Newsletter 11th November

Key EventsDates
Odd sock day launching Anti-bullying WeekMonday 14th November
Nursery Focus Group (please see information tab below to volunteer)Monday 14th November 2.30 – 3.30pm
Year 1 PAC Maths, bottom hallTuesday 15th November 9am
Year 2 trip to London ZooWednesday 16th November
Behaviour nti-bullying coffee morning, bottom hallThursday 17th November, 9am
Ash Class outing ‘Together with Music’Thursday 17th November, pm
Years 3 and 5 to Lauderdale HouseFriday 18th November 9.15-11.45am
Year 2 to Lauderdale HouseFriday 18th November 12.40-3pm
Blossom and Catkin Lantern Walk to Hampstead HeathMonday 21st November 3.30pm
Year 3 Heath Hands workshopTuesday 22nd November
Ten Minutes Peace Parent workshop, bottom hallFriday 25th November 9-9.30am
Brookfield achievements and priorities with Laurel (Headteacher) and Jo (Chair of Governors)Tuesday 29th November 9am and 6.30pm
Year 6 Hegarty Maths parent workshop with Lucy, bottom hallWednesday 30th November, 9-9.30am
INSET day- school closedFriday 2nd December
Winter FairSaturday 3rd December 12-3pm
Year 3 trip to Petrie MuseumTuesday 6th December
Carol concerts for years 1-6 at St Mary Brookfield ChurchThursday 8th December
West Africa Drumming Session Ash/Willow ClassWednesday 14th December 2pm/3pm
School Christmas DinnerWednesday 14th December
Reception Festive Songs Performance*Wednesday 14th December
Nursery Festive Songs Performance*Friday 16th December
School closes, end of Autumn termFriday 16th December

Update from Laurel

It was disappointing that the rain on Sunday led to the postponement of the Brookfield Fun Run on Sunday. Thanks to Genevieve for organising and the 17 teams who had signed up to take part. We are waiting to hear back from the Heath with a new date and will share this with you soon!

We were able to enjoy our second Community Breakfast this morning and thanks to all the parents and carers who took part and were able to stay and start to arrange our Winter Fair (Saturday 3rd December 12-3pm). Please see the PTA News section below and start filling your jam jars!

We started the week with an assembly from Camden Clean Air who spoke to the children about air pollution and what we can do to improve air quality. Valeria and Moira were impressed by how many children already walk or bike to school and commented: “The children were very well-behaved and engaged and it was a pleasure to do the assembly. They came up with many valid points!” Today, Agata led a Remembrance Day assembly and the children respectfully observed a two-minute silence.

Next week, ​Odd Socks Day will kick start our anti bullying week. On Monday, we are asking the children to come to school wearing odd socks. It not only celebrates the freedom to wear what we want, it also makes a statement about embracing differences and puts to good use all those odds socks the washing machine ate! Please take some time with your child to look at the letter we sent through and attend the Behaviour and anti-bullying coffee morning on Thursday at 9am, if you can.

We look forward to children in years 2, 3 and 5 sharing their amazing art work as part of Kids in Museums Takeover Day. ​ The children will be ‘taking over’ everything from social media to being art curators. Katherine Ives, Director at Lauderdale House said “From designing a Tudor Feast and a new Lauderdale crest, to a crazy plant inspired by our former resident James Yates, the students have breathed new life into Lauderdale House’s 500-year history.”

Please see this article from the Ham and High about the event and we hope lots of parents and carers will be able to attend: Ham and High