Friday 3 November 2023

Weekly Newsletter - Friday 3rd November

Headteacher: Mrs L Nicholls 
Dear Parents and Carers,

Part 1 Broadford News

I hope that you all enjoyed the half term break with friends and family. We are all looking forward to a busy and fun packed half term. 

Winter in Coming!

As we return from the half term break, the air is crisper and the temperature is dropping. Please remember that children will go outside everyday and will require coats, hats, scarves, gloves and appropriate footwear, which should all be named.  
We would also encourage pupils to bring into school a pair of indoor shoes or slippers that they can change into once inside. If shoes get wet and muddy they will then have a pair of clean and warm shoes and will be more comfortable. This will also help us to keep the classrooms cleaner for children to learn in.
Many thanks for your co-operation with this. 

Poppy Appeal
We are pleased to announce that the yearly poppy appeal boxes have arrived in school and will be coming around to classes  until Remembrance weekend.
Please send donations in with the children in the mornings if you wish for them to purchase Remembrance merchandise. Donations for items are between 50p and £1.50.
Prefects will be visiting classrooms so that pupils have the opportunity to purchase merchandise. 

Black History Month 2023

This year for Black History Month the whole school performed a version of 'shake a leg' to Jerusalema. Please watch the video here

Stay & Learn Sessions

This half term we are looking forward to inviting parents of the following year groups into school for their stay and learn session.
7th November - Year 2 @ 2.15pm
8th November - Nursery @ 8.45 - 9.45am and 2- 3pm. Parents of pupils who attend for 30 hours are welcome to attend either session.
9th November - Reception @ 2.15 pm

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.
Thank you to everyone who sent in donations today. If you have not yet sent in a donation but would like to contribute please do so next week.
Here are the ways that you can donate;
Christmas Sweet Jars
1. Find an empty jam jar and give it a good wash.
2. Decorate your jam jar.
3. Fill your jam jar with sweets.
4. There you have it! A festive sweetie jam jar to donate and to be sold at the fayre.
5. Come along to the Christmas fayre on Friday 1st December and buy a Christmas sweet jar.
If you cannot make your own jar perhaps you could donate a bag of sweets to fill a jar and we can do the rest in school.
Raffle Prizes
We are looking forward to another wonderful raffle and you may feel that you would be able to donate an item for one of our raffle hampers. Again, only new items please. See the list below.
Christmas Hamper
Shortbread biscuits, crackers for cheese, Christmas themed serviettes and place mats, mince pies, jam or chutney, festive nibbles or Christmas cakes.
Chocolate Hamper
Cadbury's, Ferrero Rocher, M&M's, celebration or Malteasers.
We very much appreciate your support and look forward to kicking off the festive season this year with Broadford's Christmas Fayre. 

Part 2 Broadford Information

Autumn Term Dates 

Monday 6th November 

Prospective parents tour
Year 1 church trip 

Tuesday 7th November 

Year 1 church trip
Year 2 stay & learn session @ 2.15 pm 

Wednesday 8th November 

Years 3,4,5 & 6 cinema trip
Nursery parents stay & learn sessions @ 8.45 - 9.45am and 2- 3pm. Parents of pupils who attend for 30 hours are welcome to attend either session.

Thursday 9th November

Year 6 visit to Bedford’s Park 

Reception parents stay & learn session @ 2.15 pm

Friday 10th November 

SEN Bowling Trip
Year 1 church visit 

Tuesday 14th November 

School nurse drop in @ 8.30 am

Wednesday 15th November 

Attendance Hub
Year 6 height and weight checks

Thursday 16th November 

FLu vaccinations 

Friday 17th November 

Children In Need Day

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 @ 11am & 2.30 pm

Year 3 carol concert 2.30 pm 

Year 1 fluoride programme

Tuesday 5th December 

Year 1 Nativity @ 9.15 am & 2.30 pm
Year 4 Nativity @ 2.30 pm 

Wednesday 6th December 

Year 2 Nativity @ 9.15 am & 2.30 pm
Year 6 carol concert @ 2.30 pm 

Thursday 7th December 

Reception Nativity @ 9.15 am & 2.30 pm 

Year 5 carol concert @ 2.30 pm
Year 6 visiting St Paul’s 

Friday 8th December 

Christmas jumper day

Parents open forum @ 1pm 

Monday 11th December 

Prospective parents tour 

Wednesday 13th December 

Attendance hub @ 8.30 am 

Christmas dinner - KS1

Thursday 14th December 

Year 5 spinebreakers Waterstones trip 

Christmas dinner - KS2

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 6th November is week 2 on the Havering catering services menu. All meals are served with unlimited salad and vegetables and are free for all pupils due to the universal free school meal offer. 

On Wednesday 8th November, there is a change to the advertised menu and for this day only there will be 2 choice filled baguette and pizza.

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: 97% Overall: 97%
Congratulations to Mulberry  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.


Arthur, Bonnie-Blu











































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. 

Zachary A, Lily-Anne, Elliot, Daniel, Billie, Lexi, Nehemiah, 


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

Dani, Max, Jorgie, Princess, Lily, Natalia Elena, Maya P, Jaabir, Bentley, Sophia, Hope


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

Sophia, Hashir, Logan


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

Maya-Rose, Amaira, Irfan, Angie, Grace, Nasrat, Archie T, Noah, Fatima, Asher, Victor

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. 

Isaac, Carina, Tala, Amaya, Saim, Lucas, Lily,Victoria, Roman, Laynie-Rae, Olivia, Hakeem, Aryan, Alice, Lola, Flynn, Dija, Ollie

I Made My Teacher Happy

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

Hamza, Adam, Oscar, Summer, Sofia, Kamari, Evie, Sofia, Harvey, Darren

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!

Najhat, Faramade, Karimah, Lily-Mae

Tracker Awards


Bronze certificate


Silver certificate 

Chloe, Nikita

Gold Bookmark

Abdulkarim, Joshua, Elena, Archie T 

Gold certificate 


Platinum prize 

Najhat, Eric

Platinum certificate


Diamond prize

Elise, Karimah, Harvey

Diamond certificate 


Star prize 



Star certificate 

George K 

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 - Green House with 584 points! 

I hope you all have a wonderful  weekend.

Yours sincerely,


Mrs L Nicholls 


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