Friday 6th October 2023
ELLINGHAM SCHOOL NEWS
Open Morning, 10am Saturday 14th October
If you know someone with a child wanting a place in Reception next year, please recommend that they come along to visit our Open Morning or book a tour of the school via the school office
Invitation to Year 6 Assembly: 9am, Friday, 13th October
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.
Parent Invite - Reception, Year 1 and 2: 9am,Monday 16 October
Curriculum Event Presentations Here
If you missed our Curriculum Event last week, please find the presentations below. If you have any specific questions for your year group, then the teacher will be happy to help.
Year 1 Curriculum Meeting Link
Year 2 Curriculum Meeting Link
Year 3 Curriculum Meeting Link
Year 4 Curriculum Meeting Link
Year 5 Curriculum Meeting Link
Year 6 Curriculum Meeting Link
Reading for Pleasure
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.
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.
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Success - Go Ellingham!
Our Year 4 boys made us so proud with a spectacular set of results in the recent football tournament against other Kingston schools. In their three group games, they won 3-0, 8-0, 4-0 and in the quarter and semi-finals they won 3-0 and 1-0 sadly losing out on the title in the final.
Our Year 5/6 mixed basketball team won three games out of four in their group stage at the recent Kingston tournament losing to the team, who won the whole tournament. They came fourth overall and we are very proud of their efforts.
Attendance Is Key To Maximising Attainment
One of this year's school priorities is to raise attendance. School is the place where we build life-skills, life-long friendships and preparing your child for future success; missing school affects your child's ability to achieve to their highest potential.
We are working closely with the Education Welfare Officer, Amanda Johnson (pictured), to support any families that need help with achieving full attendance. See guidance from Kingston here.
Green-Fingered Reception Class
Reception children worked hard to weed the school garden bed by the playground entrance and planted some gorgeous plants. They did such a fantastic job, they should be proud of their efforts and we expect some of them to be gardeners of the future.
Thank you to parents who have commented on how lovely it looks.
Year 2 Investigate Living Things while...
In science, Year 2 have been researching living things and their habitats. They learnt about world habitats and how different animals and plants are suitably adapted to live in each environment.
Amazing writing skills are on show through all lessons too!
...Year 3 Investigate Rocks and Soils
Monster Mayhem for Year 2
Year 2 had a shock on Wednesday morning when they arrived to trashed classrooms! Luckily Mrs Malherbe was an eye-witness and was able to answer lots of their questions.
A blue, fluffy monster believed to go by the name of Mr Underbed was seen rampaging through the classrooms and then stealing biscuits from the staffroom. The children have created wanted posters to warn everybody and will be setting up a trap next week.
In the meantime, keep your eyes peeled for any monster mischief!
Inspired by Mr Underbed, Year 2 got their hands dirty this week as they become sculptors. The children used their own designs to create a clay model of a monster and used a range of tools to create patterns and texture.
They are excited about bringing them to life next week by painting them.
Computing Gets Real for Year 4
Every week Rick from CITL, our IT support provider, comes in to support teachers and adults in school with their computer and server issues and queries. This week he came in to answer all of Year 4's questions about network systems.
The children have been learning about what the internet is made up of and how it works. Once he had kindly answered all of our queries, Rick took the children in small groups to the server room and we were able to see how the Ellingham network operates and see the electronic communications in real time.
SAFEGUARDING AND SUPPORT
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
BOOK INTO OUR FREE COMMUNITY FAMILY TENNIS SESSIONS THIS WEEKEND!
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.