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Our Lady of Lourdes  Catholic Primary School & Nursery

Our Lady Of Lourdes Catholic Primary School & Nursery

Growing together in faith, hope and courage, we inspire each other, learning to continue Christ’s Mission.

St. John - Y6

Year 6 performed their final assembly on Wednesday and they did themselves, their loved ones and the school very proud. Well done.

Year 6 had a fantastic Sports Day. We competed in 7 different events, from egg and spoon to the sack race. Lourdes house won the overall house trophy.

Friday saw Year 6 explore all the wonders of the Natural History Museum. We even got to dig up some dinosaur fossils.

Thursday saw Year 6 visit the aquarium and the London Eye. We saw amazing animals and witnessed spectacular views of London.

Year 6 had a ‘Wicked’ Wednesday. We went to the Apollo Theatre to watch Wicked the musical. It was an amazing experience.

On Tuesday Year 6 visited Go Ape. As you can see from the pictures, we had a lot of fun.

Year 6 began their week of activities with a beautiful walk around Hyde Park and Buckingham Palace.

Year 6 took part in the Junior Road Watch. We worked with local Harlesden Police Officers who are part of the Roads and Transport Policing Division. We used a speed gun to see how fast cars were travelling. You will be glad to hear that we did not catch anyone speeding.

Year 6 had the opportunity to learn how to play cricket. From batting to fielding and the rules, they covered it all. Just in time for the upcoming Ashes.

We celebrated Careers Week this week. We all dressed up as a profession we would like to do when we are older. There were aspiring footballers, doctors, a chef, a royal media correspondent, a bank manager, an archeologist, a computer engineer, a fashion designer and an actor. Watch this space.

I would like to become a doctor when I am older because I enjoy helping people when they are not feeling well. I know it is a tough job but it is one I want to do, I imagine it is extremely rewarding.

I would like to be a chef because I have a real interest in food and making people happy through food.

We had some really inspiring speakers come see us this week as part of Careers Week. The array of professions was really eye opening. We had the Doggy Day Care Founder/Managing Director, a Paramedic, Firefighter, GP Researcher for Diabetes Africa, Therapeutic Mentor, Dentist/Medical Researcher, Healthcare Marketer and even some Health and Safety Workshops in class. What a week it has been.

Year 6 visited the SPEC Retreat Centre. It was nice to get out of the city and be surrounded by nature while learning more about God. The day was filled with fun team building exercises and workshops.

It was a busy week completing our SAT’s but we still found time to relax through Lego. Well done to everyone on completing their exams this week. Enjoy a well deserved rest this weekend.

Some of our entries for the food waste poster competition. This competition is aimed at encouraging us not to waste.

Our school are taking part in the Clean Care Box Appeal. Year 6 decorated their box and it is looking great and ready for donations. We are helping those affected by the earthquake in Turkey and Syria.

On Thursday year 5 & 6 visited our local church to meet Father Tony. He spoke to us about the symbols of the Easter vigil, light and water. We lit a candle from the Easter Candle and got sprinkled with Holy water from the font.

On Thursday, we went to the Five Precious Wounds local church to learn about special items in church, we also learnt three different things that represent light and special events during Jesus’s life. When we were about to leave we were sprinkled with the Holy Water.


This week we have been eagerly anticipating the upcoming Coronation. We had a special coronation lunch, we dressed up in our royal attire, made coronation gift baskets and we have been learning all about the history of coronations and what exactly is going to happen on Saturday.

This Week, we celebrated King Charles III coronation and we dressed up as the British flag. We had a coronation lunch and coloured pictures of King Charles. We also made gift box’s and bookmarks. Did you know that,  King Charles III can speak Welsh.



Today we continued on our swimming journey to being able to confidently swim 25 meters. Practice makes perfect.

Thursday 4th May will be a Royal Themed Dress Up Day – the kitchen will be making a special Coronation Lunch on this day too.

After the Easter holidays it was great to catch up with our buddies in reception. We had lunch together and Year 6 read to Reception class.

It’s the start of a new term and we have a new and improved classroom. We now have lockers, air conditioning (just in time for summer), a new window looking out onto the corridor, yellow blinds to brighten up the room and a new and improved ceiling.

Welcome to the Summer Term! This is the final term of Year Six and I will be working hard to make sure that everybody is ready to do their best in the upcoming SAT's and in making a strong start to life in secondary school. I am looking forward to continuing to watch all the children progress and grow throughout the year. Check out this page weekly to see photo updates of all the fun learning taking place. Please see below a link to the Year 6 Curriculum outlining all the exciting learning opportunities your child will experience this academic year. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact myself. Mr McNally.

As it is Lent we have been learning what we do during this time in R.E. We looked at the 3 acts of piety and focused on what our diocese does in regards to almsgiving during the Lenten period.

Today we celebrated World Book Day, the costumes were amazing and we read to our buddies in reception.

Today we had a visit from an NSPCC volunteer telling us how to stay safe and to speak out when anything is wrong.

Parents and guardians, you are welcome to attend the Year 6 Class Assembly – Wednesday 25th January at 9:10 – School Hall. Please arrive promptly.

We used our knowledge of fractions to work out what fraction each part of the shape represented. We had to divide fractions by whole numbers and work methodically to solve this.

In Science we have been learning about light and as it is Math Week, we thought why not combine the two. Here we are building our own periscopes. We used protractors to create 45 degree angles for our mirrors because the angle of incidence and the angle of reflection are equal. This means light will reflect of both mirrors at a 90 degree angle allowing us to see around corners.

Year 6 went to the KS1 football pitch and did measurements of the pitch using a special tool that allows us to measure distances easily. Once we made precise measurements of the pitch, we went back to our class to calculate the ratio and proportions for the football pitch to be painted with exact accuracy.


As part of Math Week we applied Math to a real life scenario. We measured the dimensions of the football pitch in KS1 using a trundle wheel. We then looked at the actual dimensions of a football pitch and scaled it down so we would know where to accurately draw the lines of the pitch.

On Tuesday 17th January, We had a Roots To Food cooking workshop. We made a special Indonesian Thai Red Curry. We used many ingredients such as peppers, coriander, carrots, spring onion, coconut milk and more. Before we got ready to cook we had to wear a chefs hat and an apron.


Once we finished making it we had the head chefs ( adults) try it before serving. The workshop was so fun and the food tasted delicious. We hope you are able to make and enjoy our amazing dish too!



As promised, here is the recipe for the Indonesian Thai Red Curry. Have fun cooking this at home.

Year 6 learnt how to cook a Thai/Indonesian curry, everyone loved the dish and are eager to get cooking it at home. The recipe will be up soon.

On Tuesday 17th of January,  my class, Year 6 went to Willesden Sports Centre for our second swimming lesson.


We travelled by coach and quickly got ready to go to the pool. As soon as we arrived, we were greeted by our swimming teacher and immediately started to learn how to float and kick your legs under and over the water. We learned a series of backstrokes and swimming forwards. We also learned how to breath properly underwater and how to blow bubbles.



On the 17th of January, Year 6 went to the Willesden Sports Centre to go to our second swimming lesson. 

We went by coach and when we arrived, we speedily went to the pool to our next swimming lesson. In this lesson, we were able to use floats to practice our backstrokes and freestyles with different hands. At the end of our lesson, we practiced free styling, a form of swimming where you push yourself with your hands and swiftly kick while keeping your face underneath the water. 


Here we are on our way to our second swimming lesson this morning.

SPOILER ALERT!!! Here are our answers. Do you agree?

Here we are in action trying to solve the challenge. We looked for recurring symbols and patterns to help us decipher the different scripts. We found it tough to begin with but when we worked out the number 2 in all the scripts it started to become clearer. It was a lot of fun.

To kick Math Week of here at Our Lady of Lourdes, Year 6 took this challenge on. Takes some thinking this one. Give it a try.

The Feast of the Epiphany reminds us that people from all nations are invited to know God. We found flags associated with everyone in our class and created a display showing all the nations we represent. To this we added the Papal flag and the flag of the Vatican City. We noticed a lot of flags have stars on them. Did you know that our class represents 15 different nations. It really is a small world.

In R.E. we have been learning about the Feast of the Epiphany. One of the main symbols associated with this feast is a star. We took a mathematical approach to creating different stars. Using a compass we drew a circle with a specific radius and marked six points around that circle. From this we drew in the lines to create very different looking stars.

Hello and welcome back. I hope everyone had a happy Christmas and New Year. Keep an eye on our class page for weekly updates on what we have been doing in school.

The school football team got their first win of the season after a hard fought 1-0 win against Harlesden Primary school. The year 5 and 6 boys got a well earned hot chocolate for their efforts. Well done boys.

Last year we looked at how Luke records the birth of Jesus. This year we have been looking at how Matthew records this same event. We discovered that there are quite a few differences between the two accounts.

We have been using the drawing technique chiaroscuro to create the effect of light and dark. The words are Mayan calendar names.

We have been using our new Prayer Room and reading from the Gospel of Matthew.

In geography we have been practising our map skills by going on an atlas hunt.

Year 6 took part in the Brent Junior Citizenship Scheme 2022 (JCS). We learnt a lot of really important life skills. From putting someone in the recovery position to what to do in the event of a fire.

As part of our Cultural Day this Friday 21st October you can come in wearing your cultural colours/dress etc.

As part of black history month we carried out some research on inspirational people that had a connection to our local area Brent.

Please use this website at home to help you with your Math. Website: username: OLOL password: Lourdes2022 You can scan the QR code below and it will take you to the mathsframe website.

We have been looking at square and cube numbers and why they are called this. You can make squares from square numbers and cubes from cube numbers. A square number is a number multiplied by itself. A cube number is a number multiplied by itself three times because cubes are 3D, they have an extra dimension.

Here is our weekly newsletter. (23/09/22) Please read it each week, it will keep you updated on all that is going on at school, important notices and upcoming events.

Year 6 and their reception buddies having lunch together. We do this every Friday, the oldest pupils at the school helping the youngest settle in and feel at home.

The girls in year 5 and 6 had two teachers from St Claudine's Girls School come and tell them why they should consider this fantastic school as their secondary school of choice.

Our first topic in math has been place value. We have used place value charts, Gattegno charts and number lines when working through this specific strand of mathematics.

In science we have been looking at the heart and the circulatory system. We carried out an investigation to see how exercise affects our heart rate.

Year 6 Suggested Reading List

Year 6 Curriculum Overview

A warm welcome back to Year 6 from myself, Mr McNally and Mr Coranti.


We are both looking forward to the year ahead and working with you all. We hope you had a great summer and are looking forward to Year 6.


Please see below a link to the Year 6  Curriculum outlining all the learning opportunities your child will experience in preparation for their end of year SATs.


Please join us for our SATs and Transition Meeting on Thursday 15th September at 3.45pm where you will receive important information on how to support your child as they prepare for their end of year tests.  You will also receive information about the application process for secondary school transition.  The meeting will be held in our classroom - we look forward to seeing you on then.