Newsletter 30th September

Key dates & important reminders


Key Events ​Date
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

Laurel's update

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: 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.

Events for Parents and Carers

Open Afternoon

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.

Early Reading 


Please let us know of any questions.  We can be contacted at;

Common Childhood Illnesses

Thank you to those who came to the school nurse workshop on common childhood illnesses yesterday. The session will be run again towards the end of half term.  Please see the attached guidance on common illness below:
​During the workshop, there were questions regarding the polio vaccination.  Vaccinations should be discussed with your child's GP. Below, we have also included  information from the immunisation team as there were parents who explained their GP surgeries were not offering the vaccinations.
Class news

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.

Curriculum Presentations

Thank you to all that have attended the curriculum meetings over the past few weeks please see below the presentation slides.

Year 1 Curriculum Presentation

Year 2 Curriculum Presentation

Year 3 Curriculum Presentation

Year 4 Curriculum Presentation

Year 5 Curriculum Presentation

Year 6 Curriculum Presentation

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.

Catkin Autumn Curriculum Letter

Reception Autumn Curriculum Letter

Reading Volunteers

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

Music News

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.

PTA News
Upcoming Events Date
AGM Tuesday 4th October, 8-9pm (Zoom)
Bake Sale and Costume Swap Friday 14th October
Halloween Dress Up Friday 21st October

Community Breakfast

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.

AGM Notice
The AGM will be on Zoom next Tuesday October 4th at 8pm. Please email any question or items for the agenda to
This is the agenda so far:
1. Introductions
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
7. AOB

Amazon Smile

Did you know you can raise money for Brookfield while shopping on amazon? Just go to and pick Brookfield Primary School Association as your preferred charity. It would help hugely and is no effort at all.

Updates from the Office

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.

Flu Immunisations

  • ​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

Nasal Flu parent letter 2022

Community news
School Street Consultation
​Camden has launched a 3-week consultation regarding the school street on Croftdown Road. After this consultation, a decision will be made as to whether the current school street remains permanent. Please have your say by using the QR code in the flyer below. If you have any specific comments, please contact Lillie directly, who can pass them onto Camden ( The consultation ends on 20th October 2022.