St Pius X Catholic Primary School

'Restore all things in Christ'

01229 828406

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

               Welcome to Year 6

Spring 2

We have had a very busy half term. We have learned about Fair Trade, and we based our class assembly on this. We brought in Fair trade items, and they are being taken to the Foodbank. We have had some very exciting science days and experiences too. We had a brilliant time at the Furness Stem show. We also had a lovely day learning about the Angelus. This was to celebrate the feast day of the Mater Christi Trust. We did artwork that contributed to a triptych combining art from Years 4, 5 and 6.

Spring 1 2023

In this half term, we had a lot of fun with our Art topic. We were using collage to make self portraits and also Viking longboats. We were inspired by surrealist artists such as Picasso and we became very creative in our choices of materials we used. This fitted in really well with our History topic of Vikings. We are going to visit Moorforge, a Viking longhouse, soon and we will put photos up on here once we have been.

Autumn 2 


In this half term,  we studied World War 2. We studied its chronology and the causes of this war in context of World War 1We looked at the effect that it had on women’s lives pre war and post war. We discussed evacuation and also read the book Goodnight Mister Tom. This gave us an insight into what it must have been like for a child to be evacuated at this time.

Autumn 1 2022

This half term we have met our new Reception buddies which has been lovely. We made cards for them, read stories together and played with the outdoors equipment. 

At the start of the year, we were involved with a brilliant Art project based on Anne Frank. This involved learning about her and then thinking about injustice in the world. This then moved onto self portraits and how to see ourselves in different ways and how to reflect these ideas in our portraits.  Then we went to Barrow Library and saw our portraits in the exhibition. 

Summer 2 2022

The end of this year was really exciting for us as we went on our residential to London. We had a fantastic time. Our highlights were: visiting the Houses of Parliament; going to the very top of St Paul's Cathedral; looking at London from above on the London Eye and seeing The Lion King. This was an amazing experience for us and a great way to finish our journey through St Pius all together. 

Summer 1 2022

This half term we have been lucky enough to have had some excellent STEM experiences which have really enhanced our scientific and mathematical thinking.  We had a fantastic STEM day with C-STEM learning how to program robots using LEGO MINDSTORMEV3s. This helped us to gain knowledge, use creativity, build resilience and learn the importance of working as a team. We also had a brilliant STEM morning at Furness College run by @FESP showing us how fun Science can be.

Spring 2 2022

This half-term we went on an interesting trip to a Viking settlement: Moorforge. We learnt that Vikings lived in longhouses (if they were lucky) and sometimes worked in farms or smithies. We even went on a hunt – Viking style! After lunch, we learnt ways to kill people. Although it would be more Viking to have a real fight, the weapons got tested out on a battle cabbage. We had a great time on our trip; we would love to go again.    Kara Year 6


Spring 1 2022

This half term our topic has been Geography based – Fairtrade. We have looked at trade in general and how Fairtrade has helped people across the world live better lives. Our images show a farm investigation we did about how some farmers are treated unfairly in some countries. We also wrote a persuasive argument to try to convince others to buy Fairtrade items. t...


Autumn 2 2022

This half term we were studying World War 2. We discussed the main causes and the events that lead up to it . Our main focus was the effect it had on children. We looked at the plight of the evacuees and researched true stories about some of them. We read the book Goodnight Mr Tom and this helped us have an insight into what happened when children were evacuated. We used cutting tools and printing techniques to produce Art Work.  One lovely afternoon was when we went with Year Five to the woods for a well being activity.

Autumn 1 2022

This half term we have been learning about Global Warming in Geography. To start our learning on this very interesting subject, we learnt about life in The Gambia, which is in Africa. We have also learnt about the constant bushfires and heatwaves of Australia and the changing climate of Greenland. We’ve looked at a map predicting the heat for the future and compared it to our planet – our beautiful, life-supporting planet – now. At the end of this half term, we completed a test answering this question: why are countries around the world acting to reduce Global Warming? We have one unique planet; we need to take care of it.

By KL (Y6)

Summer 2 2021

Our wonderful Year Six's final half term at St Pius X!

This half term has been a mixture of lots of hard work and having fun. We made sure we celebrated the children and all their achievements during their time at St Pius X.

We were very lucky to be able to go ahead with the residential trip to London - an experience the children will remember all their lives! Year Six children visited some of the most famous attractions London has to offer and had a brilliant time. Another highlight of this half term was our Year Six Water Fight, during which everyone got extremely wet. Fortunately, the weather was kind to us! The major targets were, without doubt, the teachers, and especially Mr McGoldrick! Our Leavers' Assembly was an emotional but lovely event and Year Six did themselves proud, sharing their memories and talents with the whole school and their families. The Year Six Awards Ceremony was a hilarious evening event, during which each child was given an award which suited their personality and a special sit-down meal was cooked in school for them.

Everyone at St Pius X will miss the Year Six children and our very best wishes go with them, as they begin an exciting new beginning at secondary school.

Good luck to them all!

Summer 1 2021

A whole half term without any bubble closures! This has been amazing for all of us and we finally feel that school is back (almost) to its normal self.

This half term we have studied Geometry in Maths and have found some impressive ways to find missing angles in triangles and quadrilaterals, as well as mastering the use of a protractor!

In English, we have written instructions on how to make our own Club Sandwich and side dish. We watched a demonstration of one being made in class and had a taste - the general verdict was, 'Delicious!'

We also had a go at probably the most difficult genre of writing - Balanced Argument -  after a class debate on the controversial subject of, 'Should Animals be Kept in Zoos?' Some of us changed our minds more than once!

Our Guided Reading book, 'Skellig' just gets better and better and we all have theories as to who or what Skellig really is! All will be revealed next half term.

In P.E. we have been learning skills for Decathlon and have been striving to improve our overall stamina.

Of course the highlights of this half term have included Year 6 getting our Leavers' hoodies and Mr McGoldrick treating everyone to a treat from the ice-cream van to celebrate no bubble closures. In addition to this, the whole school performed, 'Bubble It!' and had lots of fun doing the moves.

Looking forward to another fantastic half term, full of learning and lots of fun!

Spring 2 2021

We started back in school this half term, which was wonderful for everybody. It has been an eventful half term, starting with World Book Day part 2, where we all dressed up as crayons or wore bright colours to match the theme of the day: 'The Day the Crayons Quit' and 'The Day the Crayons Came Home' to correspond to all our pupils being back in school. Mr McGoldrick also organised the ice-cream van to give everyone a well-deserved treat! 

As usual, we have been working hard, writing persuasive informal letters in role as one of Duncan's crayons and also a narrative about the adventures of Pea Green Crayon (a,k.a. Esteban the Magnificent). Some impressive writing has been produced! In Maths, we have been working hard on ratio and how to use our knowledge to solve problems.

Another highlight has been Art Day. Each class studied a different artist and Year 6 looked at and reproduced, 'The Great Wave' by Hokusi in acrylics. We also worked on how to draw using tone and texture, using graded art pencils. I think we actually surprised ourselves with the quality of art we produced! 

All in all, a fantastic half term.

Well done, everyone!

Spring 1 2021

We have done a whole half term of remote learning for most of the class. I'm so proud of Year 6's achievements during this time. They have been so adaptable to the situation and have done their absolute best. Being able to see and chat to each other every day has made it as near normal as we could get!

In English lessons, we have trialling the Oak Academy writing materials online and have produced some impressive work, writing descriptions based on a Sherlock Holmes story. We are currently working on a non-chronological report on pandas.

In Maths we have covered fractions, decimals and percentages, not forgetting our work on Algebra, which has been quite challenging! 

We have continued having every lesson in the curriculum and have managed to stick to our timetable. Of course, we have had our fun activities, such as Wellbeing Wednesday and Fitness Friday. We had a very snowy day early in February, but we still managed to do some lessons, as well as having fun in the snow!

Let's hope that the next half term will see us all back in school together!

Autumn 2 2020

We have had another busy, but fun half term and are now looking forward to the Christmas holidays. 

Apart from having one week of remote learning, we have managed to be in school for the majority of this half term, thankfully. In English we have written an Explanation text on 'The Water Cycle' and more recently we have stepped up magnificently to the whole school writing task of re-telling and adding our own adaptations to the original story, 'The Three Billy Goats Gruff'. What improvements we have made to our writing! The children have loved doing this writing and the end results are amazing! Back in November, we held our National Poetry Day, focused this year on Bonfire Night. Our poems were wonderful and full of onomatopoeia, similes and alliteration. 

In Maths, we have been learning how to do some very tricky fractions, including adding and subtracting fractions, simplifying, turning mixed numbers to improper fractions and vice versa. Everyone is now much more confident and should feel proud of not giving up!

We had fun celebrating Anti-Bullying week by wearing odd socks and designing our own. We all agreed that it's great to be different.

Christmas parties this year had to be held in our own classroom, but that didn't stop us having fun! We had a quiz, played musical chairs, Pictionary and Charades.  After that, we had party food and watched 'Ratatouille'. Our party ended with a lot of singing and dancing!

Hopefully, we will all stay healthy over the Christmas break and ready to begin afresh in January.

A very happy Christmas to everyone!

Autumn 1 2020

This year started really well, despite things feeling different, due to COVID-19. It's so lovely to have everyone back in school.

We have loved using the iPads - all children in Year 6 now have their own. They form a part of most lessons and make the learning much more fun - and virtually paper-free! This half term we have been studying World War 2 in Topic and our English work  has been linked to this. We have written a letter home from an evacuee (based on our class reader, 'Goodnight Mister Tom') and have produced a non-chronological report on rationing in the second world war. We enjoyed our Roald Dahl Day and our class concentrated on 'The BFG'. We made a whole class 'Read-Aloud-With-Expression!' video, made some 'Dream Jars' and invented some new words, just like the BFG loved to do. We also celebrated a very happy 'Hello, Yellow' Day. We have been swimming every week and absolutely everyone has improved their confidence in this area. Maths lessons have concentrated on securing the four operations, using column methods, bar modelling and problem solving.

It is fair to say  that we have packed as much learning and fun into the half term as we possibly could! Well done to everyone.