Newsletter – 27th September

Events next week –

Monday 30th – Rosh Hashanah, FAB launch assembly

Tuesday 1st – Rosh Hashanah

Thursday 3rd – Brookfield Busy Bee’s Under 5’s drop in session (9.15am, bottom hall)

Friday 4th – Y4 PAC Maths (9am)

School News

Autumn SEND meetings

Following feedback at the open afternoon, we have decided to move SEND meetings for the Autumn term to late October. Katherine and Laura will write to parents with meeting dates and times.


I had the pleasure of visiting a year 2 woodwork workshop at Highgate Newtown Community Centre this week. The children were motivated, engaged and challenged by the activity of making an animal with moving parts. Rosa told me “It’s really fun, it’s awesome!”. Sebastian commented “I’m happy and excited. I can’t wait to see what we’re making next.” Juno enthused “I love doing woodwork!”. Thank you to Ricky and his assistant who are teaching the children, ably supported by our year 2 LSA Norah. I feel very grateful to be developing this partnership with Highgate Newtown Community Centre and the grant applications that Andrew Sanilitro has made to make this ambitious idea a reality. Thank you also to Emily, Lauren and Faye for planning and organising the provision. If any year 2 parents would like to support this work by walking the children to and from the workshop or staying for a session, please get in touch with Faye (

We look forward to year 1 benefiting from this opportunity after half term! 

Gate opening and closing

We welcome our early years and infant children through the infant gate at 8.45am, with doors to the school opened at 8.50am. The junior gates and door are opened at 8.50am. All gates are then closed at 9am, latecomers and remaining parents are then invited to arrive and leave through the office entrance. At the end of the day, gates are opened at 3.30pm and closed at 3.45pm. If there are any PTA events on any day of the week, gates will stay open until 4pm. We endeavour to keep children safe by having an adult on each gate and grow the Brookfield community by enabling children and parents/carers to meet in the playgrounds after school.

School Strikes for Climate

The picture below shows Brookfield children proudly demonstrating at the Climate Strike. Thank you to all the children and families who have shared their experience. As a school community we are passionate about raising awareness about the issues of climate change and will mark future protests with special assemblies and in class activities. Following advice from Camden, requests for leave to attend the strikes will no longer be authorised.

After School Club News

Please ensure you inform the office if your child is not going to be attending on a particular day so that we can remove them from the register.

We are now accepting payment via childcare vouchers. Payment can be made with cash in the office or via your child’s scopay account. To set this up, you will need a unique link code for your child. Please ask the office for help with this.

Sports News

We came third overall in today’s Camden Sports Association cross country competition!

Thank you to all the children involved for giving their all! Thanks to parents and carers for their help and support! Special thanks to Jack Collins (Heavyn, Roman and Deacons Dad) for donating 90 bottles of water and for putting on the extra training sessions!

News from the Office

This half term’s lunches at £79.20. Please remember to name and label all children’s clothes and we will make an effort to reunite lost items with their owners.

Community Events

Dartmouth Park Film Club – event on Tuesday 1st October 

The DPFC screens films connected to Dartmouth Park- often made by a filmmaker who lives locally. Our next event, this coming Tuesday, features lots of Brookfield parents including award winning documentary filmmakers Paddy Wivell and Marc Silver. 

-> Tuesday Oct 1st

-> 7pm for drinks & chit chat

-> 7:30pm – the event starts

-> Highgate Library Cultural Centre, Croftdown Rd, Highgate, London NW5 1HB

-> There are no tickets: it’s first in, first served. We ask people to make a donation at the end, to cover costs. 

Barn Dance

Tonight’s Barn Dance is sold out. Anyone who has a ticket they can’t use, please email and we will try to match up tickets to anyone waiting. (Please be patient – Rob is working as hard as he can on that.)

Don’t forget: bring your email ticket, your outfit, your Chilli, and your dancing shoes!

There will be a bar, BBQ and food as well as merchandise. We will be taking card payments in two places (probably the bar and the bank) as well as cash. The entrance is the infants’ gate on Croftdown Road. Fingers crossed for the weather!

PTA Dates

As promised, here is a provisional list of dates for the year. This will get firmed up. Put in your diary now. Or later. Up to you.

Winter Fair: 7th December
Valentines Disco: 14th February (2020)
Quiz: 21st May
Summer Fair: Either the 4th or 11th July.

Bake sales and possible auction to come…

You stay classy, Brookfield.