Friday, 15 December 2017

Christmas Parties

There will be Festive Parties for children in years 1-6 on Tuesday 20th December. You won’t need to send in party clothes or food. The pupils will stay in school uniform but they are very welcome to bring in a festive sweater (and headwear if you have it) to wear for the afternoon.  We will also provide all the food for them too.


Weekly Attendance

KS1: -      Mulberry 98%  
KS2: - Willow 98.67%
Overall:  93.74%

Congratulations to Mulberry and Willow who top the attendance table this week.  One more week to go to see who will be at the top of the attendance league for the term.

Christmas Concerts

A big thank you to all parents / carers who came along to support the children’s Christmas concerts this week. I am sure you will agree with me that all of the children sang brilliantly, danced beautifully and read and acted like true professionals. We hope that you enjoyed watching the concerts as much as we did. Well done to all pupils and staff involved.

We still have two KS2 concerts left years 3,5&6 on Monday afternoon with year year 6 pupils leading and year 4 - please see the details below.  



Year 4 Christmas Carol Concert @ St George’s

Year 4 will be performing their Christmas Carol concert at St George’s Church – at the top end of the Hilldene shops – on Monday 18th December. The event starts at 5.00pm with an expected finish of 6.00pm. We had a very well attended concert last year, so we look forward to seeing as many parents of year 4 pupils as possible!

Havering Catering Services

Week beginning Monday 18th December is week 2 Havering Catering Services menu. A school meal costs £2.20 and is served with unlimited salad and vegetables.




Final Day of Term: Wednesday 20th December

We finish school at 3.00pm on Wednesday 20th December. School opens again on Tuesday 2nd January – Breakfast Club at 7.45am – with the doors opening at 8.30am.


Christmas Dinner

Michelle and the kitchen team served over 500 Christmas dinners on Wednesday which were absolutely delicious. Thank you to Havering Catering Services who made sure each dinner was served piping hot! Thank you also to the LFPA volunteers who gave out Christmas crackers and Christmas pencils to all of the children. Everyone had a jolly good time!


Awards and Certificates

Due to the Christmas concerts this week. We have not been able to have our E for Excellence assembly. However, we will be giving out E for Excellence awards, tracker certificates, spelling prizes next week and all of the usual awards before we break up.


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Sharing Assembly - KS1 Choir

Well done to our youngest singers who gave a great performance last Wednesday. They sang confidently and had learnt a range of actions to go with their tunes. It was great to see such enthusiasm for the music - we look forward to seeing some of them at the O2 in years to come!







Weekly Newsletter - Friday 15th December, 2017

Headteacher: Mrs L Nicholls 

Dear Parents and Carers,


Christmas Concerts
A big thank you to all parents / carers who came along to support the children’s Christmas concerts this week. I am sure you will agree with me that all of the children sang brilliantly, danced beautifully and read and acted like true professionals. We hope that you enjoyed watching the concerts as much as we did. Well done to all pupils and staff involved.
We still have two KS2 concerts left years 3,5&6 on Monday afternoon with year year 6 pupils leading and year 4 - please see the details below.  


Year 4 Christmas Carol Concert @ St George’s
Year 4 will be performing their Christmas Carol concert at St George’s Church – at the top end of the Hilldene shops – on Monday 18th December. The event starts at 5.00pm with an expected finish of 6.00pm. We had a very well attended concert last year, so we look forward to seeing as many parents of year 4 pupils as possible!


Reception Admissions September 2017
If your child is looking to join our school in Reception 2016, it is vital that you get your application completed by 15th January or it is likely you miss out. Last year we had over 190 applications for just 90 places. Even with the extra class, we have more expressions of interest than we have places – YOU MUST APPLY! Attending our Nursery will have no impact on your application. Many parents mistakenly believe that a place in the Nursery = a place in Reception… it doesn’t!


Christmas Dinner
Michelle and the kitchen team served over 500 Christmas dinners on Wednesday which were absolutely delicious. Thank you to Havering Catering Services who made sure each dinner was served piping hot! Thank you also to the LFPA volunteers who gave out Christmas crackers and Christmas pencils to all of the children. Everyone had a jolly good time!


Christmas Parties
There will be Festive Parties for children in years 1-6 on Tuesday 20th December. You won’t need to send in party clothes or food. The pupils will stay in school uniform but they are very welcome to bring in a festive sweater (and headwear if you have it) to wear for the afternoon.  We will also provide all the food for them too.


Final Day of Term: Wednesday 20th December
We finish school at 3.00pm on Wednesday 20th December. School opens again on Tuesday 2nd January – Breakfast Club at 7.45am – with the doors opening at 8.30am.


Havering Catering Services
Week beginning Monday 18th December is week 2 Havering Catering Services menu. A school meal costs £2.20 and is served with unlimited salad and vegetables.


Weekly Attendance:  
KS1: -      Mulberry 98%   KS2: - Willow 98.67% Overall:  93.74%
Congratulations to Mulberry and Willow who top the attendance table this week.  One more week to go to see who will be at the top of the attendance league for the term.


Awards and Certificates
Due to the Christmas concerts this week. We have not been able to have our E for Excellence assembly. However, we will be giving out E for Excellence awards, tracker certificates, spelling prizes next week and all of the usual awards before we break up.


I hope you all have a wonderful weekend.
Yours sincerely,
Mrs L Nicholls

Headteacher

Sharing Assembly - KS2 Choir

In our final Sharing Assembly of the term, the KS2 choir gave a sneak preview of the songs that they will be performing at the O2 next month.

Resilience
We were really looking forward to singing in front of audience. It is great practice for our Young Voices concert. Singing with Mrs Claxton has really helped developed my confidence. I used to be nervous in front of people... now I am fine.
Armani




Thursday, 14 December 2017

LFPA Raffle Results


Winning raffle tickets strip numbers 

836 to 840
 401  to 405 
656 to 660
751 to 755 
616 to 620
     66   to 70       
  21   to  25   
381 to 385 
721 to 725 

If you have the the above tickets please email Lisa O'Flyn to claim your prize. 



Loflynn.lfpa@learningfederation.org.uk



EYFS Nativity

Well done to our youngest pupils for their Nativity performance. The singing was beautiful. Each of the narrators were very clear. As ever there was an abundance of quality tea towels for the shepherds... and the angels looked adorable.







Bikeability Riders

Our latest batch of Bikeability Level 2 cyclists have just completed their road trials. Now that they have shown their competency in a range of challenges they are ready to collect their badges.

What does Level 2 Involve?
Level 2 takes place on local streets, giving trainees a real cycling experience. Trainees learn how to deal with traffic on short journeys such as cycling to school or the local shops. Trainees are usually trained in small groups – up to 6 trainees per instructor – though individual training may also be available. At Level 2 you can:
  • prepare for on-road cycling
  • start and finish an on-road journey
  • recognise typical hazards
  • let others know what you are about to do
  • know where to ride on the road
  • pass parked vehicles and side roads
It was hard at first. You have to be able to ride really slowly and control your bike. However I kept practising and now I can signal without wobbling.
Haliya - Year 5

100% of the pupils taking part said that it had made them more confident riders
85% of the pupils who completed the certificate had never ridden on the road before
100% said that they now knew how to handle traffic when on the road


Choir @ Christmas - Holsworthy House

We have now started the round of Christmas performances in the local sheltered housing homes. First up was Holsworthy House. Residents had to move as their normal location had been flooded in the recent snowfall.

With a collection of classic carols, our pupils really lifted the spirits of the residents.

It was so nice to hear the children's voices. It has really made it a special occasion for me. I love having them hear to sing.
Resident

Our Vision Statement places the local community at the heart of our school. Through a range of interactions and events we try to ensure that Broadford reaches far beyond the school gates. These festive choir performances are a great way to provide community service for our younger pupils.




Wednesday, 13 December 2017

Fun in the snow!

It looks like one of our pupils - Francesca - made the most of the snow at the weekend. If you have any shots of snowmen that you created, please send them in!


We're In The Paper: Education Secretary Visits Broadford

The Romford Recorder have featured the story about Justine Greening MP & Secretary of State for Education, visiting Broadford on the 30th November. Accompanied by local MP Julia Lopez - whose team had been instrumental in organising the visit - Miss Greening met pupils, read with Theo and looked at a range of lessons.

When questioned by pupils, she revealed that the secret of her success resilience! When life throws you a challenge, or you get a knock back, her motto is 'keep on trucking!'.

The TES also featured an article - click here

Department for Education Blog

Havering Website




Pot of Gold Found in KS2 Hall

Staff and pupils were frantically searching the Broadford site last week as a large shimmering rainbow appeared to end within the school grounds.

I walked the whole site and there wasn't a pot of gold to be seen.
Lee Martin

Initial reports of a small bearded man in a green suit seemed to be a hoax, with no trace of the trespasser to be seen. After cancelling all lessons and digging up part of the hall floor, the hunt for the treasure was abandoned.

Whilst we had all hoped to find a fortune, it was a fun experience.
Jack Peppitt


Bancrofts Showcase

Year 5 pupils performed a showcase for parents this morning as a finale to the Saturday Challenge provided by Bancrofts School.

A trip to a German vet, the opening prologue to Romeo & Juliet and some energetic dancing: it was quite a varied and action packed show.

I really enjoyed the cooking. In their kitchen, we had a bread making lesson. We were able to season the rolls with herbs and cheese... they were delicious
Chiwendhu

Cookery
Under the watchful eye of the Bancrofts catering team, our pupils got to make their own bread dough. After a demonstration they had to prepare their own ingredients and see how closely their rolls matched the Chef's! Pupils also took home a recipe card so that they could have a go with their own families.

Science
In the laboratory, the pupils had the chance to learn the science behind cooking and why it is important to wash your hands before you handle and prepare food.

Pupils also made butter from milk, using vigorous shaking, and extracted the iron found in cereals.

New Challenges
Over the 10 weeks the pupils have completed a wide range of challenging and new topics: philosophy, outdoor survival, foreign languages and classics. The impact has been a raising of aspirations and improved self confidence with the pupils.

100% agreed they had tried a new subject
100% agreed that they had felt challenged by the work and activities 
100% agreed that it has improved their performance in school
65% now state that they would consider applying for a scholarship or attempting the entrance exam.

Thank you to Bancrofts for funding the programme. Without their staff and offer this wouldn’t be possible. We are also very grateful for the provision of the coach by Drapers Brookside. 








Monday, 11 December 2017

Tracker Awards

These children have been working hard and achieving academic success and therefore have earned themselves the following rewards.  

Bronze certificate - Ella Hemsworth, Ruby Welch, Abdulmalik Kaka, Thomas Gray, Kezia Wright, Iyinope Ariyibi, Amy Cullum, Ruby-Rose Palfreman,
Bronze prestige certificate - Aimee Borrell, Amandeep Ubhi, Jessica Butler, Connor Peppitt
Silver certificate - Lily Gray
Silver prestige certificate - Charlie Marshall, Alisha March, Jack Peppitt
Golden bookmark - David White, Abena Pim-Wusu
Gold certificate - Summer Baker, Davide White, Emmanuel Atuahene, Gavin Butler
Platinum prize - Kaitlin Smethurst, Armani Peek, Bonnie Martin,Simran Bashir, Melisa Uluer, Maddison Asling
Platinum certificate - Archie Patrick-Stuart,Tegan Sage, Diya Patel, Bayeigh Parsons, Nela Urban
Platinum prestige certificate - Fayo Ayodola
Diamond prize - Rashid Sillah, Lewis Davis, Kaitlyn Mukandavire
Diamond certificate - Ollie Dodge, James Olatunji
Star prize - Ranita Ariyibi, Charlie Green,
Star certificate - Nikola Urban, Ketty Omwanghe, Charlie Green, Elina Joshi








Maths Challenge, Fact Hunters and Happy Teachers

These pupils have used their ability to think both mathematically and creatively to solve maths challenges.
Lelethu Nombeko and Grace Gore.

Lilly Reynolds has been finding out amazing facts.

Aaliyah Yasrin has made sure that she has a happy teacher.

Reading Awards

In recognition of the pupils’ ability to devour books, immerse themselves in stories and read relentlessly at home.

Bookmark
Betty -Rose Nichols, Taylor Cohen
Bronze reader award
Thomas Gray, Tele Onabajo, John Owers, Isaac Gimour-Woodstock, Lucas Kalmakrian, Lottie Eve, Lukas Smirnvas
Silver reader award
Ife Ogochukwu-Ijehor
Free Reader: Tegan Sage, Caitlin Bowden, Abbie Day, Brandon Cohen, Rhianna Morton, Alfie Donnelly




Learning Challenge

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

David Basilio

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. Rashida Sillah, Megan Lewis, Aaliyah Yasrin, Giada Vargas, Hamza Raza, Neo Chambers, Ellie-Mae Wager, Lewis Davis


These children have shown that they can manage distraction, notice patterns and become absorbed in their tasks – well done for your Resilience certificate:
Conor Borrell, Georgie Crane, Ketty Omwanghe, Ronnie Gayle, Finley Redmond, Charlie Dash, Isabelle Curtis-Rich, Paris Godfrey, Carla Botten, Matthew Munjere


These children have managed to show that they can plan and revise ideas to earn their Reflectiveness certificate.
Tony Marshall, Maliat  Bakreen, Evie Cottam, Javy Needroo, Olivia Wheal, Sacha Raif


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:
Grace-May Coble, Conner Holloway, Gabriela Zaikauskaite, Iniya Boothiraj, Alin Botonog, Ellis Drummond, David Mestre,








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.

Brandon Cohen, Maisie Moss, Andrew Mihai-Stoian, Samira Rahman, Mia Borisova, Jersey Callcut-Hannaford, Leanne Royer, Aleena Satti, Lacey Wall, Thomas Royer, Melisa Uluer, Riley Lamb, Jameel Ore, Michael Sloan





Certificate of Presentation

The following children have presented their work beautifully and take pride in all that they do in their books.

Lelethu Nombeko, Charlie Marshall, Leo Whiten, Brooke Atkinson, Florence Ayres, Ella Nash, Oliver Hall, Maisy Cohen