Money and Me

Free PSHE scheme of work for primary schools (key stages 1 and 2).

‘Money and Me’ is a free, 12-lesson teaching resource that introduces young people to how money and the economy works. We created it in partnership with educational experts at Beano and Tes. 

These lessons aim to help young people gain the knowledge, skills and confidence they need to manage money now and in the future. You can use them to support your school’s PSHE (Personal, Social, Health and Economic) curriculum.

What does the resource include?

The resource includes lesson plans, presentations, activities, games and a supporting teacher guide. It can be used as part of a complete scheme of work, a cross-curricular project, or financial education week.

Money and Me explores a range of different topics from the history of money to contactless payments. 

It features familiar Beano characters (Dennis, Gnasher and Minnie) in real-life situations that involve making decisions about money.

Each lesson introduces key economic concepts that young people can explore and discuss. This will help to build their confidence, critical thinking and decision-making skills.

The 12 lessons can be taught in any order within a key stage, phase or level.

Key Stage 1

Lesson 1: All about money. Introducing money, symbols, change and values 

Key Stage 2 (lower)

Lesson 2: What is money? Explaining the importance of money and currency 
Lesson 3: What’s new with money? Introducing different methods of payment 
Lesson 4: What can I do with money? Teaching the different things pupils can do with their money 

Key Stage 2 (upper)

Lesson 5: Introduction to banking. Teaching what banks are and how they make money 
Lesson 6: What is the Bank of England? Introducing the role of the Bank of England 
Lesson 7: Why do prices change over time? Exploring supply and demand and their impact on price changes 
Lesson 8: Why is money so important? Exploring money decisions and their impact 
Lesson 9: Managing my money. Teaching how to successfully budget
Lesson 10: How can I keep my money safe? Understanding how to avoid scams 
Lesson 11: What is debt? Understanding debt in all its forms 
Lesson 12: Ethical spending. Explaining the importance of ethical spending

The Money and Me programme is linked to the English, Northern Irish, Scottish and Welsh curricula, including:

  • PSHE
  • maths and numeracy
  • skills for life
  • learning and work
  • social studies

It supports the Financial Education Planning Framework and has been accredited by Young Money.

Young money has given us their financial education quality mark and Money and Me is a recommended financial education resource
This page was last updated 16 July 2020

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