Newsletter – 13th November

Events this week…

Monday – 3C trip to CLC, Diversity Role Model Workshops

Tuesday – Diversity Role Model Workshops

Wednesday – Governors Drop In at 9.00am (Music Room)

Thursday – Y1 and Y2 Shakespeare workshops on The Tempest

Friday – 3F trip to CLC and Reception Parent Tour

Curriculum news

Y6 at Sayers Croft

Congratulations to Y6 for a fantastic school journey at Sayers Croft last week. I had the pleasure of joining them on Wednesday for a day’s worth of activities which included low ropes, climbing, abseiling, archery and field work. The children were engaged, having fun and working really well together. Many thanks to Katie, Barnaby, Joe, Ellie, Asher and Sue for all the wonderful support they provided and to the staff at Sayers Croft who led the activities brilliantly.

Say No to Bullying 

Whilst we are pleased to report that incidents of bullying are rare at Brookfield, we do take bullying extremely seriously and act swiftly to tackle any suspected bullying with children, staff and parents. All children have the right to feel safe (Article 19 UN Convention of the Rights of the Child) and with this in mind, Mark and Laurel will be reinforcing this message by leading assemblies this week with an anti bullying focus. If you suspect that your child is being bullied,  do please get in touch with the class teacher or a member of SLT to report your concerns. We use the acronym STOP (Second Time On Purpose) to reinforce what bullying is with the children. Linked to our anti bullying week, we are delighted to welcome back Diversity Role Models who will be leading workshops with children from years 3 – 6.  Diversity Role Models are committed to creating a world where all young people feel free to be their true selves, whatever their sexuality or gender identity and we have found their workshops to be thought provoking and inspiring.






Well done, Frankie! 

Congratulations to Frankie from Y5 for climbing Helvellyn (one of the tallest peaks in the Lake District) this weekend. Frankie made it to the top of the mountain with mum and grandma and walked over 32,000 steps to scale the summit. An amazing achievement!

Other news

Governors Drop In

Please don’t forget that this Wednesday November 15th at 9am in the Music Room, governors will be holding their termly drop in for parents/carers. Do come along to share any thoughts and ideas.


Many thanks to all those who bought a poppy over the last couple of weeks. In all we raised over £200 and this will go towards supporting the work of The Royal British Legion. During last Friday’s assembly, Mark focused on the poem ‘In Flander’s Field’ by Lietenenant – Colonel John McCrae and led the children in observing a minute’s silence to remember all those who have lost their lives or been injured in the face of conflict.

Assessment Week

This week the majority of children will be sitting termly assessments in reading, writing and maths. Please make sure that your children arrive to school on time, having enjoyed a good night’s sleep and a healthy breakfast. Thank you!

Sports news

On Wednesday 15th November the selected Y5 girls will take part in the ‘Sport 4 All’ football friendlies at Talacre Sports Centre.

The morning runs before school have been attracting a good number of students. We meet on Tuesdays at 8am by the entrance next to the C2 bus stop/ Bistro Laz if you’d like to join us!

*Again, children are not wearing sports shoes for PE! If you do not know when your child has PE then simply email me and ask.

We can’t direct the wind, but we can adjust the sails – Wise old Haseeb. 

News from the office

This half-term’s lunches are £84.

School Meals – New Menu

We have been looking at the school menu in conjunction with School Council and the new School Food Standards.

The aim of the School Food Standards are as follows;

‘These school food standards are intended to help children develop healthy eating habits and ensure that they get the energy and nutrition they need across the whole school day. It is just as important to cook food that looks good and tastes delicious; to talk to children about what is on offer and recommend dishes; to reduce queuing; and to serve the food in a pleasant environment where they can eat with their friends. As a general principle, it is important to provide a wide range of foods across the week. Variety is key – whether it is different fruits, vegetables, grains, pulses or types of meat and fish.

The full document can be downloaded at:

Over the next two weeks you will see some new dishes as well as some old favourites and we will be moving mainly towards a fixed two-week menu. We have significantly reduced the sugar content in our desserts, as well as reducing salt. The children have made suggestions and recommendations which have been adopted. We will also be serving bread and milk daily as part of the school meals offer.

The new menu, when finalised, will be published on the new website. We would welcome your feedback.

School Places

We currently have places in Nursery, Reception, Y3, Y4 and Y5. If you have family or friends who may be interested, please ask them to call 020 7272 9627, visit the school office or website. This Friday afternoon at 1.40pm, Mark will be leading a parent tour of Reception, please contact the office if you’d like to join.

Reception Applications

If you have a child born between September 2013 – August 2014, now is the time to start thinking about applying for Reception places. This must be done online, via your local authority.

***The Brookfield Winter Fair***


Preparations for the Winter Fair are in full swing and to make this the BEST Winter Fair yet we need YOUR help.

Please sign up with your class rep to help out on your allocated stall (please see the NEW allocation below;


YEAR 1 – Tombola

YEAR 2 – Raffle and Bar

YEAR 3 – Crafts (Door shared with year 4)

YEAR 4 – Christmas Market (Door shared with year 3)

YEAR 5 – Hot food, Toys and Books

YEAR 6 – Santa’s Grotto

Still needed:

A Santa – rather necessary, that one – and does anyone have a Santa suit?

Raffle Prizes

Tombola prizes, bottles (not just alcohol) and kids’ prizes

Good quality pre loved toys and books


Please see notice boards for help we need…THIS IS GOING TO BE A BIG ONE.

Eliane and Lucie, PTA joint chairs