Newsletter 2nd December

Key EventsDates
Winter FairSaturday 3rd December 12-3pm
Year 6 Parliament Hill to see Sister Act*Monday 5th December
Year 3 Petrie MuseumTuesday 6th December
Ash FAB Dance Session*Tuesday 6th December 12pm
Willow FAB Dance Session*Tuesday 6th December 2.40pm
Christmas Jumper DayThursday 8th December
Infants Carol concert at St Mary Brookfield ChurchThursday 8th December 10am
Juniors Carol concert at St Mary Brookfield ChurchThursday 8th December 2.15pm
Brookfield Fun RunSunday 11th December 9.45am
Piano Concert *^Monday 12th December 10.45am
Year 2 Nativity PlayTuesday 13th December 2.30pm
West African Drumming Session Ash/Willow ClassWednesday 14th December 2pm/3pm
Elm FAB Dance Sharing Session*Wednesday 14th December 11.45am
Oak FAB Dance Sharing Session*Wednesday 14th December 2.30pm
School Christmas DinnerWednesday 14th December
Reception Festive Songs PerformanceWednesday 14th December 2.30-3pm
Nursery Festive Songs PerformanceFriday 16th December 12.30 – 1pm
School closes, end of Autumn termFriday 16th December
*New entry ^ for camden music piano learners

Laurel’s Update

I am really looking forward to seeing you at this year’s Winter Fair on Saturday 12-3pm! Thanks to the PTA for organising this community event and to the volunteers who are giving up their time to make this a wonderful community event. Entry is free, Santa’s Grotto (book here) is free (for children eligible for Pupil Premium), tea, coffee and squash are free, pre-loved toys and books will be cheap – so I hope to see you there! Click the button for all details:

On Thursday 8th December, you are warmly invited to Brookfield’s first Carol Concerts at St Mary Brookfield, Dartmouth Park. Carols are ‘songs of joy’ and I hope you will join us for music and readings on the theme of ‘light’. Children in years 1 and 2 will be performing at 10am, years 3, 4, 5 and 6 at 2.15pm. Each child can have two grown ups in the audience and please let the office know if you would like to apply for any extra standing places. There will be refreshments after each event and a coin collection for donations to the school. Junior children can be collected directly from the Church at 3pm, with remaining children being walked back to school for 3.30pm.

Thanks to the parents and carers who joined me, Jo Cooke (Chair of Governors), Sophie Wong (PTA) and Rob Logan (Forest School Gardener) as we shared achievements, challenges and priorities. We will make this a termly event and it was great to see so many of you helping us think about boosting Brookfield!

See you on Saturday 12-3pm!

Class news

Music News

Winter Fair - this Saturday! (3rd December)

​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).

Please note change of drop off and collection point. The meeting place is now the Nursery gate in the Infant Playground. You can pick your child up from here also.

Attendance and Punctuality

This week there has continued to be a number of children absent from school due to illness, and our school attendance is 94.63% (our target is 96%). Well done to Year 2 Poppy Class who have 98% attendance!

Our persistent absence rate is currently 15.2%. This is the percentage of children who's attendance is persistently under 90%.

Nursery Catkin 81.3%
Rec Acorn 87.4%
Rec Conker 84.4%
1 Bluebell 92.8%
1 Daisy 83.5%
2 Dandelion 85.8%
2 Poppy 98.8%
3 Fern 94.8%
3 Heather 94.3%
4 Bramble 86.6%
4 Ivy 92.7%
5 Ash 91.1%
5 willow 82.1%
6 Elm 93.5%
6 Oak 90.7%
Information and Events for Parents and Carers

Metropolitan Police Anti-Corruption Hotline

The Metropolitan Police have launched an anti-corruption hotline for use by members of the public, to report police officers who have abused their position of power and trust.

Please see the attached letter from Camden and Islington's Borough Commander. Information can be provided through Crimestoppers by calling 0800 085 0000 or online at

Protect your child from Polio

The NHS is offering children in London aged one to nine a polio vaccine. This will either be a booster on top of your child’s routine jabs or a catch-up dose. Contact your GP or find your nearest clinic to protect your child.

Donations Double to the Big Give

Well, for every £1 you donate through the Big Give, they will receive £2. So they can do even more to support older isolated adults over Christmas. This only lasts until December 6th 2022.

If you've been waiting to contribute to their Christmas Day fund, now is the time to do it. Click here

Cost of living crisis

Cost of living support

Find out what help and support is available to you and your family as the cost of living crisis continues to bite. Click the link below.

Cost of living information sheet

Updates from the office

Reception Admissions

If you have a child born between 1st September 2018 to 31st August 2019, if you haven't already applied for your child's reception please do so, the deadline for applications is: January 15th 2023

Admissions -


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