Friday, 13 November 2020

Weekly Newsletter 13/11/2020

13th November 2020

Dear Parents,

I’d like to start my newsletter by thanking you all for your patience and understanding at this difficult time. As you are aware we have now had to close our nursery for 2 weeks as we have had a positive case of coronavirus identified in the setting.

Please be assured, that after the extensive lockdown last year, we desperately want school to stay open and for your children to have access to the best education we can give them. However, that is very dependent on all of us being extra vigilant and in school we are sending pupils home if we have any doubt over their wellbeing. I would also like to point out that pupils can be asymptomatic, in which case they will show no signs of illness but can pass the illness on to others, in this case they will have attended school and unfortunately without a ‘crystal ball’ we can do nothing about this.

Whilst we can’t enforce it we would ask parents entering the site to please wear a mask-the number of cases in Havering in rising and this will help to safeguard us all.

New baby
We have had some lovely news this morning-Mrs Hillyear had a baby girl last night-both mother and baby (and dad!) are doing well. I’m sure you want to join with me to extend our very best wishes to the new family of 3.

A message from our newly appointed Executive Headteacher

As you may be aware, I started my new role as Executive Headteacher of Broadford and Mead last week. It is a time of great challenge for our country and our school communities and I wanted to reassure you that my immediate priority is to support Mrs Smith and Mrs Nicholls, the staff, children and parents though the next few months as best we can. These are extraordinarily challenging times and we will continue to work tirelessly to help and support you and your children where we can.

Most days, I am on the school gate in the mornings at Mead or Broadford. Please do come over and say hello and share any thoughts you have on our schools. I know that much great work that has taken place over the years, and that there are, of course, areas in which we could be even better. I very much look forward to getting to know you all and to working in partnership with you as we move into the next phase of The Learning Federation’s journey and I will endeavour to always give your children my all as I lead both Broadford and Mead into the future.

Take care and stay safe.

Mr Denchfield

Executive Head teacher

Havering Catering Services

Week beginning Monday 16th November is week 3 on the Havering catering services menu. All meals are served with unlimited salad and vegetables and cost £2.25. The menu can be accessed here (it says infant school but is the menu for both infants and juniors).

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
Term Dates 2020-21
Autumn Term

Monday 2nd November - Friday 18th December

Spring Term
Monday 4th January - Friday 12th February
Monday 22nd February - Thursday 1st April

Summer Term
Monday 19th April - Friday 28th May
Monday 7th June - Friday 23rd July

INSET Days 2020-2021



Thursday 3rd September 

Friday 4th  September  




Monday 22nd February

Friday 28th May

Friday 23rd July

Attendance Update

Year 5&6

Year 3&4

Mexico 97.8%




Palau 98.6%


Well done to Mexico class who had the highest attendance in Y5&6 at 97.8% . Scotland and Germany tied in LKS2 at 97.2% and Palau had the highest attendance in KS1 and overall at 98.6% . Well done to them!. The overall attendance was a little below our 96% target at 95.5%

Star Writers:
These children have used a range of powerful vocabulary and techniques to become a Star Writer; Nicole in Gemany. Matteo in Jamaica, Kamil in Barbados, Athena and Victoria in Antigua. Benjamin in U.S.A, Alexander in Italy, Lyra in Australia, Domas in New Zealand, Mia ai Palau, Kaden in Kenya, Michael N in Northern Ireland. Rose in Wales, Max in Scotland. Megan in Greece, Asia in Chile, Riley in Egypt, Alishba in Mexico, George in Canada, Emilia in Brazil, Pavel in Argentina, Paulina in Madagascar and Evelyn in St Lucia. Look out for examples of their work on the blog!

Learning Power Awards:
These are the awards we present to the pupils when they have demonstrated one of our four learning skills: Resilience, reciprocity, reflectiveness & resourcefulness.

Mickey-Ray in Egypt receives a certificate for reflectiveness and Yannis in Egypt for resilience -Very well done to them.

Tracker Awards:
Congratulations to the latest pupils who have achieved their Bronze awards: Abina, Amaliah & Elda in Kenya Nicolae, Renesmee Tommy and Sadie in Egypt.

Silver Tracker certificates are awarded to Gracie in Egypt, Katherine in Scotland and Maria and Alexander in Madagascar -Well done to them!

Emily in U.S.A and Ayan in Canada receive Gold Tracker certificates in recognition of the fantastic effort they have made in learning.
A Platinum tracker certificate is awarded to Julia in Mexico.

Certificate of Presentation:
Well done to, Andrey in Australia, Lexi in New Zealand, Roman E, Roman G and Angelo in Palau, Vilte in Kenya, Sofia in Wales, Sienna in Scotland Louisa in U.S.A Gracie in Egypt and Todor in Madagascar who have presented their work beautifully; They have shown pride in their work and taken care with their handwriting and number formation.

Reading Awards
The following pupils have read 10 books and receive a bookmark for their efforts, David T, Mahir, Reggie, Stephanie and Tejan in Jamaica, Livi and Amelia H in St Lucia, Layla and Andrew in Palau, Amber and Amy in New Zealand, Francesca, Alex, Aronas and Harry in Italy class, Luka in Northern Ireland, Alexis in Scotland Aayan, Amira, Millie, Nevaeh & Nicolas in Kenya. Layla in Madagascar, Arthur and Isabella in Wales. Jack and Riley in Egypt and Kai in Mexico.

Vilte and Kaden in Kenya, Lily, Shay, Rubi, Lorena, Esther, Leya, Grace and Aum in Australia, Alexa in Palau, Donovan in Palau, Max, Sienna, Sophia, Olivia in Scotland, David T, Matteo and Aleem in Jamaica, Kaycie-Jo, Daniel R and Daniel K in Madagascar. Amelia D, Amelia H, Lenny L and Summer in St Lucia and Leah and Liam in Antigua have achieved bronze reading awards for reading 25 books.

Silver Reader awards go to Emilia in Barbados, Amaan in Palau, Zuzanna and Ignacy in New Zealand and Victoria in Antigua who have read 50 books. They each receive a silver certificate and a £5 book token for their efforts.

Olivia in Barbados has 75 books and she gets a book of her choice for her fantastic effort.

Mathletics Award
The following children have been award a Bronze certificate for achieving 1000 points by completing their Mathletic challenges; Aamreen, Frankie, Michael, Leo, Lily, Adam, Manvik, Deimantas, Alex, Alexander, Sophie and Harry all in Italy class. Matvejs, Zahi and Benjamin in U.S.A, David and Michael N in Northern Ireland, Dora, Zuzanna, Amber, Ria and Ignacy in New Zealand, Taha, Mia, Nuhaa, Moksha and Arsalaan in Palau, Shay, Aum, Damira, Leya and Leo in Australia. Arya, Jacob, Oghomwen, Bella-Leigh, David, Jokubas, Tilly, Victoria, Sofia and Jared in Wales, Max, Nisa, James, Dev, Sienna in Scotland, Kajus in Greece, Julia in Mexico, Emilie, Leah and Pavel in Miss Bush’s Maths set, Irina & Reinaldas in Miss Hinchliffe’s Maths set and Rebekah, Alex, Scarlett, Emilia, Vanesa, Vlad, Anmona, Anya & Nia in Mrs Keen’s Maths set

These children have been awarded a silver certificate for achieving 5 Bronze certificates in Mathletics; Zahi in U.S.A, Bella-Leigh in Wales, Arsalaan in Palau, Pavel in Miss Bush’s Maths set and Alex in Mrs Keen’s Maths set,

These children have been awarded a gold certificate for achieving 4 silver awards; Zahi in U.S.A and Alex in Mrs Keen’s Maths set

Lunchtime Award
Summer in Argentina for being so helpful at lunchtime.

I have made my teacher happy/WOW Award



Zahi, Jack, Melisa, Joseph, Dinuki, Matevjs, lenny, Jake and benjamin in U.S.A

For completing all homework last half term. 

Frankie, Ava P in Italy Class

For moving up a book band. 

Michelle in Northern Ireland

For her French work at home.

Louisa and Joseph in U.S.A

Lunchtime award

Logan and Rubi in Australia 

For moving up a book band. 

Isabel in Egypt

For her remembrance poem that was displayed at the front of the school

Sienna in Scotland

For moving up a book band.

Thai in Canada

For his excellent spelling work

Kajus, Maisy, Arsalaan, Charley, Nuhaa, Emilia and Emma in Palau

For moving up a book band.

Shayan in New Zealand

For moving up a book band

Freddie and Fausta in New Zealand

For their super effort in Read Write Inc

Janisha in Madagascar

For completing her homework

Evelin and Daniel R in Madagascar

For moving up a book band

Ella in Germany

For her remembrance poem that was displayed.

E for Excellence Winners:

These wonderful children have demonstrated excellence this week.






David D



St Lucia




emiNew Zealand





















Kydeigh and Abina 



N. Ireland








Have a fabulous weekend.

Yours sincerely,

Mrs L Smith