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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Physical Development

Physical Development (PD)


  • Moving and handling (MH):
    • children show good control and co-ordination in large and small movements.
    • they move confidently in a range of ways, safely negotiating space.
    • they handle equipment and tools effectively, including pencils for writing.
  •  Health and self-care (HSC):
    • children know the importance for good health of physical exercise, and a healthy diet, and talk about ways to keep healthy and safe.
    • they manage their own basic hygiene and personal needs successfully, including dressing and going to the toilet independently.


Children have daily access to physical activity. Equipment is provided during playtimes, including bikes and scooters and the trim trail. Daily free-flow to outdoors ensures that children access physical challenges. Fine motor control, such as scissor control and handwriting, is addressed within continuous provision activities (where children have consistent access to materials, equipment and activities to enable them to learn).