A Fair Day's Pay

KS2

This unit centres on Debbie Clayton's payslip. Children will explore why deductions, such as income tax, are taken from earnings. Learning the purpose of what central and local taxation pays for.

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Lesson plans

Lesson 1: Paying for Pride Place KS2

Using the payslip and the deductions factsheet, children explore the terms used and what they mean. They then explore the map of Pride Place to find out how services are paid for, focusing on the deductions made on the payslip. They will consider the national and local taxation that allows us to spread the cost for our communities.

Lesson 2: Paying together KS2

Extending from lesson 1, children manage a community fund and allocate it to the services in Pride Place, exploring budgets and priorities.

Lesson 3: How can I help? KS2

Children will explore personal responsibility within a community and how to use it’s resources. They explore what difference they could make to save money in and for their community more proactively, including giving their time and cultivating pro-community habits.

Curriculum links for PSHE and SEAL are set out as a curriculum assessment schedule for this unit and links to statutory frameworks are included.

To preview, print or download click on one of the lesson outlines.

Resources

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A Fair Day's Pay KS2 Offline Storybook

Download book to print

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A Fair Day's Pay KS2 Bank Terms

Factsheet: Banking Terms - Credit and Debt

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A Fair Day's Pay KS2 Deductions From Payslips

Factsheet: Deductions from Payslips

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A Fair Day's Pay KS2 Lesson Plans

Detailed outline of all units with overview of lessons

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A Fair Day's Pay KS2 Paying For Communities

Factsheet: Paying for Communities

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A Fair Day's Pay KS2 Working Together

Letter for parents/carers outlining activities that can be done at home

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