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Ty Gwyn Special School

"Learning To Achieve"


Dosbarth Usk.

Welcome to a brand new and very different term.

We are looking forward to seeing everyone very much after such a long time apart.

We hope that things will soon return to normal but until such a time we're doing everything we can to minimise risks for us all. 

So ... here are a few photo's to show you things we've put in place in class.



Sorting and labelling.
Your very own boxes.
Bernie planning our Learning pods!
Measuring out.
We’ve missed you!
We’ve created safe play areas.
Here’s one we made earlier!
Your lunchtime equipment or feeds will be kept separate for you.
We’ll be cleaning and sanitising throughout the day.
So although it’ll look very different in Dosbarth Usk and we’ll be wearing masks and aprons to help keep you safe we will still have as much fun and happy times as ever - see you soon 🙂


It’s the final week of this school year and what a year it’s been! 
Our final upload ... a Celebration of Team Usk! X

The Uskar awards

A Celebration of Dosbarth Usk ... 2019 - 2020 x A year we will never forget! x

Stay safe and well Dosbarth Usk! Enjoy the Summer and we’ll see you soon! X

Hello Dosbath Usk , our fantastic “Uskateers”, and our growing band of avid followers!

We hope you all had a safe and restful break and are feeling fit, healthy and ready to embark upon another action-packed, fun-filled half-term, to help you all cope with the difficult times which we`re all continuing to face at the moment.  

Once again, we`ll be giving you lots of ideas and activities, based upon our theme for the half-term,  “The Great Escape”  (Please excuse the irony!)

There`ll be “silly” intros, fun staff stories, video links for our favourite songs and stories, and sensory motivators, and of course, lots and lots of fabulous craft ideas from the multi-talented Anita, Beverley and Bernie!

As before, don’t forget to take lots of photos and videos of yourselves and your work, we look forward to seeing them, although don`t feel obliged to attempt all the ideas given, just enjoy the songs, videos and music  on offer. 

Can we say a great big thank you to all the mums and dads, brothers and sisters, and other family members for all their help throughout, we couldn`t have done it without you!

Finally, it wouldn`t be right if we didn`t mention how saddened we were about losing Tyler. He was a brilliant young man, full of fun, full of love, and possessed with an outrageous sense of humour. He was an amazing character. 

He will be missed greatly.

Have a great half-term and keep safe!

Steve, Anita, Bev and Bernie


A big hello to our intrepid “Uskateers”

We hope you all managed to have a peaceful and restful Easter break during these very difficult and trying times which we`re all, unfortunately, facing at the moment.

Hopefully, to help everyone at home, we`re going to try and give to you a sense of “normality”, covering all aspects of our regular Ty Gwyn life, based on our topic for the half-term, which is….



There`ll be lots of ideas and activities, (these will change each week), which you may be able to do at home with a little help from our lovely mums and dads. There will be some video links giving you access to our children`s familiarsongs, books and characters, plus a few “renditions” by your favourite staff of some of our crazy sensory stories. (please bear with us, they usually go wrong!)

Don`t forget to take lots of photos, and send us your pictures for us to see, either online or when we eventually manage to all meet up again in school!

In the mean-time have a great “half-term” and keep safe!

Steve, Anita, Bev and Bernie 



We're updating activities and resources in the following areas.

We hope you find them useful.


We just want to remind you that during these very trying times there is absolutely no demand on any of our lovely families to put themselves under pressure to complete all or indeed any of the suggested activities. We realise that craft items etc  may not be available to you - the photos and videos are just to enhance the topics (also doing bits and bobs at home is helping the Uskateers stay sane - and it makes us feel closer to you too! smiley)

We just want to provide ideas and activities that may just fill some time.

 Click through all of the icons as we're regularly adding videos etc we feel will keep some sense of familiarity and stimulation.



Hey Bear Sensory - Unicorns and Rainbows - Baby Sensory - Fun video with songs

We use this and other similar videos as part of our daily Visual Stimulation programmes.

Sound to light

An easy 'make' to keep up daily Visual Stimulation.

The Animal Boogie

We use The Animal Boogie as an indication its the end of our day. We enjoy lots of other of the BareFoot books - all available on YouTube.

Port Side Pirates!

This half term our topic has been 'In the Beginning' with the emphasis on 'Growth' through the 6 AOLE's. We have all enjoyed our Very Hungry Caterpillar Sensory Story.

Croeso i Dosbarth Usk!


This half term we are supporting Canada in the Rugby World Cup (although our hearts belong to Wales!)

Here are some photos of us enjoying our Canadian Themed Activities.

Oct '19