Lesson 1: Ways of paying

Children develop an understanding of different types of payment and why people might choose them

Before the lesson

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Learning objective

  • To understand the different ways to pay for things and why people might choose them

Statutory guidance

  • PSHE Association’s Programme of Study for PSHE: Living in the wider world > L17. about the different ways to pay for things and the choices people have about this 

Success criteria

Cross-curricular links

Attention grabber

Main event


Pupils needing extra support: Could use the Activity: Payment methods multiple choice version which features multiple choice options for Part 2. They may also find it easier to have Part 1 as matching cards. 


Pupils working at greater depth: Could be challenged to give two alternative payment methods for each situation and reasons why for both.

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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