We discussed how the law affects the rules we have in school.
E.g. We must attend school.
Rules about keeping us safe in school.
Rules about how the school is run and what teachers must teach.
We talked about how the majority of these rules are decided by parliament and enforced by a government.
We then talked about how some laws are referred to as crimes, which are generally serious involving violence, risk of injury or theft. Other laws are called civil law and govern how people buy and sell things, do their work, carry out business and what rights and responsibilities they may have. For example, if you buy something and it breaks straight away because it is faulty, the civil law gives you rights to have your money back.
We then discussed what happens when someone breaks the law and watched a video all about the criminal justice system and how trials are carried out. It was really interesting to find out about the roles and responsibilities of a jury.
This is the blog of Shamrocks' Class (Year 6)