Events next week –

Monday 18th – 4 Bramble to Kenwood House, road safety assembly

Tuesday 19th – Parent Vocabulary training session with Jaqui Rose (9am), Reception visit to Kentish Town Fire Station

Wednesday 20th – 4 Ivy to Kenwood House, Flu immunisations, Y5 FAB project – Junk Orchestra

Thursday 21st – Flu immunisations

Friday 22nd – Y6 FAB project – Junk Orchestra

School News –

Congratulations to Emily and John on the wonderful news of their engagement! On Wednesday, Stephanie and I had the pleasure of showing 29 prospective parents around the school. The parents enjoyed tea and coffee with some current parents and a governor. After a short presentation the parents saw: FAB in action with Y5 engaging with their STEAM music workshop, active learning in the early years classes, year 1 demonstrating their integrated learning stations while Y2 were practising maths fluency with a card game. We tried to avoid disturbing children in years 3 and 4 completing assessments before exploring Greek definitions in Y5 and then seeing exemplary literacy and maths lessons in the year 6 classes. It was a privilege to take the parents on the tour and we received lots of positive feedback as parents said their goodbyes and asked Carole for expert admissions advice. Here is a picture of our year 5 children collaborating and constructing with the new ‘free parts’ we have available each lunchtime.

Climate crisis

On Friday 29th November the next global climate strike is taking place. On this day we will be wearing green, having a special assembly and discussions in class. I would encourage all children to come to school on this day as leave for striking cannot be authorised. Thanks to Ed Miliband’s suggestion we now have ‘meat free Mondays’ for our school dinners. Chloe, in year 6, has encouraged the school to think about waste free Wednesdays. So, we have invited Jemima and Claire from Fair well to park near school on Wednesdays and sell zero waste products for us to buy in jars and tupperwarre from home. Here is a list of what they have on offer:  https://www.fair-well.co.uk/about

Sports News –

Year 5&6 Football: On Tuesday, the Brookfield football teams travelled to Talacre to play their opening games of the season. Both teams did incredibly well, not losing a single game as the girls, drew 1 game and won the other 2, whilst the boys won their first game and drew the remaining 2. The next fixtures will take place on the 26th November.

Self awareness: Year 6 had a very special lesson this Wednesday, Gabriel, Brookfield parent and Karate instructor, came in to teach them about Self awareness, these lessons will continue every Wednesday up until Christmas! Gabriel also has his own Dojo which is called ‘Dojo Van Rel’, located right next to the school. 

For more information please contact Gabriel at http://www.dojovanrel.com , info@dojovanrel.com  

Office News –

This half terms lunches are £91.20

If you are using After School club, please ensure you check your accounts and make sure you are making regular payments as we are now having to chase payments. Outstanding balances will need to be cleared by Christmas in order to make bookings for next term.

PTA News

PAST: The Year 5 hot chocolate and cookies playground sale last week made a fantastic £195. Great work team!

PRESENT: There’s still time to get your tea towels (the children’s self-portrait ones). The deadline has just been extended to Wednesday, so do put in your order here.

FUTURE part 1:

The Y6 after school sale is next week – Friday November 22nd – stay tuned. (You can see all PTA events here)

FUTURE part 2:

(The) Winter (Fair) is coming – Reps should know their stall allocations but if not email the PTA or Leanne.

A message from Leanne: Grandparents and Governors tea and cake

Please tell the grandparents!

Dear Brookfield Grandparents

You are warmly invited to join the school governors in serving cake and free drinks to all at the Winter Fair, Saturday 7th December, 12-3pm.

Please write to Leanne_rivers@yahoo.co.uk or tell the office if you would like to join in.

FUTURE part 3:

THE BROOKFIELD SCHOOL AUCTION IS BACK!!

We did our first school Auction back in February 2018, when we raised over £25,000 – a fantastic night with music, food, drink and much fun had by all. Back then we said we’d do it again in 2 years and so Thursday 6th February 2020 it is!

Crucial to the success of the auction were items donated by parents. Last time these included holiday cottages for a weekend; tours of places of work; music, chess, football coaching; designer household goods and clothing/vouchers for shops and restaurants – and many, many more things. 

If you have anything that you think might be suitable then please e-mail karineparde@gmail.com 

Full details to follow but for now, please put the date in your diary

ALSO and IMPORTANTLY, we need

  • Musicians/artists to do a short set on the night;
  • Volunteers to help with preparations, getting people to donate, and on the night with the event itself.

If you would like to get involved or have any questions then please e-mail: sebastian.gardiner@yahoo.co.uk

Without the support of parents and local businesses the auction wouldn’t be possible so please do all you can!

Thanks for your help and hope to see you on the 6th Feb.

Seb


That’s it for this week. You stay classy, Brookfield.

Newsletter – 15th November