Friday 7 June 2024

Weekly Newsletter - Friday 7th June, 2024

Headteacher: Mrs L Nicholls 

Dear Parents and Carers,

Part 1 Broadford News

Welcome back. We hope you have all had a fantastic half term with your families. It is hard to believe that we are now into the last half term of the year and we are starting preparations for moving up to the next year groups. We know that the children will enjoy all of the upcoming events for the rest of this summer term.  

Summer Fete

We are looking forward to our summer fete which is being held on Saturday 15th June, 11am - 3pm. Next week we will be selling raffle tickets which are priced at £3 per strip or 2 strips for £5. There are a variety of prizes on offer including, a BBQ hamper, toy hampers, cosmetic sets and chocolates. 

We will also be selling wristbands for the bouncy castles. Wristbands are priced as follows;

All day bouncing - Pre order £10 or £12 on the day.

£6 for 1 hour of bouncing

A decision regarding weather and if the bouncy castles will go ahead will be made on Thursday 13th June. Refunds will only be applicable if the bouncy castles are cancelled due to the weather. 

There will be many other stalls, entertainment and games to play on the day. We look forward to seeing you there. 

Fathers’ Day Sale
We will be holding our annual Fathers’ day sale on Monday 10th, Wednesday 12th and Friday 14th June. Items will be on sale priced at £3 each, pupils will be able to pick out a present for Dad’s, Grandad’s Uncles or older brothers. The stall will be set up at the front of the school outside of the office from 3.15 - 3.45 pm on each day. 

School Photographs

Carmel Jane Photography will be visiting our School on the 13th of June 2024, to take the Class Group Photos

All Parents are requested to pre-register to enable access to your child’s photographs. Pre-registration is required for every photo shoot.

Registration only takes a minute.  Please visit

and enter the following code:


You will then be asked to pre-register with your child's full school register name.

Once registered, as soon as the photos are available you will receive an automatic email notification to inform you that your child's photos are now ready to be viewed and can be purchased. 

Don't miss out pre-register today!

Next week the children are going to start thinking  about moving up into the next year group. Each class will be devising a set of questions to ask the pupils in the year group above and the week after next they will be receiving the answers from their peers. This is the first part of our preparations for moving on. We will be providing the pupils with more activities and opportunities to prepare for the next stage of their learning over the coming weeks. 

Professional Sportsman Visit

On Thursday 20th June, professional basketball player Pierre Henry Fontaine will be visiting Broadford Primary School. Each class will be completing several exercises with him at some point during the day. Your child has been given a letter as there is the option to sponsor your child for this (with the money raised being split between the sporting company and our school). Please could any sponsorship money and forms be returned to Miss Wyatt by Wednesday 12th June 2024


Unfortunately, we were unable to sort out our Facebook page but we are thrilled to announce that we have a new facebook page which has gone live today! You can find the new facebook page via this link. Please like the new page for the latest information. Many thanks. 

Broadford Primary School New facebook Page 

Polling Day - Thursday 4th July
As I am sure you are all aware the Prime Minister has called a general election on Thursday 4th July. The school will be closed for pupils on this day due to being a polling station but activities will be set for pupils to complete at home. The year 1 Barleylands trip will go ahead as planned but sports afternoon for children in years 2,3 and 4 has been rescheduled to Tuesday 9th July.
The school council will be organising a mock election in school for all pupils to take part in, this is in keeping with our commitment to fostering a sense of civic engagement and democratic values. 

Part 2 Broadford Information

Summer Term Dates 

Monday 10th June 

Father’s Day sale - 3.15pm 

Raffle tickets and bouncy castle wristbands on sale. 

Wednesday 12th June 

Father’s Day sale - 3.15pm 

Raffle tickets and bouncy castle wristbands on sale. 

Thursday 13th June 

Class photographs - Carmel Jane school photographers

Year 1 spinebreakers visiting Waterstones 

Friday 14th June 

Year 1 skipping workshop 

Father’s Day sale - 3.15pm 

Raffle tickets and bouncy castle wristbands on sale. 

Saturday 15th June 

Summer fete - 11 am - 3 pm 

Monday 17th June 

Year 5 Mersea residential 

Wednesday 19th June 

Year 5 return from Mersea 

Year 3&4 Quad kids event

Havering junior music festival

Thursday 20th June 

Professional sportsman visiting

Tuesday 25th June 

New parents meeting 6pm 

Wednesday 26th June 

Year 1&2 Quad kids event

Thursday 27th June  

M&M Productions - Alice in Wonderland

Friday 28th June 

Year 6 Junior Citizen Event 

Monday 1st July 

Reception and year 1 sports - 2 pm 

Tuesday 2nd July 

NSPCC workshops for Y2, Y5, Y6

Wednesday 3rd July 

Year 3 Colchester Zoo 

Thursday 4th July 

Polling day - school closed for pupils 

Year 1 Barleylands Trip 

Friday 5th July 

Years 5&6 sports afternoon - 2pm 

Monday 8th July 

School uniform pop shop - details TBC

Tuesday 9th July 

Reception - Call of the wild trip 

Years 2,3&4 sports afternoon

Year 6 - leaving celebration after school 

Thursday 11th July 

Go Bonkers Day 

Friday 12th July 

Parent open forum - 1pm 

EoY reports
Year 6 Broadfest - organised by parents 

Monday 15th July 

Parent report drop in

Tuesday 16th July 

Moving up to new classes

Wednesday 17th July 

Attendance hub - 8.45 am 

Friday 19th July 

EoY Awards assemblies 

Monday 22nd July 

Housepoints & attendance reward 

Tuesday 23rd July 

Broadford’s Got Talent 

Year 6 Goodbye walk - 2.30 pm

Last day of summer term

Wednesday 24th July 

INSET day - school closed for children

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

Day 1

Day 2

Day 3

Day 4 

Day 5

2nd September

3rd September 

4th November

21st July 

22nd July 

Havering school term dates 2024-2025

Havering Catering Services

Week beginning 10th June is week 3 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 Apple 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.


Juliah, Kingston, Shahaan










Aniah - Mai

































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. 

Aditi, Jimmy, Aryaan, Jimmy, Duke, Demi, Stanley, Teddy, Kiara, Poppy-Rae, Angie 


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

Asad, Aliza, Layla, Victoria, Evie, Meerab, Hadiya, Millen, Fariha, Billie, Finley


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

Carina, Harry, Zyana, Darci,Moyo, Ayaan,Chloe, Darcie, Hamdiya, Natalia Elena, Safiyyah, Loui, Zach. 


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

Nevaeh, Leonard, Cameron, Dina, Aiza, Evie, Tiana


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. 

Jessica, Elliot, Milan, Dara, Success, Lexie-Mai, Bentley, Mihai, Jayden, Mason, Veronika, Jack, Ruby, Kailan, Onyeka, Jack, Ayaan, Tayo, Princess, Jaymee

I Made My Teacher Happy

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

Isatou, Ryan, Autumn, Adu, Hamza, Riley, Harry, Tianna, Adam, Nyasa, George, Logan, Flynn, Poppy-Rae, Zuriel

105 Books to Read Before You Leave Broadford

These pupils have read five books and earned their Bronze certificate. 

Alayah, Alexandra and Ahmad

These pupils have read 10 books and earned their Silver certificate. 

Ashton, Khushbakht and Manreet

These pupils have read all 15 books, earning their Gold certificate and completing their trackers. 

Maya P, Ashar, Roza, Antonina, Ashton, Jessica, Khushbakht, Ipsa, Callissya, George and Eason

Tracker Awards


Double Prestige

Bronze certificate

Aaron, Theo, David, Rebecca, Lukas 

Chisom, Mason

Silver Pencil 

William, Elliot-Ellis, Teddy, Levi

Silver certificate 

Jummy, Success, Hamza, Faizah D, Torsten, Amira, Jessica

Gold Bookmark

Zachary, Parisa, Tyler


Gold certificate 

Amber, Jasmine, Elsie


Platinum prize 


Diamond prize

Netany, Rubie-Rae, Nehemiah

Star prize 

Maya-Rose, Lottie, Nevaeh, Lily-Anne

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 - Chatteris Blue house

I hope you all have a lovely weekend.

Yours sincerely,


Mrs L Nicholls 


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