Friday, 10 March 2023

Weekly Newsletter - Friday 10th March

Headteacher: Mrs L Nicholls 
Dear Parents and Carers,

Applications for the Easter School Holiday Meal Scheme to open Wednesday 8 March

Applications for the Easter School Holiday Meal Scheme will officially open from Wednesday 8 March 9am and will close on Wednesday 15 March at 5pm. The scheme allows eligible families to apply for £30 per child to purchase food to replace the meals their child would have received during the school day. Helping us ensure no child goes hungry during the school holiday.
Details about the scheme and application form when live will be available on the Council’s website.
Your family may be eligible for the Easter School Holiday Meal Scheme.
If your circumstances have changed or you have another child start school in the current academic year that you haven’t yet made an application for, please do be sure to check the new claims criteria on the Havering council website to see if you are eligible.

HAF Easter Program
We are thrilled to be able to offer the Sports Cool Holiday Club again this Easter. Please see the attached flyer for details.
To be eligible for these funded sessions, children MUST be in receipt of BENEFIT RELATED Free School Meals (BRFSM). You can check your eligibility or apply for benefit related free school meals via this page Free School Meals Criteria and Application Link
As always, places are limited and this is always a very popular activity for the children. So be quick to ensure you do not miss out

Mothers’ Day

It is only a few weeks till we finish for the Easter break. I know that it feels like we have only returned from the Christmas break! However, to mark the occasion all pupils will be taking part in an easter egg hunt during the week beginning 27th March and we will be hosting Broadford’s Easter parade on Friday 31st March. We are inviting all pupils to take part in designing, making and wearing with pride an Easter bonnet/hat. It is £1 to enter the competition and this will contribute towards our fundraising total this year. 
The bonnet/ hat could be made from card, paper, or use a baseball cap/sunhat/wooly hat as a base. Then allow your child to decide what they would like on their hat, it could be flowers, signs of new life such as Lambs, chicks and chocolate eggs. It can be anything linked to Easter.
We can’t wait to see all of the creations in school on Friday 31st March. Happy crafting!

School day Times
You may be aware that by September 2023, all mainstream schools will be expected to provide a compulsory week of at least 32.5 hours by the government. This means at Broadford that we will need to extend our school day by 15 mins. Currently our doors open at 8.30am and pupils must be in school by 8.55am. There are a variety of ways in which we could extend the school day and we would like to hear from our parents what your preference would be. Please take a few minutes to complete the survey via the link below and state your preference. I would like to thank you for your cooperation in advance. 

School Day Survey

As you are aware we are holding a summer fete on Saturday 8th July. However, we need your help! We are looking for volunteers to help run stalls. If you can spare 30 mins or an hour we would very much appreciate your time.
Many thanks.

Volunteers Sign Up 

Stay & Learn Sessions

We invite all parents & carers to join us for this half term parents stay & learn session.

Tuesday 14th March - Year 1 @ 9.00am
Tuesday 21st March - Reception @ 9.00am 

Dates for Spring 2

Monday 13th March 

Science week 

Year 5 WW2 workshop 

Mother’s Day sale all week 

Tuesday 14th March 

Year 1 stay & learn @ 9.00am

Wednesday 15th March 

Planned teachers strike 

Thursday 16th March 

Planned teachers strike 

Monday 20th March 

Birch class science trip 

Tuesday 21st March 

Reception stay & learn @ 9.00am

Monday 27th March 

University of Broadford Graduation week 

Friday 31st March 

Easter Parade - Decorate and wear your Easter Bonnet to school. Prizes to be won! £1 entry fee. 

Diary Dates
Spring Term 2
Tuesday 21st February - Friday 31st March
Summer Term
Monday 17th April - Friday 26th May
Tuesday 5th June - Friday 21st July 

INSET Dates for 2022-23

Day 1

Day 2

Day 3

Day 4

Day 5

1st September 

2nd September 

31st October 

20th February 

5th June 

Havering school term dates 2022-2023

Weekly Attendance  Target 96%

KS1: 92% KS2: 95%         Overall: 93%
Congratulations to Lime and Aspen who top the attendance table this week.

Havering Catering Services

Week beginning is 20th March is  week 3 on the Havering catering services menu. All meals are served with unlimited salad and vegetables and cost £2.37. 

Please be reminded that your child’s sQuid account should be topped up at all times. We cannot provide dinners for pupils whose account exceeds a debt of £10. If you are experiencing difficulties please contact Mrs West in the school office who will be able to provide you with support and  assistance. 
I am very pleased to inform you that the school kitchen now offers a halal chicken option. Whenever there is a chicken dish on the lunch menu there will always be a halal option available for those pupils who follow a halal diet. 

E for Excellence Winners

These wonderful children have demonstrated excellence this week.


Akela and Dawid






































Adrian L





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. 

Nina, Starla, Melody, Beech class, Zach, George


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

James, Isaac, Fariha, Charlie, Emma, Emily


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

Tesha, Lucas, Shaun, Parisa, Kevin,Ryan, Darcie, Jazzneet, Nikita, Issam, Jason, David


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

Ayaan, Aliza, Emmy, Alexandra 


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. 

Evie, Mason, Jesse

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.  

Archie T, Lucas, Ava, Rojure, Dara, Himanshi, Miya-Rose, Nathaniel, Fiki, Elkah, Layla-Mae, Tiger-Lily, George L, Amedea, Chisom, Lily-Anne, Anu, Riley, Elsie-Rose

I Made My Teacher Happy

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

Paige, Praharsh, Ella,Abdulahad, Teddie, Kylie, Lucas

I hope you all have a brilliant weekend.

Yours sincerely,


Mrs L Nicholls 


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