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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'My Beautiful Birds' by Suzanne Del Rizzo

          Whole School Book Day

Year Two thoroughly enjoyed completing activities linked to the book titled 'My Beautiful Birds' written by Suzanne Del Rizzo.This stunningly illustrated book is loosly based on a true story. It is a story about a young Syrian boy called Sami. He and his family have to flee their war-torn home in search of refuge. All Sami can think of is his pet pigeons. Will they be able to escape too?


When Year Two arrived at school they found colourful feathers all over their classroom and this new book in a nest at the front of their classroom. There was great excitement!

The children wrote predictions on feather templates about what they thought the story was going to be about. They discovered where Syria is in relation to our country by using world maps. They learnt a wealth of new vocabulary from this book and sorted these new words into nouns, verbs and adjectives. The children retold the story and created silhouette pictures.