Newsletter 18th March

Key Events​Date
Year 4 swimming lessonsMonday 21st – Friday 25th March
Junior Choir performing at UCL AcademyMonday 21st March
Year 4&5 Coffee morning Tuesday 22nd March 9am
Anti-racist Committee meetingTuesday 22nd March 2pm
Stay & Play session at Blossom NurseryThursday 24th March 10.45am
Bridge tournamentThursday 24th March 4.15-6.15pm
Year 4 swimming lessonsMonday 28th – Friday 1st April
Year 4 children sharing recorder with parents and carersTuesday 29th March 10am Ivy, 11.45am Bramble
Year 3 sharing West African drumming with parents and carersWednesday 30th pm, times to follow
Brookfield School Disco*Thursday 31st March
NO AFTER SCHOOL CLUB (due to the Brookfield School Disco)Thursday 31st March
10 Minutes Peace Parent coffee morningFriday 1st April 9am
Last day of Spring termFriday 1st April
Easter Camp at Brookfield run by Fit 4 SportMonday 4th – 9th

Laurels Update

The sun is shining as I write this update, it feels like Spring has sprung! This week we have enjoyed: National Science Week activities, our Reception children being inspired by a trip to Cecil Sharp House to see the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment perform, a bake sale to raise funds for Ukraine, a coffee morning for Year 6 parents and carers and Red Nose Day 2022!

Thank you to Heather class for their excellent assembly, with joyous singing, and to parents and carers who were able to support. We look forward to class assemblies from years 1, 5 and Fern class in the summer term and performances from years 4 and 6. It is a delight to be sharing our oracy outcomes with you all.

Next Thursday we will be coming together as a community for a disco to raise money for children and families affected by the invasion of Ukraine. Please note, there will be no After School Club next Thursday. Thanks to the PTA for their brilliant efforts to get this organised so swiftly, see the link below for tickets and I look forward to seeing you on the dance floor!

We welcome visits to our wonderful, new Nursery for 2 year olds, Blossom Class, based at Konstam. We have a few spaces remaining for Easter and September starts. If you have a younger child, or know someone looking for a nursery space, please get in touch here

Today is Holi, Spring Festival, I wish all our Hindu families a vibrant and colourful year ahead!

Brookfield Ukraine Fundraiser Disco

The disco is Thursday 31st March, in the Main hall/Infant playground.

Timing: Infants (Nursery-Y2): 4.30-6pm ~ Juniors (Y3-6): 6-8pm.

(If you have children in both groups, you can attend for both sessions but we ask that you try to keep them separate using the playground).

Tickets on sale NOW:

Book now as they sell out fast! £2.50 per child, £5 adults or ‘up’ your price to donate more. Pupil Premium discount available.

Bar / Merchandise / BBQ and Face-painting all available in the Infant playground, plus a Donation Station so bring cash too!

Thanks so much from all the PTA Team! Please see more PTA News below.

Trips permission letters

You child has been sent home today with a letter asking for permission for trips, and for the annual voluntary contribution towards them. Parents and carers of children not eligible for Pupil Premium can pay the contribution via your Scopay account.

Here is a copy of the letter which should be returned to your class teacher, or the office, by the end of term.

Science Week Poster Competition

It is British Science Week! The theme this year is growth. On Monday, the children enjoyed assemblies introducing this theme and found out that the Eiffel Tower grows 15cm each summer – ask them why! British Science Week are running a poster competition on the theme of Growth. I have already received lots of fantastic entries. Please could any entries be returned to Amy by Thursday 31st March so they can be submitted before the Easter holidays. Five entries from each age group (3-5, 5-8, 8-11) will be submitted to the national competition and celebrated in school. Amy is looking for creativity and interesting science content! All the details, including the list of prizes, are available here:

Science at Channing School

Some of our scientists in Year 4 have loved attending Channing School to carry out some incredible chemistry investigations in their laboratory. They have become more confident with using different equipment like bunsen burners to carry out different scientific tests. Well done Year 4!

Year 1 trip to Holly Village

Year 1 had a magical trip to the mysterious Neo Gothic Holly Village. We learnt all about the incredible Borness Angela Burdette Courts, the philanthropist whose country villa was situated on the Holly Lodge Estate in the 1800’s. The village is privately owned and it is rare for the public to be allowed in to see the 12 magical houses. A big thank you to Erica who invited us.

Easter Camp at Brookfield

Brookfield is pleased to be hosting an Easter Camp. This will be run by Fit for Sport for children aged 5-13 years from 4th-7th April. FREE for Camden residents who are eligible for free school meals. 4 days, 4 hours a day during the Easter holidays. Free healthy meal everyday!

You can book your space here

The Camden HAF booking link is now open. Places will be free for children and young people aged 5 to 16 who are eligible for benefit-related free school meals.

PTA News

The Disco details are at the top of this newsletter. Tickets are available here:


This year’s Summer Fair will be in early July, exact date tbc. It’s a fun day for the children and Brookfield community. It’s also an important fund raising event. The money raised helps pay for all the fantastic extra activities for your children such as Forest School, FAB, theatre trips and more!

Sophie & Nicolai from the PTA are looking for a couple of people to help organise this year’s Summer Fair. You don’t need any experience, just a willingness to get involved! Contact us at


A huge thank you to everyone that helped our or took part in our Ukraine Bake Sale fundraiser, we made an amazing £936 on Thursday, but people were so generous with their cakes & bakes we had enough to continue it on Friday as well where we raised another £370+! Thanks to all, great to have raised over £1,300 for Ukraine.


Congratulations to everyone that won our World Book Day event prizes. They can be collected from Carole in the office.