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June Week 2

Friday 10th June

Father's Day Stall

On Friday 17th June there will be a Father's Day stall held at school which will take place throughout the day. Gifts will be available to buy at a cost of between 50p and £5.00.

If you would like your child to purchase a special Father's Day gift, please send them to school on the day with their money in a named envelope or purse and a carrier bag to bring their gift home in.


P.E Councillors

Our P.E councillors were fortunate to have some sports leadership training from our local school games organiser, Barnet Partnership for School Sport. On Thursday, children from Years 5 and 6 worked collaboratively to design activity stations linked to the Commonwealth Games and on Friday, they led these sporting activities for some children in Years 3 and 4 where they took control, modelled the activities clearly and were motivantional and helpful. The children who took part were also perfectly behaved and had lots of fun taking part.

Well done to Maxxilia, Tyler, Freddie, Albion, Qamazarda, Kaitlin, Hattie and Jack.D!


Wake and Shake is Back!

Wake and Shake is returning on Friday 17th June and everyone is invited to join us for fitness fun. This will take place on the all weather pitch every Friday from 8.15 - 8.45 am (weather permitting).

Studies show that exercise first thing in the morning has lots of physical and mental health benefits.

We look forward to seeing pupils, parents and carers enjoying themselves and being active alongside our PE Councillors and Kate Orr.




Immanuel loved the baby deer that was playing in the field but he especially liked the big white goose!

Nursery enjoyed two trips to Trent Park Animal Centre this week. We looked at lots of farm animals including pigs, sheep, horses, hens and ducks. Whilst visiting one of our favourites, the sheep, we saw that there was one ewe and two lambs. We talked about how sheep provide us with cosy wool.


Reina loved the sheep pen was pleased that the little lamb was being treated for a bad foot!

Kingfisher Nursery

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Kingfisher Nursery have had a brilliant week back!

This week we explored 'Dear Zoo', looking at different animals, labelling them and discussing how to look after them. Pupils created a paper plate elephant by using our communication boards to request the features, paint and paint brushes we needed.

We had a very fun time looking after the school bunnies, learning to stroke them gently and looking at what they eat and drink.

Well done to Kingfisher Nursery for a great start to the term.


Reception have had a busy first week back after half term. We have been learning about 'People who help us' and doing lots of role play inside and outside the classroom. We have been discussing what the children want to be when they grow up and doing some lovely pieces of writing about it. We also learned how to make tally charts and the children surveyed their peers to find out about their favourite fruit and colour.

Achievement Awards!

Jack - for his fantastic writing this week. He's made so much progress this year and we are very proud of him.

Daisy - for always amazing us with her dance skills and for being a kind friend.

Year 1

Year 1 were super-star readers this week and impressed us all with their effort and achievement in the Phonics Screening Check. We have enjoyed our English lessons this week, which were based on That Rabbit Belongs to Emily Brown. We have continued to expand our knowledge of place-value in Maths and partitioned numbers up to 100. In PSHE, we have been identifying ways to keep ourselves safe and healthy. Keep up the fantastic work, Year 1!

We look forward to our trip to Paradise Park this Tuesday 14th June. Please make sure your children are dressed appropriately and have a healthy packed lunch.


Achievement Awards!

Achievement awards this week go to Dilan for his excellent progress in phonics and Zachary for his accurate partitioning in Maths. Well done to both of you!

Year 2

Welcome back to our last half term of Year 2! Hope you all had a restful break.

This week in Maths, we have been learning about position and direction and in English we made our story maps for the Snail and the Whale and focused on verbs used in the story.

In Science, our topic is plants so we started by exploring, observing and describing different seeds and bulbs. We even got to have a little fruit tasting at the end of the session. Who knew passion fruit tasted so good!

In preparation for KS2, this half term the homework pages will not be highlighted in their CGP books. We have explained the homework to the children, told them the page number and we will also write the page number in the newsletter.

This week's homework is from the Reasoning CGP book p.44

Achievement Awards!

This week awards go to Zak and Ryan for their insightful scientific observations about plants.

Kingfisher 1

It has been so nice to welcome everyone back from the half term break! We are all rested and ready for the final action packed half term.

We have returned to place value in Maths and have been identifying and representing numbers in different ways. The children are becoming increasingly confident with bigger numbers.

In English we have begun our second author study, this half term we are looking at Judith Kerr, we have begun with the classic and a firm favourite of the group, 'The Tiger Who Came to Tea.' The children have been describing, retelling, role playing and enjoying their own tea party.


Achievement Awards!

This week's achievement award goes to Toby for his excellent work in Maths identifying and making 2-digit numbers, well done!

Year 3

In English, we are not only just reading The Twits but also James and the Giant Peach which is part of our Roald Dahl author study.

In Maths, we have started a new unit learning about 2D and 3D shapes to identify them and describe their properties.

For the next two weeks, our foundation subject is Science where our topic is all about light. The children have identified different light sources, investigated which surfaces are highly reflective and why we must protect our eyes from the sun.

Next Friday, Year 3 will be putting on a recorder concert for the school on Friday 17th at 2pm. If you are free, please come and along and watch.

CGP Books

Math- pages 46-49

English-pages 80-81


Achievement Awards!

This week's awards go to Olivia for her excellent participation in class and effort and Oliver for modelling great scientific vocabulary.

Year 4

This week in Maths, we have been learning how to read the time on an analogue clock to the nearest minute and have also looked at am and pm. They have done brilliantly and have impressed us with their determination and focus. Test them at home.

In English we have started exploring our new text - ,The Boy at the Back of the Class'. We have done some freeze framing and hot seating to empathise with the main character and understand their thoughts and feelings.

In Art, we have been analysing pieces of work from different artists for inspiration. They have now taken these ideas and designed their own clay vase which we will be making next week.

CGP Books:

Maths: page 50

English: pages 30 - 31


Achievement Awards!

This week's achievement awards go to Jacob for his hard work in Art and Josh for his excellent presentation.

Year 5

Year 5 have had a good first week back for their final term. They have been learning about regular and irregular polygons and 3D shapes this week in Maths, and in English enjoyed taking part in debates in preparation for writing a balanced argument based on our whole-class book, 'Pig Heart Boy' by Malorie Blackman (which they've loved reading!)

They've been historians in the afternoon, learning about the Tudor era - specifically the Elizabethan Age. They learned who the Tudor monarchs are, what crime and punishment was like and about Sir Francis Drake and Walter Raleigh - two explorers.

For our trip on Monday, your child needs their blue school jumper or fleece, and a packed lunch in a disposable bag. If you haven't given consent, please do so before Monday morning by emailing the office. We should be back for 4 pm.

CGP Books

Maths: pages 64 - 65 (regular and irregular polygons) and 56 - 57 (3D shapes)

English: pages 60 - 61 (apostrophe practice)


Achievement Awards!

This week's awards go to Alex for being focused in lessons and challenging himself to do spicy challenges, and to Lisa for her excellent debating skills - well done!

Year 6

Year 6 have got an action packed half-term ahead! They have started transition work in preparation for starting Year 7 in September, auditions for the show are going to begin, swimming and our trip to Chessington to name just a few.

This week, they have been busy finishing their writing and have impressed us with their work ethic; if they continue this work ethic into Year 7 then they will have a fantastic start.

The new Science topic is 'Animals including Humans' where the heart and keeping it healthy is the focus. It is an interesting topic which I'm sure Year 6 will enjoy.

Your child brought home a swimming letter this week, please return it as soon as possible.

Now the good weather is hopefully here to stay, please ensure your child has a bottle of water in school and a sun hat to wear outside. Thank you.


Achievement Awards!

This week's achievement awards go to Noah for his resilience this week and Zack for always being a good role model. Well done!

Kingfisher 2

This week we have started our poetry topic. The children did a great job learning a poem and performing it to the rest of the class.

In Maths, we have been exploring time. The children have successfully read the time to the hour and half hour, drawing the hands on the clock faces to show the time.

Achievement Awards!

Well done to Jamie, who gets the Achievement award this week. He has been a superstar in reading time and has risen to every challenge. Keep it up!

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Livingstone Primary and Nursery School

Baring Road


Tel: 0208 4492592

Email: office@livingstone.barnetmail.net

Visit us at www.livingstoneprimaryschool.org

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Diary Dates

JUNE 2022

Thursday 16th:

Non-uniform Day - Donations of Chocolate and Sweets for Summer Fair Tombola

Friday 17th:

Fathers Day Stall - more info to follow

Year 3 Recorder Concert at 2 pm - Year 3 parents invited to watch

Tuesday 21st:

Years 5 and 6 Sex Education Meeting for Parents at 9 am

Thursday 23rd:

New Reception Class Intake Meeting for Parents at 9 am

Friday 24th:

Summer Fair - See letters for more info

No Yoga Club

Thursday 30th:

Year 4 Camp Night - more details to follow

JULY 2022

Friday 1st:

INSET Day - School closed to pupils

Monday 4th:

INSET Day - School closed to pupils

Thursday 7th:

Year 6 Barnet Secondary Schools transition day

Friday 8th:

PTA Camp Night

Tuesday 12th:

Sports Day AM for Nursery, Reception and KS1

Sports Day PM for Nursery and KS2

Thursday 14th:

Back up date for Sports Day

Friday 15th:

Activity Clubs finish for Summer Term

Monday 18th:

Years 4, 5 and 6 Show - Evening Performance

Tuesday 19th:

Years 4, 5 and 6 Show - Evening Performance

Wednesday 20th:

Year 6 Prom

Thursday 21st:

Year 6 Leavers Assembly - Year 6 Parents welcome

End of Term - School finishes at 2 pm

More dates will follow...

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