|Year 2&3 coffee morning with Stephanie and Lucy||Thursday 10th March 9am|
|SEND review meetings||14 – 18th March|
|Reception trip to Cecil Sharpe House (Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment)||Wednesday 16th March|
|Year 6 coffee morning in the bottom hall||Friday 18th March 9am|
|Junior Choir performing at UCL Academy||Monday 21st March|
|10 Minutes Peace Parent coffee morning||Friday 1st April 9am|
|Last day of Spring term||Friday 1st April|
World Book Day 2022 was such a success thanks to the joy of the children, wonderful character costumes, author visits and special events organised by the brilliant Louise (English lead) and our dedicated and creative PTA. Please see photos below.
The children have also engaged in animal workshops in year 1 and Science assemblies from Dr Syzlso while completing their assessments in reading, writing and maths!
This morning, Jo (Chair of Governors) and I hosted a well attended coffee morning for parents and carers. Thank you for your questions and enthusiasm. We discussed our response to the invasion of Ukraine and started to plan a fundraising disco to take place before Easter, more details to follow next week.
In response to the ongoing conflict in Ukraine, your children might have questions, concerns, or be upset or anxious about the news. Newsround has some excellent content that we encourage you to seek out. Please also see here for more information about how you can support your child at home: https://www.childnet.com/blog/supporting-your-child-with-upsetting-content/.
Please read on and open the letter from Director of Public Health about the latest Covid-19 guidance and the importance of good school attendance.
Following our visit to the Crick Institute last week, and the workshops we hosted in school, the attached poster has loads of information about what’s on in and around the Crick!
World Book day
World Book Day this year was full of fabulous costumes, storytelling, prizes, guest authors and illustrators, book trails, book swaps and bookworms of children lining the corridors reading in a wonderful celebration of all things books and stories.
Thank you so much to everyone involved in putting together a memorable day and especially to the PTA.
Year 1 were delighted to welcome Faik from Wild Fangs this week. He introduced us to 5 amazing animals including a 7ft Boa Constrictor who all the children happily petted. Samira was not so keen!
Year 1 are visiting Holly village on Thursday 10th March. We will leave school at around 9.30am and be back at 10.45am. We are so lucky to be able to visit as it is not usually open to the public. This Neo-Gothic building, with fascinating history is right on our doorstep and has links to the famous historical figures of Charles Dickens and Queen Victoria. Please let Amy or Jo know if you would like to volunteer to accompany us on this trip.
Parent and Carer Counselling Service
We are a free service which offers confidential counselling to any parent or carer who would like an opportunity to talk about their current circumstances and any situations which may be troubling them. Although we are a service for parents the concerns do not have to be related to parenting or their children. Our Service is available to any parent who has a child attending a Camden maintained school or nursery.
The Parent and Carer Counselling Service offers an initial 12 counselling sessions to any parent or carer who has a child in a Camden school. Counselling takes place during school hours and during term time. Parents can self-refer by completing the application form in the leaflet and sending it to us; by filling in the form with a member of school staff and forwarding it to us; or parents can ring us direct to request an application form which we can email or send to them.
Please see the attached leaflet and application form for more information.
Veg Power Campaign
Brookfield’s kitchen are taking part in the Veg Power Campaign this term. The Veg Power campaign was founded in 2018 to turn around vegetable consumption in the UK. Their mission is to inspire kids to veggie loving habits they will share with their parents today and this own children tomorrow.
This weeks vegetable was Carrots – and the children were challenged to ‘eat them to defeat them!’
Please see the attached letter from Public Health about the latest Covid-19 guidance:
Our exciting World Book Day Character trail is continuing to run over this weekend. Download a copy of the Trail Addresses & Checklist below. Fill in the sheet & scan/take a photo and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org for a chance to win a prize goody bag! Entries in before next Thursday (10th March).
We are extending the date to next Thursday for handing in your Sponsored Reading Challenge forms & sponsorship money. Please hand in the form & money in an envelope with your Child’s Name and Class on it to your teacher or to the office. You can also send us the money online using these details: make sure you quote your Child’s Name and Class. Prizes will be awarded for longest time spent reading!
Account name: Brookfield School Association Account number: 00017079 Sort Code: 40-52-40 Ref: [Child name, Class]
It was wonderful to see everyone taking part in our fantastic Book Giveaway on World Book Day. We manage to give loads of free books to the children and hopefully encourage in them a love of reading.
Thank you to Absolute Print for printing the posters for the Book Character Trail, also to the Owl Bookshop and The Children’s Bookshop in Muswell Hill for donating book vouchers as prizes for the Sponsored Reading Challenge and some fantastic books for World Book Day Costume prizes.
Another big thank you to the Toy Project for donating a huge amount of books and also Brookfield families for donating and helping out at the amazing Book Giveaway.
Some more exciting events are being planned. We are hoping to hold a Disco before the Easter holidays and a Barn Dance/Rodeo after. We will be holding another PTA meeting to discuss this and more very soon, we will let you know the date asap.
HUMANITARIAN APPEAL FOR UKRAINE
More than a million people have fled their homes in Ukraine to escape the war. We want to raise money to help provide food, water, shelter and medical assistance. The Disasters Emergency Committee brings together 15 leading UK aid charities to raise funds quickly and efficiently at times of crisis overseas. You can also gift aid it. Please donate what you can here: