The pupils in Stanning Class in Key Stage 3 have had a very busy term and been involved with lots of interesting and stimulating activities! The activities have all been focused on their topic of ‘Survival’ which has offered been delivered through an integrated and multisensory approach. One of the highlights has been where the pupils have been guided by staff as they track down a bear….which was based on a favourite book of the […]

This terms topic in Key Stage 2 is ‘All About Me’. The pupils in Green Class have been investigating how to be a kind and good friend. The pupils loved listening to the story of ‘Have you filled a bucket today?’! After exploring the story, staff and pupils all had a go at being ‘bucket-fillers’! Everyone on Green Class now know all about saying and doing kind things to fill our friends’ buckets.     […]

Regional Conference hosted by Brookfields School The Implications of the Rochford Review: Assessment for 21st Century Children with SEND Speakers include Professor Barry Carpenter CBE, OBE, PhD and Richard Aird OBE. This important conference follows the publication of the final report of The Rochford Review. It provides expert, practical insight into the proposed new statutory assessment arrangements for pupils working below the standard of National Curriculum tests, and is relevant for senior leaders, governors and SENCOs in mainstream […]

Our 3rd annual joint conference with Talentino! was held on 8th November at the Hilton Hotel in Reading. This year, Leonard Cheshire Disability was involved as they are a partner with Talentino. James, one of our 6th Form students, opened the conference and spoke eloquently about the right of young people with learning difficulties to have paid employment and effective careers education. Over the last year, Brookfields School and Talentino have continued to influence not […]

This week sees Brookfields School celebrate Children in Need on Friday 18th November. We want to make this year’s Children In Need event a whole-school celebration so we can raise as much money as possible mixing the whole school together across a variety of different events throughout the day. Our theme will be ‘Fundraising Superheroes’. We are having our usual non-school uniform day for the whole school, we are also welcoming superhero costumes, t-shirts or […]

Our topic in Pink Class this term is “All About Me”. We have been exploring the story of “Supertato” by Sue Hendra. We were shocked to discover that the Evil Pea had escaped from the story and caused havoc in our classroom! First we tidied the classroom and then we set to work finding the Evil Pea. The children made wanted posters, which they put up around school, but unfortunately, the Evil Pea wasn’t found. […]

We had a wonderful evening to celebrate the achievements of our students at our recent presentation evening, not only in terms of academic achievements but also personal achievements. Families, friends, staff and students joined together to acknowledge and recognise the amazing work and achievements made. The evening started off with conversations over canapés and drinks before settling down to hear congratulatory speeches and see the students receive their well earned certificates. Certificates were awarded for […]

On Monday 7th November, all pupils in Key Stage 2 took part in our cross curricular day which was based on this terms topic, ‘All about Me’. The aim of the day was to give the pupils some a range of new and exciting new experiences to enable them to learn more about themselves. Purple and Orange class went to ‘Swings and Smiles’ in Newbury which has a lovely soft play and sensory area which […]

Children in Early Years and Key Stage 1 went on an Autumn visit to the “Five A Day” Market Garden at Englefield. They had opportunities to experience a range of different activities including picking and tasting fruit, using tools, sowing seeds, pond dipping and exploring the texture and smell of herbs.  They all thoroughly enjoyed the experience, and it was wonderful to observe their self confidence in exploring a new outdoor environment.

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