Friday 1st March 2024



Monday 4th to Friday 8th March

Year 5 - Bikeability Course

Monday 4th March 

Year 4 Eat Them to Beat Them: Cooking at Chessington School

Tuesday 5th March

Year 4 Easter Experience - Kings Centre

Wednesday 6th March

Drama Workshop for EYFS and KS1

Thursday 7th March

World Book Day

Drama Workshop for Y4/5

Thursday 7th March to 16th May (every Thursday)

Year 4 Swimming

Friday 8th March

Year 4 Sleepover

Monday 11th March

Year 6 SATs and Residential Briefing at 6pm

Friday 22nd March

Year 4 South Bank Trip

Year 2 Class Assembly - Brazil/Carnival Day

Tuesday 26th March

Year 4 attending High School Musical Production at Chessington School

Thursday 28th March

Last day of term (early finish) - No Explorers

Friday 29th March to Friday 12th April

Easter break

Monday 15th April

Children Return


Thursday 7th March: World Book Day - Dress Up Day


Healthy Eating at Ellingham - Eat them to Defeat Them!

It's time to get eating vegetables! All children have been given a pack to take home; inside there are reward charts where children can give themselves a sticker for each vegetable they eat.  In school, children will be given stickers at lunchtime for eating the vegetables and some classes will be cooking vegetable concoctions.  Happy vegetable eating!

At school, we encourage children to enjoy fruit and vegetables.  Snacks at breaktime are fruit or vegetables only.  No wrapped bars.  Thank you for your support with this.


Science Week is fast approaching and this year it will focus on the theme of ‘Time’.  British Science Week is a ten-day celebration of events running throughout the whole of the UK with the aim of celebrating Science, Engineering, Technology and Maths. 

During the week, we will be looking closely at the different areas of Science, learning about real life scientists and the impact of their work as well as becoming scientists ourselves and carrying out investigations.

We would love your help!

• Do you have a science background?

• Do you work in a field of science?

• Do you know someone who does?

If you have a background in any field of Science or STEM and would be willing to do a short talk (15 minutes is fine) with a class about what a job in Science entails, please contact the school office.

World Book Day - Dress Up Day

Thursday 7th March is World Book Day with a dress-up theme of Traditional Tales and Nursery Rhymes.  

World Book Day.pdf

Are Your Boots Made for Walking?

We are delighted to be joining the the Sustrans Big Walk and Wheel from the 11th-15th March. All the children need to do is walk, scooter or cycle to school everyday that week. We will then record the amount of children doing so each day and put the school into a draw to win some amazing prizes.  Alongside these prizes you will also be helping the environment by not using your car.

Have fun walking and wheeling!  

Keeping Up with the News - Thanks to FoE

With Ellingham School's focus on reading for pleasure, it is so important to have a range of reading materials so we are grateful to all of you Friends of Ellingham for purchasing our First News papers.  Children that love to learn facts, details and all about the world can get their news fresh.  Thank you to our Ellingham community for their generosity in supporting fundraising events.  


Fantastic Beasts in Reception

As part of our topic Fantastic Beasts, Reception have been watching YouTube programme 'Art For Kids Hub' to learn how to draw a dinosaur.  

We think the drawings are amazing!


Year 3 Present the Egyptians

Thank you to our Year 3 children for a wonderful assembly  explaining the history of the Egyptians, which they studied in depth last half-term.  They remembered their lines, spoke clearly and sung beautifully. Thank you to teachers and families for supporting the children with this.  

Year 4 New Wave Collage

Year 4 begun their new art topic based on mixed media. This week, we explored the life and work of Katsushika Hokusai. We took inspiration from his famous piece ‘ The Great Wave’. In groups of 6, the children used collage techniques to recreate his most iconic scene from Tokyo.

Year 6 Amazing Learning

Year 6 have had a busy few weeks, with lots of fun and practical experiments in Geography and Science lessons! 

In Science, we have explored how we see, learning how light travels in straight lines and how mirrors work. This included the challenge of trying to use 2 mirrors to see a mystery object on the table We also represented how light travels using freeze frames and creating periscopes to see around corners.

In Geography, we learnt about the three types of weathering (physical, chemical and biological) and erosion. The children carried out a range of investigations to see how this works. 

As well as all this, they have been working very hard in English to write letters of advice to Jeff based on our class text 'There's a boy in the girls' bathroom.' Today they came together as a year group to celebrate and share their amazing writing! 


Apply now for 15 or 30 hours childcare to start your place in April.

If your child turns two on or before 31st March and you are an eligible working parent in England, you can apply for up to 15 hours childcare or early education per week, over 38 weeks of the year. Read the Governments Education Hub blog to find out more about how to claim 15 hours childcare including how to get your code.

If your child turns three or four on or before 31st March and you are an eligible working parent in England, you can apply for up to 30 hours childcare or early education per week, over 38 weeks of the year.

The deadline to apply is 31st March. We recommend you do so by the end of February to get your childcare code in good time. 

If you haven’t used a childcare provider before or want to change it, find the right one for you and check whether they offer 15 or 30 hours childcare.

Click here to apply for your childcare hours

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:  


Free Community Hockey Sessions (2).pdf

Kingston Adult Education - Courses for parent and carers

Please click here for a brochure outlining some of the courses available at Kingston Adult Education, part of Kingston Council, during the Spring Term.

A number of these courses are free.   

Courses take place at various times and locations across our borough, and include:


·  Reducing anxiety and developing resilience in your child

·  Help your child be a good friend

·  Support your child through exam stress

·  Assisting your child with their math's school work


They also offer a comprehensive range of vocational and creative courses to develop your skills, increase your earning potential and improve your wellbeing.

For further information, please contact Kingston Adult Education directly on 020 8547 6700 or at