St Andrew's (Barnsbury) CofE Primary School

Coventry Class (Year 1)

Welcome to Coventry Class!


We are named after Coventry Cathedral, also known as St Michael's Cathedral. The city has had three cathedrals.


The first was St. Mary's, a monastic building, only a few ruins of which remain. The second was St Michael's, a 14th-century Gothic church later designated Cathedral, that remains a ruined shell after its bombing during the Second World War. The third is the new St Michael's Cathedral, built after the destruction of the former and a celebration of 20th-century architecture.


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The year so far in Coventry Class

We started the year by looking at toys, with lot of discussions about our own toys, why we liked them, and what it might be like to be very small like them. We imagined being tiny and taking trips across the classroom. (And we took an actual trip to Pizza Express to make pizza.)

In the second half of the Autumn term we discovered different places: a new continent each week, looking at the countries that make up the continents, and the different cultures and flags they have. Examining the flags were very popular with the class so we made our own in our Art books.

Our theme this term is Starry Starry Night, where we explore the mysterious darkness of night and the things we find in it, like nocturnal animals, and to help us we’re using the moody swirls and whirls of Van Gogh paintings.

We are having a go at our own Van Gogh style artworks, and writing stories about things that happen at nights - either things we know or things we've dreamed. In Maths we're improving our fluency around number with number bonds and surveys. Surveys help us think about < and >, and also the idea of ‘least’ and ‘most’.

And to switch things up just before half-term we are going to take a trip to a city farm to meet some small creatures!