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Internet safety talk for parents
CEOP Ambassador and safeguarding trainer, Imelda Spencer offered crucial information and resources to parents at Our Lady of Pity this evening.
Visit internetmatters.org, Thinkuknow.co.uk and CEOP websites
for vital parental support.
Y5 Alan Gibbons Visit
We had a wonderful day with prestigious author Alan Gibbons on Wednesday 26th April.
He was truly an inspiration for our Year 5 children.
Alan Gibbons has written many best-selling children's books, including "The Shadow of the Minotaur", which Year 5 are currently reading in class. He was shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal in 2001 and 2003.
"Shadow of the Minotaur" has won numerous writing awards, including the Blue Peter Book of the Year.
Photographs from his visit can be found here
Year 6 Tag Rugby Team Success
The new school term started with an excellent performance from the Year 6 Tag Rugby team. They played against Brookdale Primary School and the results were 3-3, 4-2 and 2-1 to OLOP.
The Year 6 team will compete in the first round of the Birkenhead Park Tag Rugby tournament on Tuesday 25th April.
Added on 20th April 2017
MATHS MASTERY VISIT 20TH MARCH 2017
A maths visit this morning with head teachers from Coventry - children in fine form, reasoning, discussing and exploring problems.
MATHS MASTERY IN ACTION!
We now have a fairly constant stream of visitors to see maths mastery in action. Today, representatives from Maths No Problem are coming to view the use of the text and work books throughout the school.
Head teachers, maths lead teachers and colleagues from across the region and beyond are invariably impressed by the way the children explore and develop their thinking, through practical problem solving. Teachers coach the children through the exploration in each lesson, following an expertly crafted plan of incremental learning. The results are stunning to watch.
Added 8th March , 2017
WORLD BOOK DAY - MARCH 2nd 2017
What a fabulous day at Our Lady of Pity!
Mrs Lockett started the day in style with book-based songs and poetry with the whole school. The rest of the day was a non-stop book-fest for all. The slides below show just a few of the beautiful moments we experienced that day, as classes combined, older children bringing books alive for younger ones. Thank you for the care you took with such glorious costumes. It was a spectacular day and an excellent celebration of the pivotal place of reading in the lives of young and old alike.
(See our blog: Trolls and Trepidation for thoughts on fairy tales...)
No Screens Week
We have thoroughly enjoyed No Screens Week at OLOP! The photos below show some of the great scenes around the school as children engaged with conventional board games and puzzles. Interactions, talking, negotiation and challenge, all face to face and a real delight to see.
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added March 2017
added February 2017
Y5 Football Team Success
Congratulation to our Year 5 football team. They took part in the TRFC 6 aside competition on 7th February and were overall winners of the group stage. They have made it through to the final which takes place on Tuesday 7th March. Good Luck to the boys!
added February 2017
Christmas Choir Competition
Congratulations to our wonderful Christmas Choir who gained second place in Dawson's Christmas Choir Competition.
Please click below to listen to the choir!
Marys Boy Child
added January 2017
Food Bank Appeal
An astronomical Foodbank collection, in just three weeks.
What a testament to the kindness of the families at our school and to the power of the children's passion for such a poignant cause.
We will be returning our focus to the Foodbank later in the year, with a push for three quarters of a tonne, no doubt!
Last half term we also focused our charitable giving on Mary's Meals Backpack Project and we collected over 140 backpacks!
For all that you give, so willingly, we thank you.
added December 2016
Shakespeare Schools Festival
A group of Y5 children represented our school in November at the Floral Pavilion in a performance of Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing. The audience were delighted with their performance. We were proud of the children both in the way they performed and their general behaviour.
added November 2016
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