Events next half term –
Monday 24th – Choir to Royal Albert Hall rehearsal at Kentish Town Primary School, parent helpers needed
Tuesday 25th – CSSA: Y5/6 boys football finals
Thursday 27th – Busy Bee’s under 5’s session (9.15am), Y 5 sessions begin with The Place
School News –
We have had a wonderful last week of the half term: Nursery and Reception classes engaged in workshops with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, year 2 spent a day immersed in a Great Fire of London experience, year 3 celebrated RE day at the British Library and shared their Forest School learning with parents, Year 2 and 4 celebrated their Junk Orchestra project sharing performances with parents, year 5 visited the British Museum and year 6 classes completed their video documentaries about World War 2. We wish all our children and families a joyous half term break and look forward to seeing everyone at 8.50am on Monday 24th February!
World Book Day
On Thursday 27th February we will be having a World Book Day costume swap and will be collecting costumes from Monday 24th. This is a great opportunity for costumes to be re-used so please dig out any outgrown and unwanted costumes and bring them into school the week after half term.
Year 2 – History Off The Page
Year 2 enjoyed a Great Fire of London History Day on Monday lead by ‘History off the Page.’ They participated in workshop stations including candle making, perfume making and bread baking and in the afternoon they were lead on an archaeological dig to discover clues about the Great Fire. The year 2 team are so grateful for all the parents and carers who came to help on the day. We could not have run it without your support and the children gained so much from this rich experience so thank you!
Half Term Gym Club
There are still slots available for anyone wishing to attend the half term gym club at Highgate Newtown Gymnastics Club.
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After School Club News
Please note, bookings for ASC 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.
Changes to PSHE
As you may already be aware, Health Education and Relationships Education are due to become compulsory in all schools from September 2020. While the government has only recently decided to make these subjects statutory, they have long formed part of the PSHE Curriculum at Brookfield, as we believe they are crucial in enabling children to deal with the many challenges and risks they will face as they grow up. Therefore, the changes to PSHE provision at Brookfield will be minimal, with only a few additions to the curriculum. To inform parents and carers about these changes and to clarify which lessons children will and will not be able to be withdrawn from, we will be holding a meeting on Tuesday 3rd March at 9am in the bottom hall. Gill Morris, Senior Health and Wellbeing Adviser for Camden, will be presenting and will be available to answer any questions you have along with Laurel and me.
Seren Quested – PSHE Lead
Highgate Cemetery – Neighbour Day
Live in N6, N19 or NW5? There is free entry to the Highgate Cemetery East on Sunday 23rd February between 10AM and 4PM. The Chester Road entrance will also be open.
Coronavirus advice from The Department of Education
You should not be unduly worried about the possibility of your children catching the Coronavirus.
There is no reason why your children should not continue to attend their early years, school or further education setting as normal.
Please encourage children to carry out good hygiene practices, such as regularly washing hands and always sneezing into a tissue, to stem the spread of viruses.
Thank you all for your extraordinary efforts this half term with the auction, bake (and book) sales, coffee mornings and everything else. We are a very lucky school to have such an engaged group of parents and carers. Thank you again.
Next half term the PTA committee will be discussing with the school various projects that we might fund with the money we have raised, and we want to hear from you. We want all your ideas, particularly on how to make the school more inclusive, more environmentally friendly, and how we can work with the local community.
If you have any ideas, don’t hold back: the best thing to do is email the PTA at BrookfieldSchoolPTA@gmail.com, even if it’s just a one-line idea. We can follow up with a chat at a convenient time.
In the meantime, the PTA Instagram account is worth following – Brookfieldprimarypta.
Lastly, here’s the PTA diary of upcoming events.
Have a great half term break. Bark twice if you’re in Milwaukee…