Newsletter – 5th November

Events this week….

Monday 5th – Y6 leave for Sayers Croft, Anti – Bullying assembly (Part 1) and Y5 parents ‘Eat with your Child Day’

Tuesday 6th – YR Parent Tour, 1L to Tower of London, Shakespeare Schools Foundation working with Y3, Mark Oliver (illustrator) working with Y5  and Y5 parents ‘Eat with your Child Day’

Wednesday 7th – Y3 to the Science Museum, EYFS Shadow Puppets Show and Y5 parents ‘Eat with your Child Day’

Friday 9th – Remembrance Day Assembly, Maths workshops for EYFS parents, Flu Immunisations for YR-Y5 and Y6 arrive back from Sayers Croft



Today, Y6 headed off to Sayers Croft for their 5 day residential. We trust they have a fantastic time and look forward to seeing them safe and well at the end of this week.



Hello we are the FAB Ambassadors, minus Chaya and Milo who are currently on school journey at Sayers Croft. The FAB ambassadors are a group of children who were chosen at the end of last year. We have the responsibility of taking care of FAB throughout the year. We have lots of jobs such as picking the artist, helping to design the project and asking children what they think about FAB as well as telling them about it.

This year the type of art we will be focussing on is collage based illustration! This year’s FAB project will be with an artist called Mark Oliver who works for Pencil & Help design agency. He is an expert at all things collage and design. He has worked in lots of school to help them with collage. He will be working with every class throughout the school to help them create a collage, write a story about it and then illustrate it.


As part of this year’s Anti Bullying Campaign – ‘Choose Respect’ – we are going to participate in Odd Socks Day. The idea of Odd Socks Day is to recognise that we are all different and unique and that this is something to be celebrated and affirmed. The idea was introduced in assembly this morning and consequently, next Monday November 12th we are inviting all children and staff to wear odd socks as a sign of solidarity and respect.


Following on from our successful Pop Up Café on Open Afternoon, this half term we are inviting KS2 parents/carers to come in and share a yummy school dinner with their children.

The dates of the ‘Eat with your Child Days’ will be:

Y5 – November 5th, 6th and 7th

Y6 – November 12th, 13th and 14th

Y3 – November 19th, 20th and 21st

Y4 – November 26th, 27th and 28th

To book a place, please contact Carole in the main office on 0207 272 9627 or We would particularly encourage those parents / carers who currently have children on packed lunch to give us a try. The cost of the lunch will be £5 (free to parents / carers whose children are eligible for pupil premium) and the money raised will go towards supporting other food events this year.


Brookfield offers a fabulous start to your child’s educational experience and over the course of the last 12 months, the Early Years staff (headed up by Laurel) have continued to collaborate imaginatively to enrich the quality of our Early Years provision. This half term we will be running some YR Parent tours which start at 1:45pm and involve meeting Mark / Laurel and having a guided tour around the school. In order to book a place on one of the available dates, please contact Carole in the main office on 0207 272 9627 or email

IF YOU HAVE A CHILD BORN BETWEEN SEPTEMBER 2014 – AUGUST 2015, NOW IS THE TIME TO APPLY FOR A RECEPTION PLACE. Applications should be made online, to the education department of the borough you live in.


The PTA in conjunction with the school are compiling a list of parents’ skills which they can offer the school in line with curriculum needs – either in terms of arts, crafts, drama, science, etc. If you would like to share your skills, please contact Eliane Glaser via the PTA on  


As always, the  governors are keen to hear from parents /carers and have arranged their next ‘Drop In’ for Friday November 16th in the music room. Do come along if you have any questions or suggestions which you would like to make.


Many thanks to all those parents and carers who have already given so generously to this year’s poppy appeal. We will continue to sell poppies in both playgrounds during the week. Recommended donation of £1. Thank you!


Tomorrow, selected Y5 children will take part in an athletics competition. It is being held at Talacre Sports Centre between 10am – 12pm. If anyone is able to help me with the event, I would really appreciate it. If you want to come along and cheer on the team, that would be lovely too!

 *There is no morning running club this Wednesday.

We’ve been lucky enough to be given some tickets for the England vs USA football match at Wembley next Thursday 15th November. Get in touch with me if you’d like to attend!

“A bird sitting on a tree is never afraid of the branch breaking, because their trust is not on a branch but on it’s own wings.” Always believe in yourself!” – wise old Haseeb – 


Please remember to make payment for the second half of this terms clubs if you haven’t already. Thanks.


This half terms lunches will be £96.


A message from Mike Yule (Chair of Governors)

Dear Parents and Carers,

Two spaces have become available on the Brookfield governing body for parent governors. If you are a parent or are in full time care of a child curently at Brookfield you are eligible to apply for the posts, which are decided by elections.

We have a committed, friendly and enthusiastic group of governors who are keen to welcome fresh ideas from new candidates. Even if you have never thought of this option before, please consider how you might contribute to the strategic direction of Brookfield, holding the school to account and providing support to one of our community’s most essential assets.

If you wish to apply for the role of parent governor, please complete a short paragraph on why you think you’d make a good candidate and hand this in to the office together with a picture of yourself by 4pm on Friday 16th November. If you have any queries at all about this, please feel free to contact Mike Yule on or any of the governors, or Cee.

We really are looking forward to hearing from a wide variety of candidates,
Best of luck, Mike.

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*** Winter Fair ***

Our fabulous organisers Leanne and Elaine are allocating stalls to year groups so ask your rep how you can get involved… and come to the planning meeting on Tuesday 20th November, 9.05 in the Lower Hall – all welcome.

*** PTA drinks ***

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

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