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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Mrs Joint's Christmas Challenge


~ Mrs Joint's Christmas Competition for Year Four ~


As Year Four are having to self-isolate, there is a new competition just for you! It is a simple competition which is split into three parts; however, you may create an entry for each part. You won't need any special materials, just pens, paper and your great thinking!


There will be a prize for each of the categories below and a little treat for each entry (up to three from each child). 


This is completely optional (you only need to enter if you would like to). Many of you have parents working from home, so do work on this on your own - your best is already good enough.


I would like you to create a poster to make every one in school stop and think. Please don't add too much writing It doesn't have to rhyme, but it can. Don't forget to decorate it to make it very attractive and inviting.


Don't use too many words. Sometimes the simplest ideas are the best...Read to Succeed! Mistakes are a Step to Success! Maths is for Everyone!


You can choose to make one from any of the following ideas (or you can do one for each):


Maths - make a poster that helps children to understand how important and enjoyable maths is. How does maths help you in life? What makes maths such a brilliant subject? Perhaps your poster could help to encourage children when they are stuck. 


Reading - make a poster that shows how important and enjoyable reading is. How does reading help you in life? What is great about reading?


Being stuck - make a poster to show how important it is to stick at learning when it is challenging. How can you encourage your friends? Why is it important to keep at it? Why not just give up? Can your poster make children celebrate challenge? What is useful about being stuck?



Please keep hold of your entries and there will be a box in school for you to post them into in the first week back. Don't forget to add your name on the back. Many entries will be shared in the newsletter and around school.


I can't wait to see what you come up with. Enjoy!