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Date: 9th Feb 2024 @ 3:41pm

Reading Ambassador Meeting

Date: 2nd Feb 2024 @ 2:28pm

Today our reading ambassadors met to discuss their ideas for World Book Day which we will be celebrating on Friday 8th March. 

They created posters for the event and displayed them around the school. 

National Storytelling Week

Date: 2nd Feb 2024 @ 2:25pm

This week has been National Storytelling Week.  Our reading ambassadors led storytelling sessions in Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1.  In our assembly on Thursday we spoke about the skills needed to be a good storyteller.  We looked at celebrity storytellers such as musicians, dancers, actors, singers and authors. 

We are all storytellers! 

National Compliments Day - whole school assembly

Date: 25th Jan 2024 @ 3:51pm

Wednesday 24th February was Natonal Compliments Day.  Today we had an assembly to celebrate the process of complimenting and self complimenting.  Some of our children shared their own compliments and we watched a video 'The Reflection in Me' about a girl who listens to what her reflection tells her about herself. 

The main message was to value ourselves and that when we are kind to ourselves, we feel happier and brighter in general. 



World Religion Day

Date: 18th Jan 2024 @ 4:54pm

Today, the children have participated in an assembly all about World Religion Day.

They have listened to some Learning Clips about different religions across the world.

Then, we talked about the similarities in the religions - with love and care being a central theme to all religions. 

The Christmas Story ... Knock Knock

Date: 18th Dec 2023 @ 12:18pm

Today, Reverend Chris came to re-tell The Christmas Story to the children.

He re-told the story in the form of 'Knock Knock' - and he acted out all the characters in the story.  All the children found it entertaining and it certainly was a different way to re-tell the Christmas Story.

His assembly was finished with a prayer of reflection. 

Y5 Science workshop

Date: 24th Nov 2023 @ 4:14pm


On Monday we had a workshop all about space. The scientist was sat in a big studio which made it more interesting! It was really good - we talked about Hubble and Nebulas and about the Solar System. We also talked about James Webb and space telescopes. The best part was when we played a space loop game at the start because we learned lots of interesting facts. She told us about infra red lights - we found out that a glass can't be seen using an infra red light if there is a hot cup in front of it!

Thank you to our reporters: Spencer, Charlie and Bobby.

Inter Faith Week Assembly

Date: 23rd Nov 2023 @ 3:27pm

Today, Years 1 to 6 have participated in Inter Faith Week Assembly.

Inter Faith Week occurs every November (for 8 days following Rememberance Sunday).  The children have thought and reflected on:-

* Friendships amongst different faiths - what this means and how they could be a better friend.

* Social and Community Action Projects - the children watched a video about the creation of the Watford Peace Garden.

In conjuction with the Rights Respecting Team and Miss Evans, the children have been asked to think about:-

What could we do as a school to make to make our community a better place for people of all faiths and religions?

The children have been asked to send their ideas to Miss Evans and the RRS Team before Monday 11th December, 2023.

Building Bridges

Date: 23rd Jun 2023 @ 4:40pm

This week, we have started investigating how you can strengthen materials to hold a weight. 

Our first challenge was to see who could make the strongest beam bridge using only one piece of card.

Learning to Work

Date: 23rd Jun 2023 @ 4:31pm

Over the last few weeks, we have been working along side Tracy from St Helens Chamber to explore the world of work. We have enjoyed many activities such as: Careers Top Trumps and Life-opoly.

Sports Week in Y5

Date: 23rd Jun 2023 @ 4:16pm

Take a look at some of the great activities that we got upto during Sports Week.

Reading Ambassador Meeting

Date: 26th Apr 2023 @ 11:14am

Our Scholastic book fair raised £381.11 for school.  We can now use this money to buy some new books for our school library.  Our reading ambassadors asked their classes about the types of books that they would like.  During our meeting today we shared ideas, searched the Scholastic website to find exciting, new books and completed an order form. 

We look forward to reading the new books once they arrive. 

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. 



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