Lesson 4: Looking after money

Children learn that banks look after money, certain features of different banks and the benefits of bank accounts

Before the lesson

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Learning objective

  • Understand that banks look after money and the benefits of bank accounts

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: Need not complete the ‘Other information’ column in the Activity: Bank account information sheet. Some answers could also be added for them if necessary.


Pupils working at greater depth: Should be challenged to answer the ‘Other information’ column in the Activity: Bank accounts information sheet.

Wrapping up

Assessing pupils' progress and understanding


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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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