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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

All about frogs in Reception!
7/05/2024 1:46 PM
All about frogs in Reception!

As part of our topic about animals, Penguins and Parrots have been learning all about the life cycle of a frog. We were even lucky enough to get some tadpoles to look at in class (kindly donated by a wonderful grandparent!). After we had studied the tadpoles we released them into our own forest school pond. 

We also did some lovely artwork by mixing our own paints to create the perfect 'frog green' colour! The results were all very different and very effective! 

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Kingfishers SMASH SATS!
19/05/2024 4:48 PM

Last week, all of Y6 worked extremely hard and showed exceptional determination and resilience across the four testing mornings. Mrs Cooper and Mrs Moore would like to say a special thanks to Kingfishers for showing up every day and putting their very best effort into every paper. Those few mornings were quite intense, but the kids took it in their stride and made us extremely proud with their mature approach.

On Friday, all of Y6 took a trip to Bedford Park, where we played games, enjoyed a picnic and wolfed down ice-cream! It was a pleasure spending time relaxing and having fun with the kids in the sunshine!

A mystery parcel in Woodpeckers
18/05/2024 2:38 PM
A mystery parcel in Woodpeckers

Woodpeckers discovered a parcel had arrived in their room on Monday morning. On opening it, they discovered some clues they had to solve, including a red delicate slipper. This was the 'hook' into their new book we are studying, 'The Egyptian Cinderella.' This week they have made comparisons to the traditional story of Cinderella and written character descriptions. In Maths they have been amazing in our new topic on fractions, and in PSHCE, have been thinking about hazards around the home.

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Science in Woodpeckers
18/05/2024 2:28 PM
Science in Woodpeckers

Woodpeckers have enjoyed investigating friction on different surfaces this week. They made predictions about what surface they thought would have the most friction and how they would make it a fair test. They then went on a trip around the school to test their ideas. They even carried this into their 'Golden Time' where they continued to try out different surfaces, heights of ramps and size of vehicles travelling down the ramp. Well done Woodpeckers - you are 'Super Science Sleuths!'

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Penguins Animal Stories
16/05/2024 2:09 PM
Penguins Animal Stories

In our Literacy work we have been reading lots of stories about animals and learning about the structure of stories. We used what we had learned to write our own stories in groups; including Ron and the Shark, Ellie the Penguin, Chloe the Penguin, Gerry the Giraffe and Rockstar the Dinosaur! Our stories were amazing and we really enjoyed looking at our books and sharing them with our friends. 

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Year 6 Kestrels - What an amazing bunch of kids!
16/05/2024 11:45 AM
Year 6 Kestrels - What an amazing bunch of kids!

We are immensely proud of all of Kestrels class for their effort, determination, positive attitude and resilience over the past month.  They have given their all to revising for our SATS and have smiled and laughed through it all.  We have come to the end of a busy week and have done a lot of celebratory dancing and cheering to mark the end of our last SATS paper this morning.  We have been reflecting on the week and they children have all had an opportunity to share their feelings on the week and what we have to look forward to.  They have settled into some board games, drawing, making bubbles and other activities in their choosing time this morning before we begin our very much anticipated Enterprise planning this afternoon.  Thank you to all the parents for your support and for getting all the children to school this week!

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Penguins shape work
16/05/2024 10:57 AM
Penguins shape work

In Penguins we have been learning all about shapes including composing and decomposing shapes. We learned all about tangram puzzles and had a go at completing the original tangram puzzle in pairs and using the shapes to make animal pictures. We have also been using magnetic shapes in the continuous provision to create pictures. 

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Year 5 Science
15/05/2024 11:53 AM
Year 5 Science

In year 5 this half term we have been busy learning all about living things and their habitats. We have found out about the life cycle of reptiles, mammals, birds and amphibians and we even dissected an egg to help us understand how baby birds form. We have also looked closely at parts of a flower to understand how they reproduce and to recognise the importance of pollination in this process.

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Year 4 - Volcanoes
14/05/2024 2:50 PM
Year 4 - Volcanoes

At the end of our topic, Year 4 completed some awesome work on Volcanoes. The work included facts and information about volcanoes along with some incredible drawings.  

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Planting plants and making caterpillars
14/05/2024 1:26 PM
Planting plants and making caterpillars

Puffins have been making the garden look nice. We ahve planted some plants and we have also made our own caterpillers.  Hopefully if the sun shines the grass will grow and we will have pretend caterpillars.

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All about frogs in Reception!
7/05/2024 1:46 PM
All about frogs in Reception!

As part of our topic about animals, Penguins and Parrots have been learning all about the life cycle of a frog. We were even lucky enough to get some tadpoles to look at in class (kindly donated by a wonderful grandparent!). After we had studied the tadpoles we released them into our own forest school pond. 

We also did some lovely artwork by mixing our own paints to create the perfect 'frog green' colour! The results were all very different and very effective! 

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Kingfishers SMASH SATS!
19/05/2024 4:48 PM

Last week, all of Y6 worked extremely hard and showed exceptional determination and resilience across the four testing mornings. Mrs Cooper and Mrs Moore would like to say a special thanks to Kingfishers for showing up every day and putting their very best effort into every paper. Those few mornings were quite intense, but the kids took it in their stride and made us extremely proud with their mature approach.

On Friday, all of Y6 took a trip to Bedford Park, where we played games, enjoyed a picnic and wolfed down ice-cream! It was a pleasure spending time relaxing and having fun with the kids in the sunshine!

News

24
Mar
2024
Wrens have really enjoyed developing their gymnastic skills
24/03/2024 8:22 PM
Wrens have really enjoyed developing their gymnastic skills

Wrens explored making different body shapes and balances in their PE lessons, using both the floor and pieces of apparatus. In pairs they linked these to create simple sequences which they then performed to the rest of the class. 

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23
Mar
2024
Woodpecker's round up of the week
23/03/2024 9:49 AM
Woodpecker's round up of the week

Woodpeckers have had a very busy week. In Computing, we have been working hard on coding and are beginning to create our own programmes. In DT, we are making poison dart frogs and thinking very carefully about our stitches. In Geography, we are coming to the end of our topic on Rainforests. This week we have thought about how deforestation impacts on different groups. This raised lots of discussion about the 'for and against' arguments and the destruction it is having on our planet. Finally, in Science, we thought about the ways seeds are dispersed. We went out on the playground to investigate this - one experiment was to use paper aeroplanes to simulate wind/air dispersal. 

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19
May
2024
Kingfishers SMASH SATS!
19/05/2024 4:48 PM

Last week, all of Y6 worked extremely hard and showed exceptional determination and resilience across the four testing mornings. Mrs Cooper and Mrs Moore would like to say a special thanks to Kingfishers for showing up every day and putting their very best effort into every paper. Those few mornings were quite intense, but the kids took it in their stride and made us extremely proud with their mature approach.

On Friday, all of Y6 took a trip to Bedford Park, where we played games, enjoyed a picnic and wolfed down ice-cream! It was a pleasure spending time relaxing and having fun with the kids in the sunshine!

18
May
2024
A mystery parcel in Woodpeckers
18/05/2024 2:38 PM
A mystery parcel in Woodpeckers

Woodpeckers discovered a parcel had arrived in their room on Monday morning. On opening it, they discovered some clues they had to solve, including a red delicate slipper. This was the 'hook' into their new book we are studying, 'The Egyptian Cinderella.' This week they have made comparisons to the traditional story of Cinderella and written character descriptions. In Maths they have been amazing in our new topic on fractions, and in PSHCE, have been thinking about hazards around the home.

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18
May
2024
Science in Woodpeckers
18/05/2024 2:28 PM
Science in Woodpeckers

Woodpeckers have enjoyed investigating friction on different surfaces this week. They made predictions about what surface they thought would have the most friction and how they would make it a fair test. They then went on a trip around the school to test their ideas. They even carried this into their 'Golden Time' where they continued to try out different surfaces, heights of ramps and size of vehicles travelling down the ramp. Well done Woodpeckers - you are 'Super Science Sleuths!'

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16
May
2024
Penguins Animal Stories
16/05/2024 2:09 PM
Penguins Animal Stories

In our Literacy work we have been reading lots of stories about animals and learning about the structure of stories. We used what we had learned to write our own stories in groups; including Ron and the Shark, Ellie the Penguin, Chloe the Penguin, Gerry the Giraffe and Rockstar the Dinosaur! Our stories were amazing and we really enjoyed looking at our books and sharing them with our friends. 

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16
May
2024
Year 6 Kestrels - What an amazing bunch of kids!
16/05/2024 11:45 AM
Year 6 Kestrels - What an amazing bunch of kids!

We are immensely proud of all of Kestrels class for their effort, determination, positive attitude and resilience over the past month.  They have given their all to revising for our SATS and have smiled and laughed through it all.  We have come to the end of a busy week and have done a lot of celebratory dancing and cheering to mark the end of our last SATS paper this morning.  We have been reflecting on the week and they children have all had an opportunity to share their feelings on the week and what we have to look forward to.  They have settled into some board games, drawing, making bubbles and other activities in their choosing time this morning before we begin our very much anticipated Enterprise planning this afternoon.  Thank you to all the parents for your support and for getting all the children to school this week!

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16
May
2024
Penguins shape work
16/05/2024 10:57 AM
Penguins shape work

In Penguins we have been learning all about shapes including composing and decomposing shapes. We learned all about tangram puzzles and had a go at completing the original tangram puzzle in pairs and using the shapes to make animal pictures. We have also been using magnetic shapes in the continuous provision to create pictures. 

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15
May
2024
Year 5 Science
15/05/2024 11:53 AM
Year 5 Science

In year 5 this half term we have been busy learning all about living things and their habitats. We have found out about the life cycle of reptiles, mammals, birds and amphibians and we even dissected an egg to help us understand how baby birds form. We have also looked closely at parts of a flower to understand how they reproduce and to recognise the importance of pollination in this process.

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14
May
2024
Year 4 - Volcanoes
14/05/2024 2:50 PM
Year 4 - Volcanoes

At the end of our topic, Year 4 completed some awesome work on Volcanoes. The work included facts and information about volcanoes along with some incredible drawings.  

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14
May
2024
Planting plants and making caterpillars
14/05/2024 1:26 PM
Planting plants and making caterpillars

Puffins have been making the garden look nice. We ahve planted some plants and we have also made our own caterpillers.  Hopefully if the sun shines the grass will grow and we will have pretend caterpillars.

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07
May
2024
All about frogs in Reception!
7/05/2024 1:46 PM
All about frogs in Reception!

As part of our topic about animals, Penguins and Parrots have been learning all about the life cycle of a frog. We were even lucky enough to get some tadpoles to look at in class (kindly donated by a wonderful grandparent!). After we had studied the tadpoles we released them into our own forest school pond. 

We also did some lovely artwork by mixing our own paints to create the perfect 'frog green' colour! The results were all very different and very effective! 

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07
May
2024
Penguins meet the animals!
7/05/2024 1:26 PM
Penguins meet the animals!

Penguins class had a great time meeting all of the animals when Ark Farm came to visit. We wrote about our favourite animals when we got back to class. The puppy was a big hit - she was very cute! 

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30
Apr
2024
Kingfishers' News!
30/04/2024 2:59 PM
Kingfishers' News!

The Kings have been working super-duper hard since the Easter break and we are exceptionally proud of their efforts. Each day, we have been working on arithmetic and reasoning skills in Maths, as well us brushing up on their reading/ SPAG skills in English lessons. We have also begun to explore the Ancient Greeks in History and plan designs for the cushions that they will be creating in DT. All of us are really excited for the trip in June, so there has been a lot of chat about that, as well as some whispers of treats at the end of SATs week!

29
Apr
2024
Puffins have been learning about animals.
29/04/2024 4:06 PM
Puffins have been learning about animals.

The Puffins have been learning about different animals. We have made Hedgehogs, Lions, and PIgs.

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26
Apr
2024
Exploring different foods by sorting them into fruit and vegetables
26/04/2024 4:53 PM
Exploring different foods by sorting them into fruit and vegetables

Wrens class learnt about how to identify the differences between fruit and vegetables. They looked at the seeds and pips in fruit and discussed whether they grow above ground or under the ground. We tried and tasted a variety of fruit and vegetables and talked about taste and texture. 

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26
Apr
2024
First few weeks back in Woodpeckers
26/04/2024 8:18 AM
First few weeks back in Woodpeckers

The children enjoyed completing their felt poison dart frogs during the first week back. They have now evaluated them and they look amazing on our class display. They also finished work on 'Rainforests' and designed wonderful posters to highlight the issue if deforestation. This week they bhave been on a fantastic trip to Scald End Farm in Thurleigh. Here, they got to see farm animals up close and also lear about a working farm. In the afternoon they went bug hunting and to their amazement, discovered lots of minibeasts living in one small area of a field.

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28
Mar
2024
Herons mechanical books
28/03/2024 2:00 PM
Herons mechanical books

Herons class have been working on a mechanical pop-up book for Key stage 1 pupils.

They thought about spacers, levers and other mechanisms whilst making their lovely final products.

Well done to all members of Herons class on completing their wonderful books for a younger audience!

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28
Mar
2024
Easter Fun
28/03/2024 10:22 AM
Easter  Fun

The Puffins have had fun making things for Easter. Bunny Ears, foot prints with orange paint, painting chicks. We also made chocolate nest.

Happy Easter Everyone

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24
Mar
2024
Year 1 Investigating materials and their properties
24/03/2024 8:49 PM
Year 1 Investigating materials and their properties

In science Wrens have been learning about different materials. After identifying, naming and classifying them in different ways, they then set up their own enquiries to investigate their properties. Through carrying out a range of experiments they found out which materials are  transparent and opaque, which are absorbent and non-absorbent and also whether different objects will float or sink. They really enjoyed finding out about the properties of all the materials. 

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24
Mar
2024
Wrens have really enjoyed developing their gymnastic skills
24/03/2024 8:22 PM
Wrens have really enjoyed developing their gymnastic skills

Wrens explored making different body shapes and balances in their PE lessons, using both the floor and pieces of apparatus. In pairs they linked these to create simple sequences which they then performed to the rest of the class. 

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23
Mar
2024
Woodpecker's round up of the week
23/03/2024 9:49 AM
Woodpecker's round up of the week

Woodpeckers have had a very busy week. In Computing, we have been working hard on coding and are beginning to create our own programmes. In DT, we are making poison dart frogs and thinking very carefully about our stitches. In Geography, we are coming to the end of our topic on Rainforests. This week we have thought about how deforestation impacts on different groups. This raised lots of discussion about the 'for and against' arguments and the destruction it is having on our planet. Finally, in Science, we thought about the ways seeds are dispersed. We went out on the playground to investigate this - one experiment was to use paper aeroplanes to simulate wind/air dispersal. 

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19
May
2024
Kingfishers SMASH SATS!
19/05/2024 4:48 PM

Last week, all of Y6 worked extremely hard and showed exceptional determination and resilience across the four testing mornings. Mrs Cooper and Mrs Moore would like to say a special thanks to Kingfishers for showing up every day and putting their very best effort into every paper. Those few mornings were quite intense, but the kids took it in their stride and made us extremely proud with their mature approach.

On Friday, all of Y6 took a trip to Bedford Park, where we played games, enjoyed a picnic and wolfed down ice-cream! It was a pleasure spending time relaxing and having fun with the kids in the sunshine!

18
May
2024
A mystery parcel in Woodpeckers
18/05/2024 2:38 PM
A mystery parcel in Woodpeckers

Woodpeckers discovered a parcel had arrived in their room on Monday morning. On opening it, they discovered some clues they had to solve, including a red delicate slipper. This was the 'hook' into their new book we are studying, 'The Egyptian Cinderella.' This week they have made comparisons to the traditional story of Cinderella and written character descriptions. In Maths they have been amazing in our new topic on fractions, and in PSHCE, have been thinking about hazards around the home.

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