Year 2 – Gelert


Teacher: Mr Iolo Williams







Cynorthwy-ydd Dysgu: Rachel Chugg






PE Lessons – Thursdays


Gelert is a legendary dog associated with the village of Beddgelert (whose name means “Gelert’s Grave”) in Gwynedd, north-west Wales. Here, the dog is alleged to have belonged to Llywelyn the Great, Prince of Gwynedd, a gift from King John of England. In this legend, Llywelyn returns from hunting to find his baby missing, the cradle overturned, and Gelert with a blood-smeared mouth. Believing the dog had savaged the child, Llywelyn draws his sword and kills Gelert. After the dog’s dying yelp Llywelyn hears the cries of the baby, unharmed under the cradle, along with a dead wolf which had attacked the child and been killed by Gelert. Llywelyn is overcome with remorse and buries the dog with great ceremony, but can still hear its dying yelp. After that day Llywelyn never smiles again. (Source – Wikipedia)

Dosbarth Gelert’s Folktale

Monday, October 5th, 2020

Dosbarth Gelert’s Class Folktale is Gelert.

More information about this folktale can be found at the top of this page.

Dosbarth Gelert’s Class Artist

Monday, October 5th, 2020

Dosbarth Gelert’s Class Artist is Rhiannon.


Rhiannon’s artwork can be seen hanging in the school’s hall and on the way up the main stairs. Children from the school helped Rhiannon create these pieces of art.

Dosbarth Gelert’s Class Poet

Monday, October 5th, 2020

Dosbarth Gelert’s Class Poet is Tudur Dylan Jones.


Tudur Dylan Jones is referred to as a Prifardd as he won the Chair competition in the National Eisteddfod in both 1995 and 2005. He was also ‘Bardd Plant Cymru’ from 2004 until 2005.