Y5: Gallery

Tom Palmer visit

Date: 3rd Mar 2023 @ 2:24pm

Tom Palmer visited Lyme today. 

Tom is an award winning author and has sold over half a million books.  He met with Year 5 and 6 today to answer their questions and tell them all about how he became an author.  Tom even did a book signing session and lots of children have started to read his books already. 

Thank you Tom for inspiring us to read and write our own stories. 



Lego Workshop

Date: 19th Jan 2023 @ 4:54pm

Year 5 enjoyed their Lego workshop which gave them chance to develop their design and technology skills to create a fairground ride. 

This is what some of the children thought of the workshop.


Thursday has been a great experience for Year 5 we have engineered Lego with codes. We made a fairground ride with Lego man Nick it was indescribable. I would rate it 10/10.


It was really fun to build and it was really cool how we could make it move and decorate it however we wanted. I give it 10/10. It was very intresting but it was a bit hard to make.  We made a vertispin and it was really cool how it went up and down.



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! 

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!

Year 5 Careers' Fayre

Date: 13th Jul 2022 @ 3:00pm

As part of their sessions on 'Why Work?', run by the St Helens Chamber of Cmmerce, the children had the fantastic opporrtunity to meet some business people from the local area. The business people discussed their different careers and how they got to do what they do. They gave our children food for thought about where they may see their future careers. The chldren, in turn, engaged well and asked some very ineteresting questions. 


Date: 29th Jun 2022 @ 4:40pm

At our Starbooks cafe this week Year 5 were given the title of a book - I ATE SUNSHINE FOR BREAKFAST.  They predicted what the book might be about and everyone expected the book to be a fiction text.  However the book was an information text - a celebration of plants around the world. 

'I Ate Sunshine For Breakfast' is the winner of the Garden Media Guild Awards. 

The children read extracts of the text to find out key facts about plants and nature.  They used collage materials to present some of the fascinating facts from the book in an artistic way.  The hot chocolate and cookies went down a treat too! 



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!

Year 5 Sports Day

Date: 14th Jun 2022 @ 4:03pm

The sun was shining as the children enjoyed a fabuous Sports Day! 

Building Bridges

Date: 10th Jun 2022 @ 10:29am

Year 5 have been exploring different types of bridge structures as part of their DT topic. They have used kebab sticks and masking tape to create a Truss bridge structure. It took a lot of hard work and perseverance but they made some fantastic models and were very proud of their achievements.

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!

The Easter Story

Date: 29th Mar 2022 @ 3:44pm

Year 5 had a lovely time at St John's church this morning, learning all about the Easter Story. They were great ambassadors for the school and participated well in the virtual story. 


Date: 4th Mar 2022 @ 1:45pm

Today our amazing reading ambassadors supported reading events across the school. Our Year 1 and 2 children visited foundation stage to join in story and library time. 

Our Y3, 4 and 5  children supported events in Key Stage 1 and lower key stage 2. 

Our Y6 children helped to set up the story spoon competition and delivered the certificates and prizes to the classes. 




Date: 4th Mar 2022 @ 1:30pm

Wow! What an amazing response we had to our story spoon competition. Here are some photos of the fabulous entries. Thank you to everyone who took part. The children enjoyed looking at all of the wonderful creations and talking about the stories that the characters were from. 

The names of the winners will be on our newsletter. 

Well done everyone! 

Year 5 Football Tournament

Date: 9th Feb 2022 @ 5:09pm

Year 5 Football Tournament 

Today, year 5 and two pupils from year 4 participated in a football tournament. The children were respectful, showed good sportsmanship, manners and displayed plenty of footballing talent. After only losing one match in the group stages, we progressed to the semi-finals. We won the semi-final match after a fantastic goal from Nathan. Unfortunately, the final didn't go the same way and the children finished in second place! However, the children should be so proud of themselves after a fantastic effort all afternoon. 

Coming second out of sixteen other schools is something to be extremely proud of!

STEM Lego Workshop

Date: 7th Feb 2022 @ 3:50pm

Nick from Stem came to visit our Year 5 children this afternoon to provide some exciting and interactive experiences around robotics. The children were able to create a moveable model of their own design and programme it by designing their own algorithms. They included pictures, messages, lights and sound in addition to their movements. They then had to follow a set of instructions to create a drumming monkey. Once they had followed the instructions for the basic model, the children added their own unique 'stamp' to their design. They showed fanatstic perseverance, coding skills and creativity throughout the session as well as having a lot of fun. Well done Year 5!!

Crucial Crew

Date: 7th Feb 2022 @ 7:38am

The children had a great time at 'Crucial Crew' learning about how to stay safe when out and about. They also practised what to do in case of an emergency and showed their understanding of how to stay safe online. Great participation all round!

The Year of Reading

Date: 28th Jan 2022 @ 3:34pm

This week we had a special assembly to celebrate reading.  Each class has decorated their door to showcase their class novel and author for this half term. We have now set up a Reading Council and two ambassadors have been chosen as representatives for each class.  On Thursday we had our first meeting and came up with lots of exciting reading events that we would like to do over the coming months. 

Evie and Rosie in Key Stage 1 were excited to take home our TRENDING BOOK today - 'The Dragon with the Blazing Bottom' by Tom Fletcher. 

We can't wait to get dressed up for World Book Day that we will be celebrating on Friday 4th March. 


Date: 14th Jan 2022 @ 2:57pm

We had a fabulous time spending the day investigating the properties of materials in our latest scoence topic, 'How can you take the salt out of the sea?' The children developed some great investigatory skills as well as improving their vocabulary.


Date: 13th Dec 2021 @ 4:00pm

THe children loved their time on the KABS inflatables this afternoon. They were able to race and support each other through the assault course and they enjoyed every minute!

Insulators Investigation

Date: 10th Dec 2021 @ 3:55pm

The Year 5 children enjoyed investigating materials to see which were good insulators this week. Super science skills were used to design their own investigations to see what materials were best for keeping their hot chocalate warm. They thought about different variables and how to keep their investigations fair.  They definitely enjoyed drinking the hot chocolate in the end! 

Eco challenge!

Date: 3rd Dec 2021 @ 10:24am

The Eco Action Team have been very busy over the past few weeks. Along with Mr Brooks, they have built some planters using old pallets and filled them wirth compost and bulbs ready for the Spring. The crocus bulbs were given to school by the Rotary Club as part of their campaign to eradicate polio across the world. 

The original planters were very overgrown and were in need to of a tidy up - they have weeded them ready for the Spring.

They have also carried out a litter pick on the field - especially after all the windy weather we have had recently. 


Date: 20th Oct 2021 @ 4:38pm

The children thoroughly enjoyed cooking their healthy recipes for Spaghetti Bolognese yesterday. They used peeling, chopping and cooking skills to create their delicious meals. They took them home to enjoy and the feedback was all good!


Date: 5th Jul 2021 @ 7:32am

Teachers from Hope Academy came to visit us last week to deliver some taster sessions in PE and drama. The children had a great time showing off their excellent sports and acting skills. The teachers from Hope were very impressed with their abilities.


Date: 5th Jul 2021 @ 7:25am

Year 5 had a fantastic sports day competing in a variety of events. They displayed super skills and fabulous teamwork and the sun shone so what more could we ask?

Well done Year 5!

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