Final Morning at Colomendy

Final Morning at Colomendy

The dust settled on a exciting disco session last night, with all the children in high spirits and it’s safe to say all the teachers will be coming home having learnt a few dance moves! The activities from Wednesday and Thursday definitely took their toll on the pupils as all was silent by 10:30pm!

A very sleepy group had another full English breakfast, with a few opting for just cereal, before two more activities this morning.

Beds are currently being stripped (ready for a trip to the laundry room) as well as suitcases being packed as we leave our cabin behind. Everyone has had a brilliant experience, but can’t wait to be back amongst parents and families.

We are leaving Colomendy at 1:30pm and aim to arrive back at school for 2:30pm. A full gallery will be available on the website by next week and we would love it if you could spend some time signing our website guestbook about the experience (parents and children).

See you all soon!

img_25921 img_25901 img_25881 img_25871 img_25861 img_25841 img_25821 img_25741 img_25801

Colomendy Day 2!

Good evening from Colomendy! The children are currently out on their evening activities before the disco tonight, after a tiring but impressive day! All of the children have worked really hard; by encouraging each other throughout each activity, they have pushed themselves out of the comfort zone and have achieved so much.

At the lake, one group took a well earned dip in the water after some swashbuckling canoe action whilst two groups worked together to help each other up Jacob’s Ladder!

The camaraderie between the children has been excellent and they have definitely done their parents, families and school proud so far!

We’ll update again in the morning!

img_06741 img_06751 img_06661 img_06611 img_06541 img_06451 img_06421img_25421 img_25001 img_24331 img_23961img_01521 img_01391 img_00701 img_00301

Good morning from Colomendy!

We have had a great first evening at Colomendy, with Caving and the Leap of Faith being pupils’ favourites! Even Mr. Cotton got in on the action at the Leap of Faith – impressive stuff!

Everyone has tucked into a full English breakfast, with side orders of cereal and fruit! The children are now getting ready for Canoeing, Problem Solving, Climbing, Low Ropes, 3G Swing and much more!!

We’ll update later on with more pictures from the day! Everyone is safe and sound!

img_23671 img_23831 img_23751img_00451 img_00331 img_00311

img_06061 img_06011 img_05971 img_05801 img_05711

Year 6 Colomendy

Year 6 have arrived safely at Colomendy. Beds have been made and the children are enjoying some free time before tea at 5pm. They then have two activities taking place this evening! Will update as and when we can!

ICT Monitors

This week each class teacher will choose 2 ICT monitors to help with the management of ICT around the classrooms. The children will be empowered to be able to locate the correct ICT equipment and set it up for their classmates. It is hoped that this will enable the children to develop in confidence with using computing equipment.

Beat the Street Presentation

Jackie, from Beat the Street, came to award us with our two 2nd place prizes for the Summer competition! The pupils, families and staff worked extremely hard to finish in 2nd place, covering the distance from Liverpool to Moscow – an outstanding achievement!!

Mrs Sergeant tasked the children with thinking of playground equipment they would like to buy with the vouchers they have won.

fullsizerender-2 img_2360

Family Friday

Thank you for another great turn out this morning in Key Stage One, next week we will be preparing for afternoon tea. We can’t to see you there!

Cross Country at Wavertree Sports Park

The first event of the Cross Country calendar is always a tough one, with pupils getting to grips with what is expected of them during the races.

We were lucky enough to have 2 or 3 pupils who had taken part in one race last year, who helped the younger ones to make it through. Well done to all the team, but a special mention to girls captain Katie Trainer, who made it into the top 30 out of over 100 runners!

If your child is interested in joining our after school running club, please speak to Mr Garth. Also, Liverpool Harriers Athletics Club are looking for Year 5 and 6 pupils to join their cross country teams – to take part in events across Merseyside. They train at Wavertree Sports Park on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6:30 – 7:30pm.



Katie Traynor – 29th

Poppy Spellman – 34th

Amber Mitchell – 102nd


James Wamulo – 80th

Dylan O’Brien – 84th

Joe McFarlane Wells – 87th

Ruben McNeil – 93rd

Ethan Atherton – 97th

Liam Pike – 105th

Christy Goodall – 106th

e-Cadets: Kids Keeping Kids Safe Online

Dear Parents and Carers

Today we will be launching a new E-Safety Programme of Study to increase our knowledge and education of internet safety. The DfE Guidance on Internet Safety : Keeping Children Safe in Education (live from 5 September 2016) says:
“All schools will be required to put in place strengthened measures to protect children from harm online, including cyber bullying.” Governors and heads have to ensure children learn about online safeguarding. This means going beyond an assembly but embedding into classroom and PHSE.

As such, we will launch a programme called E-Cadets where  the children are empowered to pass on their internet safety knowledge through set programmes of learning. We will be electing 2 e-cadets from each class who will be internet safety focal points and will work closely with the School Council to reach out to all children to learn about the ever changing internet safety world.


Healthy Schools Award

We were delighted to have two special guests attend our Golden Assembly, on Friday, to present us with our Healthy Schools certificate and plaque.

They are the combination of a lot of hard work from Miss Hughes, the kitchen staff and the pupils. It displays our commitment to making our pupils’ lives as healthy as possible, from the salad bar in the canteen to the activities during ‘Healthy Schools Week’.


Happy Birthday Roald Dahl!

This year, on September 13th, Roald Dahl would have been one hundred years old. As a school, we decided to celebrate his birthday by completing lots of different activities based on his most loved books.

These are just a selection of some of the things we got up to today – Roald Dahl Day!

Year one had great fun exploring the ‘BFG’ with lots of activities based around the book.

Year two made a mind map of what they know about Roald Dahl and then wrote some recommendations of their favourite books.


download download-1 download-2 download-3

Year three and four had to wonder what he looked like and where he lived, then researched to see if they were correct.

image-13 image-14

They wrote book recommendations in ‘Dream book jars’.


Year three and four completed some Roald Dahl theme number problems and challenges.

image-22 image-21 image-20 image-19 image-18

They also had a fab time making a version of ‘George’s Marvellous Medicine’. (It was a bit smelly though!)

image-11 image-10 image-9 image-8 image-7 image-6 image-5 image-4 image-3 image-2

They enjoyed it so much they decided to write the recipe for EYFS  (They’re sure the teachers will love it!)


Mr Garth’s class recapped the first chapter of Roald Dahl’s autobiography; Boy Tales of Childhood, which they are reading in our literacy topic. The children scanned the text and identified facts about his life and wrote them up into a fact file in their literacy books.

download-8 download-7 download-6 download-5

Junior Parkrun – Stanley Park

A Junior Parkrun is being launched at Stanley Park this weekend as part of the ‘Get Kids Active’ initiative.

Parkrun currently offers free 5km runs in Crosby, Croxteth Hall and Princes Park with the latest addition being a Junior Parkrun aimed at children aged 4 – 14. The junior run will take place every Sunday at 9:00am, starting on 18th September.

All children of four or over are encouraged to take part, whatever their circumstances. They can run, jog or walk the course, so all are welcome. It’s free and it will be fun! To take part you will need a barcode which can be accessed via an online form and requires printing out and taking to the event. If you do not have access to a printer, we are offering you the chance to get your child’s barcodes in school at the following times and dates:

Tuesday 13th September 3:00 – 3:30pm (Media Suite – Access next to After School Club)

Friday 16th September 8:45 – 9:15am and 3:00 – 3:30pm (Media Suite – Access next to After School Club)

The event are also always looking for adult volunteers to support the events in roles such as marshalling and timekeeping. More information is available at and

If you have any questions, speak to Mr Garth.


PGL – Year 3

A reminder to parents of children who are going on the trip to PGL in October, that the payment deadline is next Friday (16th September). If there are any issues regarding the trip, please speak to Mr Garth. The total cost of the trip is £80. A meeting for parents will be scheduled before the trip to communicate final arrangements and packing lists. Details to follow.

At this time, we will not be taking payment for any children who are currently not on the list. If any extra places become available, a message will be sent out to parents.

Liverpool FC Young Fan Initiative Scheme

Our school was invited to join the Young Fan Initiative Scheme with Liverpool FC, giving us the chance to get match tickets for 4 home games this season. OLI’s two pupil representatives met two first team player, Mamadou Sakho and Alberto Moreno, who revealed the matches we would be getting tickets for this year.

Rossana also managed to get herself interviewed for LFC TV, sharing what had happened at the event – keep an eye out for her!

dsc_0543 dsc_0536 dsc_0539 dsc_0541 dsc_0551 dsc_0546 dsc_0545 dsc_0549 dsc_0553 dsc_0554 dsc_0552 dsc_0555 dsc_0528 dsc_0534

Primary Geography Quality Mark – Bronze

We are delighted to announce that the school has been awarded the Primary Geography Quality Mark at the bronze level. It has been an ongoing objective of the school to raise the profile of geography and ensure that our pupils gain outstanding geographical skills and knowledge.

The bronze award ensures ‘lively and effective geographical learning in primary schools’. In these schools teachers ensure policies impact on pupil learning and are not afraid to take risks, and innovate and challenge to achieve progress in geography. Key threads through the curriculum are inter-cultural understanding, local fieldwork, environmental issues and dilemmas connected with sustainability. These are explored in a variety of places across the world from local to global. These schools use creative approaches to stimulate learning and place a high value on using real life issues to promote understanding.

The Primary Geography Quality Mark is seen as a key strategy for raising the quality of geography in primary schools and has been driving school improvement in geography since 2006. This year a total of 66 primary schools have achieved the Geographical Association’s Primary Geography Quality Mark (PGQM) at either Gold, Silver or Bronze Level.

In the next few years, we will be looking at improving our geography offer and collecting a range of evidence to support an application at a higher level. If you know of any opportunities which we can access as a school, please speak to Miss Gilchrist or your child’s class teacher.


School Opening Times

We are excited to welcome our pupils back to school tomorrow! School opens at 8.55am, with Breakfast Club open from 8am.

All of the staff can’t wait to see you looking smart and ready for learning!

Translate »