Year 6 SOLE- How does the government spend our taxes?

Hi everyone. This week in SOLE a group of children have been researching how the government spends its money. They used their maths and literacy skills to create a pie charts, bar charts and pieces of writing based on this subject. The children also included their geography skills to find out which cities received what amount of money.The government budget for the whole of the UK  is approximately £760,000,000,000. Do you know how to write this number in words!?

Take a look at some of the work the SOLE  group have produced:

Here are some questions for you to answer by using your own knowledge:

Name 3 things that the government spend their money on?

Why is it important that the government spends its money on these things?

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14 thoughts on “Year 6 SOLE- How does the government spend our taxes?

  1. Seven hundred and sixty billion.
    The government spend their money on fixing the roads;there could be potholes so they have to fill that in.
    Also leisure centres can be helpful because one of the leisure activities is swimming and swimming needs to be a life skill.
    Schools are very useful.Our equipments,trips and budget gets help by the government.And libraries are very special because if we never pay our taxes then the government would not have enough money so centres will close and it will effect the environment and our learning and education.

  2. Well done sole group ur really worked hard I think that the council should spend there money on
    Social care
    Lesirure centres
    Schools
    The environment
    And many more

  3. 1)seven hundred and sixty billion pounds
    2) Leasure centres,houses,homeless shelters.
    I think it is important they spend there money on homeless shelters because there is not a lot of homes for homeless people

  4. Amazing work SOLE group
    I think the government should spend their money on leisure centres,housings and education because if we didn’t have all of them three then people wouldn’t go anywhere,get a house or even send their children to school.

  5. 1) Schools, social care and leisure center’s.
    2)It is important because without schools or social care no one will have education and we won’t have a next generation to rule.

  6. 1) Seven hundred and sixty billion pounds

    2) 1.Social Care
    2.Schools
    3.Leisure Centre

    3) It is important that the government spend its money on these things because without Social Care elderly people will suffer, without Schools no one will be educated and without Leisure Centres obesity will increase.

  7. 1) Seven hundred and sixty billion pounds
    2) 1.Social Care
    2.Schools
    3.Leisure Centre

    3) It is important that the government spend its money on these things because without Social Care elderly people will suffer, without Schools no one will be educated and without Leisure Centres obesity will increase.

  8. Seven hundred and sixty billion pounds.
    1. Leisure centres
    2. Social care
    3. Roads and transport
    It is very important that the government spends its money on these things because all of them half us a lot. For example transport such as footpaths helps us get around easier and if we didn’t have them we have a lot of trouble walking. Social care is important because it helps lots of people including the elderly and disabled people.Leisure centres such as schools and swimming pools are important because school helps us get educated and swimming pools can help us keep fit.

  9. 1)Seven hundred and sixty billion pounds.
    2)Miltary,housing and recycling
    3)It is important for the government to spend money on these things because for example without litter lickers and snow ploughs the roads and houses will be very dirty.

  10. 1.Seven hundred and sixty million pounds.
    2.Government spend their money on many different things:
    1.Social care
    2.Leisure/Parks
    3.Schools
    3.It is important the government spends their money on these buildings and places since many people need these different things in their everyday life and would suffer alot without them. In addition, essential and major things(like schools, social care and leisure centres) are needed due to the amount of people who are either:
    .Suffering from problems or diseases
    .Need education
    .Want to keep fit

  11. Name three things the government spend its money on
    Social care
    Schools
    Leisure centres
    Parks\gardens
    It is important that the government spend its money on these things because if they don’t they might close down or it could effect us. If a library closes down that would effect our education and learning.

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