Teacher Toolkit

This Teacher Toolkit is designed to give you access to a range of Young Enterprise and Young Money resources suitable for use with children and young people as part of their home-learning. There are some resources suitable for all ages, and others specifically for primary or secondary and post-16.

  • All Ages
  • Primary
  • Secondary & Post-16
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My Money Week (KS1 to KS5)

My Money Week aims to get young people aged 4 – 19 excited and interested in financial matters. Each year we provide brand new resources, materials and ideas for financial education.

There are a whole host of materials from previous My Money Week’s that can be used in the home to prompt discussion and to support more practical activities.

Activity Idea: The 2017 resources contain downloadable newspapers which cover a range of money topics. Why not task your students with reviewing the Dr Poundsenpence advice column and see if they agree with the advice being offered or if they would suggest something else?

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Young Money Challenge (KS1 to KS4)

Young people will explore how we can save the planet while saving money at the same time. Challenge entries can be submitted via our digital entry form from the 26th January till the deadline on the 31st March.

There are three Challenge Packs (for ages 4-7, 7-11 and 11-19) which provide ideas and activities for children to undertake independently or with their family’s support.

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Learning about Money at Home (KS1 to KS5)

These resources support a 90-minute workshop, designed to help families explore money learning in the home, improving both their children’s financial capability and in turn, their own too.

The workshop could be run remotely with parents/carers, discovering ways to include their children in everyday discussions and actions related to money. Individual sections from within the workshop can be delivered as standalone activities.

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Vault (KS2 to KS3)

The Vault website by EVERFI teaches nine to 11-year-olds how to make smart financial decisions and the basics of budgeting. Pupils learn how to distinguish between their needs and wants, are taught what a payslip looks like and how interest can make our savings grow.

Having already reached more than 340,000 children in the US and Canada, Vault; a visually engaging resource has now been adapted to help build financial foundations for students in the UK.

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Financial Skills (KS1 to KS5)

This resource from Lloyds Bank Academy covers essential knowledge, skills and attitudes for making sensible decisions about money; it encourages children and young adults to be thoughtful, confident and positive when looking after their finances.

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MoneyReady (KS2 to KS4)

The team at MoneyReady online course, differentiated for Key Stages 2, 3 and 4, which provides a range of modules to develop attitudes to, skills for, and knowledge of personal finance. The resource includes a dashboard for teachers/parents to enable tracking of student’s progress.

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Fiver from Home (KS1/KS2)

Fiver from Home allows children to imagine what business they could create with just a £5 note.

Using the Fiver from Home workbook and the guiding documents, children will be able to imagine, remotely research, and plan a business that starts with a hypothetical £5, creating a logo and a sales pitch along the way.

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Money-matics (KS1/KS2)

This resource explores ways to approach the subject of financial education as part of primary maths lessons.

Activity Idea – page 13: This activity asks pupils to consider the cost of redecorating a room in their home.

This is a great opportunity for pupils to use maths in their home by researching options for redecorating their bedroom or the space where they are doing their school work while at home.

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Drip, Drip, Drip (KS1/KS2)

The 8 activities in this resource explore the links between water and money, which allows pupils to see the true value of water and the impact that efficient water use can also have on our money.

Activity 5: Reducing Your Water Bill considers ways in which water usage and cost can be reduced, without impacting on needs.

The real-life learning in this activity makes it ideal to complete within the home, especially with the support of a parent/carer. Also, every activity in Drip, Drip, Drip contains homework assignments at the end of the lesson plan.

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Tenner from Home (KS3/KS4)

Tenner from Home allows students to imagine what business they could create with just a £10 note.

Using the Tenner from Home guide and accompanying work sheets, students are able to imagine, remotely research and plan a business that starts with a hypothetical £10, creating a logo and a sales pitch along the way.

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Your Money Matters (KS3/KS4)

The Your Money Matters textbook has been designed for use with young people age 13 – 16 but covers a range of subjects relevant to 16+. To provide additional support to practitioners there is an accompanying Teacher’s Guide contained within the download.

Activity Idea – pages 40-44 of the textbook provide an overview of budgeting, including how to make a cash sheet. Using the tips and advice available in the book, have students create a cash sheet. This could be written down or digital.

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Spending Sense - SEN Resource (KS3/KS4)

Spending Sense is a flexible resource aimed at supporting young people with mild to moderate special educational needs. The resource aims to develop their understanding of managing their money, making financial decisions, staying safe online and the world of work.

Activity Idea – Chapter 2.1 Eat well for less explores the importance of healthy eating within a budget by having young people plan and cost a pizza meal.

With support from a parent or carer, children could compare the cost of ingredients that go into making a pizza compared with buying from an online delivery service.

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Introducing Financial Mathematics (KS4)

This resource puts personal finance into context by providing a range of activities exploring many key issues, including savings and investments, currency exchange and income.

Activity Idea – Topic 6: Money – Being enterprising with it asks students to simulate setting up an ice-cream business. In the lead-up to this, they undertake a geometric investigation into volumes related to ice creams and a monetary investigation into costs.

Students can put together a business plan using the supporting PDF worksheets. Teams can be formed and operate remotely.

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Leadership Competition (KS4/KS5)

We have teamed up with Telos Partners to offer a written entry competition based around ‘leadership’. Entries can be up to 2,000 words and the deadline for entry is 18th May 2020.

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Money Management (KS4/KS5)

There are 8 sessions in the Money Management series, each exploring an important topic for students preparing to leave school.

Example – Banking Options: This session considers the reasons that people use bank accounts as a place to keep their money. It looks at the range of options available, and how decisions can be made appropriate to an individual’s circumstances.

Resource 2: Choosing a current account provides 3 case studies of people looking to open a bank account. This activity will give students a foundation of what they should consider when they decide to open a personal bank account.

Once the students have considered the questions on the worksheet, have them research online for a bank account which suits their situation best.

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Student Loans Decoded (KS5)

This video guide aims to help young people understand the English student finance system and the real impact of higher education on both students’ and parents’ pockets. It comes with a teacher guide with activity plans for each chapter.

There’s an extension activity at the end of each section which could be completed at home, and there is a handout for students and parents on the last page.

Advisory Service

We run a free Advisory Service for teachers, parents and any one working with children and young people. Get in touch for ideas and advice about home learning activities and resources.

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