Holocaust Memorial Day

Holocaust Memorial Day

On Thursday 28th January, I took a group of children to attend the  Liverpool Schools’ Parliament Programme as a part of Holocaust Memorial Day at The Liverpool Town Hall. Firstly, we had a look at the Holocaust related display in Hall of Remembrance. We were welcomed by Jeff Dunn, Director of Liverpool Schools’ Parliament and then prepared to listen to some stories from survivors of the Holocaust. The main points we agreed with and took away from the experience are:
•    We will stand up for what is right and speak out against what is unfair and wrong.
•    We will try to defend those who cannot defend themselves.
•    We will strive for a world in which our differences will make no difference – a world in which everyone is treated fairly and has an equal chance in life.
The event ended with three survivors sharing their stories and this was followed by some children asking questions. It was an endearing experience and the children really enjoyed it.
Miss Topping

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Double Victory for OLI!

Last night, our boys and girls football teams were both victorious against Wellesbourne Primary School. The girls won 3-1, with two goals from Akasha and one goal from Alexis and the boys ran out 12-1 winners, with goals from Kian, Sonny and Joel.

Both teams played extremely well and can be really proud of their efforts. Thank you to the parents who braved the cold to come and support too!

With You Always

It was lovely to see so many of our Year Four children at mass yesterday to mark the beginning of their second phase of the With You Always programme. The children are invited to attend sessions held in the churches within the parish of St Sylvester for further instruction with Anne, our parish worker and Deacon Geoff.

Children will be celebrating the sacraments of Confirmation and Communion with their families and the parish community at the end of May.

The Anfield Experience!

A group of children from Year 5 and 6 were extremely lucky to visit Anfield Stadium today, for a tour of the ground, games, goody bags, lunch, xbox games, table football and a spectacular 9-goal thriller on TV!

All of the pupils thoroughly enjoyed the experience, showing themselves as great ambassadors for the school, a credit to the school and their parents – a great compliment from the Anfield staff.

A huge thank you must go to the staff at Anfield, including Mighty Red (mascot), for making the children feel so welcome and given them an exciting experience to remember. Also, thank you to Mr Byrne, one of our governors, who organised the trip with Liverpool FC.

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Year 5 and 6 Spring News Page

Please visit our spring news page to read about what we are learning about this term, as well as seeing some finished pieces of work! So far, we have shared news about ‘The Vikings’, ‘Professor Fluffy’ and ‘PE’! We hope you enjoy following our progress!

Year 5/6 Anfield Trip

This is a reminder to parents of the children going to Anfield Stadium tomorrow, that the trip times changed from the original letter. A slip was sent home this week with your child, to say that we are meeting at 11.15am, outside the club shop/Bill Shankly statue at the Kop end of the stadium. Your child will then need to be collected at the same place at 3pm.

Your child will also come home with an image consent form tonight, which needs to be completed, signed and returned to Mr. Garth. This is so that pictures taken by official Liverpool FC photographers can be used in their publications (i.e. Match day program).

Reports Home

Mrs Roberts is looking for a group of parents who will support the school in reviewing the format and content of the reports sent home. Due to the changes in assessment we no longer have National Curriculum levels however we still need to share our children’s achievements and progress in a parent friendly way.
If you are interested in working on this project with Mrs Roberts please contact school as soon as possible. Thank you.

Safer Internet Day 2016

Play your part for a better internet!
Join the global celebration on 9th February!

Safer Internet Day 2016 will take place on the 9th February with the
theme Play your part for a better internet!

Coordinated in the UK by the UK Safer Internet Centre the celebration
sees hundreds of organisations get involved to help promote the safe,
responsible and positive use of digital technology for children and
young people.

Here in school we will be doing a variety of lessons to help us all
learn about how to stay safe on the internet.We shall also launch a
Poster Competition 2016 using the line ‘Play your part for a better
There are loads of resources and helpful advice on the website that may
help you as parents and carers to make sure we are all sae on the

Meet the Vikings!

As our current Year 6 topic is Vikings, we wanted to raise awareness of a Viking themed experience happening in Liverpool this weekend. ‘Meet the Vikings’ is taking place in the Liverpool World Museum on Saturday 23rd January 2016. It begins at 1pm and ends at 4pm. It is a free event and it is suitable for visitors of all ages.

For more information please see the link below.
Many thanks,
Miss Topping


Anfield Mini League – vs. St Matthews

A pulsating match unfortunately ended in defeat for OLI, as St. Matthews ran out 14-9 winners. The early stages of the match were very scrappy with both teams trying hard to gain dominance in possession. As the game settles, the opposition scored two quick goals before Kian and Joel levelled.

This pattern continued, as OLI had to keep fighting back from a goal down until just before half-time. Two volleys from Joel gave OLI their 6th and 7th goals, putting them ahead for the first time in the game.

In the second half, spirits were high as OLI looked good for the two goal lead. Spirits were quashed, however, as St. Matthews scored 6 goals without reply to leave OLI 11-7 down. Two replies from OLI weren’t enough as St. Matthews scored three more to seal victory.


Grow Wild Project Celebration Event

Last year, you may remember our Eco-council taking part in a community project with the Friends of Everton Park, sowing wildflower seeds in Everton Park.

Yesterday, two members of that Eco-council, were invited to St. George’s Hall to represent the work carried out by our school last year at a celebration with other schools and community partners. The Lord Mayors of Liverpool and Mancheter spoke to the audience about the importance of the project and thanking all people involved. The children then listened to two performances from local artists and got to have a tour around the exhibition currently available for the public to see in the hall.

They also got to take a look at the poppy exhibition outside and take a tour of the court rooms upstairs. We were delighted to be able to take part in this project and aim to do more work with our Eco-council in and around Everton Park in years to come.

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