Friday 20th October 2023
INSET DAY - MONDAY 31st OCT
School staff will having a training day on Monday 30th October. We will be working on how we can support children's learning across the school for even faster progress.
Children back in on TUESDAY 31st OCTOBER.
Tuesday, 7th November – 15:40 pm to 18:00 pm
Wednesday, 8th November – 15:40 pm to 19:00 pm
Please book your appointment for your child if they are in Reception to Year 6 using the Arbor app. Bookings close at 9am on Monday 6th November.
Please ensure that children have a warm coat at school now that the weather is changing.
We have a lot of lost property at the school office from this half term. Please do come and check if anything belongs to your family
Phonics Workshop for reception
We would like to invite you to join us for our parent workshop this term, which will focus on phonics. They will run straight after drop-off on Tuesday 31st October, Wednesday and Thursday 1st and 2nd November, plus two after school sessions on the Thursday. It would be great if each child has a parent or carer available as reading well is the best indicator for success in life. The workshop will provide you with useful phonics strategies to support this.
Please click on the link below to complete the Google form to sign up for one of the available sessions.
Year 6 Deposit for Walton Firs 2024
We need the first deposit of £25 for Walton Firs Year 6 residential by 3rd November 2023.
Change of PE days
PLEASE BOOK School Meals
Please go on-line to book your school meals for next term. The children are loving them.
There is a special Spooky Themed menu on 31st October and the Christmas menu is ready for you to book.
ELLINGHAM SCHOOL NEWS
We have had the most wonderful half-term teaching your children and we know they have had a marvellous time with lots of exciting trips, sports events, workshops and focus days to celebrate their learning. Have a lovely break - relaxing, holidaying or exciting trips out. Keep safe and we will see you back at school on Tuesday 31st October.
Mrs Keogh and the Ellingham Team
Harvest Festival Assembly
Mastering Number Homework Project
Thank you to all Reception, Year 1 and 2 parents and carers for getting involved in our maths project. We hope it was useful. Could you please complete the attached feedback form so we can judge its success or improve for next time?
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.
Thank you to everyone who supported the Spooky Disco. The children had so fun and it raised more than £1,000 for the school to spend on resources and projects.
Kingston Mayor's Christmas Card Competition
The Mayor of Royal Borough of Kingston is running a competition to design a Christmas card. The deadline is 31st October. The link contains all the details.
Class pictures from this week
Nursery - Teddy Bears Picnic
Reception - Leaves are falling
Our reception class have learnt and performed a poem this week all about the autumn weather and leaves falling.
Year 2 Trip to Kingston Museum
Year 2 attended an exciting workshop at Kingston museum where they learnt lots about the history of of the Royal Borough of Kingston.
They then visited the Coronation stone and used their fantastic art skills to do an observational drawing of the landmark. They saw Clattern Bridge, which is one of the oldest intact bridges in England, explored Kingston Museum and spotted some famous landmarks, such as the red telephone boxes and the Paper Trail!
They enjoyed seeing things they have learnt about in real life and represented Ellingham brilliantly!
Year 2 Reading & writing role models
Year 2 have worked hard this half term writing their very own books based around our English text Mr Underbed.
They published them and enjoyed sharing them with the Year 1 children who particularly liked the scary monsters Year 2 had created as their characters.
Year 3 glimpse into the world of prehistoric arts and crafts
Year 3 took part in all sorts of activities such as baking Iron Age oatcakes, making Stone Age jewellery and doing cave paintings.
It was super fun!
Year 4's Creativity and Practicality!
Year 4 field trip to investigate local wildlife habitat
Year 5 and 6 Cross Country Superstars
On Wednesday 18th October, Ellingham runners represented the school by participating in a borough cross country event. We are so proud of the way the children participated.
Year 5 Unleash their inner Viking.
Gruesome Writing from Year 6
Year 6 have inspired us with their ambitious use of vocabulary to describe the villainous Grimy Nick from our text 'Street Child'. They have all used figurative language to create a vivid image in the reader's mind!
Year 6 Board game designers of the future
SAFEGUARDING AND SUPPORT
Flu Vaccination for Reception to Year 6 Please complete form -yes or no
Notice to Reception Parents from School Health Service
Mental Health Resources for Young People
Kooth is commissioned in Southwest London via South West London NHS ICB providing free, safe, anonymous, online mental wellbeing support to young people aged 10- 25. See link to FAQ for parents.
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
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.