Lesson 3: Wants and needs

Children develop an understanding about why saving money is important and can help to buy the things we want

Before the lesson

Learning objective

  • Understanding how saving can help us to buy the things we want.

Statutory guidance

  • 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: Could work with a partner to write down their ideas in the character scenario.


Pupils working at greater depth: Can be challenged to express a greater range of ideas about the advantages or disadvantages of saving.

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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