Downfield Primary School

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

01992 629 598

Welcome back to the summer term everyone!

Feeling Good Week: 22nd - 25th February 

We would like to welcome Miss A O'Sullivan to the Reception team. Miss O'Sullivan will be teaching Reception A from the beginning of the spring term - we are delighted to have her here at Downfield. 

Welcome to Reception A



Thank you for taking the time to look at our class page.  Here you will find lots of information, including class letters.  You will also find photographs and updates about what we are learning in our class.


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Initially, at the start of Reception, the children have two weeks which we call 'Settling In'.  This is to ensure the children have a smooth transition into their new year group.  This time is also given to allow the children to explore their new environment, make new friends, become familiar with school routines and get to know their new teachers.

This term our key concept is 'Identity'.  The children will explore the concept of 'Identity' through the topic of 'All About Me!' including lines of inquiry about 'My Body' and 'Family'. The children learn through fun and engaging activities which are planned using the current topic, which is linked to the children’s’ own interests and to the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) framework. 

The children work with the class teacher and teaching assistant's, learning about phonics, writing or maths and at frequent times in the day have child-initiated learning or 'Choosing Time'.  This is when the children learn through play and investigate through their interests. The children love to learn outside and they go into the Reception outdoor classroom everyday. (Weather permitting)



Statutory Information for Early Years Foundation Stage:

Please find below an information leaflet regarding the Reception Baseline Assessment:

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