Ladycross Infant and Nursery School

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Welcome to Class 5!

Class 5 is made up of 24 curious and creative children. Our class teacher is Mrs Bradly and our teaching assistant is Miss Darnell. 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:

Which dinosaur has left their footprints at Ladycross? 

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 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


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


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 Summer 2

Shooting Stars spellings Summer 2


A normal day in Class 5:

8.45-9.10 Registration. Children come in to morning work which practises key skills in Maths and English.

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 Story

2.45 Home time 

Summer Term 2

Our topic this term is "Oh I do like to be beside the seaside." We will be learning about where seaside towns in the UK are located and how to get there as well as exploring seaside holidays throughout the ages. This will include a fabulous Edwardian seaside drama session with Partake Theatre as well as a modern seaside day to enjoy! We will be also be using clay to create seaside sculptures. 


Click here to view our knowledge organiser for this term.

Summer Term 1


This term our topic is "Towers, Tunnels and Turrets". We will be learning about a local hero -or is it villain?- Robin Hood, using drama to bring his story to life and investigating sources to try and discover what the real Robin Hood might have looked like. We will also be exploring castles around the UK and creating our very own castle in DT! We will be producing lots of English work around Robin Hood as well as becoming amazing authors again, writing a longer story based on "The Kiss that Missed". 


Click here to view our knowledge Organiser for this term. 


Spring Term 2

This term our topic is "Get, Set Grow." We will be learning about different types of plants, including wildflowers, garden flowers and trees. We will use this knowledge to create a non information poster about our favourite plant. One of the highlights of this term will be growing our very own beanstalk! We will also be creating our very own fruit kebabs in DT and artwork inspired by Giuseppe Arcimboldo. This term we will become amazing authors, producing our very own stories based on Handa's Surprise. 


Click here to view our knowledge Organiser for this term. 



Look at our wonderful writing about our marvellous mummies!

Spring Term 1

This term our topic is "Build it Up". We will be exploring some key buildings in Sandiacre and using this to write a non-fiction information booklet about where we live. We will also be exploring materials in Science. Finally, we will put all this knowledge together to create a house for the three little pigs!  Whilst we are thinking about building, we will be creating our very own cereal box homes and exploring the artwork of LS Lowry and Frederick Hundertwasser. Look out for some super fairytale reading and writing produced this term!


Click here to view our Knowledge Organiser for this term.

Check out some of our fantastic Lowry-inspired artwork!

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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