Foundation 2

Welcome to F2!

In Early Years, we aim to provide a stimulating and exciting learning environment that promotes a love of learning and gives all our children opportunities to explore, gaining new skills every day as we learn through play.

In Foundation 2 the children explore through play as well as independent learning. They will have a year full of opportunity to develop academically as well as socially, in line with our school values. Here at St Joseph's we have developed an Early Years Curriculum that is tailored to meet your children’s needs. It is purposefully designed and adapted in line with our curriculum intent with plenty of experiences to engage and inspire.

The Team

The Foundation 2 Teacher is Mrs Walker, who is supported by teaching assistants Mrs Henderson and Mrs Walker (W)

Times of the day

8.45am- Gates open

10.00am- Snack time

11.45am- Lunchtime

3.25pm- End of the day


We follow the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum. The curriculum consists of 7 areas of equal importance:

  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development,
  • Communication and Language,
  • Physical Development, Literacy,
  • Mathematics,
  • Understanding the World,
  • Expressive Arts and Design.

Our curriculum has been uniquely designed to support your child's knowledge and interests. We  used ‘Development Matters’ the non-statutory curriculum guidance for the early year’s foundation stage to support the planning. We looked at what we want the children to learn, the activities we want them to do and how we can best support their learning.  We also considered what knowledge and skills the children will need to progress into Year 1. We our very proud of our curriculum and take joy in watching the children learn and develop throughout.



Foundation 2 will have P.E. on Thursday.

Your child must come to school wearing their full P.E kit. Ideally this should consist of

  • T-shirt/top
  • Hooded/zip up jacket/sweatshirt,
  • tracksuit/jogging bottoms/leggings,
  • Socks
  • Old/cheap trainers (preferably not pumps as PE will be held outside as much as possible.)