Newsletter – 12th November

Events this week….

Monday 12th – Y6 Eat with your Child Day, Anti Bullying Assembly with Faye, Mark Oliver (illustrator) working with Y6

Tuesday 13th – Y6 Eat with your Child Day

Wednesday 14th – Y6 Eat with your Child Day

Friday 16th – Governors Drop In and introduction to this term’s right in assembly- Respect for the environment (Article 29)

This week, it is Y6s turn to enjoy Eat with your Child Days on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. If you haven’t signed up already, it still isn’t too late. Suggested donation of £5 towards the school dinner unless your child is in receipt of Pupil Premium – in which case it is free.

Mark Oliver working with Y6 on their collage project.



This week children will be taking part in their termly assessments in reading, writing and maths. Please make sure they arrive to school on time and are well rested. Many thanks!


The children have had a great musical start to the year, with some fantastic singing and playing happening. The clubs are all up and running and we are starting to practise for the Festive Concert which is on Thursday 13th December at 10.30am. The Junior and Infant Choirs will be performing, along with the Orchestra, the Beginner Recorder Club, the Drumming Club and some of our Y5 and Y6 instrumental groups (tbc). Children who learn an instrument individually at school will get a chance to perform in a separate concert in either Spring 1 or Summer 1, depending on which instrument they play and who they learn with. More details in the January ‘Music Update’. The Junior choir will also be performing at Holly Lodge on Monday December 17th in the afternoon – something which the choir and residents are looking forward to. Both choirs will also be performing at The Winter Fair on Saturday 1st December – times tbc.

Keep making music!


Many thanks to all those  children and staff who wore odd socks today as a sign of support for this year’s anti bullying focus – ‘Choose Respect’. Faye led today’s assembly, shared Aretha Franklin’s immortal hit ‘RESPECT’ and reiterated what to do if you suspect that you  / somebody else is being bullied. At Brookfield, we take bullying very seriously. Any cases of bullying / suspected bullying are monitored carefully and reported to the governors on a termly basis.


This Friday, the governors are hosting their next ‘Drop In’ session in the music room. Do come along if you have any questions or suggestions which you would like to make. Minutes of the last meeting are here.


Many thanks to all those staff who went on School Journey last week with Y6. The children enjoyed a wonderful week of outdoor learning.


Thank you so much to all those people who bought a poppy this year to support the work of The Royal British Legion. We estimate that we have raised at least £200.


On Wednesday, Year 3 visited the Science Museum to discover more about forces and motion. We went to a ‘Feel the Force’ workshop, where we were shown practical ways of remembering different forces, from magnetism to air resistance, and were astounded by some amazing tricks!

After that, we explored the Science Museum and thought about how all of the wonderful inventions and incredible scientific discoveries made in the 20th century linked to forces.


Well done to the Y5 children who took part in the Target Sports competition last week. They all had a good time and represented the school brilliantly.

Those of you lucky enough to get tickets to the England v USA friendly, have a lovely evening. If you are unable to attend please let me know so tickets can be given to others.

This Wednesday, a few Y6 girls will be taking part in football friendlies being held at Talacre in the sports hall. Letters have been given out today. Apologies for the late notice, I would have got these out last week but obviously the Y6s were away!

Due to the above event there will be no morning running this Wednesday. 

“On the other side of fear is freedom”- wise old Haseeb – 


This half terms lunches will be £96.


Thank you to so many families for taking part in the Brookfield Christmas Card fundraising project. You should now have received your child’s design and you can go online to to make your order.

You will need to use the unique order code and your child’s surname – these are on the label on the back of their design.

The deadline for all orders is midnight on Friday 16th November. You must submit your order before the deadline.

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*** Winter Fair ***

Our Winter Fair needs you!

We need donations – browse the list below and think about what we can take off your hands!

* Pre-loved toys and books for YR/N’s toys and books stall (give to the office)

* High quality homemade craft, jams, chutneys etc for Y5’s Winter Market (give to the office and tell

* Bottles (gin, wine, bubble bath, olive oil – anything!) for Y2’s bottle tombola (give to the office)

* Raffle prizes for Y3’s raffle – see special message below. They are upping the game this year for some totally awesome prizes. Make sure you get a ticket too!

* We will also need cakes and biscuits on the day for Y2’s tea/coffee/cake stall.

Raffle Prize Donations Wanted!!

We are looking for more exciting prizes than ever for this year’s

Winter Fair Raffle! 

If you have any special prizes you can offer

 – spa treatments to workshops or outings that may be linked to your professions, cottages to rent or tickets to shows etc etc

we would love to hear from you! or

** And to fully join in the fun, ask your class rep how you can help on the stall **

Remember to come to the planning meeting on Tuesday 20th November, 9.05 in the Lower Hall – all welcome.

*****THANK YOU!*****

*** PTA drinks ***

Thursday 13th December – 8pm in the Dartmouth Arms. Everyone welcome.

Eliane, Lucie, Rachel, and Philip, the PTA committee