15 pm
Thursday 5th October @ 2.15 pm
Please wait at the front of the school and a member of staff will collect you to take you to classrooms. We hope that you can join us for these occasions. 

After School Clubs 

Clubs have started this week, if your child is staying at school for after school club please make sure they are collected at 4.15 pm promptly. There will be signs on the doors to indicate where your child should be collected from. There are still some availability if you haven’t applied for a club as yet you can apply here

House Captains & Prefects 

Congratulations to the following pupils

House Captains;     

Chatteris (Blue): Daniel & Sarah. Vice captains: Oscar & Maya-Rose

Cricklade (Green): Maggie & Edward. Vice Captains: Cherry & Noah 

Dulverton (Yellow): Adu & Aliza. Vice captains: Isla & Danny 

Faringdon (Red): Finley & Summer. Vice Captains: Lorena & Riley

Faizah O, Neveah, Freddie, Faizah D, Charlie, Maisie, Lottie, Elisa and Fatimah

A huge well done to all pupils who prepared and delivered a speech or completed an application form and interviews. The standard of presentations has been very high this year and the calibre of candidates extremely strong. You should all feel very proud of yourselves. 

IMPORTANT & URGENT MESSAGE – Are you eligible for the School Holiday Meal Scheme?

This year the Mayor of London has funded school dinners for ALL primary aged children.  However Havering families who have low incomes may be eligible to receive additional financial support so that their children don’t go hungry during the school holidays.  You can also apply for your child to attend a holiday activity scheme. 

You can find out more about this here but hurry because the scheme opens for new applications from Monday 25 September until Friday 6th October.

If you are eligible you can also receive:

·         a voucher for each child, once per year to assist with the cost of school uniform (redeemable at Premier Schoolwear)

·         assistance with contributions towards school trips and residential visits

·         some children / families are put off because they think that Free School Meals status means that they have to eat the school lunches. This is not true!

If you prefer to bring a packed lunch, that is absolutely fine. The school dinners will be there for you should you want them… but they are not compulsory.

Who is eligible? If you are in receipt of any of the following benefits your child may be eligible for free school meals.


* Income support

* Income based Jobseekers Allowance

* Income related Employment Support Allowance

* Guaranteed Element of State Pension Credit

* Child Tax Credit (but not Working Tax Credit) and have an annual income of less than £16,190

* Support under part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999

* Working Tax Credit run-on - paid for four weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit

* Universal Credit (your household income must be less than £7,400 a year after tax and not including any benefits you receive)

If you believe you may be eligible please click on the link below and complete the application form

We are happy to help you apply if you are unsure of your eligibility - please contact Mrs Gibson in the school office who will be able to check for you. .

Part 2 Broadford Information

Autumn Term Dates 

2nd October 

Mersea parents meeting after school 

3rd October 

Year 4 stay & learn @ 2.15 pm

Year 6 British Museum

4th October 

Year 6 stay & learn @ 2.15 pm

5th October

Year 5 stay & learn @ 2.15 pm 

Year 2 1666 Day

6th October 

Year 5 Romford Market Trip 

9th October 

Prospective parents tour - 9.30 am

10th October 

School nurse drop in 8.30am at the school office.
Year 3 stay & learn @ 2.15 pm 

11th October 

SEND parents coffee morning at Mead
Year 1 stay & learn @ 2.15 pm 

12th October 

School Photographs

Year 5/6 cross country

13th October 

Parent forum at 9 am 

17th October 

Year 3 WOW day - Stone Age
Parent Consultation Evenings 

18th October 

Parent Consultation Evenings 

19th October 

Year 6 Spinebreakers Waterstones Trip 

20th October 

End of Autumn Term 1

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 2nd October is week 2 on the Havering catering services menu. All meals are served with unlimited salad and vegetables and cost £2.45.

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: 95 KS2: 93 Overall: 94
Congratulations to Mulberry and Ash 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.


Ziyon and Freya











































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. 

Frankie, Edward, Alice, Eden, Shivanshi , Nikita, Hope, Adra, Erikas, Harry, Nisa, 


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

Nathaniel, Isabella, Anna, Khalifa, Mahdi, Dina, Starla


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

Elliott-Ellis, Teddy-James, Alexandra, Sienna, Miraz, Simon, Adam H , Cameron , Lucas, Ayaan, Darcie, Summer


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

Jaxon, Vanessa, Merlyn, Tayla


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. 

Varvara, Aimen

Team Broadford
These children have been working hard and volunteering in their own time to make Broadford a better school for all of us who live and work here everyday.

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. 

Freddie, Autumn, Samuel, Teodor, Anika, Lirsa, Bobby, Maya-Aisha, Harvey, Zurielle, Lucas, Aiza, Elyakim, Joshua, Evie, Ayaan, Gabrielle, Osayande

Worldly Wise
These pupils have increased their own wider general knowledge. They have exposed themselves to topics and ideas outside of their experience which they can now draw upon in different contexts. Congratulations on showcasing your newly widened knowledge!

I Made My Teacher Happy

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

Lottie, Himanshi, Maxmilian, Sarah, Athena, Chisom, Oscar, Teddy, 

Tracker Awards

Gold Bookmark 


Gold certificate 

Sofia, Kolby, Niamh

Star prize 

George K, Pranav 

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 - Congratulations Red House! 

I hope you all have a lovely weekend.

Yours sincerely,


Mrs L Nicholls