Downfield Primary School

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

01992 629 598

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Reception H

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Sports Day! 


Thank you to all the parents and families that came to support the children this morning. They had a fantastic time running their races with so many people cheering them on. They did a fantastic job and showed brilliant sportsmanship! 

Dinosaur ICT

Our new topic this term is Storysaurus! In this topic we we will be learning lots about dinosaurs and exploring different stories with dinosaur characters. 
To begin our topic we thought about what we already know about dinosaurs as a class and we decided to draw a picture of what we thought a dinosaur might look like. The children thought about different ways to create their dinosaur picture and decided to have a go using the brushes app on the IPads. 
Everyone had a go at using the app to create their picture, taking their time and selecting the right tools for each part. Once we had all done this as a class we looked at some pictures of dinosaurs and dinosaurs skeletons and compared them to our own pictures. We spoke about how they were similar or different and picked out some of the key features of a dinosaur.

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Road Safety!

The children all took part in our Walk to School Week recently, and worked hard to earn badges and keep track of their progress around the Walk to School Map of our county! As part of this week, the children sat down to talk about keeping safe around roads. Reception had a special visitor come in today to talk to them a little bit more about road safety. The children thought about how to stay safe around the road and different vehicles, thinking about wearing high vis and fluorescent colours like the lollipop lady or police, and also talked about holding hands with an adult. The children discussed STOP, LOOK, LISTEN, THINK, using the actions to help them safely cross the road.

Fact Files with Year 6!

The children worked hard to create their own animal fact files this term.

As an end to our Animals topic, the children shared their work  with each other and children from the other Reception class. Year 6 have also been writing fact files and so we invited them to come down and share their work, giving the Reception children the opportunity to share their work with their peers and older members of our school! The children had so much fun, sitting in little groups and listening to each other read their amazing animal facts!

Red Nose Day!

The children all enjoyed wearing red for Red Nose Day this week!

World Book Day!

The children came dressed as some fabulous book characters for world book day this year! They really enjoyed reading each other's' books and finding out about new stories!

Look and Listen!

Our topic this term is "Look and Listen!".  This is a science and investigation based topic which lets the children become scientists and experiment!

So far the children have learned about their senses and how we use them. They have also learned about different musical instruments and how they make sounds. The children have also explored the world outside and observed different textures of nature.

The children have been most excited to become scientists and conduct experiments! They have been learning about making a thoughtful guess or prediction about what they think will happen and then they have worked to test their ideas. 

The children have conducted a "Will it sink?" experiment, predicting whether different objects will sink or float. They have also explored how ice is created and experimented with different ways to melt ice quickly. 


The children's favourite experiment has been creating a volcano using vinegar, baking soda, dish soap, food colouring and water! They were all very excited to see what happened when all of these ingredients were mixed together!

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 H!


We are very excited to welcome our new Reception children this year. We are looking forward to a fantastic year full of fun and learning!


Please make sure your children have everything they need to start their exciting first year at school such as book bags, PE kits, spare change of clothes, water bottles, wellies and reading records once they receive them. Please make sure everything is clearly labelled with your child's name and class.


Our topic this half term is "All About Me!". Over this topic, the children will talk about themselves, likes, dislikes, their families, bodies and keeping healthy.

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.


Please regularly check your child's online Learning Journal on Tapestry either via the website or the app. We will post updates of your child's week and their learning as well as special activities!


Miss Hillard