Lesson 2: Keeping money safe

Children learn how to keep money in bank accounts safe and discuss how people can access their money when it is in a bank

Before the lesson

Learning objectives

  • To understand how to keep money in bank accounts safe

Statutory guidance

  • 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

Success criteria

Cross-curricular links

Attention grabber

Main event


Pupils needing extra support: May need the safe banking messages reinforced whilst working on the independent activity.


Pupils working at greater depth: Can be challenged to use a creative approach to sharing the safe banking messages. They should also include examples of safer PIN and banking passwords and what to do if anything unusual happens within a bank account.

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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