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Dear Parents / Carers


Harvest Festival / Macmillan Coffee Morning

It was a great pleasure to see so many parents and carers join us for our Harvest Festival, the children were fantastic with their poems, songs and raps.  The food donations have been given to the Salvation Army Food Bank in Shirebrook, they were greatly received.  Our Macmillan Coffee morning was a great success, the donations and the cakes sold have enabled us to send a cheque for £211.  Many thanks for your support.


Halloween Disco

Many thanks to all the parents / carers for their support in the resourcing of items to be sold, decorating the hall and supporting the disco.  It was an amazing Halloween disco, a total of £550 was raised which will go towards new resources for pupils!


Year 1 / 2 Art Work

Our Year 1 and 2 classes have worked with a member of staff from Stubbin Wood School and have produced some incredible self portraits.  These should now have put on display in Shirebrook Library.  Please visit and see your child’s superb art work.


Breakfast Club

Our Breakfast Club is open daily from 8.00am until 8.45am which includes breakfast.  The cost of the provision is £2.00 and subsidised for PP children at £1.50.  During the sessions the children are able to access a range of activities including construction, colouring and games on the X –Box.



As usual, we are taking this early opportunity to remind you how important it is that your children attend school regularly and on time – unless of course they are poorly.  Children who come to school every day and have the best chance to make the most progress they can and it is just as important to arrive on time so that your child does not miss vital learning steps:  learning starts straight away at 8.45am.  The gate will close at 8.50am to enable assemblies to start on time.  We have now moved to online registration, this will close a 8.55am, if your child arrives after this time they will be recorded as late.  Our attendance target is 96%.  If your child is poorly, please phone the office / leave a message before 9am tot let us know the reason as soon as you can so that our attendance records are kept up to date.  If we have not heard from you we will have to contact you to find out why your child is absent.



Reminder that the homework that is expected for all pupil’s school is reading at least 5 times a week, practicing multiplication tables on Times Table Rock Stars and learning their spellings.  The extra curriculum homework is also encouraged.


Open Door Policy

At Brookfield, we have an open door policy, therefore, if you have any questions, queries or concerns please do not hesitate to see a member of staff.


As a Derbyshire County Council school we expect our parents to treat all school staff with the same respect and courtesy as you would expect from us.  Our staff have the right to work in a safe environment and will not tolerate behavior which is abusive, offensive or threatening.  In such instances we will take firm and effective measures to support any employee which is subject to unacceptable behavior.



We have now set our INSET days for the rest of the year –


  • Monday 1st June 2020
  • Monday 20th July 2020
  • Tuesday 21st July 2020


PE Kit Reminder

Please do ensure that this is in school at all times during the school week, as due to government funding for sport, classes can have many extra sports opportunities at short notice.


Class PE Days are as follows:

  • Monday = Reception
  • Tuesday = Year 2 and Year 5
  • Wednesday = Year 3
  • Thursday = Year 2 and Year 6
  • Friday = Year 4


Don’t forget your child will require a white t-shirt, black/blue bottoms and an extra set of TRAINERS.  All KS2 children will need an outdoor kit.  Please also remember that earrings MUST be removed for PE sessions.  Thank you.




What’s happening next term?:


Anti-Bullying Week

Week commencing Monday 11th November – during this week, the children will be learning to sing and sign the song ‘This is Me’, making a sock puppet and we will be asking children to wear odd socks on Tuesday 12th November, as well a range of other in school activities.


Children In Need

This will take place on Friday 15th November – Get Together and Get Active – so this year we are asking the children to wear something sporty and join us to raise money for Children in Need!


Non-Uniform Day

On Friday 22nd November we will be asking all our children to wear non-uniform and donate some chocolate/sweets for our Christmas Market, which will be held on Monday 2nd December 2019.


Parent Consultation

Week commencing 18th November we will be holding our Autumn Terms Parent Consultation meeting with your child’s class teacher. Please look out for a letter with exact dates and times.


Details of the other Christmas events will be confirmed at the start of next term.


Thank you once again for your continued support.