We are Elm class and this MER we are thinking about us and things we like and don’t like. We will explore different places in school and make choices using our visual aids about where we would like to go. We will also be continuing to work on safe and smooth transitions to help us move between places of preference. We will be having daily Attention Autism sessions where we are developing Stage 3. You can search Gina Davies Attention Autism On youtube to find out more! We will also be trying some new recipes in cooking and tasting our creations


Using visual aids to help request for things. Let us know if you need more making for home.

Friends, relationships and community

We are working on identifying members of our class and our family. Practicing the Makaton signs and identifying them using visuals. We are working on smooth transitions and using visuals to help us leave places of preference when an activity is finished.

Independent living

Allowing children time to do things for themselves. We are working really hard to increase independence at school. You can help me to put on my own shoes and socks and do up my own coat.

Good health

We are working on washing hands and brushing teeth at school. Let us know if you would like visuals to support this at home.

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.