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.
Tuesday 17th November 9am – 10:30am
Tuesday 1st December 3:30- 5:30pm
Tuesday 8th December 9am – 10:30am
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Please visit our admissions page to take a closer look at our Nursery and Reception classes, as well as our admissions arrangements. Thank you.
Here are some ideas for extra practise at home. They will be helpful for your learning but also lots of fun.
Read the list of tasks and challenges. There are also helpful websites to look at with your parents. If you find a great website that you would like to add to the list, please let us know.
Try riddling. Choose a word (perhaps one of your spellings) and provide two or three clues for a partner or parent to guess what it is. For the word running, for example, you might say: "This word is a fast movement. It has a double “n” in it and you are not supposed to do it in the corridor!"
Design a mnemonic for a word that you find tricky to spell and illustrate it. If you have more than one, then you could create your own mnemonic booklet.
Invent a new Mr or Little Miss character. Can you write a new story for a younger child?
Alphabet Zoo - can you create an alphabet of animals and use alliteration too?
Use ICT (e.g.PowerPoint) to create an information leaflet about a subject that you have studied in school and would like to find out more about.
Be an apostrophe detective. Look out for apostrophes when you are out and about that have been used incorrectly. Take a photograph and under your photograph can you put it right?
5678 56 is 7 x 8
“I skate and skate on a slippery floor, 8 x 8 is 64”
Can you think of any other rhymes to help you remember your times tables?
Design a poster to help you with your English grammar explaining what a noun, verb adjective and adverb are.
Design your own board game and write the instructions to go with it. What theme will you use? Think about the aim of the game, who the game is designed for and clear instructions.
Design and write a postcard from your favourite book character, perhaps from Harry Potter, describing his first term at Hogwarts with a picture of the Hogwarts’ Express or a Quidditch match?