Cunningham Hill Infant School Newsletter – November 2017


katherine cooperI have spent a lot of time looking at children’s work with Mrs Fernandes and some of the Governors. It is great to see the learning journey that the children have been on and the progress that they are continually making. The major works that have been taking place in the school is all but complete. Next week the pipes will be lagged. During November my assemblies have focused on Remembrance Day and being kind to each other. The children have been reflective when we had a 2 minutes silence during assembly. The new school councillors have been elected. They are Ana, Toby, Palino, Nancy, Ollie, Sasha, Catlin and Leo.


Uniform Reminders

As the weather is getting colder, it is important that the children are appropriately dressed. The children should have a coat in school for playing outside as we try to make sure they get to play outdoors unless the weather is too severe.


All key dates are listed on the school website:


  • 17.11.17- Children in Need Day
  • 24.11.17- CHISS Movie Afternoon
  • 30.11.17- CHISS Wreath Making
  • 04.12.17- Dress Rehearsal for Christmas Reception Production (morning)
  • 04.12.17- Reception Christmas Production (afternoon)
  • 12.12.17- Rehearsal- Songs at St Luke’s (afternoon)
  • 13.12.17- Songs at St Luke’s from 2pm
  • 13.12.17- Open Classroom from 3.15pm until 4.15pm
  • 15.12.17- Christmas Lunch
  • 19.12.17- End of Term- 1.15pm finish

Moments from Year 2

In Year 2 the children are continuing with their topic: ‘How can we put the fire out?’ The children are beginning to really develop a good understanding of how and where the fire started, why it spread so quickly and eventually how it was stopped. In maths we are developing our skills with multiplication and division and to use what we have learnt in everyday contexts. This half term it is gold class that are swimming on a Wednesday morning. Please remember that all the children do need to have their own swimming hats. Silver class will be developing their games skills during PE. If there are any parents who would like to volunteer some time to support the children’s learning in year 2 then please do speak to us as we would love to hear from you.

Moments from Year 1

“It is Sensational”: Year 1 opened their topic for this second half-term with a workshop where they had the opportunity to experiment and discuss our five senses. We are looking forward to our visit to St Paul’s Church on Monday the 4th December and we welcome volunteers to walk the children with us. Please talk to your child’s class teacher if you are able to help. We would like to encourage the children to use Bug Club and Purple Mash more often. If in doubt, please speak to the class teachers about.




Moments from Reception

In October we started to make links with our local care home, after watching “Old People’s Home for 4 year olds” in the Summer.  We made links with their Entertainment Team and agreed dates and times to go to the Home to sing to their Residents. Ten children from Red and Blue Class and some very kind parents are walking to the Home 2-3 times a week for 6 weeks initially, to sing songs, do some simple warm up routines and gradually introduce instruments to accompany the songs. As always, our children made us very proud, standing up to sing songs to their Residents.  The Residents are starting to join in with the songs, which is great.



Well done to Chace, Aaliya, Vihaan, Tristian, Harry, Riley, Thomas and Isla for fantastic writing. Valentina came to show me her magnificent Maths work. Anna, Ariane, Emily, Sam, Seb, Sandra, Isla and Darcey have produced some fabulous artwork.


cunningham infant logoVALUES

This half terms value is forgiveness.Gold class chose this value. It was introduced to the children and they talked about forgiveness being about helping each other, being kind and friendly and thinking about what you say to each other. Forgiveness is not a feeling; it is a decision and a  choice that has to be made.

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