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June 2023

On Tuesday 20th June, a group of children represented OLOL at Barnet Primary School Athletics Competition, at Copthall Stadium on Tuesday. A particular well done to the following children for winning their events: Grace (Y5) 400m race; Victoria (Y6) 400m race; Gabriel (Y6) long jump; Sahara (Y5) speed-bounce; Y5 girls relay team (Sahara, Aisling, Grace, Ava) and the tug of war team (Chelsea Y3, Patrick Y3, Carine Y4, Brogan Y4, Natalia Y5, Derek Y5, Angel Y6, Toby Y6). We were absolutely delighted to be told that the OLOL team finished in 2nd place overall!! 

Athletics 2023

On Wednesday 21st June, we had a wonderful International Day which began with a true celebration of our multicultural community. Children from Reception to Y6 participated in our International Day assembly; we had children singing in Polish, German, Kenyan and Nigerian. Thank you to all the parents who supported the event and served food after school.  Thank you also to the parents who visited classes to share stories and songs from their countries.   

International Day 2023

April 2023

Congratulations to all the children who participated in the Mini Marathon last weekend.  Miss Costa and Miss Kilcommons also successfully completed the adult Marathon on Sunday and  have raised money for the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC). Congratulations!

Marathon 2023


February 2023

On Friday 10th February, we celebrated the Feast Day of Our Lady of Lourdes, Patron of our school.

There were two opportunities for each class to participate in for Prayer and Liturgy, which are as follows:

  1. Whole School Mass
  2. Meeting with Prayer Partners to watch/say child- led Rosary

The children (in prayer partners) visited our grotto of Mary, continuing to develop our prayer environment, both inside and outside. Prayer Partner classes joined together in procession as in Lourdes. They made a pilgrimage to the statue of Our Lady of Lourdes.

OLOL Day 2023

Y4 visited the BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir which is the largest  Hindu Temple outside of India.  We learnt some  of the Hindu values such as the 'Duty towards Parents' through story telling.   We were fortunate to be able to watch the 'Arti' ceremony- often called the 'ceremony of light.'

Y4 Hindu Temple

December 2022

Christmas 2022: The school enjoyed a wonderful carol concert, Christmas lunch and fun in the snow!

Christmas 2022

On Friday 8th December, the children in Y1 & Y2 retold the nativity story in their Christmas Show. The infant Christmas performance is always very magical.  Well done to all the children, and the staff for preparing the children for the show.  

Y1&2 Nativity 2022

On Friday 2nd December, the children from EYFS performed the Nativity Story for their families; this means that the Christmas season has well and truly started! Well done to all the children, and the staff for preparing the children for the show.

EYFS Nativity

November 2022

This year’s theme for Anti-Bullying Week is “Reach Out”.  The theme “Reach Out” is a positive message about it always being possible to reach out and ask for help if you are worried about bullying.  To mark the start of anti-bullying week the children were invited to come to school on Monday 14th November wearing odd socks.  Odd Socks Day is about fun and laughter but more importantly, they deliver a message of individuality, acceptance and tolerance.  Each class enjoyed sharing this message by wearing their odd socks.

Odd Sock Day 2022

On Tuesday 9th November, the Mini Vinnies took the remaining Harvest Festival food donations to the Finchley Foodbank at St. Mary’s Church. They spent time learning about how the foodbank is organised and where the donations come from; a huge thank you to Mrs Maughan for spending time talking to the Mini Vinnies and answering all of their questions.

Mini Vinnies Food Bank

October 2022

On Wednesday afternoon, Miss Kilcommons, Mrs Dawson and a number of parents accompanied our school running team to the Barnet Schools’ Cross Country event. Congratulations particularly to Felix who won his race, Grace and Joseph B who came second in their races and Annabel who came third. The team’s next event is in the spring term and we hope to continue our success then.    

Cross Country October 2022

A huge congratulations to all the children who ran the Mini London Marathon on Saturday 1st October. They proudly showed the staff their medals on Monday morning. The children helped raise a large sum of money for the Catholic Children’s Society (CCS); we raised (including Gift Aid) a total of £3726.25! The CCS has already been in touch to say thank you. Thank you to everybody who supported this event

Mini London Marathon

April 2022

On April 6th - 13th, a number of staff from OLOL took part in an Erasmus + training course in Madrid and Salamanca, Spain.  The aim was to improve language skills, intercultural understanding, and to share good practice with our partner school in Madrid.  Staff were able to observe and teach in a Spanish school and spend two days learning Spanish.  

Erasmus trip to Salamanca and Madrid 2022

March 2022

Year 6 enjoyed a day exploring Regent's Park for their topic 'Our Local Area' and have also visited Barnet Museum for their topic 'The Battle of Barnet'.   The children did a number of activities in Regent's Park, such as a human impact survey; an environmental quality survey; looking at the impact on the vegetation and how to use a compass.  At the Barnet Museum, the children learnt about the War of the Roses and re-enacted the Battle of Barnet.

On Wednesday 23rd March, the children participated in a “Silly Science” immersive workshop led by Education Group. Energetic Professor Nitrate guided the children through a science tour of discovery. They learnt about elements, why molecules bond, understood the magic of lift and the power of pressure as well as experiencing explosions!

Silly Science!

During Lent, classes have visited St Mary's Church to take part in the Stations of the Cross outside. 

St Mary's Stations of the Cross 2022

The children had a wonderful experience. A group of Year 6 children enjoyed the Classical Spectacular Schools’ Matinee at the Royal Albert Hall on Friday 18th March.

On Thursday 10th March, the Year 6 pupils represented OLOL at the Barnet Schools’ Dance Festival at the Arts Depot in North Finchley. They performed an inspired routine to “Food Glorious Food” from the musical Oliver! Congratulations to the children for rehearsing so hard.

World Book Day 2022

The children of OLOL celebrated a love of reading during World Book Day and were involved in different activities. They shared their favourite books, read with children from other classes and joined online live author and illustrator events.  Year 6 took part in a 'book box' activity using show boxes to represent their favourite books and Nursery were busy making 'Supertato' and retelling the famous story!

World Book Day 2022

February 2022

Congratulations to our cross country team from Year 4, 5 and 6 who took part in Barnet's Cross Country competition.  They trained so hard and came first overall in Barnet over the two events (out of 22 schools).

Cross Country 2022

The Year 5 pupils went to the Science Museum to support their learning about “Space and the Planet Earth” and enjoyed the interactive hands-on experience!

Year 5 Science Museum

January 2022

On Monday 31st January, Y6 enjoyed a wonderful trip to the National Gallery to learn more about a variety of artists and take part in a tour. 

On Friday 21st January, the children at OLOL enjoyed a Reading Pyjama Party!
All children were invited to wear their pyjamas/ bathrobes/ slippers and bring in their favourite book/books to enjoy with their peers.  This encouraged children to read, including aloud, and to be exposed to a range of authors, genres and styles.  Children spent the morning buddying up with friends, sharing the joy of reading and completing reading activities.  

Reading Pyjama Party 2022

Education Child Protection (ECP) Ltd visited OLOL to deliver Online Safety workshops to the children. The sessions included the following at an age appropriate level: understanding of how to report concerns online; online safety films relevant for age range; clarification of personal information including privacy settings within games and within apps; how to respond to cyber-bullying and an explanation of grooming and how it may occur online. ECP Ltd will be returning to OLOL to deliver an Online Safety workshop for parents in the near future.

Online Safety Workshop 2022

December 2021

On 1st December Year 3 went to attend the Carol Concert at Westminster Cathedral. Here are some of the highlights from our trip:

Y3 Westminster