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?

Mrs Woodhead










Ms Osborne

Miss Graham

Miss Carney

Teacher Teaching Assistant  Teacher Teaching Assistant

Autumn Walk - Thursday 27th September

Today, we went on an Autumn welly walk around our school field and there were lots of amazing things to see. We saw lots of leaves, which were green, yellow, orange, red and brown. They were very crunchy! We also saw snails and berries. The children enjoyed picking up leaves, feathers and apples. We saw spiders webs and we looked for bugs in our bug hotel. We talked about the birds and all the different trees we saw. We had to be careful because some of the leaves and bushes were prickly! It was a lovely sunny day and we had a very good time investigating and talking about our school grounds.



Have you been on an Autumn walk and would like to tell us something in show and tell or share something interesting that you have found?

Could you draw a picture or write a label/ sentence about something that you saw?

How many conkers did you find? Can you draw a picture and write the number?

Our Eggsiting Discovery - Wednesday 16th January

Today, we made an exciting discovery in the nursery garden. We noticed some bright blue eggs under the den. What could they be? We asked. We decided to take the eggs into the workshop to have a closer look. At first, we thought they were dinosaur eggs. We placed them carefully onto a table so that we could investigate further. Mrs Day asked the children to squirt water on the eggs and see what happened. We were surprised to see that the eggs began to melt and fizz. They were also very smelly! As the eggs dissolved, we found out that they were dragons. Oliver noticed that they were dragons “Don’t touch it, he will breathe fire at us!” Lots of the children said that they eggs were melting.


Can you think of any other animals that lay eggs?

Draw a picture and write a simple sentence for show and tell.

Cockfields Farm School Trip - Friday 17th May

Reception visited Cockfield’s farm in Oldham. We had a wonderful time!

We had the opportunity to feed a range of animals, as well as giving milk to the baby goats and meal worms to the meerkats.

Then we took part in the forest school where we went on a bug hunt, built dens and planted a sunflower seed.

After lunch in the barn we got to jump on the air cushion, ride the tractors and play in the beach area.

Next we visited the reptiles where we got to hold a tortoise, lizard and a snake before visiting pets corner where again we got to hold a bunny rabbit, guinea pig and chicken!

Finally we all got to play in the role play area before getting on the coach to go home. What a busy day we had!


To measure your sunflower at home and record how many cm's it is.

Can you bring in a photograph of your sunflower for show and tell?