What is LifeSavers?
- A practical financial education programme for state-funded primary schools in England
- Offered FREE to schools because of financial support from Virgin Money and Government
- Aims to offer values-based financial education alongside a savings club for pupils, and a whole community approach to learning about money
- A collaborative partnership between the Archbishop of Canterbury’s Just Finance Foundation and Young Enterprise
The 5 Big Questions
Each year group will be answering one of the big questions about money. This will help children with understanding money and it's value. The activities will enable children to acquire a range of financial skills and knowledge, whilst also exploring how generosity, wisdom, thankfulness and justice can shape their attitudes to, and decisions about money. Lifesavers will be taught during PSHE sessions, making key links to maths. The big questions are below...
EYFS - What can we use our money for?
Year 1 - How can we look after our money?
Year 2 - What can we use our money for?
Year 3- Where does our money come from?
Year 4- How does our money help other people?
Year 4 pupils have been finding out about Fair Trade products. We learnt that by buying Fair Trade products, we can help Fair Trade farmers to earn a fair wage.
Year 5- How can we look after our money?
Year 5 children are responsible for running the bank every Friday. Each week we swap children so all children experience working in the bank.
Year 6- How does money make us feel?