Events this week…
Wednesday – Y6 trip to the Imperial War Museum
Y1 trip to Regents Park Mosque
Thursday – Shakespeare workshops for Y1 and Y2
Friday – Infant Wake ‘n’ Shake – 8:30am infant playground.
Saturday – Winter Fair
Nursery Lantern festival
On Friday after school, children, staff and parents from nursery, took part in a Lantern Festival on Hampstead Heath. The children hung their lanterns in a tree, ate their own baked spiced biscuits, drank hot chocolate and sang songs. Everybody had a really enjoyable time.
Rohinyga Refugees Appeal
Following on from today’s assembly, Rights Ambassadors Iman (Y5) and Doris (Y4) write:
In the next couple of weeks, we would like to encourage the school community to raise some money for the Rohingya Muslims living in Myanmar.
At present over 600 000 Rohingya Muslims have had to flee Myanmar to Bangladesh and are living in awful conditions, without food, water or beds. They have not been respected by the Myanmar government and military – even Aung San Suu Kyi isn’t helping. As Rights Ambassadors, we would like to raise some money to support UNICEF’s appeal so that they can be treated nicely. Children can help, by obtaining a sponsorship form today and giving up something e.g. chocolate, your pocket money or a computer game for a day/ week. Money raised can then be sent into the school office by Friday December 9th. Please help in whatever you can!
Launch of the School Blog
Katie (Y6 teacher and computing lead) writes:
The students at Brookfield have started a blog which will be live from the 1st of December. Each week, a different class will be responsible for posting blog entries based around what they are doing in the class. Please look out for your child’s week in the newsletter and access the blog through the main school website under the heading ‘Curriculum and Learning.’
We look forward to seeing you there!
Sustainable Travel workshop
Rights Ambassadors, Alia and Lucy write:
Last Tuesday, the Rights Ambassadors travelled to The Camden Centre to attend some workshops on sustainable travel. In the workshops, we learnt about how we could raise awareness of air pollution and completed challenges throughout the morning. We started by writing down what the school could do to have cleaner air. Then we thought about how we could put the ideas into action. Finally we worked on how we could spread the word across the local community. As a result, Brookfield is now an ‘Engaging Stars School’ and will be working our way to bronze level. We were all given certificates to show how hard we had worked which said mission complete. The morning was exciting, interesting and we all learnt a lot.
Y5’s Visit to ‘The Place’
As part of our partnership with The London School of Contemporary Dance, Y5 travelled to The Place and took part in a dance workshop. The children also had the opportunity to watch an open class with students from the school. Here are some of Y5’s highlights:
“It was fun when we were allowed to roll around and jump.” – Abigail
“I really liked the music because it is an old style which I like”. – Taylor
“I like the ballet that we saw.” – Sid
“We learnt how to dance just by writing our names in the air with different body parts. It was fun.” – Tyler
“My favourite part was when we got to make our own dance.” – Abdi
“I enjoyed watching the dancers in their dance class because they were so talented.” – Dora
“When we went into the contemporary class, I really liked how they freestyled a lot.” – Ella
“Olly was the best at dancing. He really is so cool.” – Everyone
Peter Laycock (Creative Learning Producer) wrote to say: “I just wanted to get in touch to say thank you for arranging yesterday’s visit to The Place. It was great to meet the children who will be working on the creative project next term and welcome them to the building for the first time. The children behaved excellently and were a credit to the school…they also produced some brilliant creative responses in the workshop I led with Maria.”
School Council Training
Laura (school council Lead) writes:
Last Tuesday five members of school council had the opportunity to attend training about how to make a successful school council. The children had a fun morning thinking about what they want to achieve in school council this year and different ways they could make this happen. The children also enjoyed practicing leading pretend school council meetings with other schools, helping them to gain valuable experience about how to run successful ones back at Brookfield. The children came back full of ideas and can’t wait to have a successful year with school council!
Year One children will today be given a laminated sheet detailing what they need to know in terms of Number and operations in Maths by the end of the Year. Please keep it safe and use it a a guide to supporting your children with Maths at home.
The sheet also suggests Maths games for the children to play on interactive-resources.co.uk
The PTA are very kindly offering all Pupil Premium eligible children a free visit to Santa and this year’s Winter Fair. Please collect your voucher from the office.
After school today a mixed girls and boys Y5 football team start the mini league at Haverstock school. Next Monday 4th December will be the last day. Let’s wish them all the best of luck!
Tuesday 28th Nov, the school football team have two matches and we will finish at Talacre by 5pm, returning to school by 5.30pm approximately.
Wednesday 29th Nov, the selected Y4 children are taking part in a bench ball competition after school at Talacre. Again, let’s wish them all the best!
The road to representing the school team requires patience; I am aware many children are disheartened after a team selection. I have always told those children that I will always provide feedback on what they need to improve. It is not always the physical ability but also maturity that determines selection. I am always happy to discuss this further.
The Tuesday pre school run is growing and we have begun to start running promptly at 8am as the children now run 2.7km in approx 20mins! It just about gives us enough time to head to school for our hot chocolate. I’d like to get some t shirts printed for the ‘krazy 8am runners’. If anyone can help me with the design or knows of good printers please get in touch.
A massive thank you to the parents of the children who attend ball sports on a Wednesday after school. Due to the competition, I have had to cancel the session this week.
Wake ‘n’ Shake Sessions start this Friday
Back by popular demand, Wake’n’Shake sessions will be returning this year. We will be starting this Friday 1st December with an Infant Wake n’Shake in the infant play ground at 8.30am. The following week (8th December) will be a Junior Wake n’Shake in the junior playground. Do come early and be ready to dance and start the day in a fun way! We will begin with one session per month in each playground and build from there.
Don’t strive to make your presence noticed. just make your absence felt – wise old Haseeb. firstname.lastname@example.org
Clubs are now in full swing and children are all enjoying the wide range of activities on offer. Here are some photos taken from Alex’s song writing club and chess club – one of our most popular clubs with 27 pupils.
Please look out for letters in book bags this week, detailing clubs that will be offered next term. Remember to return your reply slips promptly in order to avoid disappointment.
News from the office
This half-term’s lunches are £84.
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.
Parent Governor Election:
Reminder – if you are planning to stand for election we will need your application and photo by Friday 1st December.
Please contact Cee in the Office if you would like an information pack or have any questions.
Make sure you’re following us on Twitter for all the latest school news and updates! @Brookfield_N19
***The Brookfield Winter Fair***
SATURDAY 2nd DECEMBER 12pm-3pm
The fair is almost upon us! In a good way!
Please BAKE for the BAKE SALE
Pick up your gingerbread and Raffle tickets after school on Wednesday and Friday.
The deadline for children’s Christmas decorations is Wednesday… see them on display at the fair.
Volunteers are needed to bring down tables at 3.30pm Friday, to set up on Friday from 6pm, and on Saturday from 10am!
Please continue to bring your donations to the office:
Hamper items eg wine, chocolate, jams, biscuits etc.
Tombola prizes: Thanks for your fantastic contributions, especially at the ‘dress-up Friday’! Please do keep bringing your offerings for children or adults this week, to Carol in the office.
*** CHRISTMAS CARDS ***
The deadline has been EXTENDED to midnight TONIGHT. Visit www.apfsorders.co.uk to place your order. You will need to use the unique order code and your child’s surname – which you’ll find on the label on the back of their card design.
Any problems with ordering, please email email@example.com.
A MASSIVE thank you to Beckie for organising the Christmas cards this year.
A reminder to join us at 8pm on Thursday 7th December at the Star. All welcome!
Eliane and Lucie, PTA joint chairs