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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Sentences - Clauses

What are clauses?

A clause is a group of words that contains a verb.

E.g when she went swimming the young boy laughed


Do clauses make sense on their own?


                    Main Clauses                                     Subordinate Clauses

  Main clauses (independent clauses)       Subordinate clauses (dependent clauses) don’t

           make sense on their own.                 make sense on their own. They are

                                                               dependent on the main clause to make sense.


                     E.g After you’ve eaten your dinner, you can play outside. Sandra bought                                                         some shoes when she went shopping.


                    Relative Clauses                                                  Embedded Clauses


Max, who was fantastic at football, especially       If relative clauses are between the main

                         enjoyed PE.                                      clause, we call them embedded clauses.

   ‘Who’ is a relative pronoun, so this clause             E.g Big Ben, which is in London, sounded

containing extra information is called a relative               for the final time. This could                                        clause.                                                    also be called an embedded             There are other relative pronouns: that, which,                          relative clause.

                   who, whom, whose, what.                             Luke, as soon as he heard the                                                                                                      news, rushed to the hospital.      

                                         The example above is still an embedded                                                      clauses as it is in between a main clause,                                               but it is not a relative clause as it does                                                       not start with a relative pronoun.