Downfield Primary School

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

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Ready! Respect! Safe! We are looking forward to seeing you at parents evenings this week.

Bright Lights, Big City

In our topic ‘Bright Lights, Big City’, we will be taking part in many exciting London themed activities.

We will be making Monet city scape pictures, as well as drawing portraits of the Queen in Art.

In Science we will be learning about different materials with a focus on different buildings and what material they are made from.

In Music we will be looking at different London themed songs, where we will be adding our own movements and instruments, then performing to a small audience.

Finally, in Geography we will be learning about our capital city and making maps of key attractions in London. We are looking forward to showing you all the things we will be making and learning about in our topic over the next few weeks at parents evening and for our class presentations!

MOON ZOOM

Our topic this half term is called 'Moon Zoom'.

 

In Literacy our ‘Take One Book’ focus text is Space Race by Malorie Blackman. The book looks into the planets in the Solar System, Space travel and talk about what life might be like on a Space Station like Astra in the story.  It also teaches the children about fairness and how to be a good friend. The children have read Chapters 1 and 2 so far and they will be encouraged to write what they think could happen next at the end of the unit.

 

 

In Topic, we will be making moving pictures in D&T, with a focus on temporary, fixed and moving joins.

In History we will be learning about the first mission to the moon with Tim Peak and Neil Armstrong.

In Music we will be looking at different space themed music, where we will be adding our own movements and performing to a small audience. We will also be learning some songs about Space too!

In Art we have created Scratch Art pictures of Space. The children enjoyed doing this and the pictures turned out so great!

 In our Role Play area this half term we have a Space Station. The children have already really enjoyed playing in it! Here it is so far...

We will update you soon with more pictures of what we have been up to in our Moon Zoom topic!

Paws, Claws & Whiskers

We have been really busy working on our new topic in 1DJ!

Here are some pictures of our work that has been put on display. 

Thank you so much for sending in your wonderful homework! We have loved looking at it in class.

The 1DJ Team.

Welcome to 1DJ! 

Our topic this half term is 'Memories'. We will be looking at our childhood memories and thinking about toys from the past. Thank you for sending in your 'all about me bags', it was lovely to learn all about the children!

Our 'Take One Book' is called 'Mirror' and we have been learning all about families from Morocco and Australia. The children are really enjoying learning about the differences in other cultures and countries. 


Image result for mirror by jeannie baker

Here are a few photographs of our new role play area which is based on our topic of 'Memories'. 

 

Look back here soon to see what we have been up to in class!

Mrs Jones & Mrs Darvell

 

 

Memory Magic!

This half term we have enjoyed reading our Take 1 Book' story - Mirror.

Look at our lovely work on our Mirror display in class...

 

We have been thinking about what we were like when we were really little. We drew pictures of us now and us a babies. We thought about how much we can do now compared to what we could do as little ones. Here is a picture of our display...