Cunningham Hill Infant School Newsletter – June 2018
UPDATE FROM MISS COOPER
June has been an extremely busy month. It began with Mrs Fernandes and Eva going to the official opening of the St Albans Museum. The school took part in a fund raising activity to support the opening of the museum, so the school’s name is now displayed in the new learning centre. The children had a dance workshop and a healthy living workshop during Healthy Eating week. Last week all the children took part in a road safety course. Thank you to Mrs Hostein for organising Sports Day. It was lovely to see so many people come, watch and support the children. Over the next few weeks I will be providing feedback following on from the parent questionnaire. Thank you to everyone who took part and I appreciate everyone’s honesty. Congratulations to the following children who have been elected to be a School Councillor, Riley, Kaylen, Thomas, Valentina, Autman, Lily, Aayan, Narjis, Isa, Sandra, Anish and Rosalie.
All key dates are listed on the school website: www.cunninghaminfants.herts.sch.uk
- 3rd July- New Reception parents meeting at 9.30am
- 3rd July- Year 2 play ‘Welcome To Our World’ at 2pm
- 5th July- Year 2 play ‘Welcome To Our World’ at 9.15am
- 12th July- Move up morning
- 12th July- Open Classroom & meet your child’s new teacher from 3.15pm-4.15pm
- 20th July- End of Term- finish at 1.15pm
Moments from Year 2
Year 2 are busily preparing for their play next week with lots of singing and dancing. We have continued with our topic ‘What’s life like down under?’ by comparing Perth in Australia to St Albans. The children have really enjoyed the aboriginal art work and DT. In Maths the children have been learning the 3 and 4 times tables. It was lovely to see how they applied their knowledge to greater depth reasoning problems.
Moments from Year 1
This month Year 1 have been on a search for minibeasts! We have been searching for them in our fields, gardens and playground. We have looked for them in the tress and we are writing reports about them. We have observed the life cycle of butterflies from larva to releasing them back in the wild, where they belong. The children loved seeing them grow, from larva to caterpillar, then cocoon and were amazed when the pretty painted ladies hatched and flew away. We are currently on our last unit in Maths, having a lot of fun measuring capacity and volume. The warmer weather has brought more opportunities to learn outside. We waved good-bye to Mrs Foulds and wished her good luck as she left on Maternity leave and welcomed Mrs Haynes as Green Class’s teacher. She is already well settled in and taking their learning forward.
Moments from Reception
Reception have been focusing on places of worship and similarities and differences between traditions and communities. We explored Mosques, Temples, Churches and showed other religious buildings too. Through this, the children learnt what identifies these buildings, such as the crescent moon and domes on some Mosques, a cross on a Church and an Aum on a Temple. The children each chose one place of worship to draw, paint or used computer software and told us about the key features as well as who this building is special for. We have visited St Luke’s church and used our knowledge of religious buildings to see if we could find features that we had been learning about. The children have explored a book, ‘Weslandia’, as part of a whole school focus. We encouraged the children to persuade the reader why they should visit this new place. The children thought about what makes it different to anywhere they have been and used this in their writing.
It was lovely to have Rajib and William show me their super maths work, Mehdi for his detailed drawing of a mosque, Jorgie for her independent learning, Aaliya, Mahdiya, Ibrahim, Toby, Leo and Caitlin for their information writing, Shaun for his writing and Olivia for her artwork.
Spirited Arts 2018
On the 12th June we had our REAL day when we immersed ourselves on the theme of Making Peace through RE, Arts and Literacy. The children produced fantastic artwork in their classrooms and explained how each of them represented peace. This project is part of the Spirited Arts competition promoted by NATRE (National Association of Teachers of Religious Education). It was really hard to pick the best work and writing from each class but with the help of the School Councillors and Mrs Lyal, who visited us especially for that occasion, we selected two pieces from each class. Congratulations to, Ayaan and Laila from Silver Class, Osman and Evie from Gold Class, Jessica-Rosa and Evelina from Green Class, Izma and Tristan from Purple Class, Darcey and Peggy from Blue Class and Hannah and Shaun from Red Class.
This half term’s value is courage. The children talk about how this is about being brave, loyal, trying something new, being daring and always giving something a try.
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