Two days left to buy your Christmas tree online and support the school! Details below – plus all the PTA Festive plans
Thank you to all parents and carers who have engaged in phone calls with teachers this week. I am sure these conversations have been beneficial and thank you for your flexibility while we are unable to have face-to-face meetings. If you were unable to speak to your child’s class teacher this week – please email (in the format yearX@brookfield.camden.sch.uk ) to arrange another time.
We have lots of fun activities for children to look forward to over the coming weeks, starting with performance for our KS2 children on Monday from the Little Angel Theatre. Thanks to the PTA for thinking creatively about how the Brookfield community can unite. Read on for information about Christmas meals and carol singing!
Little Angel Puppet Show
On Monday, The Little Angel Puppet Theatre are coming into school for a socially distanced performance of ‘Reach for the Stars’ for KS2. It will be performed separately for each year group bubble. The children will rocket into space with Nat as she overcomes her fears and strives to achieve her greatest ambition – to fly. The show is told through dazzling puppetry and inspired by the life of Mae Jemison, the first African American woman to go into space.
We are asking for a £2 donation per child and, as always, are incredibly grateful to those of you who choose to make larger donations as this helps cover the cost for families less able to donate. Children eligible for the Pupil Premium are not expected to pay.
Carol Singing – Monday 7th December
Every class has been learning a Festive Song which they will be singing to the rest of the school on Monday 7th December (weather permitting!). Each year group will sing their festive song in the three playgrounds as the rest of the school listen inside the building. Children have the option to come into school wearing colourful clothes, eg Christmas jumpers, hats etc. We hope that it will be a really enjoyable day for all the school and that neighbours and passers by enjoy the singing!
Christmas dinner 2020
Christmas dinner this year will be on Wednesday 9th December. For those on packed lunches who wish to have a school dinner on this day please contact the office by Friday 4th December 2020 to book your dinner. The cost is £2.40, payable via ScoPay as usual.
These terrific photos were taken by McKenzie in Y6 Elm to share with parents and carers while we are unable to welcome you into school.
Special Educational Needs and Disabilities
Any Camden resident caring for 0 to 25 year olds with special education needs, or parents or carers of children who go to school in Camden but live in another borough, are welcome to join the Camden special parents forum.
The Camden Special Parents Forum meets throughout the term and includes forum meetings with guest speakers from, workshops and informal, parent only sessions. Click here for more information.
Running 10k for charity: Vesper and Lois
Vesper and Lois in Year 4 have taken it upon themselves to train for and run a full 10k before Christmas to raise money for Crisis and for the mental health charity SANE.
So far they have raised a staggering £1,470! A lot of this has been raised via the school community within WhatsApp groups and social media posts, we are amazed at people’s generosity and also their enthusiasm. Thank you so much to all who have donated, and best of luck to the runners who are an inspiration – 10k is a proper distance for any adult, let alone two 8-year-olds.
If you want to donate, the JustGiving link is here.
A Brookfield grandfather’s Christmas song
Zachary and Noah’s talented grandfather has written and recorded a fantastic Christmas song – and if you listen carefully you’ll hear the kids on the track too. Get it on Spotify, Amazon and iTunes. And here’s the YouTube video:
Winter camp at Brookfield
Fit for Sport are running a Winter Holiday Camp at Brookfield from Monday 21st December – Wednesday 23rd December – more information available here.
Fit For Sport accept Childcare vouchers and support Tax Credits. Please call Fit For Sport on 020 8742 4990 for further information. Take advantage of Fit For Sport’s 10% early bird discount by quoting ‘WINTER10’ when booking. Valid for a limited time only. More information in the document here:
*** Brookfield PTA Festive Lineup ***
TREES AND GIFTS
Up until this Sunday 29th you can still purchase your Christmas tree online via Christmas tree express: use BROOKFIELD to get £5 off and £5 for the school.
Live on the website today you can shop for limited numbers of stocking fillers – be quick to grab a great present. See the full catalogue here.
For 10 days – (27th Nov to 6th Dec )- if you purchase a gift though www.giftedlocal.com the school will receive 10% of your purchase. There are some great unique gifts available so please do take a look.
Winter W(a)nderland: The weekend of the 12-13th December there will be for the first time ever a Winter W(a)nderland. Decorate your windows, doors, front gardens, sign up to our map (like we did with the Halloween trail) and be a part of a festive on-foot magical adventure. There will be a pit stop selling Mulled wine and free hot chocolate for the kids.
BAKES, DECORATIONS AND RIDES
Friday 4th is the Festive bake sale, outside both gates after school. Please let us know if you can bake a tasty treat or savoury (remembering we are a nut free school).
From Monday 7th every child in school will make forest school style decorations. These will be sent home with the children and will be theirs to keep. We do ask for a small donation if possible as these would have normally been sold at the Winter Fair.
December 18th Crazy hair day at school, a chance for the kids to be let wild with any hair design they desire! A £1 donation will be greatly appreciated. Santa sleigh rides for reception and nursery will also happen – dates and details to follow.
Thank you to everyone that is helping to make these events happen. please do get in touch with the PTA if you can help in any way.
Phew – that’s it. Get shopping!