Friday 1st December 2023



Thursday 7th November

Christmas Fair - children only in school

Friday 8th December

Christmas Fair - children only in school

Christmas Whole School Carol Performance pm

Tuesday 12th December

Choir Performance - The Star and Garter

Wednesday 13th December

Rec and KS1 Christmas Performance 9.15 am

Christmas Singing to Nursery Parents - 11 am

Thursday 14th December

Choir Performance - Chessington Garden Centre

Year 5 - Trip to the Rose Theatre

Friday 15th December

Year 1 Visit - Amy Woodgate Care Home

Monday 18th December

Christmas Pantomime

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

Tuesday 16th January

Year 6 Trip - Natural History Museum

Friday 9th February

Last day of half-term

Monday 12th to Friday 16th February


Monday 19th February

Children Return


Tuesday, 5th December 

Last day of KS1 choir this term 

Drama club performance to parents

Wednesday, 6th December

Last day of KS2 choir this term 

Thursday, 7th December  

Christmas Fair - children only in school

Friday, 8th December 

Christmas Fair - children only in school

Christmas whole school carol performance pm

Wednesday, 13th December

Reception and KS1 performance 9.15 am

Christmas singing to Nursery parents - 11am

Thursday, 14th December

The KS2 choir will be at Chessington Garden Centre, 10am. Please do come along to see them perform.

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Check the diary dates for our Christmas Celebrations.



Our Christmas celebrations have started - decorations are going up, the Christmas tree will be appearing soon and hoops will be hanging around the school. 

There are lots of events so to make sure you are prepared here are some reminders: 

Thursday 7th and Friday 8th - Christmas Fair after lunch for Reception to Year 6. It is children only as it is in school time.  It is £3 per child to take part on the sweets and chocolate tombola and take part on the fun stalls.  Friends of Ellingham are running this so if you want to help out, please let us know.

Friday 8th - Christmas Singing Performance.  Reception, Year 1 and 2: Gates open at 2.30 for families

Year 3, 4, 5 and 6: Gates open at 2.40 for families.  We will swap families into the hall for warm drinks and to allow for better views. Santa: 3.10  (donations to the Rotary Club on the day)

Wednesday 13th- Christmas Show Reception, Year 1 and 2: 9.15am: two tickets per family.

Monday 18th - Pantomime in the afternoon in school funded by Friends of Ellingham.

Wednesday 20th - Christmas Lunch & Christmas Jumpers/Outfits

Thursday 21st - End of Term - Gates open for collection at 2.05

Ellingham Choir on tour

This week choir have been singing out in our local community at Hook Library and Chessington Garden centre. They sang beautifully despite it being a cold day. Thank you to the parents who came along to support them.

Christmas HAF Poster 2024.pdf

Holiday playscheme

From the Tuesday 2nd to Friday 5th January from 10am-2pm Harlequins Foundation’s will be running a healthy holiday programme at Ellingham School. It offers young people, aged 5 -14 and in receipt of benefit related free school meals access to a range of FREE activities delivered by an experienced team of staff and a hot lunch. Activities will include: Tag Rugby, Rugby tots, Our world first coding experience. Kwik Cricket. Invasion Games Team Building Activities and much more. Please book here: Eligible Free Places. When booking you will be asked for your child’s unique 17 digit FUEL code which will always start with a K or R, for example, K16L123456789101A if you do not have this, please contact the school office or the pupil support team.

Paid places are also available for £25 per day. Please book her Paid places.

Further information is available from the school office or email

If you would like a new, fun art experience, The Royal Academy of Arts are offering a free workshop for families on December 10th from 11am-1pm or 2-4pm where you can create your own abstract work of art. In the free workshop you can drip, spray, roll and stick using different media to create multi-sensory and personally inspired layered paintings. 

The family studio programme is a series of monthly art-making workshops that are drop-in and open to families with children of all ages. 

For more information, follow the link to their website:

If you visit, please do show me photos of your creations!

Mrs Corps- Art Co-ordinator 


Year 6 Budding Artists

Year 6 have really blown us away with their sketching and shading skills! They warmed up by taking their pencil 'for a walk', exploring  different shading techniques such as stippling, cross-hatching and contouring, as well as experimenting with different shades of pencils and charcoal. Our budding artists then applied these skills to recreate images of WW2 art work. Take a look at their incredible work!  

Year 5 Engineers of the future

Year 5 have been researching different beam designs in order to make their bridges at the end of this half term. They were thinking about which design would carry the most weight and which would be the most sturdy. They really enjoyed making them. 

Year 4 Digest New Science

This term, Year 4 have been exploring teeth and digestion. We completed a science experiment and in groups we demonstrated how our digestive system works. 

The children really enjoyed discovering how the stomach acid supports with the breakdown food, how the small intestine passes vital nutrients to the body and finally, how the waste exits the body. 

Year 3 Library Trip

Our Year 3 explorers wrapped up warmly to venture to Hook library for story time and a treasure hunt.  The children really enjoyed it.

If you haven't signed up for a library ticket, please do go along.  The staff are really helpful and the children certainly know what to do.

Year 2 The countdown is on!

Year 2 learnt all about advent in RE this week and why it is important to Christians. Advent is the four-week lead up to Christmas where Christians prepare for the celebration of Jesus' birth. The children enjoyed making their very own advent wreaths. 

Year 2 Time Travellers

Year 2 have been busy writing their own newspaper reports all about Ellingham children time travelling all the way back to 1666! These fantastic reports are going to be made into our very own newspaper and shown to all the other children in the school, so keep your eyes peeled! 

Year 2 Reindeer run - And they're off!

Year 2 completed their first mile of the reindeer run today. The cold weather didn't stop them and they soon warmed up after a few laps of the playground. The children have 23 miles left to run, all to raise money for the RNLI. 

It is not too late to show your support by sponsoring them using the link: 

Reception Mathematicians

Reception have been finding out about parts and wholes in Maths. These are the whole shapes we can make with five parts! 


Helping children with Challenging Behaviours.pdf
ASD support group December 23.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:  

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