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.

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Fostering a love of writing


At Berkswich, we believe that language is a powerful tool for learning and development and are committed to developing children’s English in the spoken and written form. We understand that reading and writing go hand in hand; children need to be capable and fluent readers in order to become capable and fluent writers.


Furthermore, we recognise that writing can be a challenging  process and therefore, in order for children to succeed, our planning provides a range of opportunities to support success. These include: drama and role play; real-life stimuli; writing for a range of purposes and audiences; explicit grammar teaching in context; exposure to high quality texts, visual and language models as well as the systematic teaching of spelling and handwriting.


Parents can support children’s writing by encouraging them to write for a range of real-life purposes and audiences at home. For example:


  • shopping lists/ to do lists
  • diaries
  • letters
  • story writing
  • captions for photographs

For more ideas and information, please visit the 'Supporting Learning' area on the website.