Autumn No. 9, Thursday 8th November 2018

Gospel of the Week

Warning against the teachers of the law

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

Flu Vaccine

All children from Reception up to Year 5 are entitled to a free Flu Vaccine. If you haven't returned your form please do so as soon as possible. the forms must be returned, even if you do not want your child to have the vaccine.

Please go to this link for more information about the Flu Vaccine:

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 from 1D perform a song from last week's assembly.

Shrouds of the Somme

The Children in 3/4H, 5/6Mc and 6M have attended the 'Shrouds of the Somme' Art Installation today (8th November)

As well as attending the exhibition they have also had a two hour workshop in school that enabled them to grasp the horror of what the soldiers endured at the Battle of the Somme and also realise just how brave and devoted those men were. The exhibition is free of charge and is open until 18th November and we would encourage everyone who is able to go along and pay their respects to the soldiers who died but were never recovered. Indeed one of our St Winefride's Icons, Walter Tull is one of those who, sadly, never received a proper burial as his friends were unable to find his body after he was killed in action. The scale of the exhibition is a staggering insight into how many men lost their lives fighting for their country.

if you would like to know more about the Shrouds of the Somme, please click this link:

If you would like to find out more about Walter Tull please follow this link:


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

Tomorrow, 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.

Lesley 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.

Remembrance Service Booklet

We have a limited number of booklets for the Remembrance service available for tomorrow's service. There is a suggested donation of £1.00, which will go to the Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal.


Our Year 5 and 6 children are still selling poppies at break times, please bring in a donation if you would like to buy one.

Christmas Shoe Boxes

PLEASE REMEMBER Last Chance Tomorrow!

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:

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.

Tennis Icon

There are still places available for the Tennis Icon Breakfast Club. If you would like your children to attend please go to:

Educational Visits

It has been very busy on the Educational Visit front with three classes out on Thursday at the Shrouds of the Somme, (3/4H, 5/6Mc and 6M) with 5/6Mc and 6M two of them joining 5K at the cinema in the morning too! Next week 3/4H are off on their cinema visit and the School Council are attending the Newham Deanery Remembrance service on Friday (9/11/18). In December Class 1/2H and both of the Reception classes have already booked to see the Gruffalo at Stratford Circus.

House Points

Total up to 2nd November 2018

Not updated this week due to Remembrance Service

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,

Everything we have is a gift from you. Help us to remember that we should give back to you with a cheerful heart. In Jesus' name we pray.


God Bless You,

Mr Underwood