Friday 9 February 2024

Weekly Newsletter - Friday 9th February

Headteacher: Mrs L Nicholls
Dear Parents and Carers,

Part 1 Broadford News

RWI Parents Session
We are looking forward to welcoming parents of pupils in Reception, years 1&2 on Monday 12th February for an information session regarding RWI. This is the program that we follow for the teaching of phonics and early reading. Please wait at the Faringdon Avenue gate by the waiting area. Every parent who attends will receive a raffle ticket which will be entered into a prize draw for a selection of books to enjoy at home with your child. There will be a prize draw for each year group. 

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. 

Parent Governor Elections
There were two nominations received for parent governors. Eliza Avram, parents at Broadford and Karen Howell, parent at Mead. As there were no other nominations received, both of these parents have been elected and will serve a term as parent governor for 4 years. Congratulations to both candidates. 

Adventure Island Wristband - £15
We have 300 wristbands for Adventure Island priced at £15 each. This is a great day out for the whole family and at a reduced price. If you would like to purchase wristbands they are available from the school office before and after school, cash only please. 

Mothers’ Day Sale
Once again this year we will be selling Mothers’ day gifts. These are priced at £3 per gift. There are a variety of gifts available, key rings, socks and pretty coasters. If your child would like to purchase a Mothers’ Day gift please send the correct money in an envelope clearly marked with your child’s name and class on the front along with the number of gifts required. You can start to send in money from Monday 12th February, Pupils will choose their gifts after the half term break in time for Mothers’ day on Sunday 10th March. 

World Book Day
As usual, the school is taking part in WORLD BOOK day on Thursday 7th March. Children are asked to come into school dressed as their favourite book character.   You can join us in building your child’s enthusiasm for books well beyond World Book Day by reading together regularly and joining your local library if you are not yet a member. For more information about World Book Day, ideas for World Book Day costumes and ideas on sharing books at home, visit

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. 

INSET Dates for 2024-25

I can hardly believe that I am about to inform you of INSET dates for the next academic year, which is 2024-2025. These dates have been set and from now on will be found in part 2 of the weekly newsletter. 

Day 1

Day 2

Day 3

Day 4 

Day 5

2nd September

3rd September 

14th February 

21st July 

22nd July 

Havering school term dates 2024-2025

Goodbye and Welcome!
Miss Chappel leaves us today to start her  maternity leave, we look forward to hearing her happy news once her bundle of joy arrives.
Miss Davies and her partner welcomed a beautiful baby girl in January, Mother and baby are both well. I know you will join me in sending them our congratulations. 

Part 2 Broadford Information

Autumn Term Dates 

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 12th February is week 2 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: 94% KS2: 95% Overall: 95%
Congratulations to Rowan  and Larch who top the attendance table this week. 

On TIme Shout Outs!

It is our first week of shout outs and unfortunately there is not one class in the school where someone has not been late this week.
This is really disappointing. Let’s hope there is an improvement for next 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.


Charlotte and Laila-Lily











































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. 

Lucas, Faizah O, Brielle- Marie, Eleni, Darcie, Lucas, George


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

Jayden,Kenzie, Sophia, George Damian, Elliot, Jessica


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

Elisa, Jaabir, Aariz.Logan, Emmy, francesca, Layla-Mae, Evie


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

Harlie, Kezia, Yanna, Maya C, Aida, Chisom, Safiyyah, Eridola


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. 

Aryaan, Vinnie, Zachary A,Khalifa, Pragya, Gracie

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. 

Antonina, Ivan , Qhaleed, Noah, Oscar, Noah, Billie,Billy, Max, Aisha, Serghei, Eddie,Lochlan, Rojure, Sophia, Adelina, Mason 

I Made My Teacher Happy

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

Toni , Carina, Ava, Isla, Netany, Joni, Rio, Alex, Shivanshi, Eddy, Ayva, Shaylee,Eason

Tracker Awards


Bronze certificate


Silver Pencil 


Silver certificate 

Andreea, Osman


Gold Bookmark

Mahdi, Hamdiya

Gold certificate 


Platinum prize 


Platinum certificate


Diamond prize

Ibukun, Lucas 

Diamond certificate 



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 - Chatteris   Blue house with 561 points

I hope you all have a great weekend.

Yours sincerely,


Mrs L Nicholls 


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