This week we have enjoyed two outdoor sales: the Y6 bake sale and Reception plant sale. Thank you to the children, parents and staff who have supported these community and business enterprises raising over £300 for the Y6 sleep over and a workbench for Reception.
I wish all the Brookfield children, families and staff wonderful half term breaks and look forward to welcoming children back on Tuesday 8th June from 8.45am.
Over the half term break, please can parents and carers email email@example.com if a child receives a positive a positive test for COVID-19. This will then enable the school to let classes know if they need to isolate.
Brookfield is growing!
As you may already be aware, Konstam Nursery closes in July this year. From September 2021, Brookfield is growing to offer nursery provision to 2, 3 and 4 year olds in the local area. This is a brilliant opportunity and we are excited about the potential to work with children and families from an even younger age.
Brookfield’s new under 3s Nursery will be located at Konstam and our Nursery for 3 and 4 year olds will be located at Brookfield Primary School for 2021-22. Both classes will enjoy generous sized classrooms, free-flow access to large gardens and a thoughtfully designed, creative learning environment. The children will be taught by inspiring, caring and experienced staff who will develop their kindness, responsibility and achievement. We hope to have a mix of Brookfield and current Konstam staff for both classes. Full time children will attend from 9-3.30pm with the morning session from 9-12am and afternoons from 12.30 – 3.30pm. Please note that from September, on a Friday afternoons we will close our nursery classes at 1.30pm for staff training.
During the next academic year, the Konstam site will be enhanced by Camden Council so that it can be used for two purposes: the Brookfield school Nursery for 2, 3 and 4 year olds and a Children’s Centre providing services and support from pregnancy to 2 years. Phased building works will be prioritised for the school holidays and disruption kept to a minimum. We will need to be flexible and please know that the children’s happiness and care will always be our top priority. We plan to have all our Nursery children at the Konstam site from September 2022.
If you have any questions about Brookfield Nursery provision please get in touch with our office 020 7272 9627 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Parent/ Carer Workshops
Thank you to our Sus our computing lead for her informative and useful workshop on e-safety on Thursday. Sus will be uploading a recorded version of the workshop shortly, but in the meantime you can see the slides from her presentation below.
Here is our full programme of workshops for this term which are at 11am on Thursday via Zoom each week.
17th June: Year 6 coffee morning with Laurel
24th June: Nursery, Reception and Year 1 maths with Lucy (Maths Lead) and Seren (EYFS Lead)
1st July Art with Emily (Art Lead)
8th July: Head teacher and Chair of Governor’s drop in
Zoom meeting ID: 718 2430 4068, Password: xxsL5B
After School Club Bookings for next Half Term
You can now book for next half terms After School Club on the website. Here is the link just in case you need it.
Please remember that bookings can only be processed if you have no arrears, so check before making your booking. All bookings will be acknowledged and confirmed via email.
Primary Science Challenge
Key Stage 2 children at Brookfield are taking part in the Camden Primary Science Challenge. The theme this year is the Climate Emergency. The children have thought about this in their classes and now it is their turn to become scientists at home. They can choose to research anything that affects the climate. For example, your child may want to investigate who takes the longest showers, or how often lights are left on in empty rooms. They need to collect some data and then present it in any way they wish. The aim is to be clear, correct and creative. Finished entries need to be handed into their class teacher, uploaded to Google Classroom or emailed directly to the science lead, Amy (email@example.com). The closing date is Wednesday 9th June. Winning entries will be displayed on the Regent High School website and every participating school receives a prize. Have fun researching!
Child-friendly information about the climate emergency: https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/45880633
Some examples of last year’s Science Challenge entries from across Camden: http://www.regenthighschool.org.uk/Partnerships/Science-at-Home-Challenge-2020/
Looking for something great to do over half-term? Our celebrated Discovery Day is back and this year we are bringing it directly to you. You’ll find tons of fun science activities to do both inside and outside the home in this activity pack. Rediscover the Crick’s Family Zone with many more activities to keep you busy. We are planning some exciting events over the summer and can’t wait to welcome you back!
Find the Family Zone here: https://www.crick.ac.uk/whats-on/public-events/family-zone
What we’ve been doing this week
Year 5 have been busy researching, writing persuasive speeches and creating questions about Amazon deforestation, as part of our Geography topic. We combined some Geography lessons with English to bring all of our efforts to a climax – our beautiful work outcome was a very powerful, thought-provoking debate with the motion ‘This House believes that Amazon deforestation must stop’. Children really made themselves (and their teachers!) proud with how articulate, confident and passionate they were. Well done!
This week, Year 6 have really enjoyed spending each afternoon sewing! Influenced by the WW2 theme: Make Do and Mend, the children created wonderful cushions. Thank you to our parent helpers for their support- it was lovely having you work with us.
Book of the Week
Just in time for the holidays I’m going to finish this half term with a classic, “The Dark is Rising” by Susan Cooper. This was one of my absolute favourite chapter books when I was about 9 (back in the eighties!). For me this is a book that simply MUST have been inspiration for JK Rowling’s Harry Potter books (possibly along with Jill Murphy’s Worst Witch series for younger readers – they’re great too!). It’s Will’s 11th birthday and in his ordinary world he discovers he is magical. This opens a world of mystery and ancient magic as well as a hidden battle of the dark against the light set against the backdrop of his small, increasingly snowy village. Sound familiar? It’s so atmospheric and convinced me as a child that surely I was magical too. To this day there’s a poem in it I can recite off the top of my head. Ask me anytime, any place! It’s the second book in a series but yes you can start with this one. Just pure delight. If any children are into Harry Potter, they’ll LOVE this.
Louise (English and Oracy Lead)
Zachary – The Tube Expert
Our very own Zachary Rogerson in Heather (Year 3) is a complete train aficionado and for some time now he’s had his own youtube channel with clips about all things trains but especially the London Underground! It’s amazing to hear him show his amazing knowledge and passion and sets your mind racing thinking about all the incredible possibilities his future holds. This child is going places (and it’ll probably be on a train!). We would love you to subscribe to his channel and it will make his year!
We are making a short film about Brookfield, for prospective parents and children to help them understand what an amazing school it is. Its being led by year 6 children, and we are looking for a parent or parents who have experience filming, and who could help. Ideally we looking for 2 days filming and a day with a drone. Get in touch with firstname.lastname@example.org if you’d like to get involved.
The Wildlife Trust are running their ’30 days wild’ for the month of June. We challenge you to do one wild thing a day throughout the month of June! That’s 30 simple, fun and exciting Random Acts of Wildness.
When you sign up, you’ll get a free pack of goodies to help you plan your wild month, plus lots of ideas to inspire you to stay wild all throughout June (and beyond!).
Here is a fun half term eco-pack for you to download
Camden Covid Update
Here is the CNJ Covid-19 update for this week.
Camden’s Children’s Libraries and study spaces
You can now visit our Children’s libraries and reserve study space in some of our adult libraries. Please go to www.camden.gov.uk/library-bookings. All eight of Camden’s children’s libraries are now open for 20-minute family browsing visits. Children can borrow up to 20 exciting books on their visit – let’s get reading! Study spaces are now available at three of our libraries – Swiss Cottage, Holborn and Pancras Square libraries. To book your 2 hours study space session or to visit our Children’s libraries, please go to www.camden.gov.uk/library-bookings or you can call us on 0209 744 444 and ask for the library that you want to visit.
Bloomsbury Football are a registered football charity offering the best football experience in London regardless of a player’s ability to pay.
- This Half-Term we are running a girl’s only Football holiday course at Acland Burghley School (NW5 1UJ)
- Bloomsbury Football have received funding from John Lyon’s Charity Fund to give children who are in receipt of free school meals a free space at the holiday course.
- For children to be offered a free space on this holiday course all parents need to do is fill out a form below.
Please could you forward this form onto parents whose daughters would benefit from this experience.
Please see the link below for details on a government warning about small high powered magnetic products.