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.
Tuesday 17th November 9am – 10:30am
Tuesday 1st December 3:30- 5:30pm
Tuesday 8th December 9am – 10:30am
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Please visit our admissions page to take a closer look at our Nursery and Reception classes, as well as our admissions arrangements. Thank you.
When you join Berkswich, you join a family - Parent December 2019
A key part of the Early Years at Berkswich is having whole family involvement to ensure a smooth transition, a well rounded experience and a positive learning environment. This comes in many different forms including, but not limited to;
In the Early Years, we feel it is important that the children see a positive relationship between school and home. We encourage families to take part in events and try to schedule these for working parents to ensure maximum participation.
Communication between Home and School
At Berkswich, we use the communication app 'Tapestry'. This is available for all parents and paid for by the school. It is used by the teaching staff to record, document and assess the children's learning. These are all saved to the children's 'profile', which can be viewed by the parents/carers at home. Families can also add their experiences, so that the teaching staff can see how the children are progressing outside of school. This allows the staff to make well rounded decisions about the children.
When you join the school, you will receive information about how to log into and use 'Tapestry'.
In addition to 'Tapestry', we use several other ways to communicate with our Berkswich families.