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Yuille Park POD 3 Style

Yuille Park Pod 3 Style is a parody about our class using Psy’s Gangnam-Style. Thanks to Fitzy & Wippa for the inspiration of Aussie Battler Style, JibJab for the Elf Yourself moments and to the staff and students in Pod 3 at Yuille Park Community College in Ballarat.

Lyrics: Yuille Park Pod 3 Style Pod 3 Style We have teachers who work hard to help us learn Workforce placement’s great but we never earn When cooking food with Nat, it’s yum and never burned We camp at Cottage By The Sea We’ve been known to swear For bad language we get punished If we stuff up in class There’s a block we’ll go sit on it Love our dodgeball games But not when balls smack into my face Think we’re pretty tough. Please don’t use the scruff. We run assembly Sing Happy Birthdee We run the Caff YEAH We’re never naff YEAH Play sports with Grillsy Use all our energy We never cheat YEAH Quick on our feet YEAH We go hard which is why we’re rarely beat. Chorus: Yuille Park Pod 3 Style Pod 3 Style Yuille Park Pod 3 Style Pod 3 Style Yuille Park Pod 3 Style Heeeyyyy Mr Cowan Yuille Park Pod 3 Style Heeeeyyyyy Mrs Ellis Got slow netbooks, always lagging during Minecraft Need some new ones, never freezing when they’re loading Navy tracky pants with windcheater & logo. Hats, Terms 1 & 4 Mac’s armpit’s great for farts when standing behind teachers Like the Visual Arts But more a fan doing runners Free choice projects fun Though our work’s not done Do experiments Blow stuff through the vents In RACV We pedal quickly Go round the court YEAH We’re rarely caught YEAH We’re always leavin’ With class mate Stephen Off to news YEAH With Liz & Jane YEAH And you know that we’ll never misbehave. Chorus: Yuille Park Pod 3 Style Pod 3 Style Yuille Park Pod 3 Style Pod 3 Style Heeeyyyy Odd socks with Westy Yuille Park Pod 3 Style Heeeeyyyyy Wrestles with Jeffrey Yuille Park Pod 3 Style

Graduation – congratulations

Congratulations to our Grade 6 graduating students for 2012.

It was wonderful to see you all today sharing such a special event with the whole school community. We were all very proud of how you presented yourselves today and for the way you have joined in learning with the rest of the school over your time here at YPCC.

It was especially fantastic to see the school bands presenting in such a professional way. Check out a few of the images taken today of the band and keep your eye out in the future for these great musicians.

Authoring for an audience

This term the students in POD 3 have been exploring the genre of Fairytales and were tasked with writing their own version of a story with a target audience in mind.
The students have really grasped the concepts of writing for an audience and have consolidated their understandings of the structure of story.
Be sure to check out the Literacy page over the next few weeks to see examples of the students efforts but to give you a taste enjoy Virgil’s story shared here.

Science – an exploration

This term the students in POD 3 have been exploring a range of scientific phenomenon. The students have been researching areas of science and have been conducting experiments to build their understandings and draw scientific conclusions.
Each student has recorded a short video of their experiment and we are looking forward to their presentations later in the term.
Check out the trailer to see what we might find out.

To catch a crook?

This term in Maths the POD 3 students are exploring Chance and Data concepts through a series of investigations.
One such investigation is know at the Grubby Pages effect. Over the next few weeks students will be investigating a theory founded in 1881 by astronomer, Simon Newcomb. Newcomb’s theory came about by some ‘grubby observations’ of log table books (for those of us older than 30 or 40, we used these at school to complete calculations before calculators were used in schools). In 1938, Frank Bedford again noticed the ‘grubby pages’ but it wasn’t until as recently as 1996 that Ted Hill, a mathematician, realised how this discovery could help detect fraud.

Be sure to check back here to read the student’s discoveries and their thoughts on Benford’s law.

Check out our Wii mathematics

In our previous post we shared how we have been exploring Chance and Data concepts in our math investigations this term.
Something to think about…When you eat chicken is it rooster? What are the chances that the meat you are eating is actually from a rooster?
Check out the images of the students in POD 3 playing the Wii to generate data sets which they then used to calculate the statics of central tendency! Great work team.

Wii did it!

Over the last few weeks students in POD 3 have been exploring the mathematical concepts of ‘Chance and Data’ through a series of investigations.
They have explored a number of Math300 investigations such as ‘Fun at the Fair’ and ‘Dice Cricket’ and have been playing the Wii to create, collect, collate and work with data sets as well as exploring ‘Chance and Data’ in the Kitchen.

The buzz at math time is great and we are hearing mathematical language such as. ‘data, mean, mode, average, median, impossible, possible, likely, trials, total and more’!

How do you learn best? What has helped you learn about ‘Chance and Data’? Please leave a comment below.

That’s a RAP

Today in maths we were exploring mean, mode, median and range by playing Mario Kart and some other online games. We watched a video rap about these data terms and decided to write our own rap.

The lesson went really well with most of the boys make great connections to the data and how to calculate these data scores.

Here is the boys rap

To the tune of ‘Smoke on the water’

Mode, mode, mode …what is the mode? What is the mode of data?

To get the mode, you just have to look, to see what happens most often!

Median, Median, Median, Median, Median, Median, Median, Median, Median… Median.
It’s in the middle, it’s in the middle, it’s in the middle of data!

Mean, mean, mean, mean, mean, mean, mean – mean is the average number.
Add ’em up, divide by the set then you get the MEAN number!

Range, range, range…range, range, range, range – you get the range by subtraction.
Find the biggest, the biggest number, then subtract the smallest.

Listen to the boys here
MMMR data rap