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Place Value

Date: 22nd Sep 2019 @ 9:42am

Year 3 have settled into the juniors well. In Maths, we have been looking at Place value and number lines to 1000. The children worked in pairs, finding numbers to 1000 on a number line.

They used place value cards and counters to understand the value of each digit.

On Thursday and Friday, we added and subtracted 1, 10 and 100 to a 2 and 3 digit number. 

Roman Trip to Chester!

Date: 20th Sep 2019 @ 3:37pm

 Roman Trip to Chester 

On Thursday, we went to the old Roman fortress of Dewa (Chester). After a morning of fact finding, archaeology work, and dressing up as Romans, we headed outside to the old Roman walls. We each had a Roman shield and were taught different formations that the Roman army would form and what their equipment was called. Mr Leather and Mrs Bradbury were turned into gladiators and had a fight but our Roman leader ended up executing Theo. It was a great day and we all can’t believe that we live so close to the Roman Fortress of Dewa.

By Maisy and Kyle

Lyme goes to the Bakery on Pudding Lane

Date: 19th Sep 2019 @ 3:50pm

This afternoon we worked together on a bit of baking!

Thomas Farrinor- the baker who started the Great Fire of London in 1666, was believed to be making some cakes which caused the fire. Take a look at our own version of his cakes! 

Alien Spaceship Lost - Crash Landing at Lyme

Date: 17th Sep 2019 @ 7:46pm

Year 1 came in to school today to find out that an alien spaceship had been seen in the sky above St Helens.

Mrs Cribb needed Y1 to investigate as when she came into school she heard a big bang outside!  Year 1 explored the school field and found evidence of the spaceship crash ... then Miss Burns read a letter to us that had been written in an alien language.  It was from Mr and Mrs Zorg.  It said:-

Greetings Earthlings

Can you help us?  Our son Baby Zorg was out exploring in his spaceship and has not come home.  If you see him can you help him find his way home?

From, Mr and Mrs Zorg

Year 1 have decided they need to take care of Baby Zorg and will help him find his way home by learning all about our local area so they can send a message to Mr and Mrs Zorg!

Problem Solving in Year 1

Date: 17th Sep 2019 @ 7:32pm

Year 1 have been investigating maths problems today. 

They worked in groups to solve a problem using their number bonds to 10.  Some children used practical equipment to help them.

Great teamwork and problem solving Year 1.


Year 5 Space

Date: 17th Sep 2019 @ 4:45pm

Year 5 have been investigating how the Earth moves in relation to the sun. We took advantage of some September sunshine and marked our shadows, which were cast on the playground, at different intervals during the day. The children then measured and observed the differences in the shadows and used this to draw conclusions about how the Earth moves.

Super investigating!


First Days in Foundation Stage

Date: 13th Sep 2019 @ 10:00am

We have had a brilliant first few days in Foundation Stage (with a couple of tears!)

The children have been settling really well in to the their new classes and we are so proud of them!

Welcome To Year One

Date: 8th Sep 2019 @ 3:56pm

Year 1 have had a fabulous first few days in their new class. They have been so brilliant that all the class were 'achievers' for being 'superstars' in our Achievement Assembly on Friday.  They also had the best attendance - so SAM (School Attendance Matters) the Monkey will be in Y1 next week too. 

They have been learning lots of new routines and understanding what it is like to be in Key Stage One.  In their learning they have been exploring the continuous provision areas as well as counting (in our Maths) and understanding the importance of sharing through our PATHs lessons.

Miss Burns, Miss Costello and Sue are looking forward to the year ahead.

Thank You Year 1 for a great first week!


What makes a sunny day?

Date: 22nd Jul 2019 @ 10:40pm

Today Y1 learned about why the UK has more hours of sun in the summer than we do in the winter (A whopping 9 hours more each day). Y1 explored how our shadows move throughout the day and how to record data and interpret data from a table and a pictograph. Children recorded their shadows throughout the day, marking their new positions each time and making prediction as to where they thought their shadow would be next. Y1 then explored how planet Earth moves using globes and replica suns. Sensational science Y1!

Student Voice presentation - Governor's meeting July 2019

Date: 18th Jul 2019 @ 3:59pm

Our Student Voice groups have made us all very proud this week! Members of the Student Council, Eco Team and Sports Council along with our Rights-Respecting  and Online Safety Ambassadors presented their achievements this year, as well as their plans for next year, to the whole school on Monday (this assembly was also attended by a special visitor who was assessing us for the Inclusion Quality Mark). A small group of them then presented to our governing body on Tuesday evening. Student Voice is definitely a strength at Lyme!

Problem solving with capacity and water!

Date: 18th Jul 2019 @ 8:07am

We spent Wednesday exploring different problems using water - how could we quickly fill the different buckets, could we do it from far away, could we fill it without losing any of the water?

Martin Mere

Date: 17th Jul 2019 @ 4:34pm

We had an amazing day today at Martin Mere Wetland Centre. The children saw a variety of wildlife and we even managed to feed some of the birds in the Waterfowl Gardens. After our walk, we were taken by the guides to the Wild Walk were the children identified different species of plants. We even walked to the Wetland area to look out over the wetlands. At the end of the day, the children enjoyed a play on the play area.

Looking back at our writing in Reception

Date: 16th Jul 2019 @ 9:21am

In Reception we’ve been talking about “Growth Mindset” and how we need to think positively about our work and learning. Today we decided to look back through our writing books to see how much we have improve this year. We are so proud of ourselves! If you want to come and see them as well just ask at the end of the day!

Swinging around 3G style!

Date: 16th Jul 2019 @ 8:14am

During this task, we started swinging through the trees. Don't forget to use the code word-- BANANAS or WATERMELON if you want to stop! 

Take a look at the videos below.

Jacob's Ladder or MY LADDER?

Date: 16th Jul 2019 @ 7:59am

One of the toughest challenges we faces was climbing Jacob's Ladder. We had to work together in teams to help reach the top! 

Well done to Candice, Lacey-Wade and Mia who conquered the ladder and reached the top!

Take a look at the videos too!

Robin Hoods In the Making!

Date: 16th Jul 2019 @ 7:54am

One of our first tasks was to try our hand at archery. Even though it was a little tricky, some of us still managed to hit the target! 

Colomendy- Our Night Away!

Date: 16th Jul 2019 @ 7:34am

This Year, Year 2 had the very exciting adventure of going to Colomendy and having their first residential!

Over the week, I will be adding more pictures so you can see how we got on- we tired lots of new acitivities and had lots of fun! 


Who lives in our school?

Date: 15th Jul 2019 @ 3:48pm

Today Y1 were tasked with gathering and recording data to help them to answer questions. Our learning question was, what lives in our school? and then children used the data they collected to answer, which is the most common insect in our school? Y1 had lots of fun exploring and investigating the many mini habitats in our fabulous school grounds. Children looked on bark, under stones, in soil and in the sky. Y1 also performed the tree shake test, placing white trays under branches and gently shaking them to see who is living on them. Y1 discovered that we have many ant nests and that ants were the most common insect. We also discovered beetles, grasshoppers, butterflies, and some interesting things in our school pond. Great investigating Y1.

Tooth Decay Experiment - Y4

Date: 15th Jul 2019 @ 3:39pm

EGGciting EGGsperiment


This week Y4 have been looking at how to take care of their teeth and the effects of tooth decay. We placed 6 hard-bolied eggs in a variety of liquids to see what effect they would have over the course of a week. 

To make it a fair test, the children checked that we were using the same sized jug with the same amount of liquid, made sure that the eggs were exactly the same size and weight and were placed into the liquid at the same time. 

The children were given oppurtunity to predict what effects the liquid would have on the egg and also made observations throughout the week. 

As you can see in our pictures, the results were pretty interesting. We have decided that fizzy drinks should be banned forever!   

Transition Day

Date: 11th Jul 2019 @ 10:34am

We are all having a great morning in our new classes getting to know our new teachers.

FS Get Drenched at the Beach!

Date: 10th Jul 2019 @ 8:00am

We had a great (if a bit wet) time at the beach! It was really fun walking to the sea, on the way we even saw some jelly fish! After tiring our legs out we had lunch but unfortunately it began to rain so we had to cut it a little short (and miss our ice creams) to come back.


We got our ice creams the next day!

Sports Days

Date: 5th Jul 2019 @ 11:14am

Reasoning with money.

Date: 4th Jul 2019 @ 1:13pm

This week in year 1, children have been answering and shoving problems related to money. Following on from children's work with recognising and using coins, Y1 have been looking at and using notes. Children were very excited to be rich for the day and they were fantastic at counting and using their money. Super spending Y1.

Insane Inflatable!

Date: 1st Jul 2019 @ 8:27am

Over Health and Well Being Week, we had a very exciting time when we had a massive 65ft inflatble course to master. Check out some of our pictures- we have lots more too! 

Finishing off our Health and Well-Being with a healthy home grown snack!

Date: 28th Jun 2019 @ 12:24pm

Today we’ve been enjoying some mange tout that Mrs Bloxham has helped us grow in our outside area! They were really delicious and sweet and a fantastic treat to finish off our fantastic week!

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