Built by teachers for teachers, this is Barefoot’s first visit to the exciting worlds of both pizza and data. Created for pupils aged 9-11, it brings data collection and analysis to life through the power of pizza!

Pizza Party is a block of five lesson plans complete with accompanying materials.

It will give your class a 'pizza the action', as they use data to plan and run their very own Pizza Party. And best of all, you can enjoy a pizza on us!

Am I invited?

Are you a primary teacher in the UK? Then yes, you are!

New to Barefoot?

Request a free workshop using the code 'PIZZA' in the Campaign Code box to get a pizza box full of goodies and receive a £25 voucher* to help cover the cost of the ingredients. The Barefoot workshop is for teachers and focuses on computational thinking, providing an interactive tour of our free resources and the Barefoot website. The workshop will not focus on the Pizza Party resource - this is for you and your pupils!

*Vouchers and pizza boxes for workshops are available for the first 200 schools only – so be quick!

Already using Barefoot?

No worries! Download the Pizza Party resources and you’ll be entered into the prize draw to win a pizza box and voucher of your own. 

What's in the resource?

There are five lesson plans and accompanying materials which cover the collection, analysis and evaluation of data. With Italy as the core theme, your pupils will develop their practical computational skills in online research and modelling using spreadsheets. To top things off, they will celebrate their efforts with a class pizza party, complete with pizza.

This is a cross-curricular resource. Throughout the five lessons pupils will be developing their computing skills and their language, design and technology and mathematics skills too!

Lesson 1

Pupils, in small groups, will research an aspect of Italy and present their information to the class. They’ll generate a quiz about Italy and take it home to test their family

Lesson 2

Pupils begin preparing for their pizza party. They’ll be introduced to data collection and spreadsheets as they choose their toppings

Lesson 3

Pupils explore data modelling using spreadsheets as they work out the cost of their pizzas

Lesson 4

Party time! Pupils make their pizzas and tuck in

Lesson 5

What did we learn? Pupils create a presentation to illustrate their learning and evaluate their work

How do I get started?

Simply download the Barefoot Pizza Party resource by clicking here

Be sure to check out the overview. It tells you everything you need to know and includes a summary of the full unit of work, cross curricular links and details on the lesson structure.

What’s in the pizza box?

Hungry? We've got you covered.

You’ll get:

  • A chef’s hat for you (very stylish, molto Italiano!)
  • A recipe and shopping list
  • Pizza poster to decorate your classroom
  • Pizza party stickers
  • Lesson overview sheet

Tell me more!

To get your pizza box you must request a workshop by 19 July. The workshop needs to take place by 20 December 2019. Enter the code 'PIZZA' in the Campaign Code box when you make your request.

Only the first 200 schools who request workshops will receive a £25 voucher. So be quick, and click here to get started.

Already using Barefoot and don’t need a workshop?

No worries! Download the Pizza Party resources, and you’ll be entered into a prize draw to win a pizza box and gift voucher of your own.

Don’t forget to share your class' journey online using the hashtag #GoBarefoot and make sure you also tag us using @barefootcomp on Twitter and Facebook.

Buon appetito!

Pizza Party - Data

9-11 years
Concepts / Approaches:
Search Technologies, Evaluation, Debugging, Creating, Collaborating, Algorithms
Curriculum Links:
D&T, Maths, Languages

This unit introduces pupils to data modelling using spreadsheets through a class pizza party theme. They develop their core computational thinking skills of abstraction, logic, decomposition, algorithms and evaluation and combine different types of software to present their work.