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