Message sent from:


January 2022

Week 1

Happy New Year to Everyone!

I would like to thank everyone for working so hard to ensure 2021 ended on such a high. We managed to complete all the planned events and only just missed out on the Christmas visit to the church. We hope to apply the same determination to the Spring Term, with the expectation that pupils will give their best effort to achieve their full potential in gaining knowledge and learning new skills. There may be setbacks but we will continue to approach each task ahead with a 'can-do' attitude to ensure that our pupils maintain access to activities and high quality learning opportunities in its many forms.

Mrs Phelan



December 2021

Week 3

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

To all our Livingstone families, we wish you a wonderful, restful and safe festive break.

This has been a truly memorable term, which due to the dedication and hard work of our Livingstone team, has enabled the pupils the best possible return to school, despite the setbacks caused by COVID.

We have been overwhelmed by the generosity shown by parents/carers, governors and friends of the school. With your support not only have we managed to deliver the best possible curriculum but also the enriching experiences which make attending Livingstone such a unique and fulfilling experience for the children.

On behalf of all the staff, thank you for all your good wishes and generous gifts.

We look forward to seeing everyone back on Tuesday 4th January when school re-opens at 8 am.

(Breakfast and CABIN Club open as normal)



Week 2

Christmas Show!

Every year, Year 3 performs a Christmas show for everyone to watch and enjoy. This year, Year 3 performed a wonderful show, which beautifully presents the story of Jesus, how an angel nearly missed it all and how the Advent (Christmas) holiday was made. They have wowed everyone! We hope that everyone had fun while making or watching the show. We would like to thank the teachers who have set up this show and the pupils who carried it out amazingly.

by Lily.M Y6



Week 1

PTA Family Quiz - a huge success!

Raffle Prizes and Bid Up

Over 35 families enjoyed eating pizza and being entertained at our PTA quiz. Move over Chris Tarrant, Noel Edmonds and Gino D'Acampo - the best Quiz Master is our very own Mrs Church. We raised around £300 but more importantly, we managed to bring our community together with laughter. Thank you to Lina, Mrs Church, the Chaffe family, Kelly, Laura, Teresa, Mrs Stephens, Mrs Phelan and Diane for organising an amazing night.

The raffle prize draw from the Christmas Fair will take place on Monday 6th December at 12:30pm. We will be recording the draw for everyone to see.

Everyone should have received the information via text about the wonderful prizes available for 'Bid Up'. Monday 6th December is also the deadline!



November 2021

Week 4

COVID Updates!

At the beginning of term we had hoped to follow the DFE recommendations which permitted pupils to come into school even if they had been exposed to the virus, as long as they tested negative. However, based on cases increasing in schools, this recommendation was recently amended by our local authority, as over time it was noted that the biggest risk to the spread of COVID was the exposure to the virus in the family home. Therefore, following Barnet Health recommendations, though we would not close the class for a small number of cases (fewer than 10% or 3/4 cases), in line with this new guidance, we are asking that pupils with a family member testing positive and living in the same home to stay off school and isolate in order to limit the spread.



Week 3

'In a World Where You Can Be Anything... Be Kind'!

Livingstone and Cop26

This week, we have focused on friendship, specifically learning about how to spread a bit of kindness. The children have learned about the small things that make a difference, such as a simple 'smile' and saying kind things to each other as well as being thoughtful and caring everyday.

Livingstone school have been playing their part in saving the planet and looking after the environment. Here are some pictures from Forest School and our Creative Curriculum..



Week 2

What a busy week!

We are so proud of the children and staff for all the hard work and resilience they have shown after the last two years and it's fantastic that we are now able to add more exciting opportunities and events to the school planner following the lift of COVID restrictions. After all the ups and downs, it's great to see the children participating in and enjoying all the activities that had to be put on hold for a while. They never fail to amaze us with their enthusiasm and achievements.



Week 1

Happy Diwali - Festival of Lights!

Bonfire Night

This week in our assemblies we have been talking about Diwali and Bonfire Night. Both events involve the use of fireworks, so please remind your children of the Firework Code to ensure everyone keeps safe. We wish our Hindu families happy Diwali and for everyone to enjoy any firework displays over the weekend.

We cannot emphasize enough the importance that reading has on improving the educational outcomes of your children. For this reason every class is hosting an Impact Meeting which shows how we teach reading and how you can help your child to improve. Please ensure that you come to these workshops or send another carer such as grandparent as you will learn things that will help your child/ren.



October 2021

Week 3

New Newsletter Writers!

Exciting News! There are some new pupil newsletter writers writing the first newsletter of this school year: Maisie, Athena, Victor, Freddie, Emmanuel, Katerina, Orpita , Lois, Aiden L and Matteo. We will be writing this newsletter because we think there should be a newsletter written from a child's point of view. This gives the child an opportunity to talk about things that they would like to talk about including the school council, spooky adventure, cross country and much more that you can read later on in the newsletter.

Kingfisher's Birthday!

Great News! Its officially Kingfishers' 20th birthday! To celebrate this very important milestone, we invited many old members of the Livingstone family: Graham Lancaster - The head teacher who started off Kingfisher, Linda Orr- The Barnet head of SEND, Clive Partridge- Livingstone chair of governors. Shelly Farmer- Kingfisher Parent rep and Mrs Fairley + Mr Boucon- Former pupils of Kingfisher opening.



Week 2

Kingfisher Celebration

Year 4 Harvest Festival

This week has been a time to reflect and rejoice on what Livingstone has achieved as a community over the past 20 years in Special Educational Needs as we celebrated Kingfisher's birthday on Tuesday.

The whole event was organised by Mrs Ferdenzi and Miss Nicholson. They did an incredible job getting so many former staff, parents and pupils to attend the celebration as well as share some fond memories of their time spent here.

On Tuesday 19th October we would like all pupils to bring in tinned and dry goods so we can donate them to the local charity and food bank. It has been a tough time for many families in Barnet, so this will be an easy way to help our community.

Year 4 parents can come to the Main Hall and watch their children perform a Harvest assembly at 9am. Please can you bring a mask with you.



Week 1

Happy Birthday Kingfisher!

Next week, on Tuesday 12th October, our Kingfisher Provision will be celebrating 20 happy years of Education.

Pupils, parents/carers, staff and friends of Livingstone both past and present, will share memories in a special assembly that go back to when it all started 20 years ago to the present day.

Next week, the newsletter will feature this special event and we will share the history of the Kingfisher provision.

All Kingfisher Parents/Carers are invited to join us at 2pm



September 2021

Week 3

Parent Consultations

Thank you to all the parents/carers who were able to come to the 'Meet the Teacher ' meetings. All the information from the meetings have been sent via email and are available on the school website.

There will be an opportunity to meet up with your child's teacher for Parent Consultations to discuss how they have settled into their new classes. Consultations will take place on:

Wednesday 20th October at 9:00 - 11:15 am for Year 3,4,5,6, Nightingales and KF2

Wednesday 20th October at 1:00 - 3.15 pm for Rec, Year 1, 2 and KF1

Thursday 21st October at 3.30 to 5.45 for all year groups

Invitations to make an appointment will be sent nearer the time.



Week 2


This week we have welcomed our second group of new Reception pupils, some more Nursery children and all their families to the Livingstone community. We are pleased that they are all well on their way to settling into their new routines. Parents/carers may still be looking for guidance especially if new to the school. Please do not hesitate to ask the teaching team and the office staff questions who will be happy to help.

Soon we will be holding our first parent representative meeting of the year.



Week 1

Time is passing in a flash!!

Unbelievably, time is passing in a flash and we have just completed week 2 of the academic year. The pupils who are new to us in Reception and Nursery have all settled in well and next week we welcome our second group of Reception pupils as well as more newcomers to the Nursery.

Please check the diary dates and look out for texts reminding parents/carers of the dates and times of the ' Meet the Teacher' for each class.



Hit enter to search