It’s a Hat Trick – Celebrations all round.

It’s a Hat Trick – Celebrations all round. Landgate Special School in Bryn, part of The Aspire Federation is celebrating its success in gaining three awards in one week. Landgate and The Aspire Federation are proud winners of the 2017 National NASEN Awards for ‘Exceptional Parental Engagement’.  Aspire were also shortlisted for the Excellent Practice in Special Schools category. The ceremony took place at the Museum of London on 19th October 2017, with comedian Lucy Porter hosting t...
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Key Stage 1

Key Stage One In Key Stage One we follow a creative curriculum using continuous provision; building on skills developed in the EYFS. The majority of our learning is play based; however adult led activities are used to develop learners’ skills, knowledge and understanding across the curriculum. We follow the National Curriculum requirements for KS1, adapting this to the needs of our learners through a creative and flexible curriculum. English, Mathematics and Phonics are taught each mor...
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What is Phonics

What is Phonics? Phonics teaches people to be able to listen carefully and identify the different sounds in spoken language. It helps to develop an understanding that spoken words are made up of different sounds (phonemes) and of how to match these phonemes to letters (graphemes). As these sounds are learnt, they are used to read and spell words.Phoneme: the smallest unit of sound you can hear within a word; the word phoneme refers to sound, not the letter(s) which represent the sound in writing...
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Charity Netball Event

On Monday 6th May Landgate School took part in charity Netball tournament to raise money for the Duke of Edinburgh Diamond challenge and the stillborn awareness charity. Staff from the school had only 6 weeks training before the event who were expertly coached by Andrea Foulkes. The Tournament include schools from all over the North West such as Hope School, Oliver House, The Seashell Trust, Grange academy and the DofE North West Admin team. Every team played each other once and the top 4 we...
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Hindu Festival of Holi

Next week we will be celebrating the Hindu Festival of Holi which is a celebration of spring, new life and colour.  There are lots of exciting and educational activities planned for your child throughout the week, culminating in a large powder paint fight on Friday 17th March.   On this day we will be allowing learners to come in their own clothes in preparation for the powder paint fight.  We would ask that you send your child in clothes that you don’t mind getting paint on.  The...
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