Hello from the Elm class team!

We are Elm class and this MER we continue to work on our social skills. We have all settled into our new class now and relationships between the children and the staff are growing!

As always we will be experiencing lots of activities in order to progress our attention and engagement levels and each week we get immersed in a new theme.

You can help extend the learning at home too… here are some things for you to do.


Play with your child. Repeat their phrases and see what they do!

Use symbols to help your child communicate with you, if you need us to print you some symbols just ask, we are always happy to help.

Encourage your child to communicate. Eye gazing, pointing, symbols, signs and words are all brilliant communication techniques.

Friends, relationships and community

Visit friends and family. Do your children interact with different people? Do they explore new areas? Do they know that you are there to keep them safe?

Independent living

Putting on their own coats, shoes and socks are all really good beginning steps for independence. If you child is doing this already try other items of clothes. Its getting colder now so perhaps try hats. Maybe even gloves.

Good health

Lets get lots of handwashing done… oh don’t forget drying them too. Washing selves in the bath is a good skill as well.

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.