Events this week…
Dance Performances this week – please see dates and times below
Monday 5th – 9.00am Brookfield volunteers induction with Mel
Tuesday 6th – Dance workshops with Damien – Y4 and Y6
Wednesday 7th – Primary Maths challenge at Eleanor Palmer, ‘Life Long Ago’ Dinosaur workshops for RS and RKS. Dinosaur visit for YR and KS1.
Thursday 8th – Shakespeare School Foundation workshop and showcase to Y5 parents – 1.30pm 5L and 2.15pm 5O. Brookfield Auction at 7.30pm
Friday 9th – KS1 Wake ‘n’ Shake 8:30am
Extension to the deadline for NSPCC Sponsorship Forms – Tuesday February 6thTomorrow, Ilanna will be returning to Brookfield to pick up the remaining NSPCC sponsorship forms. So far we have raised over £750! Do bring in any outstanding fundraising money.
To celebrate the end of each dance unit there will be a performance during your child’s PE lesson this week. Please make a note of the following times:
1L Tuesday 6th Feb 2pm (lower hall)
1M Thursday 8th Feb 2pm (lower hall)
2L Thursday 8th Feb 9.30am
2G Friday 9th Feb 9.30am
3F Monday 5th Feb 9.30am
3C Wednesday 7th Feb 9.30am
4C Tuesday 6th Feb 9.30am,
4E Tuesday 6th Feb 11.30am
All performances will be in the top hall unless specified
Brookfield Auction – 4 days to go!
This week is Auction Week at Brookfield and with 4 days to go, the excitement continues to mount. There are still a few tickets left, so grab one quickly if you would like to attend.
The event is due to start at 7.30am and includes free food, welcome drinks and a bar where you can buy further drinks. If you are not able to attend, do bid online.
The online auction is up and running, with plenty of lots and bargains to be had. So far, the online auction has already raised over £1250 which is fantastic news!
Here’s what you need to know
Thank you once again to all those parents, carers and staff who have donated items and worked so hard behind the scenes to put the event together.
YR physical activities
Over the last few weeks it has been encouraging to see YR accessing some of the large equipment in the lower hall. The children have been using the equipment to support aspects of their physical development and have enjoyed the new activities.
Y6 Primary Maths Challenge
This week, 4 of our top Y6 mathematicians will taking part in the annual Primary Maths Challenge at Eleanor Palmer. We have a very good track record and hope to retain the winning trophy which we won last year. Good luck Brookfield!
Wrapping up Warm
This week temperatures are set to plummet. With this in mind, please make sure that your child(ren) are sent in with lots of warm clothes – coats, hats and scarves.
Want to see more? Check out the Brookfield Blog at https://brookfieldweb.wordpress.com This week we have 2L and 4C on display!
Our last OFSTED took place in June 2014 and we are expecting another one any time soon. As part of the OFSTED process, inspectors invite parents to complete an online questionnaire to gather feedback on the school. We would love as many of you as possible to do this and with this in mind have provided a link to ParentView under school information to help facilitate this.
We frequently receive positive feedback from our parents/carers and it would be great to share this with OFSTED as well. Click on the image below to register to participate. Alternatively visit www.parentview.ofsted.gov.uk. Thank you so much!
UNICEF / Clarks Shoe Share Scheme – a reminder from last week
Dear Parent / Guardian,
In line with our Rights Respecting Schools status, this week Rights Ambassadors have decided to host a ShoeShare collection in partnership with Unicef and Clarks.
Unicef and Clarks have worked in partnership since 2008 to help keep children safe. In that time, Clarks have contributed to transforming children’s lives through ShoeShare, gathering old or unwanted shoes at collection points in more than 500 Clarks stores across the UK. To date, the partnership has raised an incredible £1 million. To support children across the world and help them access their right to education (Article 28), we will be hosting a ShoeShare collection.
All you need to do is gather your old and unwanted shoes from around the house, and send them into class with your child on Monday February 5TH and Tuesday February 6TH.
We will then deliver all of the shoes we have collected to our nearest Clarks store. The more shoes you bring in, the more money we can raise for Unicef, helping children around the world to be able to access education.
A few things to remember:
Please make sure that the shoes are in relatively good condition, so no holes or broken soles!
Please pair your shoes with a rubber band to make it easier to sort and pack shoes
For every tonne of shoes collected, a donation is made to Unicef which goes towards education programmes around the world.
To find out more about the partnership, please follow the below link to watch a short video: unicef.uk/shoeshare
Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions about this.
Seren (Rights Respecting Schools co-ordinator)
Brookfield Right of the Month
This month’s Right of the Month – the right to a clean environment (article 24) – has been chosen by Honey Gould (Y6)
Honey writes: Throughout February, our school will be focussing on the right to a clean environment. We will take part in activities based on this right as well as learning all about its importance and what it represents.
Things that children and parents could do to help are as follows:
– Litter picking
– Walking to school
– No idling
– Recycling your waste
Across our school we’re working extremely hard to achieve a clean and sustainable environment – how about you?
Linked to the above, Mark ran an assembly last Friday which focused on how we can help keep the school clean and tidy and Katherine focused on air pollution today.
Revamped Lost Property
We are extremely grateful to Leanne Rivers (YR mum) for sorting out the lost property adjacent to the lower hall. This was a real labour of love!
Leanne has organised the lost property brilliantly into different sections and where possible reunited clothes with owners.
If you are missing some lost property it would be well worth taking a look.
Please make sure that you leave it as you find it and name some of your children’s larger items, if you haven’t already done so. Many thanks!
Governors Drop in
After half term, governors will be holding their termly drop in on Friday March 16th. Do come along to share any thoughts or ideas. We welcome feedback!
The first dance performance went really well today with 3F setting the bar. What an incredible turn out by parents, grand parents and friends!
Y5 took part in the swimming gala trials today, I will be able to confirm the team this week.
This Wednesday after school, some Y6 children are taking part in an inclusive athletics event held at Talacre. We will leave straight after school and return by 6.20pm.
*Reminder for swimmers – Y4 have now finished their swimming sessions. Those who were unable to achieve 25m will complete this at a later date before they leave school.
Y3 parents, please ensure you label clothing and swimming kit. We will start swimming on Monday 19th Feb. I do need parents to help support with the walk to and from the pool, please get in touch if you’re able to help.
Don’t regret the things you’ve done, regret the things you didn’t do when you had the chance – wise old Haseeb firstname.lastname@example.org
Congratulations to Allia
Congratulations to Allia who has been selected for the Camden District Girls Football team. Alongside several other girls, Allia has been working really hard on her football skills with Haseeb each week and we are delighted that she is representing the school at a district level. Very well done!
The deadline for returning your club slip is today, if you haven’t already, please hand it in to the office as soon as possible.
News from the Office
This half terms lunches are £64.80.
and finally …….
it just remains for me to wish you all a very happy half term. Thank you so much for all your support, we look forward to seeing you all again on Monday February 19th.
The Brookfield AUCTION NIGHT is THIS THURSDAY the 8th February. If you don’t already have a ticket, make sure you get yours from the office ASAP.
Whether or not you are going, please go online and bid for the wonderful items so many people have kindly donated. Please bid generously – this is to raise much-needed funds for the school!
And DO forward the link to grandparents, friends, or anyone who you think might want to help support the school.
- Click on this link to the view all the items
- http://brookfieldauction.co.uk/This takes you to the Online Auction
- Log In (takes 2 mins)
- Scroll through until you see and item that you like
- Click on the items and Place a bid, a PayPal system is in place for taking payments
- Keep looking at this site to keep up to date on items you have your eye on or have bid for, emails will be sent out if you are outbid or if you win the bid.
- Click the ON THE NIGHT button to view all the auction lots you can bid for on the 8th February (or this link www.brookfield.camden.sch.uk/auction-catalogue/)
- Like our Facebook Page to get the latest news on anything new and exciting from the auction here https://www.facebook.com/BrookfieldSchoolFundraisingAuction/
- If you want to bid for something in the ON THE NIGHT auction but cannot come, please email any of us and we will put your bids in
FINALLY, DO BUY YOUR RAFFLE TICKETS FROM LUCIE OR ELIANE IN THE PLAYGROUNDS – PRIZES ARE LISTED ON THE NOTICEBOARDS
Eliane and Lucie, PTA joint chairs