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Foundation Stage

During the Foundation Stage, children talk about the need to pay for goods (the exchange of goods for money).  They learn about the different ways we can pay (cash, cheque, credit/debit card).  They talk about and recognise coins (from 1p to £2) in various contexts and role-play activities, becoming familiar with coins in everyday use.  They talk about where money comes from, how we get it and how to keep it safe.  Children explore what to spend their money on and how it makes them feel. They talk about what it means to have more than we need and what people can do with extra money.