St Pius X Catholic Primary School

'Restore all things in Christ'

01229 828406

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Schneider Road, Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria LA14 4AA

Year 1

Spring 1 2021

During this half term we have all worked very hard from home, remote learning and have adapted very well to learning on Zoom! We began by looking at different objects and discussed what material they are made from and what they may be used for. We explored 6 materials - wood, plastic, glass, metal, fabric and rock. We undertook lots of experiments whilst remote learning, from testing which materials are waterproof, absorbent, opaque or transparent to creating our friend Ted an umbrella and explaining why that material is best suited.

Autumn 2 2020

This half term we have spent lots of time going outside to explore the Signs of Autumn. Each week we filled in our own weather report, understanding the different weather symbols, temperature and how it feels, moving from Autumn into Winter. To help us with our weather report, we each made a Weather Vane to work out which direction the wind was blowing. As we approached the Winter season, we used our Computing skills to research information on how animals adapted to the Winter weather and wrote our own fact file on our chosen animal!

Autumn 1 2020

During our first Science topic this year, we have been looking at Seasonal Changes.  We went for a 'Signs of Autumn' hunt around the school grounds and collected many natural objects.  We identified and classified the objects, and then created some autumnal pictures with them!

Autumn 1 2019

We have now started a new topic in science, Seasonal Changes.  We went for a 'Signs of Autumn' hunt and collected many natural objects.  We identified and classified the objects, and then created some autumnal pictures with them.

As part of our topic, Animals including Humans, the children were invited to bring in their favourite toy animal.  We identified them and classified them under the headings mammal, fish, amphibian, reptile and bird.

Summer 2 - 2018/19

Last week, Year 1 went on a Tree Hunt.  They identified the different trees in our school grounds by collecting leaves from the ground and then matching the leaf to the tree on their activity sheet.