Newsletter 2nd July


Laurel’s Update

Today, children have been told who their class teacher will be next year. I now have pleasure in sharing this information with you. In September we will be welcoming four teachers: Liz, Martin, Hannah and Summer. Lauren is stepping up to cover Mel’s maternity leave as Assistant Head and will be sharing her class with Laura (SEDNCo). Lucy will be our in class phase leader for years 2 and 3. We wish Sus every success as she becomes Early Years Lead at St John and St James Primary School in Hackney and thank her for her brilliant contribution to Brookfield over the past four years.

Children will be visiting their new teacher and classroom on Tuesday 13th July. Support staff will be confirmed before the summer break

 TeachersPhase leader 
2 and 3 year old nursery BlossomLiz          Seren 
3 and 4 year old nursery CatkinCharlotte and Daisy 
ReceptionSeren and Kate Becca 
Year 1Jo (Conker) Amy (Acorn) 
Year 2Lucy (Daisy)  Martin (Bluebell)    Lucy 
Year 3Kerry Anne (Dandelion) Lillie (Poppy) 
Year 4Hannah (Fern) Summer (Heather)    Lauren 
Year 5Lauren and Laura (Ivy) Emily (Bramble) 
Year 6Louise (Ash) Agata (Willow)Faye 
Music: Julia Specialist teachers: Georgina, Abigail, Gemma from October PE: Haseeb and Aaron Higher Level Teacher Assistants: Michelle, Jerome, Alex

Next week you will be receiving you child’s annual report via email. For parents of children in years 1-6, there are a limited number of virtual appointments available on Thursday  8th July  if you would like to discuss the report with your child’s current teacher. Please email the relevant to request a Zoom meeting. Parents with children who have Special Education Needs will have meetings with Laura, our SENDCo, and class teachers the following week.

Class photos

On Thursday 8th July children will have class photos taken. Parents will then have an opportunity to order copies online and have the photo posted over the summer or available to collect from school in September. Individual photos will be taken in the Autumn term.

Parent and Carer Workshops

Thanks to the parents and carers who joined Emily for  this week’s workshop focussed on supporting children in art. Here are the slides and useful resources for those who were unable to attend:

Next Thursday, Laurel and Jo (Chair of Governors) will be hosting a virtual coffee morning at 11am to give parents and carers an opportunity to ask questions and provide feedback. The link and zoom details can be found below:

Zoom meeting ID: 718 2430 4068, Password: xxsL5B

After School Club

Next week on Tuesday and Thursday year 6 will be performing Bugsy Malone to their parents. Please note that bookings for After School Club on these days will be honoured and we are not able to take any late requests.

Voicefest – Performance Poetry Competition

The last week of this Summer term, let’s finish the year with something to celebrate! We’re doing performance poetry in Literacy across the school that week and to add to this Brookfield are running a Performance Poetry Competition called VOICEFEST! You do not have to enter. This is entirely optional and to be done outside of school. There will be prizes but above all glory!

Find your voice and show us your great speaking! Be clear, be brave, be creative!
Record yourself performing your favourite poem OR a poem you have written and enter our Brookfield competition! Upload onto Google Classroom by 16th July (folders have been created).
You could perform by yourself, in a pair or a group. Although you can read straight from a text, it’s even better if you learn your poem by heart and make eye contact with the camera. Perhaps for longer poems speak only a section. At the start of your performance, say the title and the poet/author who wrote it. Keep your performances to a maximum of three minutes.

The criteria for success is ‘clarity, courage and creativity’.
Are you speaking clearly and loudly enough? Are you bringing the words to life for an audience? What effort have you made?

As far as creativity goes, you can present your piece as you see fit (costumes/set/dynamic filming) but also we want to celebrate those who may only have a simple presentation but who show bravery and clear communication.

“Come my friends, tis not too late to seek a newer world! To strive, to seek, to find and not to yield!” (Tennyson)

Any queries please email

Louise (Literacy and Oracy Lead)

Sports day

This year, sports day will be held at school. Unfortunately, under the current circumstances and guidance we will not be able to allow parents to spectate. 

I assure you, Aaron and myself will do our very best to make the event as magical and fun as always! 

Monday pm Y4

Tuesday am Y1

Wednesday am Y5 pm Y2   

Thursday am YR

Friday am Y3 pm Y6

Sports day will happen during usual PE time. Please can you send your child in sports clothing, trainers and with a bottle of water. 

Remember: “the body achieves what the mind believes” wise old Haseeb

SEND Planning Meetings

I will be holding SEND planning meetings throughout the weeks beginning 12th July and 19th July. This is a great chance to meet with you and class teachers to discuss how the year has gone and support for next year. I will be sending out emails on Monday to let you know the times. 

This time I will be holding them on zoom – please click the link below when it is you allocated time. You will be in a waiting room until I allow you into the meeting.

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 827 884 2752

Passcode: F0n0vu

​Please email me if you have any questions, 

Laura (

Book of the Week

After being a mad fan of ‘Goodnight Stories for Rebel Girls’ book a couple of years back, I recently bought this book, ‘Goodnight Stories for Rebel Girls – 100 Immigrant Women who changed the World’ by Elena Favilli, as I was hungry for more. Great to dip in and out of, with a range of either surprising or previously unknown stories and women, this book is a fantastic celebration of some of the incredible people that make up our world. Highly recommended for non fiction fans and those who love to learn about, and be inspired by, others.

Louise (Literacy and Oracy Lead)

Acland Burghley School Assembley Hall Project

Acland Burghley is hosting its evening event on July 8th in covid secure conditions to tell everyone about plans to create a cultural and community space for the local area. Feel free to bring friends and family to hear local architect Matt Watts reveal more about transforming the school’s Grade II listed hall. The school’s resident, international Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment will be performing from 5.45pm to 6.15pm with a further, musical surprise at 8pm. Talks too from the leader of the orchestra, an expert in Brutalism and the school itself. More details below.

Covid-19 Vaccine Information from Camden

Over the coming days, there are lots of opportunities to get vaccinated in different locations across Camden – either on our vaccine bus, at a vaccination event or at a walk-in clinic. In addition, there is a vaccine bus pop-up for Autistic Londoners taking place in Islington today (Tues, 29 June) until 7pm. The bus is being adapted to make it as Autism-friendly as possible and Autistic Londoners who want to be vaccinated are encouraged to come along and be supported to get the vaccine. 

See below for more details on dates, times and how to book which can also be found on our website at You don’t need to be registered with a GP or have an NHS number and we won’t ask for proof of ID, address or immigration status.

Alternatively, residents can continue to book a vaccine appointment by calling 119 for free or visiting Those not registered with a GP can complete the form at and anyone needing support to book an appointment can call us on 020 7974 4444 (option 9).

On an aside, there’s an Instagram Live event taking place online on Wednesday, 30 June at 6pm (note: this is a change of date from the one given out on Friday) for young people about COVID-19, vaccines and mental health. It’ll be hosted by Young Harrow Foundation and Kooth and people can join through the @youngharrowfoundation Instagram account.

Thanks for your help and please get in touch if you have any questions.

Local vaccination event, vaccine bus or walk-in?LocationTimingsHow to bookVaccine type
COVID-19 vaccination bus – a pop-up for autistic Londoners only, run in collaboration with ALAG and Autism HubLaycock Centre car park on Laycock St, London N1 1TH. Car park is accessed from Highbury Station Road.29 June between 3pm – 7pmEmail or call 020 7974 4444 (option 9)Moderna
Walk-inPeckwater Centre, 6 Peckwater Street NW5 2UPWednesday 30 June, 9.30am – 12pm and 2pm-5.30pmNo booking needed – just turn upPfizer – 1st dose only
Walk-inRoyal Free Recreation Club, Fleet Road NW3 2QGWednesday 30 June 9.30am – 12pm; 2pm – 4pm and 6pm – 8pmNo booking needed – just turn upPfizer – 1st dose only
Local vaccination event run in collaboration with our local NHSStudent Central, University of London, Malet Street, WC1E 7HYThursday 1 July, 2-6pmBook an appointment by clicking this link If you need support to book, call Camden Council on 020 7974 4444 (option 9)Pfizer
Walk-inRoyal Free Recreation Club, Fleet Road NW3 2QGThursday 1 July 9.30am – 12pm; 2pm – 4pm and 6pm – 8pmNo booking needed – just turn upPfizer – 1st dose only
Walk-inRoyal Free Recreation Club, Fleet Road NW3 2QGFriday 2 July 9.30am – 12pmNo booking needed – just turn upPfizer – 1st dose only
Walk-inPeckwater Centre, 6 Peckwater Street NW5 2UPFriday 2 July, 9.30am – 12pm and 2pm – 5.30pmNo booking needed – just turn upPfizer – 1st dose only
COVID-19 vaccination bus – run in collaboration with Kentish Town Baitul Aman MosqueQueen’s Crescent Community Association car park, Queen’s Crescent, NW5 4QEFriday 2 July, 3-7pmSpeak to Luthfur at the Mosque or call 020 7974 4444 (option 9)Moderna
COVID-19 vaccination busCar park outside Sidings Community Centre, Brassey Road, NW6 2BASaturday 3 July, 10am-2pmCall 020 7974 4444 (option 9)Moderna
COVID-19 vaccination busCar park outside Sidings Community Centre, Brassey Road, NW6 2BATuesday 6 July, 3-7pmCall 020 7974 4444 (option 9)Moderna
Local vaccination event run in collaboration with our local NHSKilburn Library, 12-22 Kilburn High Road, NW6 5UHThursday 8 July, 11am – 3pmBook an appointment by clicking this link If you need support to book, call Camden Council on 020 7974 4444 (option 9)Pfizer

PTA News

Summer Fair Stroll Q&A:

What is it?
A circular route with all the elements of a Fair on the way. Socially distant, of course.

Anything to eat? Buy?
Loads – Books, toys, BBQ, curry and more.

Sounds good. How can I help?
Check with your class rep(s) for details. Each year has a stall / thing. But even if you can’t help on the day, there’s things you can do before:…

  • Please start sorting your good quality toys and books (school age only, no baby toys) – they can be dropped off at the school gates from the 12th July
  • We are looking for raffle prizes, anything along the lines of:
    Vouchers for restaurants, local shops, delis, hampers, wine, pet services, photography, wellness, massages – please email
  • Plants, do you have any plants you can donate for our plant stall? No plants too big or too small, all greatly appreciated, please contact to arrange drop off – (Sophie lives very close to the school).
  • If you live on Croftdown Road and can host a stall, please let us know.
  • Baked Goods – please consider baking breads/buns/cakes and yummy goodies to sell on the day