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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

English:

The writing and reading book that we will be learning from is a surprise; therefore, I shan’t spoil it by telling you, but it is by one of my favourite current authors, Katherine Rundell.

 

Within our learning, we will be focusing on our core skills within writing; grammar, spelling, sentence structures and writing for an audience. Through reading lessons, we will concentrate on comprehension including inference, summarising and prediction. 

 

Mathematics:

During this half term, the children will be securing their understanding of the number system.  We will be representing numbers in a variety of ways, rounding numbers, interpreting negative numbers and delving deeper into Roman numerals.  Along the way the children will need to apply their learning to solve problems and challenges.

 

Before we break up for half term, the children will be solving addition and subtraction problems in different contexts, appropriately choosing and using number facts using mental and written methods. They will be explaining their decision making and justifying their solutions.

 

Religious Education:

The children will be considering what it means if God is holy and loving focusing on how we describe God and what the Bible says about God and his character.  We will be studying Bible texts about God and making connections between these and how Christians put these beliefs into practice in worship.  

 

Computing:

This half term we will become Internet Experts! The children will be learning the difference between the internet and the world wide web, and understanding how to navigate it safely.

 

Physical Education:  

"I just want to push the barriers and see what I can do and how far I can go. I am just determined and driven."  Usain Bolt

 

Throughout our PE lessons, the children are going to build up their fundamental skills and understand what components contribute to a healthy lifestyle. From balance to jumping for distance, the children will be able to vocalise their areas of strength and those for improvement.

 

Science:

Materials Matter is the name of this half term's chemistry focus. Building on their learning from previous years, the children will hypthesising about different materials in the world and creating their own experiments to test their theories. Through a range of additional material experiments, they will understand and question material properties.

 

Music:

Music will involve the children learning about impactive pieces throughout history and seeing if you can follow different beat patterns to create your own musical excerpts. For those that play an instrument, inside or outside of school, more information will follow about bringing your instrument into class. 

 

History:

We have our eyes on history, and this term our eyes are focused on Ancient Greece. Developing the children's timeline knowledge from previous years and enhancing their understanding of how Ancient Greece has impacted life today, will be our core focuses. 

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