|Half term||Monday 13th – Friday 17th February|
|School begins||Monday 20th February|
|Little Angel Theatre visiting Catkin & Blossom||Wednesday 22nd February|
|Year 4 PAC Maths||Thursday 23rd February, 9am|
|Year 4 to Camden Learning Centre||Friday 24th February|
|World Book Day||Thursday 2nd March|
|Quiz Night||Thursday 9th March, 7.30pm|
|Year 1 Omved Gardens||Thursday 16th March|
|INSET Day||Friday 17th March|
|Year 1 PAC Maths||Tuesday 21st March|
|Heather to Camden Learning Centre*||Wednesday 27th March|
|Year 2 PAC Maths||Tuesday 28th March|
|Year 2 FAB Performance for Parents||Wednesday 29th March|
|Year 1 FAB Performance for Parents||Thursday 30th March|
|Community Volunteering Day||Saturday 25th March, 10-1pm|
|Last Day of Term||Friday 31st March|
|Spring Holiday||Monday 3rd – Friday 14th April|
Today, we are excited to announce the launch of our new ‘digital portfolios’ for years 1-6. Similar to ‘Google Classrooms’, they are used to innovatively capture our curriculum and showcase the brilliant learning that takes place every day at Brookfield. The sites will be used, primarily, to share foundation subjects: History, Geography, PSHE, Art, DT, RE, Computing (and French for years 3-6). We will also use these portfolios to share oracy and drama performances and maths investigations. You will soon receive an email with a link to your child’s digital portfolio and further information. Let us know what you think!
Turkey – Syria Earthquake Appeal
In the wake of the devastating earthquakes which hit Turkey and Syria we want to help, and will look at doing more after half term. In the meantime, if you are able, please consider donating via:
- the DEC (the Disasters Emergency committee brings together 15 leading UK aid charities to raise funds quickly and efficiently at times of crisis overseas) or
- WarChild (which is responding in Syria, where delivering aid is particularly challenging)
Any donations through such charities are topped up by the government through Gift Aid.At this time, money is the most effective way to help. It can arrive quickly and buying things locally is always better to support the economy.
Finally, do please come to our PTA quiz on Thursday 9th March – there will be a staff team, so pit your wits and knowledge against your children’s teachers.!
All the details are here, with a link to buying tickets:
Camden Maths Challenge
This Wednesday, 4 of our Year 6 children went down to a local primary school, Eleanor Palmer, to compete in the Camden Primary Maths Challenge. They took part in a number of different problem solving tasks which tested their team work and reasoning skills. They had a fantastic time and came an impressive 5th place. Well done to Hector, Moheez, Haylee and Marianne - we are very proud!
Year 5 Cook Off
To support Year 5 celebrating Greek culture they had a cook off. They made some olive oil cookies. They had lots of fun and the olive oil cookies came out amazing. See photo's below
Year 1 Drumming Performance
Year 1 hosted a drumming performance this week to show their parents what they've learnt. They have been practising since the beginning of the half term. They really enjoyed drumming and it was a joy watching them play. Well done Year 1! See photo's below
Both Year 3 and 4 performed this week, they showed their parents all their latest dance moves and even had their parents join in and participate. See photo's below
Punctuality and Attendance
Thank you so much to all everyone for your support with improving our attendance and punctuality at Brookfield. Our whole school percentage this week was 94.8%- our target is 95%!
Today we also revealed the winners for the best attendance half term. We gave an extra point to Bramble class for achieving a brilliant 99.6% this week and for the most improved attendance this half term. We are pleased to announce that the overall winners for attendance this half term in the following classes are:
KS1: Daisy Class
KS2: Bramble Class
We look forward to seeing everyone back at school for a fresh start to attendance and punctuality on Monday 20th February.
Children's Mental Health Week
Thank you to all children and staff for Dressing to Express today, to highlight Children's Mental Health Week! The theme this year was 'Let's Connect', and children have been exploring this in class throughout the week. Here are Ivy's thoughts about why we connect! Brookfield Stay Connected Video
Eco-Committee Poster Competition
Brookfield’s Eco-Committee are encouraging the whole school to recycle their waste and stop littering around the school. They are asking children to design a clear, informative poster that communicates this message. Any completed posters should be given to the class’s Eco-Committee members by the end of February. The most effective poster will win a plant for their classroom.
The Little Angel Theatre
The Little Angel Theatre are coming in on Wednesday 22nd Feb to perform a show for Catkin and Blossom children. We are hoping they are going to love it!
Camden Sport Half- Term Activities
Click here to find all the events in Camden over the February holiday. They are all free or affordable.
Early Years Parent Workshops
Many thanks to the parents and carers who have completed the survey regarding early years workshops. In light of the responses we have received so far, the first parent workshop will be on toilet training and will take place on Friday 24th February at 1pm. The workshop will be delivered in Blossom Class at our Konstam site and a crèche, run by our nursery staff, will be available. If you have not yet responded to the survey and would like to do so, please find the link below. We plan to run another workshop at the end of next half-term and more in the summer term. Your responses will help us to target our workshops to the areas that you are interested in.
Year 6 Camping Trip
A group of year 6 parents are organising a camping trip for the summer term – and they would love as many Oak and Elm families to come along as possible. It will be on the 23rd, 24th and 25th June at Sparrows Campsite in Essex. It’s £20 per adult per night and children are free. If you don’t have a tent you can borrow one. If you’re interested in coming along please message Rachel on 07890 323 467 and she can book you in. It should be a brilliant weekend, full of activities and fun for the children and the adults!
When: Saturday 29th April from 9.30am - 2.00pm
Where: St Michael’s C of E Primary school, 67 North Road, Highgate London N6 4BJ
Entry remains at £2.50.
Free to Plant Heritage Members, under 18s and disabled and their carers
For more information contact Mel Watson: 07940 517504 or visit www.plantheritage.org.uk
Applications for our 3 year old Nursery Catkin class
Children born between 1st September 2019 and 31st August 2020 can apply for a place in our Catkin nursery. We welcome applications by the deadline of Friday 24th February 2023
After School Club
Our new spring term booking form is now available.
We cannot accept booking if you are in any arrears, so please ensure you pay via Scopay.
All the details you need are here. There is one golden rule: 8 per team. And it's on the evening of March 9th (a Thursday). Get your tickets!
World Book Day
World Book Day is coming up soon! It will be rescheduled to Friday 3rd March due to the strike. As part of the celebrations, we want to help encourage a lifelong love of reading as well as raise some funds to buy the School some fantastic new books.
We will be running a Sponsored Reading Challenge over half term and the week after - from Saturday 11th to Sunday 26th of February. Depending on their reading level you, your family & friends can choose to sponsor your child for time spent reading, being read to or just a set amount. There will be prizes awarded for the most time, so don’t forget to add it up!
Sponsorship forms should have been handed out to your child, but if it has gone astray you can download one here.
We love to be green & help the environment at Brookfield so on Friday 24th February Nursery and Reception will help us hold a World Book Day Costume Swap and Bake Sale after school in the Infant Playground.
We would love it if you could bring along any cakes or bakes (no nuts please) or any old dressing up. (The costumes are free even if you have nothing to swap.)
Dressing up donations can be left at the office anytime after half term, cakes & bakes can be left with the office anytime on Friday 24th or both can just brought along on the day.
Half term is a perfect time to have a rummage for any unwanted or outgrown dressing up or to curl up with a good book or two or more!
Friday 3rd March - We are holding a World Book Day Community Breakfast event from 8.15am in the Infant Playground, followed by a PTA chat in the Lower Hall.
Come a little earlier to drop off, hang out with fellow parents while the kids have a play. Just a chance to chat, make some new friends or connect with old ones with free tea, coffee, hot chocolate and a bite to eat!
Then join us in the Lower Hall for a conversation about the upcoming PTA events. We are looking for any help and ideas for the Disco and Auction. We are also looking for a few helpers for the upcoming quiz night.
We hope you have a fantastic half term break & are excited about the PTA’s events for next term!
Things we are looking for help with include:
* Face painting
* BBQ Team
* Run the bar
* Run the tuck shop
* Decorate the hall
* Any Eco ideas for fun extras for the kids
Auction (aiming for Summer Term, but planning starts NOW):
* Run the Bar
* Food Options
* Decorating the hall
* Any contacts for donations
Camden Advice and Support
The Council have developed a booklet to provide residents with advice and support on the cost of living crisis.