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April Week 4

Friday 29th April

Checkout the Diary Dates!

It's incredible to think that we have now completed two thirds of this year and that we are now well into the Summer Term, which promises to be jam-packed with events!

Check out the diary which is now at the front of the newsletter so nothing is missed.

We were overjoyed to see our KF Boys returning from the Panathlon with gold medals and the winner's trophy. It is reflective of the standards we set in all subjects, including PE. Thank you to Non-Stop Action, Mr Thomas and Mrs Church for their coaching, Ms Fairley for great PE leadership and to Mr and Mrs Sudbury who got the best performances out of the boys -they made us very proud!

Panathlon Competition


Some children attended a Panathlon event last week where they took part in different sporting activities such as parachute games, target games and even a bit of football. It was wonderful to see the children engaged and working together. Nine other schools from Barnet attended this competition and at the end of the event we waited eagerly to hear the results. We are delighted to announce that our boys came 1st and were awarded with medals, certificates and a trophy which has taken centre stage on our trophy cabinet. We are incredibly proud of the boys. They were treated to a champions welcome with the whole school cheering them as they arrived on the playground to celebrate their tremendous achievement. A huge congratulations to Zach, Jaydon, Jamie, Mario, Calvin, George, Nathan and Jack!



Happy Eid to all our Muslim families and thank you to anyone who has generously sent in food gifts to celebrate the end of fasting for Ramadan.


We have been learning all about sowing seeds in the Nursery this week. The children have been planting sunflower seeds and we have been talking about germination. We have also been learning about the parts of a flower.

Irsa and Drita have put the labels and pictures for their plants all in the right place. Excellent work!

Kingfisher Nursery

Kingfisher Nursery have had a brilliant week exploring spring growth. We focused on plants and flowers, looking at the different parts of a plant, potting our own cress and creating beautiful flower collages and crowns!

We learnt about what plants need to grow and even went to help our plants in the EYFS playground grow by watering them ourselves.


A big thank you to Ruby's Nanna and Papa who has very kindly gifted us some tadpoles from their pond! It has given a very exciting element to our topic of Frogs and life cycles and we are watching very carefully to the changes that will happen.

Alongside daily reading of levelled reading materials,

Phonics to revise at home:

Miss Edwards group - sh, th, ch, qu

Miss Purse group: ay, ee, igh, ow

Miss Knappett: oo, oo, ar, or

Arthur - for great effort and behaviour in phonics this week

Arianna - for taking part in a range of activities this week.

Year 1

In Math's this week, we have moved on from adding equal groups of 2, 5 and 10 to working with arrays by making equal groups and building them up in columns or rows. We have also been practicing our reasoning and problem solving skills. Over the next two weeks we will be looking at doubles, grouping and sharing.

In English we have been exploring the use of adjectives to describe the weird and wonderful creatures we could find in our own buckets in response to 'Billy's Bucket'.

We have particularly enjoyed learning about Vincent Van Gogh in Art and having a go at painting our own still life flowers.

Another fantastic week year 1!


This weeks awards go to both Ellis and Isabelle for their explanations when solving reasoning questions in Maths.

Year 2

Another busy week in Year 2! In Maths, we have continued with our Measurements Unit looking at mass (g/kg), reading scales and solving problems. In English this week, we started reinventing our own missions in the style of Traction Man and in Computing we continued to use Purple Mash to make pictograms. We also made posters about Food hygiene using Microsoft Word and PowerPoint.

Homework: SPAG book pg 26-27

Ryann's lovely poster about food hygiene

This week's awards go to Alex for his brilliant work in solving problems with measurement (mass) and Evie for her imaginative characters in her adventurous mission.

Kingfisher 1

This week in Kingfisher 1 we have been learning all about weight in Maths, weighing and comparing a variety of objects and using different types of measuring devices.

In English we have been enjoying another Eric Carle classic: 'The Bad- Tempered Ladybird' and completing work around that theme, including a ladybird hunt in the pond area.

This week's achievement award goes to Dilan for his super measuring skills, well done!

Year 3

Year 3 have been incredibly enthusiastic with our science topic all about plants which has been lovely to see. Ms Boucon and myself have been very impressed with their scientific vocabulary, their explanations of what plants need to grow and why and explaining the role of a flower. In Maths, we are continuing learning about fractions focusing on representing fractions and drawing fractions. In English, we have been reading 'The Twit's which the children have been enjoying. All of our grammar has been linked to this story and we have written sentences with fronted adverbials and conjunctions to describe some of the trick chapters.


This week's achievement awards go to Eren for his excellent work in English linked to 'The Twits' and Medina for her great fraction work completing varying challenges.

Year 4

In Year 4 this week, we have learnt how to write and compare fractions up to two decimal places. In English we have continued exploring Ancient Greek myths. The children have now selected their own mythical creature and setting and are practising a range of grammatical features to use in their own myth later on this term. In history, we have explored Greek culture and how Alexander the Greats empire spread Greek culture around the world. Year 4 have worked incredibly hard and have shown great enthusiasm this week.


This week's achievement awards go to Emily and Xander for challenging themselves in all subjects. Well done!

Year 5

The children thoroughly enjoyed designing their own loaf of bread. They baked them yesterday and did an excellent job - the loaves rose well and were delicious (according to the children!)

In Maths, the focus has been on adding, subtracting and problem-solving with decimals, while in English, the children have been practising the grammar they'll need for their romantic love letters based on The Highwayman.

CGP Books

Maths: pages 42 and 43 (fraction, decimal and percentage problems)

English: pages 31 and 32 (verbs with '-ing' and 'have')

This week's awards go to Zach for his excellent discussion and understanding of challenging problems in Maths, and to Lois for always working hard and being a good role model for others - well done!

Year 6

Year 6 have been working hard this week to complete our learning for Maths and revising other topics in preparation for SATs. They continue to impress us with their hard work and determination. Next week is the last week we have to revise and prepare so it would be beneficial for all children to be in school.

This week they do have extra CGP pages to complete.

I would like to thank you for all the support you are giving your children.


This week's achievement award goes to all of Y6 for all of their continued hard work.

Kingfisher 2

This week we started a new text ‘How to catch a Dragon’ by Caryl Hart and Ed Eaves. We even have our own classroom dragon ‘Eddy’! The children have been enjoying our new dragon topic so far!

In Maths, we have been adding and subtracting and getting very good at using resources such as number lines to help us with our calculations. We have even had a go at column additions and subtractions and did a great job!

What an exciting trip to the Panathlon Sporting Challenge we had last week!

There were 8 other schools involved and the boys did an absolutely fabulous job at scoring points at each activity station, turning their hand to New Age Curling, Basketball, football skills and various target games. Livingstone achieved the top score in at least 4 of the games they played and managed to bring home the trophy for Mrs Phelan’s cabinet! Amazing!

The boys arrived back to a hero’s welcome from the rest of the school, which they thoroughly enjoyed!

It was a very proud moment for everyone!


KS1 Sports Festival

Children from Years 1 and 2 attended a sports festival at Stone X Stadium on Tuesday. The children had lots of fun as they had a little help from their teddy bears! The event was hosted by volunteers from Secondary school who led a variety of games incorporating jumping, running, throwing and team work. The children had a great afternoon out and represented the school fabulously.

Water only please!

We have noticed that our children are bringing in squash to drink in class, we would like to remind both parents/carers and pupils that only water should be in their bottles at school.


Reading Books and Diaries

This is a reminder that children in Years 3, 4, 5 and 6 should have their Accelerated Reader books and their reading diaries in school every day. Please encourage your child to read at home, fill in their diary correctly, and check that they have it in their bag for the next day. Thank you.


Dr Bike


Dr Bikes are back in Barnet thanks to funding from Public Health. At the Dr Bike sessions, experienced mechanics check everything on an individual’s bicycle from wheels, brakes, gears and tyre pressure to lights, racks, pedals, saddles and more. Any minor adjustments can be made there and then, all for free. Anything the mechanics can't fix on site they will let the bike owner know exactly what needs doing and a rough guide to what it should cost at a bike shop. All the mechanics are friendly and approachable and have a wealth of cycling knowledge so individuals can pick their brains about cycle training or other cycling activities.

The first 2 Dr Bikes are as follows:

Tuesday 3 May 2022, 4pm to 7pm, East Finchley - Opposite East Finchley tube station, High Rd, East Finchley, N2 0NW

Saturday 7 May 2022, Midday to 3pm in Burnt Oak - Outside Burnt Oak Library, Watling Ave, Burnt Oak, Edgware HA8 0UB

A full list of the 24 Dr Bikes taking place up to March 2023 at Barnet’s tube/train stations and Town Centres can be found at https://www.barnet.gov.uk/roads-and-pavements/cycling/free-dr-bike-sessions-barnet


Diary Dates

May 2022

Monday 2nd:

Bank Holiday - School Closed

Thursday 5th:

Year 2 Sports Festival at East Barnet School - PM

Friday 6th May:

Class Photos

Monday 9th:

Year 6 SATs Week

Monday 16th:

Year 3 Swimming lessons begin - everyday for 2 weeks

Pupil Voice Week

Years 3 and 4 Road Safety Workshop - PM

Thursday 19th:

Years 5 and 6 Girls Football Final v Christchurch - HOME

Friday 20th May:

KS2 Archery Workshops

Monday 23rd:

Science Week

Activity Clubs for Summer 2 go online for booking.

Tuesday 24th:

KS2 Athletics competition at Copthall - All Day

Year 5 Secondary School Transition Meeting for parents - 3.15pm

Friday 27th:

Founder's Day

End of Summer 1 term - School finishes at normal time for Half Term.

Activity Clubs finish for Summer 1

HALF TERM Monday 30th May - Friday 3rd June 2022

June 2022

Monday 6th:

Summer 2 term begins - Pupils return to school

Phonics Screening Check Week

Activity Clubs begin for Summer 2

More dates will follow...

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