14th February 2020

Notes for your diary

Valentine’s Day Cake Sale – Friday 14th February
Cake sale at the end of the day .

Monday 24th February – Inset Day – School closed for children

Tuesday 25th February – Children return to school

10th & 12th March Parent/Carer and Teacher Meetings

Dear Parents and Carers,

Half Term has arrived again already, and we are over half way through the school year!

On Monday our Section 48 inspection took place and we had lots of positive feedback. Thank you so much for your feedback sheets:  the inspectors were very impressed by the number of responses and the huge support you show for our school. We are looking forward to receiving our report after half term and of course we will share it with you as soon as possible.

Our pupils have been involved in lots of exciting events this week:
Year 5 pupils visited the Creekside Discovery Centre as part of their River studies topic. The children said that it was cold but they had a fantastic experience.

On Wednesday, Nursery went on a superb visit the Horniman museum to enjoy the aquarium, animal walk, museum grounds and relevant regular exhibits. This was an opportunity to explore a wide variety of objects and experiences, develop their language and socialise with friends.
On Thursday, all our Year 6 pupils took part in inspirational workshops on evolution. These were run by a specialist who comes to our school each year, with a whole range of creatures, to enable pupils to gain an excellent understanding in this area.
Today, all our Year 3 pupils went to the Albany Theatre to see ‘The Little Prince’.

This year once again, we are working on an exciting – whole school project with Bow Arts Consortium. We are working to create an instillation from waste materials as part of our focus on re using and recycling. This week our artists worked with all our year 3 and 4 pupils and they have created some amazing abstract pieces. These will be hung from panels along with pieces from other classes to make one large finished piece, which you will be invited to see next half term.

Bingo Evening
It was great to see so many of you at our Bingo Evening last Friday. The children had a lovely time. Our ‘Friends’ deserve huge thanks for all their hard work in making this such a wonderful event.

Wednesday Word
Link for the Wednesday Word: http://www.swcps.lewisham.sch.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/Wednesday-word.pdf

As we near the end of this financial year please check for any unpaid trips on Parentpay unless you have already discussed these with us.

School Meals Nursery (full time), years 3 – 6
The cost of school meals for the next half term is £66.70/£2.30 per day/£11.50 per week – from 25th February – 3rd April. This is payable via ParentPay in advance half termly or weekly, but not in arrears. If you are experiencing difficulties please come and talk to us so we can support you.

Free half term activities
Link to information flyer: http://www.swcps.lewisham.sch.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/February-2020-Half-Term-Lewisham-call-out.pdf

Also /Lean Lewisham Educational Arts Network web site: https://mailchi.mp/98cd5b832716/local-arts-activities-for-the-children-and-families-you-work-with-3852509?e=e07f43b6a6

Parent/Carer and Teacher Meetings

All classes

Tuesday 10th March – 4.30 – 7 pm
Thursday 12th March – 3.30 – 6 pm

Appointment sheets will be available from Tuesday 25th February

You can sign up for your preferred time on the appointment sheets in the office reception area inside the double doors.  If you cannot pop in to sign up, then call the school office after 9.30am and before 2.45pm (from 25th Feb) and we will do our best to accommodate you.
You can make an appointment for a 10 minute discussion with your child’s teacher. You will also be able to spend time looking at your child’s work before your appointment if you arrive a bit earlier.
In order to ensure you don’t have to wait, teachers will use timers. It is really important that appointments do not overrun but if you need more time then you are welcome to arrange a follow up meeting.
There will be crèche facilities during these meetings.

 Attendance for this week

Class Attendance Class Attendance
Reception A 90% Year 3F 99%
Reception CO 96% Year 4F 96%
Year 1LO 96% Year 4C 97%
Year 1UB 96% Year 5K 95%
Year 2A 92% Year 5G 95%
Year 2M 94% Year 6F 92%
Year 3T 95% Year 6M 95%


Our Lady of Lourdes parish

1st Holy Communion programme – The next meeting is on Saturday 29th February.  It is for the children only and they should meet in the church for a 10:00am start. They will be covering Chapter 8 “Fruit of the Vine”.

The Chorus of Our Lady of Lourdes.  The Chorus rehearsals for the spring term take a break for the half-term holiday and so there are NO rehearsals on Monday 17th – they continue at 8pm in the church on Monday 24th February.  Several people showed an interest in joining the Chorus following the Christmas concert and carol singing in the pubs; it would be lovely to meet you again at the rehearsal along with anyone else who wants to come along.  Of course, we also look forward to welcoming back all our present and any past members.  For the spring term we always perform a major work and this year we shall be presenting Faure’s Requiem, along with two or three other well-known and appropriate pieces.  Please do not feel intimidated with such a grand sounding work if you have never sung in a choir before as we all learn together week by week in small sections.  There are no auditions and no requirement to read or understand music; its more about gaining enjoyment from singing.  Please save the date of Sunday 29th March at 4pm in the church for this performance.

Coffee morning after Sunday 9:00am Mass

Whether you attend the 9:00am Mass or turn up early for the 11:00am Mass on Sundays,  please do come and in and join us in the church hall after the 9:00am Mass for tea, coffee, biscuits, squash and a chat.

The Friends of St Winifred’s – PTA

An opportunity has come up to join our PTA committee as Treasurer. We are welcoming applications and/or suggestions up until the 21st February via our email stwinifredsfriendsse12@gmail.com
If you require a description of the position or would like to discuss further please do not hesitate to contact us on the email address above.
All the best,
The Friends of St Winifred’s
 PTA All profit made goes towards furthering the education of our children and building a strong and inclusive school community

Have a really lovely half term.

Margaret Hanrahan