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Topical Tuesdays: Money, Money, Money - KS2 News Story and Reading and Writing Activity Sheet from The Week Junior

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The biggest leak of financial documents in history has revealed the secret dealings of some of the world’s richest and most powerful people. This resources pack includes an article from The Week Junior magazine, along with a sheet of activities designed to get children thinking, talking and writing about what the story means to them.


Is it possible to be too rich? There are plenty of people these days who already have more money than they could possibly spend in a lifetime yet still they find ways to stash it away. Should the nations of the world gather together to limit the amounts that individuals can earn or own so that others can benefit? Or should we stop thinking of it in terms of what you can buy but more as a measure of success? If you forced rich people to just give it away, wouldn’t that halt human progress because it wouldn’t be worth anyone’s while to strive for better? What do you think?

Writing challenges

Imagine that a multi-billionaire was running a competition to give £1 billion to the person who could think of the best way to spend it. Write a persuasive argument, explaining what you would do with all that money and why.


Write a set of instructions, telling people how they can become fabulously rich.


Who are the five richest people in the world? Write a brief fact file for each, detailing who they are, roughly how much they own and how they made the majority of their money.

Find the entire series of Topical Tuesday resources to download here.

What is The Week Junior?

The Week Junior magazine looks at current affairs and helps children make sense of the world, provides context and clarity to complex issues, improves general knowledge and encourages discussion and debate.

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