YPCC Sports Day

Today was SPORTS DAY!!!

We all came to school dressed in our sports colours and got ready for a day of SPORTING FUN!

We had a go at high jump, long jump, triple jump, discus, shot put, 100m sprint, 200m sprint and some of us even had a go at running 400m!

It was a great day to come together as a school, support each other, cheer on each other and have fun!!

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Understanding sequence through comics

In Pod 2 we’re getting ready to write a story (or narrative).

To help us, we read a non-fiction story on a 15 year old boy called Jackson. Jackson is a normal kid, just like us, yet he used his strengths to save someone from drowning when they were in trouble.

The story we read was the perfect way for us to identify the introduction (characters, setting), the build up of problems, resolution and the ending and seeing as though many of us in Pod 2 are visual learners, we took to a making comic strips to identify elements and sequence the story.

take a peak, we’d love to hear what you think.

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Jackson Rescues Drowning Girl

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This week in Literacy we’ve met Jackson – a normal 15 year old boy who risked his life to save a girl from drowning at a Frankston beach late last year.

We’ve talked a lot about Jackson as a ‘herobut is he? What makes him a hero?

Your task:

  • Write a paragraph telling us why you think Jackson is or is not a hero.
  • Write a paragraph on how you would describe Jackson to someone who hasn’t met him or doesn’t know his story.

Click here to re-read the newspaper article

What are the chances?

If you venture into Pod 2 during Maths time during the next couple of weeks, you might get slightly confused when you see us playing Banana Kong.

Now I can see you asking yourself “How does anyone learn anything from Banana Kong?” but the answer is quite simple- we’re looking at probability and graphing.

So far we’ve had some great discussions around the Mathematical terms impossible, unlikely, even chance, likely and certain. For example, we decided that it is certain that we will all get a go at playing Banana Kong this week and that it is unlikely that we will get over 1000 bananas if we play one game.

We’ve gathered our data – bananas collected and distance traveled by each student when playing the game and we’re going on to exploring the different ways we can display our data.

Wow, what a lot of learning in such a fun way!!
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If you can think of an everyday event that is impossible, unlikely, has an even chance, is likely or certain we’d love for you to comment below!