Newsletter 20th January

Key EventsDates
Parent Governor drop in session Monday 23th January from 8.45am
Daisy to Omved GardensThursday 26th January 10-11.30am
Bluebell to Omved GardensFriday 27th January 1.15-2.45pm
Open Afternoon (School closes from 1pm)Thursday 26th January
Year 3 PAC MathsThursday 2nd February
Brookfield Community BreakfastFriday 3rd February 8.15am
Year 5 to Science Museum Wonderlab & Space GalleryFriday 3rd February
Children’s Mental Health WeekMonday 6th – Friday 10th February
Year 3 to Waitrose Cookery SchoolTuesday 7th February
Year 4 FAB Performance for parentsWednesday 8th February
Daisy Drumming PerformanceWednesday 8th February 2pm
Bluebell Drumming PerformanceWednesday 8th February 3pm
Year 3 FAB Performance for parentsThursday 9th February
Dress to Express DayFriday 10th February
Last day of half termFriday 10th February
Half termMonday 13th – Friday 17th February
School beginsMonday 20th February
Year 4 PAC MathsThursday 23rd february
Year 4 to Camden Learning CentreFriday 24th February
World Book DayThursday 2nd March
Quiz NightThursday 9th March
Year 1 Omved GardensThursday 16th March
INSET DayFriday 17th March
Year 1 PAC MathsTuesday 21st March
Year 2 PAC MathsTuesday 28th March
Year 2 FAB Performance for ParentsWednesday 29th March
Year 1 FAB Performance for ParentsThursday 30th March
Community Volunteering DaySaturday 25th March, 10-1pm
Last Day of TermFriday 31st March
Spring HolidayMonday 3rd – Friday 14th April

Laurel’s Update

Thanks to all the Y1-6 parents and carers who have booked appointments for Open Afternoon next Thursday 26th January. Please note that school will close for Reception – year 6 children from 1-1.15pm. There will be a bake sale and free book give away in the Infant playground and bottom hall. I look forward to seeing you there!

You may be aware from the national news coverage that the NEU teaching union have declared strike action which, unless the dispute is resolved, is scheduled to take place on the following days:

Wednesday 1st February 2023
Thursday 2nd March 2023
Wednesday 15th March 2023
Thursday 16th March 2023

The strike action is taking place because of a national dispute between the unions and the government over teacher’ pay and conditions.

I want to give you as much notice as possible that learning will be significantly disrupted on 1st February, and possibly on the other dates. We are currently carrying out the relevant risk assessments, but I anticipate that Brookfield will be closed to all pupils for all above dates as we are unlikely to have sufficient staff to ensure safe provision for the children. We recommend that you start to make alternative childcare arrangements for these dates.

We will continue to work closely with our staff union representatives to keep up to date with the situation, and ensure that we communicate any changes in the situation as quickly and effectively as possible.

If you have any further questions at this stage, please email us