Autumn No. 10, Friday 16th November 2018

Gospel of the Week

He will gather his chosen from the four winds.

“During the days after this trouble comes,

‘The sun will grow dark.

And the moon will not give its light.

The stars will fall from the sky.

And everything in the sky will be changed.’

Isaiah 13:10; 34:4

“Then people will see the Son of Man coming in clouds with great power and glory. The Son of Man will send his angels all around the earth. They will gather his chosen people from every part of the earth.

“The fig tree teaches us a lesson: When its branches become green and soft, and new leaves begin to grow, then you know that summer is near. So also when you see all these things happening, then you will know that the time is near, ready to come. I tell you the truth. All these things will happen while the people of this time are still living. The whole world, earth and sky, will be destroyed, but the words I have said will never be destroyed.

“No one knows when that day or time will be. The Son and the angels in heaven don’t know. Only the Father knows.”

Mark 13:24-32

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 5K perform a song from last week's Remembrance Service. You may then see 3G's Assembly at 10 o'clock in the church.


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

Last Friday we held a very moving and fitting tribute to those who lost their lives during the Great War. It was especially brought home to the children as we remembered actual pupils from the school who would have been involved in the conflict, both in France and at home. The children laid hand made wreaths to honour 24 children who were among the first ever pupils of St Winefride's. The Newham Recorder printed a very positive article which may be found at the following link:

There is another article, also in the Newham Recorder about the project the children have been working on with Lesley Soloman, which may be found at this link:


We would like to share with you an email from Lesley which sums up how we feel about the very moving service:

"Dear Mr Underwood,

Firstly it was such a privilege to be able to attend your school's Remembrance Service on Friday.

The pupils of St Winefride's School, that you lead, acted with seriousness, dignity and seemed to understand, in their actions, just how much we owe these young men.

I am sure that you are justifiably proud of them all.

Lesley Solomon"

Parents Choir

Anyone who would like to join in with the Parent/Carers Choir please just drop in to the coffee morning where you will be warmly welcomed. It is believed that the ability to turn up and practice is just as important as natural singing ability. Don't worry everyone is welcome and remember that the children absolutely love it when they see their parent/carers singing for them!

Before and After School Clubs

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

There are still a few places in Mr Savin's Before School Sports Club, held on Wednesdays. Any child who would like to attend should see Mr Savin for a letter.

Tennis Icon

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

Assembly Videos

Don't forget that videos of the children's assemblies are available on the home page of our website.

House Points

Total for week ending 16th November 2018

Road Safety Week

Next week is Road Safety Week, why not take the opportunity to walk to school if you don't already do so. If you take a bus try getting off a stop earlier, if you travel by car park a little further away (it will be easier and will make the roads around the school less congested and safer). If you do drive your children to school we would like to remind you that the car park in front of the church is for school staff only after 7:30 in the morning. Please do not drive into the car park near to school opening time as there are children and parent/carers waiting for the gates to open and it is too dangerous to have a moving vehicle in the vicinity.

If you visit the Road Safety Week website (link below) you will see that it is trying very hard to get people onto bicycles. If your child would like to cycle to school next week we will find space in the playground for them to store their bikes.

For more information on Road Safety week please go to:

Uniform Donations

If you have any good quality items of school uniform that your children have out grown, we would like you to donate them to the school. We will then sell them on Friday afternoon, at the end of the school day, to raise funds for the school. Assuming we have had some donations we will begin selling pre-worn uniform next Friday (23rd November), each item will be priced at £1.00. Please note, we will not be selling items from lost property, these may still be claimed in the normal way.

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,

Even though we don't know the day or hour when Jesus will come to take his children to be with him, let us live in such a way that we will be ready when he comes.


God Bless You,

Mr Underwood