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Year Two - New Brighton Primary School

Year Two

All the news and updates for Year Two pupils can be found here.
Diary dates for Year Two pupils and parents can be found here.

Playground Safety

May we request that parents stand well away from the doors when children are being escorted out of the school at the end of the day. It is important for the safety of the children that school staff are able to see that each child has linked with their parent/carer so we would ask for your patience and co-operation.


For homework in year 2 we ask that you practice spellings and reading every day.  Practice counting in 1’s, 2’s, 3’s,  5’s and 10’s and practice the 1x tables, 2x tables, 3x tables, 5x tables and 10x tables.

Here are some websites that you might find useful.


BBC Literacy

Poop Deck Pirates

More Literacy resources

ICT Literacy

Phonics Play

Spelling Play

Oxford Owl for reading


ICT Counting Games

Top Marks Counting games

BBC KS1 multiplication games

Bruce McBruce doodle dots

Maths Table Trees

Fairy Fog

Whack a Mole!

Nile Numbers

Saucer Sorter

Caterpillar Slider

Counting Cars

ICT Fishy 2s

Times Table Songs

The Two Times Table Song

The Three Times Table Song

The Five Times Table Song

The 10 Times Table Song

Exception Words

Below is a list of the Year 2 Common Exception Words. Click on the image to open it in a new window and print it out.


2016 National Tests

For an increasing number of today’s parents and carers, the national curriculum tests are not the entirely unfamiliar concept they once were. However, after many years of familiarity, 2016 sees an overhaul of the tests to match the newly updated national curriculum. This guide helps to explain what you can expect and how you can support your children in the run-up to the tests.

The government has recently produced a video and published some more information about the 2016 National Curriculum Tests at the end of Key Stages 1 and 2 (often referred to as SATS).

These guides will help explain the 2016 National Test content as well as offer advice on how you as parents can help prepare your children for the tests.

The documents can be seen below and can also be downloaded.





Year 2 Curriculum Map

Download the Year 2 Curriculum Map - a guide to what your child in Year Two will be learning this school year - using the link below.

KS1 Marking Policy


The marking of pupils’ work needs to be comprehensible and clearly able to be understood by each individual pupil. When appropriate, the feedback on progress should inform the next step in pupils’ learning and achievements of their targets and objectives.

Purpose of Marking

  • To motivate pupils to further effort by praising current achievements.
  • To assist pupils by the setting of clear targets, when appropriate, to focus on aspects of work where further development is needed.
  • To provide the teacher with feedback on how well pupils have understood the current work and enable the teacher to plan the next stage of teaching and learning.
  • To enable teachers to make judgements about pupils’ attainment when marking assessment tasks.

Guidelines for marking

  • Work should be marked using a green pen.
  • Discuss the child’s progress towards his/her targets if appropriate.
  • Marking, if appropriate, can be done in the presence of the child.
  • Responses should be constructive, praising achievement as well as highlighting areas for improvement, using a star and a wish.
  • Before written tasks the children should be made aware of the success criteria for the lesson.
  • If the answer is correct a tick is used.
  • Corrections may be entered, if appropriate.
  • Spellings may be written out correctly for pupils to practice.
  • When appropriate, attention will be drawn to mistakes in work and alternatives discussed either individually, during group work or in the plenary session.
  • Children should self-assess their work in relation to the success criteria identified at the beginning of the lesson.
  • Maths work is marked with a tick where correct and a if incorrect. Marking Codes:

Next time try to improve:

SP = Spelling

. = full stops

CL = Capital Letters

FS = Finger Spaces

H = Handwriting


  • Star/ sticker / stamp in book / jumper
  • Positive comments
  • Certificate in praise assembly
  • Praise from another class teacher
  • Praise from Headteacher / Deputy Headteacher


It is the responsibility of all classroom teachers:

  • To ensure that all classwork and homework is marked regularly according to the marking policy.
  • To explain the marking system to the pupils.
  • To ensure all supply teachers are aware of marking policy.