Denton West End Primary School

Only our best is good enough

Balmoral Drive, Manchester, Lancashire, M34 2JX

0161 336 3409


Welcome to reception

What are we doing this term?

Miss Maloney

Miss Townsend

Miss Miley

Teaching Assistant Reception Teacher Teaching Assistant

Mud Kitchen

This year we welcome our new mud kitchen to our outside area in Reception. This offers children lots of problem solving opportunities, for example ‘How can I make soup thick or thin?’ or ‘How can I make the mud cake stick together?’

Children have to share, take turns and work together to achieve their intended goals. It is great fun and in your child’s natural environment. Children must wear waterproof outfits and wellies to play in our mud kitchen, so please ensure that your child has their wellies in school so that they can explore, investigate and learn, without getting wet and muddy!


We are currently learning about space in Reception. The children are enjoying learning in the space role play areas and are busy writing space logs, lists, speech bubbles, alien adjectives and telephone messages.

Welly Walks

We have enjoyed lots of welly walks this year. They help us to understand the world and the local area in which we live. They help us to learn about patterns, changes in the environment and how to stay safe.