World Book Day 2021

World Book Day 2021

This year’s World Book Day is on Thursday 4th March. It is of course is very different, like most other things this year, however this won’t stop us celebrating it and just enjoying what it’s all about – reading!
If you take a look on each year groups tabs in the’ Home Learning Portal’, you will find all sorts of resources and links to make World Book Day and the whole of this last week at home a great one.
There are suggestions with a timetable of things to do throughout the day, links to great websites and resources you can instantly download and don’t forget to join in with our ‘Masked Reader’ clues each day !
On World Book Day itself, Liverpool as a city are joining in with lots of others across the country to ‘Drop Everything and Read’ at 10 o’clock. So, whatever you are doing, it’ll be a great time to stop and just read, knowing you are doing so with those in school and all across the land.
Drop Everything and Read is a great way to create fun and excitement around reading for pleasure. It sends a message that reading for pleasure is important, and something everyone should make time for.

The World Book Day website : has lots of ideas and are very mindful that most children will be at home this year, here are some of the features of the website:
World Book Day Master classes ,
Audio stories available right across school ,
Share a story live events 3rd – 5th March at 10.30 every day
Share a story Corner : For EYFS and KS1
Competitions for your own families can be found here
Recommended reading lists

Oak national Academy also have a ‘Virtual’ School Library with various authors reading their books and inspiring children to read.

These are just a few of the resources available- check out our your child’s Home Learning Portal tab and you will find lots more.
Above all just join in and enjoy what is a very unique celebration of books and reading around the world !

World Book Day Thanks !

We just wanted to say a huge thank you for all the help and support you have given your children to make World Book Day such a success today. The children looked amazing and we have thoroughly enjoyed listening to, and sharing books all day. As part of the ‘Liverpool Reads’ initiative we took part in a city wide ‘Drop Everything And Read’ this morning, which meant that whatever the children were doing at that point , they stopped and read! As well as reading ,activities included making book marks, creating ‘Where’s Wally’ challenges, making dens to read in ,using torches and designing and making a world book day potato for younger children in school or siblings based on characters from a book.

Some photographs have been added to the World Book Day tab in the Reading section and Key Stage photographs have also been added. (With more to come in the next few days.)

“Best day Ever!”

That was how the children in Lower key Stage two described our ‘Victorian Day’.

We can’t thank parents and carers enough for your support and enthusiasm in supporting the children by providing costumes , props and lots of knowledge. 

We did lots of activities so please have a look at our photographs on the ‘Lower key stage two -Autumn 2019 page !

Lower key Stage 2 Victorian day

Lower key stage 2 are looking forward to our Victorian day experience this Friday. We’ve been finding out all about Queen Victoria and her nine children so this week we will be learning about what happened to Liverpool during the Victorian era and of course having a day experiencing what life was like in Victorian schools .We are looking forward to this but once again stress that we don’t want you to go to any unnecessary expense -old uniforms are an  ideal costume. If you need any help with an outfit, please let one of our team know . Many thanks 

National Poetry Day

Thursday 3rd October is National Poetry Day. In school, the children will be marking this event by sharing poems , performing poems and writing them.. 

If you would like to join in at home , a great website is , it’s full of humerous poems , clips , games and even a rhyming dictionary to help your budding young poets ! 

Thank You !

Dear Parents and Carers , we would like to say a really special thank you for all your help  and enthusiasm with making the children’s world book day such a memorable one. We’ve never seen such a diversity of different characters !

The children had a wonderful day in school and shared lots of stories and activities so look out for the photographs being added over the next few days !

Reading is one of life’s greatest pleasures so keep up the hard work and  let’s do it all again next year! 

World Book Day 2019

On Thursday 7th march , our school will be taking part in a range of activities for World Book Day. This is a celebration of books and reading and we hope the children enjoy the activities we have planned for them .

On this day , we are inviting the children (and staff) to come to school dressed as a character from a book or in their pyjamas . For some inspiration, please look at the ‘dressing up gallery’ on ‘’ .

The children will also receive a world book day token . This token can be used for one of the World Book Day books or to get £1 off any full priced book instead. The token is valid from Monday 25th February to Sunday 31st March .

If you would like to get involved during the day and feel that you could contribute in anyway , please get in touch with your child’s class teacher . 

This week is National Story Telling Week !

It’s National Storytelling Week and we love nothing more than a good story and a celebration of sharing great tales, classic stories and a love of reading.

We will be sharing some of our favourite engaging stories that are guaranteed to inspire a love of storytelling in every child in our school.

To join in at home , why not create a special time each day to tell stories. Retell favourite stories (without the text if you’re feeling brave!) and ask your child to tell you a story they have been told  !

Liverpool Libraries Summer Reading Challenge 2018

Summer Reading Challenge- all Liverpool Libraries

The Summer Reading Challenge encourages pupils to visit their local library and read 6 books over the Summer break. Children read six or more books of their choice: fiction, non-fiction, joke books, picture books; any books they like as long as they are borrowed from the library. They talk about them in the library with a member of
staff  and receive rewards along the way and a certificate when they complete the Challenge.

This year’s Summer Reading Challenge is called Mischief Makers, inspired by the much-loved iconic children’s title Beano, which celebrates its 80th anniversary.  Children will explore a map of Beanotown to find the mysterious buried treasure and become ultimate mischief makers.  Parents/carers can sign children (4-11) up for the Summer Reading Challenge by asking at the desk at all Liverpool Council Libraries for the challenge pack.

Free Family Events at Central Library

Throughout the Summer holidays, Liverpool Central Library has a programme of fun and free activities for families with something on each weekday (except Bank Holiday Monday).  The sessions include magicians, poets, storytellers, drama and craft activities!

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Happy International Children’s Book Day !

International Children’s Book Day happens on or around Hans Christian Anderson’s birthday (April 2nd ) and aims to inspire a love of reading . Remember to take time this week to read for pleasure , listen to a story or join a library . It doesn’t matter if you’re picking up an old favourite or discovering something new, reading for yourself or reading to others , today is the day to celebrate children’s literature.

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DEAR-Drop Everything And Read !

On Friday our school took part in a city wide ‘Drop Everything And Read ‘ event where everybody across school stopped what they were doing and read! 

This brought an end to a great week with children all doing something they enjoy for a good cause .Thank you once again for all your support .


Reading Buddies embracing the Readathon

Our Reading Buddies are all now fully trained and read in KS1 today . The children from Y4  were elated to try their practiced  skills on ‘real’ children and can’t wait until their next session . 



Why not join a Library during the Readathon?

The Liverpool Readathon is being held during National Libraries Week.

Liverpool Libraries Service is working hard to ensure more pupils and families visit libraries and are equipped with library cards to have access to both the 1000s of books available to lend. In addition, all members can use Read Liverpool to download free ebooks, audio books and magazines wherever and whenever they like so if your child has a laptop, Kindle, iPad or other tablet, join them up to get this access absolutely free!

Its fairly easy to set up, log on to the guide and follow the instructions at If you need further help you can contact the libraries service to find out when their next ebook workshop is being held.

Remember to keep reading!


Building a buzz around reading in OLI !

Help us to build a buzz about books and reading for fun as part of our mission to create a community of readers in our school . Thanks for all your help so far , we have had lots of parents, carers  family members and even ex pupils coming into school to read with small groups .


Joining forces for a great cause during Readathon

This week  more than 70 schools are joining forces to run a city-wide sponsored read  in a celebration of libraries, reading and the power of stories. Our Readathon had it’s first day today with children reading for pleasure  across school. We had mums and staff reading some of their favourite books to small groups and children recommending books to each other .


Please encourage your child to grasp this week to read for pleasure and have fun ! If you would like to come into school to read to small groups of children just let your child’s class teacher know . We’d love to see you !

Welcome to the OLI Readathon !

On your marks, Our Lady Immaculate ? Ready , set , read !

Our sponsored read is running during the Liverpool Readathon and coincides with  National Libraries week from Monday 9th -Friday 14th October . The money raised is to support ‘Read for Good’ who take mobile bookcases to children in hospital so they can  get access to books and resident readers during their stay. Their website has lots of information and some great activities for children . 

The main aim of the Liverpool Readathon is to motivate our children to read for fun . We know that learning to love reading as a child has benefits which last a lifetime. Children can read what they like from comics to classics , all they have to do is write it on their sponsorship card . Take a look at what they plan to read or help them complete it .(Try to get any  money raised into school by Friday 20th October please.) 

Please do support your child’s reading efforts as above all we hope they have fun !

Thanks for your support .

“Reading is like flying – it can carry you to different worlds. So hurray for Read for Good, which helps launch so many children on that exciting journey.”

Julia Donaldson



As part of Liverpool Football Club’s initiative for young local fans, 18 of our children were able to enjoy the thrills of two Premier league matches this week.

The first group went to watch Liverpool vs Manchester United and the second group watched Liverpool vs West Bromwich Albion. For lots of the children it was their first match day experience and what an experience it was!

Both games had a great atmosphere and the children had a fabulous time joining in lots of the familiar songs, it was great to hear all the fans and our children cheering the team on.

The new Main Stand is an incredible sight and those with 100% attendance will be in a draw to be able to experience match day all over again! As usual, our children were well mannered and their behavior was impeccable, it was a pleasure to enjoy the football alongside them.



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.


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

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They wrote book recommendations in ‘Dream book jars’.


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

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

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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.

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Key Stage One News

To parents and carers we would like to thank you for your continued support throughout the whole year. By us working together as a family we are scaffolding your child’s learning and providing them with the best opportunities possible.

Have a great summer and see you all in September.

Key Stage One Team.

Special visitor in Key Stage One!

Key Stage One were lucky enough to have a visit from one of our very own parents who works as a Botanist. He came into Key Stage One to talk to us all about his job and a typical day that he would have.

He spoke to us about how he became a Scientist and where his job takes him across the world, exploring and experimenting.

We loved this opportunity and we were even given time to ask him any questions that we had about his role.

He will be visiting our school again soon to bring in some moth traps for us to explore them and find out how many different types of moths we can find in our school grounds, how exciting!


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