Croeso i Dosbarth Lliwedd!

Teacher- Mr Gareth Lloyd
Teaching Assistants – Mrs Emma Fellows, Mr Sean Donnellan, Miss Chandni Nandwani

We are a Resource Base providing individualised positive support strategies for pupils across the county with social and emotional difficulties within the Foundation Phase curriculum. We work with the pupils, mainstream schools, families and outside agencies to support pupils in ultimately successfully transitioning back to their mainstream school.

The pupils follow a structured routine throughout the day. Morning focus tasks consist of the PATHS curriculum, intense literacy and numeracy activities in line with the Foundation Phase curriculum. Our learning is tailored to each pupils individual stage of development. We feel strongly about holistic learning opportunities that develop pupils self-esteem. Throughout the week our learning in the afternoon is based around physical activity, cooking and life skills, problem solving and visiting the local area.

Our topics are based upon traditional tales and with each new story, the children experience it in real life! We visit the woods every Monday where we develop life skills and activities themed around our story. The children over-learn the language patterns, begin to write sections of the story, explore art themes and local landmarks. At the end of each story we have a celebration of our learning.

This half term, our story is ‘Billy Goats Gruff’. We’re looking forward to exploring the Conwy suspension bridge and building our own! Once we’re familiar with the story we begin to innovate, exploring alternative characters and endings.

fford dyffryn school with mountains in the background and a playground in the foreground