Whole school 'Dance Along'
On Thursday 11th February, be sure to have your dancing shoes on, because Pipworth is having a live dance along with Megan from Links. Links do a lot of work with Pipworth, keeping the school active (I'm sure your children know Mr Malkin!) and Megan has kindly offered to do a live session that can be accessed in school and at home. Simply:
1) Go to this website https://zoom.us/ just before the session begins at 1:30pm on Thursday 11th February
2) At the top of the page, click on 'Join a Meeting'
3) Enter the meeting code and passcode below
4) Get moving!
New RSHE policy - consultation
We would like to consult with you on our new Relationship, Sex and Health Education Policy. Below is our draft policy, which outlines our school intent, implementation and impact. Sex and relationships education is based on life-long learning about physical, moral and emotional development through kindness and tolerance. This policy has been put together with help from ‘Learn Sheffield’, Sheffield City Council and all religious leaders across the city. If you have any comments/questions about this policy please email firstname.lastname@example.org before 5pm on Friday 15th January 2021.
Regards Helen Kenyon
Pipworth Christmas Stars
Pipworth is full of superstar children, but this week we had the difficult task of choosing our Christmas superstar. Here are the lucky winners:
Collection for the Archer Project
The Archer Project, based at the Sheffield Cathedral, does lots of amazing work to help support Sheffield's homeless population. As Winter draws near, we are launching a collection for items that they desperately need. Watch the video, read the list and please donate what you can. Thank you.
Active Travel 10 day challenge
From Monday 12th October, we will be asking children to complete the 'Active Travel Challenge' for the next 10 days. Read the document below for further information:
Learn to live lighter
Here is some information about a fantastic FREE program which is all about making some simple changes that will lead to a healthier diet at home. Covering areas such as portion sizes and snacking, it is designed to be simple to follow and, most of all, FUN! Please contact the numbers on the flyer for further information.
Pipworth School to 5K
We have launched a new program this term, that hopefully will inspire our classes to get up and get active after lockdown! We are calling it 'Pipworth to 5K' (kilometres) and it is based on the popular 'Couch to 5K' scheme. We don't expect all of our pupils to be running 5km, but hopefully we will all get a little bit fitter.
Here We Are
As we return to school, we will be doing something a bit different at Pipworth in September. For the first time, all year groups will begin the year by using the same text as a basis for their work - 'Here We Are', a book by Oliver Jeffers. Described by the New York Times as "A tour through the land, the sea, the sky, our bodies; dioramas of our wild diversity," I can't wait to see how each year group interprets this fascinating book and what incredible work they produce!
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.