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Lower Key Stage 2 Crime and Punishment
Rule of Law

Learn about the development of the rule of law in British history from 1066 to the present day. Make a timeline of developments in crime and punishment.

Session 1 Introduction

Objectives

History

  • Study an aspect or theme in British history that extends pupils’ chronological knowledge beyond 1066 such as crime and punishment from the Anglo-Saxons to the present.
  • Develop a chronologically secure knowledge and understanding of British history.
  • Develop the appropriate use of historical terms.
  • Establish clear narratives within and across the periods they study.

Art

  • Create sketchbooks to record their observations and use them to review and revisit ideas.
  • Improve mastery of art and design techniques.
  • Produce creative work, exploring their ideas and recording their experiences.

Planning and Activities

Make a 3D model of a courtroom.

Teaching Outcomes:

  • To make paper or card 3D models of a courtroom.

Children will:

  • Understand how a modern courtroom is set out and what happens in it.
  • Start to understand the history of the court of law.
  • Make paper or card models of a courtroom.

You Will Need

  • Heavy paper or card
  • Photos of the children's faces
  • Coloured pencils or paint
  • Small cardboard box with one side removed

Session 2 Timeline

Objectives

History

  • Study an aspect or theme in British history that extends pupils’ chronological knowledge beyond 1066 such as crime and punishment from the Anglo-Saxons to the present.
  • Develop a chronologically secure knowledge and understanding of British history
  • Address and sometimes devise historically valid questions about change, cause, similarity and difference, and significance.
  • Understand how our knowledge of the past is constructed from a range of sources, and should evaluate the reliability of each of these sources.

Art

  • Create sketchbooks to record their observations and use them to review and revisit ideas.

Planning and Activities

Sketch ideas for making models inspired by historical events.

Teaching Outcomes:

  • To sketch ideas for making models.

Children will:

  • Use sources to find out about past events.
  • Explain an event in history based on sources.
  • Make sketches inspired by historical events.

You Will Need

  • Sketchbooks

Session 3 Focus

Objectives

History

  • Study an aspect or theme in British history that extends pupils’ chronological knowledge beyond 1066 such as crime and punishment from the Anglo-Saxons to the present
  • Develop a chronologically secure knowledge and understanding of British history.
  • Address and sometimes devise historically valid questions about change, cause, similarity and difference, and significance.
  • Understand how our knowledge of the past is constructed from a range of sources, and should evaluate the reliability of each of these sources.

Art

  • Create sketchbooks to record their observations and use them to review and revisit ideas.

Planning and Activities

Sketch ideas for making models from research in your sketchbook.

Teaching Outcomes:

  • To sketch ideas for making models

Children will:

  • Devise questions to use in research.
  • Address questions while doing historical research.
  • Make sketches from research in their sketchbooks.

You Will Need

  • Sketchbooks
  • Web-enabled devices
  • Books about the history of crime and punishment: Crime and Punishment Through Time by Anne Rooney, A Photographic View of Crime and Punishment by Alex Woolf, Crime and Punishment Through the Ages by Grant Bage.

Session 4 Make

Objectives

History

  • Study an aspect or theme in British history that extends pupils’ chronological knowledge beyond 1066 such as crime and punishment from the Anglo-Saxons to the present.
  • Develop a chronologically secure knowledge and understanding of British history.
  • Construct informed responses that involve thoughtful selection and organisation of relevant historical information.

Art

  • Create sketchbooks to record their observations and use them to review and revisit ideas.
  • Improve mastery of art and design techniques.
  • Produce creative work, exploring their ideas and recording their experiences.

Planning and Activities

Use your sketches to make paper models for the timeline.

Teaching Outcomes:

  • To use their sketches to make paper models for their timeline

Children will:

  • Put events in chronological order.
  • Use sketches as the basis for a piece of art.
  • Make paper model artworks.

You Will Need

  • Sketchbooks
  • Paper/card
  • Pencils and scissors
  • String
  • Sticky tape
  • PVA glue
  • Split pins.

Weblinks

There are no weblinks needed for this session.