Friday, 5 October 2018

Weekly Newsletter- 5th October 2018

Dear Parents,
Please be reminded that for security reasons if you are running late or if anyone else is going to collect your child you must personally telephone the school office.

Medical Appointments
Non-urgent medical appointments should not be made during the school day. If the appointment needs to be during school hours,please provide the school with an appointment card or hospital/GP letter. A copy will be taken and kept on your child’s school record.

Harvest Festival
Hopefully you have all received letters about our Harvest Festival assemblies which are taking place on Tuesday 9th October. This year once again we are going to give your donations to the Harold Hill Foodbank who do such a wonderful job helping local residents in times of need.

We would therefore be grateful if children could start bringing in donations. The Foodbank have specifically asked for non-perishable items as they cannot pre determine when the food will be distributed.

Parents Evening
We are looking forward to welcoming all parents on Monday 15th & Tuesday 16th October for parent consultation meetings. You will have the opportunity to meet your child’s new class teacher and find out how they have settled so far this year. The teachers will also explain the expectations for the end of the year your child. Your child’s class teacher will be sending home a confirmation of your appointment time today or early next week. We will also be asking parents to complete our annual survey-Year 6 prefects will be on hand to assist.

LFPA Firework Extravaganza
The Learning Federation Parents’ Association are once again busy planning this year’s firework display which will take place on Friday 2nd November 2018 at Broadford Primary School, 5.30pm-8.30pm. Last year we welcomed over 1200 guests and were overwhelmed at the positive feedback from parents and visitors - we sold out of tickets in advance.

There will be live music featuring Charlie Dillon from ITV’s The Voice Kids, trapeze artists, a DJ, the Slime Tub Zone, BBQ, firework crafting zone, UV face painting and much, much more.

It’s important for us to ensure members of the school community are given first preference and a discount on tickets. Early Bird discount tickets​ are available until end of school today-Friday 5th October 2018​ by completing the letter/ticket application form which was sent home to all parents last week. If you need another copy of the letter/form please contact the school office or email

Family tickets cost £14 each (2 adults, 2 children)

Child tickets cost £4 each (under the age of 14 - under 3’s are free)

Adult tickets cost £5 each

For more information see the event website

Havering Catering Services
Week beginning Monday 8th October is week 1 on the Havering catering services menu. All meals are served with unlimited salad and vegetables and cost £2.20. Meals are free to our KS1/EYFS pupils.
Please be reminded to top up your child’s catering account as we cannot provide dinners for pupils whose accounts exceed a debt of £10.

Diary Dates
Monday 8th October-This is the last swimming session for this half term. In the afternoon some of our year 4 pupils will be going to Brookside Junior school for a Mary Poppins creative session.

Tuesday 9th October-Our reception children will be attending a Rainbow Fish workshop in school. Our local Minister Russell will be in school leading our Harvest Festival assemblies and at 11:00 we will be welcoming some potential new parents for a Reception walkabout.

Wednesday 10th October-Some of our choir will be attending the Primary Proms at the Albert Hall. Viv from the Library service will be in school to present certificates to children who took part in the Summer Reading Challenge. At 11:00 once again we will be welcoming potential new parents for a reception walkabout.

Thursday 11th October -Year 5 pupils will take part in circus inspired workshops during the day. At 14:00 we have some potential new parents Year 5 parents are invited to come into school at the end of the day (15:30-16:00)for a meeting about the forthcoming residential trip to Mersea

Friday 12th October-Some of our year 6 pupils will be cycling with Phil. At 14;30 year 2 parents are invited into school for a reading stay and learn session.

Attendance Update
Well done to Canada class who had the highest attendance in Y5&6 at 98.3% . Scotland had the highest attendance in LKS2 and at 98.6% and Palau had the highest attendance in KS1 and overall at 100%, which means they have now earned themselves a cupcake party Well done to them!. The overall attendance was impressive at 96.5%- above our target so well done everyone, let’s hope we can keep it up!

Have a fabulous weekend.
Yours sincerely,
Mrs L Smith