Y1: Gallery

Sean Perkins visits Lyme!

Date: 19th Apr 2023 @ 3:30pm

This afternoon author Sean Perkins visited Lyme to share his latest book with us 'Oscar and Ben - The Birthday Party'. 

Sean introduced the children to the main characters Oscar and Ben but first they had to wake them up from their sleeping bag. Once the cats Oscar and Ben were awake they sat in our classroom and listened to the story too!  Oscar and Ben ventured into the forest to celebrate the birthday of their good friend Mrs Hen.  

The story was exciting and entertaining and Sean even added special sound effects.  At the end of the session Sean played his guitar and we sang a song about the story. 

The children's faces lit up during the story telling session showing us that our children really do share a love of reading.  Thank you to Sean for providing our youngest children with such a memorable learning experience. 


Year 1 Lyme Park walk

Date: 16th Apr 2023 @ 5:38pm

Year 1 followed Park Ranger Scott on a tour through Lyme Park. We looked at the trees, listened to the birds, looked at the cloud formations and visited the pond. Ranger Scott spoke about the dangers of entering the water. It was EXTREMELY muddy along our route and this was very challenging! 

Year 1 Mother's Day celebration assembly

Date: 16th Apr 2023 @ 5:26pm

Year 1 performed a beautiful Mother's Day celebration assembly for our mums and others who care for us. We all spoke clearly and loved performing our special songs before handing out our treats to our mums with a hug! 

Yr 1 visit to Chester Zoo

Date: 16th Apr 2023 @ 5:10pm

What a fun filled day Year 1 had at Chester Zoo! We walked our legs off but saw so many different animals around the park. We also had a very informative, hands-on workshop with one of the keepers to learn more about 'Animals and their Habitats'. The children's behaviour was exemplary and a true credit to our school. 

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. 

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