Key Stage One Mother’s Day celebration

St. Patrick’s day assembly 

Miss Gilchrist’s class had a special assembly this morning to celebrate the life of St. Patrick. This was followed by a coffee morning to help raise money for children in Ankoma, as part of our Lentern giving campaign. A big thank you to all the parents for their generous donations!

OLI 3-0 Wellesbourne – Boys Football Match 16th March 2017

A big thank you to the year 5 and 6 boys who featured in our football match this week against Wellesbourne Primary. Coming off the back of an excellent 9-0 victory, the boys’ confidence was high and they were raring to go!

It was clear from the beginning of the match that Wellesbourne had put an excellent team together; our attackers were outnumbered by a tall and strong defence. A pattern quickly emerged of the ball being hacked away from the penalty area just before a goal looked certain.

The first half continued goalless and at an incredibly fast pace, referee Mr. Fairclough had given up trying to run after the ball after 10 minutes! This relentless pace was finally rewarded for OLI with a Billy Smith tap-in goal from a Zac Abbou pass, 1-0! The first half ended 1-0 with the boys looking to push forward in numbers to increase the lead.

The second half began with a huge surge from OLI thanks to some tactically amazing substitutions from OLI’s manager. James Wamulo and Ethan Duke came on and saw OLI’s attack go from strength to strength. Lovely passing combined with excellent positioning to result in several chances stopped only by Wellesbourne’s excellent keeper, including a flicked effort from Joe McFarlane-Wells being inches away from being goal of the season! The constant pressure was finally rewarded though by Kian Skinley leathering a shot into the corner from the edge of the area. OLI were 2 up…

With a 2 goal cushion, the boys played with some creative freedom and managed to create a series of chances towards the end. More excellent saves were made, yet nothing could be done about Bobby Mitchell’s stunning effort from 25 yards out smashing into ‘top bins’. The match ended 3-0 with the boys achieving their 3rd clean sheet of the season; a wonderful effort from defenders Ruben McNeil, Reece Mangan, Aaron Jacobs and Aiden Burns. Well done to Wellesbourne for being such fierce and respectful competition.

MOTM: Bobby Mitchell for excellent passing, positioning and for scoring an absolute ‘belter’.

Year 5 Collective Worship – International Women’s Day

Year 5 took part in an international women’s day collective worship yesterday, planned and  organised by Yusra, Tilly, Jake and Kamil. The children shared inspirational women and reasons why they inspire them. They then wrote a card to that person expressing their thanks.


KS2 Cross Country at Sefton Park – 9th March 2017

After the weather finally allowed a cross country fixture we had some fantastic results at Sefton Park tonight. Katie Traynor continued her excellent running form, finishing in her best position yet, and Poppy Spellman showed that she can compete against children much older than her!

In the boys race, there were lots of first timers after showing great promise in the fun run at Stanley Park last month. Kevin, Billy and Bobby matched the order from the fun run as our first 3 runners home. Kevin, inspired by Zola Budd, ran most of the race with his trainers in his hands after they fell off in boggy conditions during the first part of the course! 

Well done to the rest of the boys, who persevered well in tough conditions in our final race of the season. It will be great to get these same children back in the team next year, to test themselves further as the eldest children in the races.


11th Katie Traynor

59th Poppy Spellman


18th Kevin Bigley

40th Billy Smith

43rd Bobby Mitchell

56th Joe McFarlane Wells

62nd James Wamulo

63rd Sonny Geraghty

69th Dylan O’Brien

78th Ethan Atherton

88th Ruben McNeil

Eco Council visit to Veolia

The Eco Council had a fantastic afternoon at the Discovery Centre at Veolia Recycling centre, Gilmoss. They learnt about the importance of recycling and how we need to reduce, reuse and recycle to cut down the amount of waste in landfill sites. The children were shocked to find out the effect that waste is having on our local and wider environment. The Eco Council had the privilege of seeing first hand how products are sorted and recycled in the factory. They can’t wait to feedback the important messages that they learned to the rest of our school as part of our Waste Week focus.

Year 5 Anglo-Saxons Project

Year 5 completed research projects over February half term to prepare for our next history topic – The Anglo Saxons. The projects were excellent and some very creative. The children began the topic feeling enthusiastic and keen to share their new knowledge. Yusra, Annie and Francis received a Head Teacher’s Award for the outstanding quality of their projects, well done.

Waste Week

This week the children will be learning about the importance of recycling and reducing the amount that we waste as part of EDF energy’s waste week campaign. Our Eco Council will be visiting Veolia recycling centre and will hopefully be able to find out how to help us reduce waste in our school. There are lots of recycling tips on the following website that you could share with children to help reduce waste at home and in our community too.

Gold Games Mark Presentation

We were delighted to be officially presented with our Gold games mark award this week! Thank you to Suzanne from LSSP who came to speak to our pupils during an assembly and thank them for all their hard work and engagement in extra curricular activities and competitions! You can read a short article about it in Educate Magazine at the following link:

School Nurse Drop-In Sessions

The next drop in session for parents to see the school nurse; will be on Tuesday 7th March from 3.00pm. All are welcome and no appointments are needed.

Boys Football vs. Our Lady and St Philomena’s (W 9-0)

Congratulations and thank you to the year 5 and 6 boys who represented our school on Thursday 2nd March against Our Lady and Saint Philomena’s School. The boys were coming off a hard-fought defeat and were looking to bounce back with a win.

OLI got off to an incredible start, with a Billy Smith long pass bouncing through everyone and into the back of the net within 20 seconds! Billy was delighted to score his 1st goal for the team, it won’t be his last! 

It would have been easy for the boys to push back and defend, but they pressed on with their attack; Kian Skinley scored from close range shortly after to put us 2-0 up. 

Joe McFarlane-Wells has been looking for his 1st goal for OLI for a while now. Whilst 2-0 up, his header hit the bar, then the post, then was cleared off the line! 4th official Mr. Garth had a look at the goal-line technology and ruled no goal! This didn’t matter though, as Joe scored a similar header a few minutes later, before Kian scored another close range effort. On the edge of half time, skipper Sonny Geraghty scored a long range screamer and the half ended 5-0!

Some teams would have eased off there, others would have shown disrespect to the opposition, but the boys did themselves proud by being polite and calm whilst playing, but making sure they didn’t stop giving 100% effort. The 2nd half saw goals from defender Ruben McNeil and 2 more goals from Joe giving him his hat-trick! An own goal just before full time saw OLI finish as winners, 9-0.

A huge well done to the team, not just for the big win, but for being gracious winners this week just as much as they were humble losers in our last game. Condolences to Our Lady and St. Philomena’s who are a new team still working on making their team as strong as possible. One final mention to Billy Smith who deserves huge praise for assisting so many goals that he’d forgotten how many by the end of the game!

MOTM: Joe McFarlane Wells, for a stunning hat-trick, good teamwork and always being professional and respectful to the opposition. 

World Book Day 2017

Visit the Key Stage One page to see fantastic photographs of our costumes!

Miss Hughes’ class assembly

Just a reminder that Miss Hughes’ class assembly will be on Friday 3rd March 2017 at 9.15am in the hall. We look forward to seeing you there! 

Key Stage One PE day change

From 6th March 2017 all Key Stage One children will be having PE on a Monday and Thursday each week. Please ensure their kits are in school in a labelled bag. Thank you!

Year 3 (current Year 2) PGL Trip – October 2017

Children in Year 2 will be bringing home a letter about our upcoming trip to PGL in October 2017, when they are in Year 3. Please ensure you check your child’s reading folder for the letter, or see your child’s class teacher if you do not receive it.

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