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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

Year N 2022/2023

We are learning the Hail Mary prayer next. Can you say this prayer? We ask Mary to pray with us when we say it. 


Hail Mary full of Grace, the Lord is with thee.
Blessed are thou amongst women and blessed is the fruit of thy womb Jesus.
Holy Mary Mother of God,
pray for us sinners now and at the hour of our death

We have started having dinner at school. Before we eat we say this prayer: 


Bless us O Lord

As we sit together

Bless the food we eat today

Bless the hands that made our food

Bless us O Lord



Can you remember the prayer too?

Visit to the crib

We visited the crib in church. We talked about who was there when Jesus was born. We retold this very special story. Can you retell the story of the Nativity? 

Nursery class have looked at Advent wreathes around our school and church. They have a circle of evergreen leaves, three purple candles, one pink candle and one white candle. Another one is lit every Sunday in Advent until the final one is lit at Christmas.


We are making a wreath using an old green jumper. It was cut into strips. We tied the drips to a wire circle. Next we need to make the candles. 


Prayer Bag

The Nursery Prayer Bag will be sent home to share every week. The photograph shows some of the things in the bag. We would like every child to have a turn exploring the items and creating their own prayer service. 

Banqueting Table

We are learning the hymn ‘He invites us to His Banqueting Table’. We have lots of actions to help us remember the words. Can you sing this hymn? 

A Visit to Church

We went to visit the church. We talked about what happens in church. Some children knew that we listen to Father Sean. Others said we need to be quiet and pray. We talked about coming to church with our families who care for us. We thanked God for caring for us too. We even found Father Sean's chair. 


There was lots to look at in church. We noticed images of Jesus and Mary in lots of places. We especially liked the knight in his armour in the stained glass window. 


Thanks for Creation Prayer

We gathered together to hear the story of Creation. We said thank you for all that we have and all that we can do. We sang ‘Who made the Twinkling Stars’. How will you give thanks for our amazing world? 

Liturgy Leads

M and G are the Liturgy Leads for Nursery class. They are helping us to learn how to make the Sign of the Cross. We practise our school prayers with them too. 

Can you make the Sign of the Cross?

The Sign of the Cross is a prayer. We use it to open and close our prayers too. We touch our heads then our hearts and then each shoulder. It makes an invisible cross shape. Can you make the Sign of the Cross?

What do you love to do?

We talked about all the things we love to do. We said thank you to God. We are glad we can enjoy so many things. What are you grateful for? 

We have started school!

Welcome to Nursery Class. This is our morning prayer. We say it to ask God to be with us through our day of learning and play. You can practise it at home too.

Father in heaven, you love me,

you are with me night and day.

I want to love you always

in all I do and say.

I’ll try to please you, Father,

bless me through the day.