Events next week….
Monday 18th – FAB: Mark Oliver, illustrator, working with Y1, ‘Wild Fangs’ Animal handlers in running workshops with Reception, Y1 and Y2, SEND planning meetings
Tuesday 19th – SEND planning meetings
Thursday 21st – SEND planning meetings, 2.30pm Future DJs showcase for Y5 & Y6, 3.40pm Y6 SATs meeting for parents in Y6 classroom
Friday 22nd – Y3 PAC Maths, CSSA KS2 Swimming Gala
While last Friday we celebrated International Women’s Day, this Friday we celebrated Red Nose Day – see photos below. The children enjoyed sporting red noses and sharing their best jokes in assembly and beyond! We also featured in the Camden New Journal for our World Book Day activities. This week, the children have been showing us their achievements in reading, writing and maths and the teachers will be able to provide you with feedback at our Open Afternoon on Thursday 28th March (letters to follow). Thank you to the 35 parents who support Year 1 Parent and Child (PAC) maths session this morning, we hope we will see lots of Year 3 parents at PAC maths next Friday.
I am hosting three ‘meet your headteacher’ sessions and would invite you to come into school to meet me, learn about the priorities for the school this year and beyond and discuss how we can improve community inclusion over a cup of tea or coffee. I will also be sharing grand plans to roll out Forest School provision to all Brookfield children so they can benefit from outdoor learning in our unique location close to local parks and nature reserves. I hope you will join me:
Tuesday 26th March 5pm in the music room
Wednesday 27th March 9.05am in the music room
Wednesday 27th March 2.45pm in the bottom hall
Y1 PAC Maths
Friday March 15 and Monday March 18th, local author Charlotte Sebag-Montefiore will be running writing workshops with Years 2, 3, 4 and 5 exploring poetry and promoting her new book, Who am I? The book is a collection of riddles about animals and fun to read! Copies of this book will be on sale on both days after school in the junior playground with an option for an author signing.
Please contact Brookfield’s Literacy Leader, Katie, for more details at firstname.lastname@example.org
CARD GAME OF THE WEEK
At Brookfield, we are promoting a whole school focus on improving our maths fluency. Being fluent with basic number facts (number bonds, times tables, simple addition and subtraction) means the children can free up their brains to apply these facts to the methods and problem solving tasks set in class.
With this in mind, we would love for you to get practising these skills at home. I will be posting a ‘Card Game of the Week’ to give you ideas of games you can play together at home. These should cater for needs across the school, from Reception all the way up to Year 6. This weeks game has been tried and tested in Year 2 and the children have loved it so much, they have chosen to play it during their wet play!
You can also find a video of how to play the game on the school website.
I will be running a ‘card games’ workshop for parents on Tuesday 11th June at 9am – please add this date to your diaries if you want to see some games in action!
Our Y6 dance squad performed last Saturday at The Youth dance festival. The performance was spectacular and very moving! Well done to all the children who performed for their hard work and for the hours of rehearsals that Damien and I put them through. I am so proud!
A parent sent this email and it means a lot to us that our efforts are appreciated. Thank you.
“I also wanted to write to say thank you so much for last Saturday and for taking the Y6 dancers to The Place for that wonderful performance. They had an amazing time and the whole experience will have given so much to all the children there. Please thank Damien too for all his wonderful work, they were all buzzing afterwards. Brookfield is very lucky to have such committed, inspiring and caring PE staff.”
On the back of the successful performance we have held dance work shops for the whole school which have been well attended. The session is evenly split between KS1 and KS2. These will continue on Wednesday’s during lunch time up to Easter holidays.
Y3 are currently working with Damien and are building up to an in school performance for parents and carers. This will be held in the top hall on Wednesday 3rd April. The times are as follows:
3L – 9.30am – 10.15am
3M – 11.30am – 12.15pm
A letter will be sent next week.
Our Y6 Netball team begin preparations for the London Youth Games which are being held in Redbridge on Thursday 28th March. A detailed letter will be sent next week as we will be meeting at Talacre before the start of school and will have a later finish.
I successfully completed the Half Marathon last Sunday, albeit hobbling for the last two miles! I managed to complete the distance in 2:28:06 which under the circumstances I am pretty chuffed with!
A massive thank you to everyone who sponsored me! #thepainofdiscipline
Anyone can take/ cheat you of almost any possession but hard work belongs to you and you alone.- Wise old Haseeb email@example.com
NEWS FROM THE OFFICE
This half term lunches are £72. It’s not too late to contribute towards this year’s school trips and workshops. All donations gratefully received.
Kentish Town City Farm
Saturday Club 1-3pm FREE
16th March Garden hunt
23rd March Take your place in the snail race
30th March Make leaf prints
Easter Holiday Aerial Workshops at Brookfield Top Gym 8 – 12 April, 2.30-5pm
5 afternoons of Aerial Training for beginner students aged 7-17. Trapeze or Hoop or Silks/ Rope
Students new to aerial training or have been doing aerial for less than a year are suitable for this session. This session will include games and an aerial obstacle course as well as focused time on the aerial equipment, conditioning and flexibility. The sessions start with a group warm up and games in the beginner session. We will then work on the aerial skill of choice.
Book online at https://www.aerialdays.com/kids-youth-aerial-classes
GREAT NEWS: the school plans to roll FOREST SCHOOL AND OUTDOOR LEARNING all the way up the school – ensuring that all children, not just those in Reception, can take advantage of the amazing learning environment that is our natural green spaces really near the school – including the Heath and Waterlow Park where we have an allotment.
FOR THIS TO HAPPEN we need to raise the funds.
SO: we are proposing to put this to year groups as a challenge. Can YOUR year group raise £1000 in the summer term so we can fund this brilliant opportunity for our children to get out of the classroom and experience hands-on education in nature and the great outdoors, starting in September?
COME TO AN OPEN PTA MEETING ON MONDAY, 1ST APRIL, 9AM AT SCHOOL TO SHARE IDEAS AND START PLANNING! ALL WELCOME!!!
Eliane, Lucie and Rachel, the PTA committee