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

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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Autumn One

Autumn One



In our class text, we will be teleported from our Year Three classroom all the way back to the Stone Age. What will we see and learn on this adventure? This text links with our history unit ’The Stone Age‘ where we will further investigate the lives of our ancestors. Throughout our class book, children will develop their writing skills and learn how to use fronted adverbials, direct speech and create their own Stone Age adventure by writing a narrative story.  



Put on your coats… if you dare! Year Three will be learning how to summarise, use a dictionary and use inference skills by reading and analysing the book: 'Beware the Killer Coat' by Susan Gates. Children may purchase their own copy and bring this to school.



Maths, this half term, involves place value of numbers up to three-digits. In Year Three, we love to be hands on and problem solve with numbers up to 1000 using concrete resources such as base 10 blocks and place value counters. We will apply our knowledge of place value to formal written methods for addition and subtraction. Please continue with learning your times tables at home and practising your knowledge on Times Table Rock Stars.


Science Rocks

Year Three are going to be introduced to the wonderful world of rocks. Through experiments and scientific observation, we will be classifying, naming and understanding different rocks. Then, we will become palaeontologists and discover the formation of fantastic fossils. Finally, as soil scientists, we will discover how soil is formed and its incredible properties through exciting experiments.



PE is very exciting in Year Three as we go swimming at Walton High School every week. We will also be developing and refining the fundamental skills that underpin sports and physical activity. PE will continue to be threaded through the curriculum to promote an active and healthy lifestyle.



During Autumn one, Year Three we be learning about computing networks and the difference between the internet and the WWW. Computing underpins and is used across our curriculum. Using iMovie and green screens, we will be creating our very own trailer for the Stone Age.



In art, we will be focusing on the Renaissance and the techniques that artists used at this time. Leonardo da Vinci is the Renaissance artist that we will be focusing on and we will be replicating his techniques when drawing movement, the human body dimensions and the Mono Lisa.



Surviving the Stone Age! Our history adventure will transport us to back to the Stone Age where we will investigate how life was so very different to how it is today. As archaeologists, we will be investigating the importance of artefacts and we will try to answer the big question: why was Stonehenge built?


Religious Education

This half term, we will be learning about the Trinity. The children will be taught about the how the Trinity is interwoven into the Bible and Christian teachings. During this learning, we will also look at the importance and significance of water and baptism in the Christian faith.



Children will be learning to understand how compositions and performances differ depending on the intended mood of the piece and applying this to their own musical performances. 



Year Three will be covering the unit ’My Class‘ in PSHE where they will learn about their identity and how they can positively contribute to our class and the wider school.