Friday, 30 January 2015

Star Readers & Star Writers

Star Writers:
Abena Pim, William Edwards, Terrika Wright, Lucy Stevens, Emma Bloy, Ellie Mae Wager, Wusu, Razvan Gabreanu & Tahani Towe Enu: these children have all produced pieces of outstanding writing this week. Look out for examples of their work on the blog!

Star Reading Awards:
Ella Mae Wall & Armani Peek have achieved their Bronze Reading award. Abbie Sullivan has managed to get her bookmark for 25 completed books. Tahani Lowe – Enu, Kieran Dash and Yemi Adedipe have now earned her £5 book voucher and Silver award for reading 50 books.

Diary Events

On Monday we welcome back the Multi Story Theatre company, who will be working with the children for two days as part of National Storytelling Week. On Tuesday Pine class are off to Build a Bear at Westfield (Mulberry go on Wednesday), while Year 3 are going to Tate Britain. On Wednesday and Thursday we have our next round of the Bikeability course and Palm will present their Sharing Assembly.

Cedar have their attendance reward on Wednesday afternoon – travelling off to Kidspace in Romford as a reward for winning the class attendance league. Year 6 are baking Tudor treats with Mr Borrell on Thursday morning, Rev Rich is in for another assembly and our Year 3&4 Spinebreakers are off to Waterstones. After school we have a football match against Pyrgo.

On Friday we are due to have a visit from Sir Tim Brighouse, who is bringing some NQTs to look round our school. We also have Ash’s maths party at 9am.

Thursday, 29 January 2015

Glide Bikes Have Arrived!

Our pupils have told us - through the School Council - that they would like to develop their cycling skills at lunchtime. Mrs Nicholls has managed to secure funding to help us purchase some new glide bikes which will be a great way for pupils to develop their skills of balance and co-ordination.

Count On Us Launch

We were delighted to launch the Count On Us Maths game with our cluster of schools recently. The children will be practising in their own schools, before coming back together for a competition in the Summer.

Pupils from Mead, Pyrgo, Brookside, Hilldene and St Ursula's all enjoyed an afternoon of maths activities together focused on the game 24.

Our Broadford team will be heading up to London in March to take part in the London wide competition - hopefully qualifying for the finals on the roof of City Hall!

NACE Award

We are delighted to again confirm our membership of the National Association of Able Children in Education. We believe that all pupils should be challenged with their work and thinking so that they make the optimum level of progress.

With provision in class, maths challenges provided weekly, additional teaching sessions, Broadford University and many other approaches as well, we are doing our best to ensure that our More Able Pupils are given a consistently high quality level of challenge.

Dinosaur Fun

Freddie & Conor had a great time at lunch using their resourcefulness muscle to create dinosaurs from the wooden blocks.

Can you work out which dinosaurs they represent?

This is a genus of sauropod dinosaur from the Jurassic Morrison Formation of North America. It was first described by Elmer S. Riggs in 1903 from fossils found in the Grand River Canyon (now Colorado River) of western Colorado, in the United States. Riggs named the dinosaur Brachiosaurus altithorax, declaring it "the largest known dinosaur".

This was a genus of large marine sauropterygian reptile that lived during the early part of the Jurassic Period, and is known by nearly complete skeletons from the Lias of England. Although there are a number of modern-day myths surrounding this order of creature, such as the myth of the Loch Ness Monster, these creatures are known to be extinct. It is distinguishable by its small head, long and slender neck, broad turtle-like body, a short tail, and two pairs of large, elongated paddles. 

Wednesday, 28 January 2015

Palm Class Poetry

Palm have been using the old building as inspiration for their Haiku poetry. How would you describe our old building? How do you think it feels without any children inside?

Cedar's Sharing Assembly

Learning Power Awards:

These are the key skills that our children will need to learn effectively in class and be successful later in life. Libby Northwood, Tyler Wager & Jaydon Holloway have demonstrated effective reciprocity this week – able to listen carefully, work collaboratively and take turns.

Alisha March, Tmi Adelowo, Weronika Harandi, & Martina Rensch have shown that they can manage distractions and notice patterns in their work. Well done for earning your Resilience certificate! Lillie Mersh has both planned carefully, revised her ideas and can talk about her learning which is why she received a Reflectiveness award.


KS1& EYFS: Mulberry 96.67%
KS2: Coconut 96.92%
Overall: 94.14%

Congratulations to Coconut who have topped the league for the last two weeks. They are the runaway leaders so far for this term. Overall we are still below our target, so there is room for improvement. Don’t forget… turn up every day on time!

It's Our World - Art Project

Have a look at the stunning artwork that our pupils have been doing for the 'It's Our World Project'. The idea is that they use natural resources to create a collage based on their local area. This national project aims to get the children to consider sustainability and recycling.

Mrs Caccavale has done a great job of putting the display together - a stunning piece of art to look at as you enter the school!

Tuesday, 27 January 2015

Isabelle's Sewing

Isabelle has been keeping herself busy at home with a sewing kit. Well done for completing your beautiful owl!

Young Voices 2015

Pupils from Broadford Primary travelled to the O2 on Monday to perform in the Young Voices choir event.

Young Voices is an organisation designed to unify children from across the regions, boost their confidence and provide lifelong memories for them and their families.

'Our pupils have been practicing the dance routines and learning the songs in their music lessons since September! We have also run an after school club to ensure they were all pitch perfect.'
Lois Nicholls - Deputy Headteacher

Young Voices is the world’s largest children’s choir and has a long standing history spanning 18 years. The spectacular events have featured an impressive array of top talent including Katherine Jenkins, Alexandra Burke & Beverley Knight. Altogether the national event covers London, Manchester, Birmingham and Sheffield, giving the opportunity to over 110,000 children all over the UK to participate and enjoy the experience of singing.

'We have found this event to be a marvellous way of showcasing the children's singing and providing them with a truly memorable experience. It also allows our parents to come and take part - hearing 8,500 young voices together is quite an experience!'
Malcolm Drakes - Headteacher

Star Readers & Writers

Star Writers:
Louisa Makolli, Jacon Owsley, Harley Boland, Jessica Simpson, Sophie Nickson, Ramone Holme Slater, Vittorio Omwanghe, Iasha Sillah, Sophie Hann, Summer Rose Trew & Kynan Omundi: these children have all produced pieces of outstanding writing this week. Look out for examples of their work on the blog!

Star Reading Awards:
Godswill Hartford, Sam Murcia, Terrika Wright, Harry Vincent, Holly Clark & Sophie Nickson have achieved their Bronze Reading award. Sam Murcia, Sian Burnett, Holly Maskell, Elliot Cottam, Indie Sale, Keira Baker, Florence Ayres, Vinnie O’Leary, Paris Godfrey, Nina Joshi, Leo Reynolds & Sophie Nickson have also managed to get their bookmark for 25 completed books. Indie Sale has now eraned her £5 book voucher and Silver award for reading 50 books.

Team Broadford: Bronze Award

Congratulations to Sophie Hann & Holly Maskell who are the second people to earn their Bronze Award for volunteering. Holly and Sophie have been giving up their time at lunch to help as a play leader – playing with other children, leading activities and supervising the play equipment – and in the dining hall. Thank you for your contribution!

Tracker Awards:

Abena Pim Wusu has earned enough merits to collect her Bronze certificate. Isabelle Munford, Finley Livingstone and Jessica Simpson have picked up their Silver certificate. Simran Bashir & Olivia Wheal have all managed to reach the Golden Bookmark.

Maria Paius has collected her Gold certificate today and goes forward to Platinum. Sophie Nickson is almost at the end of the first stage of the tracker journey as she has got the Star prize to add to her mantelpiece. Well done to all of you!