We are Spruce class, during MER4 we are thinking about us and our community. Throughout the week, we will complete travel training (in small groups) visiting the local community exploring local parks and shops. In class, we will be exploring different weekly immersive themes including bubbles, balls, nature, wheels and many more. To run alongside our weekly themes, we will experience different sensory activities linked to these during sensory workout, attention autism and fun box. Spruce class will continue practicing our independent living skills daily, we will be given the choice of different food items to prepare (chopping, spreading etc) for our snacks as well as helping to support our familiar adults during personal care and washing our hands to maintain a positive good healthy lifestyle.



Encourage your child to choose between two items of relevance, this could be food, an activity or play item. If you are in need of any support, we can print any pictures or communication aids for you

Friends, relationships and community

While out in the community, encourage your child to experience something new (park/activity).

Independent living

To continue with their skills when preparing snacks at school, support at home helping your child prepare their own snacks. This could be chopping soft fruits/veg and spreading butter/cheese spread on toast or crackers

Good health

Continue to encourage to wash hands using soap before we start preparing food and after toileting


Encourage your child to use an iPad to request what they would like. This might be a particular song or game they love playing.

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.