As a class, we read through a number of case studies. We used the scenarios to debate whether the law and punishments were fair and just. The class were split into Anglo Saxons (the Proposition) and modern British citizens (the opposition). After that, we compared them to the modern British Justice System.
Matilda: "When we were debating it was important that we used our oracy skills well. We gave eye contact, stood up straight, used pace and tone and volume well so that we could be heard and understood. We tried to use ambitious vocabulary and listen to other peoples' point of view. We are also learning to challenge respectfully rather than shouting our objection."