Lyndale Greens PS Newsletter

OCTOBER 29 2020

Public Holiday – Tuesday 3rd November - Students DO NOT come to school on this day.

Please remember to follow the staggered start and finish times

Earlier this week I sent home a reminder letter to parents/carers and students about adhering to the Staggered Start and finish times. Students CANNOT come to school prior to their allocated times. These rules are about keeping everyone safe.

Lyndale Greens is focussed on providing every student, staff member and parent community with a safe environment, and we all need to follow the new rules.

Thank you to the overwhelming majority of families who have been incredibly supportive and understanding about the staggered start/finish times and the many other new rules we need to have in place as we all tackle Covid 19. Thank You!

 

Student Assessment

During the next few weeks, teachers will be conducting a range of student assessments and testing to ascertain your child’s learning outcomes.  It is extremely important that your child completes all of the appropriate assessment, as this enables your child’s teacher to provide a reliable and valid assessment of your child’s learning outcomes, for their December report.

2021 Planning Prep Enrolments

We are currently looking at our 2021 planning for grades, grade structures, specialist and grade teachers.  To help us with our planning, we need to know as accurately as possible, our 2021 student enrolment numbers.

If you know of a family or friend who will be enrolling their child in Prep or any other year level next year, could you ask them to give the school a call to discuss their child’s learning requirements and how we can support their transition into LGPS.

Moving house or moving to a new suburb

If your family is intending to move out of the area and will not be attending Lyndale Greens in 2021, we would greatly appreciate you notifying the office as soon as possible.

Year 6 Polo Shirt REMINDER

Orders for 2021 Year 6 Polo Shirts for the current Year 5 students has been extended until next Monday 3rd November.

As these shirts are specially printed, no orders can be placed after this date & they will not be available for purchase in 2021

Payment of $23 per shirt can be paid by Card at the office. Please remember to bring the order form with you to the office.

Hats for Term 4

Sun Smart – Hats are compulsory during Terms 1 & 4

Book Week Event

Dear Parents & Guardians,

Our school will be celebrating Book Week on Friday 6th November 9.15-1.30 pm.

This year’s theme is Curious Creatures, Wild Minds.

On the day, the children will participate in a variety of activities to celebrate Book Week.

Students are encouraged to dress up as their favourite book character.  Each class will have their own small parade.

As a result of the restrictions, parents will not be able to attend the parades.

.  F. Mangonis

Bird Life’s Back Yard Bird Count

Lyndale Greens Primary grades 4 and 6 participated in a Bird Life’s Citizen Science Project counting birds in backyards, or schoolyards. This is the forth year that Lyndale Greens PS has participated in the program. It involved students spending 20 minutes surveying the birds in the schoolyard and recording on-line. The students had previously selected a bird from the on-line Victorian Backyard Birds Poster to research and produce their own poster sharing facts on their bird’s food, egg and nest, and song and drawing the bird. Their posters and posters from grade 2, 3 and 5 students are now on display in the Science Room. The poster research assisted students to identify birds during the survey. Similar birds were seen over the week beginning Monday 19th October to Thursday 22nd October. The birds most seen were: Australian Magpie, Mudpie Lark, Common Myah, Noisy Miner, Little Raven, Little Wattlebird and Rainbow Lorikeet. These are the larger, bossier birds who have adapted to urban landscapes. Small birds, such as wrens, thornbills and fantails, were again absent from the school yards and maybe most students’ backyards. Special finds were the Grey Butcherbird and Ibis. Interestingly the morning surveys saw a larger number of species and a larger number of birds than did the afternoon surveys. So, does the early birds really catch the early worms? Judith Sise Science

Backyard Bird Posters Grades 2 to 6

The Aussie Backyard Bird Count is a project of Birdlife Australia. It is a citizen science project in which volunteers conduct bird counts around Australia. In the 2017 bird count, almost two million birds were counted.

Students from Grade 2 to 6 also made posters of one of the Backyard Birds which are displayed in the Science Room. Students from Grade 2 to 6 selected their top 6 posters and the most popular posters were awarded first and second places and there were also some Highly Recommended posters. The certificates and prizes were announced over Lyndale Live on Monday 26 October. Congratulations to all the students who participated.

 

The students who received awards were:

Grade 6 1st Keiry Bin Khairul Faiz 6D, 2nd Mai Vu 6A, Highly Recommended Jahanvi Vemuri 6B.

Grade 5 1st Mahsa Hussaini 5A, 2nd Ayaan Maniar 5B, Highly Recommended Maryam Mohseni 5C

Grade 4 1st Benyamin Razai 4D, 2nd Janina Hetharia 4C, Highly Recommended Jasmine Sharma 4B.

Grade 3 1st Setayesh Musawi 3D, 2nd Japleen Kaur 3D, Highly Recommended Jordan Jackson 3D

Grade 2 1st Isaac Winston 1 /2A, 2nd Noah Brhan 2C.

Judith Sise Science

Narratives by 2C

Up, Up Away

I t was the first day in my new school. I felt a little bit shy. I had no friends in my class. Everyone had space uniforms. Why! Why were they wearing space uniforms. Then Mrs Manasvi and Mr Hareseheran said it was a rocket excursion. I was so happy.

So we went to the train to go. We went up, up, up and up the hill. Then we went to the rocket. Then the rocket was launching. Mrs Manasvi didn’t know how to control the rocket. We were drifting in space. Then an asteroid was coming.

The asteroid was coming closer and closer. It crashed into us but nobody was hurt. Then the rocket landed on Earth and everybody was safe.  by Manasvi

 

Alien Spaceship comes to School

Once there was a school in Australia and the name of the school was L.G.P. In  L.G.P.  there were 500 students. One day a spaceship crashed into the school and there were four aliens. Everyone ran but a boy named Arash stayed. He helped the four aliens. The four aliens told their story of what happened. So Arash made another spaceship so the four aliens went back to their planet. So the people lived happily ever after.  by Arash 

Marvellous Maths at Lyndale Greens! Edition 2

Each week I aim to highlight some of the Marvellous Maths learning that is taking place within our classrooms. This week we have some amazing work undertaken by Year 2 students.

Year 2: Multiplication arrays Here is the wonderful work of Manasvi and Ashane in 2C

Manasvi told me arrays are rows and columns that you can draw to help solve multiplication problems. She really enjoyed this activity because she got to draw an array in the fruit shop and then write its matching multiplication equation.

Manasvi is confident recalling her 2s, 5s and 10s times tables and is working hard on improving at her 3s. Practising your times tables in grades 2 and 3 can assist with future math topics like multi-digit multiplication,  equivalent fractions and division. But no matter what age your child is, learning the  multiplication facts will help to make them more  confident and successful in math.

            Multiplication City in 1/2A

Well done Grade 2s – keep up the hard work applying your multiplication skills!  I look forward to highlighting other Marvellous Maths discoveries from across the school next time. 

Miss Kylie Smith 

Manasvi told me arrays are rows and columns that you can draw to help solve multiplication problems. She really enjoyed this activity because she got to draw an array in the fruit shop and then write its matching multiplication equation.

Manasvi is confident recalling her 2s, 5s and 10s times tables and is working hard on improving at her 3s.

Practising your times tables in grades 2 and 3 can assist with future math topics like multi-digit multiplication, equivalent fractions and division. But no matter what age your child is, learning the multiplication facts will help to make them more confident and successful in math.                                     Multiplication City in 1/2A

Well done Grade 2s – keep up the hard work applying your multiplication skills! I look forward to highlighting other Marvellous Maths discoveries from across the school next time.  Miss Kylie Smith 

Student of the Week

PA:     Hassan - for staying focussed during reading and trying hard to sound out and read the words.

 

PB:     Japneet Grewal PB- for learning to sound out the vowels in each word. Keep it up!  

 

PC:     Hivadina for listening carefully and then writing the sounds that she can hear in words. Fantastic effort Hivadina!

 

PD:    Gurjaap has been doing a fantastic job in her writing and reading. Gurjaap's handwriting is tidy and she is using capital letters and full stops. Well done Gurjaap! 

 

1A:     Sasthinee Kanchiyappan - Congratulations to Sasthinee for being able to write interesting sentences.   Sasthinee is able to use adjectives to describe the characters in her sentences.   Well done Sasthinee!

 

1B:      Rihana Jaison for excellent listening skills and wonderful work habits. Keep up the excellent work. Well done. 

 

1D:     Daniel Kalan - For settling back into the routines of school and completing tasks enthusiastically

 

1/2A: Nusaibah –f or her excellent work on arrays in multiplication and presentation of her work.

 

2A:     Latisha Sheriff for settling back into school with a fantastic attitude! You have been putting lots of effort into all your learning. Well done, keep it up Latisha!

 

2B:     Raiden Tei Ona for showing great improvement in his reading and giving full answers to comprehension questions. 

 

2C:     Talia Motuliki for her excellent attitude towards her learning and producing her very best work.

 

3D:     Sufian Adam - For writing a great reflection about your team's marble run.

 

4A:     Nasma - For successfully identifying facts and opinions in reading passages. You have shown a great understanding Nasma! Well done!

 

4B:     Raven Pineda - for his positive attitude towards his learning. Well done for the great effort you always put into your learning tasks. Keep up the amazing work!

 

4D:     Adam Albukthaima for making excellent progress in his understanding of place value. Well done Adam. Keep up the high standard.

 

5A:     Wali in Grade 5A for your wonderful effort in Literacy and Numeracy! Keep up the great work Wali!

 

5B:     Zakaria Kamil for always putting in 100% effort in all subject areas.  Zak does his best work. Keep up the great work Zak!

 

5C:     Donya - For striving to achieve your best when writing your Leadership Application letter. You have included wonderful adjectives and identified your fantastic traits.  Well done Donya!

 

6A:     Rezan - Working hard to identify angles using her knowledge of complimentary and supplementary angels to find the value of unknown angles. Well done on being able to draw, measure and identify different angles and their properties.

 

6B:     Mahdia Fakori for working to such a high standard to challenge herself with her learning.

 

6C:     Denzel. P - For using known angles to solve unknown angles without a protractor. Excellent Effort!