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Cotmanhay Junior School

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Week 3 - 4 Money

National curriculum content


  • Estimate, compare and calculate different measures, including money in pounds and pence


Lesson objectives

  1. Write money using decimals
  2. Convert between pounds and pence
  3. Compare amounts of money
  4. Estimate with money
  5. Calculate with money
  6. Solve problems with money


What we want children to know

  • To build on their understanding of place value and decimal notation to record metric measures, including money.


What skills we want children to develop

Use knowledge to solve reasoning and problem solving questions such as:


Converting Amounts

Convert these amounts to pounds and pence:







Order the amounts in ascending order.

130p     £0.32     132p     £13.20



What would you rather have, five 50p coins or twelve 20p coins?

Explain your answer fully.



Annie has £15 to spend at the theme park.

She rides on the roller coaster which costs £4.34

Then she rides on the big wheel which costs £3.85

Approximately how much money will she have left?


Mathematical Talk

  • What place value column is the digit in? How many pounds/pence is it equivalent to?
  • How many pence make a pound?
  • Why do we write a decimal point between the pounds and pence?
  • What does ascending/descending mean?
  • What will each amount round to? How much will they total altogether?
  • How many pennies are there in £1? How can this fact help us to convert between pounds and pence?
  • What do we mean by ‘change’ in the context of money?