Tuesday, 16 January 2018

Young Voices Concert




The time is nearly here for the Broadford Key Stage 2 choir to be part of the biggest choir in the country! The concert is on Tuesday 30th January and we will be travelling by coach to the O2, leaving school at 11am. The children will rehearse at the O2 all day and will receive a hot lunch at the venue. They must then have a packed lunch for them to eat at teatime. Please ensure they have two drinks to stay hydrated throughout the day. The O2 are incredibly strict with their security this year so we ask that the children do not bring anything else other than their lunch. Large (adult sized) rucksacks are strictly forbidden.

The concert will start at 7pm so please make sure to arrive well before then if you have tickets. The security staff have advised us that it may take longer than usual to enter the venue, due to the increased security checks. In order to ensure a prompt start time, please try to avoid taking large bags into the venue, as they will be searched. Young Voices recommend that you either photocopy each ticket or make a note of all the details such as Block, Row and Seat number in case somebody loses their tickets.

If you have ordered tickets, they are available to collect from the office from Monday 22nd January. They must be collected and signed for by an adult.

The concert should finish at around 9pm and the children will be travelling back to Broadford on the coach. It is incredibly busy at the O2 with thousands of children trying to find their parents. In order to keep all the children safe, we cannot allow any parents to pick their children up outside the venue. We should arrive back at school at around 10pm, although it depends on how quickly we leave the arena. We will be sure to update you via the Facebook page so that you have a better idea of our arrival time.

Owing to the late finish of the concert, children are permitted to come into school slightly later on Wednesday 31st January (at 11am). The children will not receive a late mark for this.

If you have any other questions about the concert, please do not hesitate to find me at the end of the day in Sequoia.

Many thanks for your continued support.

Mrs Claxton 

Friday, 12 January 2018

Ultimate Chess Champion

The University of Broadford opened it's doors for the first time in 2018 today. 

The Ultimate Chess Champion students played their game using a Queen, a Kind and 8 pawns. I wonder who will steal the title for 2018. 

At the moment it is anyone's game. 

Here is what the students will be learning over the next 10 weeks. 


Good luck graduating class of 2018! 



Havering Catering Services

Week beginning 15th January is week 2 on the Havering Catering Services menu. All meals are served with unlimited salad and vegetables and  cost £2.20.




After School Clubs

Clubs start again on Monday 15th January. The doors will be labelled with the clubs that are being dismissed from that area. If your child is not attending an after school club please collect them at the usual time of 3.00 pm. Thank you to Mrs Chance and Mrs Charlesworth who organise all of the after school clubs for our pupils to enjoy.


Key Dates for Spring Term

Important dates for this term. 

Last day of the Half Term
INSET Day - School Closed
Parents’ Evening
Last Day of Spring Term
Thursday 8th February
Friday 9th February
Monday 26th March
Tuesday 27th March
Thursday 29th March


Diary Dates

On Monday 15th Maple class are going swimming, Willow class are visiting Jump Evolution for their attendance reward. Year 6 boys continue to step up with their outdoor pursuits project.  

On Wednesday 17th there is no sharing assembly as the pupils are attending their regular house assembly. LAMDA lessons continue on Wednesday afternoon.

Thursday 18th is the School Census day. Rev Rich will be in school to lead KS2 assembly and year 4 spinebreakers are going to Waterstones in Romford to select new reading material.


On Friday morning reception pupils are taking part in a storytelling workshop. Some pupils are visiting St Patrick’s School for a more able writers’ day. Year 5 pupils who have passed bikeability have the opportunity take part in the cycling day. We invite all parents of year 1 pupils to join their children for the year 1 Maths party.




Amazing Animations!



University of Broadford has arrived and some of our children will be creating amazing animations over the next 10 weeks!

Details of the course can be found below:|
Amazing Animations

Ambitious Aims


During the 10 weeks in ‘Amazing Animations’, the pupils will learn all about the history behind animations, discovering how animations are made and exploring the different types of animation that are used to create blockbuster animated movies of today and in the past. They will use a variety of skills to complete the activities and by the end of the course, the pupils will have planned, directed and produced their very own animated films.

Amazing Activities

Week 1 - Discover the history of animations.

Week 2 - Explore the power of flip animations.

Week 3 - Create a short stop animation.

Week 4 - Exploring technology used for animations.

Week 5 - Generating ideas and storyboarding for animated film.

Week 6 - Creating props needed for short animated film.

Week 7 - Filming short animated film.

Week 8 - Continue to film short animated film.

Week 9 - Using sound clips and sound effects including voices.

Week 10- Editing and producing animated movies.

Fantastic Finale


At the end of the course, the children will showcase their amazing animations to their friends and family and publish them on the Broadford Youtube Channel. They will have the opportunity to explain all of the steps and processes involved in their creations and the decisions behind their animated film.

Newsletter - Friday 12th January, 2018

Headteacher: Mrs L Nicholls 


Dear Parents and Carers,


Housepoint Reward
The house with the most points for the Autumn term was green house. Congratulations to all members of the team who celebrated this week and relaxed together in the hall whilst watching cartoons. A good time was had by all.


Diary Dates
On Monday 15th Maple class are going swimming, Willow class are visiting Jump Evolution for their attendance reward. Year 6 boys continue to step up with their outdoor pursuits project.  
On Wednesday 17th there is no sharing assembly as the pupils are attending their regular house assembly. LAMDA lessons continue on Wednesday afternoon.
Thursday 18th is the School Census day. Rev Rich will be in school to lead KS2 assembly and year 4 spinebreakers are going to Waterstones in Romford to select new reading material.
On Friday morning reception pupils are taking part in a storytelling workshop. Some pupils are visiting St Patrick’s School for a more able writers’ day. Year 5 pupils who have passed bikeability have the opportunity take part in the cycling day. We invite all parents of year 1 pupils to join their children for the year 1 Maths party.


Key Dates
Last day of the Half Term
INSET Day - School Closed
Parents’ Evening
Last Day of Spring Term
Thursday 8th February
Friday 9th February
Monday 26th March
Tuesday 27th March
Thursday 29th March


After School Clubs
Clubs start again on Monday 15th January. The doors will be labelled with the clubs that are being dismissed from that area. If your child is not attending an after school club please collect them at the usual time of 3.00 pm. Thank you to Mrs Chance and Mrs Charlesworth who organise all of the after school clubs for our pupils to enjoy.


School Chef of the Year
We would like to congratulation Michelle Creed our school cook for winning the  regional heats of the ‘School Chef of the Year’ competition. Next stop, the national round. We are backing her all the way. We are very lucky to have an award nominated chef cooking for us every day! Look out for the photographs on the blog.


Havering Catering Services
Week beginning 15th January is week 2 on the havering catering Services menu. All meals are served with unlimited salad and vegetables and  cost £2.20.


Weekly Attendance
KS1: -    Cherry 95%      KS2: - Birch 99.17% Overall:  92%
Congratulations to Cherry  and Birch who top the attendance table this week.  


E for Excellence Winners:
These wonderful children have demonstrated excellence this week.
Mulberry
Ryan Stapleton
Ash
Georgie Crane
Pine
Jessica Mersh
Birch
Melisa Uluer
Rowan
Amelia Barnett
Willow
Chloe-Joe Kirk
Cedar
Jeremiah Adegbite
Elm
Oliwier Bartnik
Cherry
Freddie Little
Maple
Adam Murray
Hazel
Olivia Bundy
Larch
Storm Hawkes
Sequoia
Archie Dempsey
Redwood
Sienna Nickson
Certificate of Presentation:
The following children have presented their work beautifully and take pride in all that they do in their books.
John Olatunji, Amandeep Ubhi, Maliat Bakreen


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.     
Charlie Porter, Srinika Manickavasagam, Harvey Bende, Ethan Gibbs, Teddie Gabriel, Keira Baker, George Woolnough, Laicey McGeoghan, Ethan Himuyandi, Jessica Simpson, Ronnie Gayle, Alex Ianache


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.
Timothy Dempsey, Ashlee Wright, Daniel Kalusha, Kayden Gunnell, Livi Middleton, Keira Atkinson, Sabeer Rahman, Khaira Hascar, Paige McGeoghan


These children have shown that they can manage distraction, notice patterns and become absorbed in their tasks – well done for your Resilience certificate:
Lillie-Jo Guidotti, Emily Claydon, Thabang Sibanda, Amelie Gallagher, Teni Adu, Joe Robinson, Elliot Cottam, Kaden Nicol, Finley Short, Callie Rose Barnett, Joshua Kaylor, Martina Rensch, Charlie Simpson


These children have managed to show that they can plan and revise ideas to earn their Reflectiveness certificate.
Emmanuel Atuahene, Alex Tonu, Evie Cottam


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:
Zac Borland, Arnez Dash, Ella Hemsworth, Charlie Green, Ellie Chalmers, Joshua Nwaokolo, Joshua Lott


Learning Challenge
These children have been working hard at home and extending their knowledge through their learning challenge work.
Livi Middleton, Riley Lamb, Tutu Omisore, Danny Howe, Kara Middleton, Arya Shah, Fayo Ayodola

Reading Awards
In recognition of the pupils’ ability to devour books, immerse themselves in stories and read relentlessly at home.
Bookmark
Awwal Asimiyu, Nikola Lisiecka, Adam Galer
Bronze reader award
Adrian Arduino, Zachary Auger
Silver reader award
Nicole Alao, Augustas Baradinskas, Isaac Gilmour-Woodstock, Sofia Raif


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


Happy Teacher
These children have kept their teachers smiling this week.
Conor Borrell, Phoebe Adams, Megan Lewis, Kaitlyn Smethurst, Maliat Bakreen, Archy Gore, Ranita Ariyibi, Megan Robinson


I Got Stuck Today
Mistakes make us better learners, that why we are celebrating getting stuck!
Emily Russell


Team Broadford
These children have been awarded their bronze volunteering certificate, in recognition of their efforts as spinebreakers.
Bronze award - Ethan Carruth, Laura Olatunji  


Tracker Awards
These children have been working hard and achieving academic success and therefore have earned themselves the following rewards.  
Bronze certificate - Thabang Sibanda, Miley Jeffery, David Mestre, Victoria Pawlak, harry Maskell, Tirenioluwas Oke, Olivia Patrick-Stuart, Jessica Mersh, Augustas Baradinskas, Mia Borisova, Ellie Chalmers, Mimi Wicher, Aarna Soni, Ethan Carruth, Ryan Stapleton, Chelsea Chu Goodman, Kayden Gunnell, Frankie Barrick, Amelie Gallagher, Rebeca Antonoale,
Silver certificate - Aimee Doidge, Adebare Olugbodi
Silver pencil - Harvey Bende, Iniya Boothiraj   
Golden bookmark - Finley Hudson, Alfie Donnelly
Golden certificate -  Cruz Carey
Platinum certificate - Maddison Asling,  
Platinum prize - Tilly Butler
Diamond prize - Fayo Ayodola
Star prize - Ethan Himuyandi
Star certificate - Arya Shah


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

Headteacher

Free School Meals - Are You Eligible?

Deadline Wednesday 17th January 2018
Dear Parents,

Funding at both Mead & Broadford has been cut over the last 6 years.
We have lost over £200,000 in funding since 2011
In the next two years we stand to lose another £100,000.

This money helps us provide clubs, enrichment, facilities and staff to support your children.

How can you help?
If you are eligible for Free School Meals funding, we receive an extra £1,300 for your child.
This money is guaranteed - even if your circumstances improve - for 6 years = £7,800

Can Reception & KS1 pupils apply?
YES - confusingly you already get a free meal, everyone does in Early Years and KS1, but unless you apply the school won't get the funding.

Will this help me as a parent?
Absolutely! For parents of pupil premium pupils, we can

  • support you with the cost of school uniform
  • contribute towards the cost of school trips/residentials
  • contribute towards the specific needs of your child

Who is eligible?
Your child might be able to get free school meals if you get any of the following:
  • Income Support
  • income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance
  • income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • the guaranteed element of Pension Credit
  • Child Tax Credit (provided you’re not also entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190)
  • Working Tax Credit run-on - paid for 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit
  • Universal Credit
Children who get paid these benefits directly, instead of through a parent or guardian, can also get free school meals.

What to do?
We can help your application. Just complete this simple form:

Friday, 5 January 2018

Tracker Awards

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

Bronze certificate - Aleena Satti, Tomi Adelowo, Neo Chambers, Adrian Luca, Connor Robinson, Dhriti Patel
Bronze prestige certificate - Tony Marshall, Tyrell Bertin
Silver pencil - Sam Middleton, Alfie Donnelly, Megan Lewis
Silver prestige certificate - Alex Kopiec, Georgia Chilvers, Conner Holloway, Henry Cruz Kokonchev
Golden bookmark - Sajida Khanam
Golden certificate -  Max Holmyard, Ruby-May White, Jacob Wager, Bella Hyder
Golden prestige certificate - Emily Johnson, Emily Claydon
Platinum prize - Chiwendu Nwaokolo, Alfie Bloy, Simran Bashir, Molly Vincent
Platinum prestige  certificate - Kaitlin Smethurst, Melisa Uluer, Megan Lockhart
Platinum certificate - Lilly-Ann Podevin, Jolene Frimpong, Lillie Mersh
Diamond prize - Ronnie Mersh, Levan Towe-Enu, Letlethu Nombeko, Abbie Day
Diamond certificate - Lily O’Leary, Abbie Day, John Olatunji, Sydney Griffiths, Rhianna Morton
Star  prize - Alice Adedipe, Jess Chilvers, Naleli Sibanda, Ty Sutton, Weronika Harandi