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Our Lady of LourdesCatholic Primary School & Nursery

“Christ at the centre of our school where we live, love and learn together”


Welcome to the website of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Primary School, Yardley Wood, Birmingham. If you are worried about a child please speak to a DSL in school or telephone 01213031888 - CASS


Top Tips For Reading To Children by author Neil Griffiths

The author Neil Griffiths has made a short series of films promoting early reading. He gives simple, helpful tips which you may find useful.


This week the Acorns and Conkers joined together

to learn about and perform different poems.







See if you can talk about some of these poems at home. Below are a few links to lead you to the poems. Can you remember what they were about?


Michael Rosen performs We're Going on a Bear Hunt

We have been reading and listening to 'We're Going on a Bear Hunt' by Michael Rosen. We are working hard to remember the words and actions. We can keep the beat too.

Dough Disco

The Conkers have been enjoying Dough Disco sessions this week. We all have a piece of playdough that fits just right in the palms of our hands and copy the Disco Lady! Today we tried out the moves to 'I Like to Move It, Move It' by Reel to Real.

Joining in with the Dough Disco is working our Funky Fingers. We all want strong, flexible hands and fingers so we can draw and write.

Shonette Bason demonstrating her Dough Disco concept, filmed and edited by Envizage Media

Car Investigation


The children have been pretending to be mechanics repairing a car by lying under the climbing frame and using tools to tinker with the engine. So Miss Coombes brought her car into our outdoor area for us to investigate. We all had a good look under the bonnet at the engine. We looked in the boot and around the driver's seat. There was a lot to see and remember so we drew the bits we found interesting.


We wondered what makes a car move? Between them the children figured out that a driver needs a key, petrol, pedals and a steering wheel. Some children thought the seatbelt was very important to stop passengers falling off the seat and to keep people safe in accidents. 


We cleaned the car using big sponges, washing up liquid and water. The children stood on crates and planks to stretch up and clean more of the car. It was so much fun that some children sang while they scrubbed. The water was very bubbly by the time we finished. Once the whole car had been cleaned, the children took turns to rinse off the bubbles with the hose. The bubbles didn't go down the drain. They flowed away under the gate!


Miss Coombes' car was very clean and shiny when we had finished. Good job Conkers. 



Picture 1 What is under the bonnet?
Picture 2 What does the driver do to move the car?
Picture 3 What do the buttons do?
Picture 4 How does the car move?
Picture 5 Quick! Draw what you notice.
Picture 6 What do pasengers need to be safe?
Picture 7 Washing a car takes lots of water.
Picture 8 Don't forget the wheels.
Picture 9 Get the lights sparklingly clean.
Picture 10 How can we reach the bonnet?
Picture 11 Scrub the windows so the driver can see.
Picture 12 Where are the bubbles going?

Conker Class


Here are a few reminders about routines for the Nursery class.


Every child needs to bring their zip up book folder into class daily. This is where we will put letters.



We will change your fun readers and take red folders out of book folders.



We will send the red folders home with a new rhyme, song or prayer in ready to share at home.



Newsletters are sent home. Please check for important dates and news.


If you have put something new in your child's scrapbook with them, please let Miss Grant or Mrs Kemp know.