Y1: Gallery

Tree planting with the Mersey Forest.

Date: 7th Dec 2018 @ 3:31pm

This morning children in year 1 took part in a tree planting session run by the Mersey Forest Organisation. Children worked in pairs digging holes and planting over 50 saplings. Year 1 then wrote fantastic thankyou letters which we will be emailing across to the Mersey Forest Organisation over the weekend. Well done Year 1, super hard work!

Old toy sale for Pudsey.

Date: 16th Nov 2018 @ 4:15pm

After learning about the BBC Children in need appeal, children in Year 1 and 2 decided to set up a last minute 'unloved toy shop' in aid of the charity. Thank you to all the children and families who all pulled together and donated toys and books for the shop. Key stage 1 raised a fantastic £50.00, which will be donated to this years appeal alongside the schools own clothes day donations. All unsold donations will be donated this weekend to Willowbrook Hospice.


Toy exploration.

Date: 6th Nov 2018 @ 3:58pm

Today in year 1, children spent time looking at, using and discussing old and new toys. It was extremely interesting to hear children talk about how they thought their toys worked. Some children thought spinning tops were an early form of bottle flipping, and some children thought our stick and hoop game was some kind of instrument. After 30 mins of exploration, the uses of these toys were finally revealed. I have a feeling when we write our comparisons, later this week, that new toys may be the overwhelming winners. Great exploring Year 1.

Why did Cinderella not use a hoover?

Date: 2nd Nov 2018 @ 4:08pm

Today children thought about the tough job poor Cinderella had, cleaning her step mum's house. We looked at ways Cinderella could have speeded up her tasks. We replaced our broom with a brush and found this much easier. We then decided to use a hoover, which was definitely the quickest way to clean our carpet. Children were asked, why does Cinderella not just use a hoover? After a class discussion the children began to understand that the story of Cinderella was a long time ago, and unfortunately hoovers or vacuum cleaners were not invented. Year 1 then looked at other old items and what new items had replaced them, from old tin baths and carts to modern day cars and indoor bathrooms. Great understanding Year 1!

Happy Halloween!

Date: 31st Oct 2018 @ 9:39pm

Today year 1 loved learning about halloween traditions from around the world. Children discussed the recent Disney movie 'Coco' and made Mexican style masks representitive of the things they regard as special to their own life. 

Aliens love Lyme!

Date: 19th Oct 2018 @ 4:41pm

Today children read our class text 'Aliens Love Underpants' by Claire Freedman for the last time. Together we discussed other Claire Freedman stories and how we would compare this story to them. Children were excited to plan and write a book review for this text. We discussed how some children may like the story whilst others may not. Children shared their favourite parts from the story, the characters in it and the setting it takes place in. Some children also discussed their favourite illustrations from the book. Great work Yr1 you made fabulous book reviews. Claire Freedman will be happy to know Yr1 reviewed this book very highly.

The final farewell from planet Earth.

Date: 19th Oct 2018 @ 4:09pm

After his 6 week visit to Lyme Primary School, it was finally time for children to say goodbye to Zorg. Children planned the afternoon building their previously designed spaceships. Children tested their ships and predicted if they would move well are not move at all. Children also begun to develop their collaborative learning skills, working and sharing together and negotiating with tools and ideas. Well done Year 1 and thankyou to all our parents who helped to support this lesson by bringing in lots of resources for us to use.   

Back to space Zorg!

Date: 12th Oct 2018 @ 7:33pm

The children were a little bit sad in Yr 1 today, as we begin to think of ways to help Zorg return to space. Children were set the task of  designing a new ship to help Zorg return home. We worked in carousel, looking for ideas in Zorg's spaceship wreckage, listing all the resources we need for our ideas, and then planning, designing and sharing our ideas for a new rocket ship.  Zorg is very much looking forward to the children making their ships next week.

Year 1 love 'Aliens Love Underpants'.

Date: 12th Oct 2018 @ 7:18pm

This week in year 1 children sequenced the story 'Aliens Love Underpants' by Claire Freedman. Children were challenged to find the beginning, middle and end of the story and then retell it from memory as best as they could.  We had so much fun working in gorups, discussing, debating and then final agreeing on a sequence of pictures from the our class text. Great job year 1!

Lets get sorting!

Date: 27th Sep 2018 @ 2:27pm

Year 1 have been learning about why sorting things can help us to organise and understand things better. Children sorted lots of different objects in many different ways and have discussed and shared their thinking for why they have sorted their objects this way. Well done Year 1!

A new home for Zorg.

Date: 27th Sep 2018 @ 12:09pm

This week we continued to look for a new home for our lost alien Zorg. Children spent some time exploring the country Wales and some of the things it has to offer. Children spent some time looking at and exploring leeks, Welsh rugby and even tried to write and read the name of the longest place name in the whole of the UK. 

A visitor from space!

Date: 14th Sep 2018 @ 12:24pm

Today we were amazed to find a space ship had crash landed in our outside area. Year 1 children welcomed Zorg to their classroom and have spent the week helping Zorg to learn about where on planet Earth he has landed. 

Song Fest

Date: 23rd Mar 2018 @ 1:15pm

We took part in SONGFEST to celebrate 150 years of St Helen's history. Take a look at some of the pictures and videos of us singing. We also made a very impressive barge and won the rely race! Well done Jacob, Thomas and Olivia!

Anti-bullying Week in Y1

Date: 22nd Nov 2017 @ 4:38pm

During Anti-bullying Week, Y1 explored the subject through the story of Humpty Dumpty. In these photos you can see the children acting out the story. The King's Men were bullying Humpty because they pushed him off the wall and laughed at him SEVERAL TIMES ON PURPOSE. Year 1 decided that the King should be told what his men were doing, and that they should be made to apologise and make friends with Humpty. The children then related this to what they should do if this was happening to them or one of their friends.

Victorian laundry in Y1

Date: 22nd Nov 2017 @ 4:19pm

Year 1 have been learning about what life was like more than one hundred years ago, and how Cinderella would have done the housework for her mean stepmother! We did some washing using a tub, washboard and poss stick, just like poor CInderella. It was very hard work!

Video message to Zorg the Alien

Date: 22nd Nov 2017 @ 3:52pm

We made a video message to tell Zorg how to get to our school. Please click on the gallery to view the video.

Cinderella Ball in Y1

Date: 22nd Nov 2017 @ 3:41pm

We had a lovely time at the Cinderella Ball. Each couple was announced by the Master of Ceremonies (Miss Costello) as they arrived. Everyone danced to the music, which was a waltz by the composer Strauss.  King Harry  made a royal proclamation and Prince Charming (Nathan) danced with Cinderella. The servants (Mrs Brooks and Mrs Brown) served the refreshments, which were pink champagne (lemonade) and cakes. When the clock struck midnight, CInderella ran out, leaving her sparkly slipper behind. The king and Prince Charming tried the slipper on all the girls. Mrs Cribb was very sad that it didn't fit her! It did fit Ruby-Lea though, as she was Cinderella. Cinderella and Prince Charming got married and we all had a last dance.


Lyme Community Primary, Lyme St, Newton-le-Willows WA12 9HD