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Hello, everybody.

PC Hughes here, the police officer.

There has been a crime.

So put on your police hat.

Jump into your police car and let's go solve it! Because today we're going to understand what a police officer does.

There will be three lessons on police officers.

Number one with me, PC Hughes, number two with DCI Sidenius and number three with Superintendent Garrard.

They're excited to have you on our mission.

In this lesson, we will listen to a story, find out what a police officer does, and then it is your turn to solve the crime.

You have all of the tools you need.

You're going to need your listening ears.

You're going to need your brain to solve the crime.

And you're going to need some paper and a pencil to make notes.

I'm going to use my clipboard to put some paper on so I can make notes as I travel around my house.

Pause the video here.

Get what you need and restart when you're ready.

Let's begin by listening to a story.

This story is about a police officer called Hedd.

Everybody say hello Hedd! And the story is called, Hedd Saves the Day.

It was Hedd's first day as a police officer.

She got up really excited putting on her uniform.

She puts on her navy blue coat.

She put on her hard hat and she puts on the police radio.

Hedd had a great first morning out and about helping people in her community.

She helps the little boy who had gotten lost by ringing his mum and finding her.

The little boy was so happy when he got home safe but then just as she was finishing her lunch, Her radio phone went ring ring, ring ring.

Hedd answered the phone.

PC Hedd speaking, how can I help? On the other end was a very upset, very angry shopkeeper.

There had been a crime in his shop and somebody had walked in and taken money out of the tell.

Hedd got in her police car and rushed to the crime scene.

When she got there, she put on her gloves, so she didn't have to touch anything.

And she went inside.

Inside the shop was a complete mess.

Hedd used her magnifying glass to look for clues.

Hedd put tape around some footprints on the floor.

She measured them and realised they were so big.

They must belong to an adult.

Hedd found a trail of coins going out towards the door.

So she noted down what route the criminal has taken.

Hedd spoke to the shopkeeper and ask lots of questions and noted down the information so that she knew who she was looking for.

The shopkeeper told her that the burglar had a blue and white stripey top and a mask.

Just then Hedd looked outside and peeping out from behind the bushes Was a grown up in a mask with a blue and white stripey top.

It was the thief.

When Hedd saw him, he started to run.

So Hedd got in her police car and she put on the blue flashing nightlight and the siren so she could drive really fast.

And eventually she caught the thief.

The thief was arrested and put into jail.

The thief had lots of time to think and felt really sorry that he'd ever tried to steal anything.

Hedd went back out into the community for her second day and became known as one of the best police officers in town.

The end.

Your turn.

Wow, Hedd had a really busy day.

Can you name any of the thing that Hedd did as a police officer.

Tell your screen.

Hedd did lots of different things.

Remember in the morning she helped a little boy to find his mum.

Hedd took lots of notes at the crime scene and looked for clues.

Hedd got in a police car and chased the thief and Hedd arrested the thief.

Police officers are very helpful people.

And there's so many parts to their job.

So let's think now about what police officers do.

Being a police officer is a job.

It is something that we do to earn money.

Can you think of any other jobs? Tell your screen.

That's right.

Things like being a doctor or a pilot or a builder or a cashier.

They are all jobs.

They're all things you do to earn money.

And being a police officer is the job we are learning about today.

Police officers have a very important job.

Their job is to prevent, to stop and detect crime, to keep people safe.

Say that with me.

Police officers prevent and detect crime to keep people safe.

And that looks like lots of different things.

Police officers catch criminals.

They find out who has committed a crime and they may arrest them or put them in jail.

What else do the police officer do? Use the pictures to help you and tell your screen Police officers you thought of loads of different things.

Police officers also help us if we are lost or stuck, just like the little boy in Hedd's story.

If you are lost or you are stuck or you can't see your grownup, somebody wearing a police uniform with a special badge is a safe person to help ask to help you.

Police officers help people who are lost or stuck.

And police officers like Hedd solve crimes.

They do that by looking for clues.

Now police officers wear different things.

Some police officers are undercover.

That means you can't tell they're a police officer and they wear their own clothes.

But some police officers like the ones you see in your community have a special uniform.

Let's take a look at what they wear.

Point to the picture on the screen.

What can you see this police officer wearing? Tell your screen.

They are wearing That's right.

The police officers are wearing a special hard hat with a badge.

That hat helps to tell us that they are a police officer.

And it also helps to keep the police officers head safe.

It has a badge on the front which tells them if they are parts of the metropolitan police, the UK police Let's follow the next arrow.

What do you think this is? It's a police radio so that the police can talk to each other and send messages to each other.

That's really important if they're working far apart from each other.

What about this arrow? You're right, it is a jacket but it's a special kind of jacket.

It's called a high visibility or high vis jacket.

These silver stripes glow in the dark meaning that we can see police officers, even when it's dark.

And they were thick trousers and hard boots.

So that if they're in a busy place where they might get hurt, their boots are strong and protect them.

Now let's think about how police officers travel.

Some police officers walk around the community.

And they don't need to be in a car to do that job then.

But some police officers need to go a bit further and they need to use a special vehicle.

What vehicles can you see that police officers travel in? Tell your screen.

You might recognise this police car.

It has a blue and yellow pattern on this side.

And it has blue sirens on the top.

That means that it can go really fast.

And the blue flashing lights and the sirens tell people that the police car is coming.

Sometimes when there are large groups of people, police officers might ride a horse, which is a bit safer for them to use in big crowds.

And it means they can see things because they're really high up.

And some police officers may use a helicopter if they're looking down at the ground to try and find somebody.

Now you've almost completed your police training but before we solve the crime, let's just recap what we've learned.

Using the pictures on the screen to help you, pause the screen and say, all right, what a police officer's role is.

what uniform some police officers wear and how police officers travel.

Pause the screen now.

Well done everybody.

I heard some great answers.

Lots of you remembered that their role was to prevent and detect crime to keep us safe.

You gave lots of different examples.

When we thought about the uniform, we thought about police officers hard hats, their radio and their high visibility jacket so they can be seen.

And lots of you remembered lots of different ways that police officers travel like their police car with the flashing sirens and their police horses and the helicopters.

Now that you finished your police training, you can put on your shiny police badge and help me to solve the crime.

A crime is to do something that is forbidden.

It's to do something that is that might be stealing something, that might be vandalising something, which means to ruin somebody's property or it might be something else that is forbidden.

It is against the law.

What crimes can you think of? Tell your screen.

You thought of lots of different crimes.

Crimes are not something we want to commit.

The police solve crime.

Let's look at some ways that they do it.

Police solve crimes by taping around the scene.

Taping around the area where the crime happened so that nobody can get in.

And they can take pictures of all of the clues that they have.

The police will look for clues.

And they might lead interviews.

They might talk to people who they think might have done it or who were there.

Here are two clues that you might find at a crime scene.

You might find somebody with ink all over their hands.

And if something has been vandalised that might tell us that that person has committed the crime because they haven't got the ink off their hands.

Let's look at the footprints.

If you found these footprints at a crime scene, what clue would they give us as to who's done it? Tell your screen.

That's really tricky to think like a police officer, but I heard some great ideas.

Their footprints tells the size of the person who's committed the crime's feet.

They might tell us what shoes they were wearing.

We can see a pattern on the bottom of these shoes.

You're wearing shoes, look at your shoes.

Are they the same pattern? Probably not.

They'd be different.

If there are lots of footprints they might tell us the direction that the criminal has gone in.

So just this pair of footprints on the ground can give us so many clues.

Now, there has been a crime.

When I went into school yesterday, I came back after my lunch and there was paint everywhere.

The classroom had been vandalised.

And here are the clues that I found.

I know that the crime happened.

The crime happened by somebody who has a small paw because I found small paw print in the paint.

I know it happened at lunchtime because it's the only time in the day when I wasn't in the classroom.

And I found some blonde hair which means that it was an animal with blonde hair.

Now, I need to think of all the teddy who were in my classroom and think who could have done that.

And this is where I need your help.

I need you to think about all of your teddies or even pets at home.

And I need you to ask them some questions to find out if it was any of them that committed the crime.

Here are some questions you might like to ask your teddies.

You might like to say, can I measure your paw? Where were you at lunchtime? Or you might want to check what colour their hair is.

If you find out who's committed the crime and you'd like to let me know, please ask your parent or carer to share your work on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter, tagging Oak national and #LearnwithOak.

Thank you so much for training to be police officers with me.

And I look forward to you helping me with solving the crime, have a great day, everybody, and remember stay safe.