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Tuesday 13th April 2021

LC- To understand the rule of law.


   We live in Britain.  People have been living in Britain for thousands and thousands of years. Traditionally, Britain (England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales) has been a Christian community with the majority of people speaking English. However, Britain has always welcomed people from all over the world and now we are a multicultural society. For people to live in a country together, it is important that we all have the same values. 

These are the British values.

For people to live in Britain, we are expected to follow these values.

Today we are going to concentrate on the rule of law.


Why do we have laws?

What may happen if we didn't have laws?

What are the school laws / rules?

What are some of the laws in Britain?

Are rules always fair for all?

What may happen if we break the law?


Spend some time talking to the people around you to see if you can answer these questions.

Click on the image below and watch the video.

What is the difference between a rule and a law?



A law is a rule made by the government that tells people what they can and cannot do in the country


Which of these are rules and which are laws?


  •  You mustn't talk in assembly

  • 30mph speed limit on residential roads

  • A person must be 16 years old before they can apply for a driving licence

  • No playing in the street when it’s dark

  • No running in the corridor

  • A person must be over 18 years old to vote in an election

 Complete the Seesaw activity about some of our laws.

On the left is a law. On the right, you need to write what you think would happen if that law hadn't been agreed.