Events after half term –

Monday 28th – INSET day

Tuesday 29th – Children return to school

Wednesday 30th – Reception balance bike training begins

Thursday 31st – Reception balance bike training

Friday 1st – 9am Headteacher and chair of governors coffee morning in the music room, reception balance bike training

This years 5th INSET day has been confirmed as Monday 6th July 2020

School News –

What a half term! Thank you to everyone for creating a half term full of learning experiences, friendship and fun. We wish everyone a great break next week and look forward to welcoming the children back on Tuesday 29th October. Please join Jo and Laurel on the first Friday back at 9am in the music room for coffee, to share feedback and ask questions.

TfL World Children’s Day

As both a Unicef and TfL Silver-accredited school, Brookfield has been one of the London schools invited to enter a competition for World Children’s Day! Children have been invited to design an Underground roundel or Thought of the Day, with a focus on Rights around clean air, environment, education – and living in this great city! The winning designs will be displayed across the Underground network! Children who have opted to take part have half term to complete their designs and return to Lillie on Tuesday, 28th October. The shortlisted designs will then be submitted to TfL who will announce their shortlist in due course. Good luck! 

Forest School –

This week, our Y2 children became forest school teachers when we welcomed a number of their parents and carers along to the sessions! Huge thanks to those who made it, we hope you enjoyed it as much as the children did!

We’d welcome any feedback (be it your’s or your child’s!) Fill in a feedback form here. Alternatively please send your thoughts to admin@brookfield.camden.sch.uk and they will be forwarded on to the forest school team.

Sports News –

A massive congratulations to both Y6 Netball teams! They qualified for the finals for the second year in a row; a fantastic achievement! They performed brilliantly on the day and it was great to welcome new faces to the school team. #beproud

Congratulations to this years Y5/6 football team. Our season will not start until Tuesday 12th November and all our matches will be played at Talacre Sports Centre. Letters were emailed out to the children’s parents. Aaron and I have spoken to children who were not successful, provided areas for improvement and if you would like to discuss this or any matter further, do contact one of us. 

Football fixtures can be found on thecssa.org website, football, then scroll down to fixtures, northern league Talacre.

Next half term we will teaching football. Please can you make sure your child has suitable foot wear for PE.

What is anger?… It is a punishment we give to ourselves for somebody else’s mistake! Wise old Haseeb h.khan@brookfield.camden.sch.uk

News from the office –

This half terms lunches were £79.20. Please make sure your accounts are up to date.

After School Club News –

Those of you who have not yet made a payment on your account, please do so as soon as possible as this may prevent you making bookings for next half term.

If you are yet to confirm your bookings for next half term, please email basc@brookfield.camden.sch.uk

Community Events

Camden Libraries host Rhyme and Story time sessions for under 5’s with Tyan Archer to celebrate Black History Month. Free, drop in, 30 minutes.

Monday 21st October, 11am Queens Cresent Library

Tuesday 22nd October, 11am Kilburn Library

Wednesday 23rd October, 11am Camden Town Library

Thursday 24th October, 11am Swiss Cottage Library

Kentish Town Farm Apple day is on Oct 27

For a full guide of events taking place in Camden visit lovecamden.org/blackhistorymonth

PTA news

Thanks to everyone who came to the recent meeting and pub chat – the minutes of the meeting are here. Great turnout and lots of ideas, so thank you.

Next up in the world of PTA events is the Winter Fair. Lots to do, we will be working out stalls after half term. The date is December 7th, 12-3pm.

“Bake” sales

Traditionally, each year group has done a bake sale at some point in the year, selling cakes and treats in the playground at the end of school on a Friday. They are a good way to catch up with other families and raise money for the PTA. However, in line with the school’s heathy eating policy, and to give a bit of variety, we are encouraging Reps and volunteers to look beyond cakes and biscuits, and perhaps do something different: books, plants, clothes, toys, fruit kebabs? It’s up to you and a bake sale of course still be the choice, but we’re happy to try out new ideas too.

Taking of which: here are the provisional dates that we have agreed with school:

Nov 1st: Year 5
Nov 22: Year 6
Jan 24: Year 4
Mar 20: Year 3
May 15: Year 2
Jun 5: Year 1
Jun 26: Reception / Nursery

Forest School: fundraising update

Your brilliant fundraising efforts last year and kind donations mean that we raised an extra £5,000 for forest school so far. The target of £8,000 is very close, and combined with higher-than-anticipated proceeds from last year’s Quiz, Summer Fair and the recent Barn Dance, we will be in good shape.

Forest School: stuff needed

We are on the look out for

  • Wellies / walking boots
  • Warm socks
  • and believe it or not, a sink. If anyone knows of a stainless steel sink that might be available from a building work clear out, do let us know. All donations gratefully received.

PTA events calendar:

Fri 22

Bake (or other) sale: Y6

November 22 at 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Dec 07

Winter Fair

December 7 at 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Jan 24

Bake (or other) sale: Y4

January 24, 2020 at 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Feb 06

School Auction

February 6, 2020 at 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Feb 14

Valentines Disco

February 14, 2020 at 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Mar 20

Bake (or other) sale: Y3

March 20, 2020 at 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
May 15

Bake (or other) sale: Y2

May 15, 2020 at 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
May 21

The Quiz

May 21, 2020 at 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Jun 05

Bake (or other) sale: Y1

June 5, 2020 at 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Jun 26

Bake (or other) sale: Reception/Nursery

June 26, 2020 at 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Jun 27

Summer Fair

June 27, 2020 at 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

And lastly, anything you want to suggest / talk to us about, get in touch:
brookfieldschoolpta@gmail.com

You stay classy, Brookfield. Hope you have a wonderful half term.

Newsletter – 18th October