St Andrew's (Barnsbury) CofE Primary School

Coventry Class (Year 1)

Welcome to Coventry Class (Year 1)!


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


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.


We hope you enjoy looking at our pictures and information. In our learning this term…

In the spring term, we will be learning all about the weather and change of seasons. We will also have our second fortnight study in which the children will learn all about London. We will discover all the history facts about London, the Great Fire of London and the river Thames. We will also be looking at old maps of the city and how some important events such as Great Fire of London had an impact on how it is nowadays.

In maths we will be learning all about numbers up to 20. We will be practising our number formation, identification and representation of numbers. We will also begin to learn all about number bonds to 20!


In English we will be reading exciting stories such as ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’, ‘Goldilocks and the three bears’ and ‘No dinner!’. We will also learn about poetry riddles! We will aim to write our own poem by the end of the unit!

In science we will be learning about the four seasons and seasonal changes. We will also be learning about everyday materials such as plastic, metal and paper. We will be looking at different everyday objects and comparing the material they are made of by looking at their properties.

In Art, we will learn about abstract art. We will learn about prime and secondary colours and we will do our own colour wheel! We will look at art work from two famous artists: Wassily Kandinsky and Jackson Pollock.

In RE Year 1 will be learning about Noah’s story. We will be learning about the different parts of the story and how the message of the story is relevant to people today.

In PE we will have outdoors sessions in which they will learn multi-skills games such as cricket!

In French we will be learning about what countries speak French as first language. We will also be revising and learning new greetings - ‘Salut!’.

Children in Year 1 have learnt how to create our own digital story book thanks to our recent visit of Alan and Jess from Discovery Three. Using a Digital story book creator app children were able to take their own pictures and use them afterwards to design their own digital story book about ‘Toys’. and 

Coventry Class had a special visit from Dog Trust charity. Keeley, from Dog Trust,  has taught us the 5 main rules to keep dogs happy!

We have also learnt how to meet a dog you don’t know and the steps we need to follow in order to keep the dog calm and not scared.