Judgement and Prudence 

'A clever person solves a problem. A wise person avoids it.'

 Albert Einstein 

Judgement is thinking hard and having good reasons for your actions. It means you think very carefully about the best thing to do before you make a decision. Prudence is using all of the information that you have learned to make the right choice. Having good judgement means being fair towards people.  Some things might seem like a good idea at first but when you really think about it, it turns out not to be.   You might be desperate to wear your brand new white trainers but it would not be very prudent to wear them on a wet and muddy walk to school. Sometimes the best thing to do might not be the easiest or most attractive option.
We can also refer to judgement and prudence as: making a good choice; having common sense; making a sensible decision; wisdom.  The opposite of judgment is being foolish and hasty; not taking a decision seriously enough; not thinking things through; being short sighted. 


When I think about my options carefully, I make a good judgement.

Year 1

I use my judgement to decide how best to react to things. 

Year 2

I know what it means to be prudent with money.