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Due to the current COVID-19 restrictions, regrettably we are unable to invite parents into school for a tour of Berkswich CE primary and nursery. We understand that choosing the right setting for your child is one of the most important decisions that you will make in your child’s learning journey. With this in mind, we hope to provide you with a range of opportunities to allow you to gain an insight into life as part of our special Berkswich community and the chance to ask questions. We certainly welcome the opportunity to support and reassure you as you organise your child’s first steps into Nursery and Reception. We are offering virtual meetings to provide an opportunity for new parents to meet our headteacher, EYFS leader and teaching staff. This will provide a great opportunity for you to ask questions and find out about our community and learning at Berkswich CE. Your child is a vital part of this process, and so we welcome them to join in with the meeting.

Reception slots

Tuesday 17th November 9am – 10:30am

Tuesday 1st December 3:30- 5:30pm

Tuesday 8th December 9am – 10:30am

Nursery slots

Tuesday 19th January 9am– 10:30am

Tuesday 2nd February 3:30—5:30pm

Tuesday 9th March 9am—10:30 am

To book your ten-minute virtual meeting on one of the following days please call the school office on 01785 337360 or send an email to office@berkswich.staffs.sch.uk

Please visit our admissions page to take a closer look at our Nursery and Reception classes, as well as our admissions arrangements. Thank you.

BerkswichCE Primary School

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Additional Homework Tasks

Activity One

Verb, adverb, adjective, noun, pronoun, proper noun...do you sometime forget what these mean? Create a poem, rap or poster to give the definition (meaning) of each of these words. Make sure that your ideas are clear and will help you to remember how to use these words in the future.​

 

Activity Two

Do you have a tricky times table that you find hard to remember? Write a rhyme to match the one that you forget. For example, if you forget that 8 x 8 = 64, then you could use the rhyme,

"I skate and skate on a slippery floor.            Eight times eight is sixty four!"

 

Activity Three

Tackle that tricky to learn spelling; create a mnemonic. Use each letter of your spelling to make a silly saying. For example, to remember how to spell rhythm, you can say Rhythm Helps Your Two Hips Move! It definitely helps when the first word is your actual spelling.

 

Activity Four

Make a lift-the-flap book for a younger child. Think carefully about the language that you use and what your book is about. Perhaps use repetition, so that they can join in. Alternatively, you could make an adding book to help a child to learn addition facts up to twenty (this will help you to recall them instantly too!). Bring it in and share it with a child in school.

 

Activity Five

Create a card game to help younger children practise their spellings or letter sounds. For example, make a game of snap. Picture cards and letter cards snap when the initial letter matches the first letter of the words shown in the picture.

 

Activity Six

Create a new chocolate bar, one of your dreams! Make a poster to advertise your product. Think carefully about your choice of pictures, slogans and even your choice of chocolate bar name. Remember the need for persuasive words and phrases. How many words are needed to convince your reader?

 

Activity Seven

Use a programme like PowerPoint to create a book. Choose your own subject..what have you studied in school that you would like to find out more about? Space? Forces? Electricity? Add a contents page and hyperlink each line in this to a new page. On each page, add a link back to your contents page. This will allow your book to be interactive and the reader to jump backwards and forwards to discover new facts that you have added. ​

 

Activity Eight

Try finding words inside difficult words. For example:

  • a new envIRONment will IRON me out
  • EMMA faced a dilEMMA
  • that LIAR looks famiLIAR
  • never beLIEve a LIE​

​These will help you to avoid common spelling mistakes. Share your ideas with someone else.

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