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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Different ways to write the words

Tired of practising words in the same way? Why not try one of these ideas? Remember to write in sentences too. 



Stair steps

Say the first letter and take step. Say the first two and take a step and so on until the word has been written. Children then write words as if they are stairs, adding one letter each time. This is particularly useful when a child keeps missing a letter out (e.g. ‘wich’ instead of ‘which’).


Basketball Hoops

 Say the word. Spell it out by bouncing an imaginary basketball for every letter of the word. When the word has been spelt, then say the word again, whilst jumping into the air and shooting a basket!



Firework Spellings

First gather some (imaginary) fireworks; for each letter, say the letter out loud and then reach and grab a firework. When the word is complete, then say the whole word and throw the fireworks to explode in the sky (whilst making a loud bang, pop, whizz or other firework sound).




Pyramid spellings

Each child sorts their words into order, depending on how difficult they find them. The one that the child finds the easiest is written once, the one that is a little harder is written twice and so on...



thoughtful thoughtful

senseless senseless senseless

graceful graceful graceful graceful

motionless motionless motionless motionless