Autumn No. 11, Friday 23rd November 2018

Gospel of the Week

It is you who say that I am a king.

Pilate went back inside the palace. He called Jesus to him and asked,

“Are you the king of the Jews?”

Jesus said,

“Is that your own question, or did others tell you about me?”

Pilate answered,

“I am not a Jew. It was your own people and their leading priests who brought you before me. What have you done wrong?”

Jesus said,

“My kingdom does not belong to this world. If it belonged to this world, my servants would have fought to keep me from being given over to the Jewish leaders. But my kingdom is from another place.”

Pilate said,

“So you are a king!”

Jesus answered,

“You say that I am a king. That is true. I was born for this: to tell people about the truth. That is why I came into the world. And everyone who belongs to the truth listens to me.”

John 18:33-37

Letter From Nick Gibb

We are delighted to show you a copy of a letter we received from Rt Hon Nick Gibb MP, the Minister of State for School Standards. As you can see, we are rated in the top 7% of schools in the country for the children's wonderful work in phonics. Everyone, children, staff and parent/carers should be extremely proud of this success! As Mr Gibb says it is an 'outstanding achievement'.

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 4H perform a song their assembly. You may then see the Assembly at 10 o'clock in the church.

Romanian Great Union Day

We will be celebrating Romania's Great Union Day. Although the actual day is on 1st December we will be delaying it a little so that Class 6M may perform an assembly about it. We will celebrate Great Union Day on Friday 7th December. If you have any traditional Romanian clothes you may wear them on 7th December, if not please come along in Red and White.

Fericită Zi a Uniunii Unite!

Breakfast Club

Please remember that if your child attends the Breakfast Club you need to pay in advance. The club costs £3.00 per day (£15.00 per week), you may pay via the cashless payment system (School Money) at: if paying every week is too time consuming you may pay further in advance i.e. two or three weeks at a time etc. and the system will update as your children 'use it up'.

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! We will be putting links up to the songs next week once they have been finalised so that you may practice in the safety of your own home!

We are pretty sure that this song is going to be sung so have a look and get singing!

Christmas Shoe Boxes

We received a lovely letter from Samaritan's Purse thanking us for the donation of Christmas Shoe Boxes, which will be delivered, hopefully in time for Christmas. Once again a huge thank you to Miley's Mum for overseeing this wonderful effort!

Christmas Jumper Day

We will be having our annual Christmas Jumper Day on Tuesday 18th December, on the same day that the children will be having their Christmas meal. Mr Savin has promised that he will not give out any letters about the incorrect school uniform being worn on that day!

If you haven't got a Christmas Jumper just wear Christmas colours instead!

School Dinners

Your children may have told you how we are changing the arrangements for school dinners. We are trying out having all of each phase eating at the same time, this means that it is a much calmer atmosphere as there are not children constantly coming in and out through the doors and the children get to eat with all of their friends. It has been a little hectic but it is getting day by day, and we feel that it will provide a much better experience for all of the children.

House Points

Total for week ending 23rd November 2018

St Barnabas Jewellery Project

One of our Parent/carers is organising a Jewellery Stall and 'Surgery' at St Barnabas Church, Browning Road, e12 6PB on Saturday 24th November between 12.00pm and 3.00pm. Why not pop along to get any broken items of jewellery fixed and also take the chance to pick up a bargain! Items such as earrings and bracelets start as low as 50p, with Christmas GIFTS from £5.00!

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 afternoons, at the end of the school day, to raise funds for the school. Please see Miss Khanom if you would like to purchase any items which will be priced at £1.00 each. Please note, we will not be selling items from lost property, these may still be claimed in the normal way.

School Uniform

We have noticed that some children are beginning to get 'creative' with how they interpret the St Winefride's School Uniform. If you follow this link it will take you to our policy:

We would ask that all parent/carers adhere to the policy and send their children to school in the correct uniform, including the requirements for the PE kit and trainers. Mr Savin has begun handing out letters reminding the children of the correct uniform. If your child receives one of these letters please make strenuous efforts to dress your child appropriately as soon as is practicable.

The picture shows the correct jumper, cardigan, trousers and shoes/trainers. Skirts, dresses and shorts may also be worn according to the season.

Visits to Places of Worship

As part of our RE Curriculum we occasionally visit places of worship, other than our own. These visits are a wonderful way to observe and learn about how other people live and pray. Indeed the Holy Father himself said "The Roman Catholic Church would promote friendship and respect between men and women of different religions," and we feel that visiting places such as the Hindu Temple in Browning Road is a great way to promote such friendship. We would therefore urge all parent/carers to think very carefully before denying their children the opportunity to visit such places and to follow the advice and sentiments of Pope Francis.

St Andrew's Day

Next Friday, 30th November, is St Andrew's Day so we would like all children and members of staff who are in St Andrew's house to wear blue for the day!

Book Corner Winners

Congratulations to Classes 2B, 3G and 5/6Mc on winning the Book Corner Competition!

Pictured above and in the header is the winning Solar System entry from Class 3G

This Week's Prayer

Heavenly Father,

We offer praise to Jesus, our King. We choose to follow him each day. We look forward to living with him in heaven where he reigns as King of Kings and Lord of Lords. In his name we pray.


God Bless You,

Mr Underwood