16th November, 2018

Notes for your diary

Mindfulness and resilience session for parents and carers – 21st November 6.30 – 7.30 – in hall – crèche provided.

Book Fair – 20th to 23rd November afternoons only.
Parish Christmas Fayre – 24th November 12 – 3pm
Christmas Plays – see below times

Dear Parents and Carers,

On Tuesday 13th November Year 4T visited The Tower of London to enhance and deepen the children’s learning in their History topic. They had a really great experience.

Don’t forget – Quiz Night tonight!

This is always a really fun evening so don’t forget to get your tickets on the door.

Mindfulness and Resilience Meeting for Parents and Carers

We will also be running a session for all parents and carers to share strategies for supporting children in developing resilience and managing anxiety. This will take place on 21st November from 6.30 to 7.30 in the hall and we will be providing a crèche. The session will be led by Oli and Stef, who are currently running weekly sessions for all our year 4, 5 and 6 pupils.

Our Friends will be providing refreshments after the session to give you an opportunity to talk with other parents and carers. So please come along and join us for a really interesting session. We are sending out a letter in all book bags today. Please return the tear off slip if you are able to attend the session so that we can prepare for correct numbers. Please also let us know if you need to use our crèche facility.

Advent Collection for CAFOD

This year our pupils would like to raise money to buy World Gifts for those in great need around the world. Classes will raise money by having a pyjama day next Friday (23rd November). Each class will then decide which gift they would like to buy. You can see this range on https://worldgifts.cafod.org.uk/
Please see the poster which the children have created.
Link: http://www.swcps.lewisham.sch.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/Pyjama-day-for-CAFOD-2018.pdf
Book Fair – 20th November until 23rd November
The book fair will be situated on the ground floor of the year 1/6 building in the afternoons only.

Christmas Plays

Please see the table below which shows the times, dates and locations for our Christmas plays this year.
These are always a very special highlight of our school year and a great opportunity to celebrate talent and remember why we celebrate Christmas.
All classes have dress rehearsals on the day of their play and these are watched by other classes, so lots of children have the opportunity to see their siblings.
We do not allow parents and carers to take their children out of class to watch their sibling’s performance.
We hope you will be able to join us.

  small hall big hall
4th December Rec B        2pm  
5th December   3F             2pm
6th December Nursery  2.15pm  
7th December Rec C        1.15pm 3W           2pm
11th December 1A              1.15pm 4T             2pm
12th December 1LC            1.15pm 4CW         2pm
13th December 2A              1.15pm 5K             2pm
14th December 2M             1.15pm 5F              2pm
18th December   6F & 6M  2pm

Switch off Fortnight 12th-26th November 2018.

Our ‘Eco Reps’ have registered for our school to take part in ‘Switch off Fortnight 12th-26th November 2018’.

We would like our school community to take part by being aware of how they use energy both at school and at home and to think of ways to save it to make our environment a better place. The children are displaying posters around the school and placing stickers near electrical switches to encourage switching off.

If you have a smart meter, this would be a great opportunity to see if your child can help make a difference at home.

Lewisham Music Newsletter

Link for the November Newsletter: https://mailchi.mp/49ef9f85b68a/lewisham-music-newsletter-nov2018?e=cd1b53fba5

Our Lady of Lourdes parish

1st Communion Programme 2018/19 – Our Lady of Lourdes Lee
The next session will be on Saturday 1st December for the children in the church and for the parents in the hall, both at 10:00am . We will be covering Chapters 2 & 3 Special Gift & Baptism . Please do arrive before 10:00am so that the sessions can start and finish on time; teas and coffees will be available in the hall from 9:45am.
Chorus of Our Lady of Lourdes Lee
A reminder that this term’s rehearsals have restarted again on Monday evenings in the church at 8pm in preparation for our Christmas concert.  It doesn’t matter if you were not able to make the first couple of sessions as there is plenty of time to catch up. It seems wrong to talk of Christmas so early – but we need the next few months to rehearse some old and new music.  If you have never sung with a choir before then this is a great term to come along for a couple of taster sessions as much of the music will be familiar to you and EVERYONE loves singing Christmas carols and songs.  The welcome is of course open to all our current and past members and please do ask friends and family to join.  We especially would welcome younger people and more MEN!!
Link: http://www.swcps.lewisham.sch.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/Christmas-Generic-Invitation-Poster-GS.pdf

Our Lady of  Lourdes  Christmas Fayre will be on Saturday 24th November 12 -3 p.m. in the St Winifred’s main hall. Please see poster attached. There is a focus on collecting toys & books this weekend  but please do make other contributions for the other stalls (bottles, cosmetics, cakes etc.)  as and when your circumstances allow.

All donations of gifts, bottles, prizes etc. should be handed in to the church please. Sales of the “squares” for the main raffle will be on sale after each Mass this weekend.
Flyer link: http://www.swcps.lewisham.sch.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/OLoL-Christmas-Poster-2018.pdf

Message from the Friends

🤔 QUIZ NIGHT – IS TONIGHT!!! Doors open at 7.30pm 🤔
Thank you for your support for this event. It really is a great night, for a great cause so we look forward to seeing you there. There will be tickets available on the door, and we have spaces at the tables so you won’t be without a team!

🎉 DISCO!!! – Friday 7th December 🎉
Thank you to those who have already volunteered for this event. We always need more hands so if you can help, please get in touch with us at stwinifredsfriendsse12@gmail.com or let your class rep know.
Reception, years 1 & 2 Disco  – 4.30pm – 5.45pm
Yrs 3 to 6 Disco – 6.15pm – 7.30pm
You can expect Christmas disco fun this year with BONKERZ! Check them out here: https://en-gb.facebook.com/BonkerzEntertainment/

Fresh, premium grade Nordmann non-drop trees at great prices!
Super Grade 3ft – 4ft £24
Premium Grade 4ft –5ft – £27
Premium Grade 5ft – 6ft £30
Premium Grade 6ft – 6ft.6 £37
Premium Grade 6ft.6 – 8ft £45
Trees available for collection on 8th December from St Winifred’s. Please leave your form and payment with the office or send requests to stwinifredsfriendsse12@gmail.com. Cheques should be made payable to The Friends of St Winifreds. We regret that we cannot place orders until payment is made.

We need a minimum of 20 orders to continue so please get your slips in ASAP!



Please support your child by ensuring they are in school before the bell is rung each morning. Lots of our pupils are arriving late every day and missing the beginning of their learning.  All classes including  Nursery and Reception, are expected to start their school day at 8.45.


Class Attendance Late Class Attendance Late
Reception C 94% 3 Year 3F 94% 4
Reception BC 97% 1 Year 4T 97% 4
Year 1A 99% 5 Year 4CW 96% 8
Year 1LC 89% 10 Year 5K 93% 4
Year 2A 96% 6 Year 5F 97% 7
Year 2M 98% 0 Year 6F 97% 2
Year 3W 98% 3 Year 6M 94% 3

Have a really lovely weekend.

Margaret Hanrahan