Sunflower challenge winners

Year 5 set a challenge to the whole school: try to grow the tallest sunflower. Here are the results:


Out of 18 classes - 3 Died

                            9 Didn’t germinate


So in 6th place was…..FS …. Maria      44 cm

5th Place…….Mr Whitaker                  61 cm

4th  Place…..Miss Greenwood            68 cm

3rd Place Mr Kelly                           147 cm

2nd Miss Bradwick                           170 cm


 Beating this mighty length, with 9 more centimetres, and the winner of the golden trowel is……………………THE NURSERY!


Well done to our youngest children for growing the biggest sunflower. We are going to give the Sunflowers to Mick to look after over the holidays.


Thank you for taking part in out science challenge , who will win the prestigious golden trowel next year? It could be you!

Pipworth Children are cool for school

If we at Pipworth know one thing, it's that it's definitely cool to be clever, so it was great to see some of our Year 6 children graduating from the 'Cool to be clever' programme this term. They joined children from other schools and had a wonderful ceremony at the University of Sheffield, all looking great in their gowns and mortarboards. They even got to celebrate in the traditional way by throwing them into the air! Well done to all of them.

100% attendance

Pipworth's 100% attenders had a fantastic day out at the Town Hall on Wednesday 27th June, to celebrate their incredible achievement. Well done to all of you!

Invictus Games athlete coming to Pipworth

On Monday 4th June, Invictus Games athlete Caroline Buckle will be coming to Pipworth to host a sponsored 'circuit' event with all of the children (and hopefully the staff too!). Children have been asked to begin raising sponsorship - with a proportion of the money going to the school to buy sports equipment. All money pledged MUST be handed in by Monday 11th June.


To hear more about Caroline's story, watch this video:



Wheelchair basketballer puts the school in a spin

We were lucky enough to get a visit from one of the 'Sheffield Steelers' wheelchair basketball team, who told the children all about this exciting and fast moving sport. He was promoting the EuroLeague 2 finals that were held in Sheffield over the weekend of 27th - 29th April, and two lucky classes had the opportunity to go and watch them in action at the EIS. The Steelers did our city proud and actually won the competition! Read more details about their victory here:

Spelling Bee winners

This week saw our 'Spelling Bee' champions receive their awards. After some fierce competition in years 3-6, all of our class and overall year group winners were fully deserving of the applause that they received. W-e-l-l   d-o-n-e  to all of you!



Take a tour of the school

As the Autumn term draws to a close, we thought it would be a great idea to have a look at some of the wonderful work (and incredible displays) that are around Pipworth at the moment. As you can see, the children have been working very hard - well done!

Pipworth supports Children in Need

Friday 17th November saw Pipworth children bring in their 50ps and dress to impress, all in support of Children in Need. A special mention must go to Jah'miya in Year 5, who made buns with her mum and raised a massive £51.80 by selling them in her dad's shop. Well done to everyone for supporting such a worthwhile cause.

STOP PRESS: The office have worked hard to count all of the money, and we can proudly say that an amazing £212.30 was raised!



Pipworth children have a beastly time!

The M&M Theatre Company came to Pipworth on Monday 13th November and wowed the children with their all-action interpretation of the classic 'Beauty and the Beast'. The pantomime was full of music and laughter (and some frights too), with the children thoroughly enjoying the show. "The best pantomime ever!" one child told me at the end. Oh, no it isn't. Oh, yes it is!

What the Shrek?

The Razzamatazz club treated the school to an all singing and dancing performance, celebrating the jolly green giant that's Shrek. It's hard to believe that the children only had 5 weeks to prepare their act, and we think that there are some superstars of the future. Look at the videos and pictures below and see if you agree:

Pipworth children hit the write shot!

In October, we were lucky enough to welcome author Matt Oldfield to our school for a day of reading and writing workshops with KS2 children, which they really enjoyed. Matt writes children’s books about football superstars and it was great to see so many boys and girls buying his books. The children were delighted to have the chance to meet a successful author and Matt was kind enough to personally sign every child’s book. You can find out more about Matt and see which books he has for sale on the following websites:


Read what Matt thought of his visit here:

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. 

What's happening at Pipworth?

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