Hello from the Hazel class team!

Throughout MER 4, Hazel class will continue to work on their communication and social skills through group work, community visits, narrative sessions, Pelican and RSHE. Pupils will continue to work on their functional literacy and maths skills which they will then put into practice when out in the community, visiting the library, local shops and cafes. We are hoping to return to Wollaton Park, where we went at the beginning of the year. We will look at how the seasons have changed, what we remember from our last trip, and visit the new exhibition in the hall. We will also be planning a couple of other exciting trips so watch this space!


As a class, we are working on developing our ability to answer more complex blank level questions. We are also working on the pupils initiating and having extended two-way discussions with their peers with less input from an adult.

Friends relationships and community

Weekly trips in to the community will continue where the pupils will develop their social appropriateness and confidence out in the community. We are also working on understanding different types of relationships ie friendships, romantic, marriage etc.

Independent living

The pupils are working on developing their ability to clean up a variety of household messes independently, cook a simple meal and safely using kitchen equipment, maintain good personal hygiene and have some awareness of their emotions, how to recognise and ways to regulate themselves.

Good health

As well as the above, the class will be learning about appropriate and in appropriate touch, boundaries, good and bad secrets, growing up and bodies changing.


Some pupils will continue with work experience and others will work on their pre-career skills during all sessions, such as maths, literacy, following rules during structured play, ICT etc.

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.