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Summer 'spelling bee' winners 

The final week of the school year saw our Year 3 - Year 5 Spelling Bee winners crowned. After another round of exciting competition, the following children were victorious:

Year 3 Year group champion - Esreena

Year 4 Year group champion - Hariz

Year 5 Year group champion - Aamer

Class Champions:

Y3AF - Esreena

Y3SC - Honey-Rae

Y4SH - Nusrat

Y4SG - Abdullah

Y4KH - Hariz

Y5RB - Aamer

Y5RC/LB - Nabil

 

Well done to all of the children who took part. The teachers have seen a massive improvement in the level of spelling across the school and can't wait to see who will be out Autumn term champions in the next school year!

Summer Fair 

Friday 14th July saw Pipworth hold its annual Summer fair in the hall. There was a fantastic range of stalls and games and the event was a huge success. Well done to Mrs Robertshaw and the team for making sure that everything ran smoothly.

KS1 and KS2 Sports Days

The 13th and 14th July were our sports days at Park Academy and what action packed days they were! There was a great mix of activities for the children to attempt, across a range of track and field events, including classics such as: the sack race, egg and spoon and even a tug-o-war! It was great to see so many parents and carers there to cheer the children on, and even get involved in the racing themselves. The gallery below has some fantastic pictures from both days:

Full Attendance

Pipworth's children with full attendance for the year had a special trip this term where they got to have afternoon tea with the Lord Mayor of Sheffield. Joining other full attenders from schools across the city, their dedication was rightfully celebrated. Well done to everyone

Year 6 Prom

Thursday 29th June saw the Year 6 children have their leavers prom. As most of them will begin their transition at Park Academy on Monday, it was the perfect chance for them to get together and party as a year group for one last time. The children looked amazing, so thank you to all of the parents and carers who made such an effort! Thanks too to all of the staff who helped serve food, took photographs and boogied the evening away with the children. A great night was had by all...

Easter Sports Day

On the last day of Spring Term we were fortunate enough to have the opportunity to use Park Academy’s Sports hall for the day. Mr Chatterton and Mr Malkin organised Pipworth’s first ever house sports day where every child in school competed against each other to win points for their house.

 

It was a fantastic day, filled with a variety of sporting events which tested the full range of the children’s athletic abilities. Each year group had a winning house, and all the points were added together to find the overall Sports Day champions. This terms champions are Sheaf House (Yellow).

 

Year Winners

FS2 – Sheaf

Y1 – Don

Y2 – Rivelin

Y3 – Don

Y4 – Sheaf

Y5 – Rivelin

Y6 – Loxley

 

All the children involved showed a fantastic attitude, and had a really fun day competing for their house. In addition to the house prizes 1 child was selected for an extra prize. They were chosen for displaying fantastic teamwork, courage, determination and for being a superstar during the day!

These were –

Y1 – Jozef D

Y2 – Lexi B

Y3 – Leah H

Y4 – Adrian D

Y5 – Georgia H

Y6 – Nathan T

 

These children all receive a free Swimming or Ice Skating Voucher to use with their families.

#movefest17

On Thursday the 6th April children from Y3-6 attended Links SSP Movefest17 at the EIS. This was a fantastic day showcasing lots of different dancing and gymnastic talent from around the city - all based around the theme of ‘Night at the Movies’. Pipworth had two performances on the day, who have been practising in their after school clubs since February. GLEE club children performed their own version of Justin Timberlake’s ‘Can’t stop the feeling’, while the Razzamataz theatre group performed a dance to ‘You Can’t Stop the Beat’ from Hairspray. Watch their amazing performances below:

Art Trip

On Wednesday 29th March, some of our amazing Year 6 children were lucky enough to be chosen to go to Norfolk Special School for an art morning. They worked with the children at the school to help produce art based around the book 'My Many Coloured Days' by Dr Seuss. The children were a credit to the school, and worked really hard to assist in the production of some fantastic and colourful pieces. Watch the video below to find out more:

'Pipworth's Got Talent' makes headlines!

The incredible success of Pipworth's talent contest hasn't gone unnoticed, with the Sheffield Star reporting on the competition. Read what they had to say by clicking on the link below:

http://www.thestar.co.uk/news/sheffield-schoolboy-wins-scholarship-at-theatre-school-1-8452764

Winner's Video!

In an exclusive, we are proud to present a performance by Alan from Y6, who recently won the Pipworth's Got Talent competition. He is singing a song that the children will know from singing assembly - 'Stand By Me' - which was originally recorded by Ben E King. Take it away Alan...

Pipworth's Got Talent

Friday 17th March saw the grand final of our Pipworth's Got Talent competition. After the preliminary rounds, the contestants had been whittled down to a final 13 acts, who entertained an enthusiastic and appreciative crowd in the hall. Singers, dancers, pianists, comedians and magicians from years 3-6 competed for the first prize of a six month scholarship at the Razzamataz Theatre School. After a tightly contested and tense afternoon, the judges (after much deliberation) finally awarded Alan from Year 6 the title. Pipworth, most definitely, has got talent!

Inter-School Board game competition

On Tuesday 14th March, a team of our talented Year 6's competed at St Theresa's in an Inter-School Games Tournament. The children were organised into teams and competed in a variety of different challenging board games. The event was a huge success, and it is hoped that this will be the first of many such competitions. The team did Pipworth proud, and ended up coming a brilliant 3rd on the day:

Winners        Mosborough Primary                                

Second         Oasis Don Valley Academy

Third             Pipworth Primary

Fourth           Prince Edwards Primary

Fifth              St Theresa's Primary

Sixth             Wybourn Primary   

World Book Day

The staff and children of Pipworth showed their love of reading on Friday 3rd March, as the whole school celebrated World Book Day 2017. The classrooms and playgrounds were awash with Princesses and Wizards, Superheroes and Monsters -and just about everything else in-between!. Children shared their favourite books (and discovered some new favourites), and played some fun reading games. Have a look at our gallery below, and see if you can guess the characters that we came dressed as...

Jono Lancaster visit

On Tuesday 7th February, the children were extremely lucky to get the opportunity to listen to an emotional and inspirational talk from a man called Jono Lancaster. Jono was born with a condition called 'Treacher Collins Syndrome', which had an impact upon his physical appearance and his hearing. They listened intently as he described the struggles that he has encountered in life as a result of this, and how people's reactions to his appearance have shaped his life for the better and for the worse. The overriding message was of the importance of kindness, and how a lack of kindness - be it a comment, a laugh or even a look - can stay with someone for years. Jono stayed in school for the whole day, popping into classrooms, giving children the opportunity to ask him any questions.

 

I'm sure all of the children will have been given much to think about and will have had a day that they will never forget.

Drop Everything and Read

On Friday 13th January, Pipworth's children showed their enthusiasm for reading by having a Drop Everything and Read afternoon. Each class had a great time: talking about books; drawing pictures of their favourite characters and (of course) reading! Lots of parents and carers came in too, to read with their children, and join in the fun.

Careers Week

The week commencing 9th January 2017 saw Pipworth having another successful 'Career's Week'. People from a huge range of different fields came in to talk to the children about their jobs, and explain just how important it had been to work hard in school to get onto the path to success. The Mayor of Sheffield, a barrister, a computer programmer, a 3D printer, a mechanical engineer, a ladies footballer and a charity worker were just a few of the diverse people we had fascinating talks from. Our current school value is 'Aspiration', and Careers Week was a perfect way to celebrate this.

 

Autumn 2 newsletter:

Click here to see the latest newsletter for Autumn 2016

Autumn Term newsletter:

Click here to see the Autumn 2016 newsletter.

This Year's Holiday Dates:

Check out the Holiday Dates section to see this year's school holiday dates (2016-2017).

 

Curriculum news

Want to find out what your child will be learning about this half-term? You can find the information you are looking for in the Year Groups section on the left hand side of your screen - just choose your child's Year Group to see what they are up to.

Help your child to become a great reader

Reading with your child for just 5-10 minutes every day can have a massive impact on their learning, which can go on to improve their chance of success in life. They don't have to read a book - it can be a comic, a magazine, a newspaper or an internet page.

Listening to children read is good, but discussing what they are reading is even better. For examples of how to do this, and other helpful tips about reading with kids, check out the videos on this page.

Practise assembly songs at home!

Check out the singing assembly page to see what we've been singing at school. You can find the lyrics on the videos or on the page itself. 

'Learning At Home' section updated with new educational videos

Is your child having trouble with their homework? Would you as a parent/carer like a demonstration or reminder of some of the methods children are taught in subjects like maths? If so, then check out the new & improved 'Educational Videos' area of this site (in the Learning At Home section). You'll find videos from the world-famous Khan Academy, BBC Class Clips, the Sheffield Maths team, and other educational videos on Youtube to help with your child's learning.

Help keep our children safe online

Pipworth kids recently had training in how to stay safe online. If you would like more information on how to help them do this, click on one of these links or check out the Internet Safety section of this site.

https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/parentsguide/
 
http://www.childnet.com/resources/the-adventures-of-kara-winston-and-the-smart-crew/watch-full-movie
 
http://www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/topics/stay-safe
 
http://www.saferinternet.org/esafety-kit;jsessionid=7649018F81FC80A68612E49463E22EA8

 

Top Teeth @ Pipworth

Please watch this video with your child, which gives advice on the importance of looking after our teeth and how we can keep them healthy and clean.

What's happening at Pipworth?

Check out the School Calendar in the News & Events section to see what's coming soon