headteachers-welcome arrow info login news-events about-us welcome-video newsletters calendar search latest-news home children parents translate book-a-visit book-a-visit
School Logo

West Denton Primary School

‘A Stepping Stone into the Future’

Spring B

Week 5

 The Easter Story

This week the children have been learning about the Easter story. We looked at why Easter is special to Christians and how people celebrate this day in the religious calendar.  

 Week 4 

Chick Chick Chick Chick Chicken

Still image for this video

 Week 3 

This week the children have worked so hard to understand rhyming words. This is a difficult concept for the children to understand. However, they have done a great job identifying them and also writing sentences to match pictures from the story "Oi Frog" by Kes Gray and Jim Field.  

 Week 2 

Our book of the week was a lovely story called "The Invisible String" by Patrice Karst, a story about the invisible connection of love.  We created wonderful drawings showing someone we feel connected to by an invisible string.  The activity helped the children to think of all the the wonderful connections they have with their friends and family.  

 Mother's Day Writing 

During story time the children enjoyed listening to the story 'My Mummy' from the Mr Men books by 'Roger Hargreaves'.  

 World Book Day 

It was a big surprise opening the door to so many different characters from books that we love. The children enjoyed creating their very first bookmark to take home.   

Story Time with Miss Croll 

Our Deputy Head Teacher came down to Reception today to read some stories to the class. What at treat the children had whilst having their snack.

 Character Hunt 

The children really enjoyed the challenge of finding certain characters, places and objects within books. 

 Making Our First Bookmarks

 Week 1 

This week our story has been 'The Gruffalo' by Julia Donaldson. Through 'Plan to Play' the children enjoyed using the characters to retell and act out the story of the Gruffalo, also by using their own imagination they changed the ending of story. We got the chef hats out again and made Gruffalo Crumble using shredded wheat, melted chocolate, purple and green grapes, strawberry laces, dried apricots and marshmallows to symbolise the different parts of the Gruffalo's body. 


Gruffalo Crumble 

Making the Gruffalo crumble was very fun. We melted chocolate and mixed it with wheat cereal before adding our toppings which represent the Gruffalo's features.

Gruffalo Roleplay 

 Long or Short


This week the children have been comparing objects and identifying whether they are longer / longest or shorter / shortest. The children also compared their height to their peers and organised themselves into an order from tallest to shortest.