Friday 13th October 2023



Saturday 14th October

New to reception 2024 open morning - 10 am

Monday 16th October

Individual and Sibling Photos

Year 5 DT day

Tuesday 17th October

Year 2 Trip - Kingston Museum

Thursday 19th October

Year 4 Trip - Sir Francis Recreation Ground

Year 5 Viking Day

Friday 20th October

Harvest Festival Assembly

Last day of half-term

Monday 23rd to Friday 27th October


Monday 30th October 

Inset Day

Tuesday 31st October

Children Return

Secondary School Application Deadline

Monday 6th November

Year 6 Trip - Imperial War Museum

Tuesday 7th & Wednesday 8th November

Parent Consultation & SEN Review

Tuesday 14th November

Nasal Flu Immunisation

Monday 20th to Friday 24th November

Book Fair

Thursday 23rd November

Year 2 Christmas Journey - King Centre

Friday 15th December

Christmas Fair and Performance

Wednesday 20th December

ABM Christmas Lunch 

Christmas Jumper Day

Thursday 21st December

Last day of term (early finish)

Friday 22nd December to Friday 5th January

Christmas Holidays

Monday 8th January


Tuesday 9th January

Children return

Year 6 Assembly

What a wonderful way to start a wet Friday morning with a fabulous assembly by Year 6.

They took the audience through a journey back in time to meet some influential people of the Victoria era. Thank you to  all the parents who came to watch - we hope you enjoyed it.


Parent Invite - Reception, Year 1 and 2: 9am,Monday 16 October 

If you haven't signed up, it's not too late, click here or turn up on Monday.

Mastering Number parent workshop 2023.pdf

TOMORROW - Open Morning, 10am Saturday 14th October 

If you know someone with a child wanting a place in Reception next year, please recommend that they come along to visit our Open Morning or book a tour of the school via the school office

Harvest Festival Assembly Next Thursday

Please bring donations for the local food bank into school next Thursday.  Tinned goods and hygiene items are needed but a full list of wanted items is on the link:

Don't forget - Individual & Sibling school photographs on Monday 16th August 

Please make sure children are in full school uniform and are wearing a school jumper or cardigan.  If it is a PE day, please wear school uniform and bring PE kit in separately. 

Year 4 Design & Technology Day on Wednesday 18th October

If possible children should bring in an unused or old piece of clothing to use as the material.

Year 5 Viking day on Thursday 19th October

Please come dressed up as a Viking. This can be as simple as wearing brown/dark clothing. Please bring in any large carboard as we will be making Viking shields.

Year 2 Trip to Kingston Museum on Tuesday 17th October

Please make sure your child has a waterproof coat as the weather is very unpredictable.

Year 4 Trip to Sir Francis Recreation Ground on Thursday 19th October.

Please make sure your child has a waterproof coat as the weather is very unpredictable.


2022-23 Attendance Super Stars

Some of our Ellingham children who had 100% attendance last year, went to a special awards ceremony at Southborough School.  The Lady Mayor was there to present the certificates. 

So proud of them all! 

Attendance is a major concern in schools across the country.  Children who learn and achieve well come to school regularly and have high attendance track record.

Friends of Ellingham Fundraising 

Don't miss the change to have yours child's artwork turned into beautiful Christmas cards mugs, gift labels or tea towels and raise money with £1 donated from every purchase to the school.  Please return their artwork with your order by 2nd November.


Who's Been Eating Nursery's Biscuits?

In nursery this week we have been focusing on Goldilocks and the three bears, which is all part of our number of the week -  number 3. 

We have made porridge, teddy bears out of playdough and pictures using forks. 

I Spy Reception Investigators

Reception explored the changing season and took a close up look at the sweet chestnut casing and nut.  What fantastic scientists they are!

Year 2 Tricked not trapped!

Year 2 are still on the hunt for Mr Underbed after they were tricked by him this week. The children set a trap and left a trail of biscuits to lure him in. They were left disappointed when they checked the trap and found a cheeky note instead of a hairy monster. So keep your eyes peeled as he is still on the loose!

Inspirational Year 3 

Some children in 3BR have been so inspired by our learning in class that they've voluntarily done more at home! They've continued to practise their music, maths and handwriting  - we're so proud of how they're pushing their learning on by themselves.

Year 4 Visit to the Natural History Museum

On Thursday, Year 4 travelled to the Natural History Museum to support their science topic. The children have been learning all about animal groupings and classification. While we were there, we saw amphibians, insects, mammals, fish, birds, arachnids, arthropods and even discovered whether the dinosaurs were vertebrates of invertebrates. 

Everyone had a brilliant day and we are so grateful to the parent helpers. 


Referrals poster.pdf
Helping children with Resilience.pdf
'Helping children with...' series .pdf

This is the full safeguarding team in school. They are all trained to Level 3 and everyone in the school received the annual update of Safeguarding Level 2 training at INSET.   

Contact details: 020 8397 3864 or email: to request a safeguarding call back. For pupil support, contact 020 8397 3864 or email:  


Kingston Music Service: STARTter groups - Learn the violin, trumpet, clarinet and recorder

Kingston Music Service are very happy to announce the start of their new beginner groups for Violin, Trumpet, Clarinet and Recorder. Members of the new STARter Groups are all beginners. They will learn together, sing together and have fun together. Groups will start in September at our Tolworth Music Centre and will mix learning a new instrument, with singing and musical games - for the low cost of £8 for a 45min class plus instrument hire at £19 per term (if needed). For those in receipt of Universal Credit free instrument hire and contact us for a reduction in group fees.

For more details click here.

Autumn half term advanced touch-typing course for 8 - 16s

Mon 23 - Thur 26 October; 10:00 - 12:15 pm daily

St Joseph's RC Primary School, Kingston

Learn to type 40+ words per minute using correct fingers and posture.  Beginners to advanced typists, warmly welcome.  Typing's Cool mixes formal technique with gaming apps to make learning efficient and fun.

£176.00 Child care vouchers accepted. (10% sibling/ bring a friend discount).Duke of Edinburgh skills assessor.   

Apply at