Year 5 learn about rules, law and democracy

In our PHSE lessons, we’ve been learning about democracy and why rules are important.

The children in class 7 set out their own classroom court that included a defendant, a judge, the defence, prosecution panel, witnesses and a jury.

Considering all the evidence from the witnesses, the jury found Hiccup ‘guilty’ of unfair treatment of creatures (dragons), where they believed before the trial took place, they thought the defendant had been wrongly accused. After tense minutes of anonymous voting, all the evidence led the jury to only believe one thing with support from our RP reps… a consequence of supporting looking after creatures was needed.

Following our lessons, we will continue to reflect on why rules are important and begin exploring the links between rights and responsibilities in our next lesson.

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