PE after Christmas

PE after Christmas

Children in Reception, Year 5 and Year 6 will be having PE on a Monday, after the Christmas break. This will begin the first Monday back (4th January 2016).

Reception pupils will need to come to school wearing their school PE kits every Monday. Pupils in Year 5 and 6 need to come to school wearing their full school uniform, bringing their school PE kits in a separate bag.

Year 3 and 4 pupils will have swimming lessons at Everton Park, every Thursday morning (beginning 7th January 2016) and will need to come to school wearing their full school uniform, bringing their swimming kits in to school in a separate bag.

Sport Relief Top Fundraisers!

This afternoon, the school had a phone call to say say that we did such an amazing job fundraising for Sport Relief 2014, that out of over 10,000 schools that raised money, our school was in the top 500!

This is an incredible achievement from everyone involved, especially the children who did so much to raise money for a wonderful charity. Sport Relief are keen to know what our plans are for 2016 and are on-hand to help us with any ideas we may have.

After the New Year, the School Council will be tasked with collecting ideas from children around the school, as to what our focus should be in 2016. In 2014, we all children completed the Sport Relief Mile, with Key Stage Two children taking part in a cycling challenge in the school hall.

We hope to make Sport Relief 2016 an even more successful fundraising event and we will be trying our best to link with our partner school in Ghana, too. Get your thinking caps on and bring your suggestions to your class’s school councillors in the New Year!

Well done!

Christmas Nativities and Carol Services

Congratulations to all of the children who performed last week. All of the performances were of a very high standard. Each performance was so different however each group retold the Christmas story beautifully and reminded us all of the true meaning of Christmas.

I would like to thank all of the parents for their wonderful support as usual  and here are a few of the comments made following each production.

“I really enjoyed the play . Absolutely brilliant and I am so proud of my King !” A key stage 1 parent

“Another fantastic production . I have been to see all of my three grandchildren and each performance has been outstanding. The children and staff have worked very hard” A school grandparent

“It was a wonderful performance by all of the children. The singing was brilliant and the quality never fails to amaze me. It was so good being in church this year.” A key stage 2 parent.

“I particularly enjoyed the traditional nativity …..I could hear every word and I sang along to all of the carols . It took me back to my own school days (a long time ago ) Thank you to all of the staff and children .” A key stage 2 grandparent .

“The children did so well. I am looking forward to the next one.” A foundation stage parent.



Games Mark awards

On Friday, Gerry Wigglesworth, from LSSP, came to our celebration assembly to present us with two awards, recognising our contribution to developing sporting opportunities for our pupils. Taking part in competitions across the city, delivering a variety of after school clubs and utilising pupils as playground leaders has resulted in the school being awarded the Silver award for Key Stage Two and the Gold award for Key Stage One.

Gerry talked about the how gaining these awards is testament to the pupils’ attitudes and enthusiasm for sport, along with the commitment of the whole school and governors in ensuring the pupils are taking advantage of the opportunities available from the LSSP, utilising the PE and Sport Premium funding. We would like to thank Gerry and all at LSSP for their continual support towards our school’s PE and Sport curriculum and we hope to continue to deliver these opportunities at a high level for many years to come.


Year 3 and 4 Athletics @ NLA

This week, Miss Logan and Miss Stinson took a team of 16 Year 3 and 4 boys and girls to take part in the Year 3 and 4 Indoor Athletics competition, held at North Liverpool Academy. Five teams took part in the heat and OLI managed to finish in a commendable 3rd place, matching the result of the Year 5 and 6 team a month earlier.

A variety of events make up the competition, such as; standing long jump, standing triple jump, lap races, relay races, vertical jump and chest push and our team performed well enough to win some of the events.

Well done to all of our team, who will hopefully make the step up to the Year 5 and 6 team in the next two years.

Thank you for your support!

We would like to thank all parents for your support during the Christmas plays. We  also really appreciate the feedback forms as they provided us with valuable information and justified the hard work that goes into these events!

Videos will be uploaded over the next few days, as you can appreciate this is a lengthy  process.

Finally we would like to wish you all a Merry Christmas and a happy new year!

See you all in 2016!

Singing at the Royal Hospital!

The school Choir had a lovely afternoon singing christmas carols at The Royal Liverpool Hospital. The patients and members of the public enjoyed listening to our pupils’ beautiful voices. We sang popular Christmas carols such as Silent Night and Away in a Manger. We raised lots of money for the hospital charity and we will be given a grand total next week. Well done School Choir, we are very proud of you!


Keep up the good work !

The number of children who are reading at home has steadily increased this week , thanks to our Christmas reading challenge. Keep going to collect your rewards and stickers throughout the rest of this week and keep up the good work !

The Christmas Reading Challenge !

This week sees the launch of our Christmas reading challenge .Any child who reads at home and has it recorded in their home reading booklet from 7th December to 18th December will be able to collect a reading sticker for their reading challenge bookmark .Four additional stickers can also be collected for good reading in school. Any child who has 12 home reading stickers at the end of the challenge will win a prize on the final day of term .We hope to repeat these challenges throughout the year in order to support your child in developing good reading habits at home and school.

By working together we can ensure that your child leaves OLI as a confident , lifelong reader.

Christmas at Chester Zoo

Wow! What an amazing day Foundation Stage had at Chester Zoo. We learnt so much about wild animals, which we can use back in school during our current ‘Wild and Wonderful’ topic. You can imagine our excitement when Father Christmas surprised us and read us a lovely story around the fire. Visit our Foundation Stage page to see some of the photographs from today. More will be added shortly!

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Celebration Assembly Special Guests

We were delighted to have Paul Edwards, of Friends of Everton Park, and Toni Lappin, mother of Joseph Lappin and founder of the Joseph Lappin Centre, in Old Swan, join us at our KS2 celebration assembly this week.

Paul and Toni came to officially present our children with the ‘1km Blue Run for Joseph’ Primary School winners trophy, after a successful race in Everton Parkin October. Paul talked with admiration for our pupils, with their integrity, determination and enthusiasm displayed during the event. He also shared plans for a primary schools running competition in Everton Park in the spring, which lots of children showed an interest in.

Toni spoke about the importance of the Blue Run, raising funds for the Joseph Lappin Centre, and the school were delighted to be able to present Toni with some flowers and a donation towards the centre, raised during the Blue Run.

We hope to continue to support the Blue Run and other events in Everton Park, as we look to utilise its potential more often within our curriculum. Our partnership with Everton Park is growing ever strong and we would like more children and families to use Everton Park in ever more positive ways.

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Granada News Item

For anyone who missed the Granada Reports news item featuring our wonderful children, Mrs Sergeant and UK Military school click here to watch it!


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