Denton West End Primary School

Only our best is good enough

Balmoral Drive, Manchester, Lancashire, M34 2JX

0161 336 3409


Welcome to Nursery

What are we doing this term?

Mrs Abbott

Miss Haughton

Teaching Assistant

Remembrance Day

We have been learning about Remembrance Day in Nursery. As the children are very young it can be difficult to understand what Remembrance Day means so we watched a clip from cbeebies that helped us. The BBC described it as “A beautiful and evocative animation that sees war as experienced by animals in a WW1 battlefield.”

Pop over to bbc iplayer to watch the clip.

We then created our own poppy fields using finger printing and they are displayed in our Nursery.

Outdoor Learning

We have invested in some all-weather waterproof outfits for the Nursery and Reception children so we can learn outdoors in rain, hail, snow or sun! The children are developing their independence by dressing themselves with the all in one suit and their wellies. We can then explore, investigate and learn without getting wet!

Funky Fingers and Dough Gym

We have started funky fingers and dough gym in Nursery. These sessions develop the children’s gross and fine motor skills which help with early writing development. The children have a membership card which they hand to the teacher at every session. We do this every day and play some funky music whilst we complete the activity. We have play dough, threading, pipe cleaners and beads and many other resources to support the children.

Maths Week

We teamed up with our friends in Reception to have a fun maths carousel. It was so much fun to learn with the other children and make new friends. In our carousel we were learning all about number formation, numicon, shapes, symmetry and addition and subtraction. If you would like a copy of the number formation songs that help us with forming numbers we have put it on the website too.