Lesson 1: Breaking the law

Laws, the role of the police and introduction to the justice system

Before the lesson

Learning objective

  • To begin to understand what happens when the law is broken

Statutory guidance

  • PSHE Association’s Programme of Study for PSHE: Living in the wider world –  L1. to recognise reasons for rules and laws; consequences of not adhering to rules and laws 

Success criteria

Cross-curricular links

Attention grabber

Main event

Differentiation

Pupils needing extra support: Could work with a partner to take on one of the roles in the mock trial.

 

Pupils working at greater depth: Challenge them to consider the difference between magistrates and Crown court. They could assume the role of the Judge.

Wrapping up

Assessing pupils' progress and understanding

Vocabulary

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Sarah Huggins,  
RSE & PSHE specialist
Sarah has over 20 years’ experience in education. Starting as a Primary teacher, Sarah then moved into an advisory role that covered both PSHE education and Citizenship. She delivers courses for teachers, as well as sessions for children and young…
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