Family Money Twist – Years 1 & 2

A free online home school financial education programme for 5-7 year olds – Led by families or teachers

Format

Videos, quizzes and activities for 5 x 30 minute sessions – Includes a Save-o-saurus Rex money poster to work towards a savings goal over the sessions – Can be incorporated into adapted curriculums

Target Group

5-7 year olds – P1 & 2 in Scotland

Group Size

Any

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Content

A highly interactive free digital financial education programme – designed to help children set positive money habits and mind-sets from an early age.

Created by experts, activities, including games, videos and role play, gets the family talking about personal finance. These sessions improve children’s understanding of the value of money and delayed gratification by making spending and saving decisions and gaining rewards.

This package of support brings money to the dinner table and tackles often difficult topics such as income and the household finances. Research shows lifelong money habits can be formed by the age of 7.

Sessions cover:

  • Where Money Comes From: Ways of earning money.
  • Practical Value: The cost of everyday items and the value of things in a home.
  • Needs and Wants: Understanding needs and wants, making choices with money and resisting temptation.
  • Keeping Track of Money: Why it is important to keep track of spending and how to do it.
  • Saving: Why it is important to save.

Family Money Twist involves maths, drawing, literacy skills and drama. It helps children start their financial education journey and build on new knowledge in a fun and structured way.

We also offer an online Years 3-6* and Years 7-9** independent learning programme.

These digital products complement our Money Twist primary school offering, a series of sessions for both upper and lower Key Stage 2 pupils, delivered directly by our expert trainers.

*P4-6 **S1-2 in Scotland

Family Money Twist is partially funded by Kickstart Money via The Centre for Financial Capability.

Case Studies

From opening a first bank account and trading in real markets, to moving out of care and into independent living, MyBnk’s financial education workshops pack a BIG punch!

"It makes maths real!" Improving teens numeracy skills by understanding investment

“My Mind Has Been Blown!" - Shannon, 8, opens her first bank account and starts her savings journey

"Learning to live independently taught me I had worth" Leaving care and dodging bankruptcy

Impact After Our Programmes

68

Of pupils who would not delay gratification, now would

70

Of pupils are now pursuing a savings goal

87

Of teachers said pupils now know financial decisions have consequences

“Don’t let making a living prevent you from making a life.” – John Wooden

Fiona Montgomery

Head of School Age Education

"A fool and their money is soon parted".

Nick Smith-Patel

Head of Young Adult Education

"Never confuse the size of your paycheck with the size of your talent".

Laura Mattson

Quality & Training Manager

“The tragedy of life doesn’t lie in not reaching your goal. The tragedy lies in having no goal to reach.” —Benjamin E. Mayes

Kate Entwistle

Education Officer

"If money go before, all ways do lie open" (Shakespeare)

Emily Weldin

Education Officer

"There are people who have money and people who are rich". [Coco Chanel]

Wendy Grace

Education officer

Andreu Quintana

Regional Education Officer - Scotland

"Better spend an extra hundred or two on your son's education, than leave it him in your will." ~ The Mill on the Floss by George Eliot

Gemma Orr

Regional Education Officer - Scotland

"The more you LEARN the more you EARN".

Laura Ellis

Regional Education Officer - South

"If money is the sea, learn to ride the waves".

Jade Jennings

Partnership Manager

"Your future depends on what you do today" - Mahatma Gandhi

Sylwia Szymanska

Education Coordinator