Newsletter – 2nd October

A BROOKFIELD Running Special!

Events this week…
Tuesday – Headteacher’s Drop In at 9.05am
Thursday – Rock n’Roll Rodeo from 6pm – 9pm
Friday – Y4 PAC Maths

See details in the school calendar

CSSA Cross Country Champions – AGAIN !!!!!

Congratulations to everybody who took part in the this year’s CSSA Cross Country Championship. Out of 26 schools, we came 1st for the second year running – an incredible achievement! There were so many stand out performances Including the following children securing top 10 places:
Y3 – Dorothy (7th)
Y4 – Heavyn (3rd) and Nzezel (7th)
Y5 – Zoe (2nd), Riley (3rd), Jahleel (5th) and George (6th)

In addition to this, the Y6 boys team won their overall race as a result of 5 runners coming in the top 30 and there was a fantastic show of solidarity from the Y5 boys team who sought out a team mate when they realised that he wasn’t with them on the start line. As one boy put it – ‘it doesn’t matter if we don’t win, it’s the taking part that counts.’ Pleasingly, 3 of them went on to secure top 6 places.

All the children did amazingly well to complete the course and it was our fantastic Brookfield team spirit, which enabled us to come 1st again. We even managed to beat last year’s score by approximately 90 points. A special word of thanks extends to Haseeb who did an amazing job preparing the children for the race. In addition to the work he did in school, he also laid on some fun early morning training sessions on the heath which proved popular with parents and children.

A special mention also goes to all the parents who came along to cheer on the children and to the additional Fit for Sport Staff who helped on the day.

Brookfield Fun Run 2017

Thank you to all those who turned up for our annual Fun Run on Hampstead Heath. In all we had 22 teams who registered and 82 runners took part. Everybody made a fantastic effort to dress up in their space costumes and run around the course. Congratulation to Panda Salamander (Dan and Josh Cedar), the Sun Team (Zoe, Matthew and Dennis Johnston Webber) and Holst with the Mo(l)st (Lucas, Dougal and Andy Farrer) for taking the top 3 places and to the following teams for scooping rosettes for their fancy dress costumes – Ashforth Aliens, Alien Space Robots Rule and Alpha Centuri.

Other individual runners who ran exceptionally well were Dexter (Y6) and Conrad and Eben (Y2).

A special word of thanks extends to Collette and Alison for their marvellous organisation of the event.Some more photos are going be posted onto the school’s website and a video will also be uploaded in due course.

If you weren’t able to make it along, do please consider sponsoring one of the teams for their efforts. The money raised will go towards supporting activities in school.

Open Afternoon – Thursday October 12th
Last week you would have received open afternoon letters and I do hope that all of you will be arranging appointments with your teachers to find out how your children are settling in. Please can you make sure that slips are retuned by this Thursday. Many thanks

Headteacher’s Drop In – Tuesday October 3rd
This term has got off to a promising start and Mark would love to see you for his termly drop in, this Tuesday at 9.05am in the lower hall. Come along to find out more about this year’s priorities , challenges and things to look forward to.

Trips letters
If you haven’t handed in your permission slips for this year’s trips and workshops, please do so asap. Children will start to go out on trips in the coming few weeks.

Brookfield Auction – Thursday February 8th
On Thursday February 8th (just before February half term) we are going to be running our first ever Brookfield Auction. A committee involving Sebastian, Eiril, Katherine and I have been meeting to start organising it and we would love some additional people to get involved.
Key roles and responsibilities include:
– Working with Eiril to gather the prizes
– Working with Sebastian to run the actual auction  Co-ordinating the food and lay out of the lower
– Liaising with Katherine to organise the bidding
process and collection of funds
We hope to be able to invite a celebrity along to help with one of the rounds and plan to have some great refreshments, entertainment and of course some amazing lots to bid on. If this is something which you would like to get involved in, please would you contact Sebastian on Many thanks!

Sports News: Haseeb writes:
Congratulations to me for completing my half marathon obstacle race! I was 1st out of 392 for my age category and 6th of 2,367 overall.

There is no netball tomorrow – those in the school team, please refer to the schedule. On Wednesday 4th October, there is a mixed school dodge ball tournament after school. PLEASE return permission slips asap!

Due to popular demand, I will be continuing the pre-school run on the heath starting next week Tuesday 10th Oct 8am, same entrance as before.

“The most effective way to do it is to DO IT”. Amelia Earhart

News from the office
This Half terms lunches are £79.20.

Aerialdays run fantastic trapeze and silks sessions at Brookfield on Thursday evenings and Saturday afternoons.
If you are interested in finding out any more information, please contact them on or 07974980756

Brookfield PTA News

October 2nd 2017
A MASSIVE thank you to the wonderful organisers of the SPACE RACE FUN RUN and all those who took part! It was just OUT OF THIS WORLD.

A reminder that the sponsorship deadline October 12th. Don’t forget to donate here: MyDonate.

*** Rock ‘n’ Roll Rodeo ***
Thursday 5 October 6-9pm

There is only a few days to go so get your outfits ready and your dancing shoes on and…

Please make/buy brownies and/or rocky road and bring them on the morning of the Rodeo to the office.

Do volunteer to help out on a stall if you haven’t already.

PLEASE put your name down for set up or clear up on the day either by signing up with your class rep or with Tabitha. (

Do make some chilli (meat or veg) for the chilli competition and food stall
If you are a hairdresser or make- up artist or fancy yourself as one please get in touch with Tabitha.

*** BAKE SALE ***
At the next sale on 12th October there will be a chance to buy PRE-LOVED HALLOWEEN COSTUMES to save us SHELLING OUT FOR NEW ONES… so please donate costumes to the office!
Eliane and Rebecca, PTA joint chairs