Ysgol Glan Gele Infant School

Happy and secure as we all learn together

Welcome to the Tigers Class Page!

 

Class Teacher: Miss J. Biddle

Teaching Assistant: Mrs D. Hansen

The Tigers Class is a Year 2 class. There are currently 26 children in the class and we all work very hard, we always try our best and we never give up!

In Year 2 we have lots of responsibilities in the classroom and around the School. We have two representatives for each of the following committees: School Council, Eco, Fairtrade and Entrepreneurial. We also have two buddies who help to look after the younger children during play times.

Over the School Year we will cover a variety of topics to develop our skills and knowledge! We will have the opportunity to go on lots of trips to enrich our learning experiences. 

Throughout the year we learn about lots of exciting things! Please have a look below to find out more...

Term 3b - Moon Zoom!

During this half term, we will be:

  • Planning, carrying out and evaluating a number of different investigations during our science and technology fortnight.
  • Designing and making our own moon buggies.
  • Creating an alien using ICT.
  • Exploring an alien crash scene.
  • Making alien finger puppets.
  • Making space biscuits.
  • Finding out about how many people have been in to space.
  • Ordering the planets.
  • Making a model of the Solar System.
  • Researching famous astronauts.
  • Writing an application to be an astronaut.
  • Writing a postcard from space.
  • Creating a space terrain and navigating a robot around.
  • Planning a space party.
  • Exploring different space sounds.
  • Designing and making an alien spaceship using different materials.
  • Creating telescope pastel paintings.
  • Writing an advert and designing a poster to encourage people to visit the moon.
  • Researching the work of the artist, Peter Thorpe.
  • Recreating the work of the artist, Peter Thorpe.
  • Listening and responding to the following Bible stories: The Story of Creation and David and Goliath.
  • Preparing for and taking part in Sports day.
  • Going on a whole year group trip to Liverpool!

 …as well as many other exciting activities!

The Scented Garden - Term 3a

 

During this half term, we will be...

  • Creating observational drawings of plants and flowers
  • Learning about the artist Vincent Van Gogh and re-creating some of his work in our own styles
  • Creating lyrics to a song to teach people how to plant a bulb/ seeds
  • Creating large scale versions of leaves and flower heads from the rainforest
  • Taking part in a creative project where we will be planning, designing, making, modifying and evaluating our work
  • Creating floral collages inspired by the work of famous artists
  • Learning about flowers and flower arranging from Mrs Roberts
  • Following the Physical Literacy scheme in our PE sessions
  • Learning how to stay safe on the internet
  • Understanding what ‘disappointment’ means and how we can deal with it
  • Learning about ‘honesty’ and how important it is to be honest
  • Visiting Pentre Mawr to find out what plants and flowers grow there
  • Making maps, lists and powerpoint presentations about our findings in Pentre Mawr park
  • Creating a map of our Forest School area
  • Studying our school grounds and offering ideas on how to improve them further
  • Carrying out a Flora and Fauna survey
  • Learning about the rainforest and comparing the features to our country
  • Finding out where different rainforests are located on a map of the world
  • Visiting Bodnant Garden to find out about its history and the plants and flowers that they have there
  • Listening to the stories of ‘The Good Samaritan’ and ‘The creation’
  • Learning about newspapers and writing our own reports during Literacy Week
  • Representing data in various ways and analysing it during Numeracy Week
  • Learning about our 5 senses and taking part in different senses activities
  • Finding out if plants really do grow towards the light
  • Planning and creating a fantasy garden
  • Making lemon and lavender biscuits
  • Finding out if seeds can be transported during our ‘what’s on your wellies’ investigation
  • Finding out how plants and flowers transport water

as well as many other exciting activities!

Turrets and Torture and International - Term 2

During this half term, we will be:

 

  • Listening and responding to the story ‘King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table’
  • Exploring the different features of castles and labelling them
  • Designing and building out own castle
  • Designing and making shields
  • Using ICT to draw and write about a castle
  • Researching and locating castles in Wales
  • Designing our own coat of arms
  • Learning about castle life
  • Visiting Conwy Castle and sketching parts of the castle
  • Exploring medieval fashion
  • Planning, preparing and holding a medieval banquet
  • Learning a medieval dance
  • Making Medieval bread – looking at reversible and irreversible changes
  • Building a biscuit bridge
  • Saving Rapunzel from her tower 

During our International Fortnight during Term 2b we will be...

  • Learning about Wales and India and making comparisons between the different countries
  • Listening to a traditional Indian tale 'The Tiger Child'
  • Learning traditional Welsh dance
  • Learning traditional Indian dance
  • Participating in the school 'Dydd Gwyl Dewi Sant' celebration 

…as well as many other exciting activities!

The Nutcracker Term 1b 

Over the next 7 weeks we will be…

  • Reading the story of the Nutcracker.
  • Designing and making catapults to throw cheese at the Mouse King.
  • Making castles using biscuits and sweets.
  • Investigating ‘can water make music?’
  • Making music outdoors.
  • Creating a news report about the battle between the Nutcracker and the Mouse King.
  • Sending an email to the characters from the story.
  • Exploring algorithms using ICT.
  • Writing a poem about ‘The Land of Sweets.’
  • Researching the different countries that Clara and the Nutcracker visit in the story.
  • Finding out about instruments from around the world.
  • Making our own instruments and becoming a marching band.
  • Making Christmas decorations.

We will also be…

  • Learning about the Gunpowder Plot.
  • Listening to and retelling the Christmas Story.
  • Learning about Mother Teresa.
  • Listening to the story of Joseph and his Technicolour Dreamcoat.
  • Finding out about traditions of the Jewish Faith.

Land Ahoy! 1a

Over the next 8 weeks we will be:

  • Listening and responding to the story ‘The Pirate Cruncher’.
  • Using different materials to get treasure out of ice.
  • Building a bridge using spaghetti and marshmallows to help the pirates get to Treasure Island.
  • Designing and building boats to carry cargo across the water tray.
  • Researching famous Sea Explorers.
  • Using the Mashcam programme on Purple Mash to take on the role of a famous Sea Explorer.
  • Creating a fact file about a pirate.
  • Going on a treasure hunt and creating our own treasure maps.
  • Learning about Grace Darling and the RNLI.
  • Going on a visit to the RNLI in Rhyl.
  • Visiting Conwy Marina and sketching boats.
  • Going on a trip to the beach to collect natural resources and creating our own Beachcomber art.
  • Learning pirate sea shanties.
  • Designing our own pirate flags.
  • Working as a team to build a rescue raft in the Beach School area.

…as well as many other exciting things!