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Year 6 Secondary Transition Week 22/06/2020
Hall mead Maths Competition (selected year 6 pupils) 03/07/2020
Lead Learner Assembly reception and KS1 (by invitation only) 15/07/2020
Lead Learner Assembly KS2 (by invitation only) 16/07/2020
School finishes at normal time for Summer Holiday 22/07/2020 @ 3.15 pm

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21/05/2020 at 13:35
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13/05/2020 at 14:04
VE Day – Friday 8th May 2020
Thank you to everyone who sent in photos and work linked to VE Day. It looks like lots of you found some lovely ways to commemorate the 75th anniversa... READ MORE
13/05/2020 at 14:03
VE Day – Friday 8th May 2020
Thank you to everyone who sent in photos and work linked to VE Day. It looks like lots of you found some lovely ways to commemorate the 75th anniversa... READ MORE
13/05/2020 at 14:03
VE Day – Friday 8th May 2020
Thank you to everyone who sent in photos and work linked to VE Day. It looks like lots of you found some lovely ways to commemorate the 75th anniversa... READ MORE
04/05/2020 at 12:49
Free School Meal Vouchers
If any parents are having difficulty downloading the Free School Meal Vouchers, please email the school;
How the chicks have grown
16/04/2020 at 12:46
Sport Relief
16/03/2020 at 08:00
Living Eggs
16/02/2020 at 16:06
Safety for all After School
14/02/2020 at 14:05
Year 6 SATS Presentation
13/02/2020 at 09:46
07/02/2020 at 17:14
Havering Rotary Quiz
06/02/2020 at 09:58
Year 6 Road Safety Workshop - 'The Riot Act'
29/01/2020 at 10:52
Young Vouces Concert at O2
29/01/2020 at 16:17
Welcome Lola - our Pets as Therapy Dog
24/01/2020 at 13:52
Spirited Arts Competition
23/01/2020 at 09:20
Explore Learning’s Mathematicians’ Awards ​
17/01/2020 at 10:54
Football Match Thursday 16 January
16/01/2020 at 17:37
Branfil is awarded Music Mark
09/01/2020 at 19:11
Christmas Table Decoration Winners
19/12/2019 at 16:03
Christmas Fair
02/12/2019 at 14:53
Year 6 Girls Football Match
27/11/2019 at 08:43
Reading Workshop
21/11/2019 at 09:10
Year 6 Girls Football Tournament
15/11/2019 at 10:45
Year 6 Boys Football Tournament
15/11/2019 at 10:48
Remembrance Day
12/11/2019 at 17:49
Tag Rugby
08/11/2019 at 15:58
Aldi Stickers
08/11/2019 at 16:02
Excellence in the Arts Award
15/10/2019 at 10:28
Anglo Saxon Day - Year 4
04/10/2019 at 12:49
Excellence in the Arts Award
04/10/2019 at 14:23
Core Values Award
04/10/2019 at 14:37
Our first Excellence in the Arts Award winner
04/10/2019 at 14:42
Reading Bingo
15/07/2019 at 15:42
Fun in the sun - sponsored dance
06/07/2019 at 07:27
Boys Football success
06/07/2019 at 07:44
14/06/2019 at 13:47
Year 6 Fun week
23/05/2019 at 07:04
21/05/2019 at 09:04
Year 1 Visit to the Sealife Centre
10/05/2019 at 11:07
Year 3 & Year 4 Mini Tennis
10/05/2019 at 11:09
Girl's football festival
10/05/2019 at 11:19
Football Double
12/04/2019 at 09:19
League cup winners
08/04/2019 at 18:58
Proud winners
08/04/2019 at 19:00
15/03/2019 at 10:31
15/03/2019 at 10:32
World Book Day
15/03/2019 at 10:37
15/03/2019 at 14:45
Maths Sponsorship
07/03/2019 at 07:04
World Book Day Half Term Homework
15/02/2019 at 14:21
Year 6 Girls Football Tournament
08/02/2019 at 10:14
08/02/2019 at 10:38
Eco Club Posters
07/02/2019 at 11:07
Young Shakespeare Company perform Hamlet to Y5 & Y6
24/01/2019 at 19:34
Up-Side Down Rainbow
22/01/2019 at 08:09
Open Day Hornchurch Leisure Centre
16/01/2019 at 16:30
Year Six Christmas Cakes
18/12/2018 at 18:47
06/12/2018 at 17:03
Space Dome
30/11/2018 at 11:50
Museum Day
30/11/2018 at 12:02
Indoor Athletics
30/11/2018 at 13:30
Anti Bullying March
16/11/2018 at 12:35
Children in Need
16/11/2018 at 15:37
09/11/2018 at 13:56
09/11/2018 at 13:59
09/11/2018 at 14:02
Maths sponsored event for the autumn term.
05/11/2018 at 12:56
Maths Workshops
11/10/2018 at 11:42
Junior Citizenship Award
17/07/2018 at 14:51
Maths Quiz
17/07/2018 at 15:07
10/07/2018 at 14:00
QuadKids Event
03/07/2018 at 11:30
Junior Music Festival
28/06/2018 at 10:55
Y6 Rotary Quiz
27/06/2018 at 07:35
19/06/2018 at 08:30
R.E DAY 15 JUNE 2018
15/06/2018 at 14:44
Year 4 Writer's Workshop.
15/06/2018 at 16:28
Stubbers 2018
07/06/2018 at 06:29
Y6 Pottery at Fairkytes Art Centre
24/05/2018 at 12:03
Y6 Gilwell - evening hike
24/05/2018 at 12:03
Branfil pupil wins bike in Havering Catering Services Veggie Run competition
16/05/2018 at 11:08
Junior Travel Ambassadors
16/05/2018 at 11:12
Reception visit to Thorndon Country Park
16/05/2018 at 11:18
Veggie Run Update
03/05/2018 at 11:01
Veggie Run
20/04/2018 at 11:12
School Council visit the Deputy Mayor
29/03/2018 at 08:36
Free Cycle Training
27/03/2018 at 18:50
16/03/2018 at 10:44
16/03/2018 at 12:33
12/03/2018 at 11:19
Primary Schools Athletics Association
08/03/2018 at 08:29
Swimming Gala
08/03/2018 at 08:32
Reception in the Snow
28/02/2018 at 08:07
Y6 Fun in the snow
28/02/2018 at 11:36
Year Six Hockey
23/02/2018 at 11:16
Safer Internet Day
09/02/2018 at 06:37
Young Voices 2018
08/02/2018 at 10:35
Book parent consultation meetings online
08/02/2018 at 13:27
500 Words
07/02/2018 at 13:11
02/02/2018 at 08:54
Rock Steady
18/01/2018 at 08:58
Rock Steady
18/01/2018 at 09:08
Junior Travel Ambassors
09/01/2018 at 09:00
Christmas Carol Concert
20/12/2017 at 08:34
Moz the Monster
20/12/2017 at 15:58
Y1 Christmas Play
15/12/2017 at 09:45
'Best School Dinner Ever!'
15/12/2017 at 12:21
'Key To Life' Bus
10/12/2017 at 11:45
10/12/2017 at 18:10
Primary Sports Hall Athletics Competition
06/12/2017 at 13:00
Branfil Sports Crew
06/12/2017 at 13:03
All Different, All Equal
17/11/2017 at 14:52
Children In Need
17/11/2017 at 16:34
10/11/2017 at 12:16
10/11/2017 at 12:22
Cross Country
09/11/2017 at 08:22
09/11/2017 at 08:23
Reception Outside Area
08/11/2017 at 10:30
19/10/2017 at 10:20
Year 6 Football
13/10/2017 at 13:26
05/10/2017 at 15:27
Year Group pages
22/09/2017 at 16:25
Welcome to our school
22/09/2017 at 10:00
PTA Pantomime tickets
21/09/2017 at 09:00
Our Year 6 Role Models
05/09/2017 at 15:27
Each Year Group page contains news and features as well as up to date home learning and objective information.
Pupils of the Week 22/5/20
Reception's Pupils of the week are: 

Ash's Pupil of the week is Isla Rose

We would like to choose Isla-Rose as pupil of the week for her incredible home learning efforts. Isla has been reading lots and has even been writing book reviews about her favourite stories. Isla has also been doing lots of gardening and is growing a variety of plants and vegetables. Keep up the excellent work Isla, we are so proud of you and cannot wait to hear about more of your home learning activities.

Mrs Tolan, Mrs Smith and Mrs Clarke

Elm's Pupil of the week is Rosie

Rosie really enjoyed the space topic. She was very creative in making a planet and creating her own blow out of space.She designed and labelled her own planet. She has also been working really hard with her reading. She has been enjoying reading twice a day! Keep up the amazing work and you should be so proud of what you have achieved. 

Miss Evenden and Mrs Galvin 

Fir's Pupil of the week is Albert

Albert is our Pupil of the Week as he has been doing lots fantastic learning to do with minibeasts! He has been on a minibeast hunt in his local woods, written some facts about what he found and has also been doing lots of creative minibeast activities. Albert has made some sock puppets of insects including a fantastic puppet of a bee and has even been learning to sew to make the puppets! As well as fantastic learning this week, Albert has also shown how kind and caring he is this week. Whilst out on a bike ride a member of his family had an accident and Albert came to help them and gave them some of his drink! Albert has showed many of the Branfil values this week and we are so impressed!
Well done Albert, keep up the great work!

Miss O'Toole, Miss Kemp and Mrs Bambury
Pupil of the Week 22.05.20
This week we are delighted to announce the pupil's of the week are Alex, Damon and Oliver C. 

Damon has been chosen due to the amount of maths work he has been producing, including looking at symmetry! Very impressed Damon, keep it up! 
Mrs McGovern

Alex has been chosen due to the amount of work he completes each and every week. This week he has focused on our DT project, he designed, built and evaluated his vehicle! Well done Alex!! 
Mrs Parveen 

Oliver has been chosen due to the amazing progress made at home! This week Oliver has completed spellings and got them all correct, lots of speedy maths and has been writing his own instructions for a disgusting sandwich, using all the correct features, I am so impressed Oliver!! 
Miss Quinn

Well done to the 3 Pupil's of the Week, but also to all the children who have been completing amazing work. Choosing pupil of the week is always really difficult, due to the amount of work we have been receiving, so keep it coming, we really do love looking at it all! 

Take care everyone
Year 1 team :)
Pupil of the Week 22.05.20
2 Cedar – Jude H
This week I have chosen Jude because he wrote a wonderful letter to me explaining some of the activities he has been doing and has been very motivated at home this week to complete lots of his home learning. Well done Jude!

2 Holly – Mylee P
This week I have chosen Mylee as my pupil of the week because I have been so impressed by all of the hard work and dedication she has shown towards working from home. I think that Mylee's poster about the 7 continents is just amazing, well done Mylee!

2 Beech – Mila P
I have chosen Mila as pupil of the week because she has been working so hard at home and completing lots of her home learning. I am especially impressed with her maths work on length and love how she has been using objects from around the home to measure. Keep up the good work Mila!
POW 22/5/20
3 Maple - Dylan H

Dylan is our pupil of the week for creating an amazing 'Jurrasic Park' leaflet. He has put so much time and effort into it, not only making it appealing to the reader but also thinking carefully about the information he selected. It is well written with excellent drawings. Dylan has been sending in his work each work and always impresses us with the quality and quantity he produces. Well Done Dylan :) Mrs Campbell and Mrs Long.

3 Oak - Daisy W

Daisy is 3 Oak's pupil of the week because she has been sending in some fantastic work that shows great perseverance; particularly her maths. She admitted that she doesn't always have the motivation but kept going even so. She also created a times tables fortune teller to help her and designed a persusaive leaflet for a water park. Well done Daisy. The year 3 teachers :)

3 Hazel - Ruby P 

Ruby is Pupil of the Week because of her excellent efforts over the last few weeks. Not only has she completed the home learning maths and English tasks on a regular basis, but has gone above and beyond by improving her spellings, competing in Sumdog competitions and even writing a quiz for her family to take part in! I have been so impressed by her attitude to learning at home. Well done Ruby - keep it up! Miss Tuck :)
Pupil of the Week - 22.05.20
Hello Year 4!

We have loved seeing all of your work again this week and hearing your news, keep sending it in to us at  It really makes us smile!

Here are this weeks.... Pupils of the Week!

4 Birch
This week I have chosen Poppy!  Poppy has been practising her skills using Powerpoint and made a fantastic presentation all about animals. She even included some graphs!  Keep up the great work Poppy!

4 Larch
Aurora has been working hard this week. Along with all the home learning she prepared a fantastic recital of the poem about Matilda who told dreadful lies.  Well done Aurora!

4 Rowan
Well done to Teddy this week who has been working really hard on his home learning. This week he sent in his maths work that he completed on perimeter and the area of a triangle. He persevered and now understands the concept which he is very happy about! Great work!

It was really hard to choose just three pupils this week as there were so many we could have chosen!  Thanks again to everyone who has sent in work.

We have had the opportunity to speak to lots of you this week on the phone, it has been lovely catching up.
If we haven't called you, we will be taking a week off next week to spend some quality time with our families but we will start our calls again the week after.

We hope you all have a lovely half term break, let's hope the sun keeps shining next week!

Stay safe, 
Mrs Goodman, Miss Briton, Mrs Harris and Miss O :-)
Pupil of the Week
5 Aspen

​5 Aspen's pupil of the week is Amber. She has been chosen because she has shown an amazing attitude towards the home learning. This week she has been completing a range of tasks including a very interesting piece on why prayer is important to believers of different faiths. It was wonderful to read about what she has learnt from and about religion. Well done Amber. Keep up the hard work!

Hello Year 5! I have been really impressed again this week with all the work you have been sending in. There have been some fantastic photos of you doing lots of different things; baking, running for charity, football and even collecting materials outside for your self portraits! I have enjoyed seeing them all. I look forward to speaking to you all again soon.

Miss Saker

5 Hawthorn

Denny is our Pupil of the Week this week for his excellent range of home learning.  In this picture, you can see that he had made a volcano as part of his Science learning.  He mixed chemicals together to make the volcano erupt and thought about whether this was a reversible or irreversible change.  He also learnt a poem off by heart and performed it for me through a video clip.  Finally, he has been working very hard on his writing.  Well done Denny, you've been working very hard while at home!

Hawthorn, another week away from each other, but I have enjoyed speaking to you all and seeing the things you have sent in to It's half term next week, so make sure you enjoy yourselves and relax! Keep the emails coming and we will reply to them when we are back to work on the 1st June. Stay safe!

5 Alder

​George is our Pupil of the Week this week. He has worked incredibly hard across a range of subjects this week and I have been really impressed. Well done George!

What a strange half term it has been! I am certainly ready for half term next week so I can recharge the batteries, ready for the final half term starting the 1st. Look after yourselves and I'll hopefully see you all soon. 
Pupils of the Week – Year 6
Miss Philpot, ‘My pupil of the week is Kieran for an excellent extended story about something that came out of his wardrobe during the night. Kieran has dedicated so much time to planning, typing, editing and illustrating this story which has fantastic ideas and shows a range of punctuation, detail and speech alongside some great vocabulary. Not only is Kieran focusing on the core subjects, he has produced some excellent pieces of work that linked to VE day and has still found time to play his cornet, bake and read daily to his nan. A superb effort Kieran, very well done. Keep up the fantastic work.’

Mrs Cullender, ‘When speaking to Mum on the phone, she always tells me how hard Beth has been working. Above is a perfect example! She has even been challenging herself further by making stop animation movies that go alongside her short stories. I think this is fantastic! You can see that Beth really thinks about the content of her work and how she can engage her audience. Keep up this brilliant work Beth - I am very proud of you.’

Miss Bain, ‘Well done to Mira! Thank you for all the work you have sent in and for the range of activities you have completed – maths, English, science, history and art. You have also completed lots of the challenges set on Twitter: maths, music and languages. Every piece of your work is carefully produced and you always find new and exciting ways to present your ideas. You have even created some challenges for me to complete – you are keeping me on my toes! Keep up this fantastic attitude to your learning.’

Well done to Kieran, Beth and Mira!

We wish all of year 6 and their families a very happy half term.

Stay safe, take care and find ways to laugh each day :-)

Miss Bain, Miss Philpot and Mrs Cullender