Downfield Primary School

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

01992 629 598

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Our topic this term is Paws, Claws and Whiskers. The children will be participating in an exciting visit from Paradise Wildlife Park, which will be part of our ‘Brilliant Beginning’. The workshop will include the opportunity for the children to learn about animal classification and they will look closely at non-living bio facts to discover textures of the skin coverings of different animals, which will be very interesting.

The children will be learning about jungles and jungle animals in Geography. They will be looking at animals in detail in Science by grouping them according to what they eat. Furthermore, categorising different types of animals into their key groups: amphibian, invertebrate, bird, mammal and reptile.

In D&T, they will be planning and constructing their own animal enclosure as well as making and decorating an animal using a variety of textiles. Finally, in Computing the children will be completing several e-safety lessons and learning about algorithms when programming Beebots.



Welcome to 1DJ!

Our topic this half term is Memories. The children will be discussing their favourite memories, looking at toys that their parents or grandparents might have played with and describing how they have changed over time. 

Thank you for sending in the children’s ‘All About Me’ bags, it was lovely to learn all about the children! We will be sending them back home tomorrow when we have finished looking at the last few :)

Our Take One Picture unit in Literacy is called ‘Friendship’, which was created by a Ghanaian artist called Samuel Lartey. The children will be focusing on a picture rather than a text and the lessons will be linked to PSHE and Art. The children will be creating a final piece of work at the end of the unit, where they will be creating their own piece of ‘friendship’ artwork and writing a blurb to accompany it.

Just a quick reminder that we will be having PE on a Wednesday so please ensure your child has their full PE kit in school for then. 


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

Mrs Jones, Mrs Darvell and Mrs Jones