Tuesday 30 January 2024

Dress to Express Day - Thursday 8th February 2024


 Dear Parent / Carers, 

Dress to Express fundraiser for Children’s Mental Health Week 2024

Like last year, Broadford will be taking part in Place2Be’s Children’s Mental Health Week and fundraising to support the mental health of children and young people throughout the UK - a cause we feel is now more important than ever. 

Children’s Mental Health Week is taking place from 5-11 February 2024 and is an opportunity to shine a spotlight on and raise awareness for children and young people’s mental health. 

Place2Be believe every child should have easy access to mental health support whenever they need it. They create safe spaces in schools where students can open up without pressure, arming them with emotional skills to help deal with everything life throws at them. As a charity, Place2Be rely heavily on the generosity and support of the community to continue their essential work in the future and to reach children before it’s too late. 

Dress to Express 

As a school community, we will be encouraging all students and staff to use clothing and colour to express themselves on Thursday 8th February 2024. 

We also kindly ask that all children who take part make a suggested £1 donation to Place2Be. 

Your child/children’s Dress to Express outfit can be as simple or elaborate as they like! Dress To Express is an opportunity for self-expression and celebrating a diverse range of emotions. The day also provides a great opportunity to be open about mental health and start conversations within our school community. 

What's great is that it only requires clothes from your child's wardrobe!

We’re delighted to be hosting a Dress to Express Day during Children’s Mental Health Week and raising much-needed funds for Place2Be. 

If you have any queries, please get in touch with us on our Facebook or at office@broadford.havering.sch.uk

Friday 26 January 2024

Weekly Newsletter - Friday 26th January, 2024

Headteacher: Mrs L Nicholls 
Dear Parents and Carers,

Part 1 Broadford News

Spring Term Parent Evening Consultations - Wednesday 14th & Thursday 15th February
We are looking forward to welcoming all parents on Wednesday 14th & Thursday 15th February for parent consultation meetings. You will have the opportunity to meet your child’s class teacher and discuss their learning at this midpoint of the year. The teachers will inform you and explain the progress that your child is making towards the end of year expectations for their age. 

Our year 6 prefects will also be on hand to show you to the classrooms
Please complete the attached google form by the end of the school day on Monday 29th January. You will receive your appointment by Monday 5th February. 

Spring Term Parent Evening Appointment Requests 


It is upsetting that, in the UK, the most common reason children have to undergo General Anaesthetic in hospital is for dental extractions.

Naidu & Naidu have decided to open their patient list to children under the age of 18 to help improve access to NHS services and help support your little (or big) ones with maintaining excellent dental health. Their ethos is that from brushing milk teeth to first trips to the dentist should be positive and enjoyable experiences, and we should all be aiming to reduce the need for hospital procedures. They are situated on Gubbins Lane.

If you or any friends or family would like to take this fantastic opportunity, please call our team on 01708346540 or email info@naidudentalcare.co.uk and we would be happy to help.

NSPCC Number Day - Friday 2nd February
Number Day is returning to Broadford Primary School  this time we are raising money for the NSPCC. Come to school dressed as something linked to Maths for the day, We are asking for a voluntary contribution of  £1 per family. 

Need some ideas? Take a look here for some inspiration. 

Part 2 Broadford Information

Autumn Term Dates 

Tuesday 30th January 

Year 3 parent stay & learn@ 9.00am

Wednesday 31st January  

Attendance Hub @ 8.45 am
Year 1 parent stay & learn @ 9.00am

Thursday 1st February 

Year 4 parent stay & learn @ 9.00am

Friday 2nd February 

NSPCC Number Day 

Tuesday 6th February 

School nurse drop in @ 8.30 am 

Reception parent stay & learn @ 9.00am

Wednesday 7th February 

Nursery parent stay & learn - 8.45 am @ 1.30pm 

Thursday 8th February 

Dress to Express day 

Friday 9th February 

Parent Open Forum 

Monday 12th February 

Reception, year 1 and year 2 parents RWI information session. 

Wednesday 14th February 

Year 3&4 Sportshall athletics 

Parent Consultations 3-6 pm 

Thursday 15th February 

Year 3&4 Sportshall athletics 

Year 4 Waterstone’s Spinebreakers trip 

Parent Consultations 3-5 pm 

Friday 16th February 

End of spring 1

Monday 26th February 

Start of spring 2

Tuesday 5th March

School nurse drop in @ 8.30 am

Friday 8th March 

National girls football day

Wednesday 13th March

Attendance Hub @ 8.30 am 

Thursday 14th March 

Knife crime workshop - year 6 

Friday 15th March 

Knife crime workshop - year 5

Tuesday 19th March 

Year 3 & 6 VR workshop 

Friday 22nd March 

Parent open forum 

Monday 22nd - Thursday 28th March 

UoB Graduations Years 3-6

Wednesday 27th March 

Attendance Hub @ 8.30 am 

Thursday 28th March 

Easter Parade - make your own hat

Waterstone’s trip for year 3 spinebreakers 

End of spring 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 29th January is week 2 on the Havering catering services menu. 

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: 92% Overall:  92%
Congratulations to Pine and Maple 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.













































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. 

JJ, Yanna, Simon,Chirag, Chloe, Lily-Mae, James, Darcey- Leigh, Dawid


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

Isatou , Tala, Ryan, Isaac, Adra, Jessica, Hope


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

Athena, Sofia, Vanessa, Lauren, Adu, Tommy, Tayla, Paige, Manuella, Chisom 


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

Domanic, Logan, Amerah, Blake, Laura, Elliot, Ayaan, Ruby, George


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. 

Connie, Sofia, Adam M, Sophia, Niamh, Maya-M, Faizah O, George,Mateo, Teddy, Darcie, Jay Jay, Noah, Harvey, Kerys, Eric , Victor

I Made My Teacher Happy

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

Maya, Kayden, Kayaan, Tiana, Zachary, Saim, Freddie, Laynie-Rae, Anushri 

Tracker Awards


Bronze certificate

Levi, Yanna, Isatou

Silver Pencil 

Adalind, Billie, Edward

Silver certificate 

Hussain, Kezia, Gabi

Gold Bookmark

Evis, Emma

Gold certificate 

Aiza, Tayla


Platinum prize 

Simon, Nisa, Nasrat, Adra, George

Diamond prize


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 - Dudley Orange House

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend.

Yours sincerely,


Mrs L Nicholls