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Family and Community- Should we always do as we are told?

Our question for this term ‘Should we always do as we are told?’ will be explored through the Catholic Social Teaching lense of Family and Community across the curriculum.


In EBL we explore this through being historians. We will be building on our prior learning from year five to deepen our following history skills: developing a chronologically secure understand of British history, establishing clear narratives, note connections, trends and contrasts over time, understand how our knowledge of the past is constructed from a range of sources and construct thoughtful and informed responses. 


We will be studying the changes in crime and punishment from 1066 to the modern day with our question at the forefront of our mind. We will explore how the justice system has developed in each period of British history and we will be making judgements about the morality behind punishment, including capital punishment. We will be studying martyrs in the history of the church and learning about religion's relationship with the law.


The children will use all of this knowledge at the end of the unit to complete a source analysis around capital punishment in England.


Children will be encouraged to share their own ideas throughout this, allowing them to build curious minds. Throughout this study we will be continually building upon our skills and knowledge. Therefore, our ‘golden nuggets’ of knowledge will be embedded in our long-term memories!