This week in the Our World, Our Numbers project the classes are talking about currencies, led by 4KM&4KJ.
Here are the notes and coins we have in New Zealand:
The $100 note features New Zealander Sir Ernest Rutherford who first split the atom; and the mohua bird.
The $50 features a famous Maori leader Sir Apirana Ngata; and the kokako bird.
On the $20 is Queen Elizabeth II; and the karearea bird.
The $10 has a well-known New Zealand writer Katherine Mansfield; and the whio bird.
Our last note is the $5 which features Sir Edmund Hillary who was first to reach the summit of Mount Everest; and the hoiho (little blue penguin).
Our coins all feature Queen Elizabeth II plus:
$2 has a kotuku (white heron)
$1 has a kiwi bird
50c has ‘The Endeavour’ -the ship sailed by Captain James Cook
20c has a carving of a Maori chief -Pukaki
10c has a Maori koruru (carved head).