Downfield Primary School

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

01992 629 598

Ready! Respect! Safe!

Different Writing Ideas

We wanted to share some writing opportunities and ideas that we do in school so that you could have a go at at home!

Welcome to Reception MP!


The children have had a great start to this half term.   They have settled well into their new environment and have enjoyed exploring the inside and outside areas, as well as getting to know each other and the grown ups! 

Thank you for taking time to complete the Summer homework.  The children shared their homework with each other taking time to talk about their favourite books and what they did over the holidays.  We used this activity to introduce our topic 'All About Me' and lay the foundations for circle time. 

This half term the children will also begin learning across the prime and specific areas, looking at phonics, literacy, numeracy, understanding the world, physical education, expressive arts and design and personal social and emotional development.  The children will participate in weekly PE sessions and will develop self-help skills through changing for PE.  Please ensure that your child has a PE kit in school that is clearly labelled.

Please do check the online journal, Tapestry, regularly as there will be weekly posts for you.  This is an online journal that informs you of any activities and learning happening in class. 

Starting Reception is an exciting time.  Throughout the year your child work closely with the teachers and teaching assistants, will learn through play and learn through group work.  We welcome your support and look forward to working with you and your children.

Mrs Panayiotou, Mrs Morrison and the Reception Team