Saturday 30 March 2024

Easter Hat Parade 2024

What a wonderful morning we had celebrating the Easter Hat Parade.The hall was filled of creativity as the children proudly showed off their handcrafted Easter hats. From dangling eggs to fluffy bunny ears, each hat was unique and delightful in its own way. The atmosphere was filled with joy and festivity as the children paraded around the hall, their faces beaming with pride. Please enjoy viewing the photos below.


Friday 22 March 2024

Weekly Newsletter - Friday 22nd March, 2024


Headteacher: mrs L Nichollls 

Dear Parents and Carers,

Part 1 Broadford News

iRock Concert
Yesterday, our iRocker’s performed a wonderful concert to their parents and the year 3 pupils. The musicians sang in tune perfectly and played their instruments in time brilliantly. The year 3 pupils were a fantastic and supportive audience. Thank you to all of the parents who joined us on this occasion, we hope that you enjoyed it as much as we did. 

As you are aware we have been experiencing technical difficulties with our Facebook page. We do use facebook as one of our forms of communication with parents. We thought that this was a good opportunity to review what we currently have in place and gather your views so that we can move forward in this area.
We would really appreciate it if you could take a few moments to respond to our parents survey regarding communication.
Many thanks.
Home school communication

University of Broadford
We are sadly coming to the end of our Broadford University courses and what a great 10 weeks we have had. I have seen so many happy, smiling children, bursting to tell me all about the wonderful things they have been learning at their University of Broadford sessions. The children have all shown great resilience and reciprocity while working through their courses and we couldn't be prouder of how much they have all achieved.
We would now like to invite you in to celebrate your child’s achievements. The dates and start times for each course are as follows. This year the University of Broadford project included pupils from years 3-6. 

Monday 25th March @ 2pm

Tuesday 26th March @ 2pm

Wednesday 27th March @ 2pm

Thursday 28th March @ 2pm

Dynamic Drummers

Mad Science - Miss Betty's Group

Sock Cats

Get Fit Friday

I'm a Pupil Get Me Out Of Here

Lyrical Masters



Around The World In a Term

Cracking Clay

Mad Science - Miss Kenealy's Group

Chess Champions

Comfy Cushions


Creative Cards

We ask that  parents/carers wait at the lower gate on Faringdon Avenue, by the waiting area, a member of staff will be there to escort you in at the start time.
We look forward to welcoming you into school for our wonderful graduations.

It is only a few weeks till we finish for the Easter break. I know that it feels like we have only returned from the Christmas break! However, to mark the occasion all pupils will be taking part in an easter egg hunt during the week beginning 25th March and we will be hosting Broadford’s Easter parade on Thursday 28th March. We are inviting all pupils to take part in designing, making and wearing with pride an Easter bonnet/hat. It is £1 to enter the competition and this will contribute towards our fundraising total this year. 
The bonnet/ hat could be made from card, paper, or use a baseball cap/sunhat/woolly hat as a base. Then allow your child to decide what they would like on their hat, it could be flowers, signs of new life such as Lambs, chicks and chocolate eggs. It can be anything linked to Easter.
We can’t wait to see all of the creations in school on Thursday 28th March. Happy crafting!

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. 

Summer Fete

After our successful fete last year, we are thrilled to announce that we will be hosting another fete this year on Saturday 15th June. Save the date!

End of Term and After School Clubs

We break up for Easter on Thursday 28th March children will be dismissed at the usual time of 3.15pm. The summer term will resume on Monday 15th April, however, this is an INSET day. Pupils return to school on Tuesday 16th April.
Today is the last club session of the Spring term. 

Part 2 Broadford Information

Autumn Term Dates 

Monday 25th March  

UoB Graduations Years 3-6 @ 2pm 

Dynamic Drummers

Mad Science - Miss Betty's Group

Sock Cats

Get Fit Friday

Tuesday 26th March

UoB Graduations Years 3-6 @ 2pm 

I'm a Pupil Get Me Out Of Here

Lyrical Masters



Wednesday 27th March 

UoB Graduations Years 3-6 @ 2pm 

Around The World In a Term

Cracking Clay

Mad Science - Miss Kenealy's Group

Thursday 28th March 

Easter Parade - make your own hat

Waterstone’s trip for year 3 spinebreakers 

UoB Graduations Years 3-6 @ 2pm

Chess Champions 

Comfy Cushions


Creative Cards

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

INSET Dates for 2024-25

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

Havering Catering Services

Week beginning 25th March 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: 95% KS2: 93% Overall:  94%
Congratulations to Pine and Redwood  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.


Victor & Nathan C 











































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. 

Lexie-Mai, Ethan, Aiza, Laynie, Emma, Sophie, Zuriel


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

Noah, Maya-Aisha, Ambica, Aida, Nevaeh, Jacob, James, Ipsa, Merlyn, Jaymee 


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

Karimah, Eishan, Lorena, Rosie, Kiara, Elliot, Princess, Tommy, Charlie, Jack, Ava


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

Sataish, Jaabir, Cruz, Vikhyat, Raffy, Toby, Amelia, Freddie, Aisha, Aziz


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.
Ivan, Scarlett, Jefflyn

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.
Mujtaba,  Alfie, Ryan, Nina, Lawrence, Lucas, Ruta, Tovin, Chloe, Steven, Oliver, Lottie, Freddie, Lemar, Jason, Joni, Natalia, Peace, Akela, Shivangi

I Made My Teacher Happy

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

Jorgie, Elliott, Faith, Kevin, Hadiya, Hamdiya, Frankie, Oscar, Abdulahad, Osazemen, Manreet, Teodor, Logan-Leigh, Chalva, Starla

Tracker Awards

Bronze certificate

Ashar, Adon, Lenny, Harry, Miqdaad

Silver Pencil 


Silver certificate 

Nina, Edward, Melody, Jacob, 

Gold Bookmark

Logan, George, 

Gold certificate 


Platinum prize 

Safiyyah, Jack, Rose

Platinum certificate

Eden, Irfan

Star prize 


Star 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 - Cricklade Green House

I hope you all have a very pleasant weekend.

Yours sincerely,


Mrs L Nicholls