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 email@example.com
Please visit our admissions page to take a closer look at our Nursery and Reception classes, as well as our admissions arrangements. Thank you.
A little clue into what story we will be learning this half term...
"I'll huff and I'll puff and I'll blow your house down!"
The children will learn the structure of a fairy tale, how to write simple sentences using the correct punctuation (capital letters, finger spaces and full stops), using conjunctions in their sentenecs and how to use adjectives to describe the characters.
This half term we will be focussing on Place Value and developing the children's mathematical fluency with numbers within 10. This will entail showing numbers using a variety of representations including, pictures, symbols, concrete manipulatives and objects. The children will be given the opportunity to delve deeper by applying their knowledge in a range of problem solving and investigative scenarios.
Reading and Phonics
Phonics is taught every day in 25 minute sessions. Phonics activities are engaging, practical and most of all fun! As part of the catch up programme we will be revisiting phase 3 this half term to ensure all children are confident at recognising and applying these graphemes in both their reading and writing.
For this half term, reading is conducted on a 1:1 basis and in small groups. Developing word reading is paramount as well as ensuring the children have a good understadning of the story.
The children will be stepping back in time and learning about settlements, travel and exploration through the invention of the steam engine, the Great Fire of London and the Battle of Hastings. Learning will be brought to life to enable the children to understand the impacts these events had on society at the time and on the modern world.
Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE)
With the start of a new school year bring an exciting opportunity for all pupils. Who will be voted class representatives on the School Council? Children will think carefully about what skills and attributes they have and set out their reasons for why they believe they should be voted for. Everyone will be given the opportunity to cast their vote, the two children with the most votes will take on the honourable responsibility. We will also discuss how rules help to keep us safe and ensure we are a happy and thriving bubble!
To see the children's learning in PSHE please click on the image below. We are proud to announce the PSHE is leading by example and has gone paperless!
Art and Design
I wandered lonely as a cloud
That floats on high o'er vale and hills,
When all at once I saw a crowd
A host, of golden daffodils;
Beside the lake, beneath the trees,
Fluttering and dancing in the breeze.
Through studying landscapes, the children will learn how to use tint, shade and how to blend colours.
Design and Technology
We will be investigating the world of fabric this half term. After developing their understanding of textiles and how their features make them suitable for certain jobs, the children will deisgn, make and evaluate their very own creation of a fabric face.