The Five Big Questions enable pupils to explore all the things we can do with our money; spend, save, give, lend, invest and borrow. The activities are designed to stimulate a lively discussion, stretching pupils to use their higher order thinking skills and empathy as they explore the role of money in our lives.
The Five Big Questions About Money can be delivered flexibly to suit the requirements of individual schools with guidance on how they can be used with pupils of different ages and abilities. They also highlight opportunities to link the classroom learning to a school savings club, making financial education real.
The learning objectives are listed at the beginning of each Big Question and mapped to the Financial Education Primary Planning Framework. This sets out key areas of financial knowledge, skills and attitudes across four core areas of learning: how to manage money; becoming a critical consumer; managing risk and emotions; and how finance plays an important part in peopleâ€™s lives.
The Five Big Questions have achieved the Financial Education Quality Mark, having been independently assessed by experts and found to be both financially accurate and of the highest educational value.
The Big Questions contain a series of theme-based activities, each of which takes approximately one hour to deliver, and offers homework and extension opportunities to enhance pupilsâ€™ learning and extend it beyond the classroom.
In this Big Question, pupils look at where our money comes from, including why we work and how much different jobs are paid. Other ways of getting money, such as being given it as a gift, or winning, finding or borrowing it, are also considered.Download this resource Download all 5
In this Big Question, children explore how to look after money, including the benefits of saving and the risks of borrowing. They also learn how to look after money safely and keep track of it, helping them make the most of the money they have.Download this resource Download all 5