We did it! Year Six have completed their SATs Tests. They worked supremely hard and we are SO proud of them, regardless of results!

Summer Term at

Livingstone Primary School!

A note from Mr Thornes

Hello and welcome to Livingstone Primary School and our website. 

It's a really exciting time for me having recently started as Headteacher and I'm looking forward to both the challenges and the experience. 

Livingstone is an incredibly warm and friendly place, reflected by both our staff and pupils. We love active learning and active minds here and there's always huge amounts going on across the year groups. The welcome I've received here has been wonderful and the children feel as passionately as I do that this is a great place to be. 

What I do know is that we have a fantastic team of staff here and that we are all trying our hardest to improve every pupil and make sure that school life is fun, stimulating, varied, rigorous but enjoyable. 

I've been in lessons every day so far, and that's exactly what I see. Happy children, feeling a part of a team that feel they can succeed. 

In the next few months I'll be working with the staff, pupils, governors and stakeholders to move the school forward together and make the Livingstone experience an even better one. 

Thank you.

A big well done to the children who represented Livingstone at the English Speaking Union competition at Bedford School on Tuesday 1st May.  
Thandi, Abutarab, Lily and our super back up Yumna worked very hard preparing their debate on the topic of ‘We should give someone a compliment everyday’.  Abutarab was the Chair and he spoke clearly and even got a few laughs from the audience. Thandi gave a very confident and clear speech and was able to answer the opposing teams questions well. Lily debated with Priory School on the topic of ‘Headteachers should teach every class once a week’ and asked some great questions.  
All four of them were responsible and confident Livingstone representatives. 
Thank you also to Mrs Dyas for all of her hard work with the children.


Well done to the 'Golden Award Winners' this month, who received prizes in assembly for hard work and exemplary behaviour.

Alana (Puffins)

Yousaf (Green Parrots)

Sara (Wrens)

Quame (Swallows)

Mohamed (Woodpeckers)

Jessica (Owls)

Genisy (Hawks)

Antonio (Kestrels)

A big well done to the Owls class who also presented information about our value of the month 'Responsibility'. 

BE ACCOUNTABLE: Accept that your actions impact everyone around you.

HAVE PERSEVERANCE: Work through difficulty and discouragement in pursuit of your goals.

BE RELIABLE: Prove that others can depend on you. 


Dates for your diary!  



22/06/18 Summer Fayre 

Week Beginning 25/6/18 SPORTS WEEK



4-6/7/18 Year 5 Kingswood

10/7/18 Year 6 Leavers Production (2pm and 6.30pm)

12-13/7/18 Year 6 Kip on a Ship

13/7/18 Livingstone By The Sea (Puffins and Parrots)




3/9/18 Teacher Training Day



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A message from the Friends of Livingstone


Friday 22nd June 2.30pm

We would be very grateful if parents could donate any of the following items for the fete:

Bric-a-brac, Jar tombola, Second-hand uniform, Bottles (full!) for hoopla.

Please let us know if you are available to help set up or sun a stall!

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As you know we participated in the Big Pedal from 23rd April - 4th May. Well done to all of you who rode your bike or scooter to school (and families too).

Our data was sent to sent to Sustrans and we won a prize!

We had a great time watching the Extreme Bike Show with Rob performing some amazing skills on his trials bike! 

He gave us some great bike tips and the importance of perseverance. He also reminded us about bike safety.

Look at him go!


Science Week! 

We took part in lots of Science activities as part of Science Week. 

We started science week with a great assembly from Blazing Babsy from 'Mad Science'.

She did lots of experiments to teach us all about forces. 

We had a visit from Lockheed Martin (who explored rockets with Years 2-4) 

and workshops with Bloodhound 

We also held the Grand Opening of our Science hub; a dedicated outdoor classroom space for science activities.


Livingstone participated in the KS1 Sports Festival on Wednesday 21st March at St Gregorys School. 

Livingstone Team A won the Scoreball. All had a great time in all the events including Unihoc and dance.

Key Stage 2 also participated in a Multisports festival.  

Another cold day, our children turned up expecting to be playing football, scoreball and athletics. However, the Beast from the East had other ideas and all of the children took part in an indoor festival. Four of our children were awarded personal awards:

William from Woodpeckers – Determination

Rio and Nathaniel also from Woodpeckers– self belief

Kayla from Wagtails – teamwork.

Well Done to all who took part.

Well done also to our year 5 girls netball team who took part in a netball tournament organised by the PE partnership. It was their first experience and they played well despite the bitterly cold day. Thank you to Mrs Dyas for taking and coaching them.

We had a great time participating in Sport Relief on Friday 23rd March.

The children did brilliantly running laps of our school field throughout the day and we managed to run 720 miles as a far as Barcelona!

Thank you to all the parents who came and ran with their children and supported the Friends of Livingstone (PTA) cake sale and refreshments.

We raised over £140!


Safer Internet Day

Tuesday 6th February was Safer Internet Day. 

The slogan for this year's Safer Internet Day was “Create, Connect and Share Respect: A better internet starts with you”. We are committed to ensuring that we promote the safe, responsible and positive use of digital technology for children and young people. This is becoming increasingly important in the modern world.  

All of the children are educated on the importance of Internet safety on a regular basis in Computing and PSHE lessons.

Here are some website to help familiarise yourself with Internet Safety.