As each week passes, I hope you and your families are finding a routine that works for you all. This is unlikely to be perfect and I am sure there are ups and downs. While Google Classroom has really improved our provision, home learning is not easy. We all need to be realistic about what can be achieved and accept that some days may feel productive and others less so.

We invite your feedback on the home learning experience. What is working for you with home learning? What challenges are you experiencing and what are your recommendations? Please take the time to respond to these questions on our website: https://www.brookfield.camden.sch.uk/2020/04/home-learning-feedback/

Please keep in mind that we are following National Education Union guidelines (https://neu.org.uk/advice/coronavirus-distance-teaching-and-learning-primary-teachers) and not live streaming lessons, similar to nearly all Camden primary schools.

Victory in Europe Day takes place on Friday 8th May. This year, it will be a Bank Holiday – a decision that has been made specially to honour the 75th anniversary of VE Day. Brookfield’s real and virtual schools will be closed on this day. Please read to the bottom of this newsletter, and watch my assembly, to find out who our home learning stars of the week are!

Happy Birthday Lulu!

Wishing a happy birthday to Lulu who is cooking for Brookfield children, staff, families and our community at this time. She is part of an amazing team coordinated by Highgate Newtown Community Centre. Here she is pictured with her daughter Victoria.

Parent Webinar Series

Dear Parent/Carer,

Our Mental Health Support Team (MHST) School Practitioner from Camden Open Minded is excited to be able to offer you a parent webinar series which includes the following topics:

  • Parent Self Care
  • ‘Good enough’ parent and child interactions
  • Managing routines for your child
  • Understanding and supporting your child with worries

Webinars will run on the following dates and times:

TopicDay and DateTime
Parent Self CareMonday May 4th1.30pm
‘Good enough’ Parent and Child interactionsTuesday May 12th10.30am
Managing Routines with your childTuesday May 19th10.30am
Understanding and supporting your child with worriesTuesday June 2nd10.30am

Please also see the attached webinar flyer:

You can opt in for whichever topic feels most appealing. Each webinar can be a standalone topic in and of itself however, the MHST have also designed the webinars so that they build on the previous topic. Therefore you are also welcome to express interest in all 4 webinars.

If you wish to attend, please express your interest to Faye by emailing: f.winslade@brookfield.camden.sch.uk

  • Your name
  • The webinars you are interested in.

Please note that by doing this, you are also giving permission for the school to share your email with the MHST. The MHST will then contact you via email to send you the link as well as key information which will include:

  • How to join the session;
  • How to use the zoom platform;
  • Further information around how the MHST will ensure confidentiality and your online safety.

Please note that numbers are limited to 8 parents per session, therefore places are first come first served. The MHST have said they will be able to accept parents up to one hour before the session provided there is space.

If you have any questions or want further information in advance of the webinars, please let the school know so they can share your phone contact details and the MHST School Practitioner who will give you a call.

We understand that the dates and times may not suit all, the MHST have advised that they hope to run another cycle of these webinars in the coming weeks should lockdown continue.

Many thanks,

Faye Winslade
Assistant Head

Kentish Town City Farm

Kentish Town City Farm is the oldest city farm, dating back to 1972 and has been a valuable community asset. The Farm provides local families with the opportunity to interact with animals, there are horses, goats, sheep, chickens, pigs that all need to be fed and looked after.

Currently the Farm gates are shut so activities such as riding for the disabled, educational visits and events have been cancelled. The Farm are asking the community to help feed and care for the animals so they can welcome you back when the Farm’s gates are open again. So please donate if you can at https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/kentishtowncityfarm

Please tune in to Kentish Town Farm Stories on social media. Every Friday at 6pm. 
Here is the schedule for the weekly online Farm activities: 

Free School Meals Government Voucher Scheme

This letter was sent out earlier this week, if you need more details about the government’s voucher scheme please take a look at the letter below:

Home Learning Stars of the week

Congratulations to the following children who have been nominated by their class teacher(s) as the ‘Star of the Week’. Examples of their efforts are pictured below along with images from school learning.

Acorn: Miley
Conker: Betsy
Catkin: Ariella
Bluebell: Harry
Poppy: Charlie
Dandelion: Maia
Fern: Leyla
Heather: Daniel
Bramble: Ruben & Stephen
Ash: Louis-Saint
Willow: Lucien
Elm: Margot
Oak: Cora

Newsletter 1st May