Money Heroes Learning Resource

Printable Resource | Ages 9-11 (KS2)

World of work

Overall time: 75 minutes


Theme |Understanding the role money plays in our lives

Give your child an insight into how adults earn money, and how that money is used, with the opportunity to ask questions.
The activity has three stages: 15mins pre visit, 15 mins visitor questioning, 45 mins post questioning activity.


This activity will cover the following themes from the Young Money Financial Education Planning Framework:

  • Understanding the important role money plays in our lives: Link between work and money, wider community

Learning objectives

This activity will cover the following learning objectives from the Young Money Financial Education Planning Framework:

  • I know that money is deducted from earnings to provide the things we all need
  • I am beginning to understand that the choice I make about work and money will affect my life

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About this activity

Timing: 75 minutes

How do you earn money? How does what you earn affect your spending and saving choices? This activity gives pupils the opportunity to meet adults from a variety of workplaces to help them learn more about the links between work, money and future lifestyle and goals. Inviting a volunteer or outside speaker into the classroom can help this subject ‘come alive’ when they speak from experience, tell personal stories and tackle concepts such as income tax and salaries, in a real-life context.

Key vocabulary

deductions, earn, insurance tax, job, money, national issurance, paid, pension, salary, wages, work

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