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KS1 Basic Risk and Return Lesson Plan

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This teaching resource (lesson plan, presentation slides and worksheets) for ages 6 to 8 will help pupils learn what happens when money is lost or stolen and what that means for the money we have left. It will also provide an insight into how banks give interest on money when it is put into a savings account.

By the end of the lesson, students should be able to:

  • Understand and deal with the consequences of losing money
  • List the benefits of keeping money in a bank.
With just 5-10 minutes of preparation needed, the lesson plan consists of:
    • Teaching guide with:
      • A list of required resources & materials – most of which, are provided
      • Clearly defined learning objectives and outcomes
      • Step-by-step teaching instructions
      • Suggested teaching scripts with links to relevant presentation slides, and discussion questions
      • Activities and corresponding photocopiable worksheets
      • Homework/extension worksheets - to further enhance the lesson and challenge your students with real-life scenarios that provide practical money management skill-building opportunities.
    • Colourful presentation slides - to supplement your classroom teaching and engage the pupils
    • Pre and post evaluation questionnaires - to help you measure the effectiveness of this or any other financial literacy programme.

This lesson plan is intended for use in a range of settings, by educators who want to address basic money management issues, or add financial literacy to their curriculum and range of skills taught. It may be particularly relevant if you are a:

  • Teacher
  • After-school educational services provider
  • Homeschooler
  • Youth worker
Format: 5 PDF Documents:
  • Lesson Plan/Teaching Guide
  • Presentations slides
  • 1 Pre-Evaluation Questionnaire
  • 1 Post Evaluation Questionnaire
  • 2-Page Pre/Post Evaluation Questionnaire Guide.