Newsletter – 18th January

Events next week….

Monday 21st am – Young Shakespeare performance of Hamlet to Y5 & 6, 1.30-2.30pm Nursery stay and play for parents and children interested in Nursery places (you can book a space with the office)

Tuesday 22nd – Lifting Limits workshop for parents and carers 6-7pm

Friday 25th – Mark Oliver illustrator, in to work with Y4 (FAB)

Please do look at the school calendar for all events this term and term dates here.


We had a wonderful start to the week with a performance from the Highgate School Symphony Orchestra as part of their Chrysalis Band on the Run series. Children in years 1, 3 and 5 engaged in the first movement of Beethoven’s first symphony considering musical conversations, techniques and instrumentation. The session finished with an interactive performance of the whole movement. Delilah (3M) said ‘I found it a bit dramatic!’. Congratulations for Heame (3M), Eben (3M) and Tom (5L) who experienced conducting the entire orchestra! Thanks to the pupils and staff of Highgate School for their visit.


If you know any families who have a child who turns three before January 2020 we are offering the opportunity for them (and you!) to come and visit our wonderful nursery.

The stay and play sessions are on the 21st or 28th of January, 1.30-2.30pm

Email or call the office to book a space / 0207 272 9627

Applications are currently being accepted for start dates in September 2019 and January 2020. Interested families can call 020 7272 9627 or visit the school office for further information. Please spread the word.


Before Christmas, 3L wrote letters to Scrooge from Charles Dickens’ ‘A Christmas Carol’, persuading him that Christmas is the most fantastic time of the year. We sent these letters off to the Charles Dickens Museum in London and to our amazement, received a wonderful card in return! It’s a credit to the children and their brilliant writing skills!

3L’s response from the Charles Dickens Museum


Happy new Year! I am looking forward to all the music-making the children are going to be doing in 2019. We have some exciting projects coming-up with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment for Years 2 and 4 – more details to follow. Most instrumental lessons and Music Clubs have started, and the rest will start next week. Thank you to all those that came to the Festive Concert – the children were star performers. Our next concert is on Thursday February 14th, 10.30am, and is for Natalja’s piano pupils and all those that have individual or small group guitar and ukulele lessons (not Year 4 Wider Opportunities – their concert will be towards the end of the year.)

Free concert opportunity – The English National Opera (ENO) are ‘thrilled’ to announce that anyone under the age of 18 can now get free balcony tickets to ENO productions on Saturdays. Visit the ENO website here for more info.

Look out for the next music update in February!



Y4 swimming will resume on Monday 21st January. Parent/ carers who have helped previously, please confirm with the office or me regarding your availability, thanks.

Y6 and Y5 swimming gala trial dates:

Monday 28th Jan – Y6 boys and girls

Monday 4th Feb – Y5 boys and girls

Monday 11th Feb for anyone who could not attend previous dates

On Tuesday 22nd January the Y6/Y5 football team play their last two league matches. Both teams have played really well throughout the season and need to remain as focused  as they possibly can!

Children in the Y6 dance squad are working towards a performance in the Camden Youth Dance Festival. Damien is choreographing the piece and we are all excited to see it! This will be held on Saturday 9th March, at The Place, Euston Square (time to be confirmed). I will send a letter out with more information soon.

A massive congratulations to the children who participated in the Y3 dodgeball tournament. It was a mixed school event with children from different schools being put together to compete in a friendly environment. The children returned with great experience, a few medals and most importantly, very happy! We are all very proud of them.

This coming Wednesday 23rd January children from Y6 will be participating in a Badminton festival after school. Children taking part have received a letter, collection will be from Talacre Sports Centre at 5.45pm.

Try this: make a list of thing that make you happy. Make a list of things you do everyday. Compare and adjust lists accordingly (;

Wise old Haseeb –


This half terms lunches were £69.



RKS – 93.45% RS – 95.95%
1L – 95.88% 1C – 95.26% 2B – 94.70% 2L – 95.51%
Lower KS2 3L  95.86% 3M -96.50% 4E – 95.89% 4L – 97.20%
Upper KS2 5A -95.25% 5L –98.40% 6K – 95.44% 6A – 95.19%


RKS – 58 RS – 27
1L – 78 1C – 60 2B – 63 2L – 54
Lower KS2 3L – 99 3M – 52 4E – 120 4L – 42
Upper KS2 5A – 80 5L – 83 6K – 72 6A – 69

Well done to 5L for their terrific attendance in the Autumn term! It is really important children are coming to school on time (8.55am) when learning begins.  With the weather changing, there are lots of colds going round at the moment- so please wrap up warm for school to avoid illness!


Camden’s Clean Air Action Plan 2019-2022 is now out for public consultation.

The draft plan sets out the vision to reduce pollution in Camden. It has been developed with the help of Camden Clean Air Partnership made up of Camden residents, schools, community groups and businesses; as well as the wider Camden community.

The plan focuses on seven key areas:

  • Reducing emissions from buildings
  • Cutting construction emissions
  • Reducing transport emissions
  • Supporting communities and schools
  • Reducing emissions from delivery, servicing and freight
  • Continuing public health and awareness raising
  • Lobbying

To view the consultation document and provide comments, please click here.

The consultation will run until the 15th of February 2019. 



The Kids’ Film Club is back. On Tuesday Feb 12th, the team are hosting an event at the school called ‘Animation In Focus’. This is a film club for families and you’re encouraged to come, buy dinner, and enjoy the evening. We have the Animation Competition, like last time, and we’re hoping for even more entries this time around. There are tips for how to create an animation at:

More info and you can buy tickets at:


This is an opportunity for parents and carers to have some time out, children with special needs particularly welcome (for complex needs, please email for further info). Your children can take part in a range of activities including sports, arts and crafts in a secure, happy and fun environment, facilitated by friendly, dedicated staff.

£15 for 3 hours, concessions available for siblings. Light lunch provided.

Pick up a leaflet from the school office. Drop in or call 07740340160

Download ParentHub and follow our school channel (@BrookfieldCamden)


Let’s get the ball rolling on PTA events in 2019! Come along to a meeting on Thursday 31st January, 9.05am in the lower hall. We’ll keep it snappy and all are welcome even if you are not a rep.

*** FILM NIGHT ***

The DPFC KIDS film night this year is a little different – instead of playing one film with a Q&A the whole evening is themed around animation and will feature:

-> The best kids’ animations from our Animation Competition

-> An Oscar winning short animation followed by a Q&A with the animator

-> And another local award-winning animator will show his work and talk us through his creative process

Tuesday Feb 12th in the lower hall, starting at 5pm. Refreshments will be available!

Tickets and info at

The entry deadline for the animation competition is Feb 10th so you have a couple of weeks to come up with a brilliant animation and email it in  – see the DPFC website for details.


PTA year group drinks normally happen once a term. This is a really valuable way to sustain community in the school – all the way up to Year 6. Please if you haven’t done so already email your classes (please don’t just use WhatsApp as not everyone is on it) to put a date in the diary.

Eliane, Lucie and Rachel, the PTA committee