Newsletter 21st October

Key EventsDate
Half TermMonday 24th – Friday 28th October
Year 6 Sayers CroftMonday 31st October – Friday 4th November
Reception balance bike trainingMonday 31st October – Tuesday 1st November
Supporting Your Child’s Mental Health and Wellbeing Part 2Wednesday 2nd November
Bramble to National Gallery*Wednesday 2nd November
Year 3 PAC MathsThursday 3rd November
Daisy to Omved GardensThursday 3rd November 9.30am
Bluebell to Omved GardensThursday 3rd November 12.45pm
Ivy to National GalleryWednesday 9th November
Community BreakfastFriday 11th November 8-9.30am
Year 1 PAC MathsTuesday 15th November
Anti-bullying coffee morningThursday17th November
Lantern walk to Hampstead HeathMonday 21th November
INSET day Friday 2nd December
Year 3 to Petrie MuseumTuesday 6th December
Brookfield achievements and priorities with Laurel (Headteacher) and Jo (Chair of Governors)Tuesday 8th December 9am 6.30pm
Carol concerts for years 1-6 at St Mary Brookfield ChurchTuesday 8th December
Reception Festive Songs Performance*Wednesday 14th December
Nursery Festive Songs Performance*Friday 16th December
School ClosesFriday 16th December

Laurel’s Update

Happy half term to all our Brookfield children and families! The children have made excellent starts to this academic year and looked wonderful in their Halloween dressing up costumes today. Highlights of this week also included: year 2 West African drumming performances, year 1 poetry sharing, year 2 PAC Maths workshop with parents and trips to the Hampstead Heath Secret Garden for year 2 and Shaolin Temple for year 5.
Please read this important trips letter and click on the relevant links to give permission for your child(ren) to attend trips for the rest of this year and to make a donation towards these.
Please check all the dates that have already been shared for next half term. These now include two community events hosted by me and Jo (Chair of Governors) on Tuesday 8th November at 9am and 6.30pm. These will be an opportunity for us to come together as community, to reflect on our achievements, priorities and for parents to share their ideas and thoughts about the school.  While the talk will be aimed at grown-ups – children are welcome too and we will have refreshments provided by our brilliant Parent Teacher Association (PTA).
Another important date is Thursday 8th December when Brookfield children from years 1 – 6 will be performing in two Brookfield carol concerts at St Mark Brookfield Church, Dartmouth Park. Parents and carers will be invited to come and hear the children sing festive songs and present readings and poetry in an inspiring setting.
Please click on the ‘From the office’ tab below to book up After School Clubs from 31st October. We look forward to welcoming children from Reception classes to both Breakfast and After School Clubs after the half term break.
Wishing you all wonderful half term breaks and I’m already looking forward to seeing you on Monday 31st October.
Information and Events for Parents and Carers

Specialist Skills and Knowledge

This year, we are keen to establish more connections with our wider community and utilise all the wonderful skills and knowledge our Brookfield parents/carers have.  This could include coming in to talk about a religious festival, leading a lesson on how to cook a certain food or playing an instrument in assembly. We want our children to see the role models we have within our community, and know that you have a lot to offer! If you are not confident to lead a session or share with the children, our teachers are always looking to upskill themselves and would be keen to collaborate with parents/carers to support their planning and make our evolving curriculum relevant. If you have a skill, experience or knowledge that you would like to share in some way with Brookfield, please fill out the following form:

Specialist skills and knowledge form

Parent Governor Election - step up!

Hi everyone, as Zia has resigned and Frank is coming to the end of his term we now have two vacancies for parent governors. After half term there will be more information and a chance for people to put themselves forward. If we have more than two candidates we will then hold an election. If you’re interested and keen to know more then please do get in touch with Jo Cooke our chair of governors who can talk to you about the role and what is involved.

Special Educational Needs Parent group

We are very excited to be setting up a supportive, knowledge sharing group for parents of children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities in Brookfield​. This will be an opportunity for parents to get together and discuss support for children, share experiences or simply have someone to talk to. This can also be a way to feedback to Laura how to improve SEND support at Brookfield and also provide an opportunity for you to ask her to liaise with external agencies for specific training.
Emma, our SEND governor, has set up a whatsapp group for anyone interested in joining this community. Please click on the link below to join the group.

Lingohubz: French and Spanish After School Club

Wednesdays: French 3:30 - 6:30pm
Thursdays: Spanish 3:30 - 6:30pm
Years 1-6
Years 7+
There are still some spaces left ! Parents can sign their child up for a free taster lesson and find out more info at:
See flyer here

Half-term holiday activities and support

Parents, carers and young people can find half-term sports, youth and play activities for children of all ages and abilities on Camden Rise website. Meanwhile, £15 supermarket vouchers for families with children under 18 who are eligible for free school meals, or where the family with children under 18 receives Housing Benefit or Council Tax Support, are due to go out again direct from the Council – but most likely the week after half-term.

FREE Health & Wellbeing Event

Camden Adult Community Learning will be hosting its free annual Health and Wellbeing event in partnership with Camden Libraries and Camley Street Natural Park on Tuesday 1st November (10:00-13:00). Please see poster here. poster and information with anyone who will be interested in attending, or for more information, please contact or call 020 7974 6259.

London Futsal Stars are running Futsal classes in Brookfield Primary School

Futsal is a South-American version of football, which was played by many of today's great footballers such as Messi and Ronaldo. 

The BRAND NEW Reception and Year 1 class free taster session will be on:
We also run classes earlier in the morning for 3/4 year olds.
You must register your interest for the free trial by emailing
Click here to see poster

Class news

Reception visit to The Secret Garden

Reception took part in Forest School activities on Hampstead Heath this week. They had a lot of fun learning about Autumn! Photos below.

Please visit the Reception Google Classroom for more photos. 

Attendance and Punctuality

This week the school's attendance has been  95.27%  We are getting very close to our target of 96% but are not quite there yet!

Today, we  held our first Friday assembly, where class teachers chose one child from each class who had either:

  • ​improved in their attendance or punctuality
  • had attendance/ punctuality which is consistently high
The children were very proud to receive their certificates and we would like to thank all families for making such a big effort to get children to school on time, every day.

Updates from the office

Medical Tracker

We are using a new online system to report injuries. Some of you may have received a email about minor head injuries. This is a replacement of the paper slip that used to come home. Please don't worry as major injuries will always warrant a phone call.

Afterschool Club Booking

The latest afterschool club form is now available for Autumn 2 here. We are now accepting bookings and are welcoming the children from Reception class.

PTA News

Fun Run

The Fun Run will be on Sunday 6th November. As we are fundraising for the Forest school the dress-up theme is... nature.

The sponsorship form is downloadable here.

Please use this link for donations.

Bonfire night Bake Sale

This will be on Friday 4th November in the junior playground hosted by Year 5.

Christmas cards etc

The payment link is here.

Winter Fair

The Winter Fair will be on December 3rd, 12-3 as usual. Look out for meetings and we will be getting stalls assigned soon.

Class Reps

We know you all have busy lives, but it really is important that some of you step up and becomes the class reps for Blossom, Heather, and Ivy Classes. Your classes may miss out on important information or events without someone to help us communicate with them. Please don’t ignore this message! Email us to get started

Bake Sale

Thanks to everyone who came, donated goodies and helped last week. We raised a fantastic £373.40 !

Other Dates

The Winter Fair will be December 3rd, 12-3.

Quiz date to follow shortly - likely to be mid-November (just trying to get a date!)

From the PTA Team (Sophie, Nicolai & Rob)