Whole-School Maths: The Benefactor - Money-based maths fun for up to 420 pupils in a single day!



Workshop Description

Money-based maths fun!

Eccentric millionaire "Benny Factor" has amassed a fortune over the last few years – and it’s now time to give something back to a village that’s very close to his heart: Amberton. The trouble is, though, that with so many community groups within the village to choose from, he can’t quite decide how to carve his money up! And that’s where you come in, as your pupils help him draw up a series of budgets …

Featuring opening and closing assemblies, workshops and classroom-based challenges, The Benefactor provides children with a great opportunity to practise their understanding and skills with money in an engaging and entertaining context – and can cater for the whole of up to a two-form entry primary school in just a single day.

Exploring: values and denominations of British notes and coins, money notation, pricing and concepts of “change”, additive and multiplicative reasoning, patterns and sequences, properties of 2D shapes, fractions, percentages, problem solving - selected for each age group in line with Curriculum objectives.


""The children absolutely loved the day, and all year groups were completely invested in it. The whole day ran brilliantly, and I cannot speak highly enough about Chris - he was a pleasure to work with, and was excellent with both the children and adults - he absolutely made the day as special as it was. We have also received positive feedback from parents, who enjoyed the family maths workshop, and as a school we were blown away by the attendance!" St. Philip’s Catholic Primary School

“Lots of staff across the school have found me to say how much they enjoyed it and it was really good to see a workshop which wasn't just fun but educational. They all felt it had a really strong impact on the children” (Deptford Park Primary School)

EYFS - Y6 / P1-P7 / Senior Infants - 6th Class
One Day
School Hall


How many pupils can take part?

The Benefactor can accommodate up-to 60 pupils per workshop - that's the whole of a two-form entry school in just one day!

What is the format of the day?

The day starts with a whole-school assembly where pupils will meet "Benny Factor". We will work with you to plan a timetable for the workshops, to suit the number of classes you would like to include - and around the specific timings of your school day. There is a short follow-up activity to be undertaken back in the classrooms, which we provide for class teachers as a PowerPoint. The outcomes of these are shared in a closing assembly, so that the result of the overall challenge can be revealed. A typical timetable looks like this:

09.00 – 09.20: Whole-school assembly, featuring an appearance from your visitor – who will explain how they need the children’s help …

09.20 – 9.55: Year 1 stay in the hall for their workshop …

9.55 – 10.30: Year 2 come to the hall for their workshop …

10.30 – 11.05: Year 3 come to the hall for their workshop …

11.05 – 11.30: One Reception class have a visit, in their own setting …

11.30 – 11.55: The other Reception class have a visit, in their own setting …


1.00 – 1.40: Year 4 come to the hall for their workshop …

1.40 – 2.20: Year 5 come to the hall for their workshop …

2.20 – 3.00: Year 6 come to the hall for their workshop.

3.00 – 3.15: Closing assembly where findings are shared and the outcome revealed.

Are there any technical requirements?

Your visitor will need access to a laptop/ screen/projector set up in the school hall, so that pupils can view the supporting PowerPoint.

Are there any other whole-school Maths days

Yes! if you've already enjoyed The Benefactor then you might want to consider one of our other whole-school maths days which include; The Pirate's Challenge, Riddle of the Shpinx, The Race into Space, and Times Tables Trattoria. 

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