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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Expressive Arts and Design

Expressive arts and design (EAD):


  • Exploring and using media and materials (EMM):
    • children sing songs, make music and dance, and experiment with ways of changing them.
    • they safely use and explore a variety of materials, tools and techniques, experimenting with colour, design, texture, form and function.
  • Being imaginative (BI):
    • children use what they have learnt about media and materials in original ways, thinking about uses and purposes.
    • they represent their own ideas, thoughts and feelings through design and technology, art, music, dance, role play and stories.


The EYFS curriculum is continuously enriched throughout the themes and topics which take place during the year. Children participate in adult-led Dance, Music, Art, DT and Role-play sessions, which then enable them to be independently creative. They are encouraged to have their own ideas and support their own play imaginatively by making their own props and choosing which tools and materials they will need. During continuous provision, both indoors and outdoors, children have daily challenges and can also be independent in their choices. Experiences and children's own interests play a huge part in developing these areas and, at Berkswich, we aim to provide a wide variety of opportunities to inspire the children.