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Payments: past, present and future is one of five lesson plans belonging to our primary school financial literacy content for ages 7-11 in P4-7 or Years 3-6 to teach children about money, whilst developing Core Transferable skills. All resources in the suite have been awarded the Young Money Quality Mark. We recommend that you start with Samir’s birthday budget challenge and then complete the remaining four lessons in any order, alternatively you can use them as standalone resources.
The Payments: past, present and future lesson encourages pupils to explore and discuss the various payment methods of the past, including bartering and livestock, and gets them to think about what the future of money could look like. It helps to develop the core transferable skills of creativity and communication during a writing task, focusing on keeping money safe and planning their own budget.
The activity requires access to a screen and is designed to be completed as a class, either in the classroom or remotely.
By the end of the lesson pupils will be able to:
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