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Bengal Tigers - Year 2

Welcome to Bengal Tiger Class!!


Welcome back to Autumn term 2, I hope you all had a wonderful half term and feel rested. This is my favourite part of the year, leading up to Christmas. We have plenty of fun activities as well as art and craft sessions regularly across the 8 weeks.


This term our topic will be 'The Great Fire of London.' It is the most exciting topic we cover and is my favourite topic to teach. We will be learning about the historical events of The Great Fire, as well as exploring the lives of individuals who lived at the time of the event. The children will enjoy researching the individuals and events, and make comparisons between the past and our lives, today.


 If you have any questions or concerns at any point  please do pop in at the start of the day or at pick-up to come and speak to me. I believe a big part of your child's success is strong school-home links and communication.

I really look forward to meeting you all properly and getting to know you!


Miss Sands



Medium Term Planning

Reading at Home


In Year 2, we are very enthusiastic about reading and encourage the children to read for pleasure at every opportunity. There are a number of wonderful stories and fairy-tales which link into our topic and are well worth a read:


Rapunzel- The Brother's Grimm

Hansel and Gretel- The Brother's Grimm

Snow White and Red Rose- The Brother's Grimm

The Swan Princess- The Brother's Grimm

The Frog Prince- The Brother's Grimm

King Thrushbeard- The Brother's Grimm

The Wren and the bear- The Brother's Grimm


Mathematical puzzles

Maths websites
Reading websites

Reading Books

Reading book will be changed and replaced on Monday or Tuesday. We are very lucky to have Mrs Gomm's help with this and she is a very busy lady. Therefore If the books are not in the reading box on Monday or Tuesday morning, they will not be changed until the following week. The children will be given a week to read five books. Please make sure you fill out their reading record so we know whether they have read ornot.




Homework is going to continue to be given out on the Thursday and taken back in on the Tuesday. It will consist of either Maths or English tasks as well as times tables.We are doing times tables tests every day now so encourage the children to practise as much as they can at home. 


Spelling Test

To allow us time to mark and distribute the spellings we will be handing them out on a Friday with the reading books and continue to do the spelling test on Thursday after morning break.



PE takes place on a Monday afternoon and a Wednesday morning. It is taught by teachers from an external company- Sports4Kids. Please ensure all uniform and PE it is labelled to avoid items getting lost!









Learning websites