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Ty Gwyn Special School

"Learning To Achieve"


Kirsten and Kate’s Makaton Video

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During this time we encourage you to spend quality time with your children in whatever way you can. Sharing books, enjoying time outside wherever possible and enjoying simple things such as watching a film as a family heart

This page will be updated weekly with activities linked to the current topic of 'Wales is magical' as well as special days such as Easter etc.


Update 20.3.20- link to website which references lots of useful web pages

Circle Time

Our pupils take part in a daily Circle Time session. We start the session with a wake up/body awareness activity where we stretch and dance to the song 'Cant stop the feeling' by Justin Timberlake- Link to song on Youtube underneath. 

We then talk about what day of the week it is signing each day before some pupils use their communication aid/signing/symbols to choose the correct day of the week. We follow a sensory timetable which is on this page- Powerpoint with screenshots from our circle time of the daily pages is linked below


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Certain pupils will have come home with photocopied sheets from the ASDAN accreditation. There is an explanation page of what the accreditation is. If you have a look through the targets and see if there is anything you could work on at home and could get any evidence that would be great. 



Pupils have all been sent home with their IEPS. Again, if there are skills that can be worked on in the home setting in different ways to the strategy on the IEP that would be beneficial. 



The pupils sent home with files- there are step by step methods in the phonics books and i will post a link to the Twinkl site which currently has lots of free resources. 



Please continue with your childs Physiotherapy where possible including standing, gaitors and splints.


Eyegaze users

Continue to use to develop cause and effect and choice making. 

You can add videos from Youtube onto Look 2 learn by saving a Youtube video using an online converter found on google, saving onto memory stick and then saving directly onto the device. This can be then used on the target section of the app under video wall.

For parents that do not have access to an Eyegaze continue to work on developing focusing, tracking and looking between 2 objects during the day e.g. choosing snack or a toy to play with.

Links to useful websites


The Imagination Tree

A wonderful website with activities perfect for more sensory pupils but suitable for all. Instructions on how to make things for sensory play like no cook playdough and dyed rice.



a resource website with stories, activity ideas and maths and literacy ideas including a section for pupils with ALN including Sensory stories.

sign up and where it says 'Got an offer code?' the code is UKTWINKLHELPS



Widgit online

Online symbol maker- free 21 day trial


Barefoot books

Songs the pupils like and listen to at the end of the day


Black and White visual stimulation



Online activities including Andy Pidcocks music for switch, touch, mouse and eyegaze- SPACE BAR ON KEYBOARD CAN BE USED INSTEAD OF A SWITCH. Links to other useful websites and activities on the page.

Free registration and includes PECS for activities


Clickr online

free access