May Avenue, Canvey Island, Essex, SS8 7HF

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Headteacher -

Mr M Thomas

Lubbins Park Primary Academy

Year 1


Week commencing 07.06.2021

What a great first week of our new half term Year 1! This week, the children have been working hard to create amazing pieces of writing. During our top copy sessions, the children focussed on perfecting their presentation and handwriting for their fabulous Amelia Earhart diaries. The children also enjoyed reading our new book for this term ‘Whatever Next’ and used their amazing imaginations to design and describe their own rockets for a trip to the moon. Everyone had such unique ideas for their rockets and the children included impressive vocabulary in their work like ‘powerful’ , ‘see-through’ and ‘ enormous’. In maths, the children have continued to explore quarters and have been practicing  drawing crosses with chalk and moving in quarter turns together on the playground.  Well done to you all for your amazing effort this week, I am so proud of you all! Have a great weekend and I will see you all again on Monday.



Week commencing 24.05.2021

This week, Year 1 have been using their amazing imaginations to plan and write a diary entry as though they were Amelia Earhart getting ready for her big adventure. The children worked hard to use their phonics skills to help them include interesting vocabulary in their writing like ‘navigator’, ‘conversation’ and even ‘exhausted’! The children have been enjoying the sunny weather this week, especially during PE where the children worked practiced their athletic skills in throwing games and running activities. Our super scientists used all of the things we have been learning about plants to create amazing digital diagrams to show and explain the different parts of plants. The children have worked their socks off this week and throughout this half term and I am so proud of them all!

I hope you all have a wonderful half term break and I look forward to seeing you all when we return to school.  





Week commencing 21.05.2021

This week in Year 1, the children have been working hard to complete clever clogs checks in maths and reading. The children all showed such great maturity and perseverance during these checks and I am so proud of them all. As super scientists, we explored trees around the school and used our knowledge of leaves to identify evergreen and deciduous trees. The children spent time this week to practice and improve their computer skills. As we have had a focus on healthy eating this week, the children worked together to create amazing digital posters of a healthy lunch.  The children also enjoyed taking part in the Royal Mail’s Hero Stamp Design competition. It was lovely to see the children design stamps with everyday heroes like nurses, carers, shopkeepers, postal workers and cleaners. They have all been so creative!

I hope you all have a super weekend I look forward to seeing you all on Monday.





Week commencing 10.05.2021

What a super week in Year 1! This week, the children have enjoyed working practically in maths to find halves and wholes as part f our new fractions topic. By using team work skills, the children were create fantastic maths posters all about halves with their partners. The children have been working extremely hard on their double page spreads all about Amelia Earhart in our writing lessons. It was lovely to see everyone using their creativity to produce these informative and eye-catching double page spreads! The children have also enjoyed getting outside and being mindful in nature as part of mental health week. The children enjoyed taking part in mindful nature drawing and creating our very own beautiful bug hotel. Our bug hotel even had a visit from a snail! Well done everyone!


Week commencing 03.05.2021

Although a short week, Year 1 have again been working hard in all areas of their learning. In maths, the children have been working to create doubles and use their number knowledge to group objects equally. In art, we have been looking at the magical realist paintings of Joan Miró. The children worked together to spot and describe the symbols, colours and patterns in his work including golden lakes and giant trees. The children also took great care and time to colour and write messages on postcards for residents in local care homes which were kindly provided to us by Morrisons. We hope the children’s lovely messages will help brighten up the recipients’ day! I hope everyone has a great weekend and I can’t wait to see you all on Monday!