Newsletter – 23rd April

Events this week… 

Monday 23rd – Globe Shakespeare Storytelling workshop for Y1 children and FAB committee meeting

Tuesday 24th – Spring Concert 10.00am

Wednesday 25th – 4C to CLC,  filming of Y4 Macbeth and School Council meeting

Thursday 26th – 9 – 10.00am Tom Davey from The Globe to provide a Shakespeare presentation to Y1 parents and carers about this term’s project

Friday 27th – PTA table top sale after school in the football cage

Curriculum news


As mentioned last week, many of you will know Sue and Linda – 2 of our longest serving Learning Support Assistants (LSAs). Between them they have served Brookfield for over 55 years and are an indispensable part of our team. As well as being fabulous LSAs, they also help manage the Breakfast Club, lunchtimes and the school’s library. Both of them have a long commute and have for the past 11 years, had access to business parking permits from Camden. Unfortunately, Camden have changed their policy and Sue and Linda are now no longer entitled.

As you may be aware, parking restrictions around the school are between 10am and 12 noon. Do you have a drive / parking area nearby that is not in use during the day/morning that Linda and Sue could use?  Please contact the office if you think you might be able to help. We would be so grateful!


Curriculum letters will be sent out tomorrow in book bags and posted onto the school’s web-site under curriculum and learning. Do take the time to read them  – they will be full of useful information.


Last Thursday, we undertook a successful one day OFSTED inspection. The report will be finalised in the next few weeks and we are looking forward to sharing it with you once it is ready. I’d like to extend my thanks to all the staff and governors for their hard work and professionalism both during and in the run up to the inspection, to those parents who completed the online survey via Parentview and to the local authority for their support over the 2 days.


Last Wednesday,  June Haddock joined SLT and Gemma (literacy subject leader) to complete a learning walk around the school with a focus on a key SIP priority – writing. It was a real pleasure visiting classes, looking in books and seeing some inspiring teaching and learning. As luck would have it, we received the call from OFSTED just before 12.00 noon and June was able to stick around to offer some support and advice. Reflecting on the OFSTED inspection, the timing was great – it was at the start of the summer term, straight after June’s visit and on a lovely sunny day. Having waited nearly 4 years, it is now complete and we can look forward to the rest of the term without having to worry about OFSTED turning up.


Last week, the Early Years started their A Midsummer Night’s Dream project with Shakespeare School’s Foundation (SSF) and Y1, their Henry V project with The Globe. A workshop for Y1 parents / carers led by Tom Davey from the Globe is also taking place in the hall on Thursday morning at 9.00am. Do please come along! We are also hosting some filming of Macbeth with Y4 pupils to support SSF’s nomination for the prestigious Praemium Imperiale Youth Arts Award from the Japan Art Association. Again very exciting! Please click on the link to find out more about the award.


During the next few weeks, we will be issuing our annual survey and it would be great to have your feedback on what the school is doing well and what could be even better.


Inclusive Swimming Gala

Not content with winning the CSSA Cross Country Championship 2 years in a row, the inclusive Swimming Gala Squad were also successful in retaining their trophy by winning the Inclusive Swimming Gala competition at Swiss Cottage on Friday.  Congratulations to Lola, Scarlett, Allia, Katy, Hani and Tom who took part and returned triumphant!

Congratulations also go out to our medley relay winners for the second year in a row!

Thank you to all the parents who helped on the day!

Swimming resumes next week for Y3 and the Y4 catch up group.

Tomorrow the Y3/Y4 football team have a friendly match being held at school versus  Eleanor Palmer to prepare them for the upcoming tournament on Tuesday 8th of May. Please pick up your children from school at 5pm.

Our children are not the only winners; Aaron won the league cup in his football division. Congratulations to him!

PLEASE can we make sure that we send the children with appropriate foot wear for PE. With the unpredictable weather it is best to leave a pair of plimsoles / trainers at school. Also, girls with shoulder length hair and longer need to have it tied back and stud earrings only should be worn in school especially for PE.

“Cowards never start. Weak never finish. Strong never quit.” Be unstoppable! – wise old Haseeb –


We still have lots of spaces for Y5/6 Drumming Club which is starting this Wednesday, please email me if you’d like your child to join!

News from the Office

School Allotment at the Waterlow Park Kitchen Garden

Charlotte (Nursery Teacher) writes: We have a small allotment plot in the Kitchen Garden at Waterlow Park, which is a fantastic resource for the school. We are looking for volunteers who would be interested in helping us to plant up and maintain the plot over the summer months. You may be someone with lots of experience of gardening who would like to get involved in planning what we grow, or a family who would just like to visit once a week to do some watering – all help would be gratefully received and all volunteers can share in the produce. If you are interested in getting involved please get in touch with Sophie in the office or Charlotte in the Nursery ( in the nursery.

Football Club at Brookfield

Peter Chapman will be running a football club at Brookfield during term-time on Mondays – 3.30pm – 4.45pm

Open to boys and girls in Reception, Year 1, Year 2 and Year 3 only. Focussing on ABC – Agility, balance and co-ordination.

Cost – £90 per term – please contact Peter on 07956 233977 for further information.

Parkour Sessions at Brookfield 

Highgate Newtown Gymnastics Club is running a Parkour taster session on Monday 30th April at 6-7pm (£5 fee for the taster class).

Parkour involves moving freely across different terrains by running, jumping, and climbing focusing on developing strength, fitness, balance, spatial awareness, balance, agility, coordination, precision, control and creativity.

All ages are welcome, so please get in touch with us via email at to sign up.