|Year 4 swimming lessons||Monday 28th – Friday 1st April|
|Year 4 children sharing recorder progress with parents and carers||Tuesday 29th March 10am Ivy, 11.45am Bramble|
|Year 5 and 6 Young Shakespeare Workshops||Wednesday 30th March|
|Year 1 Daisy Class ‘beautiful work’ sharing with parents and carers||Thursday 31st March 2.30pm|
|Brookfield PTA School Disco!||Thursday 31st March|
|NO AFTER SCHOOL CLUB (due to the Brookfield School Disco)||Thursday 31st March|
|10 Minutes Peace Parent coffee morning||Friday 1st April 9am|
|Last day of Spring term, usual finish times||Friday 1st April|
|Easter Camp at Brookfield run by Fit 4 Sport||Monday 4th – 9th|
|Summer term begins!||Tuesday 19th April|
My week had a brilliant start, accompanying the Junior Choir to the Camden Music Festival. The children sang brilliantly, live streamed to family and friends at home and around the globe! Thanks to Julia, Music Teacher, for leading them so capably and parents who supported the trip. On Tuesday, the Anti-Racism Committee met, chaired by Parent Governor Zia. Thanks to the parents and staff who are progressing this important work. Please speak to me or Zia if you would like to join. On Wednesday, Governors Emma and Anthony visited to sample our tasty school lunches – we look forward to inviting parents in the Summer term to try the new menu!
PTA Ukraine Disco Fundraiser
Don’t forget to purchase your tickets for the school Disco to fundraise for War Child’s support of children effected by the war in the Ukraine. We look forward to seeing you on March 31st (4.30 – 6pm for KS1, and 6 – 8pm for KS2), remembering that there will be no After School Clubs on this day to allow us to set up.
Thanks to all the parents and carers who are involved in organising the event, particularly to Clio and Tabitha for their leadership and to Karine who came and spoke to our children in special assemblies today about the work of War Child.
Updates from the Office
The current half term dinner money is £72. As we near the end of term (and financial year), please ensure that all your accounts are cleared in full. There is currently over £3000 of unpaid dinner money which we urgently need to be paid.
Next week, bookings will be open for Summer term After School Club. Parents will be welcome to book so long as there are no outstanding arrears from this term. There is currently around £4000 of unpaid after school club money, which again, we urgently need to be paid.
Due to the increase in numbers of children using After School Club, from the summer term, we will no longer be able to take on the day bookings. We know how difficult it is juggling childcare arrangements and we endeavour to be as flexible as possible. However, we need time to staff this provision and so cannot accept late bookings.
Whilst we appreciate there will be times you might need to cancel your booking, as much notice as possible would be appreciated. There will be a reduced charge for 6pm on the day cancellations. No shows (i.e. if your child is in school and you haven’t cancelled the booking), the full charge is applied.
Do you have a pair of size 3 wellies in good condition you could donate? If so, please hand them in to the office.
We have noticed a rise in pupil lateness, especially in Year 6 children. Classes start promptly after registration, so children that are often late miss out on valuable learning time. Please do your best to ensure your child arrives in time for their registration and learning each day.
|Year group (infants)||Start time||Year group (juniors)|
|Year 2||8.45am||Year 6|
|Year 1||8.50am||Year 5|
Science Week Competition
Don’t forget to remind your children to enter the British Science Week poster competition! Amy has already received lots of wonderful entries. Please could all 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. We are looking for creativity and interesting science content! All the details, including the list of prizes, are available here: https://www.britishscienceweek.org/plan-your-activities/poster-competition
Highgate School Clean Air Week
Next week, Highgate School are running a week-long clean air campaign. According to a recent study, 99% of Londoners live in areas that exceed the safe limit recommended by the WHO and road traffic pollutants are particularly harmful to children, whose lungs are still developing. Highgate School are encouraging all of their children to use a sustainable mode of transport and avoid travelling by car if possible. It would be fantastic if we could extend this to Brookfield and help protect our children’s lungs.
On Saturday 26th March 2022 at 8.30pm, millions of people across the world will take part in Earth Hour by switching off their lights for an hour. Earth Hour is all about highlighting the importance of protecting our planet for future generations. If you would like to celebrate Earth Hour at home with your children, the WWF have created a guide with lots of suggestions.
What a fantastic couple of weeks we have had for Music!
The Junior Choir were an absolute credit to the school on Monday when they performed at the Camden Choir Festival. Well done to all of you and thank you to all the parent volunteers and staff. Photos to follow in next week’s newsletter.
Note, there will be no Junior Choir on Thursday 31st March. We will start again on Thursday 21st April.
Well done to the Year 3s for sharing what they have been learning in West African Drumming on Wednesday, and thank you to Tanya their teacher.
The Reception Classes had a wonderful trip to see the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment last Wednesday. Thank you to all the staff and parent/carer volunteers involved.
Looking ahead, there will be a sharing session for Year 4 families next Tuesday: Ivy class at 10am, and Bramble Class at 11.45am. We will be singing and playing our recorders. It will be in the Music Room.
Infant Choir will be back on next Monday at 2pm.
Here’s to happy music making!
Daisy Class Parent Sharing session
Daisy class will be welcoming parents into class on March 31st March at 2.30pm to look at their beautiful work. Please let Jo know if you will be attending.
Fit for Sport Easter Camp
Put a spring in your child’s step this Easter with Fit For Sport Holiday Camps running at your school this April for a camp full of engaging sport & activities! Children will enjoy their daily whole of child activity programme that caters for a wide range of interests. Activity categories include: Express Yourself, Learning to Thrive, Learn through Play, Wellness, Let’s get Moving and Skills for Sports! With fun and adventure around every corner, they’ll also be hosting a range of inclusive Easter themed activities delivered by their team of sporty eggs-perts this coming school holiday!
With so many families already securing their child/ren’s spots – ensure your child doesn’t miss out on all the pulse-raising fun and activity this Easter by securing their spot now! Hurry – limited availability remaining!
Find further information about the exciting Easter holidays ahead and confirm your booking now at: https://www.fitforsport.co.uk/holiday-activity-camps
If you have any further queries, please don’t hesitate to call the friendly bookings team on 0208 742 4990 or drop them an email at email@example.com
Community Support for Kinship Carers
Please see the flyer below for information on a community Kinship Hub:
The Disco details are at the top of this newsletter. Tickets are available here:
BROOKFIELD SUMMER FAIR
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Congratulations to everyone that won our World Book Day event prizes. They can be collected from Carole in the office.