|Chinese New Year celebration and bake sale
|Wednesday 7 February 3.15pm
|Lost Property collection in both playgrounds
|Thursday 8 and Friday 9 February 3.15pm
|Dress to express yourself – Children’s Mental Health week
|Friday 9 February
|February Half Term
|Monday 12 – Friday 16 February
|Year 4 trip to Science Museum (WonderLab)
|Tuesday 5 March
|World Book Day
|Thursday 7 March
|Brookfield School Community Disco
|Thursday 7 March
|Year 5 trip to Science Museum
|Tuesday 12 March
|Year 6 trip to Imperial War Museum
|Wednesday 27 March
|Monday 1 – Friday 12 April
|Summer term begins
|Monday 15 April
Thanks to the Brookfield School Community and staff for the popular Movie Night last week. We hope that lots of families will be able to join us next Wednesday after school as we celebrate Chinese New Year including a bake sale.
Next Week is Children’s Mental Health week where the children will be exploring the theme of ‘My Voice Matters’. We want children to feel empowered to express themselves and links with our values of kindness and responsibility. On Friday, children are invited to ‘Dress to Express’ and there will be collection buckets to fundraise towards our mental health support at school.
Reception Conker visit to Hampstead Heath
Conker class enjoyed an outdoor learning session at the Secret Garden on Wednesday. We learnt about Winter, searched for animal footprints and built homes for woodland animals. The children loved exploring the garden, cimbing trees and finding minibeasts! A special thanks to all our parent helpers who made the trip possible.
Attendance & Punctuality
This week congratulations to the following classes for having the best attendance:
Special mention to Bluebell and Willow for the least lates in the school.
If you require any support with attendance or punctuality, please speak to the following people: class teacher, phase leader, Faye (Assistant Head) or Carole in the office. We are here to help and can put support in place where needed.
Thank you again to our wonderful year 6's for trialling the Daily Mile: a new sports initive which involves children running a mile before school! Today, our sports ambassadors ran a brilliant assembly promoting the benefits of the Daily Mile. They even filmed themselves running around the playground to show us how it works!
Next Wednesday, year 5 will be having their first session. They will need to arrive at school for an 8.45am start. Parents and carers also welcome to join in!
Lost something? (again!) We know how tricky it can be tracking down items that your child has not bought home. If your child has checked their classroom, cloakroom and in the playground for their lost items, we have lost property baskets just inside the corridoor from the Junior playground, and in the storage space between the bottom hall and infant toilets.
Members from our wonderful Brookfield Climate Action group will hold a lost property collection on the last Thursday and Friday of each half term. So please stop by both playgrounds on either Thursday 8th or Friday 9th February and check through the items - hopefully we can reunite you with any lost items before they are recycled at the end of each half term.
Don't forget that clothing and other items are much easily reunited when they are clearly labelle with your child's name.
Use Scopay account to make your trip contribution - you will find the suggested voluntary amount in your child's account, and this can be adjusted if you wish to pay more.
Scopay is the system used to pay for after school club, breakfast club, and other items such as trips. If you don't have a Scopay account, please email Carole in the office to request a unique code to be sent to you.
You can access Scopay here, and this can be downloaded as an app on your phone for easy payments.
Brookfield School Community
First up, a big thank you to everyone who came along to movie night last week. It was so lovely to see the hall full of kids engrossed in My Neighbour Totoro (and popcorn). And we raised an incredible £656!
Special thanks to Rosie for all her support / technical help, Kate for as ever sorting out all the rubbish and everyone who stayed behind and helped to clear up.
CHINESE NEW YEAR BAKE SALE
Our next event is the Chinese New Year Bake sale on 7 February in the Juniors playground. WE NEED CAKES! The bake sales always sell out fast... so please bring along home-made or shop-bought cakes / cookies / brownies / flapjacks / anything you like! Just no nuts please...
Arts and crafts activities will be taking place in the music room too - come along and try making a dragon!
WORLD BOOK DAY
More info to come on our World Book Day bake sale and costume swap. But you can start planning your outfit for the DISCO on World Book Day itself - 7 March - right now! We'd love to have some extra volunteers to help decorate / set up / run the disco - so please email email@example.com if you can lend a hand or find one of us in a playground...
Brookfield School Community
Book Fair Volunteers Needed!
Brookfield is holding a Scholastic Book Fair from the 28th February - 1st March. There will be range of books available to purchase and the World Book Day voucher will be valid for any purchases. Scholastic donate books to the school for every book purchased so there is benefit to us all! in order for this to run smoothly, we really need volunteers to help run it from 3-3.45 Tuesday - Friday of that week. Please complete this quick form if you are able to help on any of the afternoons, and we will be in touch with more details. More information on the poster below:
Camden Police Cadets
Please see the poster below with details of the Camden Police Cadets which are now open to children aged 10+
SENDIAS drop ins and surgeries for Parents/ Carers
SENDIASS Camden have been working with Camden Family Hubs and Mosaic to provide a drop-in service to parent and carers. This is a great opportunity for parents to:
- receive information and advice about education, health and social care SEND systems and procedures, from initial concerns to appeal processes
- speak to someone from the SEND Information, Advice and Support Service (SENDIASS).
Please see the attached flyer for the latest Family Hubs and SENDIASS SEND drop-ins for parents and carers. We’ve also attached a flyer for the latest Mosaic and SENDIASS SEND surgeries for parents and carers.
On with the Show!
Parents, get ready to dance with Cat, our phenomenal instructor at "On With The Show"! Following the success of our Kids Club, we're thrilled to introduce adult sessions starting the beginning of February, Join Cat, a Trinity Laban graduate, who not only graced the Royal Opera House stage but also choreographed for Sam Smith's 'Unholy.' Versatile in Jazz, Ballet, Contemporary, and Acrobatics, Cat brings her artistic touch to every move. Elevate your evenings with "On With The Show" – Let’s dance away our winter blues
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to book your spot for the first 4-week slot our Classes will be at Brookfield Primary school from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm. Secure your dance journey now!
Maths Volunteers Wanted!
We are looking for adult volunteers to come in once a week and play maths games with individuals and pairs of children to support the development of their number fluency. The volunteers will be given training in a range of maths games before they begin. If this is something you are interested in, please email Lucy (Maths Leader) on email@example.com.
Half Term Fun
The Imagine Children's Festival is taking place over February half term, full of a range of events, many of which are free. Patrick Kane, who presented to the children at Brookfield last World Book Day, with his book 'Human 2.0', will also be doing a children's friendly talk about the power of disability and bionics!
Hello from Brookfield’s Climate Action Group (CAG.) we’re a group of parents and carers who does all sorts, from building bird boxes to helping the school to be energy efficient.
Plans this term include:
Block printing workshops for school t-shirts, a sustainable fashion show and joining the Big Plastic Count
As well as those projects, there are two specific questions we are asking right now:
Is there an alternative to an Amazon wishlist that could support the school?
Is there someone with ten minutes a week to scan a website and spot wholesale deals for the school?
If you can help with these, or if you’d just like to be part of the conversation - get in touch!