1st October 2019
Happy Birthday Luke !
1st October - Maths- Can we identify the value of all the money we use to pay for things?
We know we can if we can do it blind folded, Kelham refining their money skills today.
30th September 2019
AND THEY RAN LIKE THE WIND!
Massive congratulations to the Kelham cross country runnung team, Luke Jordan Connor and Luke. A testing course around Colwick park lake, we are not sure how far it was but it felt like a lot, each runner did one circuit to make up a four relay team. All four runners put in a sprint at the end and thank you to the amazing support from the rest of the class. Mrs Swain who does love a bit of running managed to run half of each of the four legs with each runner so we gave her a cup of tea when we got back poor old lady that she is !
4th - 13th Sept 2019
Welcome back. We have had a great holiday and now its back to work. Well done to everyone for all your hard work over the last two weeks. Settling in to your Friday work placements at The YESS project, SAMS work place and Morrisons.
Finally the end of term is here. It wouldnt be the same without Bracken Hills got Talent. Post 16 with their own take on the Spice Girls came a very respectable second. Well done all
Happy Holidays see you in September
July 2019 - Transition weeks. Welcome to all the new students to join Post 16, Amy, Oli, Tia Connor, Caolan, Ethan, Luke, Beau Dominic and Emily. We hope you enjoy the next phase of your Bracken Hill Journey.
Our first challenge was to work on and study the best of British. We looked at music, sport and food. Here we are with our best of british food the bacon cob
24th -27th June 2019
Its was so sad to say goodbye to Macauley, Mackenzie, Jacob, Robert , Mathew and Harry. A finer bunch of students would be difficult to find. We visited the VR centre in Nottingham for our leavers trip and had am amazing experience. Photos to follow. This was then followed by a very emotional leavers assembly where all the students made some amazing speeches. We will miss you all but wish you all the luck in the world at your new colleges and work placements.
17th to 19th June
KS5 residential to the John Hunt Base at Hagg Farm.
Thanks to everyone both staff and students and the staff at Hagg farm we had an amazing time.
5th June 2019
Taking responsibility for our college and undertaking repairs to our outside space.
23rd April - 3rd May 2019
We have all had a great holiday .
Back to work with some fantastic maths learning that numicon can help us even if we are advanced mathematicians.
25th March -5th April
We have worked hard looking at fractions and trying different ways to make them.
MILE STONES ..............................................................
On Sunday 10th March the last of our year thirteen students turned 18. Its been amazing to realise that these young men are all now officially adults. Also two days later Mrs Swain reached a milestone of her own and hit the big 50. We couldnt let this go without a small celebration ! Food, drinks and the now traditional KS5 Connect Four tournament, with the new champion crowned - Well Done Jacob but we are sure that there are plenty who wish to take the crown away from you competition is getting fierce.
The Evolve Transitions Trust came in again. This time to give us all individual mock interviews. We all enjoyed the work and it helps us prepare for the next stage of our life journey..
In PSHE we are learning the hard but important lessons about contraception and unwanted pregnancy. We seem to be having lots of debates.
We have now got a healthy amount in our enterprise fund and wanted to upgrade our games and consoles that we use at college at break times. We realised we needed to shop second hand and look at what we could buy for our money.
A trip to the second hand shop in Sutton helped us to look at our budget work out what we could spend
At the enterprise meeting during our enterprise lesson we counted all the money, filled in the account book and voted on expenditure. We reviewed the profits we had made and looked at how much things had cost to make. We have decided we might need to put our prices up!
We also had to decide what to spend the money on and all vote to make sure we all agreed.
Lots of hard work has gone in to the last two weeks to be ready to sell our next lot of creations for Valentines day. We had decided on the goods we would make. Costed them out and then sent our the orders. A really great team effort and we really enjoy the practical side of it.
Welcome back everyone and Happy New Year.
We have been back two weeks and we are already back in to the swing of hard work and learning. We have decided on new enterprise projects for this term. Started working on CVs and interview techniques in PSHE and are working hard in Data Analysis in Maths.
Some good ball skills shown in PE too.
What a busy time we had!
On the 6th December two students from Year 13 along with students from last years class and some from KS4 attended an evening at country hall to collect their Duke of Edinburgh's Bronze award. Massive congratulations to all of you. Photos will be added.
Students in KS5 all had initial attempts at their Functional Skills Maths Exams with really great results. Entry three passes for Harry, Jacob, Robert, Mathew, and Macauley, entry two for Daniel. Well done boys.
On 12th Dec, we all went to Nottingham to Cosmo for our post 16 Xmas Dinner it was yummy! Check out who fell asleep on the bus home
The Christmas Fayre on the 14th Dec was a great success and we sold a lot of our Enterprise goods.
Another great performance at the Christmas Concert and a trip to Sainsburys at Arnold to sell more enterprise goods was great fun.
We hope very one had a good Christmas break.
We have been working on time, not easy but we have made lots of progress.
The health and well being day was very good. We learned Yoga, how to relax, make healthy smoothies and we even had a gong bath.
On 28th November we attended a careers fair at Derrymount school we met people we know from the local colleges but also some new contacts. It was very informative, got us talking to new people and we met a therapy dog.
We have been working very hard on our Christmas enterprise project. We went on a fact finding mission to Boyes in Kirkby looking at prices of things so we can make some decisions about what we can charge for the lovely things we are making.
The weather was cold but bright for our PE trip to Brierly forest park which was beautiful. Great views of Hard wick Hall a place we would all like to visit.
In PSHE our work to learn about being healthy took on a new level as we divided in to two groups to plan, cost out, shop for a cook a healthy meal. Check out the photos. We made a fantastic vegetable curry and chicken fajitas.
Thank you to all who came to parents evening.
Kelham class also did an amazing Remembrance day assembly for the school well done to everyone and thank you to Mrs Lakin for supporting them.
Congratulations to Jacob for walking up Snowdon in aid of Autism East Midlands this earned him a Star of the week. Also to Daniel for his amazing fitness video that he made as part of his PSHE course.
We have been working hard looking at the property of shape. We have also visited the new visitors centre at Sherwood Forest and practiced more map reading skills.
Robert was our star of the week last week for his amazing progress in reading since starting the Toe by Toe programme.
We have begun work on our Christmas enterprise goods, more to come on this next week.
We have been working on fractions in maths.
In PE we had our first trip to Sherwood Pines to practice our map reading and orienteering skills.
All students have settled in well and we are already making great progress in all our lessons.
In maths we have been working on revision of number.
Here we are rounding to the nearest 10, 100 and 1000.
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