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Where’s My Hug? Author and illustrator visit.

This morning, local author Tim Milner and illustrator Tania Sneesby came into school to share their wonderful new book, ‘Where’s My Hug?’ with us all. During assembly, Tania read the story to us and then Tim talked to us about how if we put our minds to it, we can achieve anything. This was really […]

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Wow! What an amazing afternoon we’ve had at school. We had perfect weather conditions for our Run-a-Thon which we held to celebrate the launch of our fantastic, new running track. We were joined by a number of parents and family members and we started with a whole school warm up on the playground. A huge […]

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Macmillan Coffee Afternoon

Yesterday afternoon we held our annual Macmillan Coffee Afternoon and we were overwhelmed by the number of beautiful cakes that were donated to be sold at the event! We were also amazed by the number of people who came along to to support such a worthwhile cause and we are sure that together we will […]

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  Forest School is a long-term process of frequent and regular sessions in a woodland or natural environment, rather than a one-off visit. Planning, adaptation, observation and reviewing are integral elements of Forest School.’     Forest School Principle 1 We were delighted to receive accreditation from the Forest School Association for our provision here at Ellel. […]

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SPIRITUALITY DAY – God behind God beside God ahead

The whole school took time out of our usual timetable to spend time thinking about our past, our present and our future, how we can see God at work in all we do. We were joined by Craig and Adam all day and in the morning Sarah from NISCU spent time with KS1 and in the […]

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What an enjoyable and entertaining evening we had as children from Reception Class to Year 6 were brave enough to stand up in front of a hall full of people and perform! And what a variety of acts we had – from storytelling to dancing, from drumming to singing, from contortionist to comedy, from the flute […]

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Talent Show Auditions

Auditions for our Talent Show – ‘Ellel’s Got Talent’ – will begin today and will continue next week. The School Council will form part of the panel and are very excited to see the range of talent the children of Ellel have to offer. Good luck to everyone who is auditioning – we’re sure you’ll […]

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Cultural awareness day!

Cultural dancing Yesterday in school we welcomed the lovely ‘Prags’ who taught a little of her cultural background and religion of Hinduism. Here are some of the symbols used in this religion.                   We were treated to a lesson of cultural dancing.  So we put on the […]

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Cultural Awareness Day

Today, Ellel St. John’s has been a hive of of Indian culture. We welcomed Prags into school and she started the day off with an informative assembly all about Hinduism. Throughout the day, each class has enjoyed learning and taking part in some Indian dancing. The children even got wear beautiful skirts and waist coats […]

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