Month: September 2019

Victorian Engineering

We’ve been learning about a Victorian engineer – French engineer Gustave Eiffel. He helped build the Statue of Liberty but, more famously, he also designed the Eiffel Tower in Paris. We then had a go at creating our own towers using the ideas of a wide base and strong triangular shapes…


Year 2, 5 and 6 have produced some amazing artwork over the past few weeks. 

Children used watercolours, felt pens and pencil crayons to complete part of an image. 

Leisure in the Lickeys

Year 2 have been discovering how Victorians spent their leisure time by exploring old photographs and discussing similarities and differences. We were very surprised to find out that some of the photographs actually showed the Lickey Hills! We found out how the hills were bought from private ownership and gifted to the City of Birmingham. Victorian Brummies would take the tram out of the city and up into the Lickeys for picnics, walks and bilberry picking.

Tent Materials

Year 2 have been investigating different fabrics to see which were suitable for making a tent. We realised that the fabric had to be waterproof so Year 2 quickly got testing…

Silver Sports Mark Award for LHPSN

Over the summer I was delighted to find out that our school had been successful in upgrading our School Sports Mark from ‘Bronze’ to ‘Silver.’ This is the first time that Lickey Hills has gained the ‘Silver’ mark and it really is a big achievement which is reward for the effort that our wonderful children and staff put into our sport last year. We went to more tournaments, ran more lunchtime clubs and even started the ‘Daily Mile’ initiative in Key Stage 2 which secured us this upgrade. We are looking forward to carrying on in this spirit this year and hopefully push for Gold! Thank you to Mr Brewer for his ongoing commitment and enthusiasm for our sporting success.

First weeks

The children have been a delight and done really well learning all the new routine and settling, getting to know each other and making friends. 

Meet the Teacher Event

The Staff of Lickey Hills Primary School and Nursery invite you to

‘Meet the Teacher’ Wednesday 11th September anytime between 3.30pm – 5.30pm.

Please collect your child and then Y1-Y6 parents come and sign in at the main entrance any time between the opening hours above. Reception parents collect your children and sign in at the EYFS building.

Children and siblings are welcome and we encourage you all to come and visit your child’s new classroom and see why everyone enjoys learning at LHPSN.

There will be an opportunity to meet teachers individually and discuss your child’s progress at parents evening later this term on Tuesday 26th and Wednesday 27th November 2019.


Sorting By Materials

Year 2 have started off their materials topic by sorting objects by what they were made from. Metal, wood, plastic, rubber, fabric… all very straightforward until we wondered where to put the scissors which had metal blades but plastic handles! 

Fortunately, we came up with the idea of overlapping the sorting hoops and it wasn’t before we spotted other objects were actually made of two or three different materials.

School Admissions September 2022

Applications for Lickey Hills Primary School September 2022;  Admission to Reception is in September at the start of the school year in which the child has his/her 5th birthday. This is a once a year admission date open to all parents.

Apply online Worcestershire School Admissions – You can do this via this link:

You will need an email address. You will be sent an email to acknowledge your application and you will receive receipt of your submitted application. If you do not have access to the internet at home – you can apply at any  Worcestershire library.

Our Starting School Programme ; Parents/Carers are invited to a ‘Welcome to Early Years Induction Evening’ during the second part of the Summer Term prior to the term in which your child starts school. At this meeting we share our Welcome booklet and our starting school arrangements with you. Home visits take place in the summer term along with stay and play sessions. We will always work with you to ensure a smooth start to LHPSN. 

Welcome back!

We’ve had a super first day back, it has been lovely hearing the holiday news and seeing so many keen and eager faces ready for learning. A big LHPSN welcome to our new families too.