Dear Parents and Carers,

Our thoughts go out to all our Brookfield families affected by coronavirus. Please be assured that, as a school, we are following every guidance as updated regularly by Public Health England and the Department for Education. In addition, we are well supported by Camden Local Authority. We are helping children stay safe by educating them on what to do when they cough or sneeze and when they need to wash their hands. Please do reinforce these messages at home.

As of Friday, the school will be closed to most children. From Monday we will be running a small provision for children with a social worker, Educational Health and Care Plan, Exceptional Needs Grant and children whose parents are key workers or running essential services. Parents must let the school know if they would like their children to attend normal school hours and breakfast and after school club to 5pm.

What is the latest guidance from the Government?

The latest guidance is here www.gov.uk. In summary:

  1. If one person in any household has a persistent cough or fever, everyone living there must stay at home for 14 days
  2. If children become unwell at school with a new, continuous cough or a high temperature they will be sent home
  3. Brookfield will remain open as long as we have enough staff unless directly advised to close by the local Public Health England Health Protection Team

How can I support my child at home?

As a school we are holding in mind the mental health and demands on all our families during, what could be, an extended period of time at home. We are realistic and understanding of what is manageable and sustainable. We want to provide suggestions for home learning without increasing family pressure at what may be a stressful time. On the reverse of this letter is some helpful advice from the World Health Orgnaisation about helping children cope. If you are at home please encourage your children on a daily basis to:

  • remain physically active – skip, dance, stretch
  • cuddle up and read a book together
  • write a sentence, paragraph or page about something they care about
  • play a game that uses their maths skills e.g. cards or snakes and ladders
  • Spend time together – baking, doing a puzzle, watching TV, looking at photos, making a den, playing Lego

Your children will always remember this time and the extra time they have with you.

What support can I offer or receive from the community?

The school are working closely with Highgate Newtwon Community Centre who are setting up a crisis centre at the Whittington Estate in the Tenants and Residents Associations office. We are working collaboratively to help children who rely on free hot meals with food parcels, a system of shopping, topping up gas and electricity keys, getting newspapers – and making sure no one feels they are left on their own.The centre has also applied for a grant to set up a dedicated meals on wheels service, delivering hot food for those unable to cook. Support can also be offered or received through covidmutualaid.org.

Do not hesitate to contact the School Office if you have any concerns or queries.  

Please find below links for home learning, these were already provided by the school but stored here for download in case they were misplaced.

PLEASE NOTE: Information shared is for home learning, any information stated regarding the status of the school is communicated via emails and below letters are out of date.

Nursery

Reception

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Year 4

Year 5

Year 6

How can I support my child at home?

As a school we are holding in mind the mental health and demands on all our families during, what could be, an extended period of time at home. We are realistic and understanding of what is manageable and sustainable. We want to provide suggestions for home learning without increasing family pressure at what may be a stressful time. On the reverse of this letter is some helpful advice from the World Health Organisation about helping children cope. If you are at home please encourage your children on a daily basis to:

  • Remain physically active – skip, dance, stretch
  • Cuddle up and read a book together
  • Write a sentence, paragraph or page about something they care about
  • Play a game that uses their maths skills e.g. cards or snakes and ladders
  • Spend time together – baking, doing a puzzle, watching TV, looking at photos, making a den, playing Lego

Your children will always remember this time and the extra time they have with you.

Home Learning

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