Clapham Road,
Bedford.
MK41 7LG
Tel. 01234 352879

Livingstone Primary School

'Opportunity For All To Succeed'

 

Welcome to Penguins! 

This term our topic is 'What can we learn from stories from around the world?'

We will be focussing on stories around celebrations including Bonfire night, Diwali, Bandi Chhor and, of course, Christmas! We will also be learning about other stories such as Room on the Broom, Little Red Riding Hood and The Gingerbread Man. 

We will continue to develop our phonics skills in class and small groups as well as further developing our mathematical knowledge including numbers, number patterns as well as shapes and measures.  

We love to hear about what you have been doing outside school. Please let us know what interesting things you have been up to using our class email penguinsandparrots@gmail.com 

 

For the next three weeks we will be learning about Christmas stories including the Nativity story, Stick Man, The Jolly Postman and The Jolly Christmas Postman. We will also be learning about the celebration of Hanukkah.

The Nativity Story

The Jolly Postman

 For your information here are some of the documents which support the planning for children in the Early Years Foundation Stage. 

PE and Dance will be on TUESDAYS AND WEDNESDAYS. The children will be expected to come to school in their PE kits on these days. 

Please also send a spare set of uniform and underwear to keep in school. 

Your child may bring their own bottle to school (water only!)

PLEASE NAME EVERY ITEM OF YOUR CHILD'S CLOTHING AND BELONGINGS!

Please take time to read with your child EVERY DAY - little and often is best!

Please also sign the children's diary so that they can receive stickers which lead to prizes!

 

Bedtime Stories from Mrs Bliss!

Stick Man

Here is a link to the full movie on BBC Iplayer 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b06t09rk/stick-man 

Hanukkah

Don't forget to check Purple Mash weekly for activities related to our learning 

https://www.purplemash.com/ 

We went on a number hunt around the school and took photos of what we found!

Some useful links for New School Starters!

Personal, Social, Emotional and Physical Development

Bedtime routine https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RDGv1XGSHiE&t=10s

Screen time tips for 0-5year olds https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zBxQJE_H20Y

Healthy boundaries https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k5PzuQty2FA

Healthy choices https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=21s8-SMOSTY

Dental health https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=btGqUT2HEKU

Toilet training    https://ihv.org.uk/for-health-visitors/resources-for-members/resource/ihv-tips-for-parents/health-wellbeing-and-development-of-the-child/toilet-training/

Supporting children’s mental health https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pIU-bHELloI

Feelings song https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-J7HcVLsCrY

Fine motor skills https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MD86MGSBd8w

Gross motor skills https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=76mgTjInf-Y

 

Starting school

Topsy and Tim start school https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yrPyg_iXQj8

Starting School https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1zQivaCXu-Q

 

Curriculum

Numberblocks https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPlwvN0w4qFSP1FllALB92w

Numicon https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kwV7Yr9QlWo&list=PLB5TN0ac12P9B2h4v28CTVm3UQ0-uoOJ4

Oxford Owl website https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/

Jolly Phonics https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=euxN7LGOoLc

Tricky words https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TvMyssfAUx0

Mister Teach https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x1nnOO2OFVI

Set 1 sounds from Letter and Sounds https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T4fvEl8MIvs&t=43s

This is me song https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QkHQ0CYwjaI

Please also help us to help the children by reinforcing the sounds being taught at school. Phonics is the method by which we teach reading and writing. Here are some videos which demonstrate the correct pronunciations. 

The alphabet sounds

Cursive handwriting formation

Have a (virtual) look around our school!