Maths: Money

Learning Intention: To identify, and understand the value of, Australian coins and notes.

Option 1: Coin scavenger hunt

  • Can you find any Australian coins in your home? What are their values?
  • Do you have one of each value?
  • How are they similar? How are they different?
  • Can you arrange them in order from worth least to worth most?

Option 2: Notes scavenger hunt

  • Can you find any Australian notes in your home? What are their values?

Option 3: Coin etching

Using paper and colour pencils or crayons, can you etch the coins that you have found?

Option 4: Online games

Play this online game: Pay the Price.

If you think you’re up for the challenge, try this Toy Shop Money Game.

What Are Proper Nouns?

Proper nouns are used to give common nouns a specific or particular name. They start with a capital letter. E.g. Boy is a common noun. John is a proper noun.

Activity 1:

Can you come up with any proper nouns to match these common nouns?

Activity 2:

Play Common and Proper Noun Bingo. Take turns calling out either ‘proper’ or ‘common’, and put a counter on a correct square each time. The winner is the first person to get four in a row. You can then colour in your game board using blue for common nouns and red for proper nouns.

Activity 3:

Click to play Noun Dunk.

Happy Father’s Day!

This Sunday, 5th September, is Father’s Day. At a time when a lot of us are not able to be with our family members, this Father’s Day is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate not just our dads, but also all the other special people that we might have in our lives, such as grandparents, uncles and aunties, and even our neighbours!

Share this book with someone special:

Treat your dad to breakfast in bed, a paper trophy or bookmark, a handmade card, or all three!

Happy Father’s Day to all our dads, we hope you have a wonderful weekend!

The Paralympic Games

Did you know the Paralympic Games are on? Imagine trying to swim with only one arm or one leg? Could you play tennis or rugby in a wheelchair? If you get the chance, try to watch a little bit of the Paralympics this week. Here’s a video to tell you all about it:

If you like, you could even try these “sporting events” – with a twist!

Activity 1: Seated sock shot put

For the Olympic Games, we asked you to roll a pair of socks up into a ball, and see how far you can throw it. This time, try throwing your sock shot put while sitting in a chair. Is it easier or harder?

Activity 2: Obstacle course – blindfolded!

Just like the last time, use chairs, tables, toys and other furniture to build an obstacle course in your home or backyard. Now see if you can complete the obstacle course blindfolded. Make sure you have someone around to keep you safe!

Activity 3: Build a tower using just one hand

It might be easy for you to build a tower of blocks or LEGO, but can you do it with one arm behind your back? Can you do it blindfolded?