LPS Year One blog

October 14, 2019
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Telstra Kids Grants


Dear Parents,

If you are a Telstra employee you are eligible to register Laburnum Primary School for a $1200 Telstra Kids Grant. From Tuesday the 15th October through to Friday the 25th October eligible Telstra employees will be able to register for this grant on behalf of our school.

You must register online by the deadline. The system will then invite you to complete the grants process so that the Telstra Foundation can gift the Telstra Kids grant if your application is one of the automated “lottery-style” entries chosen.
The more entries there are for our school, the greater the chance our name will be randomly chosen.

So if you are a Telstra employee please hop online as soon as possible and register.

Jacqueline Purcell

Learning Specialist

September 3, 2019
by 5s2014

Jeans for Genes Day

Just a quick reminder that this Friday 6th September is Jeans for Genes day at Laburnum Primary School. So please encourage students to wear either denim jeans with their school shirt or a denim jacket and bring in a gold coin donation.

We are hoping to raise lots of money to support this wonderful cause and help raise awareness and much needed funds to support research into genetic diseases, their causes and potential treatments and cures.


Year 1 Team

July 21, 2019
by 5s2014

We need your help!

Dear Parents,

This term the Year 1 students are learning how to write a procedural text.  To assist your children it would be fantastic if you could share a family favourite recipe. Recipes are one example of a procedural text and the children would love to share the recipe of a delicious meal or desert that you enjoy at home. This can be hand written, including ingredients and the steps involved in making the meal or it can be photocopied from a recipe book. If the meal is eaten for a special occasion we would love you to add this information too. If you have any questions please ask one of the Year 1 teachers.


The Year 1 Teachers

July 18, 2019
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Parent/Teachers Interviews

Dear Parents,

Just a friendly reminder that bookings for Parent/Teacher Interviews are now open. In Week 3, we are offering appointments for parents/carers to meet their child’s teacher individually. The appointment is an opportunity for you to discuss the next steps in your child’s learning.  Please be prompt as interviews are strictly 10 minutes. If you require an interpreter please contact the office staff.


To make a booking: Visit: https://sentral.laburnumps.vic.edu.au/portaland click on the Parent-Teacher meetings tab

Bookings close 28th July at 5 o’clock.


The Year 1 Team

June 27, 2019
by 5s2014

End of Term 2 and Parent-Teacher Interviews

Wow! This term has flown by. The students have had an amazing term learning many new things. At the moment they are completing an information report about themselves. Early next term we will be inviting parents along to look at this amazing work.

Please don’t forget that this Friday school finishes at 2:30pm. We wish you all a safe and happy holiday time.

Parent – Teacher Meetings

(Tuesday July 30 & Thursday Aug 1)

In Week 3, we are offering appointments for parents/carers to meet their child’s teacher individually. The appointment is an opportunity for you to discuss the next steps in your child’s learning.

These appointments will run for 10 minutes; this includes “change-over time” to allow the teacher to be ready for their next appointment. Specialist teachers will have limited appointments available, for classes they have taught in Semester One only.

If you need more time with a particular teacher for any reason beyond this, you are welcome to arrange a separate meeting or phone call outside of these dates and times.

To make a booking: Visit: https://sentral.laburnumps.vic.edu.au/portal and click on the Parent-Teacher meetings tab


Opening and Closing Dates

Bookings will open Friday 12 July at 5.00 pm.

Bookings will close Sunday 28 July at 5.00 pm.


The Year 1 Team


June 2, 2019
by 5s2014

What a busy term!


Good Afternoon Year 1 families.


What a wet week we have had.

The students have been thoroughly enjoying investigating and discussing the similarities and differences in children around the world.

To make their connections more real and exciting in this inquiry learning we are sending home a one off special homework task.

It has gone home in the take home book bag and we ask that over the next week if you could finish this task with your child.

This task will help your child have some knowledge about their families culture and they will be better able to participate in class discussions. There are so many rich experiences we would love them to share about your families culture.


Warm Regards

Year 1 Teachers.

May 2, 2019
by 5s2014

Welcome back to Term 2

What a terrific start to the term we have had. The students seem to have settled in and 1A and 1W are definitely enjoying their new classrooms. Next Tuesday the Year 1 students have a time to visit the Mothers’ Day Stall.

Tuesday the 7th May

On this day, Year 1 visit the Mothers’ Day Stall.

Please send money in an envelope or small wallet, on the day, if you wish for your child to purchase a gift.

Mothers’ Day Stall


Gift prices range from between $2 and $10.

Have a great weekend

The Year 1 Team


April 4, 2019
by 5s2014

A busy term!

It is hard to believe that term one has nearly finished. The past few weeks have been full of great learning and fun adventures. A few weeks ago many students dressed in their house colours and participated in our Twilight Sports. It was a beautiful night and lots of fun was had.





This term in maths we have learnt about patterns with shapes and numbers. It was amazing to see students creating repeating and growing patterns.



In Writing the Year 1 students have continued to develop their skills in recount writing. They also wrote some persuasive letters to Dr Dray to try and convince her that their new uniform design was the best.


This week the Year 1s have worked with their Year 5 buddies to create creatures. Some interesting creations were produced. The students have also enjoyed searching for creatures in the school grounds, using magnifying glasses to see some small schoolyard inhabitants up close.


We hope everyone has a well earned rest over the holidays.

The Year 1 Team!

March 17, 2019
by 5s2014

Mathematics- Let’s make a pattern!

The Year 1 mathematicians have been busy over the past few weeks learning how to count collections of objects efficiently through skip counting and identifying patterns. They have identified, created and repeated patterns both forwards and backwards using objects and numbers. In applied maths, the students have been investigating calendars, coming up with songs and rhymes to sequence days and months. They will be continuing learning more about counting, patterns and calendars for the rest of this term.


Working Bee Saturday 23rd March


Have a great week!

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