Lesson 6: Parliament

Children learn how parliament works

Before the lesson

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Learning objective

  • To begin to understand how parliament works

Statutory guidance

  • Democracy is not included in the statutory guidance however the DfE National Framework for Citizenship 2015 says schools should teach What democracy is and about the basic institutions that support it locally and nationally.  
  • Democracy is also one of the fundamental British values.

Success criteria

Cross-curricular links

Attention grabber

Main event


Pupils needing extra support: Can use the Parliament quiz – multiple choice.


Pupils working at greater depth: Can be challenged to use the UK Parliament education websiteto find out more about Parliament.

Wrapping up

Assessing pupils' progress and understanding


Created by:
Sarah Huggins,  
RSE & PSHE specialist
Sarah has over 20 years’ experience in education. Starting as a Primary teacher, Sarah then moved into an advisory role that covered both PSHE education and Citizenship. She delivers courses for teachers, as well as sessions for children and young…
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