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Squirrel

Welcome to Squirrel Class

Squirrel is a Post 16 class. Our timetable includes the core subjects of English and Maths. We also have lessons in ICT, PHSE and Careers. We work towards our Personal Progress Units which help to prepare us for our lives beyond school. We also look forward to enjoying more physical activities during the week, to promote a healthy lifestyle and support self regulation. Many of these sessions are linked to accreditation units which evidence the good learning taking place, for school and beyond. We use a variety of communication strategies to develop and improve the communication of learners in preparation for them moving on beyond Brooke school. We look forward to welcoming learners into Squirrel class.

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Learning Showcase

Exciting moments from Squirrel 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!

Autumn 1

Squirrel class have been working towards their accreditation unit 'Keeping Safe'. They have been learning how to use kitchen equipment safely. They practiced using knives and graters and learnt which parts are sharp and how to hold them correctly. They also used electrical equipment such as a kettle, toaster, microwave, blender and toasted sandwich maker. They have focused on how to use the equipment safely and how to handle the food and drink safely when it was hot. The learners enjoyed making a hot drink, toast, sandwiches, coleslaw, scrambled eggs, cake in a mug, smoothie and a toasted sandwich. They used an Aided Language Display to support their communication to help them become more independent.

Autumn 2

Squirrel class have a communication session each week as part of their English lessons. Amy, Brooke School's Speech and Language Therapist, leads the sessions. The learners have been working on their looking, listening and turn taking. They listened to different musical instruments and had to choose the instrument they could hear. They listened to animal sounds and sounds in the environment. To communicate their choices they have verbalised, looked at pictures, used Makaton signs, Communicate in Print symbols, Aided Language Display boards and the Grid app on an iPad or Smartbox. 

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