|PTA coffee morning, bake sale and winter clothes swap after school||Friday 26th November|
|Pupil Progress Review meetings with all teachers and LSAs to reflect on Autumn assessments and planning best provision for the Spring term||W/C 29th November|
|Year 1 & 2 choir||Mondays at 2pm|
|Meet the Parents event for prospective parents, current parents welcome to share their experience, creche and refreshments available||Tuesday 30th November 5.30 – 6.30pm|
|Tours for prospective parents (please book via the website), existing parents welcome from February!||Wednesdays 9.15am|
|Photographer taking pictures of children for school and Camden||Wednesday 1st December|
|Schools Direct students visiting for training||Thursday 2nd December|
|Year 5 to Parliament Hill show||Monday 6th December|
|Year 6 trip to see & Juliet at the Shaftesbury Theatre||Friday 10th December|
|PTA Pub Evening||Thursday 9th Dec|
|Winter Fair||Saturday 11th December|
|Year 2 Christmas Show||Tuesday 14th December|
|11am Blossom and Catkin songs in the nursery garden with parents and carers||Wednesday 15th December|
|Christmas lunch, pm year 5 classes sharing West African drumming||Wednesday 15th December|
|Last day of the Autumn term||Friday 17th December|
Today we have welcomed parents and carers at not one, but two Parent Teacher Association (PTA) events! Thanks to our wonderful PTA and everyone who supported the coffee morning, bake sale and clothes swap. Please invite family and friends to our outdoor Winter Fair on Saturday 11th December 12-3pm where both our choirs will be performing.
Thankfully, we have seen COVID-19 cases lower this week and we are looking forward to bursting the Ivy and Willow class bubbles on Monday. I would like to praise Hannah and Emily, class teachers, for their creativity and resilience over the past fortnight.
Next Tuesday, 30th November from 5.30-6.30pm, Brookfield will be hosting our first ‘Meet the Brookfield parents’ event for prospective parents. I am looking for 2 more families who would be prepared to be part of a panel to represent Brookfield – please let me know if you and your child(ren) could volunteer.
Updates from the office
We have a photographer from Camden Learning coming in next week to take pictures of the whole school. The pictures will be used by the school, and if Camden Learning would like to use any, we will ask permission from parents in advance.
Please arrive at the right time for our staggered starts. If children do arrive early (e.g. if they have an older sibling) they are now asked to sit on a bench and wait for their lining up time.
Don’t forget if your child is on packed lunches, and would like to have a hot Christmas dinner on Wednesday 15th December, please notify the office here by Friday 10th December at the latest.
It is much easier to reunite children with items of clothing and water bottles, when they have their name on them. Items that children have left behind are put on the pegs in the playgrounds and after a period of time, unnamed items are donated to charity.
Year 2 Outing
This week Year 2 had their first major trip to London Zoo. Our trip was part of our science learning as we looked at how the zoo had varied each habitat to meet the animal’s needs. We saw penguins, tigers, monkeys and lions, as well as lots of different mini beasts. It was a fantastic day!
I am excited to announce Brookfield’s new Eco-Committee! I really enjoyed reading all of your fantastic and enthusiastic applications. Even if you haven’t been selected for this year’s Committee, there will be lots of opportunities to help Brookfield become an Eco-School throughout the year.
The new committee will meet before Christmas during the school day. I can’t wait to get started!
|Class||Eco-Committee 1||Eco-Committee 2|
Music Update from Julia
We’ve had an overwhelming response for children joining the Infant Choir, which is fantastic! As we are going to be performing at the Winter Fair (Saturday 11th December), places for this term are now closed. If your child is not in the choir already and would like a place for January, then please Julia here
Would your child like to perform at the Winter Fair?
Both choirs will be performing (times tbc). If your child would like to perform individually or in a small group on the Music stage (on an instrument or voice) then please email Julia here Please ensure that your child knows their piece/song well and that it is ready for performance.
Y5 West African Drumming Sharing Session
The Year 5s will be sharing with their families what they have learnt this half term in their West African Drumming lessons, on Wednesday 15th December in the afternoon. Times to be confirmed.
We are currently recruiting for our Junior Saturday Centre, CamJam which takes place at Brecknock School. Children can take part in an exciting range of musical activities including foundation music groups, instrumental lessons, choirs, bands and orchestras, music technology and a brand new beginner cello group! We also have a specialist SEND teacher for children who need additional support to access music making.
Healthy eating support for families
Family Kitchen At Home a free online cooking session for families with children aged 2-11 years. Virtual cook alongs-free pre-recorded virtual cooking sessions for families. Vouchers to cover the cost of ingredients is available for both sessions. See the attached for further information.
Please see the attached poster from ‘Mums for Lungs’ about the importance of turning off your car engine whilst stationary.
Thanks to so many of you who joined in the Christmas Cards project. If you need to pay, there’s still time – use this link.
Coffee morning and WhatsApp
Thanks to everyone who came to the coffee morning this morning – some of you expressed an interest in joining the PTA WhatsApp group. You can join here using this link, or email us your mobile and we’ll add you – BrookfieldSchoolPTA@gmail.com.
Bake Sale & Winter Clothing Swap
We’ve just had a fantastic Bake sale and Clothing swap, which has made… drum roll….
£489.30 – fantastic, thank you so much.
Coming Soon – Pub Social
Another date to save! We are planning a Brookfield families Parent & Carers Pub Evening on Thursday 9th December, we would love to see you all for a long awaited social event. Location to follow…
And of course – the Winter fair
We are looking to run a Winter Wanderland window trail like we did last year – a fun event that can be joined in with any time. Volunteers for windows will be needed. Please email BrookfieldSchoolPTA@gmail.com to take part. Thank you.
Winter Fair plans
Do volunteer, if only for a short while – the fair always needs you. Contact your class rep to see how you can join in the fun.
- Nursery/Reception will be running the Pre-loved Toys and Books stall
- Y1 will be serving Hot Chocolate and Mac and Cheese
- Y2 will be with the kids playing outdoor Games
- Y3 will be making beautiful things at the Craft activity
- Y4 will be serving Mulled wine and running the Bar
- Y5 will be serving Tea, coffee and cakes
- Y6 will be working closely with Santa to set up a gorgeous Grotto
There will also be a BBQ, curries, raffle, sleigh rides, secret gift tent and the stage with a live band of Brookfield parents as well as the school choirs.
I’m telling you, you wanna be there! It’s gonna be wonderful!
Any questions or offers of extra help please write to me at firstname.lastname@example.org