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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. If you think a child is in immediate danger please phone 999. We are an Operation Encompass School

Learning Mandarin at OLOL

We say goodbye to Xiao as she prepares to return to her family in China - 再见,谢谢你,肖

Receiving certificates for Mandarin Effort & Excellence - 华语奖

At OLOL, we ensure staff receive support and continuous CPD with our Mandarin Assistant's to enhance our delivery...

Chinese New Year 2024 - Year of the Dragon 2024 年农历新年 - 龙年

Chinese New Year - Year of the Rabbit 2023 兔年

Chinese New Year 2022 - Year of the Tiger 新年快乐 - 虎年

Counting Game to Revise Numbers - 计数练习

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Year 4 Chinese Arts & Crafts 中国工艺美术

Year 5 Making Chinese Treats 做中国菜

Revising Mandarin to start our year! 复习普通话

Goodbye and Thank you Achen! 再见谢谢

Practising Colours - 练习色彩

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Chinese Lantern Festival - 中国元宵节

We start Mandarin early at OLOL! 普通话从岁开始

Year R learning new vocabulary 学习新词汇

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Listen to how we can say Mandarin Sentences in Year R! 听我们的普通话

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Chinese New Year Customs 过年习俗

Panda update at the Chengdu Panda Base... and some shots of Chengdu City

Mandarin Lessons in full swing!

Home Learning in Mandarin 在家学习

Miss Zhang has arrived at OLOL! 欢迎来到我们学校

We are so pleased to welcome Miss Zhang as our new Chinese Language Assistant. Miss Zhang joined us in January 2021, a big delay due to COVID but she was allowed to travel to us in December and spent her first UK Christmas in quarantine! 


Miss Zhang is from Qinghai Province and is studying for her Masters in Chinese to Speakers of other Languages. 

Panda Madness at OLOL...

Improving Vocabulary - Colours - Oct 2020 色彩

Some project work from our partner school Shishi Shuangnan in Chengdu - Sept 2020

Mandarin Arts at OLOL - July 2020

Goodbye Shuang... 再见

Welcome to the Sichuan Opera at OLOL 🎵 🎶

At a time of misfortune, we used our Mandarin skills to create good luck symbols...

The virus isn’t stopping Mandarin learning at OLOL! Chinese dragons...

China Theme Day - Arts and Traditional Crafts

Shuang and some OLOL pupils at Chinese New Year celebrations!

Year 6 celebrating Chinese New Year - the Year of the Rat! 新年快乐

Celebrating Chinese New Year

Welcome Shuang! Huānyíng Shuang!

We are so happy to welcome our new Mandarin Assistant Shuang Hu. Shuang will be working with us for the next 12 months, helping pupils and staff to develop their Mandarin.

IOE Confucious Institute's Mandarin Excellence Programme


OLOL is taking part in this programme to enhance Mandarin in school. Mrs David will start the training in November 2019 and will share some of the journey with you here.