Yesterday you explored the vocabulary and language used in phrases for the poem The Highwayman.
No you have a better understanding of the text and have hopefully gained greater meaning, read the poem and answer the questions below.
How much have you understood?
It's lunchtime already!
I hope you are having something healthy, nutritious and tasty!
As part of our Crime and Punishment topic this term we have been looking at the awful crimes of Richard III. Connected with this, we are now going to learn about other crimes and punishment of this time period.
At the beginning of the year, linked with this theme, we looked at class and school rules, rewards and consequences and in PSHE we have discussed the importance of having rules in order to give some order and structure, and so that everyone knows what is expected - it might seem tempting but it could be chaos if we didn't have some rules and laws in society! Honest!
Let's learn about the lawless times wrapped around the reign of Richard III - as we found out, he committed a lot of awful, atrocities towards his friends and family members in his two short years of power when he was on the thrown.
I wonder what it would have been like to live/survive in such times?
Let's see what happened in the Middle Ages!
Oh dear! I spy a link to our maths as well - some percentages - what was the most frequent crime committed?
Record your answers in your books (those in school) and on paper or on a slideshow (for those at home).
Did you enjoy the role play; playing judge and jury?
Were you lenient or strict in your judgements?
It''s quite a responsibility to make life-changing decisions, isn't it?
So, in the Middle Ages they did have some laws. In your opinion, were they effective?
Complete the independent activity below, giving your justified thoughts and opinions.
Try to use examples/quotes from the information and scenarios in the presentation.
If time allows, (in school) explore the Crime and Punishment selection of books to learn more about our topic in preparation for next week, or (at home) research some interesting and gruesome facts from the 1450s onwards!
Create a fact file.