Friday 17th November 2023
Book Fair - Tuesday 21st to Friday 24th November
Join us in the library and stock up on gifts for Christmas.
Friday 24th November
ELLINGHAM SCHOOL NEWS
Odd socks marked the start of Anti-Bullying Week and the children have really been paying attention to what makes a good friends and how speaking up for themselves and others will prevent bullying.
Helpful Reception Children
Paralympian Kylie Grimes and her sports colleague Courtney came along to run a fitness session with the whole school and then led an assembly about her dream and commitment to, one day, achieving gold medals. The enthusiasm and engagement from the children was amazing and Kylie was blown away by how kind and welcoming they were. They really embodied this week's value of friendship with their smiling faces and boundless energy.
Sponsorship is open for another week.
You can learn all about Kylie here. https://sportsforschools.org/athletes/kylie-grimes/
Bowled Over at the Cricket Festival
After spending a bit of time at each station practising the specific skill, we moved on to the final challenge of the day. The head coach called it 'The Speed Round' where all children had to stand in a circle and catch the fast paced balls. We had to display accuracy, good reaction times and confidence. If you dropped the ball you were out. There were 7 schools taking part and Max Opitz was able to win the challenge. We worked really hard as a team and are looking forward to other opportunities to do it again!
Written by Daniel, Max, Amelia and Livie on behalf on the team which also included Evie, Phoebe, Ryan and Sashen
Scholastic Book Fair
Nursery Learn about Diwali Celebrations and ...
In Nursery, the children started the week talking about Diwali celebrations and Siaana came dressed in a traditional outfit. We looked at pictures, watched a video and made our own diya lamps.
...the Christmas Story
Later in the week, Nursery had a visit from Insight who shared the Christmas story with the children. Some of the children got involved by dressing up as some of the characters to help retell what happened.
The Christmas Story in Reception
Reception children also had visit from Suzie from the Christian group Insight.
They had great fun dressing up as they learnt what Christians believe happened at the first Christmas.
Year 2 Materials Investigation
Year 2 Hands on Houses
Year 4 Keeping your teeth clean
SAFEGUARDING, HEALTH AND SUPPORT
Your Views Wanted: Parent Coffee Mornings
We have been running some very successful coffee mornings for parents led by Miranda from the Mental Health Support Team. They have focused on helping parents to support their children through such things as anxiety, resilience in friendship and also for tips on behaviour management.
It would be great to hear from parents and carers about the sort of topics that they would like to see offered and the best timings for these events. Please complete the link for you feedback. https://forms.gle/rmc93Mai3cLFyMns5
Talking to Children About War and Conflict
When there is a lot of coverage of conflict and war in the news, children can experience a range of emotions in response to it and it can be quite a daunting subject to tackle as their parent or carer.
If you would like support with this, this leaflet helps by providing information on how to talk to all children in a way that is appropriate for their age.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org to request a safeguarding call back. For pupil support, contact 020 8397 3864 or email: email@example.com