British Values Key Stage 2 – It’s The Law!

(1 customer review)


‘A great resource covering difficult concepts of judicial independence and the Rule of Law in an engaging manner’
‘We love the mix of informative text, glossaries, engaging discussion topics and research activities’
Key Stage 2 Teachers, London Primary School

It’s The Law! is an introduction to civil and criminal law of England and how living under the rule of law protects individual citizens. This book explains the separation of power between the executive and the judiciary, and the independence of the courts.

Beautifully illustrated by Zoe Sadler.

ISBN: 978-0-946095-75-9
Format: Paperback or downloadable PDF
Pages: 32
Publication Date: October 2016

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It’s The Law! An easy to understand introduction to the legal system and how living under the rule of law protects individual citizens.

The book chapters are

    • Why do we need rules?
    • Being responsible for your own actions
    • Rules beyond the classroom: The Law of the Land
    • Your voice, your laws: Parliament
    • Meet the judges: the judiciary
    • Don’t Mess with the Judges: Judicial Independence
    • Rough Justice
    • Where laws come from
    • Acts of Parliament
    • The rule of law
    • Criminal law
    • Boundary Issues: Civil Law
    • Do you remember?

Britain is made up of England, Wales and Scotland, and the people who live in these countries are called British. The people of Northern Ireland may also call themselves British and together we make up the United Kingdom. This book is to help you learn about and come to understand some of the British Values we all share.

Part of the British Values series for Key Stage 2 students: Promoting fundamental British values as part of spiritual, moral, social and cultural development. Aimed at Key Stage 2 this new range of books provides key Fundamental British Values content in a highly accessible and enjoyable format.

The British Values Posters The Rule of Law and Democracy in Britain complement the content of this book.

Chris graduated last year from Durham University with a First in English Literature. Prior to this, he attended Hampton School. Since June, he has been a freelance writer and travelled widely through Europe. 

The book’s illustrator Zoe Sadler’s love of reading fairytales and her penchant for an old fashioned dip pen and ink inspire her to create quirky hand drawn illustrations. Brought up on a small Scottish Croft in rural Aberdeenshire she studied at Dundee Univiersity’s renowned Duncan of Jordanstone Collage of Art and left with a degree in Illustration. Zoe now lives and works on the picturesque and inspiring Isle of Wight with her cat Mouse and dog Wilson.

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Weight 0.14 kg

Key Stage 2


British Values


Paperback, PDF

1 review for British Values Key Stage 2 – It’s The Law!

  1. Alex

    “I’ve enjoyed reading about cultures and talking about what makes us different, but what makes us the same too. My grandma came from a Commonwealth country so I really enjoyed learning about how the United Kingdom has grown and changed as people from other countries have come to live here.

    I have been to London and seen the Houses of Parliament and Downing Street and now I know what a MP does and that the PM is elected by us to make sure our country works well. Some people in other countries cannot choose who is in charge and I think it is a shame they can’t have their say in how their country works.”

    Alex, aged 8

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