Friday 17 November 2023

Weekly Newsletter - Friday 17th November


Headteacher: Mrs L Nicholls 
Dear Parents and Carers,

Part 1 Broadford News


Friendship and Kindness Week 2023

This week is friendship and kindness week in school. The children have had friendship assemblies and participated in a range of activities across the week.
All pupils have read, with their teachers, understood and signed a copy of the anti-bullying contract in school. This will also be sent home for you to keep and read with your child.
After the success of our ‘One Kind Word’ campaign last year, we are encouraging the pupils to celebrate themselves and their uniqueness through positive affirmations. November is gratitude month and thinking about what we are grateful for helps us to feel happy and positive. Focusing on friends, special skills, pets, fun places we can go, and things that we like to do. Grateful thoughts come more easily when you practice each day. In assembly this week we practice our positive affirmation which was; 

I like myself. I am thankful for the things that make me, me!

We will share our positive affirmations with you each month. Maybe you could practice these at home with the pupils. 

Christmas Fayre
We are hosting our first Christmas Fayre after school on Friday 1st December, 2023 between 3.30pm - 5.30 pm straight after school.
We really appreciate all of your donations. If you would like to book a Father Christmas visit please send your money to the school office in an envelope with your child’s name clearly written on the front. Slips to request a Father Christmas visit can be collected at the school office.
Raffle tickets will be on sale from Monday at the end of the day via the school office. We have a variety of prizes once again from an alcohol hamper, Christmas hampers to vouchers for pie and mash and even a very large Christmas Elf! Tickets are priced at £3 for 1 strip and 2 strips for £5. 

Donations
We would like donations of any socks, tights or underwear that your children have grown out of home to help us when we need to change pupils in school. If your child has been changed into spare clothes at school please return them asap.
Many thanks in advance for all of your co-operation. 


Reception Admissions September 2024

If your child is looking to join our school in Reception 2024, it is vital that your application is completed by 15th January 2024 or it is likely you miss out. Last year we had over 220 applications for just 90 places. Even with a 3 form intake, we have more expressions of interest than we have places – YOU MUST APPLY! Attending our Nursery will have no impact on your application. Many parents mistakenly believe that a place in the Nursery = a place in Reception… it doesn’t!
Please see the London Borough of Havering website for further information on how to apply. 


Christmas Concerts 

We are thrilled to be able to invite parents and carers into school during December for the Christmas celebrations. To try and keep numbers to a minimum each child will be allocated two tickets only. This information will be sent out to parents next week.
Please see below the dates for all of our Christmas events throughout December. 


Part 2 Broadford Information

Autumn Term Dates 

Monday 20th November 

Prospective parents tour

Thursday 23rd November 

Cinderella Pantomime 

Wednesday 29th November 

Year 5&6 Sportshall Athletics 

Thursday 30th November 

Year 5&6 Sportshall Athletics

Year 5 community clear up

Friday 1st December 

Christmas Fayre - 3.30 - 5.30 pm

Monday 4th December 

Nursery nativity @ 10.45am & 2.00 pm

Year 3 carol concert 2.00 pm 

Year 1 fluoride programme

Tuesday 5th December 

Year 1 Nativity @ 9.15 am & 2.00 pm
Year 4 Nativity @ 2.00 pm 

Wednesday 6th December 

Year 2 Nativity @ 9.15 am & 2.00 pm
Year 6 carol concert @ 2.00 pm 

Thursday 7th December 

Reception Nativity @ 9.15 am & 2.00 pm 

Year 5 carol concert @ 2.00 pm
Year 6 visiting St Paul’s 

Friday 8th December 

Christmas jumper day

Parents open forum @ 1pm 

Monday 11th December 

Prospective parents tour 

Mulberry class visiting the Tower of London
Year 3 Synagogue visit

Tuesday 12th December 

Year 3 Synagogue visit

Wednesday 13th December 

Attendance hub @ 8.30 am 

Christmas dinner - EYFS & KS1

Thursday 14th December 

Pine class visiting the Tower of London 

Year 5 spinebreakers Waterstones trip 

Christmas dinner - KS2

Friday 15th December 

Rowan class visiting the Tower of London 

Attendance & house point reward

Monday 18th December 

Christmas party day

Tuesday 19th December 

School nurse drop in @ 8.30 am
End of Autumn 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 20th November is week 1 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: 92%     KS2: 95% Overall: 93%
Congratulations to Pine and Elm 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.

Nursery

Yousaf

Zain

Ash

Zariyah 

Alder

Ivy-Rose

Cedar

Jessica

Apple

Henzo

Cherry

Toni

Aspen 

Sadhana 

Elm 

Hope

Apricot

Kian

Maple 

Elsie

Beech

Harry

Willow 

Chuka

Walnut 

Harry 

Almond

Khalifa

Mulberry 

Olaf

Lime 

Aqleema 

Pine

Vrisha

Oak 

Francesca

Rowan

Poppy

Birch

Netany



Larch

Daniel



Redwood 

Aaron


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. 

Reciprocity

These children have shown interdependence, collaborated effectively, listened to others, displayed empathy and have imitated effective  ideas and methods from others. 

Khushbakht, Edward, Hamza, Adu, Georgia, Melody , Stefania, Abrish, Kolby, Logan, Ayaan

Reflectiveness 

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

Jace, Elliott-Ellis, Arnish,  Laynie-Rae, Joshua, Scarlett, Karimah, Rojure

Resilience

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

Lorena, Freddie, Eesa, JJ, Jefflyn 

Resourcefulness   

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

Cherry, Zarrar, Subhan, Mavis, Alfie, Aisha, Beatrice,Tillie-Rose, Esméé, Charlie  

 

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. 

Chloe, Merlyn, Elise


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.
Yahya, Nevaeh, Miya- Rose, Jacob, Himanshi, Sarah, Abdulahad, Max, Anna, Veer, Ayva, Emma, Darci, Vinnie, Lily-Anne, Pragya, Azyaha


I Made My Teacher Happy

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

Thomas, Samuel, Isabella, Emmy, Ryan , Faith, James, Afreenish, Eason, Safiyyah, Elliot, George


Tracker Awards



Prestige 

Double Prestige

Bronze certificate


Anushri

Oscar

Silver Pencil 

Logan, Hussain, Kai



Silver certificate 

Robyn, Hannah, Asher

Shivanshi


Gold Bookmark

Amber, Dominic 



Gold certificate 

Autumn



Platinum prize 

Manuella

Megan, 


Platinum certificate

Miraz, Eddie, Meerab



Diamond certificate 

Karimah



Star certificate 

Hashir 




Job 3 - Be kind and polite to everyone you meet

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

Housepoints

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. 

Farringdon 

Red house  

Chatteris

Blue house

Dulverton

Yellow house 

Cricklade

Green house

Dudley

Orange house

325

401

357

605

258

Weekly Winner - Cricklade Green House


I hope you all have a wonderful weekend.

Yours sincerely,

 

Mrs L Nicholls 

Headteacher


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