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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”

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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 R 2021/2022

Reception are learning the important prayers of their faith. We are learning about the Hail Mary. We are trying hard to think about and learn the words of this special prayer. By learning the signs, we are encouraged to think about it more deeply.

Reception are learning about prayer. We visited the prayer area and showed our friends what we know about prayer. We know that prayer is a special conversation with God. We talked about what we might say to God and why it is important to spend time in prayer with Him. Each day we will focus on the words in our daily prayers and look for opportunities to thank and praise Him.

Reception have been reflecting upon the feelings of the people who were present at the birth of Jesus. We know that this was a very special event. We wonder how we might have felt had we been there. What might you have said, thought and felt?

Reception class worked as a team to create the Christmas R.E display. They enjoyed recalling and creating all the different characters that were present at the birth of Jesus.

Reception sang beautifully at our whole school end of term Mass.

In reception we are preparing for the coming of Jesus during Advent. We have been learning about the Advent wreath.we know that there are four weeks in Advent. We know that we light one candle during each of the four Sunday’s during Advent. We are waiting to light the white candle on Christmas Day.

Reception enjoyed visiting Church to look and talk about how it changes during Advent. Can you talk to an adult about symbols of Advent.

C and A received virtues certificates from Mrs David this half term.

Reception wore red for Red Wednesday. We are learning about how the Church helps persecuted Christians around the world. We visited Church, lit a candle and prayed for those who don’t have the freedom to do so. Can you visit church and light a candle together?

We are learning about the symbol of the candle. We know that when we light a candle, Jesus is with us. We say that Jesus is the light of the world.

This half term we are trying to be more learned and wise. We shared stories from the life of Jesus and learnt that Jesus was a teacher. We will be sharing Jesus’ example and talking about how we can learn to be more like him by being more loving and kind.

We have been learning the story of The Presentation at the Temple. We enjoyed retelling the story and hearing that Jesus was called the light of the world.

We visited Church to find out a little more about why it is such a special and important place. We enjoyed exploring all the different areas and talking about what we saw. Could you visit church with your family and share what you find out?

We are learning that October is the month of the Rosary.

We are learning about the wonder of God’s creation. We know that it our responsibility to care for all of Gods world, no matter how big or small.

Today we shared the CAFOD assembly. We made pledges to care for our common home. How will you care for Gods creation?

We are learning about the Sacrament if Marriage. We know that Christian marriages happen in a Church. This special celebration is an important part of our Catholic Faith. The Priest plays an important role in sanctifying the marriage. We know the ring is a special symbol that represents the promise to love and care for each other and the other members of the family. Who cares for the people in your family?

Deacon Tim visited our classroom to bless the children, teachers and prayer area. He said a special prayer and used holy water to bless everyone.

We live, love and learn together.

Reception class have started their rights, respecting schools journey by contributing to the class charter. We talked about our right to play and feel safe. We agreed that we must share, tidy up and treat each other with kindness.

We enjoyed collective worship. We looked at the symbol of the cross and crucifix and talked about them as important symbols of our faith. We looked at the bible and shared our first stories about Jesus. Can you help your child to learn the prayers of the day?

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