Friday, 30 September 2016

Redwood Star Writer

This week our Star Writer in Redwood is Nathaniel Ramus. He wrote a wonderfully descriptive narrative which included powerful metaphors to heighten the imagery as well as a range of openers. Well done Nathaniel! 

Thursday, 29 September 2016

Year 6 Hampton Court Palace Trip

Today's trip to Hampton Court Palace gave our Year 6 children a wonderful opportunity to explore and investigate life in another era and to put their historical skills to the test. 

We visited the Great Hall of Henry VIII, the famous kitchens where it is said over 600 people worked at one point and the newer part built by King William III. The children participated in two workshops; one allowed the children to investigate the reliability of sources and the importance of remaining unbiased when enquiring historically and the other the children had to examine different rooms within the impressive palace to decide on the best room for a war cabinet meeting. 

Luckily, on hand to help us out were Lady Catherine (a member of the Tudor household) and Lady Dorsett (a Stewart era noblewoman). They pointed out many interesting and exciting parts of the palace which we may not have noticed! 

Jessica, Redwood class said "I found it incredible to think that 500 years ago, King Henry the VIII and his wives would have sat in this hall to feast or would have strolled down the arched walkways!" 

We all had a fantastic time and the day enriched the children's understanding of our Topic. A big thank you to our school and parent helpers- Mr Maher, Mrs Stevens, Mrs Burchell and Mrs Stapleton! 

Monday, 26 September 2016

Redwood Star Writer

Our star writer in Redwood last week was Brandon Brown, who wrote a fantastic narrative based on a chapter we have read from 'Thief!' by Malorie Blackman. Brandon ensured that his writing included punctuation to build suspense as well as a variety of sentence openers. Well done Brandon!

Year 6 Spellings: 26th-30th September

Below are the Year 6 Spellings for this week.

Students are expected to practice their spellings for 15 minutes per day as well as practice their times tables and read at home. Children are encouraged to search for the definitions of the words and use them in sentences in order to gain merits for their trackers.

Tuesday, 20 September 2016

Macmillan Coffee Morning 29th September

Dear Parents,

You are cordially invited to attend Broadford Primary's Macmillan Coffee Morning, hosted by our Year 6 pupils.

It will be held on Friday 29th September and will take place from 9.30am until 11.30am.

There will be an array of cakes available as well as tea, coffee and squash with all donations going to the fantastic work of Macmillan cancer support. Games and competitions will also be held to raise the maximum amount possible.

A timetable will be sent out nearer the time so that parents can coordinate their visit with seeing their child/children.

Did you know that there are around 2.5 million people living with cancer in the UK at this moment in time? You can make a difference, simply by eating cake!

We look forward to seeing you there!
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Monday, 19 September 2016

Year 6 Spellings: 19th-23rd September

Below are the Year 6 Spellings for this week.

Students are expected to practice their spellings for 15 minutes per day as well as practice their times tables and read at home. Children are encouraged to search for the definitions of the words and use them in sentences in order to gain merits for their trackers.

Year 5/6 Puberty Talk for Dads

Due to the popularity and good feedback following the Mums and Daughters talk last week, Rev Rich will be offering a talk for Dads about puberty and changes. 

The date is organised for Thursday 29th September at 6.45-8pm and will be held at Broadford. This event will be for adults only, however Dads who attend will be asked if they are interested in Dad/child events in the future such as camp fires, BBQs and more!

Please spread the word; it would be great to see as many Dads as possible! 

Year 5 Spellings: 19th-23rd September

Below are the Year 5 Spellings for this week.

Students are expected to practice their spellings for 15 minutes per day. They are also encouraged to search for definitions of the words and use them in sentences in order to gain merits for their trackers.

Thursday, 15 September 2016

Drapers visits Broadford!

This afternoon, Mr Bannister from Drapers Academy came to give a talk to the Year 5 and 6 children about life at the large secondary school. The children were fascinated to hear about all the different clubs they can attend and what lessons are like. 

Evan, Larch class, said "Drapers sounds really cool and they offer so many different lessons. I'm most interested in Music and Technology!"

The official Drapers Open Evening will be held on Tuesday 27th November from 6-8.30pm. 

Tuesday, 13 September 2016

Year 5/6 Mums and Daughters Talk

This Thursday 15th September, a mothers and daughters talk will be held at the school from 9am until 10am. Please do come along to hear from the school nurse about how to cope with changes and other feminine issues. 

Thursday, 8 September 2016

Year 6 Learning Challenge Autumn 1

We are delighted to provide you with the Year 6 Learning Challenge for the first half of the Autumn Term.You will notice that the activities are split into Basic, Advanced and Deep Learning. This is a way for us to look at learning at Broadford, and is designed to ensure that children not only acquire factual knowledge but also gain a further understanding about how their new skills or knowledge can be applied to their own lives or be used to further their cognitive and social development.

The theme of the Learning Challenge for the first half of the Autumn term is 'How did the Tudors express themselves?' It is entirely up to the child whether they select the poem, significant person, music or painting, or a combination of all 4. They can also select the activities that they want to attempt, though we would encourage them to deepen their learning as much as possible. 

Significant Person

Oliver Cromwell

Draw a portrait of the person
Produce a timeline of their life
Produce a poster to advertise their achievements
Write a letter asking them about their life
Explain how the world would be without this person
Give five reasons for and against why they should be in ‘The Hall of Fame’


Hans Holbein the Younger: Portrait of Henry VIII

Find out 10 facts about the painting/artist
Produce a collage of other paintings by the artist
Draw a picture in similar style
Transform the medium of the painting: use collage instead of painting
Use the image as a stimulus for 100WC
Describe what the painting: what it represents, how it makes you feel, what it is based on



Listen to a piece of music
Identify the instruments.
Research the life of the composer.
Attempt to recreate the piece   of music
A mind map of different emotions you feel at various points in the piece
Produce a piece of art/collage based on how the music makes you feel.


Henry VIII: Green Groweth the Holly

Green groweth the holly, 
So doth the ivy. 
Though winter blasts blow never so high, 
Green groweth the holly. 

As the holly groweth green 
And never changeth hue, 
So I am, ever hath been, 
Unto my lady true. 

As the holly groweth green 
With ivy all alone 
When flowers cannot be seen 
And greenwood leaves be gone, 

Now unto my lady 
Promise to her I make, 
From all other only 
To her I me betake. 

Adieu, mine own lady, 
Adieu, my special 
Who hath my heart truly 
Be sure, and ever shall. 

Learn it off by heart
Find another poem by the poet
Create a performance as part of a pair/group
Write a short biography about the poet
Write your own poem inspired by the topic
Compare and contrast two poems by the poet

Wednesday, 7 September 2016

Year 6 are settling into their new classrooms!

The children in Year 6 are lucky enough to be learning in brand new spacious classrooms this year and are very excited about it!

Sarah, Redwood class, said "The best bit of our classroom is the double screen so that wherever you are in the room, you have two ways to see the board. It's so cool!" 

Anais, Larch class, stated that "We love our classroom because it is spacious, bright and tidy!"

Here are some photos of the children and the classrooms: