Newsletter – 5th April

Dates next term….

Tuesday 23rd April – summer term starts at 8.50am, 3.45pm meeting for Y5 parents about the Paris trip

Wednesday 24th April – 9am meeting for Y5 parents about the Paris trip

Friday 26th April – CSSA KS2 Swimming Gala

Thursday 2nd May – 6.45pm PTA AGM

Friday 3rd May – 5L to Paris

Thursday 9th May – 5A to Paris

Tuesday 7th May – 9am phonics workshop for EYFS, KS1 and any interested KS2 parents

Monday 13th May – KS2 SATs Monday – Thursday

Monday 20th May – KS1 SATs

Thursday 23rd May – Instrumental assembly, PTA quiz night

Friday 24th May– RE day

Thursday 27th June – International Evening

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


As we come to the end of a wonderful Spring term, it is timely to reflect on our children’s achievements and the memories they have created. We look forward to new experiences in the Summer term and building on the progress the children are making. At the end of this term, we enjoyed Rock Steady and instrumental assemblies, 5L participated in a Shakespeare School Foundation workshop with a focus on justice, Y3 children had their photos taken for the Tate project and shared their dance work with parents and carers while Y1 further explored their FAB illustration work. We wish all our families a wonderful Easter break and we look forward to seeing you all on Tuesday 23rd April from 8.50am.

Calling Brookfield Alumnus!

The PTA of Brookfield would like to get in touch with lots of former Brookfield pupils to build up a list of alumni, keep you in touch with school news and events and invite you to a summer party at the school. We are keen to form a community of alumni around the school to keep people in touch with each other and the school, and to help with fundraising too. Please email if you would like to be added to the newsletter mailing list – newsletters will probably only be sent once a term, so don’t worry about receiving endless messages!

Hope to hear from you soon and thank you for your support,

The Brookfield PTA




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.



As a partner school for The Place, we were fortunate to have an  in school performance from the London School of Contemporary Dance. We were able to watch and be inspired. We do our very best to nurture and enrich creative, critical and complex thinking. Do ask what your child interpreted from the performances.

Those in the swimming gala team, please try and practice over the holidays. The competition is the week we return to school, Friday 26th April.


I am aware that there are concerns regarding the dance festival and Paris trip. Circumstances out of our hands moved the Paris trip to the day after. You will collect your child from The Place by 8pm latest. You all live close by and children will be home and tucked in bed by 9pm as long as you go home immediately after the festival. It gives the children a minimum of 8 hours sleep. If you have concerns then do communicate them with me. The children have been working very hard creating and rehearsing the choreography from the performance and they will deliver an amazing performance!

From Friday 3rd May Nursery will have PE lessons. A letter will be sent when we return to school with further info. We are really excited to be teaching them!

The week we return there will be no sports clubs before or after school.

​When it rains look for rainbows. When it’s dark look for stars. There is always hope in every situation! – Wise old Haseeb


This half term’s lunches were £72. Please ensure all of your accounts are up to date. Many thanks.

Milo (6K) completed Swimathon 2019 on Saturday 30 March. He took part on his own and swam 1.5km (60 lengths) in 58.27 min. He has raised to date £360 for Cancer Research UK, Marie Curie & The Swimathon Foundation, after signing up for Swimathon, on his own initiative, just two days before. He’d like to thank the 23 people who generously donated and everyone who gave him support. Well done Milo!



Hansel and Gretel, specially produced for childred aged 5-11. An actor narrates an abridged version of a classical tale, punctuated by live performances of classical music by professional musicians, specially curated to match the plot. Upcoming performance on Sunday April 7th at 3pm in Highgate United Reformed Church.

More details at


Join us for a fun-packed Easter holiday week 8th-12th April. At Brookfield Primary School (Top Gym) from 9-2pm, ages 4-13 years. Email for more details

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

£170 for the week (includes an Aerial Days tshirt) or  £40 per day (email for availability)

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

Easter Holiday Activities for under 5s in the Gospel Oak and Kentish Town area.

Arts, crafts and storytelling.

Story sacks…We’re Going on A Bear Hunt

Queens Crescent Library Monday 8th April 1.30-3.00pm

Kentish Town Library Monday 15th April 1.30-.300pm

Spring/Easter Holiday- Creative Workshops

Creative, fun family workshops for parents or carers to enjoy with their children aged 3-11 years.

Tuesday 16th April  2:00 – 4:00pm- Queens Crescent Library,

Free Play sessions

One O’clock Club on Hampstead Heath.

Sessions from 1.00-3.45pm Monday to Friday for under-fives.

The Peggy Jay Centre, Parliament Hill NW5 1QR.

 Visit the City Farm and meet the animals.

Kentish Town City Farm.- Open every day from 9.00-5.00pm

Junior Art School

Does your child have a passion for art? Do they want to learn artist’s techniques in a range of materials? I have 3 places for classes this summer term for years 3/4 children. Term time Mondays 3.30-6pm, Highgate Cultural Centre, Croftdown Road, £20. Email me on if interested

I am a painter with over 20 years of art education experience across all ages and completed a Masters at the Slade School of Art.


So many brilliant ideas have emerged from classes and class reps for raising money for forest school and outdoor learning. Each year group has a target of £1000 and so far lots of really fun and community-building events have been planned for the Summer term.

Your child can decorate a leaf to put on our beautiful fundraising ‘tree thermometer’ in the school hall. This will show the money we have raised event by event.

If you’d like to donate directly, you can do so via the school website or on the link below:

And do email us at the address below or chat in the playground if you have any questions.

*** PTA AGM ***

This will be on Thursday, 2nd May, 6.45-8pm. Open to all and another opportunity to talk about forest school fundraising. We will provide some toys to keep the little ones entertained!


AND ANOTHER DATE FOR YOUR DIARY: THE AWESOME SCHOOL QUIZ!!!! Thursday 23rd May in the school hall.

Eliane, Lucie and Rachel, the PTA committee