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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! 

Year 1 Christmas party

Date: 21st Dec 2022 @ 3:47pm

Today we had a fantastic party day with lots of delicous treats, dancing and party games. We all had such a fun time!

KS1 Nativity

Date: 21st Dec 2022 @ 2:33pm

Our fabulous KS1 performed 'A Midwife Crisis' - super acting, singing and dancing!

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!

Hey You song

Date: 5th Oct 2022 @ 8:21am

We had a great time in Year 1, learning a new song and exploring rhythm and pulse. We performed it in two groups.Take a look!


Date: 15th Jul 2022 @ 12:57pm

This morning, Year 1 and Year 2 have visited St Helens Town Hall to take part in 'Songfest 2022'.

Songfest is a celebration of music and this year's theme was 'Music Matters'.

Before the trip, all the children made their own musical instrument.

At the event, children participated in a range of activities - singing / playing musical instruments and playing music related games.

The teachers from the Music Service said that we were one of the best groups they had heard!

It was a wonderful event. 

RSE Day in Year 1

Date: 15th Jul 2022 @ 12:08pm

Y1 thought about 'what makes them sparkle' for RSE Day this year. They enjoyed talking about what makes them special and unique.

Musical Instruments

Date: 11th Jul 2022 @ 12:46pm

This week, Year 1 will be taking part in 'Songfest' at St Helens Town Hall.

Some of us have made musical instruments (at home) so we can take them to the town hall when we go.

We are all looking forward to the trip and to playing our musical instruments.

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 ! 

Snail Sculptures

Date: 4th Jul 2022 @ 4:44pm

Today, Year 1 have been creating their own snail sculptures.

First of all, we looked at images of different snails – then, we discussed the patterns on their shells.  We used our sketching skills to create our own design – using lines, curls and circles.

After that, we used moulding clay to create our snail sculpture – using etching tools to create a pattern.

It was fun!

Arts Week in Y1

Date: 1st Jul 2022 @ 12:49pm

This week has been Arts Week in school.

In Year 1, we have been studying landscapes – by a range of artists including Van Gogh’s ‘Fishing Boats on the Beach’.  Then we have created our own beach landscapes – using a variety skills including:-

* Sketching
* Collaging
* Painting with watercolours
* Colour mixing – with black and white – to make darker or lighter tones.

We know that you have to create a horizon line when creating a landscape picture.

Year 1 worked hard on their art activities this week and they have created some great masterpieces.

Well done Year 1! 

Summer Fair

Date: 27th Jun 2022 @ 9:36am

Boccia and Ultimate Frisbee

Date: 17th Jun 2022 @ 4:04pm

Today, Y1 have enjoyed play Boccia and Ultimate Frisbee - as part of their learning in Sports Week.

They enjoyed both of the activities! 


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!

Y1 Race For Life

Date: 17th Jun 2022 @ 12:37pm

As part of Sports Week Y1 participated in their Race for Life this morning - it was fun - even in the heat!

They all showed perseverance and kept going - raising lots of money for cancer research.

Well Done Year 1. 

KS1 Daily Mile

Date: 13th Jun 2022 @ 12:16pm

Years 1 and 2 enjoyed their first activity of Sports Week this morning - 8 laps around the track for the Daily Mile!

Year 1 Sports Day

Date: 10th Jun 2022 @ 12:41pm

Year 1 enjoyed Sports Day today.

They participated in a range of events - Javelin, Sprint Races, Long Jump, Bean Bag Throwing and Sack Race.

They showed great sportsmanship - encouraging each other in their house teams.  

Everyone in Y1 tried their best - It was fun!

KS1 celebrations for the Jubilee

Date: 27th May 2022 @ 8:29am

Year 1 and 2 had a fabulous time celebrating the Queen's Platinum Jubilee yesterday! We had a an indoor street party - ate party food, listened to music from different decades and waved our Union Jack flags!

Making windmills for Mr. Mouse

Date: 23rd May 2022 @ 4:25pm

This half term, Y1 have made windmills for their client, Mr. Mouse. They had to follow his design criteria: it must be stable, it must have windows and a door, it should be decorated in the colours he likes and have tulips on (he is from Holland!). The children know that their windmill is made of a structure and has an axle to turn the turbine (sails) - they did such a good job! After they had finished they evaluated their finished products. 

PSCO visit to Year 1

Date: 23rd May 2022 @ 4:20pm

Three of our local PSCOs visited Y1 today to talk about this half term's PSHRE learning question: 'Who helps us to keep safe?'

They talked about their role in the community and how they help to keep people safe; how to call '999' and who to ask for and how to stay safe when using technology. After that they answered any other questions that the children had. 

Study of the 1970s - History

Date: 11th May 2022 @ 8:28am

Year 1 have been learning all about life in the 1970s.

We have watched a learning clip about the toys that were popular in the 1970s.

Then, we explored some of the toys from the 1970s including: Hungry Hippos Game, Connect Four, Lite Brite, Rubix Cube and Boggle.

It was fun - lots of Y1 enjoyed the Hungry Hippos Game but some children liked the challenge of Boggle and the Rubix Cube. 

Study of the 1970s - Music

Date: 10th May 2022 @ 6:26pm

Year 1 have been learning all about life in the 1970s.

As part of our learning, we have listened to some pop songs by Abba (Dancing Queen) and The Bee Gees (Stayin Alive).

Then we talked about the disco beats, pulses and catchy choruses in the music.  We practised our singing skills by learning some of the choruses.

After that we improvised some of the disco dance moves.

It was fun! 

Our Eco Action team have been busy again!

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!

Baby Zorg's mission to go home

Date: 28th Mar 2022 @ 3:40pm

Year 1 have been looking after Baby Zorg for a number of weeks now after his spaceship crash landed on the school field - by the car park.

Year 1 decided that they needed to learn all about The United Kingdom and Our Local Area before they could send a message to his parents.

The remembered the following key information:-

* Planet Earth
* The United Kingdom
* England
* London is the capital city of England
* Liverpool is a city near where they live
* St Helens is the town where they live
* Earlestown is an area of St Helens
* Lyme Community Primary School is in Lyme Street
* Sam's Shop is on the corner of Lyme Street and the Country Park is next to school

Y1 have left Baby Zorg in the office as they think he is missing his parents - they know all this key information will help his parents find him. 


Date: 28th Mar 2022 @ 3:29pm

As a treat to end the term, Y1 participated in the inflatable fun session in KABs this morning. 

All the children had a fun time.

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