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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    What are adverbials?

Adverbials modify verbs or clauses; they can be adverbs, phrases or clauses. Adverbials can be used to create cohesion within and across paragraphs.



Adverbials can be found anywhere in a sentence; however, if they are found at the start, they are called fronted adverbials. They are followed by a comma.

For example: 

Sometimes, I brush my teeth three times a day. Courageously, she took the final step.

In a blink of an eye, she was gone.


Be careful!

A sentence or clause can have more than one adverbial.

E.g Almost every evening, she studies hard in her bedroom.




   Other adverbials

as a result      subsequently     therefore     in contrast     on the other hand   despite this    with the exception of    in fact    

                                       in other words     most importantly

to clarify   to summarise