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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 office@berkswich.staffs.sch.uk

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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Get into the rhythm! You can't beat it!

 

Below, you will find some useful sites to help you to develop your musical skills. There are also ideas of activities to try out at home. Enjoy! Please share your home learning in school with your teacher and class: it is always great to find out about your increasing skills. 

 

Have an idea or a useful website? Please let us know what we could add to these pages. 

Body Percussion Challenge

 

It's amazing how many sounds you can make with your hands, voice and feet! Can you create a body percussion piece to go with a favourite song? Could you find a way of writing it down in pictures, or in symbols, so that others can try it out? You could choose to make a f rhythm which you could repeat through each chorus. Alternatively, you could change it to suit each verse or section of the song. Feel free to add dance moves too. Remember that silence or stillness can also be part of your rhythm or moves.

 

Below, there are some videos to give you a little inspiration. There is also a metronome which will keep the beat going whilst you practise. If you would like to send Mrs Joint a short clip of your percussion (no longer than 30 seconds), then please ask your parents to email this to her via (office@berkswich.staffs.sch.uk). Remember to ask your parents to add your name and year group. It would be great to share you moves and music with others in school. 

The beat goes on - BBC

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Can you join in to master these rhythms?

Body percussion by Latin Groove Kids

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Can you try out some of these body percussion moves?

Ollie's rhythms

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Join in with Ollie and friends

Ratoh Duek - a children's choir perform

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Look where practising can get you!

Your Tribe - more ideas!

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It's a shame that you can't hear their body percussion very well, but it is a great example of adding simple moves as you make your sounds.
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