KS2 Cross Country – Wavertree 30th March 2016

KS2 Cross Country – Wavertree 30th March 2016

The final cross country league fixture took place at Wavertree last night. With a lot of schools off for Easter, it gave our pupils the chance to move up the field and improve their league placings.

Newcomers Poppy and Dylan fared well for their first time in a cross country event, with Poppy outperforming all but Alexis of the girl’s team. Eryk finished off a strong year with a top ten finish, one which he deserves after being a consistent top twenty performer. Lucas continued his improved placings, with his first top ten finish and Sean recorded his highest position after six events. Alexis continued her dominance in the girls team, by finishing as OLI’s first girl once again, followed closely by Poppy and Akasha. Slightly further down the field were determined runners Holly and Eve, both still recovering from their swimming heroics on Monday!

The final standings for the season will be updated here when available, but our results from the race are below. This is the first year that we have taken part in cross country competitions and it has unearthed some exciting talent and a love of running in our pupils. Thank you to all the parents who have supported over the year and to the members of staff giving up their time for some long evenings! The cross country after school club will begin after Easter and it is hoped that the uptake will be very high! Along with the continuation of the daily mile, we aim to gain more of our pupils’ interest in running and sporting activities in general.



Eryk – 6th

Lucas – 9th

Sean – 16th

Dylan – 21st


Alexis – 22nd

Poppy – 23rd

Akasha – 24th

Holly – 28th

Eve – 30th

KS2 Swimming Gala – City Finals

Well done to our KS2 Swimming team, who swam extremely well to become the 8th best swimming team in the city. The increased standard from last week’s heats was easy to see and our pupils gave their all in every single race.

All pupils deserve special credit for their achievements, especially the girls team (3 members down from the heats) who all had to swim more races than normal!

Our highest race positions were 3rd by Sean and 5th by Mikey. With a number of Year 5 pupils in the team, this year’s gala is great experience for them to take into next year’s competition. Well done!

KS2 Swimming Gala Success!!

This morning’s competition was held at Wavertree Aquatics Centre, with a number of schools from the North and Central areas of the City. Competing in the large schools event, we faced a number of very local schools including The Trinity and St. Johns.

Every member of the team swam brilliantly, trying their very best to finish in the best positions possible.


Backstroke: Sean 2nd, Jacob 7th, Tilly 2nd and Ebonie 4th.

Breaststroke: Kian 3rd, Sean 2nd, Ebonie 4th and Eve 1st.

Relay Medley: Boys 2nd and Girls 2nd.

Butterfly: Sean 3rd, Mikey 2nd, Tilly 4th and Eve 4th.

Front Crawl: Mikey 2nd, Patrick 1st, Holly 1st and Tilly 1st.

Front Crawl Relay: Boys 4th and Girls 4th.

After the results were worked out, it was announced that we finished 2nd in both the boys and girls event overall. This means that they have both qualified for the City Finals next week, with the chance to represent Liverpool at the Merseyside Summer Games in July.

Overall Results:


1st – Emmaus

2nd – OLI

3rd – The Trinity


1st – St. Francis de Sales

2nd – OLI

3rd – Emmaus


Key Stage Two Swimming Gala

It is the Liverpool Schools’ KS2 Swimming Gala on Monday morning (21st March), at Wavertree Aquatics Centre. Those children chosen for the team, must remember to bring their swimming kits and arrive at school promptly at 8.55am.

Parents are welcome to watch from the stands, but photography is not permitted. The event runs from 9.30 – 12pm.

Football Results

This week, we had three matches in total, one for the boys in the Anfield Mini League and two for the girls, in the North Liverpool Girls League.

Unfortunately, all the fixtures resulted in defeat, firstly with the boys falling down 13-6 to Anfield Juniors. The matches in the Anfield Mini League are always fast and end-to-end, with the shorelines almost always going into double figures!

On Thursday, our girls team played Florence Melly at Walton Hall Sports Centre, with the score ending 6-0. On Friday, an excellent game, finished 2-1, to Emmaus, Isabel scoring our only goal. The girls have improved so much over the next few weeks and as the season comes to a close after Easter, I am sure that win is only just around the corner!

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Key Stage One trip to Ness Gardens

Just a reminder that the children in Key Stage One will be visiting Ness gardens on Wednesday 23rd March, as part of our science curriculum.

Children will be expected to wear their school tracksuits and appropriate footwear, wellies if possible.

Please make sure your child is in school on time as we will be leaving straight after the register. We shall return just before the end of the day.

Sport Relief 2016

Sport Relief is well and truly underway at OLI, this morning! Reception and Key Stage One children have completed their mile in Everton Park with other classes around the school have been taking on the UK Military School obstacle course and an aerobics class in the hall!

Year 3, 5 and 6 are taking on the mile in Everton Park this afternoon to complete the day! Thank you for all your support and donations!

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Clean Sweep project

Some children in Year 5 and 6 took part in a litter sweep in the community as part of the clean sweep project with the local police. As a reward, the children got a match ticket for Everton vs. West Ham United last week.

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KS1 and KS2 Dance Competitions – 9th March 2016

Both our dance groups put on amazing performances for the crowds at North Liverpool Academy, on Wednesday. Miss Whittaker and Miss Boyd, both worked extremely hard with the groups over the past few months to deliver performances for the theme ‘sounds of the city’.

This year, in a change to the competition format, only first place was to be awarded, rather than the traditional 4 categories in previous years. Unfortunately, we didn’t place first in either competition, but it was clear that we have some extremely talented dancers in our school! Fortunately, the rest of the school will be watching the performances this afternoon!

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EYFS ‘Stay and Play’ – 9th March 2016

Our Stay and Play focus for this month was RE – Growing. During lent children across EYFS talked about and recognised how to grow more like Jesus by sharing, being kind, listening to others, being helpful and forgiving others when they have done wrong.

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Skype to the USA

On Wednesday 9th March at  2pm our reading programme pupils will be reading aloud to group of children from a school in South Carolina, USA. We are all very excited about it.
….will keep you posted about what it’s like!
Mrs Bowcock and Year 1

Year 2 Mothers day celebration!

Year Two would like to thank all mums and anybody else who were able to attend our Mothers day celebration. The children loved sharing both their creations that they had made and  the song that they had learnt especially for you!

We hope that you enjoy your special day!

Dodgeball City Finals – 3rd place!

Our dodgeball team, after making it through their North Liverpool heat, managed to assert themselves as being 3rd best in the city, after Monday’s finals in Toxteth.

A last-minute change of personnel, meant Paige stepped in for Joel, but the passion and determination of the team never faltered and the team can hold their heads high at this amazing achievement.

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