Welcome to the Lions Class Page!

The Lions 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.


 Class Teacher: Mr S. Jones

Teaching Assistant: Mrs D. Hansen


Here is some important information that you may find helpful...

  • Reading days - The children have allocated reading days, however, please ensure that you send your child's book bag in every day. You will find your child's reading day on the sticker placed on their reading record.
  • Snack - You are encouraged to send a piece of fruit in for snack with your child every day. If you send your child in with grapes, please ensure they are cut in half, lengthways. The children will be given milk/water at snack time but please feel free to send in a bottle of water that they can drink it throughout the school day.
  • PE - Our PE sessions will take place every Monday. The PE day will change so please keep an eye on Seesaw and this page for updates! Please ensure that your child arrives at school wearing their PE kit. They can wear a t-shirt, jacket and shorts or jogging bottoms for their PE sessions.
  • Homework - The children will bring home their Learning Logs on a Friday. Please can these be returned on Wednesday the following week. This gives us time to mark their work, share it with the class and prepare the next set of activities. It is important that you support your child to complete their enquiry tasks. Some enquiry tasks may be set online via Purple Mash, Reading Eggs or MathsSeeds.
  • Share Sessions - Our share sessions take place every Wednesday between 3.15 - 3.30pm. Please feel free to pop in for a chat if you have any questions or concerns.
  • Forest/Beach Schools - The children will access outdoor sessions throughout the year. I will notify you when these will take place!


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 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 2b & 3a

Places Near and Far


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



Term 2a

Arctic Explorers


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



Term 1b

Amser Sioe!


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



Term 1a

Ambitious Capable Me


Our Big Questions are:

·      What makes a good learner?

·      How can I be ambitious and capable?

·      What is art?


Over the next 8 weeks we will be:

·      Using the story of ‘The Dot’ as a hook

·      Learning about different types of art and developing our skills

·      Developing our growth mindset

·      Designing our own artwork

·      Reflecting on the artwork of others

·      Creating our own art gallery

·      Expressing ourselves through music and dance


We will also be…

·      Engaging in activities outdoors to support our learning

·      Following the Jigsaw RSE scheme of work to learn about our rights and responsibilites

·      Talking about how the Glan Gele Dragons help us become lifelong learners


…as well as many other exciting activities!

This half term we are learning to be Ambitious Capable Learners


In the Lions Class we work hard and we always try our best. We make sure that we all know Ysgol Glan Gele’s special words,

Happy and Secure as we All Learn Together’.