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Key Stage 4 Work Related learning April 29th - May 1st

Key Stage 4 Work Experience April 29th - May 1st

Key Stage 4 Work Related learning week- April 29th to 1st May

This week we had a work related learning week. The year 11 students went out on a work  experience for 3 days, whilst the year 10 students did work related activities in school. 

The year 11 student were given the opportunity to do real jobs in industries, businesses and charity shops. Their placements included; The Co-op in Kirkby, Five Gables Residential Home in Kirkby, The Samaritans  Charity Shop in Kirkby, The Tin Hat Cafe in Selston, Rumbles Cafe in Sutton, litter picking with Mansfield Council and Bracken Hill School Kitchens.

The year ten students had a program of activities that would prepare them for the world of work. these included activities such as making packed lunches, cleaning teeth, shoes and nails and ironing. They took part in an enterprise challenge where they had to work as a team to create a costume out of recycled materials. They took part in mock interviews and did a number of problem solving activities based on The STEM program (Science,Technology, Engineering and Maths). We had great fun and learnt a lot.

Sherwood Taster Day

Sherwood class enjoy a taster day with the Adventure Service. 

On Wednesday, 3rd April Sherwood class enjoyed a day with the adventure service at Church Warsop. The children took part in fire lighting and outdoor cooking. They made pizzas and hot drinks. They made  shelter to keep out of the rain!!

Sherwood class Visit Confetti College Open Day

On 22nd March Sherwood class visited Confetti College as it was their open day.

Confetti is a specialist creative industry institute part of Nottingham Trent University. It offers courses in music, gaming, TV, film, live events, graphic design and many more.

Confetti offer courses at varying levels to suit a range of academic abilities who have  a passion for creative technology. It forms the Confetti Media Group – a unique family of five companies that include Constellations, Antenna Media Centre, Spool Films and a record label and artist management company called Denizen. Confetti is also partner in Notts TV – Nottingham’s dedicated TV station. The Additional Learning Support Team is committed to working with you in a person-centred way. Person-centred means that we will listen to what is important to you, (now and in the future).

The students in Sherwood class really enjoyed their visit and learnt lots about creative technology. A number of students expressed a desire to attend the college in the future.

Sherwood class Visit Confetti College Open Day

Sherwood class Visit Confetti College Open Day 1

Sherwood class visit Notts College Stapleford Open Day

 

On 13th March as part of our Preparation for Adulthood lesson we went to Notts College Stapleford’s Open Day event to find out about supported learning courses and facilities on offer for students with learning difficulties and/or disabilities (SLDD).

Attendees included staff and pupils from four local schools, including Long Eaton Academy and Trinity Catholic School, as well as special schools, Foxwood Academy and Bracken Hill.

The Student ambassadors from the college did a brilliant job showing visitors round the campus, and staff showcased the facilities by organising some fantastic hands-on activities for everyone to get involved in, including: photography, archery, drama, arts & crafts, baking and yoga.

It’s been great for our young people to come and look round the College. Some of the group are at the stage of making the transition from school so they really benefit from visits like this, especially together as a group because they can discuss it all together. They’ve had a lovely time trying new things, and the staff and students were so helpful and friendly.

The College’s supported learning courses help young people aged between 16 and 24 to increase their confidence, self-awareness and independence. They also improve personal learning skills, independent living skills, as well as support students if they wish to progress onto higher level courses, which could include supported internships, employability or other courses at the College.

Mark Johnson, Nottingham College Faculty Area Manager – SLDD, said: “It was wonderful to see so many young people, parents and teachers here for our Open Day.

“As a mainstream College it is our aim to give young people with additional needs the skills they need to tackle the world around us with confidence and enthusiasm. We want them to enjoy their experiences and to be given the opportunity to reach their full potential.

“I hope by meeting our friendly and experienced staff, and by taking a look round our specialist resources, they will consider joining us for the next stage of their journey.”

On 13th March as part of our Preparation for Adulthood lesson we went to Notts College Stapleford’s Open Day event to find out about supported learning courses and facilities on offer for students with learning difficulties and/or disabilities (SLDD).

Attendees included staff and pupils from four local schools, including Long Eaton Academy and Trinity Catholic School, as well as special schools, Foxwood Academy and Bracken Hill.

The Student ambassadors from the college did a brilliant job showing visitors round the campus, and staff showcased the facilities by organising some fantastic hands-on activities for everyone to get involved in, including: photography, archery, drama, arts & crafts, baking and yoga.

It’s been great for our young people to come and look round the College. Some of the group are at the stage of making the transition from school so they really benefit from visits like this, especially together as a group because they can discuss it all together. They’ve had a lovely time trying new things, and the staff and students were so helpful and friendly.

The College’s supported learning courses help young people aged between 16 and 24 to increase their confidence, self-awareness and independence. They also improve personal learning skills, independent living skills, as well as support students if they wish to progress onto higher level courses, which could include supported internships, employability or other courses at the College.

Mark Johnson, Nottingham College Faculty Area Manager – SLDD, said: “It was wonderful to see so many young people, parents and teachers here for our Open Day.

“As a mainstream College it is our aim to give young people with additional needs the skills they need to tackle the world around us with confidence and enthusiasm. We want them to enjoy their experiences and to be given the opportunity to reach their full potential.

“I hope by meeting our friendly and experienced staff, and by taking a look round our specialist resources, they will consider joining us for the next stage of their journey.”v

College on Tour Band

College on Tour Band 1
On Monday, 11th March our class hosted a band from Nottingham College. The class were able to talk to the members of the band about their college experiences.  They then enjoyed listening to them perform.

5th March 2019

Sherwood class takes part in race for life

 

Sherwood class caught the 3C bus to Sutton Lawns this afternoon to take part in the race for life. It was a lovely afternoon and all the students dis their best. We all  ran/walked at least 2 Km and raised lots of money for cancer research. Thank you to all the mums and dads and friends

who sponsored us!

Our Budding Photographer, Harvey took some wonderful photos of the farm at Portland College

Week Beginning February 25th 2019

 

As part of our Preparation for Adult Life Lesson we had a visit on Friday afternoon to Portland Training College to help us make choices about moving on once we have left Bracken Hill School. We really enjoyed our visit. We saw a small working farm, the painting and decorating department, the art department and Drama Department. We saw a enterprise centre where people could sell the things that we have made.

Sherwood class makes cakes to help Malawi Children

Week beginning 25.2.19
The vocational group 'Using Leisure Time' went to price up some cooking equipment for our college kitchen.

 

                               Sherwood Class Enterprise helps support schools in Malawi!! -

Week beginning 11th February 

 

 

           As part of their work related learning project, the students are working on a mini enterprise project. They are planning to make cakes to sell at school for a small profit. By doing this project it is hoped that the students will learn how small businesses function and how profit is made.

 This project also fits in with their maths course were they have to plan a practical activity that involves collecting, displaying and interpreting data. The students have made tally charts to collect data on favourite cakes from pupils across the school. They have made bar charts, pictograms and pie charts to display this information and have calculated the profit they might make. Whilst working on this project they have use fractions, decimals. percentages, ratios and graphs.

 The students  have worked out the cost of the ingredients and then went out on independent travel to purchase them. They  will take orders from pupils around school and  then make the  cakes. .

Once the students have made the cakes they will sell the cakes and bank the money.

The proceeds made from the sales of the cakes will be use to support the work of The Hope Mission in Mlawi. Mrs Walker, one of our TAs is going out to Malawi to work with 12 primary and nursery teachers during her Easter holiday.. She would like to provide each teacher with some resources and so we hope the proceeds we mke will be able to buy these resources. Lets hope we sell lots of cakes!

Sherwood class meet some animals from the Rain Forest on Monday 28th January

On Friday 25th January The local police came to visit Sherwood class as part of their work related learning lesson. The children were able to go in a police car and dress up in the uniform. They learnt about the work of the police.

The local police visit Sherwood Class January 25th

The local police visit Sherwood Class January 25th  1

NCN college come to perform to our students on Friday 25th January

NCN college come to perform to our students on Friday 25th January  1
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Mansfield, Sutton and Kirkby Chronicl

Mansfield, Sutton and Kirkby Chronicl 1
Wednesday 16th January - Sherwood class continue with their history topic of how

 Kirkby has changed over the last 100 years. This week week went to Kirkby library to 

look at old newspapers. The children were amazed at how the cost of living has changed over the last years! Above is a photo of a page from a 1933 Mansfield,Sutton and Kirkby Chronicle.I wish we had these prices now!!

Sherwood class work experience at the Acre Centre

Friday 18th January

On Friday afternoon four students from Sherwood class participated in a work experience at the Acre Youth club. They helped to make Pizza for members of the youth club to eat for their tea.They had to work well as a team because they only has one hour to make a lot of pizzas.

Pictures we found of Old Kirkby in the Library. Can you recognise any of the places?

Wednesday 16th January 

 

In history we are exploring how the town of Kirkby has changed in the last hundred years. We are working with the librarian at Kikby Library to research old photos and newspaper clippings of old Kirkby. We are then going to locate these places in the community to see how they have changed over the years. We intend to make a display of our findings. 

Independent Travel training. Shopping in Sutton

Independent Travel training. Shopping in Sutton 1

Monday 7th  January 

On Monday afternoon Sherwood class do their independent travel. This term we are traveling by bus to Sutton Shopping Centre. Our task is to shop for given items in small groups. This means we have to locate the shop, ask for help, buy the item without support. Although our teacher and TAs are near by, we are doing this independently. This helps us to use facilities in the community and practice using money.

 

 

 

Sherwood Class curriculum guidance Autumn term 2018

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As part of our work related learning lessons some Key stage 4 students visited White Meadows Furniture Factory in Sutton. The Students were able to see how sofas and suits re made for shops such as DFS, House of Fraser, etc. 

On Friday afternoons Sherwood class have been visiting the Acre Young People’s Centre in Kirkby, we have been experiencing work related learning.

In the kitchen we have been preparing and cooking various meals and snacks for the young local people who visit on Friday afternoons and evenings including stews, fruit crumbles and cakes.

Sherwood class participating in work experience at the Acre Centre


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