Cunningham Hill Infant School Newsletter – March 2018


katherine cooperIt was lovely to meet with the School Councillors to show them plans of how we aim to develop the playground and the playtime provision. They shared their ideas and were encouraged to ask their peers for suggestions which they will feedback to myself and Mrs Barwin. In one of my assemblies  I launched my Headteacher’s monthly challenge. This will be updated on the school website. Please click here for the challenges.  Do check for the Royal themed April challenge when it is announced in the next few days. Science week was a great success, so thank you to Miss Lewis for organising this. I was very impressed with the aeroplanes! The Spring Concert was magnificent. It was amazing to see that the children had learnt all those songs and sang with such pride. The School Councillors and Eco Ambassadors represented the school when they went to the grand opening of Foxcroft Park. They were very excited when they returned showing everybody their goodie bags. I’m very much looking forward to the Easter Bonnet Parade and looking at the first completed Headteacher Challenge. Have a lovely Easter break and I look forward to welcoming the children and you all back on Tuesday 17th April at 8.50am.


All key dates are listed on the school website:

  • 17.4.18 Summer Term starts at 8.50am
  • 20.4.18 CHISS Non Uniform day – donation for the Rainbow Stall
  • 27.4.18 CHISS Non uniform day – donation for the Adult Tombola
  • Week beginning 30.4.18 Bring in a Surprise Jam Jar donation
  • 3.5.18 Childnet Workshop
  • 4.5.18 CHISS Non uniform day- donation for the Children’s Tombola
  • 8.5.18 Class Photo
  • 12.5.18 CHISS May Fair

CHISS May Fair- Saturday 12th May. Please click here for further details as how to support us.


Moments from Year 2

Year 2 have enjoyed their topic on St Albans this term. We have developed our geographical skills by finding St Albans on a map and then placing it in the bigger picture of: County, Country, UK and Continent. They have enjoyed finding out about the history behind some of St Albans landmarks. When you are out and about over the holidays ask the children to point to human and physical features of the places you visit.


Moments from Year 1

Year 1 have had a busy month again. We have been looking at our local community and widening our map skills to include what is near our school. Some of us have been able to point out where we live. We have been discussing the Easter story and what the symbols represent. In Maths we have begun our Measuring unit and we have had great fun measuring things that are longer or shorter than a metre, half a metre and a quarter. We are celebrating the fact that we finally have some signs of spring! We have taken the children for a Spring walk to identify different signs and they have also had a go at writing some magnificent poems!

Moments from Reception

This month we would like to thank all the parents who help to make the children’s year in Reception exceptional.  If it wasn’t for our Helper Parents our children wouldn’t have created beautiful sewings, baked tasty flap jacks, sang at the Care Home every week, opened the local park with the Deputy Mayor, heard stories read in a different language and shared books for World Book Day.



Well done to Anna, Isla, Emily, Ziyad, Sammy-Joe, Kate, Tasnim, Trisitan and Maaryam for their super writing, William and Sam J for their junk modelling, Hannah and Oliver for their computer work, Joshua for his artwork and Harry for his Read Write Inc work.


cunningham infant logoSchool Improvement Plan 2017-2018

Please click here for our School Improvement Plan for 2017-18. This is to give an idea  of how we plan to develop as a school to maintain and improve the level of provision for your child. It outlines any new initiatives that we are developing in the school. Our main priority is to embed new changes and build on our current success.

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