Balmoral Drive, Manchester, Lancashire, M34 2JX

0161 336 3409

Denton West End Primary School

Only our best is good enough



Welcome to Reception

Meet the Reception staff



Mrs Woodhead Ms Osborne Miss Graham Miss Carney Miss Tucker
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Google Classroom

For those parents who have not signed up to Google Classroom, please read the letter below.  Please refer to the front of your child's planner for their username, password and class code.

Many thanks,

The Reception Team


 Google Classroom Parent Letter.docxDownload
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Useful Information

 End of Year Expectations.pdfDownload
 Keyword Games.pdfDownload
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Meet Our Reception Children

 Children worked with the artist Jack Doyle to draw and paint portraits of themselves. They are absolutely wonderful! Can you spot yourself?

Friday 11th December

Early Years have enjoyed their Reading Challenge Reward. They got to have lots of fun at the EYFS Christmas Markets. Well done to all the children who completed the challenge. What a festive, fun day we had!


The children have celebrated Diwali. They had a very busy week. They learnt a Bollywood dance with Miss Seward, made Diya's and wrote cards for their friends. 

Skipping Workshop

Reception had lots of fun learning some new skipping games! Remember to keep practising at home.


Children used the 2D shapes and hammers to make faces on the pumpkins. Later in the week, they carefully carved them and scooped out the insides. It was sticky and slimy and very exciting!

Monday 19th October

Today we went on an Autumn Walk around the school field. We were looking for signs of Autumn - can you spot some in the photographs?

Handa's Surprise by Eileen Browne

After reading the story Handa's Surprise by Eileen Browne, children tasted the fruit from the story. This included avocado, pineapple, mango, tangerine and banana. Children felt the texture and tasted the flavour of the fruit. They then described the taste of each fruit and told us their favourite.


Look at all of our lovely displays this year.

Welcome to Reception

Welcome to all of our families. It has been lovely to meet everyone and what a wonderful start to the reception year we have had. The children have been busy investigating their new environment and making lots of new friends. We have been learning how to share our new toys and how to take turns. We are very proud of how well the children are settling into their new classes. They are a credit to you all! We cannot wait to get to know your children more this year!


We hope that you enjoy a small glimpse into our first few days at ‘big’ school.