Welcome to Reception!

Our Reception learning environments are always busy and fun.  They are bright and spacious giving all children the opportunity to explore and learn in their play. Activities and resources are carefully planned to provide a rich variety of first-hand learning opportunities and experiences that encourage children to show interest, curiosity and enthusiasm – the beginnings of lifelong learning. 


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Starting School Booklet

Welcome to Reception - Information for Parents September 2021

Longshaw Admissions Policy

Longshaw PAN Consultation Results - Feb'23


Learning Through Play

We believe that play underpins the delivery of the EYFS and that children learn best through practical, hands-on experiences and interactions with their environment. The best outcomes for children’s learning occur where most of the activity within a child’s day is a mixture of child-initiated play, actively supported by adults and focused learning, with adults guiding the learning through playful, rich and experiential activities.


Indoor Learning Environment








Outdoor Learning Environment






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