St Bernadette's Catholic Primary

With Jesus in our Hearts, we have:

The passion to learn,

The courage to fail,

The strength to love

Year R - Shakespeare Class

Welcome to Shakespeare Class

Our Teacher is Mrs Matthews and our Learning Support Assistant is Mrs Francis. 


At the moment, we are finding out about ourselves and others in our current topic ‘All About Me’. We follow this theme throughout the half term but we may also follow learning from other interests we have shown. We read a wide variety of fiction, non-fiction and poetry books which can link to our topic.


A normal day in Shakespeare class would look like this



Early Morning Mat Time Tasks

9.00 am



Wake and Shake




Learning Through Play, Class Worship, Snack Time, Small Group Tasks and Reading


Numberblocks / Maths input




Afternoon Register


RE / Maths Input


Learning Through Play, Small Group Tasks and Reading


Tidy Up Time, Learning Review


Story Time


Home Time


Our outdoor PE session is every Wednesday. In Reception our PE kit stays in school so that the children can practise getting changed into and out of their kit.


We follow God Matters in Religious Education (the Portsmouth Diocese scheme of learning). The children learn two hours of RE per week in EYFS.


Things that help us to learn

We use Big Cat books to support our reading home learning. We use Tapestry as our online learning journal in Year R.  Photos are regularly posted onto Tapestry to show the learning we are doing in school. Parents can also use this tool to comment on any observations and to add any of their own observations from learning that has taken place outside of school.


Our Curriculum Web

In EYFS, we learn about Ourselves, Things that Grow, Traditional Tales and more! Take a look at our curriculum webs to see what we are going to learn about throughout our EYFS journey.



In EYFS, we go to the Post Office, to the local park and to RHS Wisley over the course of a year. We welcome parents to support us on our trips (parents will need a DBS organised by the school – please see the school office).

If you have any questions or there is anything urgent that you think we need to know, please contact the School Office either by phone at 01252 548123 or by email at




Year R Curriculum Meeting Autumn 2021