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.
Tuesday 17th November 9am – 10:30am
Tuesday 1st December 3:30- 5:30pm
Tuesday 8th December 9am – 10:30am
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Please visit our admissions page to take a closer look at our Nursery and Reception classes, as well as our admissions arrangements. Thank you.
Homework will be issued on a Thursday to give the children a chance to ask the teacher on Friday if they are unsure about anything. Many children are involved in activities out of school and we hope that by allowing until Tuesday for homework to be returned, then the children can effectively organise their time around other commitments. Homework will usually be a writing, maths or topic based activity.
Scroll down to find useful links to help you with your homework, rehearse your times tables and try out extra ideas if you have the time.
In order to ensure progress, children should be reading for twenty minutes every day and should have the opportunity to read both independently and aloud to an adult. This is supported at school with our Accelerated Reading program where the children can regularly logon to their own page in order to take a quiz on a book they have recently read.
Children should practise their spellings regularly - I encourage the children to spend five minutes a day practising. The children will be tested at least every two weeks - usually more often.
Regular practise of times tables is essential. In Year Three, we recap the 10x, 5x, and 2x, tables taught in Year Two and learn the 3x, 4x and 8x tables. We learn our times tables through our maths lessons and through a variety of games. Look in the star below for links to some of these games.
Scroll down to find useful links to help you with your homework.