Newsletter – 7th June

Events next week…

Monday 10th – Shakespeare  School’s Foundation in to work with Y6

Tuesday 11th – Card Games Workshop (9am) Y1 to the London Transport Museum

Wednesday 12th – 5A to the Crick Institute, 6K to the National Portrait Gallery & 6A to GoApe at Alexandra Palace

Thursday 13th – Y2 to Kew Gardens, 5L to the Crick Institute

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

Future dates:

Monday 24th June – Class photos

Thursday 27th June – International Evening 5-7pm

W/B 8th July – SEND planning meetings, dates and times to follow from Katherine


Exciting news! Brookfield has established a link with Nyababare Primary School in Eastern Rwanda, as part of our commitment to being a Unicef Rights Respecting School. We will be collaborating in some exciting projects so watch this space…

Thank you to all the parents who have shown their support following the letter from Camden heads about the challenges we are facing regarding funding. Some of you have asked for an example letter that you might like to send. An example can be found here – letter from a Camden parent

2019/2020 Classes 

We are delighted to be sharing which teacher your child(ren) will have next year. We have been able to give you this information earlier than usual as we are not appointing any new teachers which is great for stability and helps us improve year on year. We are sad to be saying goodbye to Katie and Megan and will be welcoming back Gemma from maternity leave and Olly from his one year sabbatical. You will have an opportunity to meet with your child’s new teacher at Open Afternoon on 11th July or say hello to them on the playground at the end of the day!

RKS will be taught by Carla

RS will be taught by Emily

1L will be taught by Laura

1C will be taught by Becca

2B will be taught by Olly

2L will be taught by Lillie

3L will be taught by Lauren

3M will be taught by Louise

4E will be taught by Agata

4L will be taught by Amy

5A will be taught by Gemma (4 days) & Faye (1 day)

5L will be taught by Lucy

Card Games Workshop!

On Tuesday 11th June at  9am, I will be hosting a card games workshop in the bottom hall. Card games are a great way to practice mental maths skills and build up children’s fluency. We are beginning to incorporate them more into our classroom practice and it would be wonderful for children to have the chance to play the games at home too. I will showcase games suitable for all age groups, so there will be something for everyone. There will also be a free pack of cards for each attendee!

HEALTHY EATING WEEK 10th – 14th June 2019

A nutritious diet is an important part of a healthy lifestyle and next week, as part of Healthy Eating Week, are encouraging everyone to take on some healthy eating challenges!

Challenge 1: Have a healthy breakfast. Breakfast helps get the day off to a good start by providing some of the energy and nutrients the body needs for good health. Go for wholegrain or other high fibre foods and include a drink to keep you hydrated and a portion of fruit or veg to help you towards your 5 A DAY.

Challenge 2: Have at least 5 portions of fruit and vegetables a day. Vegetables and fruit provide a range of different vitamins, minerals and phytochemicals needed for health, as well as fibre. Try to eat a wide variety of vegetables and fruit, as each type provides different amounts and combinations of nutrients.

Challenge 3: Drink plenty. The body is about 60% water which is needed for many different functions, such as regulating body temperature. In the UK, it is recommended that we have 6-8 drinks every day and water is the healthiest choice for a regular drink.

What counts towards 5 A DAY?

Fresh, frozen or canned vegetables or fruit | 80g

  • One medium sized piece of fruit such as a banana. Apple, pear, orange or nectarine
  • Two or more small fruits such as plums, satsumas, kiwi fruit or apricots
  • A large handful of berries, cherries or grapes
  • One dessert bowl of salad
  • Three heaped tablespoons of vegetables

Dried fruit: 30g

  • A 30g portion counts as one portion of 5 a day, but should be eaten at mealtimes, not as a between-meal snack, to reduce the impact on teeth.

100% vegetable/fruit juices/smoothies: 150ml

  • 150ml counts one portion even if more than 150ml is consumed. Consumption should be limited because when vegetables and fruits are juiced or blended, sugars are released which can cause damage to teeth.

Beans and pulses: 80g

  • Beans and pulses count as a maximum of one portion per day even if more than one portion is eaten. This is because they do not provide the same mixture of vitamins, minerals and other nutrients as vegetables and fruits.


You’ve all heard of Frankenstein’s monster. But have you met his grandmother?

Young Poets Network is delighted to team up with writer Bee Rowlatt from the Mary on the Green campaign, to challenge all writers aged 5-25 to find out more about Mary Wollstonecraft and respond to her life and writing through poetry.

Find out more about this exciting poetry challenge at:

Deadine: 16th June


The girls and boys year 5/6 football teams took part in a wet and rainy Coram’s Fields tournament on Friday. Both teams showed great resilience in tricky conditions. The boys missed out on the semi-finals on goal difference only; the girls made the semis but lost 1-0. Well done to all who took part.

Congratulations to Stephen (3M) who’s football team won their tournament over the bank holiday weekend, they even got a mention in the Camden New Journal!

“You build on failure. You use it as a stepping stone. Close the door on the past. You don’t try to forget the mistakes, but you don’t dwell on it.” Johnny Cash.
– wise old Haseeb 


Please make sure you’re up to date with clubs fees, for those who didn’t pay the whole term up front, this half term’s fees are now due. Payment can in cash or cheque only. Please hand an envelope into the office. Thanks

Hampstead and Highgate Angling Society – Fishing tuition

We’ve been offered a free taster session for Brookfield families. We still have a few spaces available for children in Y4-6. The venue will be the model boating pond in Millfield Lane, N6, on the west side of Hampstead Heath. Time – 4 – 6pm on Wednesday 19th June. Please email Sophie if you and your child/ren would be interested in attending.

The kit (rods, etc) and bait will be supplied, and a team of coaches (professional as well as experts) will provide tuition in how to catch fish, handle them and carefully return them to the water.

An opportunity to engage with nature, as an alternative to the inundation of digital “entertainment”. Mindfulness is the current buzzword, taking in the calmness of being by the water and the innocent joy of fishing.

Hampstead and Highgate Angling Society is a credited partner of Hampstead Heath and represented in the new Hampstead Heath diary.


This half term’s lunches are £86.40.


Hope you had a good half term. Let’s party.

*** DISCO ***

Exciting times – it’s the school DISCO this evening, from 5-7pm. Some quick things to note:

Tickets are SOLD OUT – so if you have any returns / can’t make it, please let us know. The best thing to do if you have spare tickets is to email with the numbers of each type of ticket – kids/adults. We will do our best to get tickets into the hands of those who still want them.

Please bring cash for some of the stalls.


Calling all class reps and helpers: the Summer Fair isn’t far away, so the first meeting will be on Wednesday 12th June in the music room. This meeting is open to anyone who has ideas for the Fair, as well as class reps. The Fair is Saturday 13th July so we need to get our skates on…

*** BOXES FOR PTA CUPBOARD – we want your unused storage boxes ***

We are about to start a sort-out of the PTA cupboard, and are looking for large plastic boxes and containers. If you have any spare, don’t throw them away – let us know on the usual email and let’s recycle and reuse rather than getting a batch of new ones.


We are looking for parents and carers to help with setting up a book corner in the hall for the open afternoon (Thursday 11th July) please let the office or your teacher know. It just involves moving a few books and some soft seating down from classrooms, but we need a few helping hands.

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 in the playgrounds
  • Sponsored forest fun walk on 29th June


If you want to donate directly to the PTA for Forest School please use 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