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November Week 3

Friday 18th November

Rememberance Sunday!

We are extremely proud of the pupils who laid a wreath on behalf of Livingstone last Sunday. Kaitlin, Lois, Catherine and Daisy took part in the event as well as Jaydon who participated as part of the Sea Cadets. Thank you to everyone who went along to pay their respects and thank you to everyone who bought a poppy.

Children in Need 2022


You would have expected that coming after the Autumn Statement and the financial difficulties high-lighted in the Budget, that donations for Children in Need, would have been impacted. In fact, we had lots of pupils coming to school in their Pudsey outfits this morning and lots of very generous contributions made to this very special event. We are grateful to all the donations made to this and to all the charitable causes that we support throughout the year. Thank you Livingstone parents and carers we managed to raise just over £360.

Anti-bullying Week


Mrs Speed, our PSHE co-ordinator, delivered a very informative assembly on Anti-Bullying on Monday and she read the story 'Kind' by Axel Scheffler as the theme. She also gave every class a series of activities to follow up in the classroom, on the theme of Kindness.

We are hoping that all the activities are completed over the next two weeks and in order to ensure that Anti-Bullying continues throughout the year. Classes are putting together display books for the library, to provide reminders showing the importance of kindness in the fight against bullying.

Mrs Speed and the School Council will make it their mission throughout the year to remind all pupils to be kind and that any sign of bullying is immediately stopped!

Non-uniform Days for Christmas Fair Donations



This week in the Nursery we have been celebrating 'Kindness Week' alongside the rest of the school.

Here, Vinny has drawn a lovely picture of herself sharing the sand and the sand toys. Playing in the sand is one of Vinny's favourite things to do and she is now really good at sharing the her toys with her friends. Well done, Vinny!

Ayva has drawn this colourful picture of herself sharing a flower! How lovely, Ayva! You have added so many colours to your beautiful bunch of flowers. Excellent work!

Kingfisher Nursery

This week's book is 'Aaaarrgghh Spider' so we have gone spider crazy in Kingfisher Nursery. The children have been amazing at all the spider themed activities. They have threaded, pegged, coloured and collaged.



This week we have introduced the story 'The Smeds and the Smoos' to the children which they have thoroughly enjoyed. We have been blow painting our own Smeds and Smoos, writing our favourite parts of the story, making rockets using 2-D shapes, sorting alien words/real words for Obb and Bob our phonics aliens, making our own Smoo-Smeds out of playdough and learning about space. We have also spent all week making our very own rocket for the Smeds and Smoos. What a busy week!

Achievement Awards!

Arshin - for coming into school with a big smile this week and eating all his food at lunch time. Well done!

Kai -James - working hard in phonics and always trying his best. Great work!

Year 1

Year 1 enjoyed acting out the story of Ram and Sita in our RE Lessons. We are getting really fluent in our recall of number bonds to 10 in Maths. In phonics lessons, we are learning and remembering Set 2 and 3 sounds and concentrating on placing our capital letters and full stops in the correct places in our writing. Well done on all of your hard work!


Achievement Awards!

Achievement awards this week go to Aysha and Cody for their perseverance and progress in phonics.

Year 2

On Monday, we visited a local Synagogue as part of our learning in R.E. The children were very curious to find out more and had great questions for Mrs Segal who led the tour.

In Maths, we are learning about 2D shapes and next week we will be learning about 3D shapes.

In English, we are reading a book called 'Lost and Found'. We have been looking at past tense verbs to help us with retelling the story.


Reading- pages 11 -16

Achievement Awards!

This weeks awards go to Musa for his excellent English work finding past tense verbs and Renee for working hard and challenging herself more with her work.

Kingfisher 1

This week in Kingfisher 1 we have continued with the story, 'We're Going on a Bear Hunt', exploring the sensory themes, discussing our likes and dislikes and working on prepositional language.

In Maths we have been revisiting subtraction using a variety of resources to help us with our calculations. The children have all worked very hard.

Achievement Awards!

This week's achievement award goes to Deni for his excellent work in Maths, using Numicon independently to find missing numbers in subtraction. Well done!

Year 3

This week in Year 3, we have been working very hard on our Christmas Show and we cannot wait for you to see it in a few weeks time. In Maths, we have been continuing our work on addition and subtraction, and in English, we have been learning about direct speech. We also had a very exciting Science lesson where we dissected a real owl pellet in order to bring together our learning on the body and nutrition.

CGP Books:

Maths page 29 estimating and checking

English pages 24 and 25 prepositions


Achievement Awards!

The first achievement award this week goes to Elsie for being such an excellent role model to others and for always being kind to those around her.

The second achievement award goes to Xhizela. This week has been Anti-Bullying Week with a focus on kindness and she is always such a kind and caring member of the class. Well done, Xhizela!

Year 4

This week, Year 4 have continued to work hard and challenge themselves. In Maths, we have been looking at our timetables. In English, we have been writing our diary entry as Hogarth from Iron Man. In Science, we have finished our learning about states of matter which they thoroughly enjoyed.

CGP Books:

Maths: page 22 Using timetables

SPaG: pages 50 and 51 - Apostrophes for Missing Letters

Timetables: 7s and recap 2, 4 and 8.

Also don't forget, BATTLE OF THE BANDS!


Achievement Awards!

This week's achievement awards go to Charlotte for dedication and love of reading, and to Zainab for always having a positive and hard-working attitude. Well done!

Year 5

This week, Year 5 wrote their diary entries as Bradley, the character in our whole-class book. They did a good job showing his character and writing in an informal way. Some of the children were challenged to write a diary as the school councillor too.

In Maths, they multiplied and divided numbers by 10, 100 and 1000 using place value grids to help them. They showed very good understanding.

In the afternoons, they learned about reversible and irreversible changes in Science, as well as tested which solids dissolve in water to make a solution.

Please encourage your child to go on TT Rockstars this weekend; Year 6 are beating us at the moment in Battle of the Bands!

CGP Books:

Maths: pages 21 and 22 (multiplying and dividing by 10, 100 and 1000)

English: pages 90 and 91 (silent letters)


Achievement Awards!

This week's awards go to Dante for his fantastic diary entries and to Emily for the care so took to edit and improve hers - well done!

Year 6

Year 6 have had a very productive week! The children have been practising drawing bar models and estimating on number lines in Maths. In English, they have published their non- chronological reports and we have been super impressed with their outcomes.

In Design and Technology, the children have programmed their microprocessors with the code required to now make their sensor operated night light, next week.

Homework pages:

English: pages 24 and 25

Maths: pages 30 and 31

Achievement Awards!

This week's achievement awards go to Albion and Lois for their hardwork and focus during all lessons

Kingfisher 2

Yesterday, we went to Sainsbury’s to buy our ingredients for making Chocolate Cornflake cakes for our instructions topic.

We walked up to the shops through the park, received our shopping list and money before finding the items in the store.

We paid for our own items at the cashier and received our change before heading back to school, where we followed instructions to make the cakes.

We then used the photos to write our own instructions.

The achievement awards this week go to:

Nathan - For coping really well with changes to the routines, taking everything in his stride and always with a smile on his face.

Jack - For his continued effort to work independently and mature attitude towards his friendships.

Mixed League Football


On Wednesday, we had our first game in the mixed league where we played against Sacred Heart. Our team has worked incredibly hard and the level of skill they demonstrated was brilliant. It was a tough game where the first half ended 4-0. However, after the whistle went for the second half, our players came back fighting. The atmosphere on the pitch was exhilarating as the children were giving 100%. The game ended 6-3 to the opposing team but the three goals scored by Arbel, Alex and Qamazarda were fantastic. Despite the loss, our children were proud of they how played and have taken this on as a learning curve showing a great level of maturity. We are very proud of you, Livingstone!

Well done to Arbel, Lois, Jack, Alex, Matteo, Qamazarda, Zachary and Aiden.



Monday 21st:

  • INSET Day - School Closed

Wednesday 23rd:

  • Years 3 and 4 Gymnastics Festival - PM

Friday 25th:

  • Non-uniform Day - Donations for Tombola Stalls (please see flyer below for more info)

Tuesday 29th:

  • Mixed League Football Match vs Underhill from 3:30 pm (HOME)

Wednesday 30th:

  • KFN IMPACT Meeting for Parents 9:00 -10:30 am
  • Netball Match vs St. Catherines from 3:30 pm (HOME)


Thursday 1st:

  • Non-uniform Day - Donations of cakes and unwanted toys in good condition

Friday 2nd:

  • Nursery - Year 6 Santa Visits (cost £5, please pay via School Money if you would like your child to visit)
  • Christmas Fair 3 - 6 pm

Tuesday 6th:

  • Nursery and Reception Christmas Songs to Parents - 2:30pm

Thursday 8th:

  • Nursery and Reception Christmas Songs to Parents - 9:00am

Friday 9th:

  • KS1 and Year 3 Christmas Show Dress Rehearsal - 1:30pm (for families incl. small children)
  • Activity Clubs finish for Autumn 2

Tuesday 13th:

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

Thursday 15th:

  • KS1 and Year 3 Christmas Show - 9:00am

Friday 16th:

  • 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
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