Please email admin@brookfield.camden.sch.uk to book in for provision for week commencing 30th March if you have not already.

Easter holiday: if you are a critical worker, your child has an EHCP, ENG or social worker, please let us know if you need childcare during the Easter break by emailing the above address.

School News

Thank you to the whole Brookfield community for pulling together over the past week. I have been overwhelmed by the positivity of our children, resilience of our staff and encouragement of parents and governors. It is with great sadness that we have closed the school to most children. We are glad and proud to be supporting the families who need us to stay open. Thank you to all the families who are keeping their children at home and enabling us to run the school with the minimum of staff. All other Brookfield staff are working from home and starting to develop new ways of working.

We know that they way that we communicate to families is more important than ever. Home learning suggestions will be sent from teachers each Wednesday. Staff will be phoning some children at home and there will be contact through MyUSO. We are also making an effort to find the right virtual learning platform so that children and teachers can be better connected. You have your class teacher’s email address, you can also contact phase leaders: Stephanie s.clarke@ brookfield.camden.sch.uk, Mel m.treseder@ brookfield.camden.sch.uk, Lauren l.ditchfield@ brookfield.camden.sch.uk and Faye f.winslade@ brookfield.camden.sch.uk and I am available at head@brookfield.camden.sch.uk.

Our school value this term is kindness and this seems particularly relevant now. I hope that children are kind to each other, their parents and carers. I hope we are able to be kind to each other at home, and extend this to acts of kindness within our broader family and community. If you are able to share acts of kindness we will endeavour to display these in the newsletter and school website.

Our value after Easter is achievement. I hope we can use the time at home to explore new skills and achieve new things. I have been speaking to parents and you have been sharing the successes and challenges of home learning. Know that teachers are filtering the vast amount of information online to find the best resources. We will also use our school website to share home learning suggestions that pass the Brookfield quality control. Learning in this new way is not easy, it is important that each family finds the model that works for them. We want to provide support without adding pressure.

Please be aware that staff are adjusting to working from home and juggling school responsibilities with looking after their own children and caring for other relatives. Staff will check their emails and MyUso between 9am – 3.30pm, please be patient if there is any delay.

This chapter will pass and I look forward to flinging open the Brookfield gates and welcoming back our children and families.

Camden New Journal – COVID-19 Supplement

Please see attached four-page insert from today’s Camden New Journal, which was produced by the Council’s communications team to help keep residents informed about local services and support during this emergency.

Science Experiments at Home!

Hi everyone!

Please check out my Twitter page for Science experiment videos that you can try at home. I will also post questions and big ideas for you to respond to on the tweet.
Let’s keep working scientifically, even when we’re at home!

Find me on Twitter: STEM@home
@STEMhome1

Thanks,

Carla

PTA News

Until the government advice on social gatherings changes, all PTA events are cancelled or postponed. So no bake sale or coffee in the morning on Friday. 

Newsletter – 27th March