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February Week 1

IMPACT Maths Meetings


Friday 4th February

After half term, we are inviting parents/ carers in for an hour-long Maths session, where you will have the opportunity to take part in activities with your child and their class teacher. Sessions will start at 9:00 am and end at 10:00 am - please see below the dates set for each year group.

We highly recommend that you join us for this session so you can…

see the variety of resources we use to support maths learning in school

experience maths activities that your child completes

work with your child

get ideas on how to support and encourage your child’s maths learning at home

Reception: Thursday 24th February

Year 1: Monday 21st February

Year 2: Tuesday 22nd February

Year 3: Thursday 10th March

Year 4: Tuesday 8th March

Year 5: Friday 11th March

Year 6: Friday 25th February

Kingfisher 1 (Parents only workshop) : Monday 28th February

Kingfisher 2 (Parents only workshop) : Monday 7th March

Nightingales: Tuesday 1st March

Temporary Changes to staffing in Year 1 and Year 2


Ms Grant will be going on maternity leave after February half-term and Ms Papas will take over class responsibility for Year 2. As Year 2 are preparing for SATs, she will be supported by Mrs Segal, our Key Stage 1 Lead, who will increase her time in school to include Fridays and divide her time between Year 1 and Year 2. In order for this to happen, Mrs Feshias, who is a fully qualified teacher, will go from part-time to full-time and take on class responsibility for Year 1.

At times when things need to change, we are very grateful to our great team of staff, who work in partnership to ensure that the high standards of teaching are maintained. We know that all the pupils in these classes will continue to thrive and Ms Grant can happily leave to focus on having her baby, knowing her pupils are in a safe pair of hands.

Times Tables Rock Stars


The results are in!

A huge congratulations to Year 5 and Year 6 for winning their battle of the bands this half term.

A special mention to the most valuable players of these battles:

Lewis & Sheena - Year 3

Kayce & Mya - Year 4

Geethesri & Orpita - Year 5

Lily M & Sinan - Year 6

We look forward to seeing who will be victorious in our next battle of the bands.

After School Activity Clubs


Clubs for after half term will be available to book online from Monday 7th February at 8 am for Spring 2.

Unfortunately, Spanish Club will not be running for this half of the term due to Ms Papas temporarily taking over responsibility of Year 2.

Most of the clubs for Spring 2 will run for 6 weeks except Multi-sports for Years 1/2 and Football for Y3/4, these will run for 5 weeks due to our INSET day on Monday 14th March. Tag Rugby will run for 4 weeks also due to the INSET day and the PGL meeting for the current Year 5 pupils and parents which is being held on Monday 28th February.

Please ensure you book by Friday 18th February. After this date, booking will be taken offline to create the new registers.



We have been celebrating Chinese New Year in the Nursery this week. We have made lovely colourful lanterns and pictures of tigers as well as tasting some Chinese food. Here, Asiya is experimenting how to use chopsticks to pick up her noodles. Well done, Asiya! You did a great job!


Priya helped to set up the Chinese New Year table setting. She could name all of the items and loved exploring all of the different play foods. Priya was also able to use the chopsticks to pick up her noodles - and she helped to clear away everything afterwards. Well done, Priya!


Kingfisher Nursery

Kingfisher Nursery have had an exciting week celebrating Chinese New Year!

We explored the story of Chinese New Year, looking at the different animals and enjoyed role-playing the story. Children worked really well on their fine motor skills as we painted our own Tigers to celebrate the Year of the Tiger. We added further excitement to our week by working together to make our own Kingfisher Nursery Dragon.

We had a great time using training chop- sticks to pick up pompoms and stars from a very glittery tuff-tray! We finished off the week with a food sensory session; children explored noodles and rice, feeling the texture and enjoying a little bite!

The children showed amazing perseverance and motivation this week, well done!


In Reception this week we have been learning all about Lunar New Year. We have listened to many stories including the story of the Zodiac and have spoken about the different animals in the race. In Maths we have been learning about ordinal numbers and addition to 12. We have made some beautiful hanging lantern decorations and collages. Our role play area has been set up as a Chinese restaurant which we have extremely enjoyed! The children have made the most of this opportunity to write independently and have created menus, cards and written orders for the chef in the kitchen! We have learnt about many of the customs that happen during this special Spring Festival and the importance of some of the food that is eaten. We even chopped our own vegetables to add to noodles which we stir fried and tasted!

Phonics: please practise all sounds in the set 1 sounds book (including special friends sh, th ch, qu, ng, nk) and see where your child has gaps. Please use the CVC words, alien words, short stories and new red words to support your children with their reading every day.

Leo for great behaviour coming back to school.

Daniel for making such a great improvement during time in his mainstream classroom

Year 1

This week we began our Science topic on 'Animals including humans.' The children discovered their five senses by identifying the body parts that help us see, smell, hear, taste and touch. We went on a 'sensory walk' in our local area. They were very brave with their sense of taste and smell . . . and even tasted lemon rind! We also classified animals into reptiles, fish, birds, insects, mammals and amphibians. What fantastic scientists!

Achievement awards this week go to Orla for her fantastic classifying in Science and for Ryan for estimating with non-standard units.

Year 2

This week in English we have started to work on a new unit called 'poetree.' We have spent time outside in the pond / woodland area using our senses to help us with our description. We made notes on what we could see, hear and how we felt whilst outside listening to nature around us. We came up with some excellent descriptions that we will be using for our poems next week.

In History, we have continued our unit on transport and have compared how the buses in Barnet used to be in the past to how they are now. We role played the buses in the past, giving over money to a ticket conductor and the ticket conductor giving us a paper ticket for the bus journey. This was really fun and we very much enjoyed learning about transport in the past.

Just a little reminder for children's reading diaries to be signed at least once per week but ideally 3 times when you have read with your child. Thank you very much.

This week's achievement awards go to Holly for her amazing ideas in English and Kevin for fantastic participation in Maths. Well done!

Kingfisher 1

Another busy week in Kingfisher 1 is at an end, we can all have a well deserved rest!

This week Maths was all about shape, we looked for 2D and 3D shapes in our environment, described them, sorted them, made patterns and pictures using them, it was great fun!

Our traditional tale this week was 'The 3 little Pigs' another cautionary tale. We discussed what lessons we could learn from the little pigs. We role played, we looked at the materials that they used, we retold the story and made puppets of the characters. The children did some great work.

As always we enjoyed a variety of topics and activities in the afternoons including swimming, cookery, PE, Dance and more.

Achievement Awards

This week's achievement award goes to Dilan for fantastic blending in Phonics!

Year 3

In Maths, we have been focusing on word problems. The children have worked hard to complete a range of one-step and two-step problems involving all four operations.

In English, we have been preparing for our big write next week. We have discussed and recorded a range of word classes and descriptive techniques to help us write an informal letter.

Our foundation subject this week was R.E. Our big questions was 'How do Muslims and Christians use their place of worship?' Year 3 have learnt about what is inside a mosque and a church, they have explored all the different reasons why people visit a place of worship and can explain why it is important.

CGP Books

Maths- page 16

English- pages 31-32


This week's awards go to Elijah for using a range of fronted adverbials in his writing and Lewis for his creative ideas in English and descriptive language.

Year 4

Year 4 have done brilliantly in Maths this week with calculating the area of rectilinear shapes. They have also taken this knowledge and applied it to more complex reasoning and problem-solving questions.

In English, they've been preparing for their explanation writing next week by practising writing time and causal conjunctions. We are going to have a range of topics being explained, such as how does a volcano erupt?, How do tsunamis occur? How to play FIFA 22, How to look after your pet dog.

In Art, with have been busy looking at the work of Edvard Munch, Jackson Pollock and Margaret Godfrey to inspire our own pieces of explosive art work. Down below is a small selection, they are all amazing!


Maths: page 47 and 47

English: page 22 and 67

This week's awards go to Cairo for persevering with his artwork, and to Sina for improving the presentation of his work. Well done!

Year 5

This week in Maths, the children have done fabulously with converting between mixed numbers and improper fractions. They've also been comparing and ordering fractions, such as 14/18, 5/6 and 4/9, by finding the common denominator and comparing the numerators.

In English, they've been preparing for their non-chronological report writing next week by practising writing relative clauses, colon lists and the passive voice. One of their ideas included all three! Norse Gods, who live in Asgard, were worshipped by the Vikings: Odin, Frey, Thor and Loki.

In the afternoons, the children have been historians looking at how the Viking invasions of Britain made the England we live in today. They now know all about the Vikings vs King Alfred of Wessex; Danelaw and a unified England; and how to look at sources to make a conclusion. They've shown a real interest in this topic; their enthusiasm has been infectious.

Reminder: Brain Boosters homework is due in on Monday.

CGP Books

Maths: page 29 (ordering fractions)

English: pages 12 - 13 (pronouns and relative pronouns)


This week's awards go to Kaitlin for challenging herself in Maths with 'spicy' tasks, and to Leo for his excellent coding skills on Scratch - well done, you two!

Year 6

This week, in Year 6, we have finished our work on decimals in preparation for assessments next week - the children have worked so hard so I am confident they will reflect this. In English, we are writing our long writes about experiencing a night during the Blitz - again, the children are working hard and their pieces are fantastic.

In Art, we have finished our final designs. The children have enjoyed the freedom of choosing a London landscape to depict in the style of their chosen artist. We have now moved on to Science and our topic is 'Light'.

Please remember that your child needs a packed lunch in a disposable bag on Monday (7th February) for our trip to the RAF Museum.


This week's achievement awards go to Hadiya for being a fantastic 'Buddy' and role model and Victor for always trying his best in his work and being a great working partner.

Kingfisher 2

This week the children were working hard in Maths sorting 2-D shapes and making repeated patterns before exploring lines of symmetry. We used these vertical lines of symmetry to draw the whole shape or picture.

In English, we were learning about paragraphs and exploring note-taking as a skill to summarise a sentence. The boys used bullet points to organise their work.

Arin has also made some great Chinese New Year craft.

This week the award for achievement goes to Mario for working in KF2 and doing his best this week!


In Maths, we have been learning all about money. We have looked at the value of different coins, how to write using decimal notation and also, very importantly, how to count money.

In English, we have started our unit on instructions. We have been looking at the key features of instructions, sequencing ideas and using adverbs.


This week's award goes to Jacob for excellent work with money. Well done Jacob!

Powerleague Competition

On Thursday Mr Thomas and Mr Madle took two teams from Livingstone to play in the Yr 5 and Yr 6 Powerleague competition. We played schools from all around the Borough including Christchurch, Cromer Road, Holly Park, St Theresa and Martin Primary schools. The boys and girls from Livingstone showed determination and heart in every game and did our school proud. Ged, Maisie, Tyler and Sinan (to name a few) scored some amazing goals. A special mention has to go to Arbel who is in Year 4 and played amazingly in the competition.


T.C.S Saturday Football at Livingstone


Non Stop Action - Half Term Clubs


Non Stop Action are running holiday camps during February Half Term!

Choose between Multi Sports at Moss Hall Junior (N3 1NR) and Dance or Football at Millbrook Park Primary (NW7 1JF).

For ages 5-12 years, prices start from £30 and you can choose to book flexibly with day bookings, or save money by booking a week block!

Book online at www.NonStopAction.co.uk or email on info@nonstopaction.co.uk for more information.

Diary Dates

February 2022

Monday 7th:

Children's Mental Health Awareness Week

Activity Clubs for Spring 2 go online for booking at 8 am

Tuesday 8th:

KS2 Cross Country Competition

Wednesday 9th:

Girls Football match vs St. Catherines - 3.30 pm (Home)

Thursday 10th:

Year 6 PGL meeting for parents/carers and pupils (face to face)- 3:15 pm in Y6

Monday 14th - Friday 18th HALF TERM

Monday 21st:

Pupils return for Spring 2 term

Activity Clubs begin for Spring 2

Year 1 IMPACT Maths meeting for parents/ carers 9:00 - 10:00 am (Numeracy Champions)

Tuesday 22nd:

Year 2 IMPACT Maths meeting for parents/ carers 9:00 - 10:00 am

Year 3 Egyptian workshop

Wednesday 23rd:

Boys football match vs Northside - 3.30 pm (Home)

Thursday 24th:

Reception IMPACT Maths meeting for parents/carers 9:00 - 10:00 am

KS2 Cricket Coaching

Girls football match vs Sacred Heart - 3.30 pm (Home)

Friday 25th:

Year 6 IMPACT Maths meeting for parents/ carers 9:00 - 10:00 am

Monday 28th:

KF1 IMPACT Maths meeting for parents/ carers 9:00 - 10:00 am

Y5 PGL meeting - 3:15pm (face to face) in Y6

March 2022

Tuesday 1st:

Nightingales IMPACT Maths meeting for parents/carers 9:00 - 10:00 am

KS1 and KS2 Parent Consultations 4:30 - 6:30 pm

'Late' Maths IMPACT Meeting KS1 and KS2 Parents - KS1 4:45pm and KS2 5:15pm

Wednesday 2nd:

KS1 Parent Consultations 9:00 - 11:00 am

KS2 Parent Consultations 1:00 - 3:00 pm

Years 5/6 Boys football match vs Cromer Road 3.30 pm (Home)

Thursday 3rd:

World Book Day - Dressing-up in Pyjamas or as a Book Character

Netball match vs Churchill - 3.30 pm (Home)

Friday 4th March:

Years 3/4 Girls Football at Powerleague - AM

Monday 7th:

KF2 IMPACT Maths meeting for parents/ carers 9:00 - 10:00 am

Tuesday 8th:

Year 4 IMPACT Maths meeting for parents/ carers 9:00 - 10:00 am

Years 5/6 Girls football match vs Trent - 3.30 pm (Home)

Wednesday 9th:

Year 6 Dance Festival at Arts Depot

Thursday 10th:

Year 3 IMPACT Maths meeting for parents/ carers 9:00 - 10:00 am

Friday 11th:

Year 5 IMPACT Maths meeting for parents/ carers 9:00 - 10:00 am

Monday 14th:

INSET Day - School closed

More dates will follow...

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