Our News items

Y3 students transported back to the Stone Age!

Date: 9th Jan 2019 @ 10:41am

Student and Eco Council meeting 19.12.18

Date: 20th Dec 2018 @ 3:23pm

There were LOTS of questions and suggestions in our Student and Eco Council boxes this time: swimming pools, new plants, ideas for new after-schools clubs and fundraising discussions! Members of the group will feedback in an assembly after Christmas.

Christmas Crafts

Date: 19th Dec 2018 @ 10:04am

Thank you to all the families who came to the Christmas Craft afternoon - 84 children in total! We had a fabulous festive time making reindeer baubles, sewing Christmas stockings and decorating Christmas trees and wreaths.

A huge thank you to the volunteers from Lyme Fundraisers who organised the resources, set up and tidied away.

World Religions Assembly

Date: 19th Dec 2018 @ 9:53am

This half term, each class has been studying a different world religion. Members of our Rights-Respecting Steering Group led an assembly in which each class shared some of the knowledge they had developed about each faith:

Year 1 - Christianity

Year 2 - Islam

Year 3 - Hinduism

Year 4 - Judaism

Year 5 - Sikhism

Year 6 - Buddhism

The children talked about some of the similarities and differences between the religions.

This links to Article 14 of the UNCRC: Every child has the right to think and believe what they want and to practise their religion as long as they are not stopping others from enjoying their rights.

Results of the BIG Raffle

Date: 18th Dec 2018 @ 8:17am

Heald Farm Court

Date: 19th Dec 2018 @ 9:43am

Members of our Brass Band and Choir performed for some of the residents at Heald Farm Court on Friday afternoon. Mr Chadwick treated the audience to a game of pass the parcel and shared some jokes!  The children were excellent - we have some very talented children at Lyme!

Rights-Respecting Steering Group

Date: 26th Nov 2018 @ 3:52pm

Our fabulous Rights-Respecting Steering Group had a very busy meeting this afternoon! They have discussed lots of new ideas on how we can develop children's rights in school and share them with the whole school community. They will be leading assemblies over the next half term and will be planning lessons for in class for after Christmas - look out for our report in the newsletter!

School Magazine Club

Date: 23rd Nov 2018 @ 2:20pm

Our School Magazine Club are already hard at work writing their first edition of Lyme's first ever Student Newsletter! We hope to produce a newsletter twice a half term - the first one being sent home during the week of Monday 17th December. It will will contain lots of articles about what has been happening in school as well as other exciting news from Lyme and beyond! Keep an eye out in your book bags!

Fundraisers of Lyme

Date: 23rd Nov 2018 @ 9:38am

A few very kind parents have agreed to volunteer their time to our new 'Fundraisers of Lyme' group. They are going to be holding some events throughout the year to raise some money for school. Their first event is going to be a "Christmas Bingo" to raise money for some new audio equipment. If you'd like to join the group or just help out at an event please get in touch with the school office or talk to Mrs Lammond!

Eco-Council meeting

Date: 23rd Nov 2018 @ 2:16pm

In this week's Eco-Council meeting, Scott (Lyme Park's Ranger) came to talk to us about ideas to develop the park area. He asked the group to look at a map of the park and think about how we can help him to improve the signs and encourage more people to visit.

In the Spring/Summer term he will be asking the Eco-Council to lead a competition across school to design some art work for the new signs

Children In Need - £404.85 raised!

Date: 21st Nov 2018 @ 9:10am

Due to the efforts of a number of our children using their own initiative and baking and selling cakes, buying and selling toys, buying Pudsy badges and paying to come in their own clothes, our amaxing community raised over £400 this year breaking all previous records! WELL DONE X


RRS ambassadors visit St. Ann's CE Primary School, Rainhill

Date: 23rd Nov 2018 @ 2:25pm

On Monday, three members of our Rights-Respecting Steering Group led a whole-school assembly to the staff and 420 students at St. Ann's CE Primary School, Rainhill as they begin their rights-respecting journey. They talked to them about the rights of the child and the work we have done at Lyme to achieve our Gold accreditation. The children there listened very carefully and had lots of questions about children's rights. As always, our RRS ambassadors were a credit to Lyme!

'Lest We Forget'

Date: 8th Nov 2018 @ 5:04pm

by John McCrae, May 1915

In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.


Many thanks to Emily Knight who will lay our wreath at the Remembrance day Parade on Sunday.

Halloween Disco - TONIGHT! 4-5pm Y1,2,3 5.15 - 6.30pm Y4,5,6 Click link for doors to use!

Date: 1st Nov 2018 @ 9:36am

Y1 use the front door, Y2 the side Hall door and Y3 the back Hall door near the car park. Same order for Y4, Y5 & Y6.


Summer Reading Challenge - Mischief Makers!

Date: 18th Oct 2018 @ 12:47pm

Here are our amazing students who rose to the challenge and achieved the Summer Reading Challenge.

They're a great inspiration for us all! 


It's official, we're GOLD! We are a Rights Respecting Gold School. Please click here to read the report.

Date: 17th Sep 2018 @ 8:06am

After two years developing and embedding a rights respecting ethos into our provision at Lyme, we are thrilled to have been awarded Gold status, the first school in St Helens to be awarded this great accolade.

Dear Marie,

I am pleased to confirm that the Accreditation and Standards Committee agree that sufficient evidence was provided in the report to award Lyme Community Primary School UNICEF UK’s Rights Respecting School Award at ‘Gold Rights Respecting’. 

Please pass on my congratulations to your pupils, colleagues and parents for their contribution and commitment to RRSA. Particular thanks to Mrs Roberts and her team of children and colleagues for their effective and enthusiastic leadership of all the Rights Respecting work.  I have attached your assessment report providing detailed feedback from my visit and recommendations for the school.

Congratulations again and best wishes,                                                                                         

Martin Russell                                                                 

RRSA Senior Professional Adviser   Unicef UK    



Date: 6th Sep 2018 @ 8:13am

Reply from the Prime Minister!

Date: 18th Jul 2018 @ 5:18pm

We have received a reply from our Prime Minister, Teresa May, about our Send My Friend To School Campaign!

Thank you to our Rights-Respecting Ambassadors for their hard work in making this happen!

Year 1 Transition Meeting

Date: 6th Jul 2018 @ 8:26am

If you missed the Year 1 Transition meeting with Mr Devereux yesterday, the information is here!

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