Saturday 3 February 2024

Weekly Newsletter - Friday 2nd February


Headteacher: Mrs L Nicholls 

Part 1 Broadford News

Parents Evening 

We are looking forward to welcoming all parents on Wednesday 14th or Thursday 15th February for parent consultation meetings. You will have the opportunity to meet with your child’s class teacher and find out how they are making progress towards the end of year expectations for their current year group. During your visit we will also be seeking your views on our stay & learn sessions and would appreciate your feedback on how we can develop these important shared learning events. 

After School Clubs
Due to parents' evenings, there are no after school clubs on Wednesday 14th or Thursday 15th February. All pupils must be collected at 3.10 pm from their classrooms as normal. Clubs will continue till the end of the half term after these dates. 

Number & Dress to Express Days
It has been wonderful to see so many children dressed as numbers today and engaging in mathematics activities. Today has been a celebration of all things number and a reminder to us all of the important reminder of how mathematical knowledge is a vital component regarding our future life chances. Next week on Thursday 8th February we are encouraging all students and staff to use clothing and colour to express themselves as part of Children’s mental health week. You can read all about it here.  

Parent Forum Drop In
We have tried to run the parent forum in many different ways and in the past have had representatives from classes and year groups and run open meetings for any parent to attend. We are going to trial a different system this year and use parent forum times as drop in sessions. There are specific dates throughout the year when myself and other members of the leadership team will be available to any member of our parent community if they would like to discuss individual issues or offer any feedback. I hope that many of you will take us up on the offer and drop into the school office for a chat. The next parent drop in will be held next Friday 9th February @ 9 am at the school office. 
We look forward to seeing you there. 

Come to school everyday on time!
As you will already be aware this is our pupils number 1 job. There are still a number of pupils who arrive late every day and last week we spoke to the pupils in assembly about how much learning time they miss if they are late.
If your child is late every day for a week, they miss out on 1 hour and 15 minutes of essential learning. The first lessons of the day are usually phonics and or mental arithmetic. Both necessary skills for our future successful life chances. 
From this week we are going to celebrate the classes with no lates in  our new ‘On time shout outs!’. If a class gets a shout out for 5 weeks they will earn themselves a special on time treat!
Learning starts as soon as school starts, being late means lost learning time, so make sure you are at school by 8.45 am. Shout outs start next week. 

Half Term: Monday 19th - Friday 23rd February

The children’s last day this half term will be Friday 16th February and the second half of the Spring term resumes on Monday 26th  February. We look forward to children returning to school on Monday 26th February, the doors will open for breakfast club at 7.45 am and the doors will open for all other pupils at 8.30 am. 

Part 2 Broadford Information

Autumn Term Dates 

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 5th February 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:  95%        KS2:  95% Overall:  95%
Congratulations to Apricot  and Birch 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.


Elisa and Maximus











































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. 

Zhyan, David, Mahdi, Eric, Nehemiah, Harvey 


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

Abrish , James, Billy, Iustin, Kindah, Adejuwon (AJ), Jackson


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

Jack, Lexie-Mai, Nevaeh, Zoe, Billie, Meerab


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

Brielle- Marie, Aqleema, Faizah D, Vrisha


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. 

Amedea, Ryan, Nikita, Adon, Nashwan ,Anna, Sonny, Ryan, Pragya, Erikas, Evie ,Simon, Lorena, Harry, Abdulhafiz, Hadiya, Eva, Lauren

I Made My Teacher Happy

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

Riley, Kateryna, Jessica, Theodore, Ava, Lottie, Nikola, Ruby, Elise

Tracker Awards


Bronze certificate


Silver Pencil 

Isabella, Jacob, Laura, Zurielle, Toni


Silver certificate 

Alexandra, Finley, Lucia, Qhaleed, Cherry


Gold Bookmark

Adam H, Fire, Aadya, Tala, Kindah

Platinum prize 


Diamond prize

Megan, Ivan

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 - Cricklade Green house with 432 points. 

I hope you all have a brilliant weekend.

Yours sincerely,


Mrs L Nicholls 


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