Curriculum Intent:

At St. Pius X we teach the full national curriculum, which provides pupils with an introduction to the essential knowledge that they need to be an educated citizen. The St. Pius X curriculum is thematic in design, enabling children to make sense of what is taught, through carefully planned sequences of learning, which are relevant to the children and provide a wide range of rich, first-hand learning experiences, which exploits the educational opportunities in Middlesbrough and beyond. The curriculum introduces pupils to the best that has been thought and said; and helps engender an appreciation of human creativity and achievement. The thematic links allow children to children to transfer their knowledge into new situations and apply it to new contexts.

If you would like more information on our curriculum or request a paper copy please see Reception.

 Autumn  Spring   Summer 
 Foundation Stage

Year A

Once upon a time

Year B

Into the woods

 Year A


Year B

People and communities

Year A 


Year B 

Life on land and sea

 Year 1  Me and My World Animals The Great Explorers
 Year 2
The seaside
 Year 3
 The Egyptians  The Romans
 Year 4

 Stone Age

 Ancient Greece  The Tudors
 Year 5
 The Mayans
 Anglo Saxons/Vikings  Britain since 1948
 Year 6
 Disappearing World  United in Diversity


“The stimulating and rich experiences adults make available to pupils are manifest in the high-quality displays throughout the school!” (Philip Riozzi, Her Majesty’s Inspector)