LPS Year 3 Blog

December 17, 2019
by kylieroberts

The Last Week of Year 3!

There was much anticipation today as students found out which teacher and classroom they would have for Year 4.  Students met with their new teacher for a one hour transition with their 2020 classmates.

We have had a fantastic year filled with lots of learning, fun events and friendship-building.  Thank you for your support and we wish you a merry Christmas and happy holidays!

The Year 3 Team

Reminder:  Friday 20th December – 1:30pm finish.

November 6, 2019
by kylieroberts

Term 4 Week 5

We’re almost halfway through the last term of Year 3.  Time certainly flies when you’re having fun!

On Monday we had a transition morning to Year 4, with students playing fun games as a cohort.  Students have been participating in STOMP dance sessions on Fridays, learning a variety of funky dance moves.

In Maths we have been learning about division and its relationship with multiplication and using informal (hand spans, unifix cubes, string) and formal (millimetres, centimetres and metres) units of measurement for length.  We are learning how to write explanation texts using our research about a chosen celebration or commemoration.  In Reading we are summarising texts using key words.


  • Icy poles are sold on Tuesdays and Thursdays at lunchtime and cost 50 cents.
  • JSC Disco is on 5th December.  Please send back permission forms and $7 by 22nd November.
  • The Colour Fun Run is coming up next Friday 15th November.  Please go online to help raise money for our Laburnum Lab.

Year 3 Team

October 10, 2019
by kylieroberts

Term 4 Week 1

Welcome to Term 4!

We have been revisiting our Learning to Learn program, discussing and role-playing our school values of Respect, Integrity, Curiosity and Resilience.  Students have also been sharing how their family celebrates a special event.  This is an introduction to our inquiry unit, ‘Why Do We Remember Significant Events?’

Spelling homework will continue from last term and is still sent home on Fridays.  Please see your class teacher if you have any questions about the homework.

Term 4 Specialist Timetable

3R: Monday – P.E.;  Wednesday – Spanish, Music, Art

3A: Monday – Music;  Wednesday – P.E., Art;  Thursday – Spanish

3M: Monday – Spanish;  Wednesday – Art, P.E.;  Thursday – Music

3P: Monday – Spanish; Wednesday – Music, P.E.;  Thursday – Art

3K: Monday – Art; Wednesday – P.E., Spanish;  Thursday – Music

Other Items

  • Icy poles will be sold on Tuesdays and Thursdays at lunch time for 50 cents each.
  • For any parents who may work for Telstra, please see the attached letter Telstra Kids Grant

Year 3 Teachers

September 12, 2019
by kylieroberts

Term 3 Week 9

Congratulations to all Year 3 students who participated in the swimming program in Weeks 7 & 8.  Management at Aqualink Nunawading commented on the excellent behaviour of Laburnum students.  It was great to see students challenging themselves in the water and learning the skills of water safety.  The last day was especially fun, with relay races, volleyball and swinging from a tarzan rope into water.

Homework has a spelling focus from Week 9 onwards.  A note was sent home in Week 8 along with your child’s spelling list and an explanation of the activities.  Please return the signed homework slip as soon as possible.  Any questions, please don’t hesitate to see your class teacher.

In Reading, we have been focusing on making inferences by using the clues the author has given us, along with our background knowledge or past experience, to work out what is happening or how a character is feeling.  It would be great if parents could discuss examples of inferences with your child as they read to you.

In Maths we have been learning about representing multiplication as arrays, groups and repeated addition.  We have made vegie patches to represent worded multiplication problems and this week we have been learning about vertical multiplication.



Year 3 Team


September 2, 2019
by kylieroberts

Jeans for Genes Day

Just a 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.

Thank you!

Year 3 Team

August 30, 2019
by kylieroberts

Recent Events

Year 3 have certainly been busy!  We celebrated Book Week last Friday by dressing as our favourite book characters.  It was great to see so many fabulous costumes in our Year 3 parade.

The Fathers Day breakfast was a huge success.  Dads and grandfathers enjoyed warm bacon and eggs, croissants, pikelets and coffee despite the cold!

Students have been enjoying their swimming lessons this week and it has been great to witness student independence, resilience and encouragement of each other.  The program continues next week so please remember to bring swimming gear with everything labelled.

Wishing you a great weekend!

Year 3 Teachers

August 19, 2019
by kylieroberts

2019 Schools Spectacular Tickets

If you would like to purchase tickets to see this year’s performance of the Victorian State Schools Spectacular, now is the perfect time!
Schools Spectacular is celebrating the last Mass Choir rehearsal with a special one-day only 10% discount for anyone wanting to purchase tickets for remaining seats.
For 24 hours on Wednesday 21 August (ending at midnight), there will be 10% off tickets purchased using the discount code choir (the code word is not case sensitive).
This discount code is available for tickets purchased online as well as over the phone:
www.ticketek.com.au/spectacular or phone 132 849.

Dates to remember:

Friday 23rd August – Book Week dress-up day and assembly
Monday 26th August – Friday 6th September – Year 3 Swimming Program
Friday 30th August – Father’s Day breakfast
Friday 6th September – Jeans for Genes day


August 8, 2019
by kylieroberts

Term 3 Week 4

Oh what a night!  It was wonderful to see the Gala supported by so many parents and caregivers.  Congratulations to all students involved in the choir, instrumental groups and the Year 3 dance group, who had the ‘Best Time Ever’.

In Mathematics, we have been learning about money and how to calculate change for simple transactions.  It would be great if students could have real-life opportunities to practise this skill during their next trip to the supermarket or shops.

Reminder: homework is due on Wednesdays.                                                                                                                    

August 2, 2019
by kylieroberts

Term 3 Week 3

This week Year 3 visited the Life Education van. Students were engaged in a fun, interactive session learning about keeping their personal information safe online, the importance of checking with an adult whether websites used are age appropriate and communicating respectfully when using technology. We were lucky enough to have a visit from Harold the giraffe too!


July 30, 2019
by kylieroberts

Laburnum P.S. District Athletics Trials

Dear Parents,

If your child is interested in trying out for the District Team in the 800m or 1500m, please be at the school oval at the following times:

800m (all age groups): Friday 2nd August 8:10am

15oom (all age groups): Thursday 1st August 8:10am


Edmund Connor

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