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Welcome to Gecko Class

In Gecko class we follow a curriculum which is designed specifically for learners with Complex Needs and is based upon nurturing and individualised teaching approaches and relationships. Each term our learning will have a topic focus and these topics are on a rolling programme in order to provide our learners with a wide range of experiences to engage with. Our curriculum has four main areas:


· Communication, Cognition and Learning

· Environmental Control Technology

· Physical

· Personal, Social, Emotional, Well-being and independence


Our curriculum aims are to prepare our learners to be happy, comfortable and confident. It aims for our learners to express themselves and have a voice, encourages independence, experience fresh air and physical exercise, all through a holistic, nurturing and person-centred engaging sensory curriculum so that they can each fulfil their potential and be ready for their future. Gecko Class is part of the complex Needs phase at Brooke School and currently ranges from Year 2 to 7.

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Learning Showcase

Exciting moments from Gecko will appear in this space, including any pictures or videos we take.  Please keep checking in, in order to see what the learners have been up to!

Spring 2 2024


Our topic this term has been pirates. We have been developing our gross and fine-motor movements through lots of playful sensory exploration. We enjoyed finding treasure in lots of different messy play like sand, foam and water, grasping pirate resources like a big cannon ball and a hook, and posting large treasure coins in our TEACCH activities.  We have explored a range of social anticipation games like the snapping crocodile and pop-up pirate with our friends.  Our story this term has been 'Are you a Pirate?'. We explored a range of pirate stimuli with our senses and anticipated key points in the stories like the sound of treasure or smell of the coconut.  we develop our self-awareness through pirate themed mirror games and body-awareness rhymes.