Newsletter – 13th March

Events for next week

Assessment week

Wednesday: Football Year 6 Girls Friendly Competition

School News

We started the week with an informative assembly from Will’s Dad, Justin Rowlatt. He came to talk to us about his role filming for the BBC in Antarctica and answered the children’s intriguing questions.

On Tuesday evening the Brookfield choir were amazing in their performance at the Royal Albert Hall. It was such an inspiring event and thanks to Alex, Mel, Faye and Lucy for their preparation and support of the choir. Next week we look forward to celebrating all the progress the children have made during our Spring Assessment week for Years 1-5.

Further to the message sent this morning, please keep your child at home if they have a new cough and/or temperature. Here is further guidance from the Government and Camden regarding Coronavirus. If anything changes, we will keep parents updated.

Government stay at home guidance (12 March)

Updated travel guidance for education sector (12 March)

Camden Council coronavirus web pages, including tailored FAQs / advice

Camden Music Festival – Royal Albert Hall

This week, Brookfield choir took part in the ‘Camden Music Festival’ at the Royal Albert Hall.

This event has been taking place biennially since 1998 and features performances from over 2,000 young singers and musicians from Camden schools and youth orchestras giving stunning performances, covering classical, pop, world music and jazz for an audience of proud parents, friends, school and council staff.

Thank you to all staff who were involved in preparing for the event,  the parents/carers for supporting and the brilliant choir who sang so well!

Auction Make-over!

Thank you to Carla and Gemma who were made up by Sylvie and Cora after Cora’s mum won at the auction night!


Leadership of Special Education Needs and Disability provision at Brookfield

Please see a letter here regarding leadership of Special Educational Needs and Disability provision at Brookfield over the coming months.

Kids Camp

During the Easter break, Fit For sport will be running their kids camp here at Brookfield for the first time. This will be from Tuesday 14th April – Friday 17th April. More information has been given out in leaflets with children today. If you missed it, there are more in the office with Carole and Callum.

Dinner Money

This half term’s lunch money is £72. As we are at the end of the financial year it would be appreciated if all monies could be paid before we break up.

Family Activities this Easter

Events at Hayward Gallery – Queen Elizabeth Hall Roof Garden:

Plant Pots in paper Bags

Turn your thumbs green at a gardening workshop for the whole family on Queen Elizabeth Hall Roof Garden and take away cuttings to grow at home. 11am-3pm (Free) Wednesday 8 and Friday 17 April

Craft an Eco Mobile

Get crafty and create your own eco-friendly hanging mobile to fill your home with seaside joy. 11am-3pm (Free) Thursday 9 and 16 April


Make, shape, design and create your own plant pot out of clay in a free family workshop. 11am-3pm (Free) Friday 10 and Wednesday 16 April

Build a Jam Jar Lantern

Light up your life at a colourful lantern making workshop for ages five and over. 11am-3pm (Free) Saturday 11 and Tuesday 14 April

PTA News

We know you are bombarded with Coronavirus updates and news, but here’s our position as the Brookfield PTA:

The PTA will continue with events where possible. Please follow the national guidelines on social interaction, hygiene and general precautions. Until we are advised to cancel events (by the school, local authority or government), we are assuming they will go ahead.


  • 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.)

Still lots of parents don’t know about our Friday playground coffee mornings. Do spread the word – we offer croissants and coffee in the playground, Friday mornings, near the hall entrance.

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

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. (We meant to do this survey this week but ran out of time, so it will be next week now. Sorry. )

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.