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Year 2

Year 2

Rashford class

In the Autumn term, pupil learning is led by the curriculum vehicle ‘School council’ which allows pupils to respond to the critical question: ‘Does my voice count?’ 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.

At CTG, 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.

UN Sustainable development goals 4 and 16.

Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all.

Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels.

Year 2 Long Term Plan


Global perspectives

Social justice & equity 

Character skill

Critical Thinking

Attitude outcome

 We are committed to social justice and equity. We question what we hear to discover truth and think and learn independently.


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

Does my voice count?

Core & Supporting texts



  • The Day The Crayons Quit Drew Daywalt (letters)
  • The Day The Crayons Came Home Drew Daywalt (postcards)


  • Malala’s Magic Pencil Malala Yousafzai
  • Amazing Grace Mary Hoffman


  • Use Malala’s Magic Pencil to write a poem based on the title: ‘If I had a magic pencil…’


Curriculum driver



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.


Presentation to parents and carers answering the question: Does my voice count?

2021-22 Spring Term Learning


UN Sustainable development goal

UN goal 16 – Peace, justice and strong institutions

Year 2 Long term plan

Term 2

Global perspective

Peace and Conflict

Character skill


Attitude outcome

We value diversity. We have the belief and understanding that by working with others, we can identify our own valid contributions and the importance of compromise and listening to others.  


Receiving a mystery package from a person called R

Critical question

How do I build a community?

Core & Supporting texts







Roise Revere by Andrea Beaty

Gregory Cool by Caroline Binch

Rosie Revere Engineer by Andrea Beaty


A Caribbean Dozen poems by Caribbean poets edited by John Agard and Grace Nichols 


Curriculum driver


Vehicle – Pen Pals

To compose emails to our pen pals, a group of school Children in Jamaica.