Downfield Primary School

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

admin@downfield.herts.sch.uk

01992 629 598

Details of how to access Lateral Flow Tests for households of primary aged school children can be found below.

INFORMATION ABOUT COVID-19 INCLUDING THE LATEST RISK ASSESSMENT AND COPIES OF LETTERS TO PARENTS, CAN BE FOUND ON THE KEY INFORMATION TAB ABOVE. YOU WILL FIND A COVID TAB ON THE LEFT HAND SIDE. 

Following the Prime Minister's announcement on 22nd February, we can begin to look forward to some relaxation of Covid restrictions. However, it is important that we all play our part in sticking to the rules. Please see 'Steps 1 & 2' below for more information. Household mixing indoors is not permitted until at least May 17th. 

Shaping the Future

Welcome to Downfield Primary and Nursery School. The years spent in primary school are among the most important in every child’s education and we realise the important decision you are having to make in choosing the right school for your child.

At Downfield we aim to provide a happy, caring, secure and stimulating environment in which the children will feel confident to learn about themselves and the world about them. Each child receives a broad and balanced curriculum through a combination of topic work and subject based teaching.

We use the National and International Primary Curriculum which incorporates English, maths, science, art, geography, history, ICT, design technology, music, PE, RE, PSHCE. At Downfield, we also teach Spanish as our modern foreign language.

We aim to make the children’s education both interesting and relevant to their lives, maintaining high standards of achievement and catering for all our children’s individual needs.

As parents you will always be welcome in school because we believe that the best education for your child is achieved by partnerships between parents and teachers. I hope you will be able to visit the school with your child so that you can see for yourselves the excellent opportunities we provide.

Sarah Goldsmith

Headteacher

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Today, I Feel by Amber Year 1

After a long time away from school and a year of restrictions, we have been thinking carefully about each others' thoughts and feelings; we've talked about how we feel and tried to get used to being back at school. After sharing the Poem Today, I Feel by Gervaise Finn in assembly, Amber has written her own version. Really well done Amber, what a beautiful poem. 

Staggered entry times:

  • Preschool, nursery & Reception – 8.30am
  • Red (Phoenix) 8.35am – 8.45am
  • Blue (Cygnus) 8.35am – 8.45am
  • Yellow (Pegasus) 8.50am – 9.00am
  • Green (Orion) 8.50am – 9.00am

Lateral Flow Testing for households of primary age pupils

On Sunday 28th February, the Department of Health and Social Care announced that from Monday 1st March, households with primary school, secondary school and college age children, including childcare and support bubbles, can test themselves twice every week at home as schools return from Monday 8th March.

 

Households, childcare and support bubbles of primary, secondary and college staff can also be tested. Twice-weekly testing will also be offered to adults working in the wider school community, including bus drivers and after school club leaders.

 

The twice-weekly test kits can be accessed:

  • via employers if they offer testing to employees
  • at a local test site - You can take a rapid lateral flow test at a local site. Testing at these sites is assisted, which means you will swab yourself under the supervision of a trained operator.
  • by collecting a home test kit from a test site You can collect 2 packs of home test kits at a local collection point. Each pack contains 7 tests.
  • by ordering a home test kit online. Please only order online if you are unable to obtain a test in any other way.

 

 Search for local collection and test sites using the link below: 

https://find-covid-19-rapid-test-sites.maps.test-and-trace.nhs.uk/findatestcenter.html

 

Full guidance on lateral flow testing for household members of primary aged pupils can be found using the following link:  

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/rapid-lateral-flow-testing-for-households-and-bubbles-of-school-pupils-and-staff