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Topical Tuesdays: Party Rules - KS2 News Story and Reading and Writing Activity Sheet from The Week Junior

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Prime Minister Boris Johnson is facing an investigation into whether his staff broke the rules last Christmas by going to Christmas parties. This resources pack includes an article from The Week Junior magazine, along with a sheet of activities designed to get children thinking, talking and writing about what the story means to them.

There is a widely held feeling that all politicians are less than honest from time to time. But should there be a stronger insistence on them telling the truth? Or should we just trust them to do the best job they can for the country and not worry if they show that they are “only human” from time to time? After all, we can always vote them out of office at the next election. What do you think?

Writing challenges

Write a set of rules or instructions for a well-known party game.


It’s polite to thank someone for throwing a party. However, if that party should not have happened in the first place, that might be quite tricky. So, your challenge is to write a thank you letter for a lovely party, but word it as if it is something else that would be allowed under Covid rules.


The Prime Minister’s official residence is 10 Downing Street. Who was the first Prime Minister to live there and when?

Find the entire series of Topical Tuesday resources to download here.

What is The Week Junior?

The Week Junior magazine looks at current affairs and helps children make sense of the world, provides context and clarity to complex issues, improves general knowledge and encourages discussion and debate.

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