Future dates:

W/C Monday 13th July: teachers visiting PE lessons to say farewell and meet new children
Monday 13th July Y2 PE and art lessons on the Heath, 6pm Oak leavers’ assembly
Tuesday 14th July: Y3 PE and art lessons on the Heath
Wednesday 15th July: Y4 PE and art lessons on the Heath, Y5 Forest School
Thursday 16th July Y5 PE on the Heath, 6pm Elm leavers’ assembly
Tuesday 21st July end of term, bubble classes finish at Friday times, 1.50pm for Catkin, Acorn and Conker
Thursday 3rd September: Children in years 1-6 return

From Monday 7th September: Reception children begin on a staggered intake
From Monday 14th September: Nursery children begin on a staggered intake

1st October: 6.30 – 7.30pm Meet the parents and children from local secondary schools

Next week, teachers will be visiting bubble classes in school and satellite classes on the Heath to say goodbye to their current classes and meet their new children. Teachers are meeting to discuss each child and we are thinking carefully about successful transitions in September. It will be wonderful to have all our children back in school, learning, achieving and playing together and to welcome our new nursery and reception children.

There will be safety measures in place to help keep everyone healthy and I will write to you in more detail about these next week. In the meantime, the following staggered start and finish times will be in place using both the infant and junior playgrounds from September:

 Infant playgroundJunior playground
8.45 – 3.15Y2Y6
8.50-3.20Y1Y5
8.55-3.25RY4
9-3.30NY3

Breakfast and after school club

We also look forward to relaunching our breakfast and after school clubs on Thursday 3rd September. These will be organised so that children from Reception to Year 6 play and eat with other children from their year group. Parents and carers who have cleared any arrears from this year, will be able to book places. Look out for a letter and how to book next week!

Books and resources

As we prepare for next year we ask children, parents and carers to check at home for any Brookfield books or resources and return them over the coming week. These can be bought into school or returned to the school office if your child is currently learning at home.

Special Needs at Brookfield

I am really excited to be  able to support all children in my role as SENDCo at Brookfield next year. I will be in contact to arrange review meetings with parents and carers following the Summer holidays in the Autumn term. Please contact me at l.smale@brookfield.camden.sch.uk if you have any questions. 

I hope you have a great summer, Laura Smale

Fit for Sport Activity Camp at Brookfield

From Wednesday 22nd July – 28th August, Fit for Sport are running an Activity Camp at Brookfield Primary School. They will be offering multi-sports, arts and crafts, outdoor adventures and much more between 8.30am-5.30pm each day.

Prices (childcare vouchers are accepted):

  • Book 5 days for £155
  • Book 3 days for £109

Please read this letter and parent guide (attached) for more information and to book.

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Returning to school in September

I want to reassure parents of the safety measures which are in place to welcome children back to school in September. Here is a short film from the Department for Education outlining the changes. Please contact the school before the summer break if you have any concerns about your child(ren) returning in September.

A Date For Your Diaries: Meet the Parents Event

We will be holding our own Meet the Parents event on Thursday October 1st from 6.30 to 7.30pm. It’s an invaluable chance for our parents to ask questions from a friendly panel of parents and children from the local secondary schools. Parents from all year groups are welcome. Appropriate social distancing will be in place.

Heather Class Space Exploration

Here is a picture of the culmination of Heather class’ space exploration… a clay solar system, complete with asteroid belt, Mars rover, ISS and comet! 

From Home

Whitney created these two amazing watercolours while at home! Amazing work, we had to share.

Highgate Newtown Community Centre Online Auction

HNCC are raising money through an online auction for their coronavirus response work, which includes:food parcels to those in need, prescription collections and a meals on wheels service.
The auction ends at 7pm today and includes everything from artwork, cakes, signed arsenal t-shirts and whittling workshops. The link can be found here: : https://www.highgatenewtown.org.uk/auction/.
Happy bidding!

Stars of the week

Acorn – Star of the week is Dario for the huge effort he’s been making with his writing in the morning and during phonics!

Daisy – Betsy for her amazing report writing this week!

Bluebell – Mona Liza for always producing excellent work in google classrooms!

Poppy – Marily for putting in so much effort with her home learning and doing so much reading!

Dandelion – Oscar for excellent focus. He wrote a wonderful report this week about The Highway Rat!

Fern – Daniel A “For continued fantastic effort and great attitude to his home learning in general!”

Heather – Abe “Not for the first time he is home learning star of the week for sending in almost EVERY single assignment EVERY single day!”

Ivy – Lily for always working so incredibly hard on her home learning tasks!

Bramble – Jacob is start of the week for his awesome comic!

Ash – Star of the week goes to Reece​ for his positive attitude towards work and for consistently producing high quality work in all lessons. I especially liked the poem “Say Something Funny” that you wrote this week. Reece, I am so proud of your hard work!

Willow – Mariam for settling in so well and putting so much effort into the leaving videos.

Elm – Star of the week is Ava for writing a great poem about the heath!

PTA: Year 6 yearbook and hoodie

The wonderful Year 6 reps are making sure all the Y6 children will get a yearbook and hoodie. Here’s how you can contribute:

Every child is guaranteed to get a hoodie and a yearbook. We are asking for a suggested donation of £30 – you can pay £30, or more, or less, via this page. All the details you need are in the page, just pick the price and click “Add to cart” and pay as you would normally.

Children eligible for pupil premium will receive a leavers’ book and hoodie for free.

Just in case – the page to pay is HERE.

Newsletter 10th July