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Ty Gwyn Special School

"Learning To Achieve"

Lleaud

We were glad to see all the boys come back to school in time for St Davids day and World book day this week (we looked at The Very Hungry Caterpillar), this has tied in nicely with our new topic for this half term - All things Welsh. You will have seen through SeeSaw a lot of what we have been doing this week but here are some more pictures of our new display board the boys have helped create and what we have been up to. Our focus next week is on Welsh places.

We enjoyed space week so much we decided to extend it for 3 more days of our last week! We created our very own spaceships complete with our own aliens, we made aliens out of shapes and even had time to create our own bottle rockets to use with an experiment! We even created alien slime, we've have had such a busy half term we all need a break now!

This week we learned all about ancient Egypt and the pyramids. We made our own pyramids, hieroglyphics for our names and mummification!

This week we learned all about different world religions and focused in particular on Buddhism. We made a sensory saltdough flower arrangement, created mindful pictures and practiced meditation. We also looked at Ancient Romans and created our own gladiators, Roman soldiers and mosaics.

We learned all about castles and what they were used for through history before looking at our local area and castles in Wales. We created castle collages, crowns and even made our own playdough castles!

We had lots of fun learning about dinosaurs, what they were and when they lived. We enjoyed making shape dinosaurs and even made our very own cave paintings as we returned to school in 2022!

Happy New year! We hope you are all safe and we look forward to seeing everyone back in class very soon! Our topic this half term is "In the beginning".

 

Our weekly topics this half term are :

 

WK 1 Dinosaurs – New Year

WK 2 Royal Family and Castles

WK 3 Ancient Rome

WK 4 Ancient Egypt

WK 5 Historical Heroes

WK 6 Space and Human Evolution 

WK 7  Wars

 

We have had a lovely last 2 weeks in school! We had our school dinner, Christmas party and even had a visit from Father Christmas who delivered the presents from our wish lists we made! Merry Christmas everyone!

This week we have been learning all about trees and not just the Christmas variety! We looked at tree life cycles, labelled them and even managed to fit in some Christmas baking and craft!

This week we have been looking at Winter and climate change, we have made our own snowmen in art and maths using 2d shapes! We have also been sorting clothes according to the season or climate and we have looked at lots of different aspects of climate change and how we can help.

This week we have been filming our Christmas concert (you'll have to wait to see!) we also celebrated Remembrance day by making poppy art!

We learned all about generosity this week! We made Rainbow fish collages, sequenced the story and much more. We looked at The Kindness quilt and made our own kindness patches and sorted kind and unkind actions. It was also Bonfire night on Friday so we made firework paintings!

Week 1 - Kindness

A big welcome back to all our pupils after our half term break! We enjoyed our Halloween party on the last week so much! We did lots of sensory play carving pumpkins and feeling wriggly worm spaghetti, olive eyeballs and much more.

 

This half term our topic is "The reason for the season", and the first week back we will be looking at Kindness.  We look forward to learning about the science of kindness, random acts of kindness, kindness quilting and more!

 

Dosbarth Lleuad

We learned all about the hairdressers this week and how we are all different but have the same values when it comes to the most important things! We had a go at giving each other makeovers using photos of each other, playdough and lacing activities. We all had a go visiting the hairdressers for a sensory drama session, looked at some treatments they offer and learned all about personal hygiene and how to keep ourselves feeling clean and fresh!

We learned all about the emergency service and what incredible things they do to help people in need! We had a go at putting out our very own fires, designing our own uniforms and we even made a class fire engine!

We learned all about our teeth and the best way to keep them clean, we sorted foods that are good or bad for our teeth and made our own model teeth! We brushed the bacteria off of our models, cards and even our own teeth! We also learned all about glasses, optical illusions and opticians. We tried glasses on virtually, in real life and even designed our own!

We looked at beaches and mountains of our beautiful country Wales! We made our own mountains using flour and water, made sensory under water bags, designed our own sandcastles and much more! You can learn what we did by checking some of the resources below!

We visited our local park! There is so much to see, we played i-spy and did scavenger hunts. We designed our own parks, learned about what animals live in the park and much more! You can try with the resources below!

A massive welcome to Dosbarth Lleuad! We are happy to see all our friends from last year and some new ones too, this year we have a new teacher Mr Al-Azzawi! If you would like to get in touch with any of us please write in the home books.

 

What we have been learning:

We have been getting to know each other and learning all about our community!

Week 1 - Parks

Week 2 - Beaches and mountains

Week 3 - Dentists and Opticians

Week 4 - Emergency services

Week 5 - Doctors and hospitals

Week 6 - Hairdressers

Week 7 - Shops

Dosbarth Lleuad

 

What a lovely start to see so many happy faces back in Dosbarth Lleuad smiley

As your child is attending school on a part time basis, we will be sending and updating home folders weekly which will be full of activities for your child to complete at home. Please can you ensure that the folder is sent back into school with your child, including finished activities so we are able to see your child's progress, this will also give them the opportunity to finish off any other activities unfinished.  

 

Activity sheets will not be uploaded onto the website as we will send these home with your child, however, our fun resources and videos will still be accessible on our class page and 'Blended Learning' ! smiley

 

Stay Safe and we will see you soon! heart 

First week back and we're learning about All things Welsh! We've had many activities through stories, drama and art :)

Dosbarth Lleuad

 

 Please click on 'Home Learning' where you will find weekly activities.

 

Please feel free to explore Dosbarth Lleuad file below which will take you to lots of resources that you are able to print at home or lots of videos for your child to watch laugh

 

There is also a section under Pupils called 'Blended Learning' which has many resources made by all of Ty Gwyn staff for you to explore smiley

 

Please stay safe! heart 

Dosbarth Lleuad

 

Please find home activities planned under 'Home Learning' below. We hope you have lots of fun with what we have planned for you smiley

 

Stay safeheart

 

Dosbarth Lleuad

 

We are so delighted to see all our happy children back in school! 

Dosbarth Lleuad have done fantastic when transitioning to their brand new classrooms and overall settled lovely to their routine.

During our time back at Ty Gwyn, we have enjoyed many activities based around 'Friendship' that we think you may like to see. Keep an eye on our class page for our photographs 

 

For our pupils who are at home and would like to join in our 'Friendship' activities at home, please click on 'Home Learning' where you will find everything that we're doing in school smiley

Cats and Robbers By Russell Ayto!

Saint George and the dragon story- Catalonia St. Jordi 2020- Coronagon.

Use the computer or the TV, is much better! I hope you all enjoy it! Alexis.

"The zebra who ran too fast'

The Grumpy Frog- SEN education- 09/04/2020

Hi everyone, I want you to met the grumpy frog! Enjoy!

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