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.
What is a pronoun?
Pronouns are used when you refer to a noun by a word that stands for it.
E.g me, her, him, it, you, they.
To decide if a word is a pronoun, you need to ask yourself, ‘Does it stand for a noun?’
E.g Jamie loves to play football after school; he is learning very fast.
The pronoun he refers to Jamie.
Why do we use them?
Speaking and writing become much clearer and quicker when we use pronouns. Without pronouns, we would have to repeat the same nouns over and over again.
Compare the sentences below:
The old lady picked up the dog. She patted him on the head.
The old lady picked up the dog. The old lady patted the dog on the head.
Possessive pronouns tell you who owns something or who is involved in the action or process.
E.g ours, yours, theirs, its, mine, his, hers.
E.g Samantha asked mum if she could borrow her shoes.
The pronoun she refers to Mum
Problems with ‘I’ and ‘me’.
Sometimes, it can be difficult to decide whether to use ‘I’ or ‘me’. The best way to decide is to remove the other person from the sentence and see which sounds correct.
E.g Ben and me are going on holiday. Ben and I are going on holiday.
Which would you use?
I am going on holiday.
Me am going on holiday.
Therefore, the second sentence is the correct one: Ben and I are going on holiday.