Newsletter – 8th November

Events next week –

Wednesday 13th – School tour for prospective parents (9am – bookable online) Y5 FAB workshop – Junk Orchestra

Thursday 14th – Brookfield Busy Bee’s Under 5’s drop in (9.15am)

Friday 15th – Y6 FAB workshop – Junk Orchestra, PC Tracy visiting

More dates –

Tuesday 19th November – Parent Vocabulary training (9-9.45am)

Wednesday 27th November – coffee morning with Terry Haslam, Camden Community Safety Officer

School News

Our Y6 children enjoyed their week at Sayers Croft, thanks to all the staff who supported them during the week. Y1 children have made a great start to their Forest School and woodwork sessions and are looking forward to their weekly sessions until Christmas. Next week is assessment week for children in year 1 – 5 where the children will be showing us their knowledge and understanding in reading and maths papers. These assessments will be thoughtfully presented with children trying their best with an adult, in a small group or in class.

Steve McQueen – Year 3 project

Exciting news! The Year 3 Project at Tate Britain opens tomorrow, 12th November​. Curated by Oscar- and Turner Prize-winning Steve McQueen, the Year 3 Project seeks to unveil a snapshot of Year 3 life across London, a school year that he deems to be the most pivotal of a child’s life. Last year, 3L and 3M were fortunate enough to have their portraits taken and will be among the 2000 schools exhibited. It’s free to attend and runs until May 2020. See if you can spot us! 

Sports News –

There has been a little confusion regarding football; on Monday the school have a girls only football club held at school until 4.30pm. On Tuesday the school football team have matches at Talacre Sports Centre. The school team have three matches tomorrow; 4pm, 4.40pm and 5.20pm. 

We are currently teaching football to every year group. Please make sure your child has appropriate foot wear. Children should not be wearing jewelry to school. It is not the schools responsibility and none should be worn during school other then stud earrings or for religious reasons (school should be notified).

To be successful you must have belief, be obsessed and a plan!

Wise old

After School Club News –

Reminder – when collecting your child from after school club, please remember to close the gate behind you to keep the site secure.

News from the Office –

This half terms lunches are £94.20.

Unnamed lost property item of the week –

We are making a real effort to reunite children with their named clothing and maintain the lost property to a usable level. You can help by making sure all your children’s clothing is clearly named. We will aim to display an un-named item of clothing each week in this newsletter and give you notice of when the lost property is being cleared.

Christmas Cards

You should have had your child’s Christmas card art work returned. Please note that the deadline for orders is this Thursday 14th November. Instructions on how to order can be found on the sticker on the back of the art work.


Artist Ritu Sood (and Brookfield Mama) has created a limited edition art calendar from a body of painterly photographs created over the past year, entitled ‘Synergies’. She is offering 50 calendars at £20 each to the Brookfield Community to purchase and a percentage will go to Brookfield School. Calendars  can be pre-ordered by emailing and collected at her stall at the Winter Fair. Get your order in before they sell out!

PTA News

Thanks to everyone who helped with the Y5 playground sale after school – the hot chocolate and cookies were welcome in the cold. And thanks to everyone who came and spent money, of course.

Don’t forget to order your tea towels by the end of next week. The order page is now live – payments through PayPal.

!! WINTER FAIR KLAXON !! Volunteers needed to run the raffle. Can you negotiate brilliant prizes out of local businesses? We have a job for you! The fab pair who have been organising the Winter Fair raffle for ages can’t do it this year – but they are very happy to help someone else and hand over all their insider secrets! The job involves collecting raffle prizes and organising the selling of tickets. Thank you SO much! Please contact Leanne Rivers or the PTA.

Thanks to all those who came to the Rugby World Cup final on Saturday. It was a great atmosphere and we raised £38 selling coffee and croissants for the PTA.


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 

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


  • 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:

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.


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