St Pius X Catholic Primary School

'Restore all things in Christ'

01229 828406

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

Welcome to Year 1

Curriculum Map


Spring 2 2021

This half term saw the return of all the children who were all extremely pleased to be back!

In Maths this half term we have been learning about measurement. We have learned how to measure objects adn how to compare them against other objects.We then had a great time getting outside and practicing these skills on some chalk lines that had been drawn on the playground.

In English this half term we took part in a whole school writing challenge. The challnge was to write an informal letter based on the book 'The day the crayons came home'. The children enjoyed exploring the thought and feelings of the crayons in the bookbefore writing the letter, as well as some of the children dressing up as crayons themselves for World Book Day!


Spring 1 2021

This half term school has continued to be closed for the majority and so learning has continued remotely. We have had a small bubble of children who have been with us most days and we have continued to follow the curriculum along side the home learners.

This half term in RE we have been focusing on families and celebrations. Below you can see some photo frames we have hand made. We then spoke about why our family means so much to us and what we can do to help those at home.

Throughout the Spring 1 we have taken part in numerous ‘Fitness Fridays’ where we would take a Friday afternoon to get active and relive stress through physical activity. It has been great fun! 

Autumn 2 2020

At the beginning of this half term we were forced to isolate for a two week period and undergo a period of home learning. Throughout this time the children worked harder than ever and adapted to learning from home very quickly. 

Our topic this half term was ‘Pirates’. We learned key facts about famous pirates such as Blackbeard, performed a pirate song and created our own maps of the school grounds. In English this half term we re-told the story of The Three Billy Goats Gruff. We enjoyed using the iPads to learn the story and create a story map of the main events before writing.

Finally, in PE Mr Thompson has been teaching us a series of multi-skills revolving around ball handling. We have enjoyed learning how to catch, throw accurately , roll, stop and travel efficiently with balls and other objects such as bean bags.

Autumn 1 2020

This half term we were extremely happy to be back to school. Everyone has settled in brilliantly to life in year 1.

In English we had a brilliant Roald Dahl themed day. Our book was Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, we enjoyed describing Charlie’s house, inventing our own candied treats and even making our very own chocolate factories. 

In topic we have been learning about ‘Where we live’. We took a look at local artist John Duffin and had a go at painting our own skylines in his style which look fantastic on display! 

Spring 2 2020

Throughout this half term we have learned all about toys and teddies. We have enjoyed learning about the origin of teddy bears. We found out that the term teddy bear came from Theodore Roosevelt and how he refused to harm a real bear. We then planned and designed our very own teddy bear which we would then make in our D and T lessons.

In PE this half term we were able to have a fantastic experience learning to swim at Barrow Leisure Center  


Unfortunately this term was cut short due to COVID-19 so we were disappointed when we couldn't finish our teddies.

Spring 1 2020

This half term we began with a fantastic trip to the public library. This linked nicely with out theme of transport as the children got to ride on the bus. They even planned their own route to and from the library. When we arrived back at school the children learned how to write a chronological report and they wrote all about their trip.

This topic taught us all about the history of transport and how it has changed over time. The children produced a timeline of transport through the ages.

In PE we had the pleasure of Inspiring Infants coming in to teach us multi-skills. The children had a fantastic time getting hands on with all sorts of sporting equipment: Hockey sticks, basket balls, tennis rackets and footballs.

Autumn 2 2019

Throughout this half term we have been learning all about Pirates! The children have been learning all about famous pirates such as Blackbeard. We had a fantastic pirate themed day where we dressed up and took part in pirate themed activities all day.

We also had a fantastic pirate themed day where we dressed up and acted like pirates. We also had the opportunity to perform a pirate song to the rest of the school and some of our parents in assembly. 

In PE this term we learned how to perform different jumps, and more importantly how to land them safely.

Autumn 1 2019 

This half term we have been looking at 'Our Local Area' we have investigated the human and physical geographical features of the school. We have also enjoyed visits from previous head teachers of St. Pius X who told us all about how the school used to be before the children stared here!

In PE this half term we have once again enjoyed the expertise of Mr Thompson. We have been enjoying learning how to throw, bounce and stop objects effectively. 

We have had a fantastic start to the year and everyone has settled in to Key Stage 1 brilliantly!

Summer 2 2019

This term in Year One we have looked at the Seaside and enjoyed a trip to the beach. We even got an ice-cream. While we were at the beach we spent some time exploring and looking at all of the different things on a beach, we saw some Jellyfish too!

This term we have also been lucky enough to have some lovely weather. We have done lots of PE and continuous provision outside and have really enjoyed taking our reading books outside into the sun.

 Finally, we have been getting ready for Year 2! We have made stars and a solar system ready for our new classroom.

Summer 1 2019

This half term in Year One we have been lucky enough to be able to do PE outside in the sun! We’ve enjoyed playing dodge ball and learning to throw accurately with Mr Thompson.

We have also been learning all about space, we’ve spent some time looking at The Solar System, how rockets are launched into space and now we’re making our very own rockets in design and technology.

Spring 2 2019

This term in Year 1 we have learnt all about toys, old and new and how they are similar and different! We really enjoyed looking at the Pogo Stick and how people played with this.

We have spent lots of time outside learning about fractions and even got to use pancakes to help us find a half of a shape!

We have been very lucky this term and have been learning lots of multi skills in PE, we have done things such as hockey, football and even basketball.

Autumn 2 2018

In Year One this term we have spent some time looking at Teddy Bears. We have looked at the history of Teddy Bears and why we have them today! We even looked at where they were first invented on an interactive map. We carried this over to our design and technology lessons and have designed and made our very own teddy bears that we cut out, stuffed and decorated!

Some of us have also been completing our mile run in the junior playground with Mr Thompson in the mornings.

This term we had a lovely come and learn afternoon where we taught our visiting grownups all about pop art and created our own pop art teddy bear!

Autumn 1 2018

This term in Year One we have spent lots of time looking at castles! We learnt all about the different parts of a castle and spent some time looking at where they are located on an interactive map of England. We learnt that there is still a castle on Piel Island.

In English we have looked at pictures of knights and have used lots of adjectives to describe them and write lists about them.

This term we have also designed and made our very own castle flag, considering different colours, shapes and patterns we have seen on castles, we had lots of fun making these.

In music we have been spending time learning to find the beat of a song, when we mastered this we moved on to using musical instruments to play in time to the beat of a song!

In Year One we have also spent time getting for and taking party in completing a mile of exercise!