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

Achieve, Believe and Care

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Communication and Language

Communication and Language (CL)


  • Listening and attention (LA): 
    • children listen attentively in a range of situations. 
    • they listen to stories, accurately anticipating key events and respond to what they hear with relevant comments, questions of actions. 
    • they give their attention to what others say and respond appropriately, while engaged in another activity.
  • Understanding (U):  
    • children follow instructions involving several ideas or actions. 
    • they answer ‘how’ and ‘why’ questions about their experiences and in response to stories or events.
  • Speaking (S): 
    • children express themselves effectively, showing awareness of listeners’ needs. 
    • they use past, present and future forms accurately when talking about events that have happened or are to happen in the future. 
    • they develop their own narratives and explanations by connecting ideas or events.


Children are encouraged to listen carefully and respond in a variety of ways on a daily basis. These opportunties include joining in with whole class, group and individual activities, as well as joining in with whole school assemblies and school plays.