|Year 5 and 6 Growing against Violence Workshop||Monday 3rd October *|
|Parent workshop – Supporting your child’s MH and wellbeing Part 1||Tuesday 4th October 9.15 – 9.45am|
|Pyramid building workshop||Wednesday 5th October|
|Year 4 PAC Maths||Wednesday 5th October *|
|Open Afternoon||Thursday 6th October (school closes early)|
|Year 5 to British Museum||Friday 7th October|
|World Mental Health Day||Monday 10th October|
|SEND coffee morning||Thursday 13th October 9am|
|Year 4 to London Transport Museum||Thursday 13th October|
|Year 6 at Sayers Croft meeting||Thursday 13th October 3.45pm|
|Bake Sale & Costume Swap||Friday 14th October|
|Flu nasal spray immunisations||Monday 17th October|
|Individual Photos||Tuesday 18th October|
|Parent workshop – Supporting your child’s MH and wellbeing Part 2||Wednesday 19th October 9.15 – 9.45am|
|Year 2 PAC Maths||Thursday 20th October *|
|Halloween Dress Up||Friday 21stOctober|
|Half Term||Monday 24th – Friday 28th October|
Today we have come together to celebrate Haseeb's 12 years as a much loved PE teacher at Brookfield. It is fitting that his last day has fallen on the Camden Cross Country event - where Brookfield has celebrated success over the years and today achieved 2nd place! We wish Haseeb all the best as he takes on a national training role with Fit for Sport and thank him for his inspiration, motivation and dedication.
I hope our Jewish families enjoyed their new year celebrations for Rosh Hashanah on Monday. Please can all parents and carers make sure they book open afternoon appointments with their child's class teacher by following the instructions on the email sent today.
Sincere thanks to all the parents, children and staff who supported Brookfield's second Community Volunteering Day. As the pictures show, it was a joyous, sun filled day of painting, fixing benches, gardening, and being together. We plan to hold these events each term so are already planning our Spring and Summer events. During the day, a team worked on a scale model of our new forest garden which we are currently planning and fundraising for. Please let us know if you would like to contribute to this exciting project.
You've probably seen the PTA section of this newsletter, but may not know what the PTA is, especially if you are new to the school. Luckily, we have put together all you need to know here: https://www.brookfield.camden.sch.uk/pta-home/. The PTA exists to enhance the education and school experience for all Brookfield children. It puts on great events - (like this morning's Community Breakfast, as well as the two fairs in summer and winter), and fundraises through the year. The money goes to amazing things like trips, forest school and arts projects. As a parent or carer, you are automatically a member - so please do get involved! It needs you more than ever.
Open afternoon is an opportunity for parents and carers from Catkin Nursery, Reception, and years 1-6 to speak with their child’s class teacher. Details of how to book your appointment has been emailed to you today.
Open afternoon will take place on Thursday 6th October, and the school will close between 1-1.15pm.
Early Phonics and reading workshop
Thanks so much for all the parents who attended the phonics and reading workshop. As promised and for those who couldn’t make it here is a link to the parents section of the Little Wandle website. This has lots of helpful information including how letter sounds are pronounced and the order we teach sounds in.
We are also attaching the slides from the presentation below.
Please let us know of any questions. We can be contacted at; email@example.com
Common Childhood Illnesses
Year 3 Egyptian Tunnels
This half term Year 3 have been learning about Ancient Egypt. They built Egyptian tunnels and had a lot of fun.
Thank you to all that have attended the curriculum meetings over the past few weeks please see below the presentation slides.
Curriculum Letters for Nursery and Reception
Now that all of our children in Conker, Acorn and Catkin Classes have joined their classes, please find their respective curriculum letters below. A curriculum letter for our two-year old nursery, Blossom Class, will follow next week.
Could you spare an hour a week to read with Brookfield children? We are always looking for reading volunteers to read with children during the school day. No experience is necessary!
If you would like to know more please email firstname.lastname@example.org
There will be no Infant or Junior Choir next Thursday (6th October) as we have Open Evening.
If you want to speak to Julia about Music at Brookfield at the Open Evening, she will be in the Bottom Hall from
2 - 4pm; no appointment necessary. After 4pm, she will be in the Music Room, and you are welcome to go in to speak to Julia about Music at Brookfield.
|AGM||Tuesday 4th October, 8-9pm (Zoom)|
|Bake Sale and Costume Swap||Friday 14th October|
|Halloween Dress Up||Friday 21st October|
Thank you to everyone that came to the Brookfield Community Breakfast today. We hope you all enjoyed it, made some new friends and found a bit more about the PTA.
We would love your feedback and are hoping to hold more in the future.
What does the PTA do?
By joining Brookfield School you are all automatically members of the PTA! This stands for the Parent Teacher Association. We are a registered charity and our main aim is to work together to raise funds that help provide extra exciting activities and resources for your children and hold events that build a Brookfield community.
Things we have helped to fund include school trips to the theatre and residentials, forest school, West African Drumming, Fantastic Arts at Brookfield projects, playground equipment, free fruit, books and more!
As well as the usual Winter and Summer Fairs and Bake Sales we are hoping to hold a Quiz Night, Fun Run, Auction and Disco. Also in keeping with the environmental ethos at Brookfield by arranging Costume and Book swaps/giveaways and free community building events.
What can I do to help?
The most appreciated gift is your time! We can’t run exciting events without your help.
Attend our events, have fun & help expand the Brookfield Community.
Bake or donate any unwanted items to our give away events, Sales or Fairs.
Become a Class Rep, this is a vital role to help us connect with the whole school.
Do you have any particular skills you think would help or do you have any contacts that might be of use?
Short on time? You can just donate to us directly. Any donations given will help us fund extra equipment or activities that your child will benefit from.
Bake for the open afternoon refreshment stall
At the Open Afternoon next week (Thursday) the PTA will have an info and cake stall - please do bake and bring, and find out more about the PTA.
The AGM will be on Zoom next Tuesday October 4th at 8pm. Please email any question or items for the agenda to email@example.com
This is the agenda so far:
2. Report on the Association's activities since last AGM
3. Election of the committee.
4. Treasurer's report - approval of accounts
5. Allocation of money for 2020-21. Proposal will be distributed prior to the AGM
6. Fundraising ideas and events
Did you know you can raise money for Brookfield while shopping on amazon? Just go to smile.amazon.co.uk and pick Brookfield Primary School Association as your preferred charity. It would help hugely and is no effort at all.
Free School Meals
We ask all parents to check if their child is eligible for Free School Meals by clicking here. The school then receives additional money to support children’s learning and experiences for six years through the government’s Pupil Premium funding. The following criteria applies:
- Income Support
- Income-based Job Seeker’s Allowance
- Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
- Universal Credit – your household income must be less than £7,400 a year (after tax and not including benefits)
- Child Tax Credit with a taxable income of no more than £16,190 and not in receipt of Working Tax Credit
- the Guaranteed Element of State Pension Credit
- support from the National Asylum Support Service (NASS)
All children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 receive lunches provided by the school and funded by the government. The school charges parents and carers for meals once their child is in year 3 or above.
- Please see the attached letter regarding Flu immunisations which take place on Thursday 17th October.
- Within the letter there is an online consent form. Children will only receive the immunisation if you have completed the form.
- The immunisation is in the form of a nasal spray