St Joseph's Rotherhithe

Bernadette Class


Hello, my name is Miss Knight and I am the Reception class teacher. Our class name is Bernadette. In Reception we work as a team, this team is made up of myself, Ella, Maria and Wahida. We are looking forward to getting to know your child and working with them during our very exciting and productive year ahead!


Some weekly routines:

PE is on Fridays the children should come in wearing their PE Kit on those days.

Homework will be set on Fridays and should be completed by the following Wednesday.


In Bernadette class we learn lots of exciting things and our day to day activities are planned around the 7 areas of Learning and Development.

We provide activities that will support your child to learn and develop through following the 3 prime areas. These are deemed most essential for healthy development and future learning:

  • Communication and language
  • Physical development
  • Personal, social and emotional development

As children grow, these 3 prime areas will help them to develop skills in the following 4 specific areas:

  1. Literacy
  2. Mathematics
  3. Understanding the world
  4. Expressive arts & design

In Reception, children have the opportunity to experience and investigate a range of materials and equipment both indoors and outside. Each child is encouraged to be independent and self-motivated in a safe and caring environment, which encourages each pupil to explore and be able to have confidence in their own judgements and ideas. We aim to promote learning as an enjoyable and challenging experience which children will continue to pursue for the rest of their lives.


Please see the bottom of the page for our Half-Termly Curriculum Newsletters.


For help in supporting your child in maths please click on the EYFS Curriculum Page There are lots of tips and activities to help you support your child.


Please see below for the Powerpoint slides from our Early Maths Parents Workshop

ey maths parents workshop 2022.pdf


For help in supporting your child in reading and writing please click on the Phonics page. Ruth Miskin also has lots of support on the Oxford Owl Read Write Inc website. 

Read Write Inc Phonics Website


Our Learning - Autumn 1

reception class curriculum letter autumn 1.pdf



Our Learning - Autumn 2

reception class curriculum letter autumn 2.pdf


Our Learning -  Spring 1


reception class curriculum letter spring 1 2024.pdf


Our Learning - Spring 2


reception class curriculum letter spring 2.pdf


 Our Learning - Summer 1

reception class curriculum letter summer 1.pdf

Our Learning -  Summer 2

reception class curriculum letter summer 2.pdf