Lesson 4: Impact of spending

Children learn about the ethics of spending using examples of positive choices which we can make to have a bigger impact

Before the lesson

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Learning objective

  • To begin to recognise how ethics can influence our spending decisions

Statutory guidance

  • Nothing relevant to this lesson

Success criteria

Cross-curricular links

Attention grabber

Main event


Pupils needing extra support: May need help to select the positive choices they focus on.  


Pupils working at greater depth: Can look in more detail about some of the choices they know less about and find out why these are a positive choice.

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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