Cross Country – Sefton Park – 25th February 2016

Cross Country – Sefton Park – 25th February 2016

One of the toughest courses awaited our pupils in the penultimate cross country event of the year.

Watching the first few races, it was clear to see that mud was on the cards! We had two new runners, Patrick for the boys and Madison for the girls.

Despite the tough conditions, we managed to achieve one of our lowest points total this year (lowest points win!). Eryk’s consistency in the top 20 positions, shows how much he has achieved this year. Madison put in a stellar performance to finish first out of our girls and 36th overall. Onto the final race at Wavertree on Tuesday!


Eryk 17th

Joel 23rd

Lucas 24th

Sean 37th

Callum 53rd

Patrick 56th


Madison 36th

Holly Sp. 43rd

Alexis 47th

Akasha 48th

Eve 55th

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Internet Safety Day!

OLI had a really successful Internet Safety Day on February 9th. All
classes learnt about internet safety and the importance of staying safe
on line. We talked about a variety of media which we could access and
looked at the potential dangers on line. We are learning all about how
to report internet safety incidents and who to report them to.

Our UKS2 children completed an anonymous questionnaire about Internet
Safety and the results were really interesting. Details will be shared
with parents over the next week.

Our Internet Safety Poster Competition was really effective in making
the children in all year groups aware of safety on line. The standard of
entries was really high and made the judges work really hard. The
winners enjoyed fabulous prizes including robots and head phones.

The judges were Mrs Finnegan & Mrs O’Leary, Miss Adamson (ICT Governor)
and Mrs Gallagher. They chose the winners based on strict criteria of:
1. It included the message: Play your part for a better internet day.
2. The posters showed us a clear message about the dangers of the
3. The posters were eye catching to all.

The winners were:

1. Grace (Miss Kennedy’s class) – prize robot
2. Evie (Miss Gallagher’s class) – prize was a robot.
3. Mrs Guy’s Reception Class for a whole class poster which is displayed
in EYFS – prize was a robot.
4. Fatima (Miss Gallagher’s Class) – prize robot.
5. Harriet (5 Mr Cotton’s class) – prize was head set with
attached microphone.

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Year 5/6 Dodgeball Tournament – 23rd February 2016

Our Dodgeball team have qualified for the city finals on Monday, with a second placed finish in today’s heats at NLA. A strong team was chosen after lots of training sessions on Friday afternoons, during golden time sessions.

The first match was against Smithdown Primary, winning 2-1. Next up was Sacred Heart, with a better result of 3-0. Finally, a draw with St. John’s meant we topped our group. This lead to a league semi-final vs. Smithdown, where we were once again victorious, 2-1, to set up a league final with Sacred Heart.

There was no change to the result, as we ran out 2-1 winners, to play Lister Juniors, the winner of the heat’s other league.

After a tough match, Lister came out on top to take home the medals, but we will meet them again, along with other heat qualifiers in Monday’s city final! Well done!

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Fun Run in Everton Park – Friday 12th February 2016

Thank you so much for the wonderful support at our fun run last week, the children appreciated all of the cheers and shouts of encouragement on the way round the course and it helped to raise over £500 so far. Lots of sponsorship money is still to be received, so that figure will surely rise over the next few weeks. Once the final figure is in, we will share with you all as you have all played an important role in helping us to raise money.

There will be more events to raise money this year and we hope that you can continue your amazing support for the pupils and their future.

Please take a look at our ‘Parental and Community Involvement’ page for a small selection of pictures of the event.

After the success of the event, it is clear that lots of our children are very talented runners. With Cross Country Club starting up again soon, we are looking for children from across KS2 to take part. Also, there is a fantastic local opportunity for you and your child to take part in a running event at Sefton Park at the end of April. Visit for more details as we hope to see many of our children competing!

Ian Shawcross – running for SHINE charity

Local man, Ian Shawcross (son of our very own Mrs. Shawcross) is currently in the middle of his annual fundraiser challenge month, by running five 10km runs around well known parts of Liverpool. His runs so far have taken him along the waterfront, around the two football grounds and Everton Park.

The fundraiser is to help promote and raise money for a support group that Ian helps to run, for parents who have been affected by the diagnosis of anencephaly during pregnancy. The support group itself is hosted by a charity called SHINE which helps those affected by neural tube defects such as spinabifida and hydrocephalus.

If you would like to donate then please visit Ian’s Just Giving page. He is currently £80 away from his target of £500!

Fun Run on Friday!

Don’t forget our fun run to raise money for a minibus takes place tomorrow! If parents would like to join us, then please come to school 5/10mins before the time stated for your child’s year group below.

All children will need their PE kits, Reception and Key Stage One children can come in their PE kits and stay in them all day. Key Stage Two children need to bring their PE kits in separate bags as normal.


Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 = 9.30 – 10.30am

Year 3 and 4 = 11.15 – 12.15pm

Year 5 and 6 = 1.45 – 2.45pm

KS2 New Age Kurling Competition – 10th February 2016

New Age Kurling is a very inclusive game, adapted from the Winter Sport of Kurling, where ‘stones’ are slid along the floor towards a target approximately 15metres away.

Our KS2 team, comprised of pupils from Year 3, 4 and 5 and the team had some practice sessions with Devon before the competition.

At the competition, the 8 children split into two teams of 4, with total points from each team’s fixtures added together to give an overall score for the school. After winning 4 matches and narrowly losing 4, our team scored a total of 25 points, meaning we finished in 4th place. The team performed brilliantly all afternoon, showing great sportsmanship, courage and teamwork skills to score highly in most games.


1st – St. Vincent de Paul – 33pts

2nd – Lister Juniors – 29pts

3rd – Longmoor – 26pts

4th – OLI – 25pts

5th – Kirkdale St. Lawrence – 20pts

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Kung Hei Fat Choi! (Happy New Year!)

Kung Hei Fat Choi! (Happy New Year!) To celebrate Chinese New Year, year 5 children looked at how some Asian countries celebrate this festival, including special Chinese customs such as: the Chinese zodiac, firecrackers, Chinese paper cuts, Chinese couplets and lucky money envelopes. To children also read the legend of Nian which explains many of the traditions used today.

To celebrate the year of the monkey, the children participated in some art and craft activities.

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Read for my School

This Spring term we have access to a website called ‘Read for my School’ .Your child will have been given their own log in to take home to get the whole family involved . It is a great resource for you and your children to read ebooks together at home. We are using them in school for reading for pleasure, shared reading and guided reading too ! There are various categories of books to read with some very popular children’s authors . Some classic titles are included as well as more modern books. If you would like to join in yourself , just let your child’s teacher know and we’ll get you logged in !

Boys and Girls Football vs. St John’s

This week’s football opponents were local rivals St John’s and the OLI crowd were out in force as lots of parents came to see both girls and boys teams in action.

The girls encounter was a league fixture, with 3 huge points at stake. After falling behind to a single goal, the OLI girls rallied back with two of their own to lead 2-1, Alexis Crieta showing off some silky skills to score a ‘Messi-esque’ goal, continuing her goalscoring heroics from last week against Wellesbourne Primary.

It could be argued that OLI’s main threat throughout the game was Akasha, and that her unfortunate early departure from the game resulted in St John’s scoring two more goals in reply to win a tight match 3-2, as Akasha’s passion and aggression was causing problems for St John’s all game. A massive well done to all the girls, especially Yusra and Isabel, who took on the toughest task of all, playing in goal!

On the next pitch, the boys had a friendly match, as ourselves and St John’s find ourselves in different leagues for the first time in a few years. Both teams played brilliant pass and move football, but it was St John’s who took the early advantage. OLI found it hard to get going and were caught on the break on many occasions, having Callum, Aiden and Sean to thank for last minute saves and blocks. Despite, the well organised defence, St John’s scored an early goal, direct from a free kick to make it 1-0. A sleepy midfield allowed some excellent 1-2’s to be played, as St John’s slotted home a second from a tight angle, giving ‘keeper Callum no chance.

Into the second half, OLI found their rhythm and were much more comfortable on the ball. Eryk replaced Callum in goal and found very little to do, other than a few routine catches. Neat footwork ensued, and soon an OLI goal would come, from the swinging boot of Connor Powell, tucking home after a lovely interchange between OLI’s forward players.

Sean and Michee found themselves on the end of hopeful St John’s clearances, to bring the possession back to OLI on many occasions. The final minutes were end-to-end, but as a ball fell kindly to Michee on the edge of the box, he struck a sweet shot in to the top left hand corner of the goal, making the last minute equaliser feel like a winner!

The boys and girls can be very proud of themselves this weekend, as they kept spirits high throughout the game and ensured that their attitude towards each other, the opposition and the officials was outstanding.

Year 3/4 Key Steps Gymnastics

A great all round performance from our gymnasts this afternoon at Holy Trinity Primary School, Garston. We split into two teams, with two girls and two boys in each team.

Our first routine, was body management, ensuring that we showed control of our bodies through a variety of moves and holds. Secondly, we completed our floor routines, starting at one end of a series of mats, finishing at the other. Finally, we took on the vault, with two attempts per child. An approach, entry, travel and dismount was graded before the final scores were announced.

Our two teams placed 8th and 9th out of 11 schools, with some outstanding individual performances from our pupils in all areas. Well done!


Everton Park Fundraising Fun Run – 12th February 2016

Your child should have brought home a letter and sponsorship form, outlining our plans to raise money for a school minibus this year (the letters will also be on the letters home page of the school website, under the tab ‘News’). A school minibus will make transport to and from sporting competitions smoother and more efficient, as well as opening up more opportunities for our pupils in the local area.

The first fundraising effort, will be in the form of a fun run in Everton Park, on Friday 12th February. It would be great to see all the children raising some money, using the sponsorship form accompanying the letter. If parents and families can take these to work and/or pass on to friends so that we can gain as much sponsorship as possible! Sponsorship money can then be collected over half term and brought back into school with the sponsorship form, to your child’s class teacher.

We would also like to invite parents and families to join us at the run and the times are detailed below. We would ask parents and family members to come to school at the time allocated for their children’s run, to accompany them over to the park in a safe and controlled manner and back to school after the run.


Reception and Key Stage One pupils: 9.30 – 10.30am (x2 laps)

Year 3 and 4 pupils: 11.15 – 12.15pm (x4 laps)

Year 5 and 6 pupils: 1.45 – 2.45pm (x4 laps)

Route: the route takes in half of the upper section of the park. One lap equals 0.5km. Children in Reception and Key Stage One will complete 1km, with children in Key Stage Two completing 2km. The start/finish area is just through the gates of the park at the Northumberland Terrace entrance.

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Thank you very much for your support and we hope to see you there with us!

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