CHOIR TERM TWO SONGS
Hello Year 3/4 and Year 5/6 Choir Members!
Please find below lyrics and audio files for your new songs:
YEAR 3/4 CHOIR
YEAR 5/6 CHOIR
April 27, 2018
February 22, 2018
February 9, 2018
COMBINED CHOIR SONG
Hello Year 3/4 and Year 5/6 Choir members for 2018! Thank you to you all for attending your first rehearsals this week. Please find below links to the lyrics and audio file for your combined song – “A Million Dreams”.
Happy singing 🙂
November 13, 2017
DANCE AUDITION ROUTINE
Year 3 students who sign up to audition for next year’s Victorian State Schools Spectacular will participate in a GROUP dance audition (in the Music room). Students will be expected to learn and perform part of the routine below (please refer to video). A set of criteria (including rhythm/coordination, expression and memory) will be used to assess auditions and determine successful applicants.
Please learn the dance moves from the beginning of the routine below until the 1:19 minute mark (only).
GOOD LUCK! 🙂
October 23, 2017
LPS Christmas Choir Repertoire
Choir members, here are your 2017 Christmas songs. Audio and lyrics can be found below by clicking on the links:
SIX WHITE BOOMERS
AUSSIE JINGLE BELLS
HAVE YOURSELF A MERRY LITTLE CHRISTMAS
HAPPY CHRISTMAS (WAR IS OVER)
ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS IS YOU
Silent Night lyrics
September 20, 2017
NOTICIAS FROM THE SPANISH CLASSROOM
Hola a todos,
What a fantastic time it has been in Term 3 for our Spanish Classroom. This term we welcomed back Year 2s and Year 5s. The Year 5 students have been reviewing past lessons including numbers and feelings and learning new topics including how to say their age.
¿Cuántos anos tienes? How old are you?
Tengo diez años. I am ten years old.
Foundation and Year 1s have been learning about colours using a new song Colores y Números (Colours and Numbers) by Rocaklingua.
It would be a fantastic if you could play this song at home and practice some of the colours and numbers with your little ones.
|Los Colores (The Colours)||Los Números (Numbers)|
|Yellow: Amarillo||One: Uno|
|Blue: Azul||Two: Dos|
|Red : rojo||Three: Tres|
|Green: Verde||Four: Cuatro|
|Pink: Rosado/rosa||Five: Cinco|
|White: Blanco||Six: Seis|
|Black: Negro||Seven: Siete|
|Purple: Morado||Eight: Ocho|
|Brown: Café||Nine: Nueve|
|Orange: Anarajando/naranja||Ten: Diez|
Other resources to reinforce the vocabulary learned in all years are:
Los Colores by Basho and Friends
Numbers Rap by Basho and Friends
IPAD applications and online resources:
Finally below is a photo from the Book Week Assembly in which Mabel, Matilda and Thomas from Year 5 read The Diary of a Wombat (El Wombal en la Nieve) in Spanish.
September 14, 2017
Another exciting day in the Art room as students from across the school paint, sculpt, draw and make artwork.
Year 3 students have modelled clay to create birds. They embellished their work with paint, pipe cleaners and feathers.
The Preps have also been exploring clay by making pinch pots with cacti, using warm and cool colours to paint their work.
Year 1’s have explored various materials and developed their fine motor skills by wrapping raffia and thread around an armature to create a cheeky animal.
The Year 6 students finished their Peace Posters earlier this term and the 3 finalists have been selected to represent the school at the Blackburn Lions Club.
Congratulations to Rose, Amelie and Mary.
With the holidays coming up, I hope everyone will find some time to get creative and make art at home.
-Maria Wheelton –
August 13, 2017
GALA CONCERT – CHOIR SONGS
Year 3/4 and Year 5/6 Choir members, please see below the songs (lyrics and audio/video files) you will be singing at this year’s Gala Concert (Thursday 7th September, 2017 @ 7.00pm):
HEAL THE WORLD
August 10, 2017
A Children’s Book Council of Australia Book (CBCA) shortlisted story called, ‘The Snow Wombat’, by Susannah Chambers was read to Prep students. In this work, they used masking tape strips to create gum trees in a winter background. Soon the wombats will be stencilled and sponged to add further textural elements and depth to these exciting works. Please refer to the works in progress.
Grade 1 students have been using a cross-curricular approach in their art making. They have listened to Camille Saint-Saen’s, “The Carnival of the Animals” (1886) music movement. They also looked at Spanish artist, Pablo Picasso’s angular, cubist animal paintings as well as Australian Indigenous artist, Lin Onus’ patterned animal landscapes. Students ‘listened for animals’ in the classical music and sketched shape, form, line and different patterns in these vibrant impressions.
Another CBCA shortlisted book, by Leila Rudge about a pigeon named ‘Gary’, who could not fly, was read to the Grade 3s. They responded using pastels and mixed media to create distinctive pigeons with racing outfits or headwear. Students have drawn postcards, tickets, made envelopes, used their mapping knowledge and literacy skills, to invent adventurous tales across their page.
The Grade 4s have worked on creating perspective in their art by making tunnel books that have a foreground, middle-ground and background. They are a lot of fun and all are unique! These art books and are hinged on the sides with accordion style paper and can be viewed in the office area.
In response to the Lions Club, “The Future of Peace” competition, Grade 6 students have free choice of materials and are designing large posters relating to peace and what it means around the world. On October 3rd, artworks from the level will be selected to compete in the Blackburn district and a winner from the local schools will then be selected for the division and international competition.
July 21, 2017
We have had a great start to the term and it has been wonderful to see so many students and families utilising the library before school. Not only are we seeing students returning and borrowing books before school but many students are bringing family members in to build with our construction blocks, play chess, draw and read together.
There are no formal library sessions for Prep and Grade One students in Term 3, so students are encouraged to return and borrow books before school and at lunchtimes.
Our library is open every morning before school from 8.45 am -9.00 am and Monday, Tuesday and Thursday lunchtime from 1.25 pm – 1.50 pm.
We are offering special story time sessions to Grade Prep and One students every Tuesday lunchtime during Term 3 from 1.10 – 1.25 pm. These sessions will be taken by our fabulous Grade 6 library leaders where they will read and talk about books from our new arrivals area. Our story time sessions begin Tuesday 25th July. An announcement will be made to remind Prep and Grade One students to come to the library if they wish. We look forward to seeing you there.