Coronavirus Update: A phased return for pupils will begin on Monday 08 June 2020. The plan for each week will be that the pupils who have been attending (as they are children of Key workers) will continue to attend daily. All other pupils will attend Tuesday to Friday each week. This will allow for staff to thoroughly clean rooms that have been used the previous week, so we are confident that all health and safety precautions are taken.

Pupils will arrive by home/school transport or with parents, all of whom will drive onto the premises, but remain in their vehicles, until the pupils are asked to exit the vehicle, at 10am. Then, Mr Hattam or Mrs Crudgington will take the temperature of the pupil. If the temperature is above a certain level the pupil will need to return home with the parent or remain in school, isolated, if on home/school transport. Parents will need to collect their child if they have a raised temperature or are unwell, as home/school transport will not return any pupil home. So, parents must be available to come directly to school in such a case. This is the same if a pupil is taken unwell during the day. Once temperatures have been checked the pupil will go to their designated classroom (not necessarily their usual classroom) to sit at an allocated desk, in a room with 4 pupil desks. All necessary equipment will be on this desk, so there is no sharing of equipment, reducing the risk of infection. The staffing will be one teacher and one LSA, for each group of 4 pupils, for the whole 4 days. The pupils will remain in this room for the whole day, for the lesson times and lunchtime. We cannot have practical, interactive lessons in order to avoid the possibility of infection. There is one toilet designated per class, which will be deep cleaned at the end of each day.

All groups will have the chance to go out to the school field for fresh air on a rota basis, regularly throughout the day. Pupils will need to provide their own food and drink for the day, no school meals are available and no water fountains are in use. Please ensure that your child is dressed in different clothes each day, to lessen the chance of infection being spread, school uniform is not required. Pupils will not be able to bring into school any mobile phones or toys that they may usually bring to school on home/school transport, as we will not be able to collect belongings as we usually do, nor guarantee the safety of any item.

We plan to start this reopening in the week beginning 08 June 2020, with 3 groups of pupils. Then, the following week another group will start to attend, gradually building up, one additional group per week. This will give us a chance to see how the pupils are coping with these arrangements. During the week before your child starts to attend Mr Hattam or Mrs Crudgington will phone you to make specific arrangements for your child. 24/7 Taxis, who do the home/school transport, have informed us that for social distancing purposes taxis will usually only have one pupil on board. There may be some vehicles with 2 pupils, if there is no escort accompanying the pupils.

These plans will finish on Friday 17 July 2020, which will be the last day for pupils to attend before the summer holidays. If you have any questions or concerns about these arrangements please contact us on safeguarding.eca@kcat.co.uk or phone school between 10am and 2pm any day during the week.

Our Classes

Cook

In Cook class we always like to have new experiences and lots of fun whilst learning! We are a very active class and have activities such as swimming, Forest School and community visits. In the Autumn term our topic is "Places I Go" where we will be looking at our local environment and most common places that we like to visit. In the Spring term we will learn about recycling and in the Summer term our topic will be "The Seaside".

We invite you to read more about Cook class here.

Polo

We are Polo class and we love taking our learning outside! We get to enjoy activities such as Forest School, horse riding and swimming this year, as well as going out on the bus for community visits. Our topic this Autumn is "London" and we have had great fun making our own landmarks as well as learning about the history of the Great Fire of London. In the Spring we will be looking at the "Rainforest" and in the Summer it will be all about "Under the Sea". We make sure we have a lot of fun with our learning.

Take a look at our Galleries page to see all the fun activities we have done recently. We have all sorts of adventures and we have our own page which is updated regularly, click here to find out all about them.

Drake

Welcome to Drake class. We have 11 students in our class who are all in year 6. We have a fantastic year of learning and fun ahead of us! The year will start off with our first topic of "London" and we will be exploring significant events in London's history such as the "Great Fire of London". In the Spring term our topic will change to "Going Green" and then we will cover "Extreme Earth" in the Summer term. Drake class also have lots of trips and outdoor learning to look forward to this year such as Forest School and weekly swimming sessions.

To learn more about Drake class, have a look on our Galleries page.

Aldrin

Hello from Endeavour's brand new class. Aldrin! We are a year 7 class and are all settling very well into KS3. This year we are looking forward to lots of trips to help build our confidence when out in the community. We are planning to go to Colchester Castle, the Library and even a trip to the local cafe, bacon sarnies here we come! This year we will be working on our independence skills, social skills and applying all our learning to real life experiences. We can't wait to form new friendships and get stuck in to school life at Endeavour! Watch this space for our very own page coming soon.

Ride

Welcome to Ride class! We are a mixture of year 7 and 8 pupils. Some of us are new to the school this year. We are really enjoying being in KS3 and travelling to different lessons around the school. We also enjoy Forest School every Monday where we explore the woods and cook around the campfire. We will be doing Horticulture in the second half of the Autumn term. We can't wait to help keep the school grounds tidy and start planting some vegetables. We are a very happy and smiley group who love to help each other. We really enjoy team building activities and practical lessons such as Drama where we get to play games and create scenes together. We will be working on our Christmas play with Peake soon. Read more about Ride here. on our own class page

Armstrong

Welcome to Armstrong class! We are a class of 12 fantastic pupils who are all very different but who understand that we are a family. We love and live life to the max. We believe in supporting our local services and want to show others what a great place Essex is for young people with additional needs. We have lots of fun during our school day as most of our learning requires us to laugh and use interactive programs to challenge our understanding of everyday concepts. We are encouraged to express our feelings using the spoken word and if possible through creative writing, drama, music and art.

During this year we are planning to go on lots of trips. This year we are going to visit the local Library, Dentist and Specsavers in Brentwood High Street. We are also planning to visit King George's Playing Field where we are going to design a Maths counting game to share with KS2 classes. Our school often visits the Orchard Cafe where we practice ordering food, interacting with the staff and using money which supports our Maths lessons. For our Summer trip we are going to take a ride on the train to Westfield where we will visit the Olympic Villange.

Read about Armstrong class trips here.

Hadfield

Hadfield have had a good start to the term and settled in to their new class quickly. Their curriculum this year includes Forest School, Horticulture as well as Food and Wood Technology. They will take part in community visits which may include the Chislehurst Caves, Sports Experience Day and a visit to Southend. In topic work they are looking at how they can improve the local area.

Read about Hadfield class here.

Peake

Hello we are Peake class. We are a KS3 class at Endeavour. This year we are focusing a lot on our place in the community and are working on a project in our topic lesson that will involve a visit to the new Brentwood Council Offices. We really enjoy getting outside and doing Horticulture lessons and Forest School. We are keen to develop our life skills and work hard to hit our individual targets. We love practical lessons including Technology, Food Technology, PE, Art and Science.

Shackleton

In KS4 we are always working towards gaining qualifications and increasing our independence to help us prepare for the next stage of our lives. In Maths we are working on using numbers, measures, shape and handling data in a way that relates to real life in order to gain our Edexcel Functional Skills Mathematics qualification. In English we are preparing for our Edexcel Functional Skills English qualification where we will be assessed on our reading, writing, speaking and listening skills. Our English lessons help us with all of these skills through studying texts with more grown up themes such as Holes by Louis Sachar, The Elephant Man and The Titanic. We have lots of discussions about the wide ranging themes that these books introduce and we work on our literacy skills based on tasks around these books.

In ICT we are enjoying the challenge of using our new Google system and learning how to create and edit documents, slides and sheets as well as building our confidence with using the internet and emails safely. Our lessons are project based so we have a different project to work on each half term that allow us to prepare for our Edexcel ICT Functional Skills Assessment. Science, PE, Art, Food Technology and Wood Technology are all practical lessons that are liked to the AQA Unit Award Scheme which means we can gain certificate recognition of every unit we complete in these subjects. Horticulture lessons help us to learn practical skills including how to care for plants and how a seed can grow into something that can be harvested, cooked and eaten in just a few months. At the end of KS4 we will have earned our BTEC Level 1 Land-Based Studies qualification. Our PSE lessons allow us to talk openly and honestly about our thoughts, feelings and opinions on range of topics. We are learning skills and having discussions about topics that will help us be healthly, happy and safe now and in the future. We are working towards our AQA PSE qualification.

Fiennes

In KS4 we are always working towards gaining qualifications and increasing our independence to help us prepare for the next stage of our lives. In Maths we are working on using numbers, measures, shape and handling data in a way that relates to real life in order to gain our Edexcel Functional Skills Mathematics qualification. In English we are preparing for our Edexcel Functional Skills English qualificaiton where we will be assessed on our reading, writing, speaking and listening skills. Our English lessons help us with all of these skills through studying texts with more grown up themes such as Holes by LouisSachar, The Elephant Man and The Titanic. We have lots of discussions about the wide ranging themes that these books introduce and we work on our literacy skills based on tasks around these books.

In ICT we are enjoying the challenge of using our new Google system and learning how to create and edit documents, slides and sheets as well as building our confidence with using the internet and emails safely. Our lessons are project based so we have a different project to work on each half term that allow us to prepare for our Edexcel ICT Functional Skills Assessment. Science, PE, Art, Food Technology and Wood Technology are all practical lessons that are liked to the AQA Unit Award Scheme which means we can gain certificate recognition of every unit we complete in these subjects. Horticulture lessons help us to learn practical skills including how to care for plants and how a seed can grow into something that can be harvested, cooked and eaten in just a few months. At the end of KS4 we will have earned our BTEC Level 1 Land-Based Studies qualification. Our PSE lessons allow us to talk openly and honestly about our thoughts, feelings and opinions on range of topics. We are learning skills and having discussions about topics that will help us be healthly, happy and safe now and in the future. We are working towards our AQA PSE qualification.

We have settled into Fiennes class really quickly, we love having the responsibility of using our kitchen to make breakfast, hot drinks and snacks for ourselves. We enjoy coming in early in the morning especially when it is cold, we are becoming more independent. We like working towards our qualifications because we know they will help us succeed in life. We understand that it is ok to get things wrong because we learn from our mistakes. We are treated in a much more grown up way. We can be prefects!


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