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November 7, 2018
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Library News

LIBRARY NEWS

Our Library has been thriving this term with all kinds of reading, activities, accessing of information, knowledge building, deep thinking and lively discussion taking place.

Below are some of the highlights of our learning.

The Prep students have been very excited to discover interesting information about elephants. They have been reading non-fiction books and using the internet to research elephants.

They have also enjoyed listening to fiction books about elephants. Their favourite elephant books is the ‘Elmer the Elephant’ series. They made self to text connections where they compared themselves to Elmer.

 

The Year One students have been reading and learning about fairy tales. Some of the elements of fairy tales they focused on included beginnings and endings, problems and solutions, characters and settings.

They created their own fabulous fairy tale giant and created an appropriate setting for their giant.

 

The Year Two students have been studying Dr Seuss. They explored his website http://www.seussville.com/ and learnt many interesting facts about his life.

They created rhyming titles and front covers in response to the famous Dr Seuss book ‘The Cat in the Hat.’

 

The Year Three students have been learning about Cyber Safety. They listened to the story ‘The Internet is Like a Puddle’ and discussed how to be safe online. They also researched safe websites for children to use and are collaborating in small groups to create Cyber Safety posters. (Stay tuned as they will be displayed around the school soon.)

They enjoyed completing the cyber safety quiz https://www.esafety.gov.au/kids-quiz/ on the esafety website to determine their own cyber safety.

 

The Year Four students have had lots of fun exploring different book genres. They looked at specific features of different genres and then went on a genre hunt around the library to find books that fit into each category. They shared their findings with their peers and discussed their favourite and why it was their favourite.

In response to the shortlisted books ‘Mechanica’ and ‘Aquatica,’ the Year five students are busy creating their own futuristic Mechanica and Aquatica creatures. They are writing detailed descriptions about them in the style of the author Lance Balchin. (Stay tuned as they will be displayed around the school soon.)

Wendy Keogh
Library

 

November 7, 2018
by naomielias
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2019 Victorian State Schools Spectacular Auditions


2019 Victorian State Schools Spectacular

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 2:00 minute mark (only).  Follow the direction of the dancers on the video (as if you’re mirroring the moves).

GOOD LUCK! 🙂
Mrs Naomi McKenzie (née Elias) & Miss Alicia King

 

 

October 29, 2018
by naomielias
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PE News

PE NEWS!

Hello from the PE Department!  Below is some information on our program and what the talented LPS students have been doing this term:

YEAR LEVEL UNITS – TERM FOUR

Prep
Students in Prep have been working on developing their underarm throw and catch. Especially learning to call the name of their partner if they are not looking at them and stepping to catch the ball.

Year 1 and 2
Students in Years 1 and 2 have been focusing on learning to kick a ball out of their hands. This is a tricky skill to learn, but our students have been making great progress with great persistence!

Year 3 – 6
Students in the Middle and Senior schools have been working on a Striking and Fielding unit. So far they have focused specifically on using the correct technique for the over arm throw, how to set up a field and striking a ball in a range of minor games.

 

WALK TO SCHOOL
With Walk to School month in full swing and kids out and about, now is a great time to refresh on some general road rules.

General Pedestrian Rules
A pedestrian must obey the rules of the road set out in the Road Safety Rules 2009. Some of the more notable rules state that a pedestrian must:

*   not cross the road within 20 metres of a pedestrian crossing (you must use the crossing)

*   not enter a crossing against a flashing red or a solid red traffic crossing light

*   use the shortest or most direct route across a road

*   not walk along or fail to give way when crossing a bicycle path

*   not cause a traffic hazard by moving into the path of a driver

*   keep to the far side of a road facing oncoming traffic, when walking along a road where it is not practicable to use the footpath or nature strip.

Further detail on the road rules relating to pedestrians is provided on the VicRoads website, along with information on pedestrian safety.

Driver obligations & pedestrian right of way Notable driver obligations include:
*   When turning at an intersection, a driver has to give way to any pedestrians crossing the road the driver is turning into. The exception to this rule is at a roundabout, where the driver has the right of way unless there are crossings provided for pedestrians.

*   Drivers must not block a pedestrian crossing or children’s crossing – they must ensure the road beyond is clear to enable them to pass over the crossing. This does not apply where there is a pedestrian crossing immediately before an intersection.

*   When leaving a driveway or car park, drivers must give way to pedestrians on any footpath, path or nature strip.

*   When using a slip lane to leave a main road or turn left on a road drivers must give way to pedestrians.

*   In a shared zone drivers must give way to pedestrians.

*   In addition, road rules 197 and 198 state that a driver must not stop on a footpath in a built up area or stop in a location that obstructs access to a footpath.

For more information of the Victorian Road Rules visit https://www.vicroads.vic.gov.au/safety-and-road-rules/road-rules/a-to-z-of-road-rules

EASTERN REGION ATHLETICS CARNIVAL
On Thursday 18th October Laburnum Primary had 7 students representing our region at the annual Eastern Region Athletics Carnival. Well done to Emma S, Teah W, Jasmine N, Lily M, Riley B, Alana T, and Samira J – it is a fantastic effort to make it through to this event as there are some very elite athletes competing. Our students did a magnificent job on the day, all performing exceptionally well in their events. A special congratulations must go to Teah W who finished first in the Shot Put event, and Emma S who finished second in the 800m. Both of these girls are now through to the State Championships which is being held next Monday. Congratulations girls!

GIRLS FOOTY DAY
Finally the weather was good and the Year 6 girls travelled to Morton Park for a great day of friendly competition against the other schools in the district. The day was coordinated beautifully by the Blackburn Football Club and the 28 girls who competed had a great day learning new skills and meeting new people. A huge thank you to Dave W and Danny T who volunteered their time to coach the two Laburnum teams – they did a great job! Congratulations also to Poorva G and Helena A who both won trophies for being the best players in their respective teams.

Mr Connor & Ms Yue
PE Dept

 

 

October 12, 2018
by naomielias
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LPS Christmas Choir Songs 2018

LPS CHRISTMAS CHOIR SONGS 2018

LPS Christmas Choir members, below are links to the lyrics and audio tracks for your songs.

Happy singing! 🙂

 

*LYRICS:  Aussie Jingle Bells

*AUDIO TRACK:

 

*LYRICS:  Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas

*AUDIO TRACK:

 

*LYRICS:  Santa Claus is Comin’ To Town

*AUDIO TRACK:

 

LYRICS:  Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree

BACKING TRACK:

 

LYRICS:  Sleigh Ride

BACKING TRACK:

 

LYRICS:  All I Want For Christmas Is You

AUDIO TRACK:

 

Ms Elias
Music

February 22, 2018
by naomielias
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Choirs – More Songs :)

YEAR 3/4  & YEAR 5/6 CHOIR PIECES

Choir members, please scroll down below to find lyrics and audio files to your extra songs.

YEAR 3/4 CHOIR

How Far I’ll Go lyrics

 

YEAR 5/6 CHOIR

Tonight Again lyrics

 

Happy singing!

Ms Elias
Music

 

February 9, 2018
by naomielias
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Choirs

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”.

A Million Dreams Lyrics

 

Happy singing 🙂

Ms Elias
Music

 

November 13, 2017
by naomielias
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2018 Vic State Schools Spectacular Auditions


2018 Victorian State Schools Spectacular

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! 🙂

Ms Elias
Music

 

October 23, 2017
by naomielias
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LPS Christmas Choir Repertoire

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

Six White Boomers lyrics

AUSSIE JINGLE BELLS

Aussie Jingle Bells lyrics

HAVE YOURSELF A MERRY LITTLE CHRISTMAS

Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas lyrics

HAPPY CHRISTMAS (WAR IS OVER)

Happy Christmas (War is Over) lyrics

ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS IS YOU

All I Want for Christmas Is You lyrics

SILENT NIGHT
Silent Night lyrics

Happy singing!

Ms Elias
Music

September 20, 2017
by lplata
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NOTICIAS FROM THE SPANISH CLASSROOM

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.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZiNFXntWOJw

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:

Youtube videos:

Los Colores by Basho and Friends

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-jf5WnqcePQ

Numbers Rap by Basho and Friends

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6FEyfy5N3Nc&spfreload=10

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.

Señora Plata
Spanish

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