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Livingstone Children Newsletter

December Week 2

Friday 9th December

Christmas at Livingstone!

We love everything about Christmas at Livingstone!

The Christmas fair was a huge success, and everyone was willing to offer a supportive helping hand, even Mrs Phelan, who had to clear up the left-over raffle tickets from her Secret Santa stall!

We have more to tell you about this week's Christmas festivities as well as other events that have taken place over the last few weeks, so enjoy the read, we have worked very hard!


A Wonderful Christmas Fair


On Friday 2nd December, we had a Christmas Fair, it was from 3-6pm. We had lots of fun stalls: gift and cake stalls. Everyone enjoyed tombolas, popcorn, refreshments and a BBQ. There was a raffle and many people won different prizes. Children had face paint and glitter tattoos and fun games to keep everyone entertained. There was a Santa's grotto and everyone had a fun time and thoroughly enjoyed themselves!

The German Sausage stall was pretty special! Thank you to all PTA members and parents who helped on the day!

By Catherine Y6 :)

Year 2 Christmas Songs at the Spires

On Wednesday 7th December, Year 2 went to The Spires in High Barnet to perform Christmas songs, which they have practised for several weeks. These are the songs they performed; Jingle Bells, It was a Starry Night, Away in a Manger, Santa Claus is Coming to Town, Feliz Navidad, Can you Hear the Angels Singing, I'm Gonna Shine, We've all Come Together, Don't be Afraid, Off we Go and We Wish you a Merry Christmas.

By Zach Y6 :)

Nursery and Reception Christmas Songs!


Nursery and Reception have worked really hard practising their Christmas songs that they performed in front of their parents this week. They sang four songs: Twinkle twinkle, Christmas Star, Jingle bells, Away in a Manger and We wish you a Merry Christmas. Lots of parents came to watch their children perform and what a show it was!! Well done to everyone in Nursery and Reception- you all sang beautifully.

By Mya Y5 :)

KS1 Christmas Show


KS1 have been learning their Christmas show called 'I'm Gonna Shine'. It is about Gloria who is a star and is guiding everyone over to Bethlehem. It is very exciting to see all the amazing dances and songs. We would like to say thank you to Miss Wilkinson, Miss Kwan, Mrs Speed and all the other teachers and TA's who helped make this amazing show!

By Xander Y5 :)

Children in Need

In November, we raised money for the children in need charity, Pudsy. We learned more about children in need by a PowerPoint.

Children in need is a charity that raises money for children so they feel safer, happy and positive. It also helps with their mental health and well being.

This year, we raised £337.28 at our school to go to children in need. In total, children in need raised over £35 million all over the world.

By Aidan Y6 :)

Livingstone Pupils Perform at Chickenshed


Our Chickenshed performance is called 'Jack'. The Christmas show is about a disheartened boy called Jack. When he arrives at his father's arcade, he magically gets transported into a world of video games one of the levels that Jack has to overcome is the monsters. Also, in every show sign language is included. With over 200 people in each rota. If you're up for a good time over the festive period, come and watch us. Performances are going on until the 07.01.23.

By Renu and Sonny Y4 :)

Both Renu and Sonny are representing Livingstone in the play. We highly recommend you to go and see it!

KS1 Xmas Festival at Burnt Oak!

KS1 played in a Christmas festival at Burnt Oak. The event was hosted by BPSS, Ms Hunter, and Ms Knappett took Y1 and Y2 the children to the event and Miss Fairley organised it so we can all thank them for the spectacular activity. It has been going on as a tradition since the school opened and the purpose of this is for students to go and have fun! Y1 and Y2 had attended and their role was to travel to the leisure centre. The event took place in December 6th where they played games together and they each had a partner. About 6 schools came including us. Personally, Ms Knappett was thrilled. The place named Barnet Partnership came up with the idea and invited everyone to the leisure centre as it turned out to be a lot of fun. Lucky us!

By Anastasia Y5 :)

KF2 Cineworld Trip

KF2 went to Cineworld to watch Clifford the Big Red Dog in November, many other schools also went to watch the amazing Big Red Dog. Everyone who went absolutely loved it! In the middle part it was a bit emotional but then it had a very happy ending.

By Chloe Y5 :)

Reception Visit to Arts Depot

Reception went to see a live performance of The Smeds And The Smoos! They adored this story and had an amazing time watching this show. This story is basically about the Smeds (who are red), they never mix with the Smoos (who are blue). So when a young red Smed and blue Smoo fall in love, their families immediately disagree with their actions. But peace is soon restored and love is spread between both the Smeds and the Smoos. There's even a beautiful purple baby to celebrate and enjoy the moment! Before they went, they were really excited and once they had come back, they were overjoyed. Overall, each child enjoyed this once-in-a -lifetime experience!

By Jaime Y5 :)

Sporting News


Girls Football vs St Catherines

On the 7th of December, Livingstone girls team played against St Catherines at home. We won 3-0 and played amazingly. It started at 3:30 and ended at 4:30. At the first half it was 2-0 with Hattie and Lois scoring. In the second half Lois scored again making is 3-0.

Congratulations to the players for representing usk: Katerina, Lois, Arbel, Chloe, Kaitlin, Geethesri, Catherine, Orpita and Hattie.

Thank you to all parents, children and teachers who watched and cheered us on during the match.

By Orpita :)


Girls Football vs Brunswick

On the 9th of November, our girls football team played against Brunswick Park primary school. The match started at 3.30 and finished at 4.30. Parents and carers were welcome to come and support the girls for the match. At the end, the score was 4 - 1 to us! The girls played very well and the people watching cheered them on until the final whistle.

Our scorers were:

Lois = 2 goals

Arbel = 1 goal

Hattie = 1 goal

Well done to Catherine, Lois, Katerina, Arbel, Geethesri, Hattie, Chloe, Aaliyah and Diya!

Katerina Y6 :)


Netball Tournament

On the 10th November, our team of netball players entered a netball tournament at Copthall Girls School. It started in the morning and we came back just in time for lunch. Miss Fairley and Mrs Church drove us there by minibus. All players were fantastic and well behaved. We played 5 matches in total and overall, we won 2, lost 2 and drew 1.

Congratulations to all to all of our players who represented us in this tournament!

The people who scored are:

Chloe = 2 goal

Orpita = 3 goals

Matteo = 3 goals

Kaitlin = 2 goals

Well done to Chloe, Orpita, Matteo, Kaitlin, Ruby, Emily and Dante!

By Orpita


Girls Football vs Underhill

On the 24th of November, our girls football team played an incredibly tough match against Underhill primary school. In the end, we won 4-2 but we had to fight for that score. We are extremely proud of our girls team and hope that we get more chances to play AWAY again. By the end of the first half, the score was 2 - 1 to us but that is not all we had to offer. Even though the pitch was unfamiliar to us, we kept on battling and by the end of the game we had won it for our school and made the score finished 4 - 2.

Well done to Katerina, Lois, Arbel, Chloe, Kaitlin, Geethesri, Catherine, Orpita and Hattie.

The goals were scored by:

Arbel = 1 goal

Lois = 1 goal

Hattie = 2 goals

Thank you to all the teachers and parents that came to watch us in this tough match, we are very thankful to Underhill for letting us use their facilities!

by Hattie Y6 :)


Boys Football vs Underhill

On Tuesday 29th November, our mixed football team played in a very tough game facing Underhill primary school. We played very well and are extremely proud of our team whatever the score was. Amazingly, we won our first game in 2 years!!!!!!!!! The score ended up 4 - 3 to us but we had to fight to get that 3 points for the league.

Our scorers were:

Qama = 2 goals

Arbel = 1 goal

Lois = 1 goal

Well done to Albion, Xander, Qama, Jack, Alex, Aidan, Zach, Lois and Arbel!

By Lois Y6 :)


Year 3 and 4 Gymnastics Festival

Year 3 and 4 went on a trip to Hendon Leisure Centre. It was a gymnastics festival, and they took part in different activities: Duck Duck Goose and a relay race where they had to unscramble words. Then after those fun games, they practised a dance routine and floor-shapes with partners. Next, they raced against one another using gymnastic moves (cartwheels and jumps) in another relay race. They also experienced some spring-box work and some movements with ribbons. At the end, they took part in a dance routine, which was taught by the helpers.

By Uzair Y5 :)


FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022


As some of you may be aware the FIFA World Cup Qatar started on the 20th November with the hosts Qatar vs Ecuador. This term because of the World cup we have been doing World cup icons in our cultural capital assembles.


The first icon we are doing is the incredible Pele (Edson Arantes do Nascimento).He played as a left striker. He has a ridiculous amount of goals, appearances etc:

Goals - 1,279

Appearances - 1,363

Clubs - Santos, New York Cosmos and Brazil

Trophies - 14

Caps for national team - 92

World Cup goals - 12

Pele is the youngest player to ever score in a world cup final at the age of 17 years and 249 days. He has won 4 world cups and scored 12 goals in 14 world cup matches. Pele retired on the 1st October 1977. He was the former Minister of Sport of Brazil

Bobby Moore

The second icon we did is the legendary Bobby Moore. He played as a defender. He was a vital part of England's world cup winning squad in 1966 and he was captain.

Between 1958 and 1978 he made 648 appearances.

Clubs - West Ham and Fulham

Goals - 27 goals for club.

Trophies - 4

Caps for national team - 108

World Cup goals - 2

Sadly, Bobby Moore died through cancer on the 24th February 1993 at the age of 51 but he got an OBE (Order of the British Empire).He is widely regarded as one of the best England players of all time.

Fara Williams

The third icon we did was the amazing Fara Williams. She played as a central midfielder for many clubs and the England Women's national team.

Goals - 40

Caps for national team - 172

Clubs - Reading, Liverpool, Everton, Arsenal, Charlton Athletic and Chelsea

World Cup goals - ?

She is now retired and is a TV presenter for the BBC. She retired at the end of the 2020 - 21 season but she announced it on the 26th April.

Walter Tull

The Fourth icon we did was the sublime Walter Tull. He was one of the first black footballers ever. His footballing career was put on hold in 1914 because he battled in WWI. He played as a half back (central midfielder) (I think) for three clubs.

Clubs - Clapton, Tottenham Hotspur and Northampton Town

Appearances - 110 games

Caps for national team - He never played for the England national team.

When he joined the army he got the roll of officer after years of a solder. In 1918 he lead an attack over what was called No Man's Land and sadly got shot. Walter Tull was the first black football player for Tottenham Hotspur.

Cristiano Ronaldo

The final icon we did was the world - class Cristiano Ronaldo. He plays as a striker for many well known clubs. He is the only player who is playing at the FIFA World Cup right now. Ronaldo is said to be the best football player ever and in the world now but he does have competition with Lionel Messi.

Goals - Over 800 career goals

Assists - 226 career assists

Appearances for club - 701

Appearances for country - Over 190 caps

Clubs - Sporting CP, Manchester United, Real Madrid, Juventus and The Portugal National Team.

Ballon D'or - 5

World Cup goals - 8

Ronaldo is one of the few players to score at the 5 world cups he has featured in. His contract at Manchester United got terminated and left on a free transfer. He is one of the oldest footballers around at the age of 37.

By Matteo


Good Luck Miss Kwan!


If you hadn't noticed, Miss Kwan is having a baby in the New Year. She has worked incredibly hard with our lovely Year 3 class. We wish her and her family the best of luck for the future and we cannot wait to meet their new addition!

In January, Mrs Speed will be teaching Year 3 from Monday to Thursday. We are very lucky that she has extended her days. On a Friday, the children will be taught by Mr Madle.

By Mr Madle :)

Non Stop Action Girls Football


After the successes of the England Lionesses, Non Stop Action are running girls only football classes at Millbrook Primary School in Mill Hill on Saturdays.

We have two classes available:

Year 1 and 2 - 11am - 12pm

Year 3 and 4 - 10am - 11am

If you are interested in having a free taster session, please contact our office on 0208 446 0006 or email jamie@nonstopaction.co.uk




Monday 12th:

  • Years 5 and 6 Class Christmas Party

Tuesday 13th:

  • KS1 and Year 3 Christmas Show - 1:30pm

Wednesday 14th:

  • Nursery and Reception Class Party
  • Years 1 and 2 Class Christmas Party

Thursday 15th:

  • KS1 and Year 3 Christmas Show - 9:00am
  • Christmas Jumper Day (optional) - £1 donation if wearing one for Save the Children
  • Christmas Dinner
  • Years 3 and 4 Class Christmas Party

Friday 16th:

  • End of Term Church Service to St. James Church (Whole School) - AM
  • End of Term - School Closes at 2pm (No Cabin Club)

School Holiday Monday 19th December 2022 - Monday 2nd January 2023


Tuesday 3rd:

  • Start of Spring 1 Term - pupils return to school
  • Activity Clubs go online for Spring 1 bookings
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