Downfield Primary School

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

01992 629 598

FODS summer Fete Saturday 15th June. We look forward to seeing you there!

This half term, our Key Concept is...


Our topic this term is "Jack and the Beanstalk"

In Reception the children have been exploring the traditional tale, Jack and the Beanstalk! They have been finding out about different versions of this story, identifying different story language, and exploring the different 'ingredients' we might use to create a story, like characters, settings and plot! The children have been working to sequence the story and then became authors and illustrators, taking the story section by section and making it their own by changing some of the ingredients! 

This half term, our Key Concept is...


Our topic this term is "In the Garden!"

In Reception, the children have been exploring our new topic "In the Garden!". They have been thinking about what they might find in the garden and we have done lots of exploration around plants, planting and growing, minibeasts and microhabitats! The children have really enjoyed this topic and have learned all about the different life cycles of plants and insects, explored how plants can disperse their seeds, and begun to identify and label the different parts of minibeasts.


The children were very excited to invite their families into class to share all of their brilliant work!

This half term, our Key Concept is...


In Reception the children have been exploring how we can express ourselves, especially looking at the creative arts. 

Today, the children explored the link between music, art and emotions. The children listened to different pieces of music and discussed how it made them feel and the colours they began to associate with that music. We discussed how we might respond to the music in our art, what strokes we might use, whether we might paint slowly or quickly, and what colours and shades we might use. The children then had lots of fun listening to the music again,  and painting in response to express their feelings and experience of the music!


In Reception we use the zones of regulation to help us identify and talk about our feelings. We use the different zones to tell our teachers how we are feeling in the morning and we are finding out strategies to get back to green!


Can you try a rainbow breath or take 5!

This half term our key concept is Identity!

Our topic is "This is me!"


The children will be sharing their own experiences, likes, dislikes and finding out what makes them special!

They will also be exploring the season of Autumn, looking at Harvest, where food comes from, hygiene and keeping healthy!

Welcome to Reception H!

Take a tour around our classroom and garden environment! 

Reception Baseline Assessment:

Children entering their reception year are required to complete The Reception Baseline Assessment. Please click here for more information. If you have any questions, please do not hestitate to contact a member of staff.