I started the week at a primary school in Bromley as part of a Challenge Partners Review. It was a privilege to spend three days in another school helping them on their school improvement journey. It was a great experience and returning to Brookfield on Wednesday afternoon felt like coming home!
The children have been making a real effort in their termly assessments in reading, writing and maths this week. We look forward to sharing their achievements with you in their end of year reports.
This evening year 6 children will be returning to school for our first ever sleep over! Thanks in advance to the committees of children, Lucy, Faye, Derek, Emily, Laura who have planned a wonderful night ahead. Please see below for an update from the entertainment committee!
If you would like to support the school in our development of Black History teaching and learning and anti-racism, by joining a working party with staff and governors, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
An Update from our SENDCo
My SENDCo days are now Monday, Tuesday and Thursday as I have the pleasure of teaching Year 2 Poppy class on a Wednesday and Friday.
If you have any concerns or want to talk to me please email me at email@example.com and I will get back to you as soon as possible.
Best wishes, Laura
Parent & Carer Workshops
Thank you to the year 6 parent and carers for attending our Year 6 coffee morning with Laurel. The slides from the presentation are below including the discussion points that were raised.
Next week we invite Nursery, Reception and year 1 parents to attend a workshop with Lucy and Seren to learn more about supporting your child(ren) with maths.
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
Primary Science Challenge 2021
Well done to everybody that took part in the science challenge! I was so impressed with the number of entries and the range of scientific research that took place in your homes. I received some fantastic posters and presentations. Every child that took part in the challenge will receive a certificate of participation. A few children from each year group were submitted to the Camden challenge.
Holly (Heather class)
Zachary (Heather class)
Max (Ivy class)
Annie (Ash class)
Leila and Betty (Willow class)
Sarah C (Willow class)
All of these entries can be seen on the Regent High School website: http://www.regenthighschool.org.uk/Partnerships/Science-Challenge-2021/
Congratulations to Zachary and Annie who were given special mentions by the judges!
Amy (Science lead)
Book of the Week
Hot on the heels of ‘Kitchen Disco’ by Clare Foges and Al Murphy, which I’ve only recently discovered, I’ve gone and bought their other books ‘Bathroom Boogie’ and my absolute favourite, ‘Veg Patch Party’. I’ve been raving about it all week to anyone who’ll listen. It’s about vegetables at a music festival and it is joyous, silly and fun for adults and children alike. Here’s an excerpt…
“Now Red Hot Chillis take the stage, the coolest band you’ve seen. They play their rockin’ music to a crowd of runner beans!” (Side speech bubble of a runner bean staring at the chilli pepper lead singer – “He’s so hot!”)
I laughed out loud reading this book, even when there were no children around! (DJ Brussel Sprout – hilarious). While I promise a different type of children’s book to recommend next week, I couldn’t resist going for another picture book this week and sharing this one too.
Louise (Literacy and Oracy Lead)
Camden is celebrating YOUTH SAFETY FORTNIGHT between 25th June – 8th July 2021.
In line with the Building Resilience and Making Positive Choices theme, they will be delivering parent workshops for primary and secondary parents on this topic.
Please see flyer attached with more information.
Young Shakespeare at Brookfield
Last Friday, Year 5 and 6 were lucky enough to watch the brilliant: Young Shakespeare Company perform ‘Hamlet’. The children were so engrossed in the performance and were thrilled to be involved as characters from the play too.
Fundraising for Brookfield
A huge thank you and well done to Josh and Aidan from Ivy class, with help from Zach and Rose from Daisy class who sold homemade lemonade at the weekend, raising a magnificent £45 for the school. It looked fantastically thirst quenching!
Year 6 Sleepover at Brookfield
We are writing to tell you about our sleepover on Friday! We will be playing a lot of sporty games in the playground including: capture the flag, giant it, blob and more. We have decided there will be a room for chilling and board games and drawing. To get the excitement of our friends we knew we needed to go big so we hired a bouncy castle and slide. We had a great idea that we will watch England in their Euros game against Scotland. We have given them a choice of watching football or the new Lion King. For anyone interested in playing football we have promised we will play for 30 minutes. We will go to bed at 10pm but you are allowed to chat after then. The bouncy castle and slide will be available as soon as we get to school and then you will get roughly 1 and a half hours of free play including the bouncy castle and slide. We have a variety of different types of pizza: margarita, pepperoni, ham and more. An ice cream van will be coming in to school with ice lollies, drinks and ice cream. We can’t wait!
Freddie and Ryan (Entertainment committee)
Covid 19 Update from Camden
Coronavirus cases are rising – and they are rising fastest amongst 18-25 year olds – so please keep following the rules to keep yourself, friends and family safe:
- Enjoy the nice weather and socialise outdoors
- Stay 2m from those outside your household or bubble
- Meeting friends? Get a free rapid covid test at camden.gov.uk/rapidtest
- Wash your hands regularly and thoroughly
- Wear a face covering in indoor and busy outdoor public spaces, unless exempt
- Get the COVID-19 vaccine as soon as you’re eligible
- Socialising indoors? Keep windows open to ventilate the space and dilute infection particles
Thank you for all you’re doing to keep Camden safe.
Get the COVID-19 vaccine to keep yourself and loved ones safe and to prevent new variants
The COVID-19 vaccine is safe, effective and gives the best protection against the virus. As many people as possible need to get the COVID-19 vaccine to reduce the spread of the virus, and to prevent people from getting seriously ill or dying. Given the chance, all viruses will mutate and produce unknown new variants and COVID-19 is no exception. So getting the vaccine could help prevent this from happening and protect our community.
Getting the vaccine will also reduce the chance of you passing the virus onto others so even if you think you will be fine if you get coronavirus, you could pass it onto someone else who could get seriously ill. To keep yourself, loved ones and local community safe, please get the vaccine when it’s your turn at one of 15 vaccination sites across the borough.
If you’re 25 and over, or fall into one of the other priority groups, you’re eligible to have the COVID-19 vaccine now.
There are 4 ways to book your free vaccine appointment in Camden:
- Visit nhs.uk/coronavirusvaccine
- Call 119 for free
- If you aren’t registered with a GP, email our local NHS who will book your appointment for you: firstname.lastname@example.org
- If you need any support to book your appointment, call Camden Council for help on 020 7974 4444 (option 9)
If you want to learn more about the vaccine, you can find more information in the following places:
- Visit nhs.uk/coronavirusvaccine
- Visit camden.gov.uk/covid19vaccine
- Read the leaflet we developed on the vaccine and testing, which includes answers to a lot of frequently asked questions: https://www.camden.gov.uk/documents/20142/0/4205.357+-+COVID-19+vaccine+and+testing+leaflet.pdf/e8091497-886e-5712-e5d8-ad8210b7e5e6?t=1623060430691
- Visit our YouTube channel to hear from local residents and experts: https://t.co/qAPGWY2pI2?amp=1
Heath Hands event
150th Celebrations 27th June and beyond
This year marks the 150th anniversary of the Hampstead Heath Act 1871 and, to celebrate, we’ll be hosting a Community Fun Day on Sunday 27th June. This will include:
- a carnival parade
- live music,
- art activities,
- creating a 150th mural,
- collecting memories of the Heath,
- nature activities,
- kite flying and much more!
Do come and join us at the Parliament Hill Bandstand at any time between 1 and 5pm.
More information here.
This community event forms part of a wider programme of #Heath150 celebrations – more information on the full programme here.
Camden Summer University
For those with older children, here is some information about Camden Summer University. Students aged 13 to 19 who live in Camden, go to a Camden state school or attend a Camden Council youth centre can take part in a fantastic range of free courses (75 in total) in arts, media, sport, cookery, work and life skills with Camden Summer University. The programme, which runs from 26 July to 27 August, includes online and face-to-face courses, run within Government guidelines at a range of local venues, including the British Museum. Courses can be viewed online from 2 June and bookings open on 16 June, visit cmdn.co.uk or call 020 7974 6543
TOTS Guide to the Orchestra event
For children aged 2-5 the following flyer has information for the TOTS Guide to the Orchestra event on Sunday 27th June.
SUMMER FAIR UPDATE
Due to social-distancing restrictions staying in place as announced by the government, we can no longer hold the Summer Fair on school grounds. This is huge shame as we had no Fair last year either, but we will still try to have a celebration of sorts for the end of the school year.
The PTA are meeting early next week to finalise our plan B. We are looking into running some sort of street fair / trail, spread out across the neighbourhood where families would host a stall outside their house or driveway. We did this successfully for Halloween Trail and Winter Walk, so we know that it’s possible – and fun! We have already had some volunteers, which is amazing, thank you, but we still need more.
If you feel this is something you could help with please get in touch with the PTA ASAP and we will be in touch to discuss in more detail. Ideally, we need spaces that aren’t too far from school, so a round-route can be created. (Even if you volunteer, we might not take you up on the offer – not all locations will be suitable if we can’t incorporate it into a route, so don’t be offended.)
If you are happy to host a space, don’t feel that it will be all up to you! There will be many helping hands, it’s more about getting a few key locations in place. There’s no going-inside required – it’s street only.
*** Raffle ***
We need donations for raffle prizes. Anything along the lines of:
Vouchers for restaurants, local shops, delis, hampers, wine, pet services, photography, wellness, massages. All donations gratefully received. If you are in a shop or other business, do ask for the school – you’d be amazed at how many say yes.
Obviously we won’t be able to do a normal raffle – but technology is at hand! We can sell raffle tickets online, and do the draw via Zoom – and publish the numbers on the site later.
Many thanks – and let’s keep the Summer Fair spirit going!
Thanks, from the PTA Committee.