Denton West End Primary School

Only our best is good enough

Balmoral Drive, Manchester, Lancashire, M34 2JX

0161 336 3409

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Little Lions

Miss Houghton

Mrs Binyon

Little Lions provides extended care for children who attend morning nursery.

 

We can offer:

  • A purpose built classroom.
  • Two outdoor play areas. One with a soft play surface and the other a wildlife area.
  • Continuity of care with a dedicated team.
  • A school that is rated as good.
  • An accessible environment.
  • Care from 8.00 am until 5.30 pm each day (when combined with the Breakfast and After School Club provision).
  • Competitive rates.
  • Help with funding for extra childcare.

March 2020

In little Lions we have been reading the book 'Oliver's Vegetables' by Vivian French, as part of our Growth topic. We have been learning about what is a vegetable and what is not a vegetable. We have been sorting food that is healthy for our bodies and thinking about how we can help ourselves stay healthy and strong.

The children have been planting their own broad beans which was really fun!!

Little Lions also had the opportunity to taste lots of different vegetables. They had to think of describing words.

We changed the role play area into a fruit and vegetable shop. The children enjoyed pretending to be shop assistants and sell fruit and vegetables. They wrote labels, handled money and made price tags.

February 2020

We were very surprised and excited to receive a letter addressed to us from a mean, ugly troll, asking for our help! The troll asked the children to build him a brand new bridge because big Billy Goats Gruff broke his. This was the perfect challenge for Little Lions as our children are very creative. We had so much fun working together, using different materials to build the new bridge. 

In Little Lions we have also had lots of fun making models of trolls out of playdough and even making a disgusting troll food recipe book.

January 2020

In Little Lions this term we are learning about Traditional Tales. We have been reading the story called 'The Three Billy Goats Gruff'. 

We have designed are very own terrible trolls. We have been mark making, drawing and using our imagination. In our classroom we have a small world area which we use to retell the story with the characters in our own words. 

Over the next couple of weeks we will be constructing are own bridges and making models of our trolls, so watch this space!!

Whose that trip trapping over my bridge!!

September 2019

All of the children have really settled in within their first few weeks in Little Lions. They have had lots of fun exploring the different areas, building up their friendships and learning many new skills.

We have had lots of fun learning all about one of our favourite stories ‘The Gruffalo’. With the help of the characters, we have practised our pencil control and remembered to hold it in the correct way. The children have been very creative by designing their very own ‘terrible creature’ by using the Gruffalo for inspiration. They made pre-writing marks and used great language to describe their creature. They came up with some great ideas! We love arts and crafts in Little Lions and we have had lots of fun creating the characters from the Gruffalo by cutting and sticking, collaging and painting. The children also enjoyed wearing the Gruffalo costume and using the animal masks to re-create the story!