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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

Achieve, Believe and Care

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Autumn One

Writing

 

We are diving right into our writing with Mission Possible. 

Have you ever wanted to go on an adventure? Have you ever wanted to be a spy? Well this booklet is all about two twins who have a special secret. By reading this story, you will learn their spy-licious secret and build your way to writing your own adventure story...

The children will build on their skills of sequencing a story plot and build on their grammar and punctuation.

 

Reading Adventures 

There's a boy in the Girls' bathroom by Louis Sachar. This writing and reading unit will offer the children many learning opportunities, including links with PSHE. 

 

 

Maths

In maths, we will be developing our understanding of four digit numbers and the place value of each digit. We will be ordering and comparing numbers, rounding to the nearest 10, 100 and 1000 and using formal methods to add and subtract, to name but a few. In readiness for our times table check, please practise your times tables daily - Please see the times tables tab https://www.berkswichceprimary.co.uk/times-tables-1/ 

       Number and place value:

· Count in multiples of 6, 7, 9. 25 and 1000.

· Find 1000 more or less than a given number.

· Recognise the place value of each digit in a four digit number (thousands, hundreds, tens and

· ones).

· Order and compare numbers beyond 1000 Identify, represent and estimate numbers using different representations.

· Round any number to the nearest 10, 100 or 1000.

· Solve number and practical problems that involve all of the above and with increasingly large positive numbers.

· Count backwards through zero to include negative numbers.

Addition and subtraction:

· Add and subtract numbers with up to 4 digits using the formal written methods of columnar addition and subtraction where appropriate.

· Estimate and use inverse operations to check answers to a calculation.

· Solve addition and subtraction two step problems in contexts, deciding which operations and methods to use and why.

 

Religious Education

This half term, the children will be studying the creation story and discovering what Christians can learn from it.

 

Computing

 

 

Physical Education

Tennis coach, Chris Proud will be teaching Year Four tennis at Walton Tennis Club. This will be supported by Mrs Ennis and Mrs Barker. This is a great opportunity for the children and they will learn both skills and improve fitness levels. As well as tennis, the children will be taking part in fundamental skills:

 

Stability, locomotion and object control are the three foundations of fundamental movement knowledge. They need to become automatic so that students can move without having to think about it, much the same as decoding while reading needs to be automatic before fluency and comprehension is possible. Without mastery of fundamental movement knowledge, students will have little working memory to think about strategy and tactics, key components of physical education. Fundamental movement begins as generic knowledge then develops into sport-specific knowledge.

 

History

The children will discover: who lived in the UK during the Iron Age; what the settlements were like and how they were built; beliefs and druids; conflict; farming and much more.

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