|Bank Holiday||Monday 1st May|
|Teacher Strike Day – *School Closed except Year 6*||Tuesday 2nd May|
|SATS Parent and Carer Q&A session||Wednesday 3rd May 3.45pm|
|Year 3&4 Football Competition||Thursday 4th May|
|PTA Bake Sale (Junior Playground)||Thursday 4th May|
|Year 3 Fern Class – Camden Learning Centre||Friday 5th May|
|Bank Holiday||Monday 8th May|
|Year 6 SATs Week||Tuesday 9th – Friday 12th May|
|Year 1 trip to Millennium Bridge||Tuesday 16th May|
|Half Term||Monday 29th May – Friday 2nd June|
|Class picture day||Tuesday 6th June|
|PTA Auction||Thursday 15th June|
|Summer Fair||Saturday 1st July|
|International Evening||Thursday 13th July|
It was a privilege to see Brookfield children performing at the Camden Music Festival at the Royal Albert Hall on Monday evening. They were a credit to the school and were featured in a news report in the Camden New Journal The success of this was a result of the dedication of Julia, Fr. Damien, Phoebe, Laura and all the parents for supporting this inspirational event.
We also celebrated Eid together as a school community on Monday with delicious bring and share food, music, Henna decorations and a British Red Cross stall. Thanks to the parents and staff who came together to create this new event in the Brookfield calendar. We look forward to further events as a school that galvanise our sense of belonging.
Please take a few moments to read the Curriculum Letter for your child’s year group below. You will find key dates, Summer learning and vocabulary.
Please click on your child's year group below to see their curriculum letter
Year 3&4 Football Tournament
Selected children in Year 3 and 4 will be participating in a football competition on Thursday 4th May after school. You should have received a letter this week if your child is participating. Please remember to complete the google form to confirm your child is available to play. We need this by Monday at the latest.
Attendance and Punctuality
Well done to the following classes for the highest attendance:
Lunch Hall Top Table
This term, our 'Top Table' focus will be to celebrate this term's value of 'acheivement'. A huge congratulations to the following children who were chosen to be at the Top Table today as a result of their various different achievements this week.
Pedal Bikes Wanted
In the Early Years, we want to ensure that every child has the opportunity to learn to ride a pedal bike. Cycling is a great way to keep children active while supporting their physical development and mental health and can also lead to longer-term benefits for the environment! If your child has recently grown out of their pedal bike, we would appreciate it if you would consider donating it to our reception and nursery classes. We are looking for size 14", 16" and 18" bikes which are reasonably light weight and in a good condition. All bikes donated will be inspected and serviced to ensure that they are safe for the children to ride. Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are able to help.
A message from Julia:
"A huge well done to all the children who performed at the Camden Schools Music Festival at the Royal Albert Hall on Monday evening. You were an absolute credit to the school and you should be very proud of yourselves. It was something special! Thank you to Laura, Phoebe and Father Damien for generously giving up their time to accompany the children on the trip. Thank you also to the parents and carers for all their support, particularly those who accompanied us on the trips."
Green Dragons Den
Well done to Kiana, Eva, Flora, Hushiar and Seanna for presenting so confidently about the secret garden project at the Green Dragons Den today. The Dragons included the mayor of Camden and local councillors. We have been told we have definitely won some money for the project, but will find out the full amount in a few weeks.
Year 2 (Dandelion) Class Teacher
The lost property is mounting up. It remains very hard to reunite property with its owner when it doesn't have a name in it. Lost property items are placed into wicker baskets on each floor. This is usually the best place to look if your child has misplaced an item.
Have you moved recently, or changed your phone number? Please remember to let the office know as soon as possible of any changes to your address or contact information, as it is very important that we have the right contact details for every child. You can email email@example.com with any changes
NEW DATE FOR THE AUCTION – Thursday 15th June
URGENT - We need your help, please read!
We really need people to get involved & help out with planning and organising the Auction. All the money raised is critical to creating the amazing Brookfield Forest Garden Project. THE FOREST GARDEN MAY NOT BE ABLE TO GO AHEAD without the funds raised from this event.
We have a few fantastic people who have already stepped forwards to help, so please give them your support & volunteer too.
We need people to help with:
* Asking local businesses for donations
* Asking bigger companies for donations
* An auctioneer/s
* Organising the bids
* Designing a poster and auction brochure
* Providing food
* Serving food
* Providing entertainment
* Running the bar
* Setting up for the event
* Clearing up after the event
We would also love for you to get in touch with any item 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please keep reading…
URGENTLY NEEDED - NEW PTA Co-Chairs!
Please consider becoming a co-chair next year.
IF NO-ONE COMES FORWARD THERE WILL NOT BE A PTA NEXT YEAR!
As I’m sure you are aware school budgets are becoming more & more stretched. The PTA helps to fund lot of the extra activities that enrich your children’s education.
Last year we gave the school over £28,000. The money we raise goes towards lots of extra activities such as drumming, FAB art projects (this year it was Damien & B-Better Dance), Forest school, etc. We also give money to fund new books for the school, trips, free fruit for the juniors at playtime as well as many more things.
Without a PTA your children will also miss out on all the events we help organise such as the disco, quiz night, school fairs, bake sales, etc.
Don’t worry if you think the role is too much for you. It is shared between two people, so have a chat amongst your children’s classes or on your WhatsApp groups if you think there is anyone who will join with you.
We will also still be around if you need help and support. Now is a good time as we will have plenty of time do a handover.
If you want to find out more, please email us at email@example.com we are very happy to meet and have a chat about what the role entails. Thank you.
May Day Fun at Kentish Town City Farm
The Mayor of London's Clean Air Day challenge 2023
The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, is calling on young Londoners to lead the way in celebrating clean and healthy air for everyone this Clean Air Day.
The Mayor is looking for new poster designs about what clean air means to you, to showcase why clean air is so important for our city, and celebrate the steps we are all taking to lead the way on cleaner air for all Londoners.
He is now inviting London school children aged 4 to 14 to create designs, with the chance to have them featured as part of this year’s Clean Air Day celebration with posters featured on advertising across London or the Mayor of London’s social media channels.
Camden Early Help
Everyone needs a little help sometimes. If you're feeling worried about your child, or you want to make a change in your life, Camden Early Help is here for you, your children and your whole family.
What we offer
- Free support service for families with children aged 0 to 19 in Camden
- Practical and emotional support with a range of life issues
- Working with you and your family to help make changes
- Helping you and your family to feel connected in your community.
If you owe money and you’re struggling to pay your bills:
- get in touch with an organisation like Debtline for free and confidential advice
- speak to the organisation you owe money to – for Council Tax arrears, call 020 7974 6414
- ask your energy supplier for temporary credit if you cannot top-up a pre-payment meter
- use Citizens Advice's budgeting tool to set out your income and expenditure
- do not ignore letters or bills about money you owe. Contact a local organisation in the Camden Advice Network or call a national advice organisation such as StepChange
Energy suppliers might be able to let you pay in smaller amounts or take a break from payments. You might also be able to apply for a grant to pay off energy debts.
If you need to take out a loan, do not approach a loan shark or take out a payday loan. Consider credit unions or other ethical loan providers. Find out more at credit-union.coop, call 020 7561 1786 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you owe a loan shark money, or if you’re being threatened, get confidential help from Stop Loan Sharks.
If you don’t know where to turn, call us on 020 7974 4444 (option 9) or contact Citizens Advice Camden.
Cost of living Crisis Fund
If you're struggling to afford essentials such as food, energy bills or housing, you may be eligible for a £500 payment through our Cost of Living Crisis Fund.
How to apply:
There are several ways to apply for support from our Cost of Living Crisis Fund. you can
- call Citizens Advice Camden on 0808 278 7835
- if you're a council tenant, you can also speak to your neighbourhood housing officer
- if you're a private renter, you can also email us COLprivaterenter@camden.gov.uk or contact Camden Federation of Private Tenants on 020 7383 0151
- Contact one of the organisations in Camden Advice Network
Please see : https://www.camden.gov.uk/financial-support-for-residents1 for further information.