Events next week….
Monday 29th – FAB: Mark Oliver in to work with Reception, clubs start
Thursday 2nd – PTA AGM AT 6.45pm
Friday 3rd – 5L to Paris, Shakespeare Schools Foundation working with Y5, Mark Oliver in to work with Nursery.
It has been great to see the children this week, all looking a few cm taller and having enjoyed the Easter sunshine. A very warm welcome to Jack and his family who joined 5A. Congratulations to the children who represented Brookfield at the swimming gala today, Haseeb told me they were tremendously supportive of each other. Further details to follow in next week’s newsletter.
Brookfield is trialing a subscription to DoodleMaths. It is a computer program which can be accessed through an app on a tablet or mobile, or through the browser on computer. The aim of the app is to help children improve their maths fluency, through targeted questioning and games. It assesses the child’s progress daily and makes adjustments to ensure that the questions are truly targeted to their needs.
The school currently has funded 50 memberships and teachers have carefully selected the children who they think would benefit from using this app. Well done to all the children to are accessing it daily – you have made amazing progress! We appreciate feedback from parents and carers as we consider whether to continue with this intervention.
Although for now the school only has 50 memberships, if you would like to get your child a paid subscription for the app, then you can join the school’s network. If you would like any additional information, please ask Lucy (Year 2 teacher).
CARD GAME OF THE WEEK
SPARE CLOTHES & PHONES FOR RECEPTION
Do you have any spare clothes you could donate to school? Reception are particularly looking for bottom halves i.e trousers, leggings, tights, pants, socks etc. Age 4-5 years. Anything you have going spare would be very gratefully received.
The EYFS would also like any spare phone’s you might have, be it landline or mobile. They don’t have to work! As many as possible would be great. Thank you.
NEWS FROM THE OFFICE
This half terms lunches are £55.20.
Congratulations to our very own Mary Brown, Y4 LSA, who has been successful in having two short stories selected for inclusion in Fish Anthology 2019. Her story Owl Eyes won second prize and her other was given an honorary mention. The anthology will be launched as part of the West Cork Literary Festival in July. We are very proud of Mary’s achievement and it is great to have a published author on our staff as an inspiration to our children.
PAULA IS RUNNING THE LONDON MARATHON!
Please help Paula continue the vital work MS TRUST provides to people suffering with MS and the support they offer families and friends by visiting her link below. She encourages supporters this Sunday 28th April to join in the fantastic atmosphere cheering on thousands of people. https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/paula-harvey5
The London Plant Heritage Plant Fair is fast approaching.
SATURDAY 4TH MAY AT ST MICHAEL’S C OF E PRIMARY SCHOOL.
North Hill, Highgate N6 4BG – 10am – 3.30pm. Entry £2.50.
Junior Art School
Does your child have a passion for art? Do they want to learn artist’s techniques in a range of materials? Ritu has 2 places for classes this summer term for years 3/4 children. Term time Mondays 3.30-6pm, Highgate Cultural Centre, Croftdown Road, £20. Email her on email@example.com if interested.
Ritu is a painter with over 20 years of art education experience across all ages and completed a Masters at the Slade School of Art.
*** FOREST SCHOOL FUNDRAISING ***
Don’t forget to bring in your child’s decorated leaf to put on our beautiful fundraising ‘tree thermometer’ in the school hall.
CALLING ALL CLASS REPS: please email me on firstname.lastname@example.org to let me know the progress of your event! We need to get these in the calendar this term so we can raise the £8000 we need for forest school by the end of the school year.
You can also donate via the website or here: https://bit.ly/2OR3qnQ
LOOK OUT FOR FRIDAY ICE CREAMS WHICH WILL BE SOLD IN THE PLAYGROUNDS FROM NEXT WEEK TO RAISE FOREST SCHOOL FUNDS!!!
*** PTA AGM ***
This will be on Thursday, 2nd May, 6.45-8pm. Open to EVERYONE and an opportunity to discuss forest school fundraising events!
*** BROOKFIELD QUIZ NIGHT ***
Thursday May 23rd in the school hall!!!
DETAILS DETAILS DETAILS:
Time: Doors 7:15pm, Quiz starts 8pm
Teams: Maximum 8 people per team
Tickets: £10 per person from the school office
Includes: Dinner (curry), quiz and entertainment. Wine/beer/soft drinks at the bar (cash only).
*** JOB ADVERT ***
We are looking for a new treasurer to replace Rachel who will be stepping down at the end of the summer term. The PTA needs a treasurer to continue its activities so please consider volunteering and let us know if you’d like to chat about the role.
Eliane, Lucie and Rachel, the PTA committee