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.
Welcome to the Year Five Spelling Page
Accurate spelling is a pivotal part of life and so it is important that we practise these on a regular basis. Below are some different activities you can try at home, as well as links to other important pages.
Remember: Perseverance is key
Strategies for learning spellings:
Auditory strategies involving the ear and mouth
The English language has 42 sounds but only 26 letters in the alphabet, so the sound a letter makes depends on other letters around it. Therefore it is important to think about using other strategies. There are ways in which you can use sound to help you spell.
Visual strategies involving the eye and hand
Learning strategies based on mind and method
Fun Ways to Learn
Paint It! - use a paintbrush and paint to spell words.
Reverse Chalk Writing (aka Water Writing) Use chalk to cover the chalkboard and have your child use a paintbrush dipped in water to write their words over it.
Type It! - Type your spellings on a keypad.
Pavement painting- go outside and spell your words using sidewalk chalk. Just taking the spelling practice outside makes it more fun.
Trace - Ask an adult to write the word out and then trace it.
Shaving Cream - Make a thin layer of shaving cream on a tray and use a paintbrush or better yet a fingertip to spell out the words.
Coffee Filters & Markers - let your child write the words using markers on coffee filters. Once you are all done, hand them a spray bottle of water and let them turn their spelling practice into art!
Other Hand - if you are right handed write your words using your left hand, if you are left handed write words using your right hand.
Window Writing - use Crayola Window Markers and write words on windows or sliding glass doors. They wash off easily and writing on windows or doors is so much more fun than boring old paper.
Scrabble Spelling - use scrabble pieces to build words. Work out the scrabble amount for each word.
Shower Spelling - Write your spellings on the glass screen in the shower.
Sing -Sing each letter of your spellings
Rap - Rap your spellings