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March Week 3

Friday 18th March

PTA Spring Fun Day

It was so wonderful to see the faces of the pupils as they got to enjoy the Disco Dome which was the centre piece of the first Livingstone Craft Fair.

Thank you to Lina Cavozzi and her great band of helpers. It was another wonderfully inclusive event, suited to all ages and to all abilities. As a result of the hard work, the PTA managed to raise £1588.61 of which 50% will be donated to the Ukraine Appeal Fund.

Barnet SEND Inspection Outcome


We have just received the outcome letter for the Inspection of Barnet SEND services and are pleased to announce that the inspection was a great success. Thank you to all our staff who work with our SEND pupils, especially Kingfisher staff for the amazing work that they do to get the very best out of our pupils. We must give a special mention to Mrs Ferdenzi who was chosen as one the professionals to contribute to the preparation of the inspection and join one of the panels to be interviewed by the inspectors. We also would like to thank all our colleagues working in all our Barnet schools and the local authority for doing a great job.

The whole report will soon appear on the Ofsted website but here is the reaction to the report from

Chris Munday - Executive Director - Children’s & Family Services

'I can honestly say this inspection has received, in my opinion, one of the best outcome letters from the inspectors across the country.

Thanks to everyone who worked so hard to make it a huge success, you should all be very proud of how far we have come on our journey to improving the lives of children and young people in Barnet.'

Sheila Bennett, Governors Clerk - Retirement


This Thursday was the final occasion on which we had the services of Sheila Bennett, our Clerk.

Sheila initially provided her service to the Governors under the auspices of Barnet Council, but such was the quality of her work that we opted to keep her on when this service was discontinued. She will be missed not only for her expertise, but also for the serenity and calm she brings to our meetings. Goodbye Sheila from everyone at Livingstone, we wish you the very best retirement.

Parent Rep Meeting


Missed Question: Please could you confirm who is supervising KF1 children when they are in mainstream playtime/ playground? Are those that are supervising aware of Kingfisher children and their needs?

Answer: We have members of staff in playground who work with the KF pupils in Kingfisher or the mainstream classes, who know the pupils well, alongside a small team of MTSs. The support is in the dining hall and outdoor playground and the members of the staff on duty are informed of the ARP pupils joining mainstream playgrounds. The approach is collective one, which also includes members of the DH and HT.

Attention Dog Lovers!


Nursery and Kingfisher Nursery

This week, Nursery have been enjoying learning about the story 'The Very Hungry Caterpillar.' We have explored different materials, making caterpillars from playdough, pasta and egg cartons.

We have loved feeding the caterpillar with all the 'food' he likes using visuals and props.

On Thursday, Nursery participated in Chicken Shed's book- themed yoga workshop. The children brought in their own teddy bears for a bear hunt and wore animal masks for a giraffe dance.

Great fun was had by all the children!


Reception have had a busy week this week! We have continued our learning about 'The Very Hungry Caterpillar' and have been watching our very own caterpillars get bigger and bigger each day. We have been learning about life cycles and the different stages and have learnt lots of scientific language. In Maths we have been learning about odd and even numbers and adding one to make numbers bigger.

Please continue to read and practise sounds daily at home!

Molllie - for some fantastic independent writing this week.

Liam - for a great improvement in many areas of learning. Keep it up!

Year 1

In Maths we have been measuring the weight of different objects and making comparisons between them by using language such as, heavier, lighter and balanced. We have also explored the use of non-standard units to find out how much an object ways.

In Phonics, we continue to read and practice our sounds daily as well as building up to our 'Big Write' at the end of the week. The children are all putting in a great effort.

For PSHE we have been learning about our health and wellbeing. This includes: how to stay healthy by eating a healthy diet and keeping ourselves clean as well as, how we can be safe both inside and outside our homes.

Please can we remind you to sign the children's reading records weekly in order for us to know if you have read the books and are ready to receive new ones. Don't worry about what/how much to write, a date and signature or small note stating if your child enjoyed it is enough. All messages welcome.

We are very much looking forward to our trip next Wednesday 23rd March to Pickled Pepper books; please ensure you have paid and given permission online or via the office.

Well done for another fantastic week Year 1!

Awards go to Zachias and Eli for their excellent enthusiasm during phonics and ideas for their 'Big Write'.

Year 2

This week in Maths we have continued learning about time. We learned how to tell the time to the nearest quarter and nearest 5 minutes. Some children created their own clocks which they will be taking home to continue practising telling the time.

In English, we have continued with our story 'The Rise and Fall of Claude the Magnificent' and we have been writing a fictional narrative about Claude.

We are also continuing with our D&T topic. We explored which materials would make the best chassis, axles and wheels and designed what our vehicle will look like, thinking about all the finishing techniques we shall use.

We had a fabulous time during our Red-Nose Day afternoon despite the muddy grass! What a perfect way to end the week!

This week the achievement award goes to Leon and Alya for their amazing work ethic and resilience this week!

Kingfisher 1

Another busy week in Kingfisher 1.

In English we continued to read Handa's stories and the children learnt about amazing African animals. We had a great fun trying to mimic the animal’s noises.

Maths this week was about subtraction. The children used different resources including real objects, numicon and dienes to subtract numbers to 20. The pupils also enjoyed subtracting by finding difference in our monster feeding activities. Some children progressed to learning about fact families used for basic problems of mental arithmetic like addition and subtraction.

In the afternoons the children enjoyed a variety of activities in their mainstream classes and in KF1 including swimming, PE and trip to the pond.

Well done KF1 another fantastic week!

- Toby for his fantastic subtraction work in Maths using Numicon and Dienes.

- Georgie for completing her sticker chart.

Year 3

In Maths, we have been learning about measurement focusing on length. The children have been using their rulers to measure objects and we have recognised equivalent lengths between mm, cm and m.

In English, we have finished writing our diary entry linked to Gregory Cool. Year 3 have worked very hard to include a range of punctuation and grammar. We have mastered using informal chatty language and the work they have produced has been fabulous. Well done!

In Science, we have been learning about rocks. We have learnt about how rocks are made naturally and also some man-made rocks. The children are able to name some of the rocks and describe their properties. We are very lucky because on Monday we are having a zoom session with a Fossil Warden from Charmouth Heritage Coast Centre. This will help us learn about fossil formation and the different types of fossils.

This week we have said farewell to our lovely trainee teacher, Miss Slavin who has been with us this term. We are very grateful for all of her hard work and support with Year 3 and we wish her the best of luck in her home school.

CGP Books


English-Pages 50-52

This week's awards go to Anastasia for her use of informal language in her diary entry and Leah for her good work in math this week.

Year 4

In Maths this week, the children have been learning how to find a fraction of an amount which concludes our work on fractions. Their excellent times table knowledge have helped them greatly. Well done, Year 4. Our next topic will be decimals.

In English, we have been editing and publishing our descriptive recounts and dairy entries. Their use of powerful descriptive language has impressed us all!

In our afternoon lessons, have started our learning about animals including humans. We started off our topic learning all about the different types of teeth and their functions. Ask them what they have learnt, they have done brilliantly so far.


Maths: 32-33

English: 30-31

This week's awards go to Josh for his excellent work in Maths, and to Kayce for his work on teeth in Science. Well done!

Year 5

This week, Year 5 have been hard at work as musicians. They have been learning about jazz music and mastering the Three Note Bossa by Ian Grey. Using glockenspiels, in small groups they created their own improvisations and performed them to each other.

In Maths, they have learned about the relationship between fractions and decimals. They can now convert between fractions and decimals (e.g. 3/100 = 0.03, 72/100 = 0.72, 0.4 = 40/100).

In English, they edited their letters based on Kensuke's Kingdom and published them in their neatest handwriting. They did a fantastic job with these pieces; their writing is improving term-by-term.

CGP Books

Maths: pages 34-35 (writing decimals as fractions)

English: pages 42-43 (commas to avoid confusion)

This week's awards go to Aidan for his fantastic letters as Michael and Kensuke, and to Teddy for remembering many different written methods to improve his arithmetic score - well done, boys!

Year 6

What a productive week we have had in Year 6! In English, the children have been learning the features of a letter ready to start our long write in character as Olive and in Maths we have begun to look at area, recapping previous learning in Year 5 before building upon that with SATs style questions.

We finished the week making soup for our Design and Technology topic. The children designed their soup, gave me a list of ingredients an then made the finished product. They really impressed us with their peeling and cutting skills where they used the bridge and claw grip techniques. I hope you enjoy the soup!

I will be sending home a letter to invite children to Easter School so please look out for this. We want it to be tutorial based so are keeping the group small. As I find out whether children can attend or not, I will invite other children so please let me know if your child cannot attend. Thank you.

This week's achievement awards go to Ben and Zack for their excellent cutting techniques during our soup making.

Kingfisher 2

This week in Kingfisher 2 we have been continuing to work with the key text ‘The Smeds and the Smoos’. The children have been identifying the rhyming words used in the book, finding rhyming words of their own and using the key events of the story to make a story map.

Quarters and thirds were the focus of our Fractions work this week. The children showed their understanding using playdough and their skill of sharing to find given fractions. Completing number sentences using fractional notations.

This weeks achievement goes to Jack for his fabulous contributions to our whole class discussions each day!

Well done!


This week the children have all been doing really well in their mainstream classes. We did get a chance to bake some biscuits for our dinosaur theme.


This week's award goes to all the children in Nightingales for their hard work in their mainstream classes.

Football Matches


We have had two football matches this week in the girls and the mixed league.

Yesterday, we played a game against St.Johns N20 in the mixed league. The team worked extremely hard throughout the game but especially in the second half where the other school was in the lead. The children worked together to score 2 great scores. The game ended 4-2 to the opposing win but the improvement of skill on the pitch has been wonderful to see and last night was a great game to watch. Well done to Maise, Arbel, Albion, Matteo, Qamarzada, Stephanos, Sinan, Tyler and Noah.

On Tuesday, we played our last game in the girls league. However, this is not the end.

Everyone who attends and trains at our after school club has worked incredibly hard showing great resilience, determination and talent. Win or lose, we are proud of everyone who plays as they have shown great commitment to the team. That said, we are pleased to announce that Livingstone have made it into the Barnet Central League final. We will playing Christ Church some time after Easter and we are absolutely thrilled. Well done to everyone!


Easter Cricket Course


Play cricket this Easter with Peter Phillips and his super coaching team (All ECB qualified & DBS checked).

For absolute beginners to established club players - everyone is welcome! With fantastic indoor and outdoor facilities it’s … NON STOP CRICKET WHATEVER THE WEATHER!

For all the information you need please visit Peter Phillips Cricket or call Peter anytime on 07930 44 55 66.



March 2022

Monday 21st:

  • Down Syndrome Awareness Day

Tuesday 22nd:

  • Reception Parent Consultations 4:30 - 6:30 pm (appointment only)

Wednesday 23rd:

  • Year 1/2 trip to Pickled Pepper Books
  • Reception Parent Consultations 9:00 - 11:00 am (appointment only)
  • Year 5/6 Boys football match vs Sacred Heart - 3.30 pm (Home)

Thursday 24th:

  • PTA Mothers Day Afternoon Tea - EYFS 1:30 - 2:15 pm / KS1 2:30 - 3.15 pm / KS2 and Siblings 3:30 - 4:15 pm (please reserve your place via the booking form)

Friday 25th:

  • PTA Mothers Day Stall - All Day

Monday 28th:

  • Autism Awareness Week
  • Activity Clubs for Summer 1 go online for booking

Thursday 31st:

  • Activity Clubs finish for Spring 2
  • Year 5 Easter Assembly

April 2022

Friday 1st:

  • End of Term, school finishes at 2 pm - No Cabin Club or Yoga Club

EASTER HOLS Monday 4th April - Monday 18th April 2022

Tuesday 19th:

  • Summer 1 term begins - Pupils Return
  • No Activity Clubs this week
  • Year 6 SAT's Practice Week

Monday 25th:

  • Activity Clubs begin for Summer 1

More dates will follow...

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