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Southfields Primary School

Southfields Primary School

Achieve Economic Wellbeing

This part of the site demonstrates some of the ways in which children and families are supported in achieving economic wellbeing.

We have an enriched curriculum which provides opportunities to develop skills for life long learning and wellbeing. These carefully planned activities take place during lessons, enrichment, clubs and school events. We believe that children need to have the opportunities to practice, learn from each other and together to achieve economic well being. The children learn to communicate well, gain confidence, listen and learn from the world around them, they learn how the world of economy works through sessions which look in detail during their projects they learn to answer these questions

  • Where does money come from?
  • Why don't we make more money when we run out?
  • Why do some countries and people have more money than others?
  • How can we help others to improve their economy?
  • What do different notes look like across the world?
  • Who are the people and places on our and other money/currency?
  • How do we secure our money and make sure it is not easy to copy?
  • What do specific economic terms mean(Cheque, standing order, direct debit, shares, currency etc.)

We hope that the children will develop a knowledge and philosophy of economic wellbeing that will support them in the future.

At the end of the topic the children learn how to manage a home using money and from this they learn to budget and apply what they have learned during the topic.

We also involve the children in business enterprise and they run and manage their own jewellery and sustainable food/plant stall which both make enough money to continue to purchase and sell goods with profit.

  • Healthy Schools
  • Ofsted Outstanding 2011|2012
  • Ofsted Outstanding 2008|2009
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  • Leeds Inclusion Chartermark
  • Arts Council England
  • Financial Management Standard in Schools