Newsletter 3rd September

Laurel’s Update

What a pleasure it has been to welcome our wonderful Brookfield children back to school after the summer break. Having visited them all in class, they have made a great start.

I am really excited and optimistic about the year ahead. This year we are focusing as a school on the following areas:

  • Oracy, the teaching and learning of speaking and listening
  • The new Brookfield Curriculum with the themes of sustainability, innovation, equality, journeys, communication and home
  • Emotional literacy and leadership
  • Transforming the learning environment

Next week, we open our new 2 year old nursery, Blossom class, at the Konstam building. This is a brilliant opportunity to extend our early years provision and get to know children and families earlier. If you are interested in your child attending, please contact our Deputy Head, Stephanie on 020 7272 9627 or email

Covid-19 update

The government guidance has now changed if you or your child tests positive for COVID 19. Please tell us if you are awaiting test results and we can provide support if there is a case. We have learning packs available and have other resources if you, or someone in your family needs to isolate.

We have found that many of the safety measures that we currently have in place to protect against infection, are working well and supporting the children in a range of ways. We therefore intend to maintain most of our current risk assessment for the first few weeks of term. It has been a pleasure to welcome parents back into the playgrounds at the start and end of each day. Parents and carers are invited to wear masks and follow direction from staff on the gates to where your child will be dropped off and collected.

Drop off and collection times remain the same:

8.45am and 3.15pm: Years 2 and 6

8.50am and 3.20pm: Years 1 and 5

8.55am and 3.25pm: Reception and Year 4

9.00am and 3.30pm: Year 3

Nursery Catkin class will use their Croftdown Road gates at 9am and 3.30pm

Nursery Blossom class will use their Chester Road gate at 8.45am and 3.45pm (for children attending full time) (8.45am – 1.00pm Friday)

Year group curriculum meetings

Teachers will be presenting to parents and carers at year group curriculum meetings on the week beginning 13th September. This is an opportunity for you to hear about the teaching and learning experiences your child will enjoy over the year, and how you can support at home. We encourage all parents and carers to attend. The meetings will take place from 10-10.30am on Zoom (links to follow in your curriculum newsletters next week) and recordings will be made available and shared on the website

Monday year 1 and 6

Tuesday year 4

Wednesday year 5

Thursday year 2

Friday year 3


All children are provided with free fruit at morning break, funded by the government and our wonderful Parent Teacher Association. Your child may bring their own fruit for break time, no other snacks are allowed.

Hair must be tied back as we try to protect children and families from the dreaded nits.

While stud earing are allowed, no other jewellery is permitted.

Please label all your children’s clothing and belongings. Named items are returned to children, anything unnamed is regularly sent to local charity shops.

After School Club

Bookings for September are open – see full details here. All families who have paid for 2020/21 after school club will be able to register for sessions. We are pleased to offer these clubs to begin from Monday 6th September.

Staffing for this year

Staffing for 2021-22TeachersSupport staffPhase leader
2 year old nurseryLiz  Sandra, MarciaSeren
3 and 4 year old nursery CatkinCharlotte & DaisyRebecca, Jamal, Terri, Jo, MilaSeren
ReceptionSeren and Kate BeccaAniqa, Christel, ZenabSeren
Year 1Jo (Conker) Amy (Acorn)Samira, Gabi, AdrieneSeren
Year 2Lucy (Daisy)  Martin (Bluebell)  Linda, Tom, MelLucy
Year 3Kerry Anne (Dandelion) Lillie (Poppy)Norah, TyreekLucy
Year 4Hannah (Fern) Summer (Heather)Asher  Lauren
Year 5Lauren and Laura (Ivy) Emily (Bramble)Alannah, MelLauren
Year 6Louise (Ash) Agata (Willow)Sue, MelFaye
Specialist teachers:
Music: Julia
PE: Haseeb and Aaron
English: Gemma
Inclusion: Abigail
Higher Level Teaching Assistants: Jerome and Alex (who teach classes when the teacher is absent)

Thanks to Paula, who has been supporting in the Nursery and leading Forest School, who has given the children such wonderful experiences during her two years at Brookfield. We wish her every success as she embarks on a freelance career.

Brookfield Healthy School Street

Please read the poster below which has all the information you need to know about Brookfield’s Safe and Healthy Sschool Street scheme. From the 1st September, there will be restrictions in place on Croftdown Road during school drop off and pick up times.

York Rise Street Party

When: Sunday September 12th 2021
Time: Noon till the evening

School Dinners

This year, the Brookfield Kitchen will be managed by Caterlink, when Brookfield join the Camden catering contract. Caterlink are a leading education catering specialist, and they are experts in providing healthy, nutritious and tasty food to school children throughout Camden and many other boroughs. We are pleased to inform you that the meal price will remain at £2.40, and we look forward to sharing more information with you very soon about this transition.

Camden Covid Update

Here is the latest update about Covid-19 in Camden: