Autumn No. 8, Friday 2nd November 2018

Gospel of the Week

The Greatest Commandment

One of the teachers of the law came and heard them debating. Noticing that Jesus had given them a good answer, he asked him,

“Of all the commandments, which is the most important?”

“The most important one,” answered Jesus, “is this: ‘Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’ The second is this: ‘Love your neighbour as yourself.’ There is no commandment greater than these.”

“Well said, teacher,” the man replied. “You are right in saying that God is one and there is no other but him. To love him with all your heart, with all your understanding and with all your strength, and to love your neighbour as yourself is more important than all burnt offerings and sacrifices.”

When Jesus saw that he had answered wisely, he said to him,

“You are not far from the kingdom of God.”

And from then on no one dared ask him any more questions.

Mark 12:28-34

Coffee Morning

Miss Khanom's Coffee morning is going ahead as usual this Friday. Pop in just after 9 o'clock for a drink and a chat and also to see the children perform a song from last week's assembly.

St Winefride's Icon

The year of 2018 well and truly began with fireworks as Greg Francis, senior officer in the NCA’s National Cyber Crime Unit Prevent Team, received recognition in the Queen's New Year Honours.

Greg is the founder of Fit2Fite, the popular fitness class which features at all 3ness events. However, the fitness fanatic and family man has recently been rewarded for his efforts on and off duty with the British Empire Medal!

Greg’s law enforcement career started more than 20 years ago with a local authority team dealing with fraud before he joined Her Majesty’s Customs & Excise. He served as an investigator, taking on drugs traffickers, before enhancing his skills as staff officer when the Serious Organised Crime Agency was formed. His wealth of experience is now focused on dealing with the ever-evolving cyber-crime field, where the projects in which he has been involved have made a significant impact. Outside of work, Greg has competed internationally in karate, achieving a silver medal at the 1990 World Karate Championships, as well as being an assistant coach for the England team and an ambassador for the sport.

Greg has served as a magistrate and worked on a major project to mentor and coach young offenders from Black and Minority Ethnic communities in London through the charity ‘100 Black Men’.

In his current role he has been instrumental in the Cyberchoices campaign, aiming to prevent young people becoming criminals in the use of technology.

We are extremely proud to have Greg Francis BEM as one of our icons and would like to congratulate him on his incredibly well-deserved award!


We would like to remind you that the homework set by the teachers on MyBB is part of the weekly homework and is not optional.


As with MyBB, the homework set on MyMaths is mandatory! Don't forget to look at the lessons if you are getting stuck. Once you are finished there are lots of games to play which will help you with your understanding of Mathematics.

Remembrance Services

Next Friday, 9th November we will be holding a special Remembrance Service to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Armistice that ended the Great War. It will begin at 1:30pm and this means that there will not be an assembly at 10:00am.

The service will initially be led by 5K and will continue to include a wreath laying ceremony by representatives of the whole school in recognition of former pupils of the school who were involved in the Great War.

Leslie Soloman, who has devoted many hours with the children leading a project on the conflict, will also be in attendance to read a poem written by herself.

We would like to ask everyone to donate to the Poppy Appeal, if they are able, so that every child in the school is wearing a poppy during the service.

Members of the School Council and the School Leadership Team will be attending the Newham Deanery Remembrance Service at Central Park at 11:00am.

Shrouds of the Somme

Classes 3/4H, 5/6Mc and 6M are attending the Shrouds of the Somme Art Installation on Thursday 8th November. It promises to be a truly moving tribute to the brave men who lost their lives during the Battle of the Somme. If you have not returned the permission letter please do so as soon as possible.

BFI International Film Week

Classes 1/2H, 3G, 5K, 5/6Mc and 6M are attending a special screening of a top ranked film next week as part of the BFI International Film Festival. Please return any permission letters ASAP!

CYO Performance at the Royal Chapel

Members of the School Choir, as part of the Commonwealth Children's Choir have attended a special concert held to honour those who fell during the Great War. They performed with the Coldstream Guards in front of many distinguished guests. One of the songs sung by the choir was written especially for Jack Cornwell, who was born and raised in Manor Park.

Before and After School Clubs

Don't forget Mr Brown's Sports Club is now on Friday.

Mr Savin will be starting a Before School Sports Club on Wednesday 7th November (weather permitting) and the first 20 children to ask for and return a letter will be able to attend.

Father George

We would like to thank Father George for all the good work he has done for our parish over the last few months. He is going back to his home parish of Upton Park soon and we wish him well.

Mrs Peters and Jane Grell

We would also like to thank Mrs Peters and Jane Grell for spending the day at St Winefride's going to each class and telling them a story from around the world. They must have been exhausted by the time they finished!

Christmas Shoe Boxes

Once again we are very grateful to the wonderful community of St Winefride's! Miley's mum is organising a collection of Christmas Shoe Boxes to be sent to children around the world, who unfortunately would not receive a present other wise. There are 5 steps to follow:

  1. Get a medium sized shoe box to pack for a boy or a girl (Miley's mum has a supply of shoe boxes, so don't worry if you haven't got one.) If you want to wrap the box, wrap the lid and base separately.
  2. Select fun toys, like a doll, football with a pump, teddy bear etc.
  3. Other gifts such as school supplies, hat or scarfs.
  4. Add a personal note or photo and say a prayer for the child.
  5. Include a £5.00 donation to help cover shipping and processing costs etc.

Miley's mum will be in Coffee morning on 9th November 2018 to collect, collate and wrap up the boxes with you.

More details may be found at:

House Points

Total up to 2nd November 2018


Please follow the Firework Code and be safe over the coming days.

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A paper copy of this newsletter will be on display on the notice board in the playground and there will be a limited number of copies available at the school office.

This Week's Prayer

Dear Father,

Help us to love you with all our heart, soul, and strength,

And to love one another as we love ourselves.

In Jesus' name we pray.


God Bless You,

Mr Underwood