Cunningham Hill Infant School Newsletter – February 2017


katherine cooperWe are half way through the school year and still have lots of learning and fun things to do. I am always so impressed with how the children conduct themselves around the school. The children’s behaviour and attitudes to learning is exemplary. It has been lovely to see as I spend time in the classes seeing the children eager to engage in paired and group discussion and they are keen to complete activities. The Senior Leadership Team will look at work in books and learning journeys. We are always impressed with the presentation of work and this demonstrates how much the children take pride in their work. If pick up arrangements change during the day please ensure that you notify the class teacher or school office. Children under the age of 16 who are in education will not be allowed to collect.


All key dates are listed on the school website:

  • 1.2.18 World Book Day
  • 6.3.18  Author visit- Adam Guillain
  • 16.3.18 CHISS School Disco
  • 22.3.18 Book Look from 3.15pm
  • 26.3.18 Spring Concert (9.15am or 2.15pm)
  • 27.3.18 Year 2 trip to Hertswood Forest

Tuesday 6th March – Author visit- Adam Guillian
Adam will selling and signing books after school in the dining room. Please come along! Please click here to visit his website.

Moments from Year 2

Year 2 are continuing to learn about St Albans and have enjoyed finding out about the unused railway stations across St Albans. They particularly enjoyed comparing old and new maps of the area and identifying how it has changed.

Some of the children’s bean seeds have begun to grow. They are on the windows for everyone to see.

Shortly you will be receiving information about the Year 2 trip to Heartwood Forest to continue their work on rural and urban locations. The children are beginning to create their own programs on scratch after practising the skills. They will create algorithms to move two sprites in a variety of settings.



Moments from Year 1

Year 1 has been busy as always:

*making maps of the playground and learning about the local area;
*creating “stained glass” windows for our classrooms;
*practising good Maths vocabulary and looking at different ways to find a difference between two numbers;
*learning new songs for our Spring concert in March;
*producing fantastic pieces of creative writing based on the book “The Great Paper Caper” by Oliver Jeffers;
*exploring trees and flowers we can find in our local area;
*finding out how to insert and edit pictures in a word document;
*keeping fit by improving our games and apparatus skills;
*discussing where money comes from and how we can use it wisely;

and sometimes, we just talk about the weather ~ yes, it is part of the Year 1 Curriculum to discuss the changes in weather throughout the seasons.

Moments from Reception

To close our exciting topic on People Who Help Us, Reception went to London Road Fire Station. The children had a really enjoyable morning looking around.  During the visit the children saw 3 fire engines, 2 vans and a motorbike.  They looked inside the fire engines and saw the equipment, such as large cutters, a range of hoses, axes, hammers and ladders.  The children climbed into the fire engines to see the equipment including breathing tanks, night vision cameras and torches.  The children were shown the fire fighters uniform and heard how their trousers are tucked over their boots so that they can pull them up quickly.

Finally, they went on a tour of the fire station and saw the bedrooms, the gym, the kitchen and the chill out room. The children saw the old helmets hanging in the dining room.  The children also benefited from talks from a Police Officer and a Paramedic.



Well done to Harvey, Akhil, Rajib, Kaden, Darcey, William, Oscar, and Garance for their writing, Ibrahim for his number work, Izma for her home learning and Paige for her artwork.

cunningham infant logoVALUES

This half term’s value was decided by Purple Class, which is Perseverance. The children talked about the value with Mrs Fernandes and agreed that it is about keeping on trying, not to give up, learn from our mistakes, keep on going and ignoring distractions.

Governor news

Congratulations to Mrs Anna O’Sullivan and Mr Mike Tims who were elected to join the governing board. Thank you for taking time in voting. More information on the Governors can be found by clicking here.



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