Thursday 28th March 2024



Friday 29th March to Friday 12th April

Easter Break

Monday 15th April

Children Return

Thursday 18th April to 16th May

Year 4 Swimming Lessons

Friday 19th April

Reception Class Trip - Bocketts Farm

Monday 22nd April

Author Visit - Rob Biddulph

Friday 26th April

Year 4 Class Assembly

Monday 6th May

Bank Holiday 

Thursday 9th May

Year 5 Trip - Science Museum

Friday 10th May

Year 5 Class Assembly

Monday 13th May to Thursday 16th May

Year 6 SATs

Monday 20th May to Friday 24th May

Walk to School Week

Monday 20th May

Year 5 - Barnes Literature Festival at the Rose Theatre

Friday 24th May

Last day of term

Monday 27th May to Friday 31st May


Monday 3rd June

Inset day

Tuesday 4th June

Children return

Tuesday 4th June to Friday 7th June

Year 6 Residential - Walton Firs

Wednesday 24th July 

Last day of Term

Return to School Date

Children return to school on Monday 15th April.


Thanks To All for An Amazing Spring Term

It has been an amazing term and as we head into the spring break, we wanted to share and remind you of some of the highlights.  

The fun continued today with a visit from the Easter bunny and a special delivery for every child thanks to Friends of Ellingham.

In school, we have continued to drive progress for our children by regularly reviewing our curriculum and classroom practice and investing in training to ensure that all of our teaching really delivers for your children.  Thank you for families who really support us to educate your children.  Each year, the children amaze us not only with their attitude and commitment to learning but with how kind and considerate they are to each other.

Happy Easter and Eid Mubarak.  Have a lovely break. 

Mrs Keogh

Big Walk and Wheel Week at Ellingham

Ellingham children took 1,672 journeys to school and earned the Big Walk and Wheel week gold badge.  Reception were the winners in school and won extra playtime. Our school came third overall for Kingston borough.   Well done fit and healthy Ellingham team.  

School Rule Reminders

Please ensure that your children come to school in the Ellingham school uniform including black shoes, not trainers.  PE kit also should be a white t-shirt, blue shorts and plimsolls or trainers.  Black or blue track suit bottoms can be worn when the weather is cold. 

Jewellery, make up, including false nails and nail varnish, are not part of the school uniform.  It is very difficult for children to write with false nails and jewellery is not safe for playtimes and PE. 

Dogs are not allowed on the school grounds, apart from assistance dogs.

Connected Kingston - Family and Children's Activities for Spring

Spring activities for children and families are highlighted on Connected Kingston - from the new Bear Hunt trail to libraries and Children Centre timetables. See Spring and Easter activities for children and families for ideas to get outside, get more active, and have lots of fun together.  

Boat Race Competition

Friends of Ellingham organised a fun fundraising event: our very own Ellingham Boat Race coin collection.  Classes competed with each other to fill their nominated Oxford or Cambridge boat.  It was a great way to learn about this weekend's local London event. 

Friends of Ellingham Treasures

 Thank you to the five Friends of Ellingham parents who spent four hours counting the coins for us.  A total of £259.91 was raised thanks to the generosity of families. Maple class raised the most with £33.96.

A Special Easter Lunchtime

Thank you to our wonderful lunchtime staff for making today's lunch very special.  The weather may have been rainy but the lunch certainly brought a smile to the children's faces.

Ellingham's Eggcellent Easter Colouring Competition! 

Our budding artists worked so hard and there were over 100 entries in total! It was so hard to choose the winners but the winning children enjoyed a chocolate treat. Well done to everyone who entered.

Getting some Insight Into Easter

As part of their RE lesson, Year 2 and 4 had a visitor from Insight, a network of local churches, and learnt about why Easter is important to Christians.


Reception Look Into Easter

The children in Reception have been learning about some of the traditions and symbols linked to a Christian celebration of Easter. They  learnt that Christians believe that Jesus washed his friends, the disciples, feet  at the Last Supper. They tasted hot cross buns and learnt that the cross represents the cross that Jesus died on and then looked at eggs which represent new life on Easter Sunday.

Year 1: Kings and Queens of the Castle

Year 1 spent the day celebrating their learning about castles. They designed their own shields and then we spent the afternoon making castles! 

Year 2 Carnival Day

Year 2 brought The Copacabana to Chessington with their fun filled carnival day last week.  

The children shared facts about Brazil, carnivals and the rainforest in their assembly and  brought the party as they showed off their moves in their brilliant dance performance.

The children then designed and made their own carnival masks, decorated the Brazilian flag, made rain sticks and baked traditional Brazilian cheese bread which was yummy! 

They ended the festivities with a Portuguese lesson from Ana who taught the children to count to 10!


Year 4 Trip to the South Bank

On Friday 22nd March 2024, Year 4 ventured into London to use maps and locate the significant landmarks they have been learning about. 

We travelled along the section of the River Thames that flows past the South Bank and discovered:

The children had so much fun and were able to experience their learning in real life. We wanted to take this opportunity to say a massive thank you to the Salvation Army who kindly housed us for lunch at their headquarters in London.

Year 4 and 5 Enjoy Reading

Year 4 and Year 5 have both been focusing on narrative writing this half term. Year 4 have been writing Pourqoui tales and Year 5 have been re-writing and extending the story of 'The Journey'. We came together to read our stories to each other. 

Phoebe in 4G said- "I found it fun reading my story to the older children. I was able to take in tips from their stories to make mine even better."

Finley in 5S said- "It was fun to read, it made me think of better words for if we were to do it again!"

Eye, Eye - Year 6 

In science Year 6 have been learning about how light travels and what happens once the rays reach our eyes. They created amazing 3D eyes to help them identify the anatomy of the eye and how it helps us to see. Take a look at their fantastic creations.  

 Take A Look At Ellingham's Year 6 Dancers


In PE this half term Year 6 have been learning dance choreography with the sports coaches. They have really enjoyed this - we loved their final performance!  

Ellingham Team Dance Club

Ellingham staff decided that they needed to be great role models for the children and joined in our very first staff dance club. Having fun and keeping fit!


Bullying Assembly

On Thursday 21st March the whole school enjoyed an assembly on different types of bullying led by Emilia, Phoebe, Ellie and Margot.  They acted and spoke with great confidence and engaged the whole school beautifully.  They shared valuable lessons about bullying and gave strategies to help children if they ever found themselves in these situations. 

The girls were FANTASTIC- watch this space- actors in the making!

ADHD Research

12_Poster to recruit participants.pdf



Ellingham Primary School is hosting FREE Bikeability training for young cyclists in Year 5 and above who live or attend a school in Kingston or Sutton. This will take place during the Easter break.  Please see the information below provided by the Bikeabilty team. 


Bikeability Level 1 & 2 Courses

Three sessions starting: 10.00 – 12.00, Tue 02/04/2022 or Mon 08/04/2023


This training has three sessions per rider:

The first session is an off road skills session 

Sessions two and three introduce young cyclists to confident riding on residential roads

Riders must be able to attend all three sessions 


Training includes:

Bike checks Control skills On-road cycling Highway Code


Please click here to read Information to Parents


Click here to complete the Booking Form


Harlequins Easter Club at Ellingham

The Harlequins Foundation’s Healthy Holiday Programme offers young people, aged 6-14 and in receipt of benefit related free school meals access to a range of FREE activities delivered by our experienced team of staff and this will run in Ellingham Primary School for 10am-4pm, 8th-11th April in the Easter holidays.  Book here:

There is also an opportunity to pay to come along.  

Mental Health Support

MHST parent drop ins poster.pdf

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:  


Ewell Cricket Club 2024 Flyer.pdf
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

Key Dates for Year 5 Parents 2025E.pdf