Cunningham Hill Infant School Newsletter – October 2017


katherine cooperIt has been lovely going into all the classes and teaching the children and getting to know them. I am quickly learning names and getting to know different personalities. My assemblies so far have focused on new beginnings, new starts, friendships and problem solving. Together we have shared the stories We’re All Wonders, Giraffes Can’t Dance and The Lighthouse Keepers Lunch. Last week I attended the Headteacher’s Conference in Brighton with other heads from Hertfordshire. Dr Bill Rogers was on of the main speakers.Democracy week was launched by the Mayor of St Albans. He met with the school councillors afterwards. Everyone voted in booths and the school councillors counted and announced the results in the assembly.

Term Dates for 2018/2019 are published on our website. Please remember to check school term dates on the website before booking holidays.


All key dates are listed on the school website:

  • 16.10.17- RE Workshop for all children
  • 18.10.17- Parent Consultations by appointment
  • 19.10.17- Parent Consultations by appointment
  • 19.10.17- Harvest Festival 9.15am and 2.15pm
  • 20.10.17 CHISS Cake sale
  • Half Term Monday 23rd October to Friday 27th October
  • 9.11.17 Flu Programme
  • 17.11.17 Children in Need Day – Non Uniform Day
  • 24.11.17 CHISS Movie Afternoon
  • 30.11.17 CHISS Wreath Making

Moments from Year 2

Year 2 children are enjoying their responsibilities. They take this very seriously and are being very helpful around the school. They are thoroughly enjoying their topic ‘How can we put the fire out?’. They have been learning about their topic in a cross curricular way and particularly like using the laptops. They enjoyed their ‘History off the Page’ day and were buzzing with what they had learnt and made.



Moments from Year 1

Green and Purple Class thoroughly enjoyed their first school trip in Year 1 to Highfield Park. They had a morning of autumnal activities. The children are settling well in the routines of Year 1 and are embracing the new challenges it brings. They enjoyed taking part in Democracy Week and that their vote mattered.




Moments from Reception

The children have settled in really well, getting used to routines and all of the adults in the EYFS Team.  They are beginning to understand the benefits of having a Learning Partner, who change weekly. They are familiar with the inside and outside areas for learning, and use them independently, including tidying up. We have introduced our Learning Power Characters and The Golden Rules, to help the children in their learning.  We are looking forward to the exciting months ahead.


Celebration News

Well done to Amelia and Roxy for superb writing. This has now gone into the Golden Book.

The following children have been seen going that extra mile with the Golden Rules:-

Adam, Katie, Harry, Tristan and Akhil

cunningham infant logoVALUES

This half terms value has been decided by Silver class. It is Friendship. We are focusing on the importance of friendship.  The children discussed in assembly and class and decided that friendship involves caring for each other, sharing ideas, respecting each other and having fun. Values underpin our ethos.  We teach children about values through assemblies, lessons, by being active role models and recognising children who show the values.


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