Newsletter 6th May

Key Events​Date
Year 6 SATs Week9th – 12th May
Year 2 Parents and Children Maths workshop10th May 9am bottom hall
INSET day (school closed to all children)Friday 13th May
West African Drumming Performance Wednesday 18th May (Ivy 2pm /Bramble 3pm)
Mental Health Coffee MorningThursday 19th May 9am
Caterlink Parent Taster SessionFriday 20th May 2.45pm
Year 2 SATs Week23rd – 27th May
Year 4 Performance Wednesday 25th May 2pm
Mental Health Coffee MorningWednesday 25th May
May Half TermMonday 30th – Friday 3rd June
Mental Health Coffee MorningThursday 9th June
Year 2 trip to CLCMonday 13th June
Coffee Morning with a presentation about Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)17th June 9am bottom hall
Class PhotosTuesday 21st June
Maths DayFriday 24th June
Open Afternoon (school closes from 1pm)Thursday 7th July
Summer FairSaturday 9th July
Last day of the summer termThursday 21st July
Brookfield Bank Holiday (in lieu of Queen’s Jubilee)Friday 22nd July
Autumn term begins!Monday 5th September

Laurel’s Update

Eid Mubarak to all our Muslim families who were celebrating on Monday! This week has been full of highlights including our Reception Fantastic Arts at Brookfield film making day.

Next week our wonderful year 6 children will be completing the SAT tests. We are excited for them to have the opportunity to show all they have learnt at primary school. While these are national assessments that nearly all children complete, we do not want them to be a cause of any stress or worry. Year 6 children are invited to have breakfast in the library at 8.30am and enjoy a 10 minutes peace session each morning. I hope the children sleep well and wish them every success.

Staff arrivals and departures

I am pleased to introduce you to Simone, our new Communications Officer, and Rob our Forest School Gardener. They have made brilliant starts in these new positions at Brookfield. Please pop into the office to meet Simone and you can see Rob in the playgrounds on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

We have said farewells to Jerome (Higher Level Teaching Assistant) and Aaron (Fit for Sport). We were sorry to have a short time to say goodbye to Aaron, who has been a dedicated PE teacher and great role model for the children. We wish him well in his new career path and glad that some children still get to see him at his football club sessions.

Year 2 PAC maths

Year 2 look forward to welcoming parents and carers in the bottom hall at 9am for their PAC maths session. We will be showcasing some games and methods we have been learning in class. We look forward to seeing lots of you there!

Mental Health Coffee Mornings

​Camden are presenting a series of mental health coffee mornings alongside Lillie, Mental Health Lead. They are free to attend and you are welcome to join all or any one of them. You do not need to book beforehand. Dates and topics are as follows:

  •  Thursday, 19th May – Supporting Children’s Mental Health and Wellbeing
  •  Wednesday, 25th May –  Supporting parent/carer wellbeing
  • Thursday, 9th June – Supporting stress and anxiety

Updates from the office

From the second half of the summer term, we will be making a small increase of £1 to After School Club bookings. This means the following price points will apply:

Single child until 4.30pm = £5

Single child until 6pm = £11

Sibling until 6pm (booked on same day) = £9

Pupil premium children can book 2 4.30pm sessions per week for free (or £6 if you wish to book until 6pm).

Any bookings made above and beyond the 2 free sessions will be charged at the usual rates above.  

Opportunity at Channing Senior School

As you may know, Brookfield is benefitting from the partnership we have made with Channing senior school, and we have enjoyed some exciting, exclusive after school clubs with them so far.  

This summer term, children in Years 5 and 6 have been invited to take part in a debating club at Channing Senior School. The club places a focus on public speaking and debating skills, culminating in debates about topics which the children feel passionate about. ​We have 6 places left, so please let me know if your child would like to attend by emailing me : 
The club will take place every Thursday starting next week (Thursday 12th May) and will run from 4.05 until 4.45​. Brookfield staff will walk the children to Channing, and they will then need to be collected by parents from the Senior School reception at 4.45pm (the black doors up the stairs – opposite Lauderdale House). 

Parent School Lunch Taster session

All parents are invited to our Parent menu tasting session with Caterlink on Friday 20th May in the lower hall. A selection from the weekly menu will be on offer for parents to come in and sample. Caterlink Area Manager Lucia Bromley will be on hand to answer your questions, and this is your opportunity to feedback to us about our lunchtime offering. We look forward to seeing you there.  

Brookfield Green Spaces: Survey and tool donations 

As spring has come its the seed sowing time of year, and Brookfield children have been starting plants like courgette, borlotti beans, and leeks with new forest school gardener Rob. 400 packets of wildflower seeds were also distributed to pupils last week as part of the Camden Meadow project. To find out more and share photographs of your meadow if you sowed the seeds follow this link here. The design of green spaces at Brookfield is currently being reviewed with input from pupils and the wider school community. We’d love to hear your thoughts on what plants, flowers, green space activities can happen on school grounds. Fill in this Green Space surveyby Sunday 22nd May if you’d like to contribute. The survey includes a question on the design of a forest school garden in the playground. In the last couple of weeks we’ve done an inventory of garden equipment in the school, and are currently filling the gaps. If you have any unused garden tools or resources that you’d like to donate to school gardening activities please get in touch with Rob ( 


We have a couple of vacancies on our website. Please click here to view and share with friends and family

Positive Futures project

New Employment and Benefits Support:
Parents and carers at Brookfield school can get help from a new project called Positive Futures.  They are offering one to one support :

  • to help people find a job that has better pay and prospects for growth and development, or
  • to check you are claiming all of the benefits you are entitled to, or
  • to help people deal with mounting bills or other debts?

If you are worried about rising household bills or the challenge of finding work that supports you and your family – email or text 07962259349 for confidential, supportive one-to-one help.