Year 1 | Denton West End Primary School
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Denton West End Primary School, Balmoral Drive, Denton, Manchester, M34 2JX, t:0161 336 3409,

Year 1

Welcome to Year 1

Meet the year 1 staff

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What are we doing this term?  What are we doing now?



1W-The Enormous Turnip & 1F-The Three Billy Goats Gruff – March 2017

1W Class Assembly October 2014


Building Houses

Evan’s dad, Mr Poulston, came into school to talk to the children in Year One about building houses. He brought lots of tools to school used in the building trade and showed the children the importance of safety on the building site. Sergeant Cyril came into Year One in creative week and helped the children to understand about friendship and how everyone is different through role play. The children really enjoyed these activities.

Creative Week


William and Charlie took turns playing checkers together. Working together as a team we had to get the ball into the middle of the parachute! We learnt the rules of Hop Scotch so that we can play co-operatively in the playground. Kameron and Riley enjoyed playing Connect Four together!

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Iyla-Mae was shown how to hold a rifle.

Maliaka is demonstrating how to avoid breathing in poisonous gases during the war.

Riley is being shown how to stand smart like a soldier…..


Studying History

We have been studying history and below are pictures of Steve, Zak Smith’s Grandad, and Annie and Jean, relatives of Harry Trainer, showing us how people lived years ago. Annie showed us how children used to play football with rolled up newspaper. Jean showed us how they used to keep a potty under the bed as the toilet was outside the house. Steve showed us how he used to have a bath in the sink and use tin cans as stilts to walk on.

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 Macclesfield Heritage Museum 

As part of our topic we have been on a trip to Macclesfield Heritage Museum where we made rag rugs, visited an old school room and had to write with an ink pen. We also learnt how children used to sleep head to toe in bed with up to 10 people. In those times people had to work in the mill every day, only going to school on a Sunday.

The children realised that life was very different years ago from how it is now.

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