Events next week –

Tuesday 10th – Reception to St Mary’s Brookfield Church

Wednesday 11th – School Christmas Lunch, Christmas Market in the playground after school

Thursday 12th – General Election, Y2 to London Zoo

Friday 13th – Y6 to Highgate Chapel for the Christmas Experience

School News

It has been a pleasure to meet with class teachers and LSAs this week to reflect on the brilliant progress the children have made this term. We have also been planning support for the Spring term. We continue to focus on children’s progress in reading, encouraging daily home reading and any new reading volunteers if you have some time to spare? We look forward to seeing you at the Winter Fair tomorrow and thanks to all the parents who are putting such effort into preparing a wonderful community event.

CALLING ALL READERS AND WRITERS!

We are excited to be celebrating World Book Day on Thursday 5th March. It’s always so powerful for the children to meet with inspiring readers and writers that day, to bring to life the importance and love of all things BOOKS! If you or anyone you know may be interested in sharing their passion and expertise with the children, in any way, do please get in touch with Gemma (Literacy Leader) at your nearest convenience. Many thanks! g.williams@brookfield.camden.sch.uk

Reading Volunteers needed!

We are always looking for volunteers who can come in and support the children with their reading. If this sounds like something you would be interested in, please email Laura (l.smale@brookfield.camden.sch.uk

Y3 Trip to the RAF

On Tuesday, Year 3 ventured out to the RAF Museum to explore the wonderful history of flight and learnt about how forces interact to get planes into the sky. We compared the Wright brothers’ plane to the supersonic F22 and everything in between, including the iconic Spitfire and early Red Arrows jets! 

Packed Lunches and After School Club Snacks

Thank you to everyone who attended the packed lunch workshop this week – we hope you found it useful. Following on from both this and the recent launch of our Whole School Food Policy, we would like to take the opportunity to remind parents and carers about foods which should not be included in packed lunches or provided as snacks for children attending After School Club and to suggest some healthier alternatives.

Not permitted: A healthier alternative:
Nuts (due to severe allergies) Seeds
Crisps or other snacks that are high in salt   Bread sticks, rice cakes, corn cakes, crackers, vegetables
Biscuits and cakes* which contain chocolate or icing or other confectionary type fillings, sweets, chewing gum, chocolate spread A small box of raisins, dried fruit, tinned fruit (in natural juice not syrup), fresh fruit, fruit smoothies**
Fruit juice, squash, fruit flavoured water, fizzy drinks, energy drinks, sweetened milkshakes Water, milk,

*We do allow a plain or fruit based biscuit or portion of cake, but due to their high sugar content recommend including these no more than twice a week.

**Smoothies are counted as a dessert, not a drink. They do count towards one of your ‘5 a day’ but due to their high sugar content, it is recommended to consume no more that 150ml in one day.

This new guidance will help to ensure that all food eaten on the school premises meets the National School Food Standards and that there is consistency between packed lunches and school meals. From Monday, any food or drink items which are not permitted will be removed and given to the office where they can be collected after school or the following day.

As always, we appreciate your co-operation and support in helping to make Brookfield a Healthy School.

Y6 Plastic Free Week Fundrasier

This week we have had a plastic free week. Sadly we have had no donations yet and we need you to donate as we will give it all to charity. Please if you have any money to spare please give it to us, we will be standing with a sponsorship form in the playground after school

Thank you and please donate.

Sports News-

Tuesday 10th December the Y5/6 football team have three matches. Good results will put us near the top of the table which would be a fantastic way to head into the festive break!

On Wednesday 11th December, we have another Y5/6 boys football team participating in friendly matches also held at Talacre after school. We do need an adult to help with the journey there.

THANK YOU to all of you who were kind enough to wish/ gift me on my birthday! It’s always nice to feel special.

Remember, do you want to merely exist or live? … wise old Haseeb, 

News from the Office –

This half term’s lunches are £91.20. Please make sure all of your accounts are up to date by the end of term.

Artist Ritu Sood (and Brookfield Mama) has created a beautiful limited edition art calendar from her paintings entitled ‘Synergies’. She is offering 50 calendars at £20 each to the Brookfield Community to purchase and a percentage will go to Brookfield School. They are perfect for your home or as gifts, get your order in before they sell out!

Calendars can be collected from the school office, cash payment only. Contact Ritu on ritusoodart@yahoo.com / 07949 545 373 / @ritusoodart if you have any queries.

Community Events –

PTA NEWS

There’s only one show in town… it’s the WINTER FAIR TOMORROW – Saturday 12-3pm

What can I do to help?

  • Volunteer on your year’s stall. Please contact your class rep
  • Help with set up – after school today and from 9.30pm Saturday. Meet in infant playground
  • Bake cakes and biscuits and bring on the day
  • Bring pre-loved toys and books donations (No baby or toddler stuff. No bric a brac. Nothing broken. Please).
  • Bring handcrafted gifts, jams etc for the Winter Market – think eco. Email tabithadoyle@hotmail.com
  • Bring raffle prize donations. Email lisadavies63@hotmail.com
  • Bring your gingerbread creations to the fair for judging around 2.30pm

Setting up and clearing away – please help!

  • Set up Friday afternoon straight after school to carry tables to playground and then from 4.30 in the hall
  • Set up Saturday morning from 9.30am
  • Clear away from 3pm until it’s done

Green is the New White – Brookfield is going eco!

  • Be prepared to think about where your rubbish is going. We will be composting and recycling.
  • The success of the fair will be measured by how much fun we had (obvs) and how much money we raised, but also how few black bin bags we sent off to landfill.
  • Bring a reusable cup, bowl, fork. There will be compostable available, but reusable is even better!

What’s on:

Fun stuff: Santa’s Grotto, Winter Market, Food, Bar, Games, Music stage

Free stuff: the fair is free entry, with free games and free tea/coffee/squash for everyone.

However, it’s still a fundraiser. Bring coins, notes and even cards! (only 2 card machines, so still bring lots of coins)

Come to buy gifts, stocking fillers, make decorations, eat cake! And lots more.

Any questions or comments or offers of help, email Leanne_rivers@yahoo.co.uk

THANK YOU AND SEE YOU THERE!

Newsletter – 6th December