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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Reading at Home





Learning to read is one of the most important things your child will learn at  school. Everything else depends on it, so in Year One we put as much energy as we possibly can into making sure that every single child learns to read as quickly and proficiently as possible.

We want to foster a love of reading – and want every child to want to read for themselves. This is why we work hard to make sure children develop a love of books as well as simply learning to read.


At home, there are many ways to encourage your child to want to read from reading in unusual places to alternating pages with each other. If you want tips on encouraging your child to read, then click on the link below.

Due to the fun and curious ways that we explore books at school, many children in Year One throughly enjoy reading. The next step in developing this love is to build your child's comprehension. This enables them to strengthen their understanding and further their love of books.


Use the document below to help further their understanding and develop their reading skills.