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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 office@berkswich.staffs.sch.uk

Please visit our admissions page to take a closer look at our Nursery and Reception classes, as well as our admissions arrangements. Thank you.

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Reading in Year 3 and 4

The Reading Curriculum in Year Three and Four

 

~ Word Reading

 

  • Apply their growing knowledge of root words, prefixes and suffixes (morphology and etymology), as listed in English Appendix 1, both to read aloud and to understand the meaning of new words that they meet.
  • Read further exception words, noting the unusual correspondences between spelling and sound, and where these occur in the word.

 

~ Comprehension

 

  • Develop positive attitudes to reading and understanding of what they read by:
    • listening to and discussing a wide range of fiction, poetry, plays, non-fiction and reference books or textbooks;
    • reading books that are structured in different ways and reading for a range of purposes;
    • using dictionaries to check the meaning of words that they have read;
    • increasing their familiarity with a wide range of books, including fairy stories, myths and legends, and retelling some of these orally;
    • identifying themes and conventions in a wide range of books;
    • preparing poems and play scripts to read aloud and to perform, showing understanding through intonation, tone, volume and action;
    • discussing words and phrases that capture the reader’s interest and imagination.
  • Develop positive attitudes to reading and understanding of what they read by:
    • recognising some different forms of poetry [for example, free verse, narrative poetry].
  • Understand what they read, in books they can read independently, by:
    • checking that the text makes sense to them, discussing their understanding and explaining the meaning of words in context;
    • asking questions to improve their understanding of a text;
    • drawing inferences such as inferring characters’ feelings, thoughts and motives from their actions, and justifying inferences with evidence;
    • predicting what might happen from details stated and implied;
    • identifying main ideas drawn from more than one paragraph and summarising these;
    • identifying how language, structure, and presentation contribute to meaning.  
  • Retrieve and record information from non-fiction.
  • Participate in discussion about both books that are read to them and those they can read for themselves, taking turns and listening to what others say.
There may be unfamiliar terms and abbreviations. Click below for a useful glossary. Please visit the main site to find out which units your child is learning this term.
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