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In your exploration of Coins in the Classroom you will be accompanied by some real-life characters from the Royal Mint. More

Coins in the classroom

This exciting new resource has been designed to allow you and your pupils to explore the world of coins - their history, design and manufacture - through
creative activities tailored to the National Curriculum for England and Wales.

Each of the 6 lessons in this pack comes complete with teachers’ notes, lesson plans, fact files, worksheets and whiteboard resource. Covering Maths, Literacy, Science, Art and Design, Design and Technology and Geography, each lesson uses coins as a starting point from which pupils can explore, discover and learn about these often over-looked objects in their pockets.

Across the resource pupils will consider key questions: What are coins? How are they made? What are they made from? What do the designs on coins mean and why are they chosen? Who uses coins and why? They will also use and develop a wide range of skills; from designing, planning and creative writing, to careful measuring, recording, results analysis and evaluation.

The resource has been designed to complement the curriculum at Key Stage 2 but can be easily adapted for Key Stage 3 using the curriculum links outlined in each lesson.

We hope that you enjoy using Coins in the Classroom.


Literacy Coin Lesson Plan

Literacy Literacy (24045 KB)


Maths Coin Lesson Plan

Maths Maths (20291 KB)


Science Coin Lesson Plan

Science Science (16951 KB)


Geography Coin Lesson Plan

Geography Geography (40499 KB)

Art & Design

Art and Design Coin Lesson Plan

Art and Design Art and Design (27780 KB)