Events next week….

Monday 11th – 9-10 Communication and Language workshop for Nursery and Reception parents starting in the Nursery, FAB: Y2 with Mark Oliver

Tuesday 12th – CSSA Y6 Gymnastics competition, 5-7.30pm Dartmouth Park Film Club

Wednesday 13th – Emily in Kenya until half term, Camden Maths Challenge for four Y6 children, Y3 rocks workshop at UCL

Thursday 14th – wearing orange day for a donation of £1 in support of the orangutans, 10.30am piano, ukulele and guitar concert (details below)

Friday 15th – RE Day, Valentines Bake Sale, last day of half term

Please do look at the school calendar for all events this term and term dates here.

CURRICULUM NEWS

This week we welcomed staff visitors from Gospel Oak and Emmanuel schools, Y2 children engaged in brilliant workshops from the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, celebrated the Y5/6 boys progression to the football finals, looked at wonderful writing across the school with Katherine, Seren and Carla visiting schools to learn from their practice. For the week ahead we wish the best of luck to our Y6 maths challenge participants and Emily as she embarks on a Kenyan adventure to share her teaching expertise internationally!

MUSIC UPDATE FROM JULIA 

Happy Chinese New Year! The children have been learning a song for Chinese New Year and sang it in a special assembly on Monday. The Year 2s enjoyed a wonderful workshop with two musicians from the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment on Tuesday – we are looking forward to the trip in March to see the whole orchestra. Thank you very much to Hetty (violinist) and Zoe (Bassoonist and Arthur’s Mum!) Next week, Natalja’s piano pupils, and some of the guitar and ukulele pupils will be performing in a concert in the bottom hall at 10.30am on Thursday. Families of the children performing are invited to come and watch. Wishing you happy music-making, Julia j.reid@brookfield.camden.sch.uk

RE Day

For our RE day, and at any other time, we are asking if any adults or family within our Brookfield community would be willing to come into the school to share aspects of their faith with classes. This could be your own child’s class, or if willing, other classes too. You might want to present or tell a story from your faith but, equally, you do not need to be a natural presenter, as the teachers will conduct the lesson for those who are more shy.

At Brookfield we are passionate about the study of RE. We hope to encourage sharing all faiths from within our community. In our modern climate it is increasingly important that we celebrate our similarities and the very things that make us different from each other to promote understanding, tolerance and kindness.

Please do let your child’s teacher know if you are interested in getting involved in this wonderful day, or indeed if you would be willing at anytime in the future.

Louise Gaunson – Humanities and RE leader

Y2 Chicks 

It has been an exciting week in Year 2 with the arrival of our class chicks! On Monday  the eggs arrived and by Wednesday morning our first chicks had hatched. Across the 2 classes, we now have 18 chicks and  are looking forward to observing and learning more about them as we care for them over the next week.

SPORTS NEWS

The year of sporting firsts continues; the Y6/5 boys football team have qualified for the Camden leagues final! We are incredibly proud of them as they have come together as a team. Well done to Aaron for keeping them motivated throughout the season.

This Monday, 11th February, will be Y4’s last swimming lesson. The children have done so well over the year. Y3 will be swimming as soon as we return on Monday 25th Feb. 3M will swim 13.30-3pm and 3L from 14.00-15.30. The actual swimming lesson is half hour with the rest being travel and dressing time. PLEASE label clothing, towels and bags! If you know your child may need support getting dried and dressed then please spend a little time with them practicing.

Each year I challenge myself with something outside of my comfort zone. I kind of stumbled into running the Vitality Big Half marathon on Sunday 10th March. I am supporting and raising money for The Felix Project, who collect unsold, fresh, nutritious food and supply charities with them to share with the less fortunate in our society. If you would like to sponsor me I would greatly appreciate your support! The link is:

https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/haseeb

Good, better, best, never rest! Until your good is better and better is best! Wise old Haseeb h.khan@brookfield.camden.sch.uk

NEWS FROM THE OFFICE

This half terms lunches were £69.

FINAL REMINDER: Kids’ Film Club 

The Kids’ Film Club is next Tuesday night, Feb 12th. It runs from 5-7:30pm in the school hall. Dinner will be available to buy. Children can enter their own animations and we have presentations from award-winning animators. Tickets are £3 and available at:

http://dpfc2.eventbrite.co.uk

Any questions: lizzie.gillett@gmail.com

HIGHGATE LIBRARY ART CLASS 

Ritu Sood (Brookfield Mama) will begin to teach an art class after the half term and is looking for 3 year 4/5 children with a passion for art and making to complete her small class. It will run term time Mondays, 3.30-6pm, £20 per session at Highgate library cultural centre (next door to school). Please email ritusoodart@yahoo.com if interested.

 

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*** YEAR 4 BAKE SALE ***

Friday 15th February – please bake something either sweet or savoury! And do come along to fulfil your craving for cakes or healthy treats! We are also selling Valentine’s Week cards so come along and buy yours!!!

*** FILM NIGHT ***

Tuesday Feb 12th in the lower hall, starting at 5pm. Refreshments will be available!

Come along to this animations spectacular!

Tickets and info at https://dartmouthparkfilmclub.com/screenings.

*** EASY FUNDRAISING DRIVE***

Help Brookfield as you shop online!!!

If you buy (almost) anything online, signing up to Easyfundraising will also help the school.

Simply sign up on Easyfundraising at this link: http://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/brookfield-primary-highgate/

It costs you nothing – the retailer donates to the school.

If you aren’t sure about how to sign up or install the plug-in or mobile app, we will be running drop-in sessions at school to show you how – just bring in your mobile, and/or laptop / tablet and we will get you started. Session times to follow, but we are looking to do them every couple of weeks, depending on interest.

So far we have 116 parents and carers signed up, which has raised over £1,600 for Brookfield. If we could get that up towards 300, and get those signed up to check their account is activated, we could raise far more money, simply doing what many of us do anyway (a bit of normal internet shopping – eg eBay, Amazon, various supermarkets).

It doesn’t cost you anything, and takes just a few moments to sign up. You don’t have to be a school parent either – ask family and friends to sign up too. Even if you only shop online occasionally, if we all sign up it can make a difference.

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

Newsletter – 8th February

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