Newsletter – 24th January

Events next week –

Monday 27th – Poppy to the CLC, 9 Czech teachers visiting Brookfield

Tuesday 28th – Dandelion to the CLC

Wednesday 29th – Ash to the CLC, Y2 to the Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe at the Bridge Theatre

Thursday 30th – Open Afternoon (school closes at 1.45pm)

Future dates –

Friday 7th February – Coffee morning with the Head and Chair of Governors to share the latest version of the new vision and values

*Please note that the May Day Bank Holiday has changed and is now on Friday 8th May*

School News –

Today, we made a major change to the way that children enter and leave school to improve safety. Thank you to children, parents and staff for supporting this. Please speak to staff or email if you have any recommendations. Thank you to the parents who attended the Birkbeck University coffee morning and found out about the scholarships available to Camden residents – more to follow. Here is a picture of the Film Night held at Brookfield yesterday evening – a wonderful community event. Many thanks to Lizzie and her team of volunteers who kept us entertained, well fed and watered!

SEND Planning Meetings

Following on from Katherine’s letter, she is keen to meet with all KS1 and KS2 parent and carers of children with SEND this half term. Sophie in Reception has a list of her available meeting times – please come to reception to sign up for a meeting.

Congratulations to Haseeb for winning a national excellence award from Fit for Sport. Here he is receiving his trophy – well done Haseeb!

After School Club News –

Booking is now open for next half term. Please note, bookings do not roll over, you must complete an online booking form for Spring Term 2 in order for your child to attend After School Club next half term.

Please make sure you clear any outstanding balances on your child’s account before requesting new bookings as we will be unable to confirm these.

Community Events –

Tilly in Y6 wanted to share the following:

I have been attending a martial arts class at La Sainte Union School for around 5 years. It has been a really life changing experience for me. I have made lots of friends along the way and it has helped me build up my fitness, concentration and confidence. At the end of year show, everybody got a medal and I was awarded ‘child of the year’ first place. If you would like your child to have a go at these classes on Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays please visit or email

Half Term Gym Club: 17th-21st February, 9am-4pm at Brookfield School

Join us for a week of Gymnastics, Freestyle/Parkour, Multi-sports and Arts and Crafts with our qualified coaches. Early bird bookings by 3/2/2020 qualify for a 10% discount. Email us for more details:

Junior Art School, taught by Ritu Sood

Does your child want to learn about how artists create and the materials they use? Ritu has 1 place this term for a Junior child starting Monday 27th January. They study art from around the world and work with a broad range of art materials. Term time Mondays 3.30-6pm, Highgate Cultural Centre, Croftdown Road, £25 per session. Email Ritu on Ritu Sood is a painter with over 20 years of art education experience across all ages and completed a Masters at the Slade School of Art., @ritusoodart


Tea towels

There are still some tea towels available for the years nursery, reception, 1, 2 and 6. Buy yours (£4 or 3 for £10) here. We had a new batch of Y2 towels so there are now 15 more of those. Year 2 – get buying!

The Auction

2 weeks to go! There are a few tickets left, some amazing prizes and the online auction is now LIVE. Here’s how it all works.

On the night

The items to be auctioned on the night are here – you can bid in advance (a proxy bid) if you can’t make the event. Tickets (only a few left) are here.

Prizes include:

  • 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

The web auction

We have some amazing prizes to bid online NOW (as of today, Friday) – some are auction (like eBay), some are fixed price. There’s a huge range of prices and some amazing bargains to be had. Get buying / bidding.

Prizes include:

  • Wine tasting, a BBC tour, weekend by the sea
  • Fashion items – boots and earrings
  • Football tickets (spurs)
  • … and amazing donations by our wonderful teachers– including afternoon tea, a theatre trip, arts and crafts, and the hugely popular HOMEWORK PASSES.


There is also a fantastic raffle with some brilliant prizes.

  • Including vouchers, babysitting, and a Harry Potter tour
  • Buy in the playground in the mornings and at pick up

Small print: The reason for two auctions is that not everyone can come to the event on the 6th – and in any case we wouldn’t have time to auction all the generously-donated items on the night. So we split some for ‘on-the-night’, some for online-only, and some prizes for the raffle.