“Real Play” is being introduced into schools across the UK to help families be more active. It brings schools, families and communities closer together joining up learning through the power of play. It provides exciting resources to engage families in playing together. Real Play has a very positive impact on children’s learning behaviours and parent’s confidence to transform habits and increase active family play. Brookfields School launched the first of 12 “Real Play” workshops for […]

The development of literacy skills as well as reading skills is an important aspect of any young person’s education as these skills bring joy, pleasure and are an important life skill. Over the last 2 years, we have been working in partnership with Read Write Inc. which is a phonics programme to teach 55 of our pupils in Key Stage 2 and Key Stage 3 to read, write and spell. Teacher, pupils and their families […]

Join us for a christmas shopping evening: Friday 3rd November 2017

Network Rail Julie Grant (Employer Engagement Manager) and Lucy Bellman (Work Experience Coordinator) are always looking to expand our network of over 60 local business who support our Pathway to Employment and provide Work Experience for our students. The recently connected with Network Rail and met with them to think about what they could offer our students. Earlier this month, a group of 6th Form students were invited by Network Rail to visit Reading Station […]

We were delighted to be presented with a new adaptive tricycle by the General Manager of the Hilton Reading thanks to a grant from the DM Thomas Foundation for Young People. The new trike will be used as part of the MOVE programme and will help our older children to improve their mobility and have fun in the playground with their friends. We are now fundraising to buy a smaller tricycle for our younger pupils

This terms Sensory Assemblies have all focused on developing Positive Mental Wellbeing. n our Sensory Assemblies this ½ term, pupils have been focusing on Positive Mental Wellbeing, which is one of our one of our School Development Plan Targets this year. The assemblies have been based around the 5 ways to positive wellbeing: Connecting with others Being Active Keep Learning Giving to other Taking Notice Every assembly starts with the pupils and staff joining in […]

Brookfields School celebrated National Sensory Story Day on 29th September with a sensory story trail detailing the journey of “Bernice the Bumble Bee”. Bernice was blown around the school by a gust of wind and her journey easily followed by pupils and staff. As the pupils followed Bernice’s progress, they enjoyed listening to “The Flight of the Bumble Bee”, they searched for her in rustling leaves in our Sensory Playground hand had a go at […]

As part of our Life Skills and Independence programme, students in the 6th Form are developing their culinary skills by following the ‘Jamie Oliver Edexcel Home Cooking Skills’ programme. The students have been following recipes and creating some wonderful mouth watering meals and dishes. They are developing the knowledge, understanding and confidence to cook meals at home; an understanding of how to economise when planning a meal; an ability to transfer skills learned to different recipes and […]

For some pupils in Key Stage 3 this term, their PE lessons and activities won’t be based at school but will take place at Adventure Dolphin in Pangbourne. Some of you will know about the amazing work of Adventure Dolphin and the amazing opportunities the offer young people. The Key Stage 3 pupils attending Adventure Dophin this term are developing their canoeing skills! Everyone had a great time and no one has fallen in…! In addition to […]

Everyone is getting exited as the summer holidays are just around the corner. Many of you will be looking forward to the summer break or going on holiday but we know that this can be a stressful time for families and young people. To make this time less stressful for all, you may find these resources helpful and informative. Airport Information for children Gatwick Travelling with children  Airport Guide Heathrow Airport Guide Other Useful info Holiday Help […]

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