Ladycross Infant and Nursery School

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Welcome to Class 5!

Class 5 is made up of 29 curious and creative children. Our class teacher is Mrs Bradly and our teaching assistant is Mrs Cooke. We have support in class from both teaching and TA trainees. 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:

How can we create a Dark Den for our classroom?

How can we keep the Three Little Pigs safe?

What kind of a person was Robin Hood?


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 also find our "Welcome to Year 1" powerpoint from our Open Evening here. 

Some parents asked at the meeting about how to help with maths at home and which resources are good to get: click here for some suggestions!

Meet the team:



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

Useful information


Click HERE for more information on spellings and flashcards that come home to practise. 

You can find the spellings from this term from this link. We test spellings on a Wednesday, always starting from the second week of a new term.


Our PE lessons are on Wednesdays and Fridays. Please come to school dressed in PE kit on these days. 


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!




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! See below for some of the ways we are challenging ourselves in Year 1. 

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 looking at the story “Owl Babies” as well as producing instructions to make a Christmas craft and rewriting the Nativity story. 


Click here to view the Knowledge Organiser for this topic.


Autumn 1 


This term our topic is "All Around Me". 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. We will then be thinking about what it means to belong to a faith community in RE and will be exploring different faiths. We will also be learning about different animal types and even making zoos for our animals to enjoy! In English we are looking forward to becoming authors, retelling The Little Red Hen and Farmer Duck as well as using our knowledge of "We're Going on a Bear Hunt" to create our own animal hunt books!


Click here to view the Knowledge Organiser for this topic.

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