Events this week….

Monday 3rd – Mark Oliver (illustrator) in to work with Y5

Tuesday 4th – Y1 PAC Maths (9.00am) YR to St Marys Brookfield Church

Wednesday 5th – CSSA Y3/4 Benchball Tournament at Talacre

CURRICULUM NEWS

WINTER FAIR HIGHLIGHTS

Many thanks to all those who braved the grey skies to turn out for another heartwarming and festive Winter Fair. As always, there was a wonderful Christmas atmosphere with lots of fun things to do. Highlights of the Winter Fair were: Santa’s Grotto, our 2 choirs; the Gingerbread Competition and Leanne’s eco friendly drive. As always, judging the Gingerbread Competition was nigh on impossible – the standard of entries was superb!

Many thanks to Leanne and Elaine for organising The Winter Fair, to Ali and Tabitha for decorating the hall and Santa’s Grotto, to all those parents/carers who either donated items or helped out on the day and to Elaine, Eliane, Lucy, Philip, Rachel, Derek, the office staff and Junior for all their help behind the scenes.

Poignantly, this was my last Winter Fair and once again testament to Brookfield’s wonderful community spirit!

£50 NOTE DESIGN FOR THINK SCIENCE!

Carla (Science Subject Leader) writes

The Bank of England is looking for nominations for someone who has contributed to science to feature on the new £50 note and many people feel that it should be a woman.

You can nominate as many people as you like. But anyone who appears on the new £50 note must:

  • have contributed to the field of science
  • be real – so no fictional characters please
  • not be alive – Her Majesty the Queen is the only exception
  • have shaped thought, innovation, leadership or values in the UK
  • inspire people, not divide them

You can suggest anyone who has contributed to the fields of pure or applied science. That could include: astronomy, biology, bio-technology, chemistry, engineering, mathematics, medical research, physics, technology and zoology. Suggestions include Ada Lovelace, Caroline Herschel or Rosalind Franklin.

You can visit: http://www.bankofengland.co.uk/banknotes/50-pound-note-nominations to print out a note design sheet or ask your teacher for one.

SPORTS NEWS

Tomorrow, Tuesday 4th the Y5 and 6 football team have a match at 4pm. We will return to school by 5pm.​

On Thursday 6th a mixed Y5 and 6 boys team will take part in football friendlies at Gospel Oak with a private school. The team should return to school by 5.30pm.

Last Wednesday our Y4 bench ball team took part in a competition. The A’s finished 7th and the B’s 4th respectively. Regardless of the outcome both teams enjoyed the event and had a great time.

As I mentioned last week,  I am launching a skipping challenge. The challenge is:

1. How many times you can skip consecutively/ without stopping in a minute. (I managed 47)

2. To simply skip for a minute.

However, (ideally) each day, or whenever you can, try to increase your time by 10 seconds.

Happy skipping!! I will check in before the Christmas holidays and in the new year!

When “I” is replaced with “WE” even illness becomes wellness – wise old Haseeb h.khan@brookfield.camden.sch.uk 

NEWS FROM THE OFFICE

ACLAND BURGHLEY ART EXHIBITION 

A message from Acland Burghley

Turner Prize Winner, Mark Wallinger, our brand new Artist in Residence, will launch the very first
aSecretArtAuction – Thursday 6 December 6.30 – 8pm Assembly Hall

Come and take a look at the stunning art works donated by creatives from our local community.
Then start your bidding online: www.jumblebee.co.uk/aclandburghleysecretartauction
Noel Fielding, Anish Kapoor, Mark Wallinger, Karl Pilkington, Dame Joan Bakewell, Jeff McMillan and
Gavin Turk are just some of the contributors so you could end up buying an artwork which is worth
thousands!

All monies will go towards transforming our Grade II listed brutalist assembly hall into a magnificent,
modern performance and exhibition space for our students and local community. Drinks and nibbles provided.

CHILDREN’S TOILETS 

Please can we remind all parents and carers of the importance of not entering children’s toilets. If you wish to accompany your child to the toilet you must do so in one of the adult facilities. Thank you for your cooperation in advance.

 

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*** WINTER FAIR ***

AN ENORMOUS THANK YOU TO LEANNE, OUR FABULOUS WINTER FAIR ORGANISER, FOR SUCH A BRILLIANT DAY.

And thank you to all of you wonderful class reps and helpers who organised stalls, collected prizes, cooked delicious treats, hand-made amazing gifts, rallied performers, rode bicycles, created a beautiful environment, set up, took down, cleared up, and all the other many jobs which made the fair such a success.

*** PTA drinks ***

Come to celebrate on Thursday 13th December – 8pm in the Lord Palmerston –Everyone welcome, not just reps!!!

*** 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 – 3rd December

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