Denton West End Primary School

Only our best is good enough

Balmoral Drive, Manchester, Lancashire, M34 2JX

0161 336 3409


Welcome to reception

Mrs Woodhead










Ms Osborne

Miss Graham

Miss Carney

Teacher Teaching Assistant  Teacher Teaching Assistant

January 2020

Today we found three eggs in a nest in our nursery garden. Where could they be from? Miss Carney said at lunchtime she heard BIG footsteps on the roof and a roar! Then there was a big gust of wind. We asked children what might be inside. They came up with lots of ideas:

  • Chick
  • Unicorn
  • Dinosaur
  • Dragon
  • Crocodile

What do you think? They are very unusual! One was cold, one was slimy and one looked like a stone. We have now brought them inside to keep them warm. Now we just need to wait and see what happens!


On Friday 10th January class RG and RW worked with the talented poet Conrad Burdekin to create their own class poems. They then performed their fabulous work to the rest of the school and got to watch other classes showcase their work. Well done everyone! We can all be writers!

Here are our poems:


Snake in my bed

Oh no!

Snake in my bed!

Over my bum.

Onto my head!

Shout and scream.

Jump on the floor.
Run! Run! Run!

Out of the door.

By Class RG

Can you remember the words and actions with your child?

My Magic Pen

Make me chocolate,

Make me sweets,

Make me ice creams,

I can eat!

Make me spiders,

Make me bears,

Make me rabbits,


By Class RW

December 2019

Look who came to visit us at school today! Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all the children in reception. We look forward to welcoming you back on January 7th.

Wriggly Nativity

Children retold the story of the birth of Jesus. Teachers and parents were very proud of our Nursery and Reception children. Well done!

November 2019

In November our Reception classes hosted a Reading party for their families. We enjoyed decorating biscuits, arts and crafts, making sandwiches and sharing stories with each other. This was a lovely afternoon enjoyed by all!

October 2019

Dear  Parents/Carers,

BBC Tiny Happy People launched in Greater Manchester this month and it has some fabulous resources for you to support your children’s communication skills. 

It is full of ideas and video clips that help you to develop your child's skills through interaction and play. Please click on the link below.,UXS7,5T67HK,35GUY,1

October 2019

On Thursday 10th October the reception children walked down to our local library to celebrate National Libraries Week. Children spent time looking at books and listening to stories. 

On Wednesday 16th October reception visited Manchester Airport Viewing Park as part of our topic 'People Who Help Us.' Children went on board a Monarch aeroplane and sat in the pilots seat. We dressed up as people who help us at the airport. We also watched the aeroplanes taking off and landing and we even saw concord. We found out that concord means peace. 

It was a fantastic day and we were very impressed with how well behaved our children at Denton West End were. Well done!

September 2019

Welcome to our reception page. Our reception classes have had a fantastic start to the new school year. They have settled in well, made lots of new friends and have enjoyed learning in all the different areas. We are looking forward to an exciting term!