Friday 22 September 2023

Weekly Newsletter - Friday 22nd September, 2023

Headteacher: Mrs L Nicholls 

Dear Parents and Carers,

Part 1 Broadford News

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. 

End of Day
As we head into the 4th week of this academic year, I would like to remind all parents that it is statutory for children to attend school for the full day. We cannot make arrangements for pupils to be collected from the office, you must collect your child from their classroom at 3.15pm. Children should only be absent from school due to illness or if they have a medical appointment. If you are collecting your child early for a medical appointment you must provide the office with medical evidence.
Thank you in advance for your co-operation in this matter. 

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. .

Prospective parents Tour 

There is an opportunity for prospective parents to come and have a look around the school on Monday 25th September @ 9.30 am . If you know of anyone who would like to tour the school in the hopes of their children attending, please ask them to book a place via the school office 01708 342880 please speak with Mrs Crane. . 

Flu immunisation

The immunisation team will be around after school on Tuesday 26th September with information about the flu vaccination. If you have any questions or concerns please speak with a member of the team. This vaccine is offered to all pupils and the health team will be in school on Wednesday 4th October to administer flu vaccinations. 

Stay & Learn Sessions
During the last academic year we received feedback from parents regarding the timings of the stay & learn sessions. We have taken this on board and have revised the timings for the autumn term. We invite all parents & carers to join us for the Autumn term parents information session and the focus for all year groups is Literacy. YOu will have the opportunity to look at your child’s work and observe the end of day story session. All sessions will start at 2.15 pm. We look forward to seeing you there and hope you can make it.
Year 4 - 3rd Oct
Year 6 - 4th Oct
Year 5 - 7th Oct
Year 3 - 10th Oct
Year 1 - 11th Oct
Year 2 - 7th Nov
Nursery - 8th Nov
Reception - 9th Nov 

Year 6 Parents

As your child is now in Year 6, now is the time that you will need to make an application for your child to start secondary school in September 2024.

Without an application your child will not be offered a Secondary school place.

Please visit the Havering website where you will find a brochure titled  ‘Transferring to a Havering Secondary School in September 2024’ along with a short presentation video which explains the application process and answers some of the most common questions asked by parents. You will also find a link to the application system (eAdmissions).

All applications for Secondary Schools must be submitted online by no later than 31 October 2023.

Year 5 Parents

At this time of year the Secondary schools invited parents to come and look around schools and hear from staff what they can offer your child. You can find all of the dates for open evenings around Havering here

Book Fair

The final Autumn Term Book Fair will be held under the canopy Monday 25th September 2023 at 3.15pm.  If you are planning to make a purchase, we would be grateful if you could kindly bring plenty of change. A percentage of the money raised at the fair will be used to purchase new books for the school. We look forward to seeing you there!

Part 2 Broadford Information

Autumn Term Dates 

25th September 

Prospective parents tour - 9.30 am
Final book fair.

After school clubs start

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 25th September is week 1 on the Havering catering services menu. All meals are served with unlimited salad and vegetables and cost £2.45. 

You can see the Havering catering Menu here
School dinners are now free to ALL primary aged pupils.
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: 97% KS2: 94% Overall: 96%
Congratulations to Pine and Cedar  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.


Eva N





Mason H







































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. 

Nina, Aditi, Batool, Rosie, Manuella, Aida, Manreet, Jefflyn


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

Rory, Harry, Poppy, Kevin, Eddie, Niamh, Vrisha


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

Fatimah, Amira, Princess-Aniyah, Rosie, Ryan, Billy 


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

Darcey-Leigh, Poppy, Lexie-Mae, Gabia, Liam, Eason


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. 

Kateryna , Kayden, Lujah, Isabella, Anya, Leonard, Anaelle, Chloe, Elisa, Georgia, Stefania , Nyasa, Elise , Eleni, Chirag, Ryan, Millen, Hope

I Made My Teacher Happy

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

Jack, Callissya, Fire, Charlie, Nathaniel, Zach, Joshua, Louie-Ray, Munsha, Pragya

Tracker Awards

Silver Pencil 

Faizah D

Diamond certificate 


Star prize 


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 - with 296 points. 

I hope you all have a fantastic weekend.

Yours sincerely,


Mrs L Nicholls 


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