Year 5 – Rights and Responsibilities

This week in SMSC year 5 children have been developing their understanding of rights and responsibilities. 

Children learnt about the human rights.

All human beings are entitled to:

  • Freedom
  • Equality
  • Freedom from discrimination
  • Freedom from Slavery
  • Freedom from torture
  • Treated equally in the law
  • Equal protection from the law
  • Right to select government
  • Right to security
  • Right to work and workers rights
  • Responsibilities to your community
  • Fair trial
  • Right to privacy
  • Right to nationality
  • Right to move within your own country
  • Right to claim asylum in others
  • Right to own property
  • Right to religious freedom
  • Right to freedom of speech

Which of these rights is most important to you and why?

What is the difference between a right and a responsibility?

What responsibilities do you have?

Why was the human rights act created?

In our lesson we looked at the issue of slavery and how it is still happening in the UK today.

How does this make you feel?

We spoke about William Wilberforce and his role in the abolition of slavery.

What can you tell me about William Wilberforce? 

60 thoughts on “Year 5 – Rights and Responsibilities

  1. Which of these rights is most important to you and why?

    The right that i think is most important is equality and freedom because i believe everyone should have equal rights and no one should get discriminated.There is no point of some people being billionaires and others homeless we should help people who are in this position.Also i think freedom is very important because no one should be controlled by others.we have our own right and we are no ones property.

    What is the difference between a right and a responsibility?

    A right is something that everyone is entitled to and none could take their legal rights of them. Whereas a responsibility is something that you have to do and you are responsible for your actions.

    What responsibilities do you have?

    We have the responsibility to be a good person and to be kind to everyone.Also to keep the environment clean and when you see litter you should pick it up as this can reflect your personality

    Why was the human rights act created?

    Human rights were created for everyones benefit so people hove the right to live and so they do not be controlled by others.

  2. I think the most important right is living we’re ever you want.
    A right is I that you can do it and responsibility is you can take care of it.
    I have a responsibility for my iPad pencils and everything I own .
    It was created so you don’t get bossed around by People.
    William Wilber force was a man in England that stoped slaver around the uk but people still capture slaves today.

  3. i think the most inportant right is right to move with in your own country because if you are in danger you can escape from the danger
    a right is when you are doing something and nobody can stop you and a responsibility is when you bring something to school and it brakes it is your responsibility
    my responsibility is to get ready for school early and clean my room
    The Human Rights Act is a UK law passed in 1998. It means that you can defend your rights in the UK courts and that public organisations (including the Government, the Police and local councils) must treat everyone equally, with fairness, dignity and respect.
    The practice still continues today in one form or another in every country in the world. From women forced into prostitution, children and adults forced to work in agriculture, domestic work, or factories and sweatshops producing goods for global supply chains, entire families forced to work for nothing to pay off generational debts; or girls forced to marry older men, the illegal practice still blights contemporary world.
    William Wilberforce (24 August 1759 – 29 July 1833) was an English politician, philanthropist, and a leader of the movement to abolish the slave trade. A native of Kingston upon Hull, Yorkshire, he began his political career in 1780, eventually becoming the independent Member of Parliament for Yorkshire (1784–1812). In 1785, he became an Evangelical Christian, which resulted in major changes to his lifestyle and a lifelong concern for reform.
    In 1787, he came into contact with Thomas Clarkson and a group of anti-slave-trade activists, including Granville Sharp, Hannah More and Charles Middleton. They persuaded Wilberforce to take on the cause of abolition, and he soon became one of the leading English abolitionists. He headed the parliamentary campaign against the British slave trade for twenty years until the passage of the Slave Trade Act of 1807

  4. I think the important right is freedom from slavery because you don’t earn any money. I also think praying is important because we worship to our God and if we don’t our God will not like us that much.

  5. william willberforce was born on 24th augast 1759.

    In 1780 willberforce became member of parliment for hull , and he served as as MP until 1812

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