Newsletter 31st March

Key EventsDates
Last Day of TermFriday 31st March usual finish times
Spring HolidayMonday 3rd – Friday 14th April
Children back to schoolMonday 17th April
Community Breakfast (followed by a PTA meeting)Thursday 20th April
Y4 Bramble – Walthamstow WetlandsMonday 24th April
Y4 Ivy – Walthamstow WetlandsTuesday 25th April
Y1 to Omved Gardens (Daisy AM, Bluebell PM)Thursday 27th April
Eco committee representatives ‘Green Dragons Den’Friday 28th April
Bank HolidayMonday 1st May
Bank HolidayMonday 8th May
Year 6 SATs WeekTuesday 9th – Friday 12th May
PTA Auction Friday 19th May 7.30pm
International EveningThursday 13th July
Summer FairSaturday 1st July

Laurel’s Update

Thank you to all the children, parents, carers and staff who made yesterday’s discos such a success. It was a wonderful evening of music, dancing and hopefully an event where everyone felt they belonged. We have lots of community events planned for the Summer term and we are keen to hear from our Muslim families about celebrating Eid as a school.

Please take some time over the Easter break to look at your child’s digital portfolio with them (years 1-6). We’ve included more detailed information about how to log in below. Use Google Chrome, log in with your child to their Google account and enjoy seeing all the fantastic learning they have engaged in this term. Let us know what you think!

If you use our After School Club, please take a moment to read about the change to how you can book in updates from the office section below.

Today we hosted a special assembly to say goodbye to Louise who has taught at Brookfield for seven years. This included a video created by the children, poetry reading and special song. We wish her every success in her new role.

Finally, can I wish you all wonderful Easter breaks and I am thinking of our Muslim families at this special time of Ramadan, our Jewish families preparing for Passover and our Christian families during Holy Week. I look forward to seeing you all on Monday 17th April for the start of our Summer term with our focus on the value of achievement!

Class news

Digital Portfolios

You were emailed your child's digital portfolio link yesterday. Please see further instructions here about how to access them. your child will have bought their google account details home today, which are needed to view the site. If you haven't received the link yet or the google account details, please email the office

Here are our top tips to remember when you are logging into your child's digital portfolio

Top Tips for logging in to Digital Portfolios - info for parents

Year 3 Orienteering on the Heath

Do you know where the Stone of Free Speech is on the Heath? Well our Year 3s do now after orienteering this week! With map reading one of the key skills for Heather and Fern classes this term, both Year 3 groups headed to the heath this week to put their map reading knowledge into action. From finding a place where music is played, to climbing to the top of Parliament hill, all the groups did really well on the map challenge, and ended with some forest school games before heading back to school. Overall, it was a great chance to integrate our curriculum with outdoor learning, and make use of the wonderful resource of the heath.

Forest garden crowdfunder is live!

To donate towards the new forest garden area visit

After months of design with the children and wider school community, we have launched a crowdfunder for the new forest garden area this week! The new forest garden will be situated at the back of the junior playground and will be installed over the summer holidays with the excavation of the tarmac layer and replaced with lots of soil, plants and trees.

The forest garden area will host three key activities: Forest School and outdoor learning; natural play; and developing a food forest garden. This combination of uses in the roughly 25 metres x 12 metres space makes for a unique educational resource. The area will be used daily by the school for play time, lessons as part of the curriculum, and forest school and gardening sessions. We conservatively estimate that there will be around 11,000 unique student engagements with the new forest garden per year. The majority of planting and maintenance will be done with school classes and the wider community of parents and community volunteers at open days.

Please donate to the crowdfunding page if you can, and/ or share with your wider family/ friends and community.

Neurodiversity Week

The children have loved learning more about neurodiversity and the importance in respecting everyone. We had a special assembly with the help of some Year 5 and 6 children learning about dyslexia and then all made posters about the power of neurodiversity. Here are some of the amazing posters we have made.

Updates from the Office

ASC Bookings

From the new term, we are transforming the way you book After School Club at Brookfield! From the new term, you will be able to book directly via your Scopay account.

Simply visit the After School Club page on our website to see instructions on how to book

Please note that you will need to clear any arrears on your account, and top up your account with payment at the time of booking (if you pay via childcare vouchers, it’s slightly different).

Scopay also doesn't permit on the day bookings. If you have an exceptional circumstance, and require an on the day booking, please call the office.

Please get in touch with us if you have any questions at this stage.

PTA News


We hope you and your children had a fantastic time the Disco last night. It was a great fun social event. We manage to raise a fantastic £2,500 that will go towards enriching your children’s education.

A huge thank you to everyone who volunteered beforehand and those who stepped in on the day and helped make it such a success. Some of you went above and beyond, we really do appreciate everything you did.

Auction - Next term event - planning starts now!

We are looking to hold the Auction this May. All the money raised is to go towards creating the amazing Forest Garden Project. We would love for you to get in touch with any thing or service you could donate to auction off, or if you have any contacts with people or companies that would be willing to donate something.

To give you a few ideas previous auction lots include:
Cookery course - Photography session - Sports tickets - Holiday homes - Dog walking - Jewellery - Website building - Home tidying. Please email us:

NEW PTA Co-Chairs Still needed!

Don’t forget we are still looking for a couple of people to take on the co-chair role next year. If we don’t get any volunteers the PTA will not be able to run, so please consider stepping up or the school will miss out on events such as last night’s disco and a lot of fundraising.

If you want to find out more please email us at we are very happy to meet and have a chat about what the role entails. Thank you.

A final thanks to everyone that came and supported the Year 6 Bake Sale today. We raised £93.

Information and Events for Parents and Carers

Little Amal Spring Gathering

Little Amal is the 12-foot puppet of a 10 year old Syrian refugee child at the heart of The Walk. Over the last year she has become a global symbol of human rights, especially those of refugees.

On Sunday 2 April, from 11am to 7pm, Little Amal will go between JW3, Alexandra and Ainsworth Estate, Somers Town, British Library and Granary Square. Click here for more details

Easter Holiday Activities and Food Programme 2023

Camden’s Holiday Activities and Food Easter 2023 programme, which runs from 3 to 14 April, is now open for bookings. Please use the link to Camden's HAF booking portal below in order to book places for your child. Places are free for children and young people aged 5 to 16 who are eligible for free school meals.

Free and low-cost sports and physical activities in the Easter holiday

Kids Swim for £1

Enjoy access to swimming for £1 every day during the school holidays before 10am at Camden Better Leisure centres with Kids Swim for a Quid. This offer is available to all children under 16 years old. This offer is also available during the school term time every Saturday and Sunday before 10am. For more information on membership and how to get started visit Kids Swim for a Quid.

Free Girls Get Moving Mondays – Celebrating International Women's Day 

Girls Get Moving is an opportunity for girls aged 8 to 14 years old to get active in a safe place to socialise, make new friends, learn new skills and most of all to have fun whilst taking part in their favourite activities.

Activities include: Trampolining, Football, Mini Tennis, Table Tennis, Badminton, Fun Games and much more.

Price: Free
Ages: 8 to 14 years old
Location: Talacre Community Sports Centre, Dalby Street, NW5 3AF
Dates and Times: Monday 3 April 4pm-6pm

To register your place please complete the free Girls Get Moving Mondays Registration Form
For more information on sessions please contact:

Mixed Football sessions at Cantelowes Garden Sports Pitch

Football activities include fun ball familiarisation skills, working on passing, dribbling, ball control, shooting and finishing drills plus some fun football games.

Price: Free
Ages: 8 to 12 years old
Location: Cantelowes Gardens Sports Pitch, Camden Road, NW1 9AE
Dates and Times: Monday 3 and Tuesday 4 April 12pm-3pm

To register your place please complete the Mixed Football Sessions at Cantelowes Registration Form
For more information on sessions please contact: or

Arsenal in The Community

Kilburn Grange Park Multi-Sport Session

Enjoy your Half term holidays with your friends outside at Kilburn Grange Park MUGA’s. With fun games and multi-sport activities available for young people aged 10 to 16 years old.

Price: Free
Ages: 10 to 16 years old
Location: Kilburn Grange Park MUGAs (Multi Use Games Area), NW6 2JL
Dates and Times: Monday 3 (Away day to Rowley Way Pitch), Tuesday 4 (Away day at Rowley Way Pitch), Thursday 6, Tuesday 11 and Thursday 13 April 12pm-4pm

To register your place please complete the Kilburn Grange Park Multi-Sport Session Registration Form
For more information on sessions please contact:

​Lauderdale House Easter Activities

Easter Trail in Waterlow Park
11am to 4.30pm
Sunday 9 April
A creme egg for the first 100 children to complete the trail.
No booking necessary – collect the trail at Lauderdale House

The Wild Escape Free craft workshops
Saturday 22 April 2023
Limited numbers so please book in advance

also launch of new free activity trail in the park – collect from the House between 10am and 4pm

Cost of living crisis

Camden Early Help

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