Tes Live Lesson with The Royal Mint Museum

Led by Amy Williams, Learning and Education Manager at The Royal Mint Museum, this lesson explores the history and heritage of coins around the world. Pupils will learn about the design and production of coins and see the very first coins to feature King Charles III. With interactive activities and video clips of other children sharing their ideas, your class will look at coins in a completely different way.

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Watch the recorded lesson

This Live Lesson was originally streamed on Tuesday 13 December 2022. The recording is now available for you to watch with your class whenever you like.

Watch the trailer

Want to see if our Live Lesson with The Royal Mint Museum is right for your class? Get a preview by watching our trailer.

Download the teacher guidance

Who: KS2 and KS3
What: Art and history lesson

Download the accompanying teacher guidance for:

  • Recommended learning space and resources
  • Learning objectives and outcomes
  • Curriculum links
  • Lesson structure
  • Ways to develop learning
  • Coverage sheet to evidence participation

With special thanks to teacher consultant and contributor, Rose McDermott and Rivers Academy.

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Download the activity sheet

We recommend downloading the activity sheet for your pupils to use during the lesson.

They will consider the patterns, words, and symbols that they'd include in their own coin design.

Alternatively, you can provide your pupils with a piece of paper so they can write down their responses during the exercise.

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Download the answer sheet

Get the answers to the coins around the world activity that your students will take part in during the Live Lesson. You can also download this fact sheet for more information.

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  • Extension activity

    Encourage your pupils to develop their coin design ideas from the Live Lesson by creating their own fifty pence piece with this fun activity sheet. From plants and animals to national monuments, coin designs often include images or symbols that represent a country’s identity.

    Download the extension activity

  • Find more resources from The Royal Mint Museum

    The Royal Mint Museum want to provide people of all ages with the opportunity to learn, discover and explore the remarkable history of The Royal Mint. The Education and Learning department provide free high quality learning resources for use in the classroom.

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