Friday 29th September 2023

Friday 29th September 2023



Monday 2nd October 

New to reception 2024 open evening - 6.30 pm

Thursday 5th October

National Poetry Day

Friday 6th October 

New to reception 2024 open morning - 9.15 am

Mufti for Spooky Disco - donations of sweets

Thursday 12th October

Year 4 Trip - Natural History Museum

Friday 13th October 

Year 6 Class Assembly

FOE Spooky Disco

Saturday 14th October

New to reception 2024 open morning - 10 am

Monday 16th October

Individual and Sibling Photos

Tuesday 17th October

Year 2 Trip - Kingston Museum

Thursday 19th October

Year 4 Trip - Sir Francis Recreation Ground

Friday 20th October

Harvest Festival Assembly

Last day of half-term

Monday 23rd to Friday 27th October


Monday 30th October 

Inset Day

Tuesday 31st October

Children Return

Secondary School Application Deadline

Monday 6th November

Year 6 Trip - Imperial War Museum

Tuesday 7th & Wednesday 8th November

Parent Consultation & SEN Review

Tuesday 14th November

Nasal Flu Immunisation

Monday 20th to Friday 24th November

Book Fair

Thursday 23rd November

Year 2 Christmas Journey - King Centre

Friday 15th December

Christmas Fair and Performance

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

Open Mornings

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'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.

For more information please visit their website: 

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 Assembly

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! 

Within the day they experienced what life was like for poor Victorian children including: arithmetic and handwriting lessons only using their right hands, tasting gruel and making Victorian toys.  During the afternoon, boys and girls were separated: boys completed technical drawings whilst the girls practised their sewing skills. The children had a fantastic day and we loved all their outfits! Take a look at their staged Victorian school photo. 


Helping children with Resilience.pdf


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.

Autumn half term advanced touch-typing course for 8 - 16s

Mon 23 - Thur 26 October; 10:00 - 12:15 pm daily

St Joseph's RC Primary School, Kingston

Learn to type 40+ words per minute using correct fingers and posture.  Beginners to advanced typists, warmly welcome.  Typing's Cool mixes formal technique with gaming apps to make learning efficient and fun.

£176.00 Child care vouchers accepted. (10% sibling/ bring a friend discount).Duke of Edinburgh skills assessor.   

Apply at