Newsletter 15th October

​Key Events​Date
Catkin, Reception, Year 1 and 2 individual photosMonday 18th October
Year 5 swimming11-22nd October
Tour for prospective parents (please call to book on 020 7272 9627) Wednesday 20th October
Year 2 West African Drumming performanceWednesday 20th October at 1.45pm and 2.45pm
October Half term25th – 29th October  
Year 6 Sayers’ Croft residential1st-5th November                          
Years 1-5 Assessment week8th – 12th November
Anti-bullying week15th November  
Winter Fair 11th December

Laurels Update

Today, Brookfield School has been represented by 88 enthusiastic cross country runners at the annual competition on Hampstead Heath. The team did fantastically, coming 1st out of 18 Camden schools. This is an amazing achievement and thank you to the parents and carers who cheered the children on, and to Haseeb and Aaron for preparing and encouraging the children. Every child who tried in their PE lessons, attended extra training sessions and those who attended today showed such determination, resilience and passion and we are proud of each and every one of them.

Our week started wearing yellow for the Young Minds charity. Over £50 was raised on the gates and online donations can be made here

I am looking for parents and carers who can come and talk to classes about their faith next Friday on our termly RE day (22nd October) and also those who have something to share on the value of responsibility. Please come and share your experiences with our children by emailing or talk to me on the gate!

Yours, Laurel

School Photos

On Monday 18th October, the school photographer will be in taking school photos for Nursery Catkin class, Reception classes, and Year 1 and 2. Most children in years 3-6 have had their school photos done already. Details of how to purchase your child’s photo, will be in next weeks newsletter.

Safeguarding Update

We are increasingly concerned at the number of children who have been talking about and re-enacting the games from ‘Squid Game’: a popular Netflix show that is highly inappropriate for young children due to the high levels of violence portrayed.

Please note that children are accessing scenes from Squid Games via places such as their TikTok accounts as it can pop up on their ‘For You’ page and therefore even if they are not searching for it, they can come across scenes which are disturbing.

Please do not assume they are unaware of it as if they have access to TikTok, Discord, Roblox, YouTube or Netflix, or have friends or relatives who have, they may well have come across it.

The Annual School Flu Vaccination for Children in Reception to Year 6

Today, there will be a letter and consent form sent home regarding flu vaccinations which will take place at school on Thursday 11th of November. All parents must complete and return the form indicating if they would like their child to receive the vaccine or not.  This vaccination is recommended to help protect your child against flu. Flu can be an unpleasant illness and sometimes causes serious complications. Vaccinating your child will also help protect more vulnerable family and friends by preventing the spread of flu.

Please return the form to your child’s class teacher or the office. 

For further information and Influenza Leaflet see:

Year 6 Global Citizens – Campaign for Refugees

As part of our new curriculum we aspire to ‘Beautiful Work’. Here’s an example of our beautiful work in Year 6 this term. This will also appear in the children’s Geography portfolios. Could we ask that any final donations are sent into school by the end of half term? Someone from care4calais will be coming in to help us sort everything. They, along with the refugees your donations will reach, are very grateful! What a great way to play our part in being kind Global Citizens!

Year 2’s Trip to the Heath

This week Year 2 went to Hampstead Heath to help us write descriptions in our literacy. We thought about what we could see, hear, smell and feel. We discovered colourful mushrooms, interesting fruits and some bendy trees! 

Book of the Week

Do you dream of seeing your very own ‘Book of the Week’ right here in the Brookfield Newsletter? Please send your great recommendations to me and perhaps you’ll spread the word far and wide! Fiction or non fiction? All genres count! Say a little about the book, why you like it and who might like to read it! It needn’t be too long. A picture of the book cover would be good too but don’t worry if that’s too tricky.


Mental Health Parent and Carer Workshops

The Mental Health Support Team (MHST) are pleased to offer parents and carers a series of workshops to support their children’s well-being. There are 8 topics in total with workshops being offered from this point until the end of Spring term. Each workshop will last up to 60 minutes and have an optional follow-up of 30 minutes for parents and ​carers to ask questions or discuss the topic further.​.​​

Webinar topic Intended Parent AudienceDateTime
Why Early intervention matter: Introducing the MHSTPrimary & SecondaryFriday 12th November 202112.00 to 13:00Q and A 13:00 to 13.30
Parent-child interactions PrimaryFriday 19th November 202112.00 to 13:00Q and A 13:00 to 13.30
Managing child worries PrimaryFriday 26th November 202112.00 to 13:00Q and A 13:00 to 13.30

Interested in teaching?

Are you interested in training to become a teacher – or do you know someone amazing who would make a fantastic teacher? Here in Camden, led by our partners at Eleanor Palmer, we run an outstanding primary teacher training programme which leads to a PGCE qualification in conjunction with UCL’s Institute of Education. You will get the chance to train in amazing local schools, and see what a great place Camden is to train in and launch your teaching career.

Recruitment has just launched for entry in September 2022. If you would like to hear about our programme and what we can offer please do get in touch to attend one of our Open Mornings at Eleanor Palmer. The first one this year is on Friday  5 November 9.30am-11.30am where you can find out more about the process of becoming a teacher and find out about Camden Primary Partnership’s unique teacher training programme.  To book your place or for more information email, call her on 020 7485 2155 or follow the teacher training link on EP’s website

PTA News

UPDATE: Bake sale and costume swap SUCCESS – we raised £489! Thanks to all


Thanks to everyone who came to the AGM – we got a lot done! We passed the accounts, spending for the year, the new constitution and had some great fundraising ideas. The minutes are here:

Pumpkin Trail and Pumpkin Sale

After the success of last year, we are going to run a pumpkin trail on Halloween. Please do sign up to decorate your home.

We will also be selling pumpkins at school again. Place your order here.

Pumpkin carving competition

Get your pumpkin from school, and enter our photo competition. Carve your pumpkin, take a photo and send it to the PTA email (see below).

The best entries will be on the school website and we’ll find a fun prize for the winner.


Still on the lookout for a new co-chair / PTA Secretary, and also BE A REP IF YOU CAN…

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