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Year 2

Year 2

Rashford class

In the Autumn term, pupil learning is led by the curriculum vehicle ‘School council club’ which allows pupils to respond to the critical question: ‘How will my voice be remembered?’ This is supported by challenging texts which enhance their knowledge of social justice and equity, as well as enhance their ability to think critically and problem-solve.

Pupils begin the term with an immersive hook day: ‘The day the pens quit.’ Unable to use writing implements, pupils think creatively about their approach to learning and collaborate to problem-solve. As the term progresses, they will have opportunities to show that their voice counts, including a presentation to parents and carers which demonstrates the power of their voices and the positive difference they are already making in our world.

We are committed to achieving the 2030 agenda for sustainable development, and share the belief that ‘ending poverty and other deprivations must go hand-in-hand with strategies that improve health and education, reduce inequality, and spur economic growth – all while tackling climate change and working to preserve our oceans and forests.’ – UN. We have a moral imperative to educate our pupils about how they can create a sustainable world and we empower them to teach others.

Year 2 Long Term Plan Autumn


Global perspectives

Social justice and equity

Character skill

Critical thinking  

Attitude outcome

Social justice and equity

Willingness to stand up and speak up for others. 

Fairness in dealings with others. 

Critical thinking

Ask relevant questions. 

Consider merits of different viewpoints. 

Use different approaches to solve problems. 


The class teacher is looking for the felt pens to use but cannot find them… They have spent the whole morning looking for them! The children receive a letter from their felt pens – they have gone on strike. Linked to The Day the Crayons Quit to start off... No pen day – all writing implements have gone on strike!

Critical question

How will my voice be remembered?

Core texts



Greta and the Giants by Zoe Tucker

Vlad and the Great Fire of London by Kate Cunningham

Curriculum driver



School Council club

Create a school council club across the whole school, with Year 2 having the opportunity to create the PR around it (e.g. posters). All classes to do in-class votes for council representatives.