Lesson 3: Banks and building societies

Developing an understanding of the benefits of banks and building societies.

Have ready

Learning objective

  • To understand the benefits of banks and building societies

National curriculum

  • The National Curriculum states that ‘All schools should make provision for personal, social, health and economic education (PSHE)’

Success criteria

Cross-curricular links

Attention grabber

Main event


Pupils needing extra support: Would benefit from working in a group with someone who has experienced going to a bank and should undertake a more simple part in the role play, such as withdrawing money from their account. 

Pupils working at greater depth: Can be challenged to role-play a greater range of activities in the bank.

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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