## Mission 2

### Posted by Jen Jamieson | Posted in Homework, Inter-Disciplinary Learning, Numeracy | Posted on 24-02-2014

Our Alien left us another Mission to solve today!

We were very excited about the bags of metal circles………coins! (Imagine the Alien sending us coins during money week!)

We worked in groups to sort the coins for the Alien. We sorted them..

• by colour
• by size
• by shape
• using the numbers

We used magnifying glasses to look very carefully at the coins. We found out that the coins have the Queen’s head on them. The coins tell us the Queen’s name and when each coin was made.

Why not sort some coins at home? Maybe you could sort your piggy bank or the coins in Mum’s purse?

In the afternoon, we had a big chat about January and March as well as our Earth Birthdays! We used this little song to help us work out the different months we have on Planet Earth. Did you know there are 12 months?

## Diagraphs

### Posted by Jen Jamieson | Posted in Literacy | Posted on 24-02-2014

You will be amazed at how clever your children are – ask them what a diagraph is!
We are learning about diagraphs in our sounds work this term. A diagraph is ONE sound made by TWO letters (ai, oa, ie, ee….)
When we are learning about diagraphs, we need to look at the two letters as one sound. To help us do this, we join them together when we are writing.

When we are reading words with diagraphs, we need to think of the diagraph as ONE sound.

E.g. the word rain has 3 sounds – r…ai…n

Hailey has an ai sound in her name, so she has been working hard to join the sound when she is writing!