What is the Fosbury Flop?

The Year 5/6 students have been focusing on the technique of the Fosbury Flop in readiness for the St Anne’s Athletics Carnival.  The students have been using the ipads to youtube athletes performing the Fosbury Flop in past Olympic games.  The Fosbury Flop is named after a US High Jumper called Dick Fosbury.  He invented the ‘back-first’ technique which is commonly used by athletes today.  Fosbury won a gold medal at the 1968 Olympics held in Mexico.  His personal best jump was 2.24m.  This record was broken in 1993 by Javier Sotomayor (Cuban) who remains the men’s record holder with a jump of 2.45m.

 

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ICT in Term 2

This term, the Year 5/6s have built up their ICT skills in a huge variety of ways. It is exciting to hear how they are beginning to use the Recording Studio to record their voices and interview some of the younger students at St Anne’s. Here are three outstanding examples of their work:

Nicholas & Eylah:

 

Denzel & Daniel:

 

Hailey & Paige:

 

Meanwhile, the 5/6s have also been working hard to complete their ‘Google Apps Rubric’. This is a series of mini-lessons designed to teach them how to self-pace their ICT learning. They have used videos and written instructions – as well as teacher & peer support – to hone their skills in a range of Google Apps.

Some of the work has been incredibly creative. Here are some snapshots to represent the types of tasks that have been completed- it was really hard to choose only a few!

Callum Z using Google Forms to survey his peers:

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Charlotte S using Google Slides to share her cybersafety knowledge:

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Blake V also using Google Slides to create in interactive quiz:

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Josh W using Conditional Formatting in Google Sheets to create a picture:

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Ashleigh F also using Conditional Formatting to create a quiz:

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Tahlia F using Google Sheets to keep track of her data:

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Ben B showing his knowledge about how cells are labelled in Google Sheets:

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How great it is to see these skills going further and further each term! Keep up the great work!!