Foundation Stage: Gallery
Date: 26th Jan 2023 @ 7:41pm
This week at Forest School was all about A 'Winter's Web'. Firstly, the children were reminded of the season and were encouraged to discuss what they could see and hear. Next, they explored the area and played the 'Finding Food' game.
Mr Brooks then introduced them to the giant spider's web. He explained to them that when walking in the woods, we can come across the glistening threads of a spider's web and he had recreated a giant one for the children. They then had to try and get through the web without being caught. They had to figure out whether to go over or under the ropes. It was quite challenging.
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.
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!
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.
Date: 21st Dec 2022 @ 2:44pm
Our wonderful FS children performed 'Whoops- a - Daisy Angel' - their singing, acting and dancing were all excellent!
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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 !
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.
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.
Date: 27th Jun 2022 @ 9:36am
Date: 17th Jun 2022 @ 3:51pm
SPORTS WEEK 2022
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!
Date: 17th Jun 2022 @ 10:21am
This week at Forest School it was about Nature Watch. The children played 'Hungry Birds'. They had to find different coloured worms off the trees and unfasten them. They then played 'Hide and Seek' where they had to find a place to go and listen to nature.
Date: 10th Jun 2022 @ 1:13pm
During the Forest School session this week the children looked for signs of summer. They made their own ink from blackberries and used quills to draw and write with it.
Date: 27th May 2022 @ 6:09pm
The children have really enjoyed finding out about The Queen this week. They have loved dressing up and pretending to be The Queen sitting on the throne, painting her portrait, making crowns, writing facts about her and much more. The week was finished off with a lovely picnic.
Date: 28th Apr 2022 @ 12:19pm
Representatives from our Eco Action team met after school this week to continue with the litter pick they started before the holidays - this included the entrance to Lyme Park too. They will be meeting again next week to weed the planters and to set up a mini greenhouse to grow tomatoes in.
Have a look at the photos of our beautiful planters - the fruit trees we planted last year are doing well and are covered in blossom!
Date: 22nd Apr 2022 @ 10:09am
During our Forest School session this week the children were observing the environment and looking for things that should be there like the flowers and plants and things that shouldn't be there e.g litter.
Date: 1st Apr 2022 @ 10:08am
This morning we held our Easter Bonnet Parade. It was the first time in two years that we have been able to do so. It was wonderful to see the children in their bonnets. Thank you for all the efforts that went into making them.