The pound sterling
One penny, two pence, five pence, ten pence, twenty pence, fifty pence, one pound, two whole pounds! Yes, we discovered many interesting facts about the UK pound. The children were intrigued by all the 8 different coins and enjoyed examining their characteristics. We tried some counting games and the value of each coin was translated in Tic Tac’s, to help grasp the concept of sweet economic value!
1 single Tic Tac = 2-3 pence (very approximately)
1 packet of Tic Tac’s (36 in total) = 1 pound (approx)
Well, it sort of worked! Anyway, the most interesting aspect of the coins is their appearance, the letters, roman numerals, and of course the head of Queen Elisabeth II. We also found a one penny from the redesigned collection of 2008:
We decided to make some coin rubbings to help familiarise ourselves with the details, and do some simple sums in English.
What about pocket money? We learnt about how to earn a small allowance, and then spent are last pennies on some tasty ice lollies! I think it was worth it…
Well done everyone and don’t spend all those pennies at once!