Newsletter 17th June

Friends of Brookfield Community DaySaturday 18th June 10-3pm
Infant and Junior Choir to Gospel OakMonday 20th June
Class PhotosTuesday 21st June
Yr3 Parents and Children maths workshopTuesday 21st June 9am
Ivy gardening with Rob at Waterlow ParkTuesday 21st June
Yr5 Willow Lido TripTuesday 21st June
No Junior Choir after schoolThursday 23rd June
Yr3 Heather Lido TripThursday 23rd June
Yr 2 Storytelling with The DameThursday 23rd June 2pm
Reception Conker trip to The British MuseumFriday 24th June
Maths Day whole school Friday 24th June
Yr5 Ash Lido TripFriday 24th June
Yr5/Yr6 Football TournamentFriday 24th June
Anti-racism committeeTuesday 28th June
Eco-Committee trip to Superbloom (parent volunteers required)Tuesday 28th June
Year 2 seaside tripWednesday 29th June
Year 5, Ash class assembly, parents/carers invited Thursday 30th June, 2.30pm
Year 5, Willow class assembly, parents/carers invited Friday 1st July, 2.30pm
Year 6 showTuesday 5th July 6pm
Year 4 Gardening with Rob at Waterlow ParkTuesday 5th July
Camden secondary transition dayWednesday 6th July
Year 5 Ukulele PerformanceThursday 7th July (Ash 10am Bottom Hall/ Willow 11.30am Top Hall)
Open Afternoon (school closes from 1pm)Thursday 7th July
Head and chair of governor’s coffee morningFriday 8th July 9am
Summer FairSaturday 9th July
Last day of the summer termThursday 21st July
Brookfield Bank Holiday (in lieu of Queen’s Jubilee)Friday 22nd July
INSET daysThursday 1st – Friday 2nd September
Autumn term begins!Monday 5th September

Update from Laurel

The highlight of my week has been hearing about the successful trips the children have engaged in this week. These have included: year 2 learning about computing at the Camden Learning Centre, year 3 visiting the British Museum, year 4 seeing the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment perform and a group of year 5 children presenting at the Camden Science Challenge and coming in the top three! I was particularly pleased that the year 3 sessions at Parliament Hill Lido started so well. Please check the dates above, and letters from class teachers, as we look forward to all our junior children visiting the Lido at least once this summer term.

I look forward to our first Friends of Brookfield Community Day tomorrow 10am-3pm. We will be planting, varnishing, fixing and working together to make Brookfield beautiful. Thanks in advance to those who can attend!

With Father’s Day being celebrated on Sunday, please can I thank all the wonderful Dads, carers and Grandfathers of Brookfield children and hope you feel appreciated this weekend.

PTA News

Summer Fair

Save the date for BrookFest – this year’s Summer Fair will be on Saturday July 9th, at the usual time of 12-3. We are planning two stages for music & performance, plus a new and improved offering of food, drink and fun activities for all. If you have DJ skills, want to help book some kids and parent bands, or have any other skills to offer, please email

Please also get in touch if you have other ideas or things you’d like to see at BrookFest.

Y6 Big Suitcase Sale

On Friday 24th — NEXT WEEK — there will be the Year 6 Big Suitcase Sale. Lots of great items for sale – craft, toys, books and clothes. In the junior playground.

SEND at Brookfield 

Dear Parents and Carers,

I am writing to invite you to take part in our Special Educational Needs (SEND) parent survey so that we can understand what is working well for SEND support at Brookfield and how we can make improvements moving forward. Your responses would be greatly appreciated in order to get the best understanding of how the SEND community of Brookfield feels about provision in the school.

We will analyse the results before the end of July and then share with the Brookfield SEND community what is working well and where we can improve in September.

To complete the survey please click here.

Please let me know if I can support you in any way or if you have any questions.

Many thanks,

Laura Smale


Parent Workshop

Thanks to all the parent and carers who came to the parent workshop about how to support children with literacy difficulties. It was great to talk to you all.   Please find below the slides so you can find about spelling strategies to support children with literacy difficulties.

If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to email me  at:

If you have a specific question on literacy difficulties and would like to chat with Abigail please email 

her at:

Plant Sale Success!

A huge thank you to everyone who came and bought a plant or made a donation at reception’s plant sale yesterday and to Homebase in Finchley Road for contributing such a lovely selection of plants. Your generosity helped us to raise just over £350 and we will be putting in an order for 6 balance bikes on Monday – express delivery! We hope to have the reception children riding them around the playground as soon as the end of next week. There were a few plants left over which Year 6 have kindly agreed to let us sell at their Suitcase Sale on Friday 27th, so there’s still a chance to pick up a sunflower seedling to nurture or a courgette plant to tend to if you missed out yesterday.

Maths day – Friday 24th June

On Friday 24th June, Brookfield will be holding a ‘Maths Day’. This will be a chance to celebrate all things maths and to demonstrate what a diverse and fun subject it is! The day will consist of a variety of maths based activities including; creating maths art work, taking part in STEM challenges, a Times Tables Rockstars competition and other problem solving fun. At the end of the day, the children’s maths art will be displayed on the playground in an Art Gallery and we welcome all parents to come and see.

To make this day extra special, we encourage children to dress up in ‘maths themed’ clothing. This could be a patterned outfit, an outfit linked to their favourite number or even as a Times Tables Rockstar!

Year 4 Fun in the Sun

Even though Year 4 missed out on there trip to Camden Learning Centre, due to staff absence at the centre, they did get to have fun in the sun today!

Community Lunch Clubs

Highgate Newton Community Partners are offering community lunch clubs, for £1.50, at a range of venues please click below for further details:

York Rise Nursery Closing

Did your child go to York Rise Nursery?

As you may know, York Rise Nursery is closing this Summer. The current parents are putting some gifts together, including a book with photos, pictures and messages. 

Becca, who runs the Nursery had done so for 30 years so we want to reach out to alumni families so that they can add their own messages/pictures to the book for her. Please email messages and pictures to Anna

Queen Elizabeth

In celebration of the Queens Jubilee every child will be given a book. We will be handing them out next week. Look out for them!