Ladycross Infant and Nursery School

Welcome to Class 5!

Class 5 is made up of 24 curious and creative children. Our class teacher is Mrs Bradly and our teaching assistants are Mrs Standring and Miss Spindley. In Year 1 we work hard to become magnificent at Maths, fantastic at Phonics and excellent at English! Alongside our formal learning we also get to spend part of the day discovering in the Continuous Provision. We also enjoy investigating a wide variety of important questions including:

Which dinosaur has left their footprints at Ladycross? 

How can we keep the Three Little Pigs safe?

Is the legend of Robin Hood fact or fiction?


On our webpage you will find updates on our learning and important information. This will also be communicated on Class Dojo where further regular updates will be shared so please make sure you are connected. You can see an overview of our learning throughout the year here

Meet the team:

Take a look around our classroom and Y1's continuous provision area, Discovery Cove:

Useful information

Our PE lessons are on Wednesdays and Thursdays. 


The children take part in reading activities every day and they need their reading books in school every day. Thank you for all your support reading with your child at home - it makes a huge difference!


Spellings are tested on a Wednesday. Click on the links below to view the spellings for this term:

Curious Comets spellings Autumn 2

Shooting Stars spellings Autumn 2


A normal day in Class 5:

8.50-9.10 Registration. Children come in to morning work. 

9.10-10.10 Mathematic (we follow Power Maths). 

10.10-10.40 Outside Discovery Time / Playtime  

10.40-11.00 Phonics 1  

11.00-12.00 English 

12.00-1.00 Lunch 

1.00-1.05 Register 

1.05-1.30 Phonics 2 

1.30-2.30 Topic lesson or PE

2.30 - 2.40 Maths key skills 

2.40-2.50 Story 

2.50 Home time 

Autumn Term 2

This term our topic is "Shine a Light". We will be learning all about the celebrations that happen in Autumn, including exploring Bonfire poetry, the Gunpowder Plot and light and dark. We will look at Diwali, Hannukah and Christmas. We will be writing fantastic stories based on "The Dark Dark Tale" as well as producing instructions to make a Christmas craft and rewriting the Nativity story. 


Click here to view our Knowledge Organiser for this topic.

We had so much fun kickstarting our new topic with a special Fireworks Day! We used Science to make fizzing fireworks, created some awesome artwork and even made some of our very own chocolate sparklers to eat during the fireworks display - yummy!


At Ladycross we are lucky to have such fantastic children who are inspired and engaged with their learning. We work hard to create resilient and independent learners who understand that "mistakes are magic" and that "climbing out of the dip" is part of the learning progress. In Class 5 we love to grow our brain with new and exciting learning adventures! Here are some of the ways that we have been challenging ourselves to achieve our potential this term:


Autumn 1 


This term our topic is "Myself and Other Animals". We will be learning about our new class and how we all belong to the Ladycross family; a theme that will include making maps of our school with keys. We will be creating factfiles about different animal types as well as meeting Murphy the dog and finding out how to care for him! 

Click here to view the Knowledge Organiser for this topic.


We have been working so hard on our writing this term. We hope you like our Farmer Duck writing!

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