Giants at YPCC

Today we had two giants visit Pod 2….

Strangely enough they weren’t the kind that live up the top of beanstalks, they were the kind that are really, really tall (like all giants), run around a basketball court, bounce a basketball and shoot hoops.

Pod 2A was lucky enough to spend some time with these giants: Matt Hanson and Keenya Young.
They had a quick chat with us about how they got into basketball as a sport when they were younger and all the things they do (like healthy eating and sleeping a lot) to keep them at their best game.

Then they played some fun basketball training games with us.

What a GREAT way to start the morning.

A big thanks to Mr Grills and Mr Guest for organising the morning and Matt Hanson and Keenya Young for coming to our school and playing with us!

Matt Hanson

Keena Young

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Sovereign Hill

On Monday the 22nd and Tuesday the 23rd of July all the grade 5s went to Sovereign Hill

On the first day we went to the dress up school and we dressed up like what it was like in the 1850s. We had to wear a dress, apron, a weird jacket and old shoes.   First we went and Ma’am showed us around the streets of Sovereign Hill. I liked the main street the best because it had the Bakery and lolly shop.

Then we went to see the olden day school- St Alipius.  It was made out of wood  logs and canvas. We had old fashion desks that held ink and quills and we had to learn our sixteen times tables and it was really hard.

On Tuesday, we went back to Sovereign Hill. We went to a gold mining show where a man showed us how they melt gold. It was awesome and I got to hold it. It was really heavy, warm and solid. Then we went gold panning and I found a couple of specks.

By Paige






On Monday the 22nd and Tuesday the 23rd of July Grade fives from YPCC went to Sovereign Hill to experience what it was like to go to school on the goldfields in the 1850s. We had to dress up in clothes from the 1850s.

Some of the activities we got to experience were: going underground in the mine, bowling, gold panning, shopping, watching a gold bar being made in the smelting works.

The school we went to is called St Alipius digging school the schoolWas made out of logs and had a canvas roof.

My favourite part was exploring on my own.

By Joel

Earth science – exploring to find out

Your task is to LEARN ‘something’ about earthquakes and comment here to share what you have learnt.

Check out Earthquakes for kids – here you will find a screen with the image below with links to a range of activities to do.

You have 20 minutes to find out at least 2 things you find interesting to share with the class.

Click on comment below and share what you have learnt.

Don’t forget to write your first name and check your spelling.

Good luck.