Events next week –

Tuesday 14th – Bluebell to the Tower of London

Wednesday 15th – FAB project: Junk Orchestra workshop with Y4

Thursday 16th – 9am Brookfield Busy Bee’s under 5’s session

Friday 17th – Daisy to the Tower of London, FAB project: Junk Orchestra workshop with Y2, Y4 to the Science Museum and Y6 to the Churchill War Rooms

School News –

Welcome back to school! We have had a great start to the Spring term as we all adjust back to term time routines. I wanted to write and provide an update of some staffing changes. 

This term we are welcoming:

Julia as a new Higher Level Teacher Assistant (HLTA)

Michelle as a new HLTA (Michelle used to work at Brookfield as an LSA)

Montana as a new SEND LSA

Rebecca, Nursery Nurse, returning from maternity leave

Aniqa has recently attained her NVQ level 3 and is becoming an LSA in reception

We are saying goodbye to:

Juliana, specific learning difficulties 1:1 teacher, who left at Christmas to take up a deputy SENDCo role

Stephen, maternity cover music teacher, who will be replaced by our very own Alex (more details to follow)

Ana, reception LSA, is leaving today to take up a research post in Berlin and will be replaced by Aniqa

Tamatha, SEND LSA, is leaving later this month to work at the Tavistock Centre supporting child mental health services

Sophie, administrator, is leaving at February half term to travel the world

Katherine, Assistant Head, is leaving at February half term to pursue her national SEND role, click here for a letter with further information

We wish our leavers all the best as they pursue exciting opportunities beyond Brookfield.

Sports News –

Good luck to the Y5/6 school football team, they will be representing Camden in the Inner London schools cup. This is taking place at Douglas Eyre Sports Ground, Coppermill Lane, London E17 7HE. If you can, do come along and cheer the team on! 

Staying with football; on Wednesday a few of our Y6 girls took part in friendly matches at Talacre Sports Centre. They played really well, growing in confidence and skill game by game. I am really proud of how they cooperated with each other, discussed tactics and the way they supported one another. #wellchuffed

This coming Monday, 12th Jan there is no swimming. Lessons will start on 20th Jan. Please make sure your children are sent to school with the correct kit!

We are teaching gymnastics this half term. Please make sure your child has suitable clothing.

With the new year and the so called ‘new you‘ bare in mind it’s not what you do between xmas day and new years day. It’s how we live between new years day and xmas day that makes an impact on who we are, our health and well being! Wise old Haseeb h.khan@brookfield.camden.sch.uk

News from the Office –

Community Events –

DPFC KIDS’ FILM CLUB, THURSDAY JAN 23rd 

Save the date for the next Dartmouth Park Film Club screening for kids. It’s happening on Thursday January 23rd at Brookfield School. We will screen the best animations made by children in the animation competition – info about how to enter below – and a 1961 film called ‘The Monster of Highgate Ponds’ which was filmed locally. 

Tickets always sell out so please do get in early if you’d like to come. 1 ticket per person. 

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/dartmouth-park-film-club-17327059291

Doors will open at 5pm, the event will start bang on 5:30 and will be all finished by 7:30pm. 

ANIMATION COMPETITION FOR KIDS’ FILM CLUB

As with our previous DPFC KIDS events we’re holding an animation competition for the children. We’ll show the best animations made by children on the big screen at the DPFC film club event on January 23rd. Entries for the animation competition must be under 90 seconds long, they can be on any topic, they must be made by a child, and need to be submitted by email to dpfcanimation@gmail.com by midnight on January 21st. There’s some examples of animations made by local children last year here and some tips for how to make an animation here

PTA NEWS

Welcome back and Happy New Year. Lots to tell you about. Stay with me now…

Reshuffle

As mentioned at the end of last term we have had to do a PTA committee reshuffle. Rob is now the treasurer, which leaves only Lulu as the chair. CAN YOU HELP? We need someone to step up and help Lulu in the roll of co-chair. You don’t need to have any specific experience or particular skills, so don’t be put off. Brilliantly, with Lulu in place, it means you have someone alongside who is already clued up as what to do. For a non-committal chat, see Rob or Lulu.

The Auction

Put the evening of Feb 6th in your diary now. Tickets (£15) will be on sale next week on Wednesday, both in the office and online.

We have some amazing items for you to bid on, including (and I’m not kidding):

  • TICKETS – to Wimbledon (2x centre court); to Spurs and Arsenal and Chelsea
  • WEEKENDS AWAY – in Lewes, the Brecon Beacons, and more
  • HOLIDAY to the Arctic
  • PRIVATE CLASSES for kids and adults – dance classes, swimming, tennis, and football
  • TOURS – of art galleries, law courts, and the BBC
  • … and amazing donations by our wonderful teachers – including afternoon tea, a theatre trip, arts and crafts, and the hugely popular HOMEWORK PASSES.

If you can’t make it, some of the lots will be online, and there will also be a raffle – huge prizes in that too.

So – TICKETS and online bidding on Wednesday.


Valentine’s Day disco

We need a few parents to organise this event. It’s a fun Disco following on from last year’s Y3 event which was such a success and a real hit with the kids… the PTA will be on hand to help. If there are a few of you interested in helping get this off the ground please email luluharrison17@yahoo.co.uk. It’s


Coffee mornings

Friday coffee mornings hitting a playground near you very soon: details to follow…

Currency

With the foreign coin appeal we have managed to raise so far £157 which has gone towards a ‘proper’ (ie barista standard) coffee machine for Friday coffee shop in the playground which will be run by year 3. Thank you for your donations, and do keep them coming.

Phew – that’s it. You stay classy, Brookfield.

Newsletter – 10th January

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