Croeso!

Welcome to the Leopards Class Page!

The Leopards Class is a Year 2 class and we currently have 25 pupils. We like to have lots of fun and learn a range of new skills every day.

School starts at 8:45am so please make sure you arrive at school on time! Pick up time is at 3:15pm.

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 Class Teacher: Mr Williams

Teaching Assistant: Mrs Marr and Mrs Williams 

 

General Information. 

I open the class door at 8.45am. The the register is taken at 9am. School finishes at 3.15pm. If you are not picking up your child at the end of the day, please let me know in the morning. 

 

Snack

We supply milk at snack time. You are welcome to send in a piece of fruit for your child to eat. If you send your child into school with grapes, please make sure that you have cut them length ways. 

 

PE

PE is on a Monday. The children should come to school dressed in a pair of tracksuit bottoms, t-shirt, jumper and a suitable pair of trainers. 

 

Reading 

The children need to bring their reading book and reading record into school every day. We will change your child's book on their allocated reading day (please see Seesaw). 

 

Learning Logs

Learning Logs will be sent home on a Friday. I will send home a paper copy but I will also upload an electronic copy to Seesaw. Learning Logs must be returned to school by the following Wednesday. 

 

Seesaw

I use Seesaw to send out pictures of what the children are getting up to in school, letters and other information. This is free to download and is a great way of communicating. Please contact me if you are struggling to download or use the app. 

 

Our Responsibilities in Year 2

We have many responsibilities around the school. We have two School Council Members, two ECO Committee members, two pupils on the Fairtrade Committee, two pupils in our Criw Cymraeg and two school buddies who ensure that playtimes at Ysgol Glan Gele are safe and happy. We also have two pupils on the Entrepreneurial Committee and four pupils who are play rangers, their job is to help make play times fun!

 

After School Clubs 

Please follow the link for further information about after-school clubs. 

https://forms.office.com/r/nUU48AjHiJ.

 

Share Session

My Share Session' is on a Thursday from 3.15pm - 3.45pm.

 

Term 3b

Space

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Our Big Questions are:

  • What is a Solar System?
  • What do astronauts do?
  • Could we live on another planet?

 

Over the next  7 weeks we will be:

  • Discussing how we survive on planet Earth
  • Exploring gravity and completing experiments
  • Learning about the 8 planets
  • Looking at constellations and stars
  • Understanding what the Mars Rover does
  • Creating a Mars Rover using Lego Boost and controlling them using algorithms
  • Exploring the phases of the moon
  • Using a range of sources to extend our learning

 

We will also be...

  • Completing transition activities ready for Year 3
  • Performing in Glan Gele’s Got Talent!
  • Celebrating our last half team in Glan Gele with a special trip

 

  …as well as many other exciting activities!

This half term we are learning to be Ambitious Capable Learners

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Term 2b & 3a

Places Near and Far

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Our Big Questions are:

  • What are the similarities and differences between Wales and India?
  • What is a castle and why were they built?

 

Over the next 12 weeks we will be:

  • Using sources to find information
  • Locating key places on a map
  • Becoming travel agents and producing a brochure
  • Comparing population, languages and cultures
  • Recognising key landmarks
  • Using technology to design brochures for places of interest
  • Celebrating the Holi Festival of Colour
  • Exploring castles in Wales and why they were built
  • Visiting Gwrych Castle in Abergele
  • Writing a story about knights and dragons

 

We will also be...

  • Celebrating the Glan Gele Eisteddfod
  • Taking part in the Easter Service

 

  …as well as many other exciting activities!

This half term we are learning to be Ethical Informed Citizens

 

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Term 2a

Arctic Explorers

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Our Big Questions are:

  • What is climate change and what causes it?
  • How is climate change affecting the Arctic?
  • How can we help?

 

Over the next 5 weeks we will be:

  • ·   Identifying where the Arctic is on a map and the key features
  • Conducting research to answer questions we have using a range of sources
  • Making predictions and completing experiments to understand melting and cooling
  • Solving problems involving habitats and animals
  • Deepening our understanding of a carbon footprint and how we can help protect the planet

 

We will also be…

  •     Continuing to develop our Welsh language skills
  • Taking part in a Technocamps workshop to programme devices for a purpose

 … as well as many other exciting activities!

This half term we are learning to be Ethical Informed Citizens

 

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Term 1b

Amser Sioe!

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Our Big Question is:

  • How do you put on a show?

 

Over the next 7 weeks we will be:

  • Rehearsing and performing a pantomime – Cinderella Rockerfella!
  • Exploring the theatre and different job roles
  • Planning our pantomime, preparing posters and tickets
  • Considering characters, plot and how to perform to an audience
  • Using our creative tools to design our own mini theatres
  • Creating backdrops for scenes
  • Making costumes for a variety of characters
  • Exploring time and sequencing

 

We will also be…

  • Enjoying our Christmas Dinner Day and celebrations in school
  • Attending Jack and the Beanstalk at Rhyl Pavilion!
  • Considering how Christmas is celebrated around the world

 

…as well as many other exciting activities!

This half term we are learning to be Enterprising Creative Contributors

 

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Term 1a

Ambitious Capable Me! 

Our big questions are:

  • What makes a good learner?
  • What is art?
  • Can we all be good at art?

Over the next 8 weeks we will be:

  • Developing our growth mindset
  • Finding out about abstract art
  • Creating our own artwork
  • Reflecting on the artwork of others
  • Visiting a gallery
  • Creating a gallery
  • Expressing ourselves through dance
  • Creating music

Plus many more exciting activities.

This half term we are learning to be Ambitious Capable Learners.