Denton West End Primary School

Only our best is good enough

Balmoral Drive, Manchester, Lancashire, M34 2JX

0161 336 3409

Year 1

Welcome to Year 1

Meet the Year 1 staff

Mrs Barry

Miss Maloney










Ms Elliott











Ms Potter

Yr1 Teacher Yr1 Teacher Teaching Assistant Teaching Assistant


In Year 1, we have been learning how to group objects using arrays. 

Blue Planet

Year 1 enjoyed their trip to Blue Planet.

Year 1 enjoyed visiting the school exhibition and completing the quiz. 

Healthy minds week

Year 1 have taken part in many different activities. They were able to learn new skills, such as listening to and following instructions whilst blindfolded using a rope for guidance and crawling under tunnels. We have also been being mindful in our classrooms by taking part in a ‘Body Scan’ each day. We have discussed healthy eating and keeping our bodies healthy. Also, we scattered poppies seeds in the flower bed around the KS1 playground. 

Year 1 School Trip

Macclesfield Silk Museum.

Year 1 had a fantastic time dressed up as Victorians.

We carried out activities including: weaving, learning in a Victorian classroom and Victorian life.


Number Bonds

We have been planning connect 4 to help learn our number bonds to 20.

Culture Week - Learning About Chinese New Year

During culture week we took part in lots of activities about Chinese New Year. We had a dragon dance workshop and made our own dragons in Art. We also listened to the story of the Chinese zodiac. We even painted our own stone as a pig as this year is the year of the pig. We had lots of fun!

Year 1's Indian Dance workshop.

We all had lots of fun!

A visit from Tommy Atkins.

On Friday, we came to school in our best Troll costumes for our Year 1 Troll day. Even our teachers dressed up! We looked very scary what do you think? 
We drew troll pictures, made disgusting troll soup with lots of yucky ingredients, built troll homes and even danced to some troll themed music. We are going to use our pictures from troll day to help us with our writing in Literacy. A fantastic day was had by everyone! 

Troll Soup