|PTA Auction||Thursday 15th June 7pm|
|Year 2 trip to the Seaside||Thursday 15th June|
|Community Day||Saturday 17th June|
|Heather Class assembly||Wednesday 21st June 2.30pm|
|Summer Fair||Saturday 1st July|
|Junior Choir Camden Cluster Music Festival||Thursday 6th July|
|Y5 Ukulele Sharing Session||Thursday 6th July 11.30am|
|Year 6 Show (Channing School)||Wednesday 12th July pm|
|International Evening||Thursday 13th July|
|End of Term||Friday 21st July 1 – 1.15pm|
I am really looking forward to the Brookfield School Forest Garden auction, taking place next Thursday 15th June from 7pm. It will be a fun evening of live music, delicious food, a range of lots to bid on and a chance for us to be together as a school community. Please book your tickets at https://www.brookfield.camden.sch.uk/auction-2023.
As we continue to learn about our value of achievement, the year 3/4 football teams displayed passion, perseverance and collaboration at the Camden football tournament at Hampstead Heath yesterday where our girls came 3rd and boys came 1st! Thanks to David and George for preparing the teams so well, to parents and carers for their support and to the children who shared their experience in our achievement assembly this morning.
Taymar: “The best thing about being in a sports team is that you encourage other people to take up the sport.”
Ben: “It felt a bit tiring and nerve-wracking too but I was proud of myself for saving goals.”
As we reflect on this academic year, please take the time to complete this survey https://forms.gle/RNECggqgcBYBAwxn9. Your views are really important to us and will shape our priorities and plans for next year.
Year 3 and 4 Football Tournament
There has been much excitement today as our Year 3 and 4 football teams have been celebrated for their fantastic football achievements after school yesterday in the Camden School Sports Association Tournament. Year 3/4 girls placed a tremendous 3rd out of all the schools in Camden, and the boys won the overall tournament, finishing 1st out of all Camden Schools.... It really is coming home!
Annual Parents and Carers' Survey
We really value your feedback and are always looking for ways to improve our school, as well as celebrate what makes us Brookfield! Here are the link and QR code for this year's annual survey, which should take 5-10 minutes, depending on the detail of your responses. The survey is anonymous. Please note, the deadline to respond is Monday 26th June. thank you so much for your participation.
Pupil Voice: School Council
Thank you to school council for their excellent discussion around how children are feeling about school lunches. School council will be meeting with our wonderful Caterlink team to discuss what they enjoy about school dinners and suggestions their peers have to improving any aspects.
Thank you in particular to Cleo for chairing the meeting so superbly. Picture included below.
We would love Brookfield families and friends to join us for our next community day on Saturday 17th June from 10am - 1pm. Community day is a great opportunity for the Brookfield community to come together, fix mend and do - including planting, gardening and other activities. The day will end at 1pm after a bring and share lunch.
Year 2 Seaside Trip
Year 2 children have been given a letter with a return slip ahead of their trip to the Seaside on Thursday 15th June. A copy of the letter is attached below - please speak to your class teacher if you have not had the letter. It must be returned by Wednesday 14th June.
Year 6 Relationships and Sex Education
Thank you to parents and carers who attended the year 6 meeting before half term regarding Relationships and Sex Education which will be taking place this half term. Please see slides attached which were shown in the meeting.
If you would like any further information or would like to discuss withdrawing your child from any of these lessons, please arrange to speak with the year 6 team:
Attendance and Punctuality
Well done to the following classes for having the highest attendance this week:
Bonus points also awarded for the least amount of lates: Dandelion and Fern .
See below for a breakdown of attendance this week:
After School Club
Have you checked your After School Club bookings are all up to date? Remember it is a 30 day rolling booking system, so you can always book 30 days ahead.
Bookings are made via your scopay account
More information about After School Club can be found here
Do you have a driveway that you don't use during the morning? Or do you know someone that does? Two staff members are looking for new parking spaces for the September term. Please email email@example.com if you are able to help. Thank you
If you are having a sort out of clothes, we would appreciate any donations of the following items:
- Trousers, joggers and leggings from ages 5 - 12 years
- t-shirts and jumpers from ages 5-12 years
If your child has had a change of clothes, we would really appreciate if you are able to wash and return them to us (not underwear) so that they can be used again.
Auction is next week!
TICKETS - ON SALE NOW
Auction tickets are still available! Follow this link to buy one of these hot tickets.
There are prizes to suit every budget, so come and grab a bargain!
*If you’re planning on coming to this fantastic night out please try to buy your tickets by this weekend, so we can tell the caterers how much delicious curry to make! Thank you*
Have a great night out while supporting the fantastic Brookfield Forest Garden Project!
Bid for some of the exciting items available at the Auction while enjoying some delicious food and drink.
There are already some fabulous items to win such as holiday homes UK and abroad, tickets for premier league football and Wimbledon, meals out, fitness and wellbeing classes and much more. There are also some fantastic prizes donated by our wonderful Brookfield teachers.
The Auction will be held in the School on Thursday 15th June from 7pm for a 7.45pm start.
Tickets are £20 per person which includes dinner and 2 glasses of Prosecco. If you buy a table for 10 people you get 1 ticket FREE (making it £180 for 10).
You can also pre-order wine for your table!
There are some fixed price items for online sale only, for those who can’t make it on the night. Follow this link: https://www.brookfield.camden.sch.uk/product-category/auction2023/ More will be added so check back.
We are also holding a Raffle, the draw will be at the Auction, but no need to attend the night to take part.
Tickets will continue to be sold in the Infant & Junior Playgrounds next week. Only £1 per ticket with some great prizes such as meals out, hampers & vouchers!
SUMMER FAIR - Saturday 1st July
We will be letting your reps know the stalls your year groups will be in charge of next week.
RAFFLE PRIZES - SHOUT OUT!
Do you have anything to donate big or small?
We are looking for raffle prizes for the Summer Fair Raffle. Please get in touch
firstname.lastname@example.org Thank you.
TOYS & BOOKS DONATIONS
Now is the perfect time to have a rummage for any unwanted or outgrown books & toys (please no baby stuff).
We are also always looking for ways to make the fair more eco-friendly, so we are asking if anyone has any preloved party bag type items that could be donated as prizes for the Pea Fair.
Due to lack of storage space, we won’t be collecting anything until after the Auction, but please keep it ready to donate! Thank you.
We are still open to any ideas & suggestions for how we can put on an amazing fair this summer. We would love you to get involved and help us create an exciting, fun, eco-friendly, inclusive fair that represents our brilliant Brookfield community.
If you are unable to help with the Auction or Summer Fair there are also other ways you can support us in making the Forest Garden a reality: Don’t forget we also have the crowdfunding campaign!
Thank you to everyone who has donated and shared the forest garden crowdfunding page so far. We ask that you carry on sharing with friends and family. Perhaps you know a local business that would like to donate, or you have contacts that could too.
To donate directly towards the new forest garden area visit: https://gofund.me/fcc81626
We will continue to keep you informed via our dedicated page on the website, with pictures, updates and information about the progress of the garden
PTA - Help Still Needed for Next Year
Thank you to the amazing people who have offered to take on some of next year’s events so far.
We are still looking for more PTA volunteers
This could be for something as small as running a costume swap, to being in charge of a fair or even taking on the role as co-chair.
If you want to find out more, please email us a email@example.com we are very happy to meet and have a chat.
Please read the attached letter about Polio vaccinations in Camden
we are thrilled to announce the launch of our summer art programme: Holiday Club 2023! The affordable, exciting, and fun summer programme is specially designed to nurture creative talents, including inclusive creative and performing arts classes. Additionally, we are offering 75% bursaries this year, making it more accessible for all.
Channel 4 are currently casting for a second series for prime time show, The Dog Academy, which is all about misbehaving dogs and their owners! Please see poster below
Finsbury Part Treaty
Please see link below about an event in Finsbury Park
Mental Health Support
If you're feeling down, anxious or worries, help is available:
- Speak to your GP about how you are feeling
- Refer yourself to iCope. this is a free NHS service in Camden and Islington giving confidential support and therapies. iCope also offers intercultural therapy in different languages
- Read more about mental health services in Camden
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.
Monday 5th of June was World Environment day. The theme this year is #BeatPlasticPollution. It's a reminder that people's actions on plastic matter as the material is slowly seeping into our oceans, soil and forest and causing irreparable damage.
Brookfield children's Eco-Committee wanted to share their top tips on avoiding plastic in our daily lives.
- Reuse plastic when possible! Can you make a plant pot, a musical instrument, or a piece of art?
- Buy less plastic. Use reusable bags and reusable water bottles.
- Make sure you wash and sort your recycling correctly.
This ties in well with World Oceans Day, marked on the 8th of June. The ocean produces at least 50% of the planet’s oxygen and absorbs about 30% of carbon dioxide produced by humans, buffering the impacts of global warming. So, it really is vital for our survival!
One of the best ways to protect our oceans is to reduce your carbon footprint. Fossil fuels and burning carbon dioxide cause a tremendous amount of water pollution, and the textile industry is one of the biggest culprits.
Luckily, our Brookfield community has a great resource for selling and passing on no longer wanted clothes - buying preloved instead of new, and finding a new home for your old favourites, is a great way to tackle carbon heavy excess consumption! And it's great value too!
The groups have been busy, but the more people join the better, so please spread the word!
For juniors, join here: https://chat.whatsapp.com/Hyy4fJN0PPREtLLNO25CWO
For infants, join here: https://chat.whatsapp.com/HgnPDcbwbKAI2crMhjs6zK)
And finally, a reminder that Brookfield is taking part in the Big Battery Hunt! A nationwide programme to encourage youngsters to keep recycling batteries for a chance to win money for a school garden or playground equipment! Let your class Eco-Committee member know how many you have recycled so we can update our total for the Big Battery Hunt.