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September 2023


Week 2

PTA Comedy Night - Thursday 19th October 2023 @7pm

Exciting Announcement! We're hosting a comedy night fundraiser for over 18's only, featuring our host of the night, Joe Bor (Milo's Dad in Year 3) and the hilarious talents of Iain Sterling and Nathan Caton, both seasoned performers from Live at the Apollo.

Scan the QR code from the poster below or visit School Money to book your tickets. Be quick to avoid disappointment.

Join us for a night of laughter!



Week 1

Welcome Back!

We look forward to another promising year at Livingstone and would like to extend a warm welcome to everyone returning to school and to our new pupils.

Over the next couple of weeks more children will be joining our Nursery and Reception class from families who are new to the school. We welcome them into the Livingstone family and look forward to working in partnership towards educational success!

Next week we will be adding a link to an Annual Calendar which will set out dates throughout the year. This will enable parents/ carers to plan ahead where possible.

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July 2023


Week 3

Goodbye and good luck for the future to our wonderful Year 6

They are an amazingly talented group of children who have exceeded all expectations in everything that they have done during their time at Livingstone. We look forward to hearing all about their upcoming achievements and successes.

Also, well done to all our pupils who took part in the assemblies and shows, especially Year 6 who took lead in the end of year school production, School of Rock. Thank you to the staff for their hard work and to all the parents/carers for supporting their children.



Week 2

Goodbye to Year 6!

The journey through Reception to Year 6 has been full of surprises, ups and downs but we have loved every second of it. The years have passed by so quickly and now we are nearly in secondary school! Some of us are going to part ways and some of us will still see each other but we will always keep our memories with us.

In Reception, we did the chicken dance (an old Livingstone tradition!)

In Year 1, we had our first snow together at school and Miss Gomes even let us have a little snowball fight!

By Katerina and Lois :) xxx




Week 1

PTA Summer Party and BBQ

The Summer Fair was another successful event made possible by a dedicated group of PTA members who worked tirelessly to ensure the children had the best possible experience.

Thank you to everyone who donated, as the generosity was overwhelming and very much appreciated by anyone who won a prize. The performance of the choir was outstanding and Edward Partridge and Mrs Margetts were star turns! Despite the threat of rain, the barbecue was unaffected, the bouncy castles were used to full capacity and the Karaoke was brilliant. All in all, the event was a tremendous success and we raised just under £3,000.



June 2023

Week 4

Summer Fair - Raffle and Bid Up!

When you get this newsletter, it will not be too late to come along to our Summer Fair to enjoy the afternoon, have ago on the raffle and bid for some amazing prizes!

We have wine, toys, Co-op hampers, Soap and Glory Mega Tins, Luxury Perfumes and much more!

The PTA would like to thank:

Co-op East Barnet Village

Willows Farm

Everyman Cinema

Millfield Theatre

Aldenham Country Park

Recovery & Garage Services Welham

Box Sport London

The parents/carers, friends and staff of Livingstone for their donations and contributions to this year's Summer Fair.




Week 3

Father's Day Stall!

Thank you again to all our wonderful supportive band of parents/ carers who made the Father's Day stall possible. Isabelle and Sienna's Mums did an amazing job with the 'Crispy Cakes' and 'Rocky Road' with no soggy bottoms to be seen!



Week 2

Rock School Guitar Assembly!

This week we had our own early 'Rock School' when Edward Partridge's pupils showcased their guitar skills following weeks of lessons. The children rocked to Sonny, Cairo, Ruby, Aidan and Emily performing individually and to backing tracks - all were 'Most Excellent!'

Come and see Edward performing at the Summer Fair on the Friday 30th June and please let us know if you are interested in having private guitar lessons.




Week 1

Barnet Medieval Festival 2023!

If you have some free time this weekend maybe you could pop along to the Barnet Medieval Festival which is holding its annual event to commemorate the Battle of Barnet.

"Barnet Medieval Festival is dedicated to engaging people in the history of the Battle of Barnet and its significance within the Wars of the Roses. Fought on 14th April 1471, the Battle of Barnet saw Edward IV lead his Yorkist army to victory against the Lancastrian forces led by the Earl of Warwick." ( https:// barnetmedievalfestival.org/)

There will be Medieval stalls, community stalls, and food stalls.

Key Times for Saturday and Sunday:

12:00pm Re-enactment of the second Battle of St Albans

12:30pm Equestrian display

1:30pm Fashion Show

2:00pm Archery demonstration

2:30pm Firepower display with cannon & guns

3:30pm Equestrian display

4:00pm Re-enactment of the Battle of Barnet



May 2023

Week 4

Livingstone Founders and Picnic Day!

The Founder's Day Family Picnic was a great success today due the sunny weather and the wonderful activities organised by Ms Fairley and Mrs Sampson around the theme of PE and Geography.

Thank you to all families who were able to come and join us on the field for a picnic lunch and ice cream. We are very grateful to Mrs Tate, Ms Newton and Mrs Barton for providing the picnic.

I would also like to thank every member of staff who contributed to the event, as they made sure that these subjects were taught to the highest standards, in a creative and engaging way.




Week 3

Y6 SATs Completed!

Y6 SATs was a challenging experience for everyone who did it, we all did very well and are over the moon about how hard we all tried and how much effort went into these tests. There were two groups in different rooms, one group in the art room and one group in the dining hall. We also had a lot of help along the way, such as Kate Orr doing yoga with us everyone morning - to help us relax for the upcoming exams. We are also very thankful to Mrs Kelly and others for providing us with breakfast everyday. Even if we were nervous, we had the amazing staff there to help us along the way. I am sure all parents and teachers are so proud of everyone who participated in the tests! On the Friday of that week, we all went to Victoria Park, did lots of fun activities and most importantly had plenty of fun!!!



Week 2

Congratulations to Year 6 for Completing their SATs!

It hard to believe that Year 6's time at Livingstone is entering the final stages. When the last Maths papers were collected today, the children could finally relax and start looking forward to an action-packed end to the last weeks of term.

Well done to all the pupils for the exceptional effort they have put into the preparation for the SATs tests. Every member of staff who has worked with these pupils has contributed to their outcomes. However, the biggest cheer goes to Ms Breen and Mrs Armstrong for working so hard to get them ready for the challenge.




Week 1

King Charles III Coronation - Street Party Lunch!

Today the pupils will be bringing home their wonderful, decorated pots. In honour of King Charles's love of gardening and the environment, the pupils have planted seeds, which we hope will grow over the spring and summer as a reminder of this very special occasion.

After singing God Save the King so beautifully, everyone had a lovely afternoon at the street party themed lunch and enjoyed eating the fantastic buffet made by Tracy and Ellie in the Kitchen, followed by lots of dancing, singing and games.



April 2023

Week 3


Wishing all our families celebrating today a very happy Eid!








March 2023


Student Newsletter

World Autism Acceptance Week!

Autism Awareness week was from the 27th of March to 2nd April. The theme this year was colour and there is a virtual Spectrum Colour Challenge as well as Spectrum Colour Walk and many more, so feel free to get involved. We need our community, more than ever, to help us to support 700,000 autistic children in the UK. On Tuesday 28th of March, Livingstone dressed up all in blue whether it was in your school uniform or in your own clothes. We had an assembly on Tuesday at 10'oclock about this important week and how we could help as well as what it is about children.



Week 4

London Youth Games!

If you didn't know that we were representing Barnet at the London Youth Games, where have you been?!

We have been looking forward to this event for weeks and the girls have been training exceptionally hard. We wish that we could have taken the whole school to watch this spectacular event as the quality of all games played was of a premier league standard!

The girls had a tough start as we had to play three games in a row. However, this didn't phase our girls one bit. We won two games and drew the other placing us top of our group. This led us to playing in the Top 16 which we won on penalties. The girls flew through to the quarter finals and...semi finals!




Week 3

Happy Mother's Day!

Thank you to Mrs Cavozzi and Diane for tirelessly working to get the Mother's Day Stall up and running for today. Thank you also to our parent volunteers Paula Falco, Mapilar Rafter, Jen Naval and Kate Orr who helped to run the stall. All of them are Mums and we appreciate what they do!

Have a lovely weekend!



Week 2

Dance Festival

This week, many schools in Barnet, including Livingstone have participated in the annual Barnet Dance Festival at The Arts Depot. It is a fantastic opportunity for children to perform on a stage in an auditorium in front of a packed audience. Our Year 6 class have been practicing and practicing every week ahead of their big debut on Wednesday evening and their hard work paid off. What a show! To see the class come together and dance so beautifully was a joy to watch. We are very fortunate that the children can take part as it is an experience that they will never forget. Well done, Year 6!




Week 1

World Book Day 2023!

We had a fabulous week celebrating World Book Day and the wonder that reading brings. The children enjoyed having different staff members reading to them everyday, as well as the buddy reading they did with different classes.

Mrs Armstrong organised a fantastic 'Mystery Book Swap' this afternoon and everyone was amazed by the costumes and pyjamas today. Thank you to all the parents, children and staff for making such an effort!

Even though today we celebrate reading, please remember that reading is important everyday of the year! Please encourage your child to read at home, visit their local library and read a wide range of books.



February 2023

Week 4

Goodbye Mrs Barrett

After 22 years of outstanding service to the school, we are saying goodbye to Mrs Barrett as she moves on to enjoy her well- deserved retirement.

She has been an integral part of the success of Livingstone and all of the pupils that she has worked with. Her last day of service will be Tuesday and she will be missed by everyone. We wish her well in her retirement. Best wishes!




Week 2

Goodbye Mrs Boucon!

After 20+ years, Mrs Boucon is leaving us at the end of this week. Mrs Boucon has been a very much valued key member of the Kingfisher teaching team and The Cabin Club but has also spent a number of years supporting pupils as well as Teachers in the mainstream classes. It is lovely to hear that she is beginning a new chapter of her life by moving to Belgium. She will be missed by everyone in the school after many years of service. Bon Voyage!

Ms Knappett and Mrs Craddock will be taking over Mrs Boucon's role in The Cabin Club.



Week 1

National Education Union - Teacher Strike

Livingstone School was able to open this week following the industrial action. However, we are alerting all parents/carers not to assume that this will be the case next time there is a strike. As soon as we have more information on the situation you will be notified if the school is going to be affected.



January 2023


Week 4

Strike Action Update - School Open!

You may be aware from media coverage that teaching union(s) have declared strike action, which will take place on Wednesday 1st February. The strike is happening because of a national dispute between the unions and the government over teachers’ pay. As we have notified everyone by text this week, the school will be open as normal on Wednesday.



Week 3

Happy Chinese New Year!

To all our families celebrating this weekend, we wish you a Happy Chinese New Year!




Week 2

Updated Summer Term Dates!

The Summer Term now has two INSET Days as we have added the final one to our school term dates. An additional Bank Holiday has also been added for The King's Coronation. Please see below for these new dates and add them to your diaries/ calendars.

Summer Term 2023

Inset Days: Monday 26th June and Friday 21st July (school closed)

First Half: Monday 17th April – Friday 26th May

May Day: Monday 1st May (Bank Holiday) school closed for this day

Coronation Day: Monday 8th May school closed for this day

Half term: Monday 29th May – Friday 2nd June (Spring Bank Holiday 29th May)

Second Half: Monday 5th June – Friday 21st July (school closes 2 pm Thursday 20th July for Summer Holiday)



Week 1

Challenge Clubs!

Year 6 Saturday School and Thursday after school Challenge Club have finished for this academic year.

Since the return to school after lockdown, we have found that the early mornings sessions have had more of an uptake and have been more impactful. Please look out for the letters that will be inviting children to attend in rotation. In addition, Mr Madle and Miss Papas will be providing extra support in classes.



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