Newsletter – 7th February

Events next week –

Y3 Parent Forest School Sessions – more details were sent out by email earlier this week.

Monday 10th – Y5 to the British Museum, Great Fire of London workshop for Y2

Tuesday 11th – Parent Phonics Workshop with Gemma (Literacy lead) 9am, Y6 Inclusive Gymnastics Competition

Wednesday 12th – Y1 PAC Maths, Nursery to Treetops soft play session, Primary Maths Challenge

Thursday 13th – Brookfield Busy Bee’s under 5’s drop in session (9.15am)

Friday 14th – FAB project: Junk Orchestra Y2/4 performance (letters have been sent home with further information), Y3 to the British Library

School News –

Today Alana from the NSPCC visited Brookfield again. Thank you to all the children , family and friends who helped to raise money for the NSPCC. All children were given badges today to raise further awareness about staying safe. We managed to raise £747.55! This money goes towards Childline & making sure our NSPCC ‘speak out stay safe service’ is being spread throughout the country.

Over the last two weeks, both Y5 classes were inspired by visits to the Camden Learning Centre.

Sports News –

Swimming gala – Monday 10th Feb – Our Year 6 boys will have a chance to try out for the upcoming swimming gala. We will be leaving for Archway Leisure Centre at 1:30pm. Any boy that wants to try out will need to bring their swim kit with them to school on Monday. 

Inclusive gymnastics Competition – Tuesday 11th Feb, 8 children have been chosen to represent the school in an inclusive gymnastics competition. This competition will be held at Talacre Sports Centre between 10.30-12pm and we will return to school at 12.30.

S4A Trampoline competition – Wednesday 12th Feb Brookfield will be back at Talacre in order to take part in a ‘Sports For All’ trampolining competition. This event will be between 4-6pm. Letters with further details will be handed out to those children involved.  

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.


Thank you to everyone who came last night (Thursday) to the auction – we raised £17,065 for the school – and there’s more to be counted from other sales (bar, tickets etc).

PLUS – you can still bid ONLINE for some great items. But don’t delay – the deadline is 8pm tonight. You can still bid on a house by the sea, football tickets, and other fantastic prizes. Some great bargains to be had.


There are also a lot of people to thank. If we’ve missed you out, apologies. In no particular order:

Tabs and Ali for making the hall look spectacular and transforming it with such glamour, as well as the bar; Amy, Gen, Karine, Eiril, Sharon, Amanda, Leanne and Violaine for running the floor / room / bar so brilliantly. Paddy and Chris for manning the door in the cold. Sophie and Quinn for carrying all the chairs and tables in. Clio, Collette, Eliane for helping with the food, and the clearing. Anthony and Rich for staying so late to help.

The music – Sus and Gwyn; Nicky and Coren; and the brilliant Little Smoke String Band.

The teachers for their amazing contributions; Laurel; Derek, Tom, Oliver, the cleaners – who all stayed incredibly late. Louise and Rob for auctioneering with such aplomb. Brendan for the raffle. Jess and Rob for the website, programmes and catalogue design. And lastly Seb, who masterminded the whole thing as well as auctioneering. Phew.

Also, a big thanks to:

  • Theatre of Wine for supplying brilliant wines for the evening
  • Camden Town Brewery for the beer
  • YAhire for the fantastic tables and all the other equipment
  • Moyrom for the delicious curry dinner
  • Emma Jay for the amazing chocolate dessert

Playground coffee

The second playground coffee morning was this morning – and it’s going really well. A great way to catch up with other parents. Come and join next week


Brookfield PTA now has its own Instagram account… Brookfieldprimarypta

Follow it to see photos and reminders for events and how we are doing with building the Brookfield community and fundraising. (No children will be in the photos)