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Ty Gwyn Special School

"Learning To Achieve"


November 2021


Welcome back to Autumn 2 term. This half term we will be exploring Seasonal Activities such as Diwali, Bonfire night, Remembrance Day, Hanukkah and Christmas. We hope you have fun. Below are some activities to help with home learning. 


Sallyann, Gareth, Danelle, Mark, Helen and Bev

It's a new school year and a new teaching team in Dosbarth Ely.


Our team is :

Sallyann (class teacher)

Gareth ( Senior TA)

Danielle ( TA)

Mark (TA)

Helen (PT TA)

Bev ( PT TA).


We are looking forward to having a fun happy learning environment this year with exciting opportunities

Below is some information about what we will be learning this term.

Have a look at the amazing work we have done.

1st February update

Hi Everyone!

            We hope you're all keeping well. It is so lovely to talk to you all on a weekly basis and keep in touch in these uncertain times. We are missing all the pupils so much. We know hard it is for everyone at the minute so as we've said before- activities are there to access if wanted- there is no pressure from us to complete everything


We will organise a zoom catch up for next week

Kate, Kirsten and Helen


15th January update

Hi Everyone!

We are slowly uploading more to the website including individual targets and resources. We have also added us singing (badly on my part) a Hello songs which has been added to the Circle Time file and two Singing Hands videos again to the file. We have also recorded the signs for some useful things such as 'stand' 'toilet' 'eat' and 'drink' If there is anything you think of that would help you in anyway let us know...

We will be in touch on Monday again so if there is anything, you can have a chat to us then :)


Have a lovely weekend

Kate, Kirsten and Helen xxx

               Happy New Year heart

Welcome Back! We hope you have had as lovely a Christmas as possible given the current climate. We have missed you and are looking forward to seeing you as soon as we can!


This term we are going on a trip to Narnia! our topic is the Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe and we will be focusing on choice making within this. We will be exploring Winter through this topic, learning about habitats, seasonal changes and weather as well as becoming scientists for lots of science experiments. 


Choice making will be reinforced throughout this topic and throughout the whole school day- choices of tools, colours, materials etc. The opportunity to choice make gives the learners ownership over their learning and as teenagers they definitely have opinions to give us! smiley


For those Pupils not returning to us as soon as we would like, the website will continue to be uploaded to weekly. There will also be a link to the ASDAN accreditation with work you can do at home and an explanation as to what is is


Below is a timetable of the activities we will be putting out and when... please do not feel you have to stick to this it is just so we split up the areas of the Curriculum and can be used as a guide. We appreciate how hard this is for everybody smiley

                Buddy the Elf has arrived!


On the 1st December, we came into school to find a large Cracker on the table...

We pulled the Cracker to find out what was inside 


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We met our new Elf friend but still didn't know what his name was...


The next day we came into School to find the Elf hanging from toilet roll from the hoist! Think we have a naughty Elf on our hands... We found out his name was Buddy! 

Click on the folders below to see what mischief Buddy has been getting up to!

                   Autumn 2- Reason for the Season


Welcome back Dosbarth Ely! This half term we will be exploring my favourite Season...Autumn! We will also be looking at Bonfire Night, Diwali and of course, Christmas! 

      We have a busy half term with lots of hard work including a Christmas Concert to put together! 


Unfortunatly, we will not be back together for a few days as the Boiler has broken and we don't want you getting too cold in school with no hot water- so below are a few activities you can do at home, our first weeks focus is 'Bonfire Night'

Sparks in the Sky E-Book
Below is an E book for you to enjoy- either enjoy the story together or add props to explore such as a hat and scarf, sticks to make a bonfire, any lights such as a torch you have round the house to track and explore and perhaps you could watch a bonfire on YouTube 

Happy 16th Birthday Noah

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  Welcome Back!!! 

We are so excited to see you all back in class and welcome our new pupils. Things will look slightly different in class. You will all have your own work stations with your photo on as well as your own boxes full of your favourite things, art supplies, and equipment for your IEP targets. 

You will also have your own set of resources for Circle Time which are in named bags 

We will look a bit different as well as we will be wearing face coverings, as well as other PPE while we work with you to keep us all safe 


We will either be wearing these face coverings...

Or these...
We can’t wait to see you all and get back to having lots of fun! 

See you Monday! 
Kate, Kirsten and Linda xxxxx

                                The last day sad

Hi everyone

    We are so sad that we are not all together on our last day. We have missed you all so so much and can't wait to see you in September. We are so glad you are all safe and well and happy at home with your families. Have a lovely Summer heart

                      Lots of love

            Kate, Kirsten, Rosie and Linda xxxxxxxxx

Happy Birthday Shanelle

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We hope you have had a lovely half term break enjoying the Sunshine with your families. It was lovely to see you on our Zoom call and we can't wait for the next one.

This half term, our topic is 'The Great Escape.' Although we can't go very far at the moment, we are going to be learning about different Countries around the World and learning about their Cultures. 

   Before we do that though, we will be packing suitcases, making passports and going on a Airplane journey!


Hope you are all safe and happy, we are missing you all so much!

Kate, Kirsten, Rosie, Linda and Julie


                                                  Welcome to Dosbarth Ely 


Hi Everybody

   We hope you are all staying safe and managing to enjoy family time. This half term our topic is ‘Animals (responsibilities)’ As we are in a very strange situation right now we thought we would make the most of being at home and explore our gardens through the story ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’ as well as being a story the pupils love, we thought using a well known story may make things a bit easier!

We will be exploring different insects and plants we can find in our Garden as well as exploring the yummy foods mentioned in the story.


The links to the new topic work are below but the Video messages, Circle time, Useful websites and past weeks activities are still available further down the page


Missing you all and cant wait to see you all soon

Kate, Kirsten, Rosie, Linda and Julie xxx

Our wonderful Kirsten has been sewing Headbands for NHS workers... contact her on if you or anyone you know would benefit from one



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