Y6 know it's 'Cool to be Clever'
On Thursday 4th July three of our Y6 children graduated from the Cool To Be Clever Club programme at the University of Sheffield. It was a fantastic evening and the children all spoke in a huge room full of adults they didn’t know, talking about what they enjoyed most about the programme and how much it has helped them. The children received a framed certificate and a book from the author Lucy Strange, who used to be a student at the University of Sheffield. Lucy spoke passionately and inspirationally about how she worked hard for her dream and encouraged the children to never give up! Miss Greenwood, Miss Birch, Mrs Barnsley and Miss Sequerra were so proud watching Jah’miya, Nusrat and Hariz up on that stage. Well done children! Keep up the amazing work.
Pipworth out to prove that they're 'Top Class'
A group of Pipworth children travelled to Glasgow recently to film an episode of popular BBC programme 'Top Class'. They had to answer questions about many areas of the curriculum, from spelling to geography, art to sport - even Mr Chatterton had to compete in a round! We'll let the school know when the episode goes out on air so, for now, just enjoy our teaser trailer:
Pipworth children have an 'art' attack!
Children from the school showed off their artistic talents this term, as their work was entered for an exhibition at Ponds Forge. As if this wasn't impressive enough, one of the entrants from Leon in Y6 was shortlisted into the top 40 works and will be displayed at the Botanical Gardens in September. Well done to all of you!
Upcoming events - Summer Term
Ride for Eric
Pipworth children have been offered the chance to design a t-shirt to celebrate a very special event that is happening in Sheffield in May. 'Ride for Eric' is a chance for families to get out and cycle together on Sunday 19th May 2019.For further information, and to sign up for this FREE event, click on the link below:
January saw the school have its annual 'Careers Week', where each year group got to hear from, and ask questions to, someone with an interesting career. Policeman, architect, radio presenter and chocolate maker were just some of the fascinating careers that were explained, and the children received a valuable insight into the hard work each has put into being a success. Let's hope it has inspired each to follow the career of their dreams.
Pipworth athletes go to the next level
Pipworth's Indoor Athletics team have excelled in this year's competition - now reaching the South Yorkshire finals! The school had never even reached the Sheffield finals before, so when the team turned up at the Concorde Leisure Centre, they travelled more in hope than expectation. They were fantastic. Each member of the team performed to the peak of their ability, with Pipworth coming second out of the eight competing teams (only 1 point behind the winners!) and qualifying for the South Yorkshire finals at the EIS in March. Watch this video to see them in action:
Young voices hit the right note
The Pipworth choir attended the 'Young Voices' event in January, and it was as spectacular as always! Hundreds of children, joining together to create a 'never to be forgotten' evening for all of those lucky enough to be present. Check out the videos below for a taste:
Pipworth children on Christmas Calendar!
This week, on Calendar news, Pipworth's Y2 children have been telling the Nativity story - in their own unique way. Click on the link below to watch how they did. Adorable, I'm sure you'd agree!
They also had a few things to say about a certain man, with a white beard and a red suit... Click on the link below to see what the Y2 children think about Father Christmas:
Pipworth athletes march on!
On Wednesday 5th December history was made, as Pipworth won the Links School Sport Partnership sportshall athletics finals.
After successfully winning the Park Academy cluster competition against tough opposition we had the honour of representing our cluster against a star studded 8 team field from across the city. Arriving at All Saints, the children were instantly gob-smacked by the sheer size of the track they would be running on.
As usual, the boys kicked started the track events, racing against the fastest Links SSP had to offer, while the girls jumped and threw in their field events. After a fiercely competitive set of boy races and a strong all round performance by the girls we found ourselves in second place behind the favourites Oughtibridge from the Bradfield Cluster.
With regular finalists St Marie’s and St Wilfred’s close behind, the girls needed a huge performance on the track if we were to secure a top 2 finish and progress to the city finals for the first time ever! As ever, the girls weren’t fazed by the prospect of delivering the goods as they unleashed another consistent performance with regular second and third place finishes.
As Mr Malkin read out the results from 8 to 1, we were confident of securing a middle of the pack finish (which would have been an excellent achievement for our young finalists). A mixture of shock and sheer elation burst out from the cheering champs however, as they were named in first place - meaning we will now represent Links at the city finals in January.
Who knows what will happen next? The sky is truly the limit for these Pipworth Stars.
Pipworth athletes triumph in Final
On Tuesday 27th November, Pipworth's indoor athletics team went to Park Academy for the Links locality final of the competition, and what a night it was! The boys and girls blitzed their way through the competition with some blistering performances from all. Standouts were the amazing 3 lap relay team of Mattias and Shayden, the dead-eye accuracy of Leah and Gracie and Cade, who as a Year 4, was competing against Year 6 children! They now go on to the Links City finals at All Saints. Good luck team!
Pipworth goes potty for panto
We had a really special time on Thursday 15th November, with a panto performance of 'Snow White' for the children. The costumes were spectacular, the lights were atmospheric, the songs catchy and the story spellbinding - the children (and adults) had a thoroughly enjoyable time!
Diary dates for Autumn 2
As we all know, the run up to Christmas can be a hectic time, and it is no different at Pipworth! To help you plan ahead, have a look at our calendar below to see what is happening and when during the Autumn 2 term:
Pipworth children stay safe on the Internet
On Tuesday 9th October, Pipworth's KS2 children all went on a trip, but they didn't need to pack sandwiches, because they took a trip to the Internet world of Interland!
We were lucky enough to have a special assembly from the Google/Parentzone 'Be Internet Legends' team, who gave the children lots of great information about how to stay safe online.
If you would like to know more about 'Be Internet Legends', go to the link below, where there is lots more information and some cool games that will reinforce this important message:
KS2 Fun Run
Pipworth children love to run and they love to have fun, so the Links fun run at Manor Fields on 3rd October was perfect for our KS2 children. Prince led the warm-up with an impressive selection of 'Fortnite' dances, before the main event. In the run, Chloe in Y6 was our leading girl and Jahniah led the way for the boys. As you can see from the pictures and videos, everyone had a great time!
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 School Curriculum 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