Welcome to F2!

On this page you will be able to find out what really happens in the Foundation 2 classroom and solve the riddle of ‘What did you do today?’ – the usual answer being ‘nothing’ or ‘just played’! 

Our role in the Foundation Stage is to provide children with the means to experience the world for themselves alongside more academic approaches.  We strive to give children the means to develop their own ideas and theories so that they can make sense of the world, and to give them opportunities to develop and test these theories with their peers. Through planned play opportunities we give the children the tools to take ‘safe risks’ to both learn and test their boundaries. We make time for children to be active and to be quiet; to explore and to learn; to be indoors and outside; to be sociable or just to be themselves, whoever they are. 

We are glad you can join us on our journey and hope you enjoy the glimpse into the exciting, funny and magical moments of a very special time in your child’s school life.

The F2 Team.



Xīn nián kuài lè

Date: 09/02/2019

Class 2 had a visit from one of our parents this week, who came in to tell us about Chnese New Year and the traditions around it.  He talked about how his family celebrate new year and brought in lots…

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Celebrating Learning

Date: 05/02/2019

We thought you would like to see some of the fantastic work that the children are producing in their Learning Logs.  Each time we start a new topic, we try and collect all the books in so we can add…

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I'm Stickman, that's me.

Date: 12/01/2019

This week the F2 classes have been reading Stickman by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler.  They have been doing lots of activities around the book and have enjoyed retelling the story.  Some of the…

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Off to the Woods

Date: 04/01/2019

After all the hard work  the children put into the Christmas performances, they had a chance to have fun at Ecclesall Woods on a Festive Fun Day,  The children had a chance to explore the woods, play…

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Christmas Performances

Date: 04/01/2019

The F2 children worked really hard learning the songs and actions for their performances of Whoops a Daisy Angel.  They all did a great job and put on a great show.  Well done everyone.

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Thinking Big

Date: 17/11/2018

Despite Friday being Pyjama Day for Children in Need, the children were feeling anything but lazy.  In the afternoon, some of Class 2 set themselves a challenge to get from one side of the playground to…

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National Share a Story Day

Date: 27/10/2018

Today is National Share a Story Day; this term in F2 we have been looking at traditional tales like The Billy Goats Gruff, The Three Little Pigs and Goldilocks and the Three Bears. The children have found…

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Starting phonics!

Date: 19/10/2018

We have started phonics this week. The children have enjoyed learning this week's sounds and using them in the classroom and outside. Today we have sent home phonic folders so the children can practise…

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Goldilocks came to Lydgate

Date: 05/10/2018

We are having lots of fun this half term learning about traditional tales. On Wednesday, we had a surprise visit from Goldilocks. We asked her lots of questions and she told us she was very sorry for all…

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We're Going on a Bug Hunt..

Date: 18/07/2018

There were some special vistors in F2 on Monday and though not all the staff were that keen to meet them, the children had fun getting to know some exotic insects.  The children had a chance to observe…

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