Lesson 3: Risks with money

Pupils learn some of the risks associated with money and what they can do to keep money safe and not waste it

Before the lesson

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Learning objectives

  • To understand some risks associated with money

National curriculum

  • PSHE Association’s Programme of Study for PSHE: Living in the wider world > L22. about risks associated with money (e.g. money can be won, lost or stolen) and ways of keeping money safe and L23. about the risks involved in gambling; different ways money can be won or lost through gambling-related activities and their impact on health, wellbeing and future aspirations

Success criteria

Cross-curricular links

Attention grabber

Main event


Pupils needing extra support: Could discuss their ideas during the continuum activity with an adult or talk partner.


Pupils working at greater depth: Could be given a role to consider in the continuum e.g. imagine you are a big supporter of the charity or you are someone with very little spare money.

Wrapping up

Assessing pupils' progression 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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