St Andrew's (Barnsbury) CofE Primary School

Coventry Class (Year 1)

Welcome to Coventry Class


Hello and welcome to Coventry Class.


We are named after Coventry Cathedral in the West Midlands, which is also known as St Michael's Cathedral. Coventry Cathedral stands as a powerful symbol of peace and reconciliation and as an active centre of the Christian faith.  


In Coventry Class, we strive to become independent and happy learners with a thirst for knowledge. We have an exciting year of learning ahead! 


In English, we will learn about a variety of writing genres such as recount, prediction, writing in role, newspaper reports and book reviews.  We will also explore different forms of poetry. Some of the texts that we will read include Handa’s SurpriseWe’re Going on a Bear HuntThe Bear in the CaveThe Enormous Crocodile and many more.


In Maths, we will be deepening our understanding of number and place value as well as learning more about addition and subtraction. We will find out about measurement, fractions and geometry and develop our knowledge of multiplication and division. 


Throughout the year, all of the subjects will provide many opportunities to help the children grow and build upon what they already know. The class curriculum will be creative and fun. There will be a variety of approaches to learning which encourage the children to become resourceful, resilient and reflective members of the class and above all to be the best that they can be. 



Maths is fun!


In Year 1, we use lots of concrete objects to support our learning and embed our knowledge into weekly investigations. We play lots of games, look at the value of numbers and have a lot of fun along the way!