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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 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.

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.

The resource was named finalist in the International Association of Currency Affairs Best Public Education Program category for 2015. 

We hope that you enjoy using Coins in the Classroom.


Literacy Coin Lesson Plan

Literacy (24045 KB)


Maths Coin Lesson Plan

Maths (20291 KB)


Science Coin Lesson Plan

Science (16951 KB)


Geography Coin Lesson Plan

Geography (40499 KB)

Art & Design

Art and Design Coin Lesson Plan

Art and Design (27780 KB)