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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Personal, Social and Emotional Development (PSED)

Personal, social and emotional development (PSED) 


This aspect is split into four areas:


  • Making relationships (MR):
    • children play cooperatively, taking turns with others
    • they take account of one another’s ideas about how to organise their activity
    • they show sensitivity to others’ needs and feelings
    • and form positive relationships with adults and other children.
  • ​Self-confidence and self-awareness (SCSA):
    • children are confident to try new activities, and say why they like some activities more than others.
    • they are confident to speak in a familiar group, will talk about their ideas, and will choose the resources they need for their chosen activities.
    • they say when they do or don’t need help.
  • Managing feelings and behaviour (MFB):
    • children talk about how they and others show feelings, talk about their own and others’ behaviour, and its consequences, and know that some behaviour is unacceptable.
    • they work as part of a group of class, and understand and follow the rules.
    • they adjust their behaviour to different situations, andtake changes of routine in their stride.


Children at Berkswich have many positive behaviour incentives, including belonging to house teams (Lichfield - blue, Salisbury - yellow, Canterbury - green and Winchester - red). Children gain team points for both good behaviour and learning. In each class throughout school, children use a traffic light system for behaviour. Children’s personal achievements are celebrated in the classroom and in Golden Leaf assemblies.