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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

Nursery gathered to listen to a reading from the bible and to pray together. We sang 'Alleluia' because we are so happy Jesus rose again. We went out to look for signs of new life. We remembered hatching chicks and thanked God for the new life we see all around us. 


In the season of Lent we use a purple cloth in our prayer area. It reminds us it is a time of waiting. We are waiting to celebrate Easter.


We sang 'Praise and Glory to You Oh Lord '. We said this prayer together, 


Dear Mary,

watch over me with love.

Open my heart

to welcome Jesus.

Help me to grow,

and to do what is right,

today and every day.




We listened to a story from the bible about The Two Sons (Matthew 21:28-31). It reminds us that what we do is important. We talked about how our actions must be fair and kind. 


During Lent we will try extra hard to make good choices in the actions we take. We will help, share and thank each other even more than we already do. 

Our Lady of Lourdes Feast Day

On Our Lady of Lourdes Feast Day we visited the grotto to see the statues and say a prayer. We know that Our Lady of Lourdes is Mary. We said the Hail Mary prayer. We talked about the story of Bernadette seeing Mary in the cave in Lourdes. 


Back in class we drew pictures of Mary with Holy Water, a rosary and flowers at her feet. We watched the live stream of the grotto in Lourdes and joined in singing Ave Maria. 

We are learning about the sacrament of Baptism. We have roleplayed the roles of the priest and families. We have shared photographs of our own baptisms too. We noticed everyone wears white for their baptism. A priest pours Holy Water onto the baby’s head. It is a very special time for families to welcome their baby into God’s family. Where do we go to be baptised? Who can perform the sacrament? 


We have returned to the story of the birth of Jesus. We tried on costumes to role play the events. Can you remember what each person did? What news did the angels bring? 


We had a prayer service using our Advent wreath. We lit three candles and thought about the special celebration to come. We listened to a reading from the bible about the journey of Mary and Joseph to Bethlehem. How can we get ready to celebrate the birth of Jesus? We said sorry for anything we had done wrong and gave thanks for our families and friends. 

Our Church

Our Lady of Lourdes church is next to our school. We went for a walk around the outside. We talked about what we could see and when we had been in before with our families. Some people were coming out after Mass. Lots of us thought they had been to listen to Father Sean and say their prayers. 


The church looks different to other types of buildings. The windows are a different shape to the ones in our school and homes. Some of them had pictures in them. We spotted Mary and Jesus above the main door. The front of the church has crosses in the brickwork. There are crosses on the roof too. We all thought the church was very big. Why does it need to be so big? 


We visited the grotto too. We had a good look at Mary and the statue of a little girl called Bernadette. We said a Hail Mary together. 


As we went back into school, we noticed a picture above Father Sean's door. It is called The Last Supper. It shows Jesus with his friends the disciples. They are sat at a long table. 



Our Nursery Prayer Area