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.

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Let's Get Writing!

Reading and writing is a key part of Year One learning. It is important that children are able to say what they want to write, write it and then read it back. Adding in punctuation, adjectives and other writing devices comes during the process, but is second to talking their writing.


In Geography, we have been learning about the oceans in the world and the environment they create.


Here are two pictures that I would like you to write about. Think about what you can see, hear, taste and smell. Make sure you say what you want to write before putting pen to paper. Then try and read your writing and edit it for punctuation.

Around the Arctic!

An example of writing might be:


My boat drew closer to the magnificent iceberg. I could see the patterns of the ice reflected in the frozen water. I could only hear silence. My boat bounced over the gentle ripples and I could taste the cold in my mouth.

If you're looking for a writing challenge, then think about adding these in:


  • Unusual ways to start sentences. Don't just start with I, The or My.
  • Adding in 2A phrases - two adjectives together: cold, wet nose. Always use a comma in between the two adjectives.
  • Using uncommon adjectives. Don't just say the 'big iceberg', write 'gigantic' or 'colossal'. 

Read our incredible writing!