We are Spruce class and this MER we are thinking about our health and wellness. All of our students will have the chance to go swimming this term – we will be visiting Ilkeston baths every other Tuesday. We will be encouraging students to try the sports equipment in school, including our new bikes/trikes and the outdoor trampolines. We will be visiting the local parks such as Petersham and West Park and be getting to grips with nature in Forest Schools. We will also be encouraging students to try healthy snacks.



Reinforce with your child’s PECS at snack and meal times – show the PECs card alongside the snack to support giving children a choice of healthy snack. If you need any PECs making and sending home please send us a message on BOOP or the class email

Friends, relationships and community

Is there a seasonal event that you might want to try this Autumn? We have Halloween and Bonfire Night coming up as well as the local travelling fun-fairs

Independent living

Work on dressing and undressing. As the weather turns, encourage your child to put on their own coat as independently as possible when leaving the house.

Good health

Help with making their own drinks and snacks at home. Can the children make toast and spread the butter.

If your child has preferred healthy snacks, let us know what they are or send them in so we can facilitate a healthy snack time at school


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.