Thursday, 30 January 2014

CSI:Broadford - The Photos

A big thankyou to all of the parents and carers that came to join in Year 5 and 6's murder mystery this afternoon as part of Broadford's annual Challenge Afternoon event. Very few of the children traded in their one "Help Me" token in exchange for an adult's assistance with their clues, which just goes to show how much resilience our learners show!

Miss Reynolds even donned her police hat to co-ordinate our budding detectives in their criminal investigations. Only one group have come forward so far to tell Super-intendant Reynolds the name of the villain to be sent to the Clink. However as you can see, all of the detectives worked incredibly hard at their challenge and exercised excellent reciprocity skills...

Murder mystery in Elm

Well done to all of the Elm pupils who managed to crack the codes to the 5 clues and solve the murder mystery. A special well done goes to Pharell for his detective work in finding out who the murderer was first!

Can you find the criminal?

Years 5 and 6 invite you to help them to find the criminal in their murder mystery today. They will be solving the clues to try to figure out who needs to be sent to the Clink. Can you help them in this afternoon's challenge? 

Monday, 27 January 2014

Stubbers Meeting 4th Feb

We would like to invite all Year 6 parents to a meeting on Tuesday 4th February 2014 at 2:45pm. The meeting will be regarding important need-to-know information about this year's residential trip to Stubbers. Please come armed with any questions or queries that you might have and Miss Reynolds will do her best to answer them! 
We look forward to seeing you there! 

Friday, 24 January 2014

Change For Life Club

This week saw the first club session for the Change For Life club. Excitingly, the children received a hand-delivered invitation on Tuesday morning, inviting them to a specially prepared lunch in Maple's classroom with Miss Cook. Accompanied by Miss Reynolds, Miss Cook and the children enjoyed a super-healthy lunch of a selection of salads, dips and even got to make fresh fruit kebabs for dessert. They also talked about what it means to have a healthy, happy lifestyle and about up-coming events especially for the Change For Life club commencing with a walk to Harold Wood Park next Tuesday. A lot of fun is definitely in store in the coming weeks! 

Grand Union Orchestra Visit

The children in years 1 to 6 were very fortunate to have a special visit yesterday from Claude and his musical orchestra. Claude, originally from South Africa, is a talented professional musician. He was joined by friends from Chile, North America and more locally, Havering College. Broadford children were treated to a special assembly where the orchestra played songs from their home countries and also Brazil and Portugal. They also showed a range of instruments that the children had never seen before including the Cajon (box). 
Claude and his team will be back at Broadford in a few weeks to work with children in Maple class on an exciting percussion project... Stay tuned! 

Photos of Maple's Sharing Assembly

A big well done to Maple for their brilliant sharing assembly this week. The children showed their topic word based on Crime and Punishment in London; detailing their trip to the Clink Prison Museum last week, their Wanted criminal posters and their facts about the perilous torture devices that they found. 
In addition to this, Maple all showed how hard they have been working to improve their writing with sentence openers and solving mathematical problems in preparation for their year 6 SATs next term. 
Great job, Maple! Keep up the good work! 

Willow's Star Writer!

This week, our Star Writer in Willow is Tolu Erinle. Tolu has used astounding argument openers and thought-provoking rhetorical questions! Good job for including fantastic facts and information to present a balanced argument about deforestation in the Amazon!

Year 5/6 spellings w/c 27th January

Here are your spellings for this week!
This week our Rockstar Times Tables will be focussing on the 8, 9 and 10's!

Willow are going to Kidspace today!

As a reward for the best overall attendance in the Autumn term, Willow are being treated to an afternoon at Kidspace. We will be leaving school at 12.30pm and will be travelling by coach. The children are all extremely excited and we're sure that they will have a few stories to tell their parents this evening! We expect to arrive back to school at about 3.15pm.

Thursday, 23 January 2014

Dementia Friends

Year 5 & 6 were very lucky to have a special visitor today. The children took part in a very informative afternoon run by Claire Cornish from the Dementia Society. Dementia is a condition that affects many people in our older community and year 5 and 6 learned all about how it can affect the sufferer. 
They found out how memory can be affected by someone with Dementia and how they could possible help someone that they know with Dementia. 

Singing for the brain, approaches to conversation and Dementia Friends were just some of the ways that Year 5 and 6 have found out about how to help. 

A big thanks to Claire for her input this afternoon.

Friday, 17 January 2014

Year 5 are on their way home

Year 5 have just borded the train at West Ham and are making their way home. The now very tired children have had a fantastic day at the Clink Prison Museum in Southwark. Our estimated time of arrival is around 3pm-3.10, depending on public transport. 
Please collect your children from the back of their classrooms as normal. 

Year 5 have set off on their trip

Year 5 have successfully set off on their trip to the Clink Prison Museum. All of the children are very excited on their District Line train. We will of course keep you updated as to our estimated time due back at school.