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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How you can help your child in Reception



Every week homework will be uploaded onto Tapestry on Thursday. Most of the activities set will require a photo or video to be uploaded onto Tapestry.



Tapestry  Online Journal

In Reception we love to see how the children are extending their learning outside of school and Tapestry is a great way to share this and create good links between school and home. Some of the homework that is given out will be to upload photos onto Tapestry. In addition to this, you are more than welcome to upload as many photos and observations of what you child is doing at home as you like. The more the better!


In Reception, your child will have a reading book and reading record which they need to bring to school with them every day. We kindly ask that you listen to your child read/read with them at least 3 times a week. After reading with your child we ask that you record this in your child's reading record. Due to COVID we are only able to change your child's book once a week. When it is deemed safe to do so this will be increased to two times a week.