Hello from the Conkers class team!

Overview: We are Conkers Class. This MER we will provide lots of important and exciting activities for the children. We will continue to go out in the community at least once a week. Primarily this will consist of our weekly shopping trip to help prepare for cooking on Thursdays but we also hope to do some other trips in the weeks to come. We love P.E. and we will do this on Mondays and Wednesdays so please ensure your child always has their kit ready at school. We will also continue to have a wide range of classes on our timetable including all our favourites such as Forest Schools, Attention Autism and Sensology.


We have been getting really good with our manners in shops, remembering to say “Please”, “Thank you”, “Excuse me” and so on. When we feel really brave we might even ask a worker where something is if we can’t find it. Don’t forget to give us chances to practice during weekly shopping with family.

Friends, relationships and community

We are forming really strong friendships within our class. You can help us communicate with our friends even better by asking us questions about photos including any other people in the pictures. Who/Where/What/ When are all good questions to try asking us at home.

Independent living

We are getting better at independently making breakfast and performing a range of tasks during cooking. Let us help at home. Making breakfast or a snack for our brothers or sisters would be great practice.

Good health

We are trying to get better at remembering to wash our hands so please give us reminders at home. Sometimes an action or picture is all we need.


The more places we can explore, the more it will help us. Continue taking us to our favourite places but also let us try new places from time to time. Showing us photos or pictures on the internet before we go out will help us prepare our minds and improve the chance of a happy trip.

If you have any good news stories please email them to parents@brackenfield.derbyshire.sch.uk and we will be in touch to include you in our weekly community news bulletin.