Hope Students Teach KS1 Phonics

Hope Students Teach KS1 Phonics

Today we were joined by teaching students from Hope University. They came to show our KS1 children some engaging phonics lessons and all the children were actively involved in their learning. We had Phonics Jenga, Phonics Fishing, Phonics Washing Line game, and Phonics fly swat game! All the children enjoyed the students visit and were keen to show the students how great they are at phonics.

School is Open

School is open as normal today. Please take care on your way in to school.

Invitation to Parents and Carers

The NSPCC will be visiting our school to talk to parents about online safety. If you have any concerns or would like to know more about how we can protect our children in relation to online safety please come along to the short session organised by the NSPCC & O2.

The session will take place in the media suite on the Tuesday 6.3.18 at 9:00am. 

Everyone is welcome!


Building A Bridge to Books

Friday saw our second session of Building A Bridge to Books. We looked at making our first book and the children became authors and decorated their books themselves. Their parents helped teach the children lots of early reading behaviours and it was so lovely to watch the children engaging their parents in a love of reading. Next week we are making a cookery book with our favourite recipes in!   

Cross Country at Wavertree – 22/2/18

We had some fantastic results at cross country tonight! Cold conditions faced both our girls’ and boys’ teams in the race taking in most of Wavertree park but that didn’t stop us posting our best results this season. With our final race at Sefton Park next week, all the pupils have set themselves targets to beat this week’s positions!


Bobby – 18th

Ruben – 41st

Harrison – 43rd

Scott – 45th

Dylan – 65th

Thomas – 70th


Macey – 53rd

Poppy – 60th

Shelby – 80th

Internet Safety Poster Winners

During our Friday Celebration Assembly the Internet Safety Poster winners were announced. The judging was really difficult as the quality was so high and we even awarded highly commended prizes to the runners up. The winners were judged on their effectiveness as information posters and judged on how much they stood out and advertised the theme of Internet Safety. Look out for the photos of the winners coming soon.

Boys 6-a-side Football Tournament – Anfield sports Centre 7th February 2018

A huge thanks to the year 6 boys who participated in a 6-a-side tournament today at the LFC foundation.

The boys were exciting to play in the mini-league format, and with scouts watching on they wanted to put their best efforts in to represent OLI and possibly enter a regional final!

The league consisted of playing 4 small matches with a team of 6 and 2 subs. The first game began with a bang, as captain Joe McFarlane-Wells scored a stunning hat-trick, added to with a goal by number 10 Bobby Mitchell. The match ended 4-1 and the boys began their league campaign off wonderfully.
MOTM: Ruben McNeil

The boys hoped that their good form would continue to the second match, which proved to be true when a long range effort (maybe a pass?) from Bobby Mitchell landed in the top corner! Unfortunately OLI conceded a late goal from a fast, low effort. Billy Smith hit the frame late on which unfortunately meant the game ended 1-1. 4 points out of 6 meant that it was still all to play for!
MOTM: Francis Westhead

The most entertaining game was undoubtedly the 3rd one. It was an abysmal start for OLI, the late equaliser from the previous game resulting in a slow start that saw the boys go 2-0 down. However, a peach of a volley from Zac Abbou made it 2-1, before a stunning solo goal from Joe saw OLI equalise. Joe took on 3 defenders down the left wing before rounding the keeper and slotting the ball in. Dribbling past 2 thirds of the opposing team to score meant that Joe won the “goal of the day” award from the event organisers. The game ended 2-2.
MOTM: Joe McFarlane-Wells

The final match was against the league leaders and a tense first half ended goalless. Zac Abbou came on at half-time and scored with his 2nd touch! A truly masterful decision from the coach… An equaliser quickly went in that saw another tight draw end the league campaign. Excellent defense from Jake, Kamil and Ruben limited the league leaders to just 1 goal.
MOTM: Zac Abbou

The boys finished the day undefeated. This saw them finish 3rd in their league. If I were an LFC scout, I’d sign them all. Their sportsmanship and attitude were flawless and it was a pleasure to be there representing OLI with them.

EYFS Pretend Wedding Celebration

Our children have enjoyed arranging and taking part in our pretend wedding. For more details and lots of pictures of the happy couple and wedding guests see EYFS Key Stage page.

Internet Safety Day 2018

All the children are really engaging in the variety of learning activities to help us all stay safe on line. KS1 have been watching “Meet the Malwares” and creating their safety posters whilst Year 6 are watching “The best and worst of life online”. https://www.bbc.com/ownit/its-personal/mean-comments-film

The following leaflet will be available in Reception from Thursday onwards. Please feel free to take one.


Internet Safety Day 2018

Tuesday 6th Feb is Internet Safety Day. The children will be completing a poster to be displayed around the school. The prizes are great so children: don’t forget to enter!


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