Liverpool CAFOD Fun Run @ Wavertree Park

Liverpool CAFOD Fun Run @ Wavertree Park

There is an exciting opportunity to run, toddle or walk with the family, whilst raising money for a fantastic cause, this Christmas.

CAFOD are organising a fun run, with refreshments, music and festive fancy dress prizes for all the family. The event is on 27th December 2015, 12:30pm at Wavertree Park, Liverpool, L15 4LE.

£5 entry, £10 per family or £50 groups 10+

To register go to

Contact or 228 4028 for more information.

Liverpool Fun Run 2015 Poster

The Panto’ comes to OLI (Oh yes it did !)

Today the children were treated to a wonderful afternoon of entertainment . After their success last year , M and M productions came to school again,  this time with the story of Beauty and the Beast . The children were enthralled from the moment it started , right to the end. They joined in the action , songs and even some of the dancing , not forgetting the Panto’ classics like “He’s behind you” and “Oh yes we are” .

The children couldn’t wait to tell us what they thought of it :

“That was the best show ever !”

“That was better than the film ”

“That was brilliant x10 ! ”

“I was a bit scared when he said RRRRRR !”

“Can we see another one ?”

This visit by the theatre group gave all of our children the opportunity to see a live performance . Well done to M and M productions , we can’t wait to see you again !

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Foundation Stage Stay and Play!

Thank you to all the parents and grandparents who were able to attend our monthly stay and play session. We loved sharing the way in which we plan using the children’s ideas and interests through a story focus. The plans will be copied and sent home to share together and to add your family’s ideas. Please see our Early Years autumn page for the photographs!

Granada Reports!

Don’t forget to watch Granada Reports tonight at 6pm to see our wonderful Year 3 children taking part in the Royal Team Tournament. Ashley Derricott interviewed a number of children asking them about the work they had done with UK Military School. As always, our children did us proud and spoke knowledgeably about team work and respect. Wayne was interviewed along with Mrs Sergeant and both shared with Ashley the impact the courses have on our children and families.

Photographs from todays filming have been up loaded to the gallery page of our website. IMG_0279

Key Stage One reminder!

Can we remind parents that our trip to St Georges Hall/Central Library will be happening on Wednesday 25th November 2015. All permission slips/medical forms need to be back in school as soon as possible to ensure that your child does not miss out on the exciting experience! Thanks

Anti-Bullying Week

Anti-Bullying Week has begun in school, with engaging and thought-provoking activities planned for throughout the week.

Year 6 have workshops every morning this week, with James, from GANGS (Get Away N Get Safe), which has started with the history behind gangs, how to identify and define a gang and why individuals join a gang.

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Spelling Bee

Groups of children from Four Oaks and The Beacon visited us yesterday to take part in an inter-school ‘Spelling Bee’. Each school had three children from year five and six and they had to face each other to spell words from the statutory word list for those years, such as mischievous, profession and pronunciation. Our children did really well and as usual did our school proud. They can’t wait to have another try!

If you would like see some photographs, go to the ‘Curriculum’ tab, click on ‘Writing’ on the bar down the side then ‘Spelling Bee’.

Granada Reports News Feature

On Friday 20th November 2015, Granada News will be filming a news feature alongside UK Military School. Children in Key Stage Two will be coming home today with a flyer and consent form, as children may be interviewed and seen in pieces of film. We believe this is a fantastic opportunity to showcase our pupils, the school and the work of UK Military School and appreciate your full support.

A copy of the flyer and letter will be added to the letters section of the website this afternoon.

Remembrance Sunday Display

Fr Graeme called in to school today to  thank the children for the work they had displayed in church for Remembrance Sunday. Key Stage Two children researched the names of those soldiers, from our local community,  who died in WWI.  Some of the younger children drew pictures of how they imagined the soldiers might have looked and others made poppies and researched the symbolism of this flower.

Yesterday Mr Cotton’s class invited parents in to share with them all they had learnt about Remembrance Day and local heroes who had died in more recent conflict. At 11 o’clock we had two minutes of silence to remember all those who have died fighting for freedom.                                                                                                    DSC_0281 (1)DSC_0280 (1) DSC_0283 (1) DSC_0276 (1)DSC_0275 (1)

Year 5/6 Sportshall Athletics @ North Liverpool Academy

Monday 9th November 2015

An exciting afternoon of athletics took place at North Liverpool Academy today, with our team pitted against St. Cuthbert’s, St. Theresa’s and Whitfield in the second of six heats in the North Liverpool competition.

Never once coming last, our team raced, jumped and threw brilliantly all afternoon, posting some impressive scores and scintillating team displays! Unfortunately that wasn’t even to see us through to the next round of the competition, but all pupils, who supported and cheered each other on, can be proud of their efforts.


1st St. Cuthbert’s

2nd St. Theresa’s

3rd OLI

4th Whitefield

4 x 1 lap over and under relay:

Harriet, Alexis, Madison and Eve (2nd)

Lucas, Kian, Eryk and Joel (1st)

Standing Long Jump:

Mkenzie (1.52m), Isabel (1.68m), James (1.7m) and Sonny (1.64m)

Standing Triple Jump:

Madison, Eve (4.02m), James (5.7m) and Sonny (4.2m)

Vertical Jump:

Katie, Madison, Mikey (102cm) and Derry (89cm)

1 lap race:

Mkenzie (3rd), Isabel (3rd), Derry (3rd) and Eryk (2nd)

2 lap race:

Eve (3rd), Alexis (1st), Lucas (1st), Sean (3rd)

6 lap paarlauf relay race:

Alexis and Akasha (3rd), Joel and Eryk (2nd)

4 x 1 lap relay race:

Madison, Mkenzie, Isabel and Akasha (2nd)

Eryk, Joel, Lucas and Derry (3rd)

Chest push:

Isabel (8.5m), Akasha (11m), Sean (10m) and Mikey.


Anti-Bullying Quality Mark

We have just received our Bronze Anti-Bullying Quality Mark award, which we are extremely proud of. During the assessment day earlier this term, staff and pupils met with the assessor to discuss practices and policies around anti-bullying, citizenship and PSHE as a whole and was delighted with the work going on in school to go beyond the Bronze award.

A special mention must go to Miss Hughes, who dedicated lots of time to the award, ensuring that policies and practices are evident on a daily basis around school, which maintain a calm and supportive atmosphere around school.


Year 2 Matball Competition

Well done to our Year 2 Matball team who managed to secure a 4th place finish, on Wednesday, at Fazakerley High School.

Despite losing the first game, OLI went on to win their remaining games, even producing a 9-0 win along the way!

Finishing 2nd in their group sent them into the semi-finals, with only a narrow defeat ending their hopes of a win.

Well done to all of the team – Mrs Finnegan and Mrs O’Leary were so proud to see you play so well!


Foundation Stage Stay and Play Campfire

Thank you to all the parents, carers and grandparents who were able to make our monthly stay and play session today. Lots of photographs were taken and will be uploaded to the Early Years Autumn News page ASAP! We hope this session gave some insight into how children learn through quality activities and interactions with adults in both the indoor and outdoor environment. We are very aware that it is difficult for many parents to attend these sessions and therefore we will plan each monthly stay and play session on a different weekday to accommodate as many parents as possible.

Damage to hall floor

Unfortunately the hall is currently out of action due to water damage over the half term holiday. Assemblies that have been planned for the next few weeks will either be rearranged or located in other parts of the building. Class teachers will inform parents within the next day or two if their child’s assembly is cancelled. We will keep you posted on repairs and when the hall is back in action. PE sessions will be outdoors (weather permitting) so please ensure children have their kit in school. Thank you for your continued support and co-operation.


Girls U11’s Football vs. Barlows

Wednesday 21st October 2015

In a pulsating league match against Barlows County Primary School our girls were very unfortunate to narrowly lose 4-3. Fielding a young and inexperienced team, Mr. Cotton, deputising for Mr. Garth, was hugely impressed by the efforts of the girls.

For some of the players it was the first time they had represented the school in a competitive match and early nerves were evident.

At half-time the girls faced an uphill battle to reduce a three goal deficit. However, despite Barlows scoring a fourth, the fightback was on.

Firstly, Akasha thumped one in from the edge of the box after shrugging off the attentions of three defenders. She quickly added a second, a close range effort after a sustained period of OLI pressure.

Isabel then joined her on the scoresheet, improvising well and using her knee to force the ball over the line, setting the game up for an exciting final few minutes.

After some intense pressure from the OLI girls, Akasha went agonisingly close with the last kick of the game, when her fierce right footed strike hit the outside of the post.

So although it was a defeat, there were many positives to take from the game, and all of the girls deserve huge credit for their fighting spirit and their efforts to run Barlows so close.

Mr. Cotton

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