Term 3, Week 8 Fantastic Friday

It’s Fantastic Friday again! For this week and next week, you can choose from a range of activities. Remember that you have two Fridays to do them so try not to do everything all in the one day! Of course, you can also do the same activity more than once if you like. Click on the link below.

Don’t forget to complete your Art, Mandarin, Music and P.E. tasks. You can also visit the STEM blog for more fun activities.

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?

Term 3, Week 7 Fantastic Friday

Did you know it’s Book Week?

The theme for this year is “Old worlds, new worlds, other worlds”.

Each year, schools and public libraries across Australia spend a week celebrating books, and Australian authors and illustrators. 

In 1946 the CBCA established annual book awards to promote children’s books of high literary and artistic quality. These awards are now the most influential and highly respected in Australia.

For more information, visit the Book Week 2021 website.

Listen to these books that have been shortlisted for Book of the Year, and complete one or more fun activities.

1. No! Never!

Activity: No! Never!

2. Ribbit Rabbit Robot

Activity: Ribbit Rabbit Robot

3. This Small Blue Dot

Activity: This Small Blue Dot


Don’t forget to complete your Art, Mandarin, Music and P.E. tasks!

Maths: Time

Learning Intention: To tell o’clock time.

Option 1:

Play Telling the Time. When prompted, select “Read time to the hour”.

Extension: Try “Read time to the hour and half hour”.

Option 2:

Play Learn to Tell Time.

Option 3:

Using this as a guide, draw a clock on your whiteboard or a piece of paper. Can you fill in the missing numbers?

On the clock that you’ve just drawn, see if you can draw the hands to match each of these times. Remember to pay attention to the long hand and the short hand so they don’t look the same!

Then, see if you can say and write the time on each of these clocks. You can write your answers on a piece of paper or your whiteboard.

Write a Letter to Your Buddy

This week, we are going to write a letter to our Buddies. What should your letter include?

  • The name of your Buddy (please ask your teacher if unsure)
  • Information that you would like to share with your Buddy
  • Your own name so that your Buddy knows whom the letter is from!
  • You can also include a drawing if you wish

Here are some sentence starters to help you get going…

  • Dear _____
  • How are you?
  • How was camp?
  • While in lockdown, I have been ______
  • Guess what I did? I ______
  • I like to ______
  • I hope _______
  • From _______

Don’t forget to send your teacher a photo of your letter so that she can forward it on to your Buddy’s teacher. You will also get to read out your letter to your Buddy when you see them on Friday morning!