We provide UK curriculum aligned programmes for the core subjects. We provide a reader book, with accompanying lesson plans for each level and pupil activities. We use our fun Educational Paper Craft Packs, dies and other craft materials and provide clear teacher instructions to show how each element of the curriculum requirements is covered within the lessons.

Assessment is included throughout using the verbal and written pupil exercises. For pupils with learning disabilities we provide a powerpoint slide show and license schools to print out each sheet so that the pupil can work at their own pace.

KS3 Money and Finance Matters

AB Curriculum together with partner companies have come together to deliver a ‘Money and Finance Matters’ programme covering key stage 1 to adult learning.  Download our information leaflet:

Activity 1 – The Leaky Bucket

Objective: Introduce the workshop day and immediately engage pupils. Encourage team work and spirit within five work groups. Have pupils recognise that common objects can be used to explain what words mean. (A bucket represents a savings container; water represents money). Improve communications. Encourage thought by pupils about others in lower years by having them create an investigation using the bucket which can help Year 6 pupils understand “Save” and “Spend”

Activity 2 – Creative Budgets

Objective: Have pupils use communication and mental Maths skills to prepare a budget and recognise different countries on a world map. Pupils create a money collage using a die cutting machine, dies and craft packs. Pupils discover money and living facts about chosen destinations and identify different notes and coins used in England. Pupils represent values using a boxed money set and calculate the exchange rate between their chosen country and the British £. Pupils create a poem about money.

Activity 3 – Mental Maths with Interest!

Objective: Pupils learn and apply knowledge about percentages and discounts in real life situations. Pupils recognise the coins and notes used in the U.K. and use them to represent calculated totals. Pupils understand basic information about bank accounts and can explain where money comes from that they see people get from the hole in the wall. Pupils understand about credit and debit cards, cash and cheques and know that cheques will soon not be in use in the U.K. Pupils learn that when paying for goods we are often charged interest or fees and the purchase is sometimes financed using credit cards. A basic understanding of APR results.

Activity 4 – Demonstrating that Money and Finance matters.

Objective: Pupils understand real life applications using money. Pupils design and perform a scene to show how money is saved and spent.

Activity 5 – Money is for Real!

Objective: Pupils work in groups and use a computer quiz to practice real life application of the skills and knowledge about money following the workshops completed. (Level 1)

KS3 Olympic Games

We have created one of our wonderful reader book activity programmes, including a four week project using a die machine, dies and curriculum aligned exercises covering the Olympic Games. Download our information leaflet:

Olympic Reader Book

This part of the reader programme provides pupils with a longer story about Rufus and Lucy researching, learning and dreaming about the 2012 Olympic Games. Depending upon the level of the pupils involved, the pupils can either read to others or be read to. At the end of the book, the pupils are asked to research and learn about the Winter Olympic Games in the same way as Rufus and Lucy did for the Summer Olympic Games. We do also have Rufus the puppet, to aid teaching younger pupils and pupils with special educational needs. Many pupils find Rufus much easier to talk to/through than themselves!

Photocopiable Sheets

50 exercises for EYFS – KS4 aligned to the current science curriculum. Each of these exercises is photocopiable and was written by Dr. Carol Usher and Clare Watts. The sheets can be used in future for Sports Day.