Friday, 23 June 2017

Weekly Newsletter - 23rd June, 2017


Dear Parents and Carers,

Thank you!
We were overwhelmed at your generosity last week for the school uniform day to support the victims of the Grenfell tower fire. Donations from Broadford Primary School totaled over £500 and across The Learning Federation we collected over £1000. Well done and a massive thank you to each and every one of you. It is amazing to see such fantastic community spirit rise from such a tragic event.

sQuid - Thanks again!
Once again thank you to parents and carers for your tolerance and patience this week, as we move over to the online payment system sQuid. As I am sure you will all  agree any new system has teething problems but this was all made much easier by your support and understanding.
If you have not registered yet, please do so. Parents/Carers should register, for each child, using the information in the letter brought home by pupils, last week and if necessary have deposited monies for dinners. Everyone must register for an account even if your child receives a free school meal.
We have listened to feedback from other school's in the area who have implemented the system and have decided that the kitchen will not be selling drinks. If drinks are purchased it can be very confusing for parents to monitor the value on each sQuid account. However, there will of course be plenty of water/squash available for the pupils every lunchtime.
If you have difficulties setting up or accessing your account Mrs Taylor will be more than happy to help you.

Well Done
A huge congratulations to Mr Portway, Miss Cook, Miss Rollin and all of the pupils who took part in the Primary sports day at Drapers’ Academy on Monday. We are thrilled and extremely proud to announce that Broadford Primary were the overall winners and brought home the winners shield.
It was a wonderful day enjoyed by all. Well done Team Broadford!

Good Luck
Let’s hope that the winning streak continues. On Friday 23rd June, staff members will be attending the prestigious TES awards at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London. The school has been nominated as ‘Primary School of the Year.’ Please keep your fingers tightly crossed for us and keep an eye for updates via the blog and school facebook page. We will of course inform you, if we get good news. Good luck Team Broadford.

Diary Dates
School is closed for INSET on Friday 23rd June.
On Monday 26th June the year 3 teachers are inviting all year 3 parent and carers to join them in class for an afternoon of reading.
On Tuesday 27th, Broadford is hosting the cluster school's rounders tournament. Cherry spinebreakers are visiting the library and the KS2 maths team are going to Hilldene for the maths league.
In the evening, we welcome our new reception parents for an information evening for any pupils who are starting reception in September.  
We will not be holding a sharing assembly on Wednesday 28th,  next week as we will be running our in school spelling bee to chose our super spellers for the Drapers’ spelling bee later in the term. In the afternoon Cedar spinebreakers are visiting the library.
At 6pm on Wednesday 28th June, Reverend Rich is hosting a parents evening for parents of pupils in year 6. This is a chance to find out how you can support your child’s transition to secondary school. This meeting is for parents and not for the pupils.  
On Friday, we are looking forward to welcoming parents from year 5 to the year 5 maths party. Year 6 have a visitors on Friday afternoon as part of their transition to secondary school. .
The book fair is visiting next week please look out for book sales when you will be able to purchase great books at a reduced price.

Key Dates for the rest of the Summer Term.
Monday 26th June - Year 3 parent reading afternoon
Wednesday 28th June - Getting ready for secondary parents session with Rev Rich @ 6 pm.
Friday 30th June - Year 5 maths party

Saturday 1st July - LFPA summer fete @ Mead, 12- 4pm
Wednesday 5th July - Spinebreakers Sharing assembly
Friday 7th July - Year 6 maths party
Monday 10th July - Reception and KS1 sports morning
Tuesday 11th July - Year 6 leavers evening
Wednesday 12th July - Clubs sharing assembly @ 9am
Wednesday 12th July - KS2 sports day @ 10.15 am
Monday 17th July - Parents evening
Tuesday 18th July - Year 6 production (afternoon)
Tuesday 18th July - Parents meeting secondary transfer, 3.30 pm
Wednesday 19th July - Nursery closes
Friday 21st July - End of term

LFPA
The Learning Federation Parents Association will be holding a Summer Fete on Saturday 1st July at Mead Primary School between 11 am - 4 pm. This will be a great day for the whole family. Bring your friends, families and neighbours. Please see further information on the blog.  

Havering Catering Services
Week beginning 26th June is week 1 on the Havering Catering Services menu.

Weekly Attendance:  
KS1: -  Cedar 97%        KS2: - Hazel 99.3% Overall:  95.45%
Congratulations to Cedar and Hazel who top the attendance table this week.  

E for Excellence Winners:
These wonderful children have demonstrated excellence this week.
Alder
Carla Botten
Sequoia
Ethan Himuyandi
Apple
Madalina Luca
Ash
Lilly Reynolds
Aspen
Iniya Boothiraj
Birch

Mulberry
Noah Vumuka
Willow
Finley Livingstone
Pine

Elm
Megan Lockhart
Cedar
Michael Sloane
Maple
Ellie-Mae Wager
Cherry
Nina Joshi
Larch
Alffie Pilcher
Hazel
Matthew Munjere
Redwood
Maisie Clarke
Certificate of Presentation:
The following children have presented their work beautifully and take pride in all that they do in their books.  
Deniz Huseyin, Frankie Woolnough, Tyler Shephard, Rolan Vumuka, Ronnie Gayle, Sophie Porter,

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.
Dora Lewis, Asroosh Valliani, Abbie Sullivan, Emily Russell, Finley Redmond, Jennifer Wall, Rhianna Morton, Charis Jones,

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 demonstrated effective reciprocity this week – able to listen carefully, work collaboratively and take turns. Paris Godfrey, Arya Shah, Oliver Hall
These children have shown that they can manage distraction, notice patterns and become absorbed in their tasks – well done for your Resilience certificate:
Lea Cerqueira, Lillie Mersh. Harvy Bende, Olivia Patrick-Stuart, Plamen Vasilev; Fallon Sharpe, Bella Hyder, Shane Kirk
These children have managed to show that they can plan and revise ideas to earn their Reflectiveness certificate. Being able to show that you can make links between ideas and showing imagination demonstrates resourcefulness.  
Alin Botonog, Anais Aityounes, Jacob Wager, Grace Moody
These pupils have been awarded their resourcefulness certificate this week:
Elliott Cottam, Riley Taylor, Ayomide Otegbola, Arhaan Kaushal

Reading Awards
In recognition of the pupils’ ability to devour books, immerse themselves in stories and read relentlessly at home.
Silver reader award
Charlie Simpson, Ronnie Mersh
Gold reader award
Adam Riaz
Platinum reader award
Nicole Alao
Free Reader
Sam Doidge

Maths Challenge
These pupils have used their ability to think both mathematically and creatively to solve maths challenges. Sabeer Rahman, Maddison Asling

Happy Teacher
These children have put a smile on their teachers face this week for their amazing sporting performance.
Ruben Roberts, Hayden Northwood, Joshua Nwaokolo, Maisy Cohen, Florence Ayres, Harry Kaylor, Alex Tonu, Leanne Royer, Polina Backane

Sporting achievement
These children demonstrated amazing sportsmanship this week.  
Grace Gore, Caydon Buckland, Jessica Simpson, Oliwier Bartnik, Adebare Olugbodi, Olivia Wheal, Mia Gallagher, Godswill Hartford, Daniel Tonu, Finley Livingstone

Man of the Match
This is in recognition of Cayden’s sportsmanship this week. Well done Cayden Buckland we are very proud of you.

Team Broadford
These children have been using their own time to volunteer in the library to make our school better place for us all.
Silver prestige - Lilly Reynolds, Emily Claydon
Gold prestige -  Lilly Reynolds, Emily Claydon

Project Superstar
Freddie Lewis has been continue his learning and has created a fantastic project. Well done Freddie.

Tracker Awards
These children have been working hard and achieving academic success and therefore have earned themselves the following rewards.  
Bronze certificate - Trinity Hawkes
Bronze prestige - Caitlin Bowden
Silver certificate - Freddie Shepphard, Charlie Porter, Jersey Callcut-Hannaford
Golden bookmark - Aaliyah-Shah Vidol, Sophie Daflon, Aimee-Leigh Parmenter, Jennifer Wall
Golden certificate -  Tommy Watson, Temilola Omisore, Melissa Uluer, Morgan Palfremen, Kaley Watson,
Platinum prize - Ellie Wise, Matthew Munjure
Platinum certificate- Kanishka Chintala, Summer-Rose Tew, Rashid Sillah
Diamond prize - Naleli Sibanda, Weronika Harandi, Sofia Raif
Diamond prestige - Ruby Burchell, Hayden Northwood, Ketty Omwanghe,
Star certificate - Paige McGeoghan, Aimee Borrell, Alex Kopiec, Megan Lewis, Alfie Donnelly.

I hope you all have an amazing  weekend.
Yours sincerely,

Mrs L Nicholls

Headteacher

Wednesday, 21 June 2017

Broadford take Gold at Drapers' Sports' Day

On Monday, Broadford's Athletics team had one of the best sporting achievements we have ever experienced.

The year 2-6 Athletics team took part in a Sports' Day run by Drapers' Academy. All of the schools in the cluster took part and it was a great opportunity for these talented children to excel.

With it being one of the hottest days of the year, not only did we have the other schools to compete against but we also had the difficulty of staying focused and hydrated. Luckily, we had some very supportive staff and parents to remind the children to keep drinking water and encourage them to do their best.

The resilience and reciprocity shown by the children throughout the day was without doubt the best we have ever seen here at Broadford. Even though as individuals they knew they wanted to succeed, they were fully aware that working as a team was the most important aspect of the day. The support and encouragement they gave each other was admirable.

The day started off very well: the year 4 boys won every sprint race they took part in with Timi Adelowo breaking his current personal best; Elizabeth Ositelu and Adebare Olugbodi set new personal bests in the long jump and won by a mile; Martin Wicher was on fire with his throwing, making the longest throw of the day; and Ranita Ariyibi cruised to victory in the triple jump as she cleared the mat!

The children continued to try their very best throughout the day. The final event was the event which everyone had been waiting for - the relay races. Year 2, 3, 5 and 6 had tricky races but all managed to finish in relatively high positions. The highlight of the relay races was the year 4 race: it was spectacular! Ranita, Timi, Adebare, Caydon, Weronika, Daniel, Ja'Shayla and Sonia ran the best we have ever seen them run. Not only was their running fantastic but their change overs were spectacular too and we comfortably took 1st place - a great achievement!

It then came to finding out the results: Year 2 came 3rd, taking Bronze; Year 4 came 2nd, taking Silver; Year 5 came 1st, taking Gold; and finally Year 6 also came 2nd, taking Silver.

"The winners for year 5 was just about to be announced, I had everything crossed! They named 3rd place - it wasn't Broadford. Then 2nd place - it wasn't Broadford and finally 1st... from out of nowhere, I heard Broadford!!! I jumped to my feet and high fived Ijeoma in excitement, this is one of my biggest achievements at Broadford so far!" Sienna Nickson - Year 5

Once the year group winners had been announced, it was time for the OVERALL WINNER. They announced 3rd place first, a very big well done to Drapers Brookside. In 2nd place, Mead - a very well done to them too. Then, a very tense moment - everyone was silent. All of a sudden we heard, Brrroooooaaaaddddfffooooorrrddd, everyone shot to their feet, jumped with joy and hugged one and other.

"This was the best day of my life so far. Everyone worked together, tried their hardest and believed in themselves. My favourite event was the sprint race, even though if was very tough I managed to come first in my race, a great achievement for me!" Elizabeth Ositelu - Year 6

"What a day it was! Even though it was very hot, we all tried our best and most importantly we enjoyed ourselves. As the winner was about to be announced I felt extremely nervous, I did not expect to hear Broadford. When I did I shot to my feet in happiness and jumped as high as I could. Miss Cook then said I could collect the trophy, I felt honored!" Isaac Wright - Year 6 





    






Tuesday, 20 June 2017

Year 3 Reading Afternoon - Monday 26th June

Year 3 are delighted to invite parents to a reading afternoon on Monday 26th June at 2:30pm. The focus will be for us to share ideas on how to effectively support your child at home with their reading and it will also be a great opportunity to hear your child read in class.

We understand that some parents feel that they need more guidance on how to question their children when they are reading with them at home, so we will be demonstrating how we question in class and will be giving specific resources out to help.

The reading afternoon will be taking place in classrooms and it would be wonderful to see as many parents there as possible. If you have any questions about the afternoon, please do not hesitate to speak to your child's class teacher.

Havering Music Festival - UPDATE

***UPDATE*** Please be advised that during the rehearsal children will be expected to be in full school uniform. For the performance in the evening, we ask that children wear a plain coloured top (any colour) and a school skirt or a pair of trousers.

Dear Parents/Carers,

We would like to remind you that the choir will be performing at the Havering Music Festival on 23rd June. The school is closed for an INSET day, however, we have a rehearsal in the morning at the Queen's Theatre in Hornchurch. The children will need to arrive at school by 8:30am and we will travel to the theatre by coach. Your child will then to be collected at 12:30pm from the school office.

The actual performance will start at 7:00pm on Friday 23rd June 2017 and the children will be required to arrive at the theatre by 6:30pm at the latest. If you are unable to attend the concert, please pick your child up from the foyer at 8:15pm.

Please note that tickets are on sale for £8 each and can be purchased from the Queen's Theatre box office by phone on 01708 443 333.

If you require any further information please do not hesitate to ask Mrs Claxton in Sequoia class.

Many thanks for your continued support.

Yours faithfully,

Mrs Claxton

Monday, 19 June 2017

Learning Challenge

These children have been working hard at home and extending their knowledge through their learning challenge work.

Charlie Ilott, Morgan Palfreman

sQuid Sign Up - Goes Live Wednesday

Dear Parents

We are fast approaching the deadline for going live with sQuid.

You must sign up to access the system and make payments for your child

Even if you are Free School Meals you have to open an account!

Click here for the link to the sign up form

If you have lost your child's details

  • 16 digit reference number
  • 3 digit PIN
Contact the school office as we can resupply you with the details needed.


Friday, 16 June 2017

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 demonstrated effective reciprocity this week – able to listen carefully, work collaboratively and take turns. Isaac Wright, Michael St Matthew Daniel, Thomas Royer, Libby Northwood, Amelia Barnett,

These children have shown that they can manage distraction, notice patterns and become absorbed in their tasks – well done for your Resilience certificate:
Deborah Mushonga, Athenkosi Nombeko, Spencer Abrahams

These children have managed to show that they can plan and revise ideas to earn their Reflectiveness certificate.
Tommy Cressey

Being able to show that you can make links between ideas and showing imagination demonstrates resourcefulness. These pupils have been awarded their resourcefulness certificate this week:

Emma Bloy, Steven Davenport, Micayla Smith


Harold Hill’s Unsung Heros


We are delighted to announce that three members of our parental community were presented with awards at a recent event which was organised and hosted by Church 1v23. The awards honoured the people and organisations which serve the Harold Hill community and help make a positive impact on it.
Recipients included; Chris and Kerry Cooper for running the community Facebook page and the drama group Habit factory. Lisa O’flynn, who volunteers on several parent associations and Mark Borrell for his work as a community chef.

Congratulations to you all and we would like to thank you for your important contribution to our community.


Havering Catering Services



Week beginning 19th June is week 3 on the Havering Catering Services menu.




Key Dates for the rest of the Summer Term


Wednesday 21st June - Year 2 sharing assembly
Friday 23rd June - INSET day school closed
Friday 23rd June - Junior Music festival @ queens theatre, 7pm
Monday 26th June - Year 3 parent reading afternoon
Wednesday 28th June - Getting ready for secondary parents session with Rev Rich @ 6 pm.
Friday 30th June - Year 5 maths party

Saturday 1st July - LFPA summer fete @ Mead, 12- 4pm
Wednesday 5th July - Spinebreakers Sharing assembly
Friday 7th July - Year 6 maths party
Monday 10th July - Reception and KS1 sports morning
Tuesday 11th July - Year 6 leavers evening
Wednesday 12th July - Clubs sharing assembly @ 9am
Wednesday 12th July - KS2 sports day @ 10.15 am
Monday 17th July - Parents evening
Tuesday 18th July - Year 6 production (afternoon)
Tuesday 18th July - Parents meeting secondary transfer, 3.30 pm
Wednesday 19th July - Nursery closes
Friday 21st July - End of term