Foundation Stage: Gallery

Forest School

Date: 24th Mar 2023 @ 8:15am

This week at Forest School the children once again looked for signs of spring and found different flowers and trees.  After the exploration of the area, the nursery children went on to make a Sistrum.  The reception children were learning to tie knots and they made a shaker.

Forest School

Date: 17th Mar 2023 @ 11:18am

This week was the first of our spring Forest School sessions. Mr Brooks pointed out the different signs of spring and encouraged the children to look for some too. 

The nursery children then went on to make a wooden gingerbread man and the reception children went on a scavenger hunt. They had to remember and collect the same objects which Mr Brooks had shown to them earlier.  

The Gingerbread Man

Date: 17th Mar 2023 @ 11:01am

We have had lots of fun over the last two weeks with our story The Gingerbread Man. We have made and decorated gingerbread out of dough, hunted for the gingerbread man around the school, made our own gingerbread men, threaded the gingerbread man and looked at what happened when the gingerbread man got wet.  

The Gingerbread Man

Date: 10th Mar 2023 @ 12:08pm

This week the nursery children shared the story of The Gingerbread Man. Then we made our own gingerbread men.  They were yummy.

Pancake Day

Date: 27th Feb 2023 @ 8:28pm

Last week we celebrated Pancake day by making our own pancakes. They were delicious.  

Nursery Chatterpix

Date: 27th Feb 2023 @ 8:13pm

The nursery children have had lots of fun today with Chatterpix. They chose different nursery rhyme characters and made them sing. Can you guess who's behind the different characters? 

Children’s Mental Health Week in Foundation Stage

Date: 15th Feb 2023 @ 7:13pm

The theme of Children’s Mental Health Week 2023 was Let’s Connect.   The children took part in different activities each day. We made friendship bracelets, danced to our favourite music, made calm down bottles, did Cosmic Yoga, connected with nature and then finished the week with our own Spa Day.  

Forest School

Date: 19th Jan 2023 @ 3:45pm

This week in Forest School the children were able to experience the winter weather firsthand because it had snowed.  We took every opportunity to explore the snow- making tracks, observing it and feeling it.  The children were all really excited. 

After that, the children made Fairy Fires.   Mr. Brooks explained all about how fire is useful to humans but it can also be very dangerous.  The children then had a go at using the strikers to light their own Fairy Fires.  All the children had their own fire either lit by themselves or with help.  It was fascinating watching the fires.

Reading Ambassador Meeting

Date: 18th Jan 2023 @ 10:55am

In our reading ambassador meeting today we made plans for National Storytelling Week which will be held on the week beginning Monday 30th January. The children shared why stories and storytelling is important.  They came up with ideas of events that we could do to promote a love of reading and storytelling.  The ambassadors are planning to hold a whole school assembly, will be visiting classes to tell stories and they will even be telling stories on the playground at playtimes! 

Forest School

Date: 13th Jan 2023 @ 3:55pm

This week at Forest School the children were learning about winter. They found out that during winter the birds often go hungry because there is not much food around for them. All of the children made a bird feeder to hang in their garden.

FS Nativity

Date: 21st Dec 2022 @ 2:44pm

Our wonderful FS children performed 'Whoops- a - Daisy Angel' - their singing, acting and dancing were all excellent!

World Nursery Rhyme Week

Date: 19th Nov 2022 @ 8:11am

This week the nursery children celebrated 'World Nursery Rhyme Week'.  Every day we sang a new rhyme and completed different activities related to the rhyme of the day.  The rhymes were

The Big Ship Sails

12345 (Once I Caught A Fish Alive)

Five Little Speckled Frogs


Twinkle, Twinkle

Forest School

Date: 11th Nov 2022 @ 10:41am

This was our last Forest School session of the autumn term. Mr Brooks will be back in January.  
This week the nursery childtren listened to the story 'Stickman' .  Then they explored the forest and found sticks to make stick man.  It was lots of fun.

 The reception children lhad a fire and made their own Iron Age flatbread.  It was very yummy. 

Forest School

Date: 3rd Nov 2022 @ 8:39pm

This week at Forest School the Nursery children went on a Bear Hunt.  The children re-enacted the story with help from Mr Brooks.  Then they found sticks in the forest to make a house for the bear.  After they had made the houses the children found a chocolate bear which they couldn't wait to eat.

The Reception children had great fun playing in the leaves. They also learned how to tie a knot and made a friendship bracelet.

Forest School

Date: 20th Oct 2022 @ 8:13pm

This week in our Forest School sessions the children played Squirrel Hide and Seek. The children were told a story about the squirrels hiding their nuts in autumn so they don't get hungry as the seasons change.   The children then had to go and hide their nuts.

After that they were asked to go and find them.  Let's just say we would have had some very hungry squirrels if this had been real!!   It was great fun though.

They learned that squirrels don't always remember where they hide their nut, which is good for the forest as acorns grow into oak trees.

Forest School

Date: 13th Oct 2022 @ 9:05pm

During Forest School this week the children explored the forest and were helped to identify the different trees and seeds. The reception children went on a autumn scavenger hunt. The nursery children made their own paint brushes out of sticks and used mud to paint pictures. Great fun was had by all.  

FS Autumn Walk

Date: 12th Oct 2022 @ 10:35pm

The children really enjoyed our autumn walk.  They got to experience autumn first hand out in the open.   There was even a surprise visitor. Thanks to all the parents that accompanied us and made it possible.   

Tongan Player Visit

Date: 11th Oct 2022 @ 4:37pm

Tongan Rugby Team Visit


Some of our students had the fantastic oppurtunity today to meet some professional Tongan rugby league players. These players will be representing Tonga in the rugby league world cup. Their first match is on Tuesday 18th October so we are very lucky that they have taken time out of their busy schedule to come and visit us. 

The children were very excited and got to ask the players lots of questions. At the end of the session, the players signed posters for the children and got photographs taken with them!

We'd like to thank the players once again. The children loved it!

Forest School

Date: 6th Oct 2022 @ 10:19pm

The first Forest School session was great fun. The children learned about autum and the changes that occur. They explored the forest and looked at the different trees and leaves. They then collected leaves and the nursery children made a leaf mobile and the reception children made a leaf man.  

Our First Weeks in FS.

Date: 16th Sep 2022 @ 12:15pm

Over the last few weeks, the children have been exploring the indoor and outdoor areas and getting used to the routines.   They are all settling well.  Here are some of the things they have been doing.

Science Show - KS1 and Foundation Stage

Date: 11th Jul 2022 @ 10:47am

This morning, KS1 and Foundation Stage have enjoyed watching the Science Show.

They participated in a range of activities - all linked to 'working scientifically'.

It was fun ! 

Forest School

Date: 8th Jul 2022 @ 2:05pm

This was our last Forest School session of the year. The children have had lots of fun exploring the forest through the different seasons and making different things each week.  We'd like to say a big THANK YOU to Mr Brooks for leading our learning in Forest School.

Forest School

Date: 1st Jul 2022 @ 1:27pm

This week in Forest School the children made their own Dreamcatchers.  A Dreamcatcher is a protective talisman that is used to protect people from nightmares and bad dreams. The charm was usually used for young children and hung above their cots or beds.  

Summer Fair

Date: 27th Jun 2022 @ 9:36am

Sports Week 2022 - RACE FOR LIFE!

Date: 17th Jun 2022 @ 3:51pm


This week has been Lyme's sports week!

During the week, the children were exposed to a few sports that they may not have chance to play outside of school. One of the sports the children played was Ultimate (Ultimate Frisbee). The children loved the fast pace of the game and how they have to work as a team to get the frisbee over the line! Another sport was Orienteering. This sport was the polar opposite to ultimate frisbee. Children had to use maps to navigate around the school grounds and find a number of markers. When they found a marker, they would stamp the special pattern onto their sheet. When all of the markers had been found, the children returned to their teacher. Lastly, KS1 were introduced to Boccia. This is a game similar to bowls. However, it is played sitting down. This game is played in the paralympics at an international level. The children enjoyed the game and loved trying to get their balls as close as they could to the marker. 

On Monday, Year 6 played at a football tournament were top goal scorers in the entire tournament. Unfortunately, they were knocked out on penalties in the semi-finals. This doesn't reflect how one-sided the semi-final actually was. Lyme hit the post and bar several times but again, unfortunately, luck wasn't on their side. I would like to congratulate Year 6 on their effort during the tournament and in particularly their behaviour which was fantastic throughout. 

On Wednesday, we had a visit from Tara Jones and Katie Mottershead who both play for Saints women's team. Tara is also an England international and is in the squad again to play France tomorrow (on Skysports Arena, 18th June at 5.30pm). Tara and Katie were inspiring and a lot of the children were lucky enough to get their picture taken with the pair. 

Lastly, the whole school took part in the race for life today. Each pupil has trained all week to perform this race and they should all be so proud. Every child that completed the race received a medal for their hard work. 

Congratulations to everyone on a fantastic sport's week. We hope you enjoyed it!

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