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  A Note From Mr Thornes 
Hello all,
I'd like to offer you a warm welcome to our website. 
We've recently updated the site and it's now easier to navigate and reflects the principles of Livingstone very well.
We are a community school at Livingstone and we love to inspire the pupils, we celebrate our differences whenever possible. Our pupils have active minds, tons of enthusiasm and there's always a lot happening here. 
I'm really proud to be leading a fantastic team of staff and everyone is united in our effort to help every pupil improve and meet their potential. School life here is fun, stimulating, varied, rigorous but also above all enjoyable. 
Have a look about, or come and see us in action! 
 
Welcome to Livingstone...
 Mr Thornes  
 
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News

The Butterflies
5/06/2024 7:48 AM
The Butterflies

The children in Puffins were so excited to see that the caterpillars had changed into butterflies.

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Kingfishers' News!
12/06/2024 5:09 PM
Kingfishers' News!

The Kingfishers have had a lovely few weeks since half-term: lots of writing in order to meet end-of-year targets; some wonderful sewing sessions on their cushions; finishing off Groovy Greeks; Enterprise planning and having fun with 3d nets/ shapes in Maths.

Forest School on Monday mornings has been a highlight of the term so far for all of us and here is a picture of a couple of our fabulous King kids building dens in their Leavers' t-shirts!

 

Year 2 Reading Cafe A Huge Success!
12/06/2024 4:42 PM
Year 2 Reading Cafe A Huge Success!

Last Friday, year 2 parents were invited into school to have a cup of coffee and read with the children in their class rooms.

The response we had was amazing! We had more parents than ever before attend and it was lovely to have so many people in the year 2 classrooms reading and sharing stories.

We look forward to continuing this termly event next year and seeing even more parents get involved!

 

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Year 6 Kestrels - Writing
12/06/2024 11:37 AM
Year 6 Kestrels - Writing

Kestrels are continuing their writing journeys.  We have produced some fantastic work on Harry Potter, which are on display in our corridors.  

Since half-term, Kestrels have absolutely loved watching the short film 'Alma' and we have worked as a class on ways to create mood and atmosphere.  They have blown us away (and I think even impressed themselves) with their setting descriptions.  They have had us on the edge of our seats.

Well done you wonderful lot!

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Year 5 learn about lichen
12/06/2024 10:13 AM
Year 5 learn about lichen

Last week, we were lucky enough to have Jemma Denton come in to talk to us all about air quality. We learned that different types of lichen like different particles in the air. We then went outside into the forest school and the car park to look for lichen and then we were able to assess the quality of the air. It was a really informative session and all of the children enjoyed going outside to look for lichen! 

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Year 5 do Bushcraft!
12/06/2024 10:07 AM
Year 5 do Bushcraft!

Year 5 had an epic day out at Boughton Woods where they learned about all things 'Bushcraft'! First, we sang some songs and played games around a campfire, then we used facepaint to cover our faces in camoflage! We then went out into the woods to play some (very!) energetic games before coming back to camp to eat our lunch. Afterwards, we toasted S'mores around the fire and then built dens in our teams. Finally, we built traps to trap our team leaders in! It was a really fun day out and the children had an amazing time!!

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Puffins went on a bear hunt
8/06/2024 12:06 PM
Puffins went on a bear hunt

This week we have been reading the stories Going on a bear hunt and Rosies walk. We made map and went on our own walk. We went through, under and over just like Rosie and the family in the Bear hunt story.

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Year 6 - Eco Week: Lichen study
5/06/2024 3:01 PM
Year 6 - Eco Week: Lichen study

As part of our whole school Eco Week, Year 6 have been learning about air quality and its relation to lichen found in the local area.  We have explored the school grounds (including the Forest School, the Story Garden and the car park) and found some examples of lichen.  Did you know that there is a good lichen (which is white) and a bad lichen (which is yellow)?  The children have been considering the impact of pollution from cars on the quality of lichen in our school environment.  They are busy creating posters as part of the school's 'No idling' campaign.  Thanks to Gemma for spending the afternoon with us.

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Year 6 - Weekly Forest School
5/06/2024 1:20 PM
Year 6 - Weekly Forest School

Year 6 have the fantastic opportunity of a weekly Forest School this half-term for half a day each week.  Mrs McHugh gave them a welcome talk with all the safety chat to prepare them for the weeks ahead.  The children did a check in to help them to connect with nature and prepare themselves for their outdoor learning experience.  They enjoyed a scavenger hunt which was followed by pond dipping, bug hunting and hammock resting (and swinging!)  It was a joy to see them all settle into the activities and enjoy themselves.  

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You ran how far?
5/06/2024 7:52 AM
You ran how far?

The children in Puffins were very shocked at how far Mr Stuart ran,   26.2 miles when he completed the Edinburgh Marathon in half term. 

The Butterflies
5/06/2024 7:48 AM
The Butterflies

The children in Puffins were so excited to see that the caterpillars had changed into butterflies.

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Kingfishers' News!
12/06/2024 5:09 PM
Kingfishers' News!

The Kingfishers have had a lovely few weeks since half-term: lots of writing in order to meet end-of-year targets; some wonderful sewing sessions on their cushions; finishing off Groovy Greeks; Enterprise planning and having fun with 3d nets/ shapes in Maths.

Forest School on Monday mornings has been a highlight of the term so far for all of us and here is a picture of a couple of our fabulous King kids building dens in their Leavers' t-shirts!

 

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22
May
2024
Year 6 - What an end to a busy half term!
22/05/2024 1:58 PM
Year 6 - What an end to a busy half term!

Year 6 continue to be very busy (post SATS) but with a focus on sports, the cinema, cushion making and The Groovy Greeks!    On Tuesday, Kingfishers enjoyed a sporting event at Scott Primary school playing rounders, cricket and practising athletics.  On Wednesday, the whole year group accompanied the Year 5s to Vue cinema to see the film 'IF'.  Biddenham Secondary School popped in too to give the pupils, who will be attending Biddenham, an introduction to the transition days and the school.  

In the mornings and afternoons that we have been in class, we have being immersing ourselves in all things Ancient Greek and our DT cushions project.  What a great end to a busy and eventful half term.  We hope everyone enjoys a restful half term break.  See you back at school on Monday 3rd June for the start of ECO week.

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22
May
2024
Year 5 Visit the Cinema
22/05/2024 1:45 PM
Year 5 Visit the Cinema

Year 5 were lucky enough to visit Vue cinema this morning to watch IF. Despite the rain, a great time was had by all the children and they were able to enjoy popcorn and the film before taking part in a planned fire evacuation to help the staff of the cinema. Everyone behaved superbly during this procedure - we then walked back to school in time for lunch. 

12
Jun
2024
Kingfishers' News!
12/06/2024 5:09 PM
Kingfishers' News!

The Kingfishers have had a lovely few weeks since half-term: lots of writing in order to meet end-of-year targets; some wonderful sewing sessions on their cushions; finishing off Groovy Greeks; Enterprise planning and having fun with 3d nets/ shapes in Maths.

Forest School on Monday mornings has been a highlight of the term so far for all of us and here is a picture of a couple of our fabulous King kids building dens in their Leavers' t-shirts!

 

12
Jun
2024
Year 2 Reading Cafe A Huge Success!
12/06/2024 4:42 PM
Year 2 Reading Cafe A Huge Success!

Last Friday, year 2 parents were invited into school to have a cup of coffee and read with the children in their class rooms.

The response we had was amazing! We had more parents than ever before attend and it was lovely to have so many people in the year 2 classrooms reading and sharing stories.

We look forward to continuing this termly event next year and seeing even more parents get involved!

 

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Jun
2024
Year 6 Kestrels - Writing
12/06/2024 11:37 AM
Year 6 Kestrels - Writing

Kestrels are continuing their writing journeys.  We have produced some fantastic work on Harry Potter, which are on display in our corridors.  

Since half-term, Kestrels have absolutely loved watching the short film 'Alma' and we have worked as a class on ways to create mood and atmosphere.  They have blown us away (and I think even impressed themselves) with their setting descriptions.  They have had us on the edge of our seats.

Well done you wonderful lot!

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12
Jun
2024
Year 5 learn about lichen
12/06/2024 10:13 AM
Year 5 learn about lichen

Last week, we were lucky enough to have Jemma Denton come in to talk to us all about air quality. We learned that different types of lichen like different particles in the air. We then went outside into the forest school and the car park to look for lichen and then we were able to assess the quality of the air. It was a really informative session and all of the children enjoyed going outside to look for lichen! 

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12
Jun
2024
Year 5 do Bushcraft!
12/06/2024 10:07 AM
Year 5 do Bushcraft!

Year 5 had an epic day out at Boughton Woods where they learned about all things 'Bushcraft'! First, we sang some songs and played games around a campfire, then we used facepaint to cover our faces in camoflage! We then went out into the woods to play some (very!) energetic games before coming back to camp to eat our lunch. Afterwards, we toasted S'mores around the fire and then built dens in our teams. Finally, we built traps to trap our team leaders in! It was a really fun day out and the children had an amazing time!!

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08
Jun
2024
Puffins went on a bear hunt
8/06/2024 12:06 PM
Puffins went on a bear hunt

This week we have been reading the stories Going on a bear hunt and Rosies walk. We made map and went on our own walk. We went through, under and over just like Rosie and the family in the Bear hunt story.

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05
Jun
2024
Year 6 - Eco Week: Lichen study
5/06/2024 3:01 PM
Year 6 - Eco Week: Lichen study

As part of our whole school Eco Week, Year 6 have been learning about air quality and its relation to lichen found in the local area.  We have explored the school grounds (including the Forest School, the Story Garden and the car park) and found some examples of lichen.  Did you know that there is a good lichen (which is white) and a bad lichen (which is yellow)?  The children have been considering the impact of pollution from cars on the quality of lichen in our school environment.  They are busy creating posters as part of the school's 'No idling' campaign.  Thanks to Gemma for spending the afternoon with us.

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05
Jun
2024
Year 6 - Weekly Forest School
5/06/2024 1:20 PM
Year 6 - Weekly Forest School

Year 6 have the fantastic opportunity of a weekly Forest School this half-term for half a day each week.  Mrs McHugh gave them a welcome talk with all the safety chat to prepare them for the weeks ahead.  The children did a check in to help them to connect with nature and prepare themselves for their outdoor learning experience.  They enjoyed a scavenger hunt which was followed by pond dipping, bug hunting and hammock resting (and swinging!)  It was a joy to see them all settle into the activities and enjoy themselves.  

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2024
You ran how far?
5/06/2024 7:52 AM
You ran how far?

The children in Puffins were very shocked at how far Mr Stuart ran,   26.2 miles when he completed the Edinburgh Marathon in half term. 

05
Jun
2024
The Butterflies
5/06/2024 7:48 AM
The Butterflies

The children in Puffins were so excited to see that the caterpillars had changed into butterflies.

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04
Jun
2024
Year 6 - Making me workshop
4/06/2024 1:23 PM
Year 6 - Making me workshop

Sarah from 'Making Me' joined Year 6 today to deliver a workshop entitled 'Moving On'.  The children had the chance to reflect on the different emotions they may feel as they prepare themselves for Secondary School.  She discussed with them the worries that they might feel and how to focus on resilience techniques to manage their worries.  Sarah also focused on the positives that come with starting a new school.  It was a lovely opportunity for some reflection and discussion.

23
May
2024
Swifts Get Stuck into Singing
23/05/2024 4:13 PM
Swifts Get Stuck into Singing

Swifts class have been in full song this term singing a song all about friendship and togetherness in our music lessons. The class have been learning to keep time, sing in varying pitches and also had the opportunity to play glockenspeils and learned to recognise different note names.

Keep your eyes peeled for them hitting a stage near you soon!

23
May
2024
Year 2 Explore Map Making in Art
23/05/2024 4:06 PM
Year 2 Explore Map Making in Art

Year 2 have been using maps as inspiration for their art work this half term. 

The children have done beautiful pencil and coloured pencil drawings based on their route to school. We used collage to create pictures of objects and trees that they might see along their route and even explored abstract art by using tissue paper, black paper and plastic wallets to create interesting maps of imaginary places.

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22
May
2024
Puffins are eagerly awaiting for the butterflies to emerge ......
22/05/2024 7:18 PM
Puffins are eagerly awaiting for the butterflies to emerge ......

The Puffins have been looking everyday just incase the butterflies arrived overnight. 

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22
May
2024
Wrens have enjoyed their Science topic, All About Animals
22/05/2024 6:05 PM
Wrens have enjoyed their Science topic, All About Animals

In science Wrens have been learning all about animals. They learnt that animlas can be classified into different groups according to whether they are mammals, birds, fish, amphibians or reptiles. They have learnt the differences between wild animals and pets and that animals have adapted to live in different habitats. They explored which animals are carnivores, herbivores or omnivores and researched all about different animals to further deepen their knowledge. The highlight of the topic came when Ark Farm visited and they had the opportunity to ask lots of questions and interact with the animals first hand. 

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May
2024
The Jungle comes to Parrots and Penguins!
22/05/2024 4:45 PM
The Jungle comes to Parrots and Penguins!

Parrots and Penguins were so excited when we had some exotic animals visit. We got to see a Tegu, a Bearded dragon, and a Boa constrictor. 

22
May
2024
Puffins tried the food from the Hungry Caterpillar
22/05/2024 4:38 PM
Puffins tried the food from the Hungry Caterpillar

The children tried some of the food that the Hungry Caterpillar ate.

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22
May
2024
The Romans are invading Year 4!
22/05/2024 2:40 PM
The Romans are invading Year 4!

We are learning about the Romans. Finding out about life in Rome, Roman Emperors and about the Gladiators. We will be hearing from Romulus and Remus about how Rome was created. 

22
May
2024
Year 6 - What an end to a busy half term!
22/05/2024 1:58 PM
Year 6 - What an end to a busy half term!

Year 6 continue to be very busy (post SATS) but with a focus on sports, the cinema, cushion making and The Groovy Greeks!    On Tuesday, Kingfishers enjoyed a sporting event at Scott Primary school playing rounders, cricket and practising athletics.  On Wednesday, the whole year group accompanied the Year 5s to Vue cinema to see the film 'IF'.  Biddenham Secondary School popped in too to give the pupils, who will be attending Biddenham, an introduction to the transition days and the school.  

In the mornings and afternoons that we have been in class, we have being immersing ourselves in all things Ancient Greek and our DT cushions project.  What a great end to a busy and eventful half term.  We hope everyone enjoys a restful half term break.  See you back at school on Monday 3rd June for the start of ECO week.

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22
May
2024
Year 5 Visit the Cinema
22/05/2024 1:45 PM
Year 5 Visit the Cinema

Year 5 were lucky enough to visit Vue cinema this morning to watch IF. Despite the rain, a great time was had by all the children and they were able to enjoy popcorn and the film before taking part in a planned fire evacuation to help the staff of the cinema. Everyone behaved superbly during this procedure - we then walked back to school in time for lunch. 

12
Jun
2024
Kingfishers' News!
12/06/2024 5:09 PM
Kingfishers' News!

The Kingfishers have had a lovely few weeks since half-term: lots of writing in order to meet end-of-year targets; some wonderful sewing sessions on their cushions; finishing off Groovy Greeks; Enterprise planning and having fun with 3d nets/ shapes in Maths.

Forest School on Monday mornings has been a highlight of the term so far for all of us and here is a picture of a couple of our fabulous King kids building dens in their Leavers' t-shirts!

 

12
Jun
2024
Year 2 Reading Cafe A Huge Success!
12/06/2024 4:42 PM
Year 2 Reading Cafe A Huge Success!

Last Friday, year 2 parents were invited into school to have a cup of coffee and read with the children in their class rooms.

The response we had was amazing! We had more parents than ever before attend and it was lovely to have so many people in the year 2 classrooms reading and sharing stories.

We look forward to continuing this termly event next year and seeing even more parents get involved!

 

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