Newsletter 8th July

Summer FairSaturday 9th July
KS2 Sports Day parents welcome!Monday 11th July 
FAB cinema screenings parents welcome!Tuesday 12th July
Year 6 Oak Lido VisitWednesday 13th July
Bluebell and Daisy Carnival Assembly parents welcome!Wednesday 13th July – 2.30pm
Year 6 Elm Lido VisitThursday 14th July
KS1 Sports Day parents welcome!Friday 15th July – 9.15 – 11.30am
Year 3 Fern Assembly parents welcome!Friday 15th July – 2.30pm
Instrumental Lesson Sharing Session parents welcome!Monday 18th July – 2.15pm
*Year 6 Leaver’s Assembly – parents welcome!Thursday 21st July 10am
Last day of the summer term school closes 1pm -1.15pmThursday 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

My highlight of the week has been the triumphant and joyous year 6 production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. The children performed fantastically and thanks to the staff and parents who prepared and supported this event. We have also celebrated: Nursery and Reception Sports Days, children meeting their new class teachers and support staff, a year 1 trip to Kenwood House, year 4 swimming at the Lido, year 5 performing on their ukuleles and Open Afternoon. What a week!

I look forward to seeing you at tomorrow’s Brookfest and thanks in advance for the PTA’s efforts and creativity!

Summer Fair – BROOKFEST

The Summer Fair – Brookfest – is Saturday (tomorrow!) from 12-3pm. Come and watch the musical performances, enjoy some fantastic food, browse the books and toys, and much, much more.

We still need

  • a few people to volunteer to set up and help clear up
  • people to bring some homemade baked goodies for the tea and cake stall (no nuts)
  • you to come – with card and cash (both accepted)

Year 6 Yearbook

Y6 parents are creating a wonderful yearbook for the soon-to-be-departing children, but we need donations to cover the printing costs and also the DISCO. Year 6 parents – please do donate >> here << (suggested £20 but please pay what you can).

Year 1 Carnival Assembly

Year 1 invite you to a celebratory carnival in the bottom hall on Wednesday 13th July at 2:30pm. The children will be sharing their carnival headdresses inspired by our core text Julian is a Mermaid. We encourage all Year 1 parents and carers to attend. 

Best wishes,

Amy and Jo

Year 6 Performance

What a performance from Y6, they performed enthusiastically and with confidence. This was an excellent ‘Midsummers Night Dream’ play.

Architecture Lesson for Year 5

Last week, Year 5 were lucky enough to have Anne & Mike Schroell Tite come in and teach them a lesson on Architecture! They looked at the history or architecture, different architecture styles and got to design their own futuristic building! In DT this term, Year 5 will be making their own Greek temples from their learning on innovation and Ancient Greece. Thanks to Anne & Mike for teaching us such fundamental skills for our building sessions next week! 

PSHE at Brookfield

​Brookfield is an inclusive and diverse community, that champions and teaches equality in all aspects of life. We encourage curiosity and critical thinking. Our PSHE teaching adheres to the national PSHE and RSE (Relationships and Sex Education) curricula, and children are encouraged to ask questions and spark discussions based on lessons. In addition to this, Key Stage 2 classes are encouraged to watch Newsround in class to better understand current affairs and the world around them. This can often raise issues and questions about stories covered and teachers respond to children’s interests, which are taught in an age-appropriate way. We strive and hope for PSHE lessons to encourage children to interact more empathetically and inclusively with the world around them, as well as to celebrate diversity and difference. 

Lillie Rosenblatt

Heather Class Teacher (Year 3) and Mental Health Support 

Year 2 Seaside Trip

Last week, Year 2 visited Southend Seaside, as part of their Geography learning. We had the best time playing in the sea, building sandcastles, digging holes and eating ice cream. The sun wasn’t shining, but that didn’t dampen our spirits. It was a day to remember! 

Maths Day

It was fantastic to celebrate inaugural Maths Day at Brookfield. The whole school took part in fun maths based activities, including creating a fantastic piece of artwork and having a go at some team based problem solving activities.  It was great to end the day with Maths Art Gallery presented on the playground. A special mention goes to George and Josh from Ash class, who constructed the longest paper chain from 1 sheet of A4 in the school, and Willow class, who came top of the leaderboard in the Battle of the Bands on Times Tables Rock Stars.

Music News

​The Year 5s performed so well on their ukuleles yesterday – the recordings of the songs will be posted on Google Classroom. Thank you to all the families for coming and supporting. An email will be sent out soon about how your child can continue playing next year. 

A reminder that this Saturday, the Infant and Junior Choirs will be performing at the Brookfield Summer Fair. The Infant Choir will be performing at 1pm (meeting at 12.45pm) and the Junior Choir will be performing at 1.30pm (meeting at 1.15pm). You will need to stay with your child for the duration of the event

The final Junior Choir get-together will be on Thursday 14th July after school. We will be having a little party. Refreshments will be provided, so no need to bring anything (apologies, this is a change from what the children were told).  

Year 3 Fashion Show

In Year 3, we have been exploring David Walliams’ ‘Boy in a Dress’ and embracing difference and individuality. We created our own alter egos and put on a fashion show to show our inner selves! The children oozed confidence and flair. We particularly enjoyed their ‘end of catwalk’ poses and facial expressions. When in doubt, pout! 

Summer Holiday Cycling Training

Free cycle training sessions for children during the Summer Holidays 2022.
The course is free of charge and is delivered over two days; however booking
is required to secure a place. Click below for more information

Summer Holiday Camp

We are delighted to have secured funding for children on free school meals and would like to offer places on our Summer Holiday Camp provision at Brookfield Primary School for eligible children at your school. This will help support these families with equal opportunities to access engaging activities and healthy food. Click below for more information.