Newsletter – 19th July

Events next week –

Monday 22nd – Y6 to Parliament Hill Lido

Tuesday 23rd – 10am Y6 leavers’ assembly, all Y6 parents and carers welcome, last day of term (school closes at 1.45pm)

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

Future dates:

Wednesday 4th September – Y1-6 children return to school, EYFS home visits

Monday 23rd September – Y4 swimming starts

Monday 28th September – ‘Meet the Parents’ transition to secondary school meeting

4th – 8th November – Y6 at Sayers Croft

School News

As we come to the end of the school year, thank you to the children, staff, parents and carers who have contributed to our learning community. We wish all out families a safe and joyful summer break.

Congratulations to Julia who is expecting her second baby in December. We wish her well as her pregnancy continues and she intends to start maternity leave in November.

Forest School

Thank you for supporting the various PTA events fundraising for Forest School this year. We have been successful in appointing Paula and Pete who will be our Forest School teachers every afternoon. Year 2 will be going for six weeks starting from 9th September – watch out for a letter with more information in the Autumn term.

Summer activity

This summer, why not explore our local area and find your favourite tree! You could draw a picture, design a map or write instructions on how to find it. Your class may even be able to visit the tree next year and observe how it changes through the seasons. We hope this will encourage families to get out and about in the local area over the summer and also get children to really value their local environment by feeling some sense of ownership and connection to local trees.

In preparation for the start of next term, your new teacher would like to set their class a challenge: to have a fun/interesting photo taken of themself whilst enjoying a good book. The photo could be taken while on the beach, in the park or relaxing at home- the choice is yours!  These photographs will be used to create an inviting new book corner in your new classroom. More information here

SEND Parent/Carer Forums

Many thanks to the parents who attended the exploratory meeting this morning. We have agreed that we would like to move ahead with a forum next year for parents and carers of children with SEND. We will hold two meetings in September to share our initial plans for the forum on Wednesday 18th September: one meeting will be held at 9.05am and a second meeting at 5pm. If you are interested in finding out more, please plan to attend one of the two sessions; we would love to hear your ideas and share initial plans with you.

Last week Lucy and Laura shared a maths research project at Swiss cottage. It was great opportunity for them to showcase quality first teaching strategies to students and newly qualified teachers. 

On Wednesday, Year One went to Hampstead Heath to celebrate their amazing year. Thank you all for working so hard. Have a great Summer! Laura and Carla

Giant Book Corner – FAB books

Thank you to everyone who came to the Giant Book Corner even on Wednesday to celebrate this year’s FAB project! We hope you agree it has been a grand success! 

Thank you to those who have already submitted or order to the office for their own copy of the FAB books, please continue to do so if you haven’t yet – deadline is Monday! If you need the form, download it here.

However, there seems to have been some confusion about the books! The books that were on display at the book corner event were the school copies of the books, not copies to be taken home. If you have paid for/given in an order form for your own copy of the books, you will receive your book in the autumn term after we order new copies. If you accidentally took home one of the FAB books, that were meant as school copies, (we are missing around 20!), PLEASE could you return them to the office ASAP so that they can be handed out to the classes to which they belong! 

Doodle Maths

With the summer holidays just around the corner, I would like to remind those who have ‘DoodleMaths’ access to make sure they keep earning those stars over the holidays! It is great to see many of you have been using the app over the last few weeks. For anyone who has not been allocated a school log in, you can still join in with practicing your maths fluency by visiting the website ‘’ and signing up with your own subscription. ​

A place to stay

A well established and dedicated member of our support staff is looking for accommodation, near the school, from September. If you know anyone locally or have room in your home please email

Clubs News  

Don’t forget to hand your after school club form into the office before we break up. You will be able to make payment online at the start of next term.

News from the office

This half term’s lunches are £86.40. Please make sure all of your accounts are up to date. Please also ensure you have paid for school trips for this year unless your child is eligible for Pupil Premium.

Community Events

Click here for a link to a selection of science activity ideas for the summer!

Highgate Newtown Gymnastics Club – Summer Gym Club

Final places for our Summer Club are still available – 9-4 pm at Brookfield School Wednesday 24th July, Thursday 25th July, Friday 26th July

Monday 29th July, Tuesday 30th July, Wednesday 31st July, Thursday 1st August, Friday 2nd August.Gymnastics, Freestyle/Parkour, Multi-sports, Arts & Crafts, Games, Outdoor Trips.

Email us at: for more details

Summer activities for children and young people

School’s almost out – and there’s lots of activities on offer for children, young people and families over the summer holidays.

Youth, play and leisure centres across Camden are running packed programmes – and to help young people and their families to find out what’s on we’ve produced a handy guide to summer activities for young people (see attached), as well as the Council’s main Summer Programme.

The Council has also launched a new website for children and young people, called Camden Rise, where local activities, opportunities and support is all brought together in one place in a way that is much easier for young people to find what they’re looking for.

And don’t forget this year’s Camden Summer University, which begins on 25 July. Places are still available on some courses so avoid disappointment and book your free places now.

Don’t forget – the Star is hosting Hot Summer night on Saturday – Please buy tickets in advance to avoid disappointment. All proceeds to Brookfield school, no kids!


Thank you so much to everyone who helped, volunteered and came to the Summer Fair on Saturday – it was a big success.

A special thank you to Haseeb for running the ball games on his day off. And also to the Year 5 children for their amazing entrepreneurial stall of slime – it was a massive hit.

The total at the moment is close to £4,800, which would be a great amount. However, we are still waiting on any last expenses – please do see Lulu or Rob, or email


The last Friday of ice creams is upon us (today, Friday 19th), so come and get a lolly or cone. We will also be selling some plants and toys in the junior playground – all profits to go towards Forest School fundraising.


Talking of which, our total is now well over £4,000 of our target – we will push on into next term.


Talking of which, any new reps please let me or Lulu know – we are going to send out a guide to being a Rep (it’s not tricky and there’s lots of assistance); and also send out a longer programme of events for the academic year. We already have a new clutch for year 2 and year 4 – thanks you lot.

Thank you so much to everyone for an amazing 2018-19 year – to Lucie and Eliane, all the staff and other PTA members – that’s you. Have a great summer.