Downfield Primary School

Downfield Road, Cheshunt, Waltham Cross, Herts, EN8 8SS

01992 629 598

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Baking Gingerbread Men!

This week the children have been learning about measure and weight. To support their understanding, the children applied their knowledge of weight to a real life application: baking gingerbread men!

In Literacy the children read the story of 'The Gingerbread Man'  and then worked together to write their own recipe to follow. They learned how to write lists and instructions as they wrote up ingredients, equipment and the method for the recipe.

The children then mixed all of the ingredients together, carefully following their recipe and talked about how they could measure out the right amounts. The children smelled the different spices they used and mixed up the wet and dry ingredients.

The children then had a go at rolling out the gingerbread dough before cutting out their men.

The children then had brilliant fun decorating their gingerbread men to finish them off!

They looked delicious!

Autumn Walk!

Today the children have been talking about the seasons, looking specifically at Autumn and Winter. 

The children thought about how Autumn is different from all of the other seasons and what changes happen in the Autumn.

The children thought about the weather, changes in the leaves, how the days get darker and shorter and what different animals do in the Autumn.

The children then went on an Autumn walk, looking out for any signs of Autumn!

We had lots of fun!



The children have been learning about Diwali!

They have looked at why people celebrate Diwali, learning the story of Rama and Sita and they have looked at how people celebrate, with lights, candles, fireworks and creating rangoli patterns.

The children made their very own Divas to take home!


Welcome to Reception H's page.

We will be posting updates about our class as often as possible, so please check back to see what the children have been up to.


Some information about our routines in Reception:

Reading books will be changed on Mondays and Thursdays. Please read with your children at least 3 times a week.

Homework will be given out on Friday. Please return the homework on the following Wednesday.

Reception H are having PE on Thursday Mornings for the Autumn term. Please ensure all of your child's PE kit is labelled.

We are also live on Tapestry so please use your login information to check on your child's online Learning Journal!

Miss Hillard