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Ty Gwyn Special School

"Learning To Achieve"


  Summer 2 - The Great Escape 


                Sunny Spain Here We Come               

All About Spain for Kids 3

Spain with Kids | Barcelona | Valencia | Seville | Spain Top Attractions | Spain Travel Guide

My Top Tips on travelling to Spain with Kids. There are some great tips for grownups too.. These are the activities and places that I enjoyed during my trip ...

Spain Tour Bus | ¡Hola! España | Car Songs | Pinkfong Songs for Children

SPAIN TRAVEL VIDEO: Madrid, Barcelona, Valencia, Seville and More

VISIT SPAIN: cities to visit in Spain during your next trip. Travel itinerary: Barcelona, Valencia, Granada, Sevilla, Madrid, Salamanca, Burgos, Bilbao, San ...







We're off to France

Paris - Educational Trip Around the World

Rooster Craft

The Rooster is the French National Animal. Try some of these Rooster crafts!

French National Flower - Iris

"Counting to 10" Song in Four Languages! Kids Learn to Count 1 to 10. Numbers Song, Kids Songs

Towers of the World

This song is about the towers of the world, listen out for the Leaning Tower of Pisa, Italy's famous tower!

Little Italy 

Venice With Kids | Travel Without Tears

Italy: Gondola | Are We There Yet?

Julian and Rosie tour the city of Venice on a gondola! They learn how to be gondoliers and enjoy a tasty treat of gelato. The day ends with feathery thrills ...

Gondola Ride in Venice | Culture and History | Little Fox | Animated Stories for Kids

Gondola Ride in Venice Lara and her Mom visit the beautiful city of Venice.


Have a picnic in the garden

Kids will soon tire of sitting around the same table for every meal, so pack up your lunch and take it outdoors. It's a lovely way to keep mealtimes varied, and for everyone to get some fresh air.

If you don't have a garden or it's raining outside, have an indoor picnic on the living room floor instead. Kids will love the change from the norm and it will feel like an adventure. 


Get messy with a mud kitchen

We all know kids love to make a mess – so why not get involved and whip up some mud pies with the kids in your very own mud kitchen? Gather together some old bowls, spoons, pots and pans that you don’t mind getting dirty. Take them out into the garden and scoop up some soil along with extra ‘ingredients’ like fallen leaves and petals. Now it's time to get creative - you could make mud pies, pizzas, even cakes! Just remember to wash your hands really well, with soap, when you've finished making your creations.

Whilst we are on lockdown and unable to get out to explore, here are some ideas for virtual tours and adventures to have. And some ‘Great Escape’ stories to watch. 

Robert Irwin's virtual Australia Zoo tour!

Enjoy the videos and music you love, upload original content, and share it all with friends, family, and the world on YouTube.


Trish's Dog Millie

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 Time to go on a mini beast hunt! 

Have a look in your garden see what minibeasts you can find. Don’t forget to look in dark corners and under plant pots and stones. Don’t be scared they’re only small!!

Minibeast hunt checklist.

Edible mud sensory play

Hide the bugs and worms

What you’ll need

  • 1 x cup Icing sugar
  • Water
  • 3 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • Flour
  • You can use noodles, pasta or spaghetti for worm 


  • Pour icing sugar and cocoa into a bowl
  • Add water until a thick consistency
  • Stir in a little flour at a time until dough like consistency
  • Knead into a soft dough
  • Options for play
    • Keep as soft dough (store in fridge in cling wrap)
    • Add water to make thick runny ‘mud’
    • Separate dough into small chunks and leave overnight to dry out and make edible dirt (pictured). Just rub dried out dough chunks between your hands to get dirt like consistency.

Alternatively you can use chocolate mousse/angel delight in place of the above mud recipe. 

Look what animals we've seen on our walks!


Dosbarth Gwyrdd have been taking our cameras with us when we go for our daily walks and we have been filming what animals we can see so that we can share our videos with you! Have a little look at what animals live around us

Black Bess The Horse


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This is Black Bess, she is a beautiful horse that Julie has been visiting while on her daily walk.
Sheep and Lambs

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Julie has also come across some sheep while on her walk.


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And look, a little baby lamb!

 Millie The Dog 


This is Millie and she enjoys walking and running in the woods and playing with her toys. She has been in the river and is wet, but she soon dries with a rub down and a good shake!!

Spring is Here

Popular children's dance song about spring, "Spring is Here" with lyrics. From the CD, "Seasonal Songs in Motion" Seasonal Songs in Motion CD Download: http:...

Listen to this action song: ‘Spring is Here’ and use your senses to help you find signs of spring when you can get outside for some exercise.  We’ve listened to this song in class so the children are familiar with it, although may need a little help with some of the actions!!! ( sorry parents!!)


With help and support from yourselves and siblings the children could make the crafts in the expressive arts section, under spring crafts and they could be used to create a sensory song and can be used as prompts in the above song.


There are many more signs of spring. Can you find any more? What can you smell and feel?


Craft ideas to support the ‘Spring Search’ under the expressive art area