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

What we are learning about in Autumn One?


We are looking forward to taking part in Level 2 Bikeability on Thursday 3rd September and Thursday 10th September where we will learn how to safely ride on the roads.


This term, we will be focusing on our place value of numbers up to ten million including negative numbers, learning through investigative tasks. We will then remind ourselves of the formal methods for addition, subtraction, multiplication and division, using this knowledge to solve multi-step problems.


We are going to start our English lessons this year with a beautiful and inspiring picture book by Aaron Becker. We don’t want to give too much away!


​​By the time this half term finishes, we will be a class of classification connoisseurs! Investigating the work of Carl Linnaeus, we will be learning all about the classification of living things including how to create classification keys and understanding how all living things are classified.


We are very excited to start a new History unit: The Kingdom of Benin. This ancient civilisation began in the 900s when the Edo people settled in the rainforest of West Africa. We will learn how it became an empire and what caused this powerful empire to end. 


Art will involve you becoming skilled at taking and altering digital images and combining these with your own created backgrounds, experimenting with depth and perspective.


Some lessons across the curriculum may involve a few sweets or ingredients, so please do inform us if your child has any allergies that we are not already aware of. Our school risk assessments will be fully followed in lessons, such as DT, when the children will have the opportunity to sample a number of globally produced fruit and vegetables.


We can't wait for the new term to begin!

Journey to Jo'burg