Events this week….

Monday 10th – ‘Christmas Story’ assembly with Mark, a Fire Brigade Safety Visit for Years 2 and 5 and Mark Oliver (illustrator) working with Y6

Tuesday 11th – Y3 performance of Macbeth with Shakespeare Schools Foundation at 2pm

Wednesday 12th – School Christmas dinner and chess club attending Google headquarters for a tournament

Thursday 13th –  Festive Concert (10:30am – 10:50am) in the lower hall

Friday 14th – ‘Life on our Doorstep’ assembly with Laurel

Y5 engaged in this year’s FAB illustration project

CURRICULUM NEWS

Dougal and Noah write:

On Friday morning we attended a climate change protest outside 10 Downing Street, to see if we could persuade Theresa May to do something about climate change. She has now been told many times and is still not acting. We did this to make the government listen to us and not ignore us.. This took place all around the world outside government buildings. The protest was inspired by the Swedish school girl who sat outside the Swedish houses of parliament until they did something about climate change. Climate change is a serious thing yet the world is not taking it seriously. It is critical governments listen, as the price will be our future!

FESTIVE MUSIC UPDATE FROM JULIA 

The children have been busy practising for the Festive Concert on Thursday (10.30am). Please remind your child if they are in orchestra, beginner recorder club or the Year 5 clarinet and flute groups to bring their instruments and music. We also look forward to hearing the choirs and the drumming club, and we will finish with a song for everyone to sing. Hope to see you on Thursday. Except for orchestra, all music clubs will be on this week, but not next week. They will resume at the beginning of next term. In other news, the Junior Choir are looking forward to singing at Holly Lodge Senior Citizens’ Christmas Party next Monday – we will be back in time for the panto in the afternoon.

I wish you all a Merry Musical Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Y3’s PERFORMANCE OF MACBETH

Following on from the success of last year’s whole school Shakespeare project, this Tuesday, Y3 will be presenting an Open Workshop of Macbeth which will be taking place in the lower hall at 2pm. Do come along if you can.

CHRISTMAS DINNER

This Wednesday, we will be enjoying Junior and Reda’s amazing Christmas dinner. If your child is on packed lunch and would like to order one, please contact the main office by the end of today.

LOOKING AHEAD – MARK’S FAREWELL AFTERNOON TEA 

Mark writes: After 10 years as Head Teacher, next week will be my last week and I wanted to thank you all so much for your amazing encouragement and support. Parents and carers are invited to my farewell afternoon tea on Thursday 20th December between 2:30pm – 3:30pm. To reserve a place, please contact the school office admin@brookfield.camden.sch.uk

STAFF WELL BEING WEEK

Brookfield staff continue to do an amazing job looking after and inspiring your children. In accordance with our core value – showing appreciation – it’s still not too late to participate. If you would like to offer your services or donate some edible treats, then do contact Faye on f.winslade@brookfield.camden.sch.uk  Many thanks!

PARENT GOVERNOR ELECTIONS 

Many congratulations to Leanne Rivers and Frank Joseph who have been elected as the new parent governors. And commiserations to the other candidates in what was a very talented field. There was clearly plenty of interest in this election as we had loads of votes, which is very encouraging.

This is also a last appeal for parents and carers who wish to let me know of any answers they may have to this question: “If we appoint the ideal candidate to replace Mark, where would you like to see the school in 3 years time?”  Answers please to mikeyule360@gmail.com

Thank you very much, (Mike Yule Chair of Governors)

SPORTS NEWS

This Wednesday 12th December the Y5/6 football teams will be attending fixtures at Talacre – lets wish them all the best!

Please note that there will be no morning clubs until the new year now.

Skipping challenge: for those taking part, please do let me know how you’re getting on. Remember, the challenge is to see how many skips you can manage in 60 seconds. Happy skipping!  

The strongest people are not those who show strength in front of us but those who win battles we know nothing about – wise old Haseeb h.khan@brookfield.camden.sch.uk 

NEWS FROM THE OFFICE

As Hanukkah draws to an end, we trust that all our Jewish Families enjoyed this special celebration.

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*** PTA drinks ***

Come to celebrate the Winter Fair and the year in general on Thursday 13th Decmber – 8pm in the Lord Palmerston –Everyone welcome, not just reps!!!

*** FOREST SCHOOL PROJECT ***

IN THE NEW YEAR, WE ARE PLANNING A TARGETED FUNDING CAMPAIGN TO RAISE MONEY FOR FOREST SCHOOL AND OUTDOOR LEARNING. COME ALONG TO THE PUB TO DISCUSS AND/OR DROP US A LINE IF YOU’D LIKE TO BE INVOLVED!

*** PTA Co-Chair ***

Eliane and Lucie are staying on as reps for the time being but we are looking for someone else to come and join the team with a view to taking the reins eventually – please let us know if you’d like to discuss informally.

Eliane, Lucie and Rachel, the PTA committee
brookfieldschoolpta@gmail.com

Newsletter – 10th December