Our News items

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    

 

FILL IN YOUR FORMS BY FRIDAY PLEASE!

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's Got Talent

Date: 22nd Jun 2018 @ 3:45pm

 

A visit from our local MP

Date: 15th Jun 2018 @ 2:37pm

Before half term we were very lucky to be visited by the MP for St Helens North Conor McGinn. Click here to see our Facebook page and to watch a video of the assembly. Below is the press release about his visit.

I visited Lyme Community Primary School in Earlestown to see the important work they are doing as part of the UNICEF Send My Friend To School campaign.
 
Pupils at Lyme School act as ambassadors for children’s rights and are part of the Global Campaign for Education which works to ensure education for all children.
 
The campaign has brought together over twenty charities in the UK alone, and the children at Lyme School are playing their part by raising awareness locally, visiting other schools and distributing the posters they have produced within the community.
 
It was great to attend the pupils’ special assembly, led by the schools Rights-Respecting steering group and Deputy Head Teacher Mrs Roberts.
 
The pupils at Lyme School have done brilliant work raising awareness of the importance of education in the world’s poorest countries and it is a testament to their achievements that the school has been awarded silver accreditation for the UNICEF Rights-Respecting Schools Award – and work is underway for the gold standard.
 
It was a pleasure to meet the pupils and receive the work they have produced and as requested I will be passing it on to the Prime Minister to underline the importance of supporting their work.
 
Conor McGinn MP
 

Well done to all at FS Sport Day 2018!

Date: 11th Jun 2018 @ 4:33pm

What a fantastic Sports Day for FS! All of the children were brilliant and took part. We were really proud of those cheering on their friends!

Unicorns Rule at the Lyme Sports Day!

Date: 8th Jun 2018 @ 3:28pm

What a fantastic day we've had. The weather was kind, the Coaches were on form, Lyme's staff rose to the occasion and the children smashed it!  Thank you to all who came to support this event. I know you'll all agree it was great fun. What we love at Lyme is the friendly competition between the teams but also the individual success stories. Many children shone today who might not ordinarily in other Games lessons.

Well done to you all. 

Do You Need Help to Stop Smoking?

Date: 6th Jun 2018 @ 4:24pm

Year 4 had a visit today from the NHS Stop smoking team. The children were given information about what smoking can do to you and they asked many questions. The team very kindly answered all their queries and concerns about smoking. Children who asked for information have been given details about who you can contact to help stop smoking or you can contact NHS Smokefree St Helens on 01744 586247 if you have any further questions about stopping smoking. 

Welcome back for the last half term.

Date: 5th Jun 2018 @ 11:55am

Half Term - Friday 25th May - Tuesday 5th June

Date: 22nd May 2018 @ 1:11pm

KS2 and KS1 SATs Dates

Date: 8th May 2018 @ 10:11am

Year 2 and Year 6 SATs Dates 2018

The Year 6 children will be following the national timetable for their end of Key Stage 2 SATs in the week commencing Monday 14th May 2018. These times are set by the Department for Education and are not to be deviated from therefore if your child is ill on the day of a test please contact school as soon as possible. The outcomes from these tests will be used to ascertain whether your child is working at age expectations in reading, grammar and maths. Writing evidence will be collected throughout the Spring and Summer terms to provide evidence of whether your child is working at age expectations in writing.

Monday 14th May 2018 - KS2 English Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling tests

Paper 1: questions

Paper 2: spelling

 

Tuesday 15th May 2018 - KS2 English Reading test

 

Wednesday 16th May 2018 - KS2 Mathematics tests

Paper 1: arithmetic

Paper 2: reasoning

 

Thursday 17th May 2018 - KS2 Mathematics test

Paper 3: reasoning

 

Our Year 2 children will be tested over a period of a week from Monday 14th May 2018 in as informal a manner as we can so as to mirror normal classroom practice. These assessments will be used to support teacher assessment judgements for Reading and Maths. Writing evidence will be gathered throughout May and in to June to support teacher assessment judgements.

 

Our Year 1 children will be screened for the National Phonics Screening Check in school by Mrs Brooks during week commencing Monday 11th June 2018.

 

FOR SPORTS RELIEF, AN AMAZING £1235 RAISED!!!!

Date: 23rd Mar 2018 @ 2:49pm

You have broken all records and raised an unprecedented £1235  for Sports Relief.

The non-stop Disco was an amzing success. Photos and film footage is in the Activities section.

You've helped us make an absolutely amazing contribution to this great cause. A well deserved pat on the back! 

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The Day the Crayons Quit - KS1 Reading Expectations

Date: 1st Dec 2017 @ 4:59pm

Check out this video about the expectations for reading at the end of KS1.

 

SWITCH OFF FORTNIGHT

Date: 17th Nov 2017 @ 11:36am

The whole school is taking part in the Eco Schools Switch off Fortnight Campaign from 20th November to 1st December.  Switch-Off Fortnight is a fantastic opportunity to get the whole school learning about energy and thinking about how we can cut down on the amount of energy we use both at school and at home. We want to make real and measurable improvements to the schools’ energy use and Switch-Off Fortnight is a fun and easy way to get the whole school interested in cutting carbon.
 
In school we will be running a campaign to encourage everyone to save energy and want you to join in at home.

Take a look at the link below to see why it's so important that we save energy. 

http://www.lyme.st-helens.sch.uk/serve_file/215954

 

WW2 Visitor

Date: 15th Nov 2017 @ 3:03pm

Y5 were lucky enough to have a real evacuee from WW2 come in and visit them. 

She told us all about her experiences. From getting on the train from Liverpool to Yorkshire to seeing a cow and chicken for the first time to hearing the air raid siren. The children were engrossed and were full of questions at the end. 

Thank you again to Lewis' Nan for giving up her time to come and see us!

Bike Ability

Date: 3rd Nov 2017 @ 4:04pm

Year 5 have really enjoyed their first 'Bike Ability' session. The children were learning the safety aspect of riding your bicycle on the playground this morning and this afternoon they were on roads putting everything they have learnt into practice.

 

We are looking forward to our last session next week!

Lyme Achieves Governor Mark

Date: 25th Oct 2017 @ 12:57pm

Following further discussion at the Governor Mark Panel meeting today, for which we’d like to thank you for forwarding the information as requested, I am delighted to inform you that your school has been successful in achieving Governor Mark. We will email you a confirmation letter together with the final report and, in the meantime, I attach two versions of the Governor Mark logo for your use.
 
You will also receive a certificate in hard copy that can be displayed in your school.
 
Many congratulations on this well-deserved award - Daryl
 
Regards
 
Daryl Boyden
 
On behalf of Governor Mark

 

Junior Lifesaver Award for Lyme Student!

Date: 13th Oct 2017 @ 3:17pm

Junior Lifesaver - Brodie Roblin

Brodie’s Grandad was looking after her when he suddenly started having severe chest pains. He managed to make the 999 call himself but was too breathless to continue and so handed the phone to Brodie. Brodie took control of the call quickly and calmly and did what was asked of her, making her Grandad as comfortable as possible. Whilst she was on the phone to Emergency Services and waiting for the ambulance, she also used her Grandad’s mobile phone to call her Mum at work and spoke to her quite calmly to notify her of the incident. When Brodie’s mum arrived home the Paramedics were wheeling Grandad up the ambulance ramp and Brodie was still quite unflustered, although a little bit frightened at this point, but the Paramedics said they were very impressed with her and she’d done extremely well all on her own. She still maintained her composure on the journey to the hospital, albeit very worried about her Grandad.

Because of Brodie’s calm help and the rapid response of the ambulance Brodie’s Grandad has made a full recovery.

Brodie’s Grandad’s dart team were so impressed they had a collection for her to thank her for saving their ‘Star Player’ – they raised £100 for her, but Brodie is using the money to set up an Annual Darts Competition with it, The 999 Trophy (in the shape of a heart!) so they can continue to raise money every year for charity and also raise awareness.

Everyone at Lyme Community Primary School is overjoyed with her bravery and we were delighted to welcome the Ambulance Service into school to present Brodie with the Junior Lifesaver award and show all the other children the importance of acting sensibly and responsibly in the event of an emergency.

Contact the School

Lyme Community Primary

Lyme Street
Newton-le-Willows
Merseyside
WA12 9HD
www.facebook.com/lymeprimary
Office Manager: Sandra Marshall

Tel: 01744 678350