Friday 29th September 2023
Friday 29th September 2023
If you know someone with a child wanting a place in Reception next year, please recommend that they come along to visit one of our Open Events.
ELLINGHAM SCHOOL NEWS
Ellingham's School Council Chairs and House Captains
We are delighted to introduce our new School Council Chairs and House Captains for the year. They are looking forward to representing their houses and making a real difference in the school. All classes have also voted for their school council representative for the autumn term. We are so proud of all of the children who put themselves forward to have a go!
Ava- Mai and Riley
Jenson and Trixie
Angel and Alex
Jasper and Persey
Reading for Pleasure at Ellingham
Our Curriculum Event this Wednesday provided a wonderful opportunity for families to learn about the incredible value of Reading for Pleasure and how we can work in partnership to ensure a love of reading is promoted both in school and at home.
Thank you so much to those who managed to attend. The children loved welcoming their families into their classroom to share a story with them and teachers were grateful for the opportunity to meet parents and share year group expectations and key information.
For those who were unable to attend, the presentation will be available on Monday so that you can find out more about your child's year group and the exciting year ahead.
500 Words Story Competition-Calling all budding authors and illustrators!
This week, the BBC have opened up their 500 words story writing competition. This year the theme is "write a story you would love to read". Entries close on Friday 10th November at 8pm.
Please encourage your child to enter this competition as there are lots of exciting prizes to be won. The grand final will take place in February 2024 at Buckingham Palace with the top 50 finalists being invited alongside their parent or carer. The two gold winners will receive the height of Sir Lenny Henry in books. The two silver winners will receive the height of Her Majesty the Queen in books and the two bronze winners will receive the average height of a 7 or 11 year old in books.
Reading volunteers needed
We are looking for volunteers to come in and read with our pupils on a regular basis. If you would like to help, please contact the school office with your availability.
Book your Spooky Disco Ticket
Don't forget to buy a Spooky Disco Ticket for Friday 13th October. Please put your money in an envelope with your child's name and class on and post in the friends of Ellingham's post box in the office.
Mufti is next Friday 6th October for donations of sweets for the disco.
Insight delivered an assembly on Christianity this week where the children learnt about the importance of forgiveness.
Year 1 Scientists
Year 1 classified different fruit and vegetables using their senses in science, starting on their journey to be incredible Ellingham scientists.
Year 2 Learning Stacks Up
Year 2 have been busy learning how to measure and compare in their maths lessons this week. They were so engaged in their learning and they loved working together to use cubes to measure their lockers!
Year 2 Playground Artists
Year 2 explored texture in Art this week and took rubbings of different surfaces in the playground.
Can you spot any that are bumpy, rough or smooth?
Year 5 - Making Music
Year 5 have had their first lesson using the glockenspiels, learning to play along with the song 'Words can hurt'.
We learnt the beginning of the first verse and we're very proud of our achievement.
Year 6 Experience Victorian School Life
Year 6 thoroughly enjoyed their immersive Victorian school experience today, even being told off by their very strict teachers!
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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.