Events this week….
Tuesday 2nd – RKS to The Secret Garden (Hampstead Heath) and Sayers Croft meeting for Y6 parents (3:30-4:30pm)
Wednesday 3rd – RS to The Secret Garden (Hampstead Heath), 3L to the Owl Bookshop (am) Dodgeball Tournament after school at Talacre
Thursday 4th – 3M to The Owl Bookshop and Y4 PAC Maths 9am Lower Hall
Friday 5th – INSET DAY
Saturday 6th – Brookfield Fun Run on Hampstead Heath
P3 INSET DAY CHILD CARE PROVISION
We can now confirm that this Friday’s INSET day cover will be going ahead between 8am-6pm. The cost is £30 per child and should be paid in cash on the day. It’s not too late to sign up, you can pick up a registration form from the office.
CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONS – 3RD YEAR IN A ROW !!!
I am delighted to report that Brookfield are the CSSA Cross Country Champions for the 3rd year in succession. This is an AMAZING ACHIEVEMENT! The children competed against 26 other schools and beat Christ Church NW3 and Gospel Oak into 2nd and 3rd place. As well as winning the overall title, there were many individual and team successes too. These were as follows:
Y3 girls – Maya (6th) Ruby (9th)
Y5 girls – Heavyn (5th) Nzezal (11th) and Emelia (13th)
Y6 boys – George (2nd) Jahleel (3rd) and Oscar (9th)
Y6 girls – Zoe (2nd) Chloe (15th) and Bella (19th)
Top Y3 girls team – Maya, Ruby, Sofia and Lily T
Top Y6 boys team – George, Jahleel, Gwyn and Jake
This has once again been an amazing team effort and great credit to every single child who ran their hearts out. A particular word of thanks extends to Haseeb for his boundless enthusiasm and support (including his early morning runs with children and parents on the heath) and to all those parents who either turned up to support on the day or who have been running with their children in the build up.
If you would like to join Haseeb’s running club and begin preparing for next year’s CSSA Cross Country (ha ha), then we start next week Wednesday 10th October at 8am. We meet at the entrance to Hampstead Heath opposite the Carob Tree restaurant.
We also have this year’s PTA Fun Run taking place this Saturday on the heath which has an underwater theme. It’s still not too late to get involved. Pick up a registration and sponsorship form from the office today.
BLACK HISTORY MONTH BEGINS
Many thanks to Louise and some Y6 children for launching Black History Month in assembly today. During the next few weeks, we will be celebrating Black History Month in a range of different ways including: assemblies, lessons, workshops and trips. If you are interested in getting involved, please contact Louise to let her know. Her email address is firstname.lastname@example.org
PETRIE MUSEUM WORKSHOPS WITH Y3
Lillie writes; On Thursday, Year 3 were visited by the fantastic Petrie Museum at UCL to explore mummification in Ancient Egypt. The children were treated to an interactive session, where children were guided through each stage of mummification, as if on the banks of the River Nile! They also got to handle genuine Ancient Egyptian artefacts, such as amulets, that would have been used in mummification burials. These were over 3000 years old!
Congratulations to the following children for completing the Summer Reading Challenge – Marianne (1C), Oscar (1L), Sebastian (1L), Hector (2B), Jonah (2B), Daniel (2B), Sam M (3L), Luke (3L) Rudi (3M), Teddy (4L), Sam (4L), Theo (5L), Sylvia (5A), Iris (5A) and Ella (6K). Each child will be receiving a £5 book voucher.
FRIDAY’S BOOK SALE
Many thanks to Katie and fellow teachers for staging a book sale last Friday in the infant playground. We sold over 100 books and raised £50 for the school. The money will be used to top up our literacy resources. As we still have lots of great books left over, we will be be holding another sale this coming Thursday in the KS2 playground. Picture books will be selling for 20p and other books for 50p. Do come along and snap up some bargains.
OWL BOOKSHOP VISITS
As we clear out some of our older books, we are really looking forward to visiting The Owl Bookshop in Kentish Town to buy some new ones for our book corners. We are so grateful to the PTA for donating £150 per class to make this possible. Thank you!
Today we have Netball matches and we will finish by 5.30pm returning to school by 5.45pm. These will be our last fixtures and let’s hope we qualify for the finals!
This Wednesday 3rd October, children from 4E will be going to a mixed school dodgeball competition being held at Talacre Sports Centre. The children will leave with Aaron straight after school, catch the C2 bus. Please collect your child from Talacre at 5:45pm.
Massive congratulations to the children who gave their all during the cross country! Three time champions!
“If you are persistent, you will get it. If you are consistent, you will keep it” & keep it we shall!” – wise old Haseeb email@example.com
NEWS FROM THE OFFICE
This half term’s lunches are £79.20
Deadline for online applications is 31st October.
PTA DRINKS – ALL WELCOME
Come to the Dartmouth Park Arms at 8pm on Thursday 11th October – all welcome, even if you aren’t a rep.
The Fun Run is THIS SATURDAY 6th October: registration 9.45, best costume judging at 10.15 and race starts 10.30. See posters for more info. Registration and sponsorship forms and maps are available at the office.
We are still missing reps for a number of classes. Existing reps: if you are carrying on being a rep, thank you, and can you please let us know? If you want to hand over but haven’t found anyone to take over yet, please also let us know.
We have had a kind offer from someone interested in becoming a treasurer which is great. We are still looking for a co-chair in waiting, to shadow us with a view to taking over in January. Please email us to discuss.
OTHER DATES FOR YOUR DIARY:
19th October: Year 6 bake sale
1st December: Winter Fair – FOR WHICH WE NEED A VOLUNTEER TO ORGANISE/OVERSEE!!!
AND FINALLY: ARE THERE ANY PARENTS/CARERS WHO PLAY AN INSTRUMENT AND WOULD BE INTERESTED IN JOINING AN ENSEMBLE? LET US KNOW!
Eliane, Lucie, and Philip, the PTA committee