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Welcome to Kelham class 2017-18

Welcome back to Kelham class. Here you will find news and information  about Kelham.

This year the school have 4 planned inset days. These are day that the school uses for staff training. The 4 days are:

20th October 2017

8th January 2018

29th March 2018

2nd July 2018​​​​​​

Do people with longer legs jump further than people with shorter legs?

In Maths this week Kelham class had to test the Hypothesis 'Do people with longer legs jump further than people with shorter legs'. The students first measured each others legs and then took it in turns to take a standing jump. The jump was measured and the results were recorded on the board. The students then had to produce a graph showing the results.

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Kelham class in 2018

Kelham class have had a busy start to 2018. We have completed our Christmas enterprise topic where we raised a fantastic £140 to go towards our end of year trip.


Mrs Swain had to have some time off due to an operation on her shoulder but everything went well and she is on the road to recovery.


We started a new enterprise topic which involved the students making flapjack and pizzas to sell to the rest of the school. We sold them all and raised another £40 to go towards our end of year trip.


The students are continuing to complete some fantastic work in both Maths and English where they really enjoyed reading Harry Potter and the philosophers stone.


We have got some fantastic lessons planned for the students and i know they are going to enjoy and we are in the middle of planning our end of year trip which we will be able to give out more details in the near future.

Scrambling at Higgar Torr - 6th December 2017

Kelham joined The Adventure Services on Higgar Torr to partake in some scrambling and weasling. This was a taster session provided by The Adventure Services who provide outdoor activities for young adults who are no longer at school. We will shortly be sending out more information on the services they provide.

Visit to West Notts College - 4th December 2017

One of our students in Kelham visited West Notts College near Sutton Park Way as part of their College transition work. They had a look around the construction and joinery departments. He thoroughly enjoyed the visit and is planning on going there next September.

Visit to Landmark college part 2 - 22nd November 2017

This week we visited The Archers as part of the students transition work. The Archers is run by Landmarks college and students learn hospitality and cellar management. This is also where we will be having Christmas dinner of 20th December.

Visit to Landmarks college part 1 - 15th November 2017

Kelham class visited Landmarks college as part of the transition work. The students got to see the small farm that is at Landmarks.

We then visited the main site where the students saw what Landmarks college has to offer them when they leave Bracken Hill school.

Interview Techniques with Evolve Transition Trust 14th November 2017

Kelham have been improving their interview skills with the help from Evolve Transition Trust. Last week the students practiced interviewing each other and this week the students had a mock interview for a job that they would like to do in the future. All students received a certificate. 

Enterprise - 6th November 2017

Kelham have been making more items for their enterprise topic. Some have been making Hama bead designs, others have been decorating jars and the rest have been making stick Christmas tree. These will be on sale soon.



Many students in Post 16 need support to access entertainment in the community. It is so important that they know what is available. Here are a few ideas:


Local Youth Club for students with Special Needs.

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Friday night disco at Portland College for 16 +

Friday night disco at Portland College for 16 + 1
Friday night disco at Portland College for 16 + 2

Club Ten Fifty at 'And Why Not' in Mansfield.

For students who are 18+ .

Many of our past Bracken Hill Students attend. Ten Fifty have their own face book page.

The next one is on:

Monday 30th October.

Happy Halloween. -dress up prizes for best costume and other spooky happenings.....


Entrance is £5 Support workers are free.

9th October 2017

Our keep fit campaign continues. We are running every Wednesday for ten minutes as part of our PSHE course. We are doing this for six weeks to see if we can improve our stamina and fitness. Well done to every one who maintained or increased the number of laps they ran this week.

We also ran at Sherwood Pines as part of our PE lessons we are going to be very fit by the end of the year.

Revising fractions this week. 2nd/3rd Oct 2017

2nd October 2017

Getting stuck in to our enterprise work.

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Head Teacher's Award (28th Sept 2017)

Well done to Daniel for winning the coveted Head Teacher's Award. This award is given to a student that the Head teacher thinks has shown outstanding behaviour and attitude in school. Daniel won the award for "Always being a consistent role model around school"

Star of the week (28th Sept 2017)

This weeks Star of the week for Kelham is Mathew Pitchford for showing a mature attitude towards his work and his class friends.

Rounding up to nearest 10, 100 and 1000 (25th Sept 2017)

This week Kelham have been learning to round up or down to the nearest 10, 100 and 1000. Some of the students did this by playing a game a bit like snakes and ladders.


Collecting pine cones at Sherwood Pines. 20th Sept 2017

This week Kelham class visited Sherwood pines to collect pine cones for their enterprise lesson.


Projects this term.

The focus this term is on fitness and health. The whole school has been taking part in a countrywide fitness lesson. This has taken place every morning at 10am with the students following a live broadcast on Youtube by Joe Wicks.

As part of our ASDAN model - Keeping healthy we are running every Wednesday around the local park and the students are monitoring any changers over the next 6 weeks. 


P.E lessons will still take place on a Monday afternoon so could we please ask that all students bring their kit. Students are also allowed to bring in some deodorant to use after their P.E lesson. You can find the P.E program, that the students will be following this term, below.


KS5 PE Autumn term planning

Enterprise 2017-18

Students will be working together to design, create and sell items in order to raise money for activities at college.

Please could you save any glass jars and send them into school.

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