LPS Year 5 Blog

November 8, 2019
by mareerovatti


Year 5 have had a great start to Friday mornings with our STOMP dancing program. They have been challenged  with some complicated dance steps, performed to music that makes you want to join in. It has been pleasing to see some students stepping outside their comfort zone and trying an activity that they would not usually choose, whilst others can’t wait to perform.




November 1, 2019
by mareerovatti

Transition to Year 6

Today the Year 5 students took part in transition to Year 6, spending one session with the current Year 6 teachers. They will take part in three more transition days, on the 14th of November the 11th of December and the 17th of December. This will give them a chance to ask questions, relieve worries and get to know other teachers and students. The students will be in their 2020 grades with their 2020 teachers during the transition on the 17th of December.

lining up


October 30, 2019
by mareerovatti

Year 6 2020 Camp Information

As a follow up to a parent question about administering antiseptic solution to scrapes and cuts on camp,  please read the following guidelines:

The only antiseptic solution the school can administer is saline, a salt water solution to cuts and grazes. A cut that requires further attention would be referred to a local doctor for treatment , teachers acting in “loco parentis”.  Any other antiseptic could be provided by parent for child, clearly labelled with name and dosage on zip lock bag.

Scraped Knee


October 21, 2019
by mareerovatti

Week 3


Stomp notices and payment were due last Friday. This Friday will be the first session. Get some feedback about the session from your child and maybe they can show you some dance moves.


Family Education ends this week and the students should be bringing home their booklets. Have an open discussion with your child and make them aware that you are always there to answer any questions.



Yes, that’s right. It does say Year 6 camp. Notices have gone home on Monday and could they be returned as soon as possible to your child’s current classroom teacher. The camp will be held Week 3 of 2020 so a lot of preparation needs to be done before the end of the year.

Information night about the camp is Tuesday 29th October at 5.30 pm.


October 18, 2019
by mareerovatti


What’s black, white and read all over?! A newspaper of course! And this week in writing and reading we have started to explore – you guessed it – ‘everything NEWSPAPER! ‘

Some of the many areas we will investigate whilst studying newspaper articles include author bias, feature articles, opinion pieces, writing to suit an audience and newspaper structure.

Looking at and writing newspapers doesn’t just help us with our writing skills but keeps us up to date with all that is going on with the world. Did you know that a 13th century painting was found in a kitchen in Paris? Or that Australia has donated money for America’s Mars mission? Just ask your kids!

We are hoping that all our students will produce their own newspapers to share with you by the end of the term with lots of creative writing inside. It would be great for families to discuss some news stories from the newspaper or online with their children.



October 14, 2019
by mareerovatti

Telstra Kids Grant


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


June 8, 2019
by mareerovatti

Camp Forms

Thank you to all who have returned Camp Rumbug forms promptly. If you haven’t please return them asap so we can complete the paperwork.

Here’s a sneak peek at the fabulous flying fox.

Flying Fox at Camp Rumbug

June 8, 2019
by mareerovatti

Tiny Houses

Year 5 have been working on their Tiny Houses in Maths. It has been a hands on measurement task creating furnished scale model houses. We have had lots of fun and refined our knowledge of scale, area and perimeter. There are some future architects among us.



May 17, 2019
by mareerovatti

Week 4


Congratulations to all the Year 5 students who completed Naplan this week. They showed great resilience and persistence.


We have enjoyed working on Narratives this week in writing, exploring author’s language and literary devices.  Students have been working on including figurative language in their drafts. We hope to publish and share our stories when completed.  We are sure some students will be on the Best Selling List in a few years.

Education Week

You are welcome to join your child at school this Thursday 23rd May in their classroom, from 2.40 as we celebrate Education Week. Classrooms will also be open the same evening between 5.45- 6.45.

Swimming Notes are due back Monday 20th May so please complete them and send back to school.

Camp Information Session will be held on Tuesday 28th May  5.30-6.15 in Staff/Community Room.

May 10, 2019
by mareerovatti

Week 3 Already

Hope you have had a relaxing and enjoyable start to Term 2. There are always many things happening in year 5.

Swimming Week 5

By now you should have received the swimming notification for Term 2. Swimming is compulsory so please return the forms as soon as possible.

Please note that the amount payable is $65.90, calculated after the government subsidy has been taken out of total amount which was listed further down the page of the payment sheet.

AFL Umpiring Course

Oops! Due to Naplan next week the AFL Umpiring Course will take place a week later than planned. The new date is Wednesday 22nd May.

5 Camp

Teachers have started working behind the scenes,  making preparations for camp. Camp Rumbug will take place in Term 3, Monday 12th August- Wednesday 14th August. It is located in South Gippsland amongst the hills, lots of climbing up and down, There will be an Information Session soon and lots of information coming home. If you’d like a sneak peak have a look at the Rumbug website.

PGL Camp Rumbug, VIC



Naplan takes place next week, notes about it went home earlier this week. Please make sure your students have plenty of sleep so they can perform at their best. We will have a week off Homework, except for reading, 60 minutes please.

Have a great weekend,

The Year 5 team

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