Wednesday, 1 December 2021

                                             



Dear parents & carers,

You should have received a letter regarding the Reception Christmas Concert last week with a request slip attached to the bottom.

Today is the deadline to put in requests for the tickets. If you have not yet done this, could you please let the class teacher know when you would like to come. There is limited spacing in the hall so if your request is not in by today, we might not be able to offer you your prefered time


Reception Christmas Celebration - Thursday 9th December 9:15 am & 2.30 pm 

It’s the time of year when we start looking forward to our Christmas celebrations and concerts. We warmly invite parents & carers to come and join us on these occasions. 

Therefore, to be able to accommodate everyone safely and fairly this year, every child has been allotted two tickets for their concert. We ask that you bring these tickets along with you on the day and our school prefects will be ready to collect them on the door. 

Tomorrow your child will be given a letter with a slip attached to the bottom. Please fill in the slip and return by Wednesday 1st December. You will receive your tickets on Friday 3rd December. 

The concert will take place in the Charlton Hall (Year 1 Building). You can access this hall through the gates on Faringdon Avenue (where the KS1 and KS2 children enter in the mornings). To ensure safety for all we will ventilate the hall, adults will sanitize their hands on arrival and we kindly ask that if anybody displays Covid symptoms (a new cough, temperature or loss of taste/smell)  they do not attend the concert.

We look forward to welcoming you on the day and sharing this wonderful time of year with you all. 

Yours sincerely,

The Reception Team 


Ticket options:

*Two tickets for Thursday 9th December @ 9:15 am

*Two tickets for Thursday 9th December @ 2:30 pm

*1 ticket for 9:15 am and 1 ticket for 2:30  pm. 


Tuesday, 30 November 2021

Reception Christmas Costumes

Christmas Costumes

Dear Parents and Carers,

Today your child will come home with a slip saying what they will need to wear for their Christmas Concert. Please do not buy shop bought costumes as we are making costume accessories as part of our learning in school.

We understand that this can be an expensive time of the year so we have tried to ask for  things that we think you will already have at home. If this is not the case, please come and speak to us and we will be able to look into this. We do not want anyone buying anything extra for the children's Christmas concert. 

Below is a copy of each list that has been sent out. If you are not sure what your child is, please ask the class teacher. 

They will need to come into school wearing their costumes. They will stay in it all day so there is no need to send in a change of clothes. 


Alder

AngelThey will need to wear black trousers/leggings and a plain white t-shirt.

PigThey will need to wear black trousers/leggings and a plain t-shirt (white/pink/red if possible).

DonkeyThey will need to wear dark cloloured clothing e.g- black/brown/grey trousers and a t-shirt.

SheepThey will need to wear black trousers/leggings and a white t-shirt.



Aspen

                      SheepThey will need to wear black trousers/leggings and a white t-shirt.

Kings: They will need to wear clothing of their choice, but the more ‘Christmassy’ the better e.g- Christmas jumper!


Apple 

Town People: They will need to wear clothing of their choice, but the more ‘Christmassy’ the better e.g- Christmas jumper!

DonkeyThey will need to wear dark cloloured clothing e.g- black/brown/grey trousers and a t-shirt.


Kind regards


The Reception Team

Friday, 26 November 2021

Reception Learning - Week 4



   




RECEPTION LEARNING - WEEK 4 AUTUMN 2


Key Information

  • The Reception Team would welcome any donations of Christmas decorations to help us decorate our classrooms for the children.
  • Christmas Jumper Day will be held on Friday 10th December - Children can come to school in their Christmas Jumper or Festive wear.
  • The Reception Christmas Concert will be on Thursday 9th December. Please fill in the slip from the letter sent home to claim your 2 tickets.
  • Lapland Day ( a fun day full of Christmas crafts) will be on Tuesday 14th December.

Maths 

This week, the children have been talking about night and day and ordering key events in their daily routine. They have been everyday language related to time to describe when events happen.  The children have been ordering their daily morning and evening route using action cards.    We made a whole class visual timetable to order the events of our school day. We have also explored time durations: exploring how long the school day is, how long lunch time is? how many sleeps til Christmas?

How to support your child this week at home.

 Make a countdown calendar with your child... count the number of days or sleeps until a special event. 

Sing songs at home to sequence the days of the weeks.  Which days do we come to school and which days do we stay at home. 


Label two areas in a room daytime and night time. Call out an activity and ask your child to run to the day time or night area. For example, we put on our pyjamas (night time), stars appear (night time), eat breakfast (day time), birds sing (day time) foxes come out (night time).

Encourage your child to suggest some of their own day and night activities.


Key Vocabulary: day, night, boring, afternoon, before, after, today, tomorrow.







                               Munsha “My mummy helps me brush my teeth before I go to sleep” 
                                                              
                                         


Anaelle: I put my Pyjamas on the brush my teeth then go to bed"


Literacy

In literacy this week we have been exploring the Great Fire of London. We have explored this topic through the use of our sense. Thinking about the sounds, smells and how it would have back on that historic day.  The children have worked really hard to sound out the sentences using their 'Fred Fingers'.


Find out more here: The Great Fire of London


To support out children's language development  we learn songs linked to our topic. This week we learnt London's Burning. Learning songs and Nursery Rhymes can introuduce children to new vocabularly, rhyme, phonemes, word patterns, and sequence. Through repetition, children gain familiarity with these elements of language and begin to apply the words and phrases to daily conversation.

Key Vocabulary: 
Great Fire of London, Samuel Pepys, Pudding Lane, Pop, Bang, fFames, Red, Fire, Hot.







Art

This week's art was linked to the Great Fire of London . The children took part in lots of creative tasks using a range of materials and refining a variety of artistic effects.  We used forks this week to create flames and add texture to our fire pictures.  We used scissors to cut flame shapes out of crepe and tissue paper. We made our our Tudor Styles Houses using white and black paper and then drew on the windows. 









Key Vocabulary: scrunch, texture, scratch, drag, red, orange, yellow.



Reading Area

Reading is so important. Children make sense of the world around them through stories. Creative storytelling involves children making up their own stories based on their interests, experiences and imagination. Our classroom reading areas, offer a range of fiction and non fiction books, story puppets and props to help the children's creative storytelling which helps them develop a love of stories and reading.  

As adults, we know how important reading is, but developing a love of reading in children from an early age will prove so useful in their later life; in fact, enjoying books and reading stories from a very early age is crucial in the development of a child. Not only does it help with their ability to understand words, but it encourages them to begin to and develop their imagination – to see things and imagine things all by themselves – and to develop their speech, it improves concentration and introduces children to new concepts and the world around them.

At Broadford we encourage a love of reading through our 105 Books to read before you leave Broadford challenge.  In Reception children are encouraged to read the 15 books with their parent and carers.  For every five books they read from the list they receive a certificate.  If you would like to find out more about the 105 Books challenge or would like to get a copy of the reading tracker, speak to your child's class teacher.
















Thursday, 25 November 2021

Nursery: 26th November 2021

 Learning Theme: Autumn


 


This blog shows some highlights from this week including:

  • Our focus learning

  • Key Information

  • Two year old focus

  • Bedtime story scheme

  • Special mentions

 

Bedtime story Scheme

Books will be sent home every FRIDAY.

Please return all books by WEDNESDAY.

Unfortunately books which are lost or damaged will need to be paid for.

PLEASE RETURN THE BOOKS EACH WEEK



Two year old focus

This week the children have been recalling their knowledge. We have been naming colours, building characters using lego and retelling stories using actions. The children have had lots of fun showing teachers what they can do. 

“Dinosaurs gos RAAaaaa”

Said Nusayr

Mason tried to name the colours of the pens to his teacher

Emir enjoyed pretending to roll the dough like the Lady in the story

Nusayr recalled the Fall leaves Fall story and said “look the wind is blowing the leaves”


Our topic focused learning

This week the children enjoyed going on a bear hunt, learning how bubbles are created and blowing bubbles. We have been practicing our team work to create large structures outdoors and using our strength to move large resources. The children really loved having our year 6 OPAL Play leaders in nursery everyday. The year 6 children read stories, played hide and seek and helped creativity using play dough and crafts. What a fun week we had!



Nursery songs of the week

We are singing Christmas carols for our upcoming concert and encourage the children to practice as much as possible. Please click the link to view the videos for guidence: 

1. We wish you a merry christmas

We wish you a merry christmas song 

2. Wriggly Nativity

Wriggly Nativity

3.When santa got stuck up the chimney

When santa got stuck up the chimney

4. Donkey plodding

Donkey plodding

5. Jingle bells (first verse and chorus only)

Jingle bells


Broadford Nursery Nativity concert practice


Special mentions

This week one of our own nursery children has been raising awareness for PFV (Persistent Fetal Vasculature) , a cause close to her own heart. As a setting we encourage all of our pupils to support and embrace each other's differences whilst promoting equality and acceptance. 



Key Information

Upcoming Important Events

Nursery Christmas Performance

Please click the link to the Christmas performance newsletter for all of the important information regarding the nursery show on Monday 6th December 2021 and how to get tickets, which are limited. 

Click now to avoid disappointment!

Important Christmas Performance information


Lapland day

We are excited to tell you about an up coming event in school which we are calling  Lapland Day! This will take place during the day on Tuesday 14th December. The day will be full of fun festivities, including baking, making, cutting, crafting and festive themed games! 

The children are invited to wear Christmas accessories (Christmas hats, antlers, tinsel etc.) but should wear their school uniform and the day will be full of messy fun!

We will end the day each session with hot chocolate and a Christmas bedtime story.



Important dates:

  • Trip to Hilldene library - week beginning 29th November

  • Christmas nativity - 6th December 11am & 2.30pm (new school hall)

  • Christmas Jumper day - 10th December

  • Lapland day- 14th December

  • Nursery Christmas Party Day: 17th December- wear Christmas clothing

  • Christmas Holidays (Nursery closed):

 20th Dec (children return 5th Jan 2022)

 

INSET Days; Nursery closed to children:

  • 4th January 2022

  • 21st February 2022

  • 6th May 2022



 


If you have any questions please contact nursery@broadford.havering.sch.uk or for more urgent messages speak to a member of staff or contact the school office: 01708 342880 or office@broadford.havering.sch.uk


The Nursery Team


Reception Christmas Concert

 



Dear parents & carers,

Reception Christmas Celebration - Thursday 9th December 9:15 am & 2.30 pm 

It’s the time of year when we start looking forward to our Christmas celebrations and concerts. We warmly invite parents & carers to come and join us on these occasions. 

Therefore, to be able to accommodate everyone safely and fairly this year, every child has been allotted two tickets for their concert. We ask that you bring these tickets along with you on the day and our school prefects will be ready to collect them on the door. 

Tomorrow your child will be given a letter with a slip attached to the bottom. Please fill in the slip and return by Wednesday 1st December. You will receive your tickets on Friday 3rd December. 

The concert will take place in the Charlton Hall (Year 1 Building). You can access this hall through the gates on Faringdon Avenue (where the KS1 and KS2 children enter in the mornings). To ensure safety for all we will ventilate the hall, adults will sanitize their hands on arrival and we kindly ask that if anybody displays Covid symptoms (a new cough, temperature or loss of taste/smell)  they do not attend the concert.

We look forward to welcoming you on the day and sharing this wonderful time of year with you all. 

Yours sincerely,

The Reception Team 


Ticket options:

*Two tickets for Thursday 9th December @ 9:15 am

*Two tickets for Thursday 9th December @ 2:30 pm

*1 ticket for 9:15 am and 1 ticket for 2:30  pm. 



Nursery E for Excellence 24.11.21

 Nursery E for Excellence

 


We have had a fantastic week of learning and there has been so much to celebrate and be proud of in Nursery! 

These children worked extremely hard and have been rewarded for all of their determination and efforts.

E for Excellence




Tillie-Rose: For working really hard with your exercises. You always put in 100% effort. Well done!







Olivia: For showing patience and understanding when using your now and next board, and taking part in nursery routines/transitions! Well done!








Nursery Christmas Concert

 


Dear Parents & Carers,

Nursery Christmas Celebration - Monday 6th December @ 10.45am & 2.30pm

It’s the time of year when we start looking forward to our Christmas celebrations and concerts. We warmly invite parents & carers to come and join us on these occasions.

To be able to accommodate everyone fairly this year, every child has been allotted two tickets for their concert. We ask that you bring these tickets along with you on the day and our school prefects will be ready to collect them on the door.

Tickets will be given out on Wednesday 1st December. If your child attends all day, please let the nursery staff know beforehand if you require:

Two tickets for Monday 6th December @ 10.45 am

or

*Two tickets for Monday 6th December @ 2.30 pm

or

*1 ticket for 10.45 am and 1 ticket for 2.30 pm

The concert will take place in the Charlton Hall (Year 1 Building) and you will enter through the main gates (lower end) on Faringdon Avenue . To ensure safety for all we will ventilate the hall, adults will sanitize their hands on arrival and we kindly ask that if anybody displays Covid symptoms (a new cough, temperature or loss of taste/smell) that they do not attend the concert.

The children can wear Christmas jumpers and accessories for the performance.

We look forward to welcoming you on the day and sharing this wonderful time of year with you all.

Yours sincerely

The Nursery Team