Highbury School

Lower Edge Road, Brighouse, West Yorkshire HD6 3LD

01484 716 319



Happy Halloween!

The Squad have had a great week scooping out pumpkins using their hands and tools, smelling and feeling the slimy textures and making their own pumpkins!

The Squad also had a great time at the disco where we danced and had some party food!

The last eight weeks have flown by and I am so proud of them all for settling in so well and already making so much progress. I look forward to the next term to see them develop even more! 

Have a great half term!

Sarah and Squirrel Squad Team 


This morning the Squad went down to the slides to collect some leaves, sticks, pine cones and acorns to add to our autumn sensory tray next week. We will also be scooping out pumpkins, feeling the different textures along with mashing, pouring filling and chopping. 

I hope you all have a lovely weekend! 


Sarah and the Squirrel Squad Team 


Last week Maxim and Maleke introduced the Squad to a new song and dance! 

"Dinosaurs have great big feet that stomp stomp stomp. Dinosaurs have great big teeth that chomp chomp chomp"

The Squad is now singing and dancing along to the song all day every day! So we have followed the children's interests and we have a new Dinosaur Zone in class along with leaves and herbs for the dinosaurs to chomp and mud for the dinosaurs to stomp! Along with the small world we have dinosaur books and switches so the children can listen to the song and of course Maxim singing! We have also used our gross motor skills to be stomping in the paint with our big dinosaurs! 

Please join in with stomping and chomping at home! Have fun! 

Sarah and the Squirrel Squad Team


Squirrel Squad in the rain


On a Thursday afternoon the Squad have a very busy and active time. First we start our afternoon in the sensory room. Here we are working on rotation schema, so we are doing lots of work with resources that rotate and spin and how we can make this happen using our critical thinking. We then transition down to the hall ready for PE. Here we do lots of gross motor movements such as rolling, crawling, climbing and balancing. It is great to see how confident the Squad are using the PE apparatus. I have uploaded some photographs so you can see how busy and fun our Thursday afternoons are. 

Have a great weekend everyone! 

Sarah D and the Squirrel Squad Team! 

09/09/19 Squirrels Squad week 1


The Squad have had an amazing first week and we are so proud of them all! They have all worked very hard and have all settled in well! 

We have transitioned around school to the hall for PE, sensory room for schema work and also visited garden school. We have started the story "oh Dear" in literacy and some of the children can recognise the animals and even the animal sounds too. 

Maxim has done some lovely singing this week of Old McDonald whilst looking at farm book. 

Oscar is now exchanging PECS symbols for his favoured items from a choice of 2 and so is Maxim! 

The Squad have had a great first week and we are all so excited to see what is yet to come! 


Sarah D and the EYFS Squad