Downs Infant School

Our web address is www.downsinf.brighton-hove.sch .uk

Term Dates


Brighton and Hove school holiday dates can be found here:


School INSETs for 2020-2021 (agreed with Downs Juniors):  School is CLOSED to pupils on these dates.

Thursday 3rd and Friday 4th September 2020

Monday 2nd November 2020

Monday 4th January 2021

Friday 28th May 2021



Yearly Overview


Downs Infant School Overview of Trips and Events 

These are the types of things we USUALLY do.  During Covid restrictions this is very much subject to change, and we will need to do some changes to reflect the lost period of schooling.  There will be NO TRIPS during the Autumn Term.  We hope this gives you a rough guideline to what to expect.



Year 1

Year 2

Whole School

Autumn 1

Teddy Bear’s Picnic

Local geography walk (free)

Great Fire of London (dress up and donation for Rainbow Theatre)

Harvest City Mission (food donations)

Wear Yellow for mental health awareness (£1 donation if wished)

Autumn 2

Autumn Walk (free)

Nursery Rhyme Tea Party (dress up)

Super hero day (dress up)

Synagogue Trip (donation for transport)

Antibullying (dress in blue/odd socks - we will let you know)

Christmas performances (costumes)

Christmas Jumper Day (donations of items for the Fair)

Elf Yourself (dress up and donations for the Rocking Horse)

Spring 1

Transport Trip (donation)


Church visit (free)

Pavilion Trip (donation)

Charity TBA - donation

Spring 2

Space Day (dress up)

Preston Manor (dress up and donation)

Children’s Parade and Let’s Dance (tickets)

World Book Day (dress up and donation of pre-loved books for sharing/library)

Summer 1

Lady Land Farm (donation)


Shelter building (donation)

Lewes Castle (donation)

Science Day

Challenge Gender Stereotype Day

Charity TBA - donation

Summer 2

Topic themed show (donation) and day (dress up) (in the past this has been pirates)

Beach trip (donation)

Year 2 Show (costumes)

Healthy Week – various activities some of which need dress up and some donations

Sports Days

RE focus week