Newsletter – 28th February

Events for next week

Monday 2nd March: Year 5 swimming gala trials 1:30-2:00

Tuesday 3rd March: PSHE Meeting for parents in Ivy classroom 9am

Thursday 5th March: Diet & eating routine parent workshop 9:15 (Details below), World Book Day: Book Café at 9am for KS1 and KS2, 2pm Greg James assembly for KS1 and 2 children, Book Café at 3pm for Nursery and Reception, Book fair 3.25pm in the bottom hall

School News

Welcome back to the second half of the academic year! We have lots to look forward to over this half term including: World Book Day, Science Week, Forest School and woodwork for Y4, Junk Orchestra for years 1 and 3 and Y6 seeing Mary Poppins. The children have settled in well this week: Nursery have started their Let’s pretend theme, Reception have embarked on their Pirate unit, year 1 have been impressing us with their reading progress, year 2 are reading Roald Dahl’s The Magic Finger, year 3 have been news reporters, year 4 have really enjoyed the start of Forest School and woodwork, year 5 started The Place dance sessions today and year 6 have been exploring ghost stories and co-ordinates.  

World Book Day – Thursday 5th March

We are so excited to be celebrating World Book Day with our special guest Famous author and Radio 1 DJ Greg James!

Children (and staff) are invited to dress as a book character for the day.

  • Book Café at 9am for KS1 and KS2
  • Special assembly for KS1 and 2 children with Greg James
  • Book Café at 3pm for Nursery and Reception
  • Book fair 3.30pm in the bottom hall with books supplied by Owl Bookshop, Kentish Town.

Forest School: Feedback

We received some lovely feedback on year 3 forest school from a parent that we wanted to share with you:

Yesterday I accompanied year 3 on their forest school session. It was absolutely amazing. Perfectly organised, full of fun and totally child led. From the moment we reached the Heath the adults and children were encouraged to engage with nature and the environment. The children all knew the rules to learning outdoors safely and communicated it clearly to the adults. The activity (making bogits) was not only fun but got us on the floor, searching and identifying nature and using our creative minds. 

At the end of the session the children all moaned that it was their last session… testament to how much they enjoyed it.

I feel so lucky that my children get to participate in this type of learning and fully encourage and support it going forward. 

Thank you, Lulu Harrison 

Information meeting about 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 Ivy classroom. 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 I.

Seren Quested


Is your child a picky eater?  Workshop for Parents.

On Thursday 5th March at 9:15 ​ Shaaron Powell our Occupational Therapist will be holding a parent coffee morning reviewing the ways to diversify your child’s diet and how to support their eating routines in the music room.​

Sports News

Year 5 Swimming Gala Trials

Monday March 2nd, year 5 will have their swimming gala trials at Archway Leisure Centre. Anybody is welcome in year 5 as long as they have their swim kit. We will be starting trials at 1:30pm and should be finished by 2:00pm.

Camden Football Finals

This Tuesday saw the year 5/6 boys and girls football teams in Camden finals for football. Both teams have done extremely well to reach the finals again, as the girls won their league, whilst the boys came runners up, meaning that both teams were automatically through to the finals. The boys came up short in the group stage, whilst the girls made it out of the groups, unfortunately getting knocked out in the semi finals and claiming 3rd place. Massive achievement for both teams to reach the finals so well done!

Next Weeks’ Competitions

Next week Tuesday March 3rd, some year 4 girls will be off to Talacre for a football festival that will take place in the morning, during school hours. A letter has been sent home with the specific children who are taking part with more detail about the competition. Another competition which is taking place next week Wednesday 4th March after school, is the year 6 mixed dodgeball competition. Letters have also been sent out to specific children who are taking part. 

Dance Performances

Years 3 and 6 have the privilege in working with our resident dance teacher Damien, who has now been coming to Brookfield for many years now. At the end of the unit, children from these classes will be performing for their parents. More detail will go out closer to the time. 


Dates for the Diary

  • 20th March – Y3 Bake/other sale – in the playground
  • 1st May – May Day Disco (5:30 – 7:30pm). We need volunteers, so please get in touch.
  • 21st May (evening) – The Quiz.
    (Both these May events will be ticketed – details to come soon.)

Coffee mornings on Friday are still going strong – thanks to all those who braved the cold and rain to sip and chat this morning.

Forest School Donations needed

Forest school needs wellies, especially size 2 and bigger. They also need a stainless steel kitchen sink – do ask if you see a kitchen being cleared out somewhere…

Overseas coins

If you went abroad this half term, perhaps you have a few foreign coins knocking about? If so, do drop them into the office. All currencies are gratefully received.

Spending ideas

The PTA committee is going to 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.

We are going to send out in book bags a questionnaire/survey, which will also be online. Please fill out one per family if you can. This will go out next week, so keep a look out.

In the meantime, if you have any ideas, don’t hold back: just email the PTA at, even if it’s just a one-line idea. We can follow up with a chat at a convenient time.


The PTA Instagram account is worth following – Brookfieldprimarypta.

Thanks. You stay classy, Brookfield.