**** December is a very busy time at Winnall Primary, please keep an eye on the diary! ****

Winnall Primary School

Friends of Winnall Primary School (PTA)

Welcome to the FoWPS Section (PTA)  

Dear Parent or Carer


We hope you're all doing well. We, the Friends of Winnall Primary School, are always working to make school even better for our children. We want to let everyone know what we're up to and where the money we raise goes.

Exciting news! We've put up some posters around school that show what we're working on right now. You can see what the money from our events is used for.

Here are a few things we're helping with:

  • Hoodies for Year 6 kids
  • Making a quiet place in the playground
  • Getting new speakers
  • Helping pay for cool school trips (like the bus to the Anvil for KS2 pantomime)
  • Paying for fun learning shows (like the Punch and Judy shows we had last year)
  • And there's more!

Every time you join in our events or help out in any way, you're making school better for our kids. Every bit of help adds up and makes big things happen.

Please take a look at the posters when you're at school. We'd love to hear what you think. Let's all work together to make our school the best place for our children.

To Winnall kids!


The Friends of Winnall Primary School

Get ready for festive FREE DRESS and DONATION DAY on December 5th!

As the holiday season approaches, we're excited to invite you to participate in a special and festive day at Winnall Primary School! We've streamlined our Christmas Fayre preparations and are now hosting a "Festive Free Dress and Donation Day" on Tuesday, 5th December.


What's Happening on Festive Free Dress and Donation Day? On this day, students are welcome to come to school in non-uniform clothing to celebrate the festive spirit. We encourage them to wear something fun and festive if they wish - think holiday colors, winter themes, or even a fun Christmas hat!


Donations for Our Christmas Fayre In exchange for the privilege of non-uniform dress, we kindly ask students to bring in a donation for our Christmas Fayre tombolas. We welcome any of the following items:


Chocolate items for our "Sweet Tooth" tombola.

Bottles of any kind - from soft drinks, alcohol and fancy juices to pampering products like bubble bath - for our "Bottle Bonanza" tombola.

Your contributions will significantly enhance the variety and appeal of our tombolas, which are always a highlight of our fayre.


Participation Details


Please ensure that all donation items are new and unopened.

Items can be brought to the school office or given to class teachers on the morning of December 5th.

We hope this day will be a fun and memorable way for students to contribute to our school community and get into the holiday spirit. We're looking forward to seeing their festive outfits and appreciate your support in making our Christmas Fayre a success.


Thank you for your generosity and participation. Together, we're creating a wonderful holiday season for our school community.


If anyone has any clean, unwanted cuddly toys we would be happy to accept donations on Wednesday 6th, traditionally Y6 have a stall where they sell cuddly toys and this helps fund their leaver's hoodies.


Warm regards and thank you for your continued support,


The Friends of Winnall Primary School

Christmas Fayre - Friday 8th December 2023

Dear Parents and carers,

As we all eagerly anticipate the festive cheer of our annual Christmas Fayre on the 8th December, we are reaching out on behalf of The Friends of Winnall Primary School PTA to seek your support for a cherished tradition – our Christmas Raffle.

Last year, thanks to the generosity of local businesses and our community, the raffle was a tremendous success. This year, we’re hoping to replicate that success, but with a twist. We understand that each family in our school community has unique talents, connections, and resources. Therefore, we are inviting you to contribute to our raffle prizes.

How Can You Help?

  • Prizes from your profession: If you’re associated with a business or service (restaurant, store, gym, etc), consider donating a gift card, service, or product.
  • Handmade Gifts: Are you a master baker, a craft enthusiast, or have another hobby? Handcrafted items make wonderful, personal prizes.
  • Unused or New Items: Perhaps you have new items at home that could find a new purpose as a raffle prize.

Every contribution, no matter how big or small, counts and will help make our Christmas Fayre more memorable for the children and our community.

Why contribute?

  • Support our school: All proceeds from the raffle go directly to supporting school activities and resources for our students.
  • Community spirit: This is a wonderful opportunity to showcase the diverse talents and generosity within our school community.
  • Recognition: contributors will be acknowledged (with consent) in our communications.

How to donate: Please reply to this email or contact us at by the end of the month if you have a prize to donate or if you have any questions.

Thank you for considering this request. Your support is invaluable in making the Christmas Fayre a joyful and successful event for everyone. Let’s come together to create a festive and fun experience for our children!

Christmas Card designs

 Good news! As part of a special fundraising initiative, your child will be coming home with an art template this week. This is their canvas to showcase their creativity and design skills for a unique school project in collaboration with Classfundraising.


What's It About?


Each student gets the chance to design their own Christmas card (or other product). These personalized creations can be professionally printed and cherished as keepsakes or shared with loved ones.


Key Date: Please ensure your child's completed design is returned to school by Thursday, 19th October 2023.


For detailed guidelines, inspiration, and more information on this project, please see attachment. Please have a read before your child starts creating.


We believe this is a fantastic way to celebrate the artistic talents of our students while also supporting our school. We can't wait to see the wonderful designs!


Thank you for your enthusiasm and collaboration in making this project successful. If you have any immediate questions, feel free to contact us:



Halloween disco - Wednesday 18th October

Come and have a spooktacular time with us!  


We raised an amazing amount of £427.24!!!! Thank you so much for all your support!  The children had an amazing time as you can see from some of the pictures below.

Come along and find out more about the Friends of Winnall Primary, have a hot drink and biscuit.


Can you help?  Even if it's for 30 minutes once a term!

Summer Fayre - Friday 30th June

and face painting ... and various other exciting activities!!


Come along and enjoy the fun and help raise valuable funds for the school community.

On Monday 26th June we are inviting the children to wear non-uniform in exchange for a bottle of drink or a donation of "smellies", eg perfume or bubble bath or gift packs.


If you have any good quality cuddly toys you would like to donate for our toy tombola, please bring them into school on Tuesday (27th June).


If you have any unused and good quality school uniform please bring them into school on Friday (23rd June).


All money raised will be used to enhance your child's school experience at Winnall Primary School and all donations will be gratefully received.


We are looking for volunteers, if you are able to help for a couple of hours at the Summer Fayre on Friday 30th June, please contact the Friends of Winnall Primary School on or speak to the office.

Come and enjoy the fun - disco, crown making competition, prizes to be won!

The Great Winnall Bake Off - Wednesday 29th March

Create your very own show-stopper for our school judges, cakes to be sold at the end of the day to raise money.... on your marks..... get set..... bake!


A total of £114 was raised - thank you!

Wear what you love - fundraising event 10th Feb 2023.

A total of £159.35 raised - thank you !

FoWPS Christmas Fete - Thursday 15th December

Before the event: 


Raffle Prizes. Do you know anyone who could help by offering a raffle prize for this event?


Friday 2nd December Own Clothes Day - bring a bottle or chocolate for the tombolas


From Monday 5th December - donations of toys and games can be made to school for the Toy tombola


Raffle tickets for sale from Thursday 9th December before and after school - could you help sell these?


Friday 10th December - Children to taken home cups to fill with wrapped sweets


On the day:


Help needed setting up on the 15th from 2pm


Help needed to run a stall from 3.30pm onwards

Halloween Disco - Thursday 3rd November

'Come and have a spooktacular time with us, there will be a Halloween costume competition, firework drawing competition, glow in the dark temporary tattoos, music, dancing, refreshments and more!'




Who are the Friends and What do they do?


The Friends of Winnall Primary School (FoWPS) are a group of parents who organise all the fundraising events for the school.  This includes the Christmas fayre, the Halloween disco, the Easter disco and the Summer fete.


In September 2022, following the pandemic, we are excited to announce that the Friends of Winnall Primary School has reformed and our next fundraising event is the Halloween Disco on Thursday 3rd November 2022.


Due to the lockdown this is the first event we have held in school since November 2019!!


The Friends in 2019, 2021 and 2022 contributed to travel for the KS2 pantomime and provided additional funds for the library refurbishment in the 2019/2020 school year. 


Previously the FoWPS have provided money towards one school trip per class.  


The FoWPS bought every child in the school a book for World Book Day (March 2018), purchased a number of table tennis tables that have been well used in after school clubs (January 2018) and bought an Arbour Seat for the KS2 playground in the Spring.


  • We are always looking for new fundraising ideas
  • We will always welcome new Committee members - please contact the office if you are interested and your details can be passed on to our chairperson
  • We meet roughly once every half term to plan events and keep up to date
  • We also hold an AGM once a year to elect Committee members.
  • Most importantly, every single penny we raise through events is used for the benefit of the children.