Y5/6 Lesson 5 (Cycle A): Marriage

Learning about different types of marriage and the history of marriage in England.

Learning objective

  • To understand the concept of marriage

Statutory guidance

  • Pupils should know that marriage represents a formal and legally recognised commitment of two people to each other which is intended to be lifelong.

Success criteria

Cross-curricular links

Before the lesson

Classroom resources

Attention grabber

Main event


Pupils needing extra support: May need access to the Presentation: History of marriage when putting their poster together. Can focus their poster on facts about marriage today (for example what it is, who can and cannot get married, where you can get married).


Pupils working at greater depth: Could do additional research for their posters to find other relevant facts.

Wrapping up

Assessing pupils' progress and understanding


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