Lesson 1: Attitudes to money

Understanding attitudes and feelings around money; writing and performing a short play that shows how people react to and feel about different money situations.

Before the lesson

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Learning objectives

  • To understand attitudes and feelings around money

National curriculum

  • PSHE Association’s Programme of Study for PSHE: Living in the wider world L18. to recognise that people have different attitudes towards saving and spending money; what influences people’s decisions; what makes something ‘good value for money’ and L24. to identify the ways that money can impact on people’s feelings and emotions

Success criteria

Cross-curricular links

Attention grabber

Main event


Pupils needing extra support: May require additional support to develop their role play, e.g. talking through the range of feelings people might experience.


Pupils working at greater depth: Challenge to demonstrate conflicting feelings about their money event e.g. excited about a lottery win but worried about friends’ reaction and who they can then trust.

Wrapping up

Assessing pupils' progression and understanding


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Sarah Huggins,  
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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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