DT Project - Moving nursery rhymes


DT Project - Moving nursery rhymes For our DT project year 1 made moving pictures. The children in year 1 looked at different ways to make a moving picture and used split pins to achieve this. The each chose a nursery rhyme they wanted to do. They then drew a picture and decided what part they wanted to move. The used their DT skills to measure, cut, stick and carefully pierce through the split pins and created some fantastic moving pictures.

Here is a short video of what we did:

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Year 1 & 2 - End of term poetry performance

Since we were not able to do our normal amazing Christmas show this year, we have put a small performance together to showcase our performace skills.

Please click on the link below: 

Year 1



Father Christmas came to Ladbrooke!

Today was a very exciting day for Ladbrooke School.  Father Christmas came to visit all the children. Year 1 were very excited to see him and even more excited to find out they were all on his ‘nice’ list!

‘It was amazing, we got a present!’ Ege

‘I liked seeing my mummy as an elf’ Olivia

‘I liked guessing the names of all the reindeers’ James

This was not the only exciting news for Year 1 today. It was also our special treat day for filling up all our class marble jar. We had an end of term Christmas party! The children got to decorate their own hats, and had a STEM challenge where they had to work in groups to make and decorate a festive hat.

We also played a few more party games and had the opportunity to win some prizes.

Well done for working hard this term Year 1!



Y1 have been doing lots of sewing and sticking this week to create these lovely hanging penguin decorations. You can buy yours from the office now - they are only £2.50. What a bargain!

penguins for website

We went on a bear hunt!!

Tuesday 15th September 2020

All they children in Year 1 have settled in very well and have thoroughly enjoyed all the activities we have been doing. This week we have been reading the book ‘We’re going on a bear hunt’. The children made their own story maps, binoculars and have acted out the story. The sun was shining this morning so we decided to go outside and have our own bear hunt. The children retold the story as we walked past each obstacle such as:

Long wavy grass, the deep cold river, the thick oozy mud, the swirling whirling snowstorm, the big dark forest and finally the narrow gloomy cave.

Welcome to Year 1

Hello Reception,

It was lovely seeing some of you at the picnic on Wednesday and I am looking forward to teaching you next year. I have prepared a video for you to watch which may help you feel a bit more excited about coming to Year 1.


Hope you all have a lovely summer.

Mrs Petrou

Last Week of School!

W/C 13th July 2020

Good Morning Year 1,

This is our final week of school and home learning. We just wanted to take this time to say how proud we are of each and every one of you. This has been a difficult year and you have all worked so hard and been so positive. Even though we have not had a full year with you it has been a pleasure teaching you.

We are looking forward to seeing you all at the picnic and hearing about how you have all been getting on. Have a great summer and make sure you come back in September ready to learn.

The activities we have included are to get you to reflect on the year you have had and think about starting September as year 2 children.

End of year school booklet

For my new teacher booklet

We have also included some pictures to show you what a successful year you have all had:

Old MacDonald’s Farm Visit - June 2019

On Monday 17th June 2019, Year 1 and 2 visited Old MacDonald's Farm in Brentwood, Essex as part of our Food Glorious Food topic.

Here are some pictures of our memorable day out.