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

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Supporting Home-learning at Berkswich CE


At Berkswich CE, we fully recognise the importance of the contribution made by parents and carers. We greatly value the way in which a strong partnership between home and school enhances every child's learning further. We welcome any suggestions as to how we can strengthen our home-school links even further. To view our school homework policy, please click on the link at the bottom of this page. 



How do I find out more?

There are many areas of the website which provide practical advice, support and ideas for parents. We have also ensured that our website ensures that all are informed about our school's approaches and systems. To find out more about supporting your child in a particular subject, please click on 'Exploring our learning' accessed from our 'Learning' tab. 


Weekly homework tasks

After gathering the views of parents, it was decided that across school, all homework should be given out on Thursday and returned to school on a Tuesday; this is to ensure that the children can ask questions in school on Friday if they are unsure about a task.


There is a consistent approach across school, ensuring that:

  • homework will usually have a maths or English focus each week
  • each week, the children will be required to practise their spellings, reading and times tables and division facts or number bonds
  • other subjects will also be set within a half term and will replace the main task for the week.  A timetable for all staff will ensure that parents are not overloaded with practical activities or construction tasks
  • in addition to the main task, handwriting practise will be sent home when necessary
  • a summer holiday homework task will be set by your child’s new teacher, in preparation for entry into the next year group


How do I find more homework opportunities?

If you would like additional tasks to try with your child at home, please click on the links below for further suggestions from each teacher. 



Please click to download the homework policy for Berkswich CE