Nov 02

INSET day

November 2
Nov 06

Dress up Friday

November 6
Dec 18
Jan 04

INSET day

January 4, 2021
Jan 05

Spring term starts

January 5, 2021
Feb 15

Half term

February 15, 2021 - February 19, 2021
Mar 31

Last day of Spring term

March 31, 2021
Apr 19

Start of Summer term

April 19, 2021
May 03
May 31

Half term

May 31, 2021 - June 4, 2021

Curriculum meetings remaining for year 2 on Monday & year 6 on Wednesday via zoom.

You can find the Zoom link by clicking here!
Meeting ID: 721 0118 3636
Passcode: curriculum

Thank you to all the parents and carers who have attended the year group Curriculum Meetings this week. I am sure these were informative and we have Y2 and 6 meetings next week – please attend virtually if you can. I have met with all teachers this week and have been delighted to hear how children are so happy to be back in school and how well they have settled back into learning routines. The children have responded well to our positive behaviour approach ‘staying on green’, it has been wonderful today to see children going home proudly clutching their gold certificates.

Thank you to parents and carers for socially distancing during drop off and collection, wearing masks and having one parent per family at this busy time. We were disappointed to have to close our Nursery bubble class for one day on Thursday while the Department for Education completed their risk assessment. It was great to have the children back today. Please can all families consider how they would be able to support their child(ren) if their bubble class needs to close at short notice over the coming weeks.

We are sorry to have had to postpone the start of year 6 Forest School and Woodwork. We have creative plans for the coming week and hope to have good news for you soon about when these exciting projects can start.

PE Updates

PE kits: Starting from next week, children will be required to get changed for PE. This means that PE kits must be brought in from Monday. The Brookfield PE kit is optional to wear, otherwise any sportswear ranging from shorts, leggings and tracksuits can be worn. Also children must have a pair of trainers or plimsolls for the lessons. Sandals, flip flops and crocs are not suitable.

As well as this, if your child(ren) cannot tie their shoe lace, can they please come into school with Velcro or strap on shoes or trainers.

This term, key stage 2 will be playing bench ball and netball. Years 3/4 will be learning bench ball as it is a simpler version of the sport netball, however still introduces the basics of the sport. Whilst years 5/6 will be introduced to netball. 

There can be finger related injuries within these sports due to catching the ball. We will be warming up the hands and fingers of the children before each lesson. However we do encourage children to start eating foods that are rich in iron and calcium as this will strengthen bones and ligaments.


“If you succeed all the time, you would have no reason to try harder” 

Wise old Haseeb

Flu Vaccinations

Flu vaccinations are taking place for children in reception- year 6 on the 22nd October. If you would like your child to be vaccinated, please complete the attached form and return to class teacher.  Hard copies of both letters will be going out Monday. 

Junk Orchestra – Family Music & Dance/ Darlo Drum Festival Workshops this weekend!

Saul from the Junk Orchestra (last year’s FAB artist) is running two FREE online drumming and dance sessions this weekend. See the adverts below for details: 

TRIP THE LIGHT TV / FAMILY BUILD & DANCE WORKSHOPS  with The Junk Orchestra SAT and SUN 19th, 20th September 10am-10:30am LINK TO ZOOM HERE password JUNKJAM

DARLO DRUM FESTIVALS AT 19th 11am stream / performance – login in to view https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gY0Op2z-Bvo

11.45 band workshop sign up https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/junk-jam-session-darlo-drum-festival-online-registration-118259079089

Camden Special Parents Forum

Camden Special Parents forum are a community of parent/carers in Camden who provide support, sign- posting, training and, importantly, connections with other parent/carers, with local authority leads and with other local and national services for SEND families. They are working hard to continue and develop this work to support SEND families through this “new normal” period of time.

A message from the forum:  Welcome to our Autumn Calendar of events, workshops and socially distanced meet-ups for anyone in Camden with a child or young person with special needs – please join us! We have tried our best to put a COVID-friendly programme together that will still allow us to “meet” and support each other whilst trying to gather views on how SEND services in Camden could be shaped. Please join us!​  For this term most of our sessions are online. 

Attached is their Autumn 2020 calendar with their upcoming events:

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PTA News

CALLING REPS

Thanks so much to all the class reps who have stepped up or carried on for this year.

A few classes still need a rep – if you are considering it, here’s a quick guide (current reps might find it useful too).

EVENTS

We are still finalising a list of ideas and events for this term and beyond. Stay tuned.

OUTSIDE SCHOOL

Genevieve Ogle is running some group fitness sessions for Brookfield parents Wednesday after drop-off and Thursdays at 7.15am. All abilities welcome. Contact Gen on 07849 904564.

And excitingly, ex-Brookfield parent Sarah Gavron’s new film is released today.

This is from Sarah: “ROCKS is opening in cinemas tonight. I realise not everyone will want to venture in to a cinema, but for those who do it is playing at the Everyman Belsize Park, Muswell Hill and Kings Cross and Art House Crouch End, Curzons and other cinemas across London and UK. Cheaper seats for young people at the BFI, genesis and others. It is a fictional story about teenage girls growing up in London. Good for anyone 11 up.”

It’s got amazingly good reviews – 5 stars from the Guardian, for instance. Check it out.

Newsletter 18th September