Newsletter – 17th May

Events next week….

Walk to School Week  – ditch the car, hop off the bus and take a stroll.

Monday 20th – Mark Oliver (illustrator) in to work with Reception

Tuesday 21st – Resilience workshops for Y6

Wednesday 22nd – Shakespeare Schools Foundation in to work with Y1

Thursday 23rd – Brookfield Quiz Night (tickets still available from the Office)

Friday 24th – Y1 Bake Sake – Last day of half term

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

Future dates:

Monday 3rd June – INSET day,

Tuesday 4th June –  Children return to school

Thursday 27th June – International Evening


Congratulations to the year 6 children who have completed tests in maths, reading, spelling, punctuation and grammar this week. They all tried so hard and we are enormously proud of them. Next week, year 2 children will be completing assessments and we wish them every success in these. On Monday, I attended an exhibition launch at Highgate Library (photos below). Our current year 5 children worked with artist Sandie Sutton to produce art inspired by the season of summer. We look forward to developing our relationship  with the library and ensuring that all children are members, regularly borrowing books and feeling like it is a place where they belong. Laurel


This week was  ‘Mental Health Awareness’ week where, as a school, we promoted the ‘5 Ways to Well-being’ as set out by the Mental Health Foundation.  Highlights of the week included: a special assembly discussing well-being, wake and shake to promote getting active, mindfulness activities and games designed to help the children connect with each other and to build support networks in school.

In addition to this, on the 6th June there will be a parent workshop on ‘Children’s Well-being’ running in the lower hall at 9am and again at 4pm which all parents and carers are invited to attend.

If you would like any more information on mental health and well-being, we have also included links  below:


Next week is Walk to School Week! As part of Brookfield’s ongoing commitment to promoting good air quality for children and the benefits of exercise, we encourage you to walk to and from school every day next week. Let’s see how many miles children and teachers can tot up in total. So far, one teacher walks a total of 16 miles every week – that’s more than the distance from Brookfield to Heathrow! Even more special is that this year is Living Streets’ ​90th anniversary – the charity behind Walk to School Week. So let’s make it special! Thank you!



Please can you make sure your child has suitable foot wear for PE.

Y3 will be swimming on Monday.

The Y5/6 football team will take part in the Coram’s Fields tournament on Friday 7th June. If you have any of the school’s sports kit hanging around at home, please hand it back in to me. We have loads missing! Thanks.

If you look at people in your circle and don’t get inspired, then you don’t have a circle, you have a cage. Have a think about who you surround your self with – wise old Haseeb 


If you haven’t already, please make sure you have paid the first half terms installment of clubs fees. Thank you.


This half terms lunches are £55.20.


Events, events, events

Thank you so much to all the great ideas coming from parents and teachers about fundraising – there’s a lot going on, so we’ll try and break it down for you.

BEFORE HALF TERM – we have the annual extravaganza that is the quiz on Thursday May 23, in the school hall.

There is is still time to get your TCKETS from the office (£10 pp) – teams of up to 8 please.

Then on Friday 24th, end half term with a bake sale to say cheerio for a week – usual place, usual drill.


We are delighted to announce the School DISCO, which will be on Friday June 7th. TICKETS will be on sale next week, from Monday 20th in the office. This is part of our Forest School Fundraising project.

Here are the details (see flier below as well):

June 7th, 5-7pm ~ tickets £2.50 for kids, £3 for adults (kids must be supervised by an adult)
DJ, food, drinks, games, activities

Forest School Fundraising

Why not get a specially commissioned portrait by Sharon White – she has kindly offered to donate 20% of the price of the first 10 portraits to the Forest School Fund – see more details in the flier below

  • Friday ice creams is already a hit – they are sold in the playgrounds
  • The cheese and wine evening on 26th June
  • Sponsored forest fun walk on 29th June

We have lots of other great ideas so do keep in touch.

Do feel free to donate directly via this PayPal link – several parents and carers have done so already, and your donations are hugely appreciated.

Other dates for your diary

  • 27th June – International Evening, 27th June – a great celebration of the school’s diversity
  • 11th July – Reception/nursery bake sale
  • 13th July – Summer fair – more to follow soon.

Click on a flier to see more…