St. Thomas More

Catholic Voluntary Academy

Newstead Road, Leicester Leicestershire LE2 3TA

0116 2706365 | @STMleicester


Mrs O'Brien, Mrs Asher, Mrs Jobling and Mrs Hailes

F2 - Our Curriculum


These three videos show you how to pronounce the sounds. Notice how the children don’t add an ‘uh’ sound at the end, so they say: ‘t’ not ‘tuh’. Follow the link below for downloadable information to help your child remember how to write their letters and say their sounds. 

For further information about how we teach phonics at St Thomas More please visit our 'Early reading and Phonics' page. 

50 Recommended Reads for... Reception

Sharing books with children in the Early Years provides a gateway into a world of imagination, empathy and delight, as well as being crucial for developing language and literacy skills.

We are currently working towards reading each book listed below. If you have any of the books below at home and your child would like to share it with the class, we will read the story during our end of day story session. The children will also be looking out for these stories when visiting our school library on Wednesdays!


At St Thomas More CVA we use 'White Rose' to support our teaching in maths. Over the academic year we will focus on the six main areas that collectively underpin children’s early mathematical learning, and which provide the firm foundations for the math's that children will encounter as they go up the years in primary school.

These are;

  • Cardinality and counting
  • Comparison
  • Composition
  • Pattern
  • Shape and Space
  • Measures 

Please use the links below for more information. 

PE Lesson

Our PE lessons are usually on Friday afternoons. However, the children have opportunities for Physical Development activities daily.



Each week, your child will be given the following homework:

One piece of Phonics and Maths (Set through Class Dojo)

A sharing book

Me, My Family, My World entries on Tapestry

Useful Documents

 Statutory framework for the early years foundation stage.pdfDownload
 A parents guide to the statutory framework.pdfDownload
 What to expect in the EYFS.pdfDownload
 Development Matters.pdfDownload
 EYFS Baseline - Parent Information.pdfDownload
 Tapestry help sheet for parents.docxDownload
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