Family Money Twist – Years 3-6

A free online home school financial education programme for 7-11 year olds

Format

3 x 60 minute sessions – Expert-led videos guide children through sessions – Main activity includes games and quizzes – Choice of ‘Make it’; ‘Say it’; or ‘Write it’ task to finish each session

Target Group

7-11 year olds – P4-6 in Scotland

Group Size

Any

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Content

An online independent learning programme that teaches 7-11 year olds the basics of money whilst setting positive money habits.

These financial education resources are designed for direct use by children, with actionable ‘tell/ask/show your parent’ activities to prompt important conversations throughout the home. They can be introduced via families or a teachers’ adapted curriculum.

Three interactive sessions of videos, games and quizzes see children gain budgeting skills and develop an understanding of delayed gratification by creating saving goals.

Sessions cover:

  • Needs and Wants: Where money comes from, and understanding common needs and wants found in the home.
  • How to Budget: Understanding the importance of budgeting, and creating a budget for bedroom decoration.
  • Saving and Delayed Gratification: Exploring the concept of delayed gratification and creating personal saving goals.

The programme involves maths, art, drama and literacy skills. Children can choose a task that compliments their learning style, through age and ability, with our ‘Make it, Say it, or Write it’ options in each session.

In-person and virtual versions are also available along with a online Years 1-2** parent / teacher-led programme.

*P1-2 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