Newsletter – 25th January

Events next week….

Monday 28th – FAB: Mark Oliver, illustrator, in to work with Y2

Tuesday 29th – 2L to the CLC

Wednesday 30th – Y6 to the National Portrait Gallery, 2B to the CLC

Thursday 31st –  9am PTA meeting in the music room

Friday 1st – 9am Y2 PAC maths in the hall, 5L to the CLC

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

Year 5 and 6 children started the week engaging in an enthralling performance of Hamlet by The Young Shakespeare Company. This will provide a rich stimulus for their writing over the coming weeks. Thank you to all the parents and carers who have been able to support our learning community by attending a workshop this term. One parent at a Lifting Limits workshop commented that they were “really amazed that my children are so attuned to gender issues.” Our teachers are accessing professional development with international and national influences. Lucy and Louise watched a maths lesson delivered by a teacher from Shanghai and all teachers attended a talk by Marc Rowland who tours the country researching and presenting on championing all young people and their families. We are excited to be expanding our professional development opportunities and seeing the positive impact this will have for our children.


In July 2018, Transport for London awarded Brookfield the ‘TfL Stars’ Bronze accreditation, in recognition of taking initiative in safer and more active travel options to school. It also recognises steps taken to improve air quality around our local area. And our certificate has finally arrived!

We are aiming for Silver by July this year and we need your help. So please keep up the active and safe travel, and keep on promoting safer and cleaner air for our children!

If you have any suggestions for this, please email Lillie at


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 session will be taking place on the 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.


A MASSIVE CONGRATULATIONS to our Y6/Y5 football teams! The girls won their league and the boys finished third and qualified for the league final play off’s for the first time ever! I’m sure you will join me in being proud of both teams: they demonstrated sportsmanship, comradery and team spirit throughout the campaign. #weneedabiggertrophycabinet

The swim gala trials commence this Monday 28th January starting with Y6, and Y5 to follow the week after. A letter has been sent out with further details.

The Y6 Badminton squad competed in a festival last week, the children enjoyed the event and friendly competition.

The Y6 dance squad are participating in the Youth Dance Platform Festival on Saturday 9th March 2019 at The Place. The event will be in the evening and the squad will need to be available during the day for technical rehearsals. The exact times will be confirmed by next week. In the mean time I am providing a link for you to purchase tickets to avoid being disappointed later –

“Adversity is the only shortcut to greatness, and it’s a far longer road than most are willing to walk” Wise old Haseeb –


This half terms lunches were £69.



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 here.

More info and you can buy tickets at:


Lauderdale House is hosting its third Local Heritage Weekend and have asked us to extend an invitation for local organisations/venues with an interest in history and heritage to come along and run a ‘stall’ and show off what they do/are interested in.

The aim is to bring together lots of local people and organisations interested in the history of Highgate (and possibly the edges of Hampstead!) so they can showcase themselves to the general public and also network, share ideas and meet each other. There is no charge and Lauderdale House are very keen that a wide range of local heritage is involved.

This year the Fair will be on Saturday 23 February and will be open 11.30 to 4.30pm (set up from 11.30am). Other events on the Saturday will include free tours of the House, a short talk on Lauderdale: Latest Discoveries Q&A at 1.30pm and talks at 3 and 5pm.

Sunday 24 February is given over to family activities – dressing up, crafts and the chance to play Victorian board and parlour games with our ‘Mistress of Games’ so lots of fun and joining in!

The latest information is on their website


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Come and have your voice heard about PTA events in 2019! All are welcome at a meeting on Thursday 31st January, 9.00am in the MUSIC ROOM to discuss fun and fundraising. Several teachers will be there so please come and contribute to the PTA’s vital activities for the school.

*** 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.

Eliane, Lucie and Rachel, the PTA committee