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.
Spellings are a vital part of learning at Berkswich. In Year One we learn the most frequent words found in the English language that don't follow phonetic rules (common exception words) basic spelling rules. Each child has a personalised list of spellings to learn at home. They are tested at least once every two weeks.
For more information about how the Spelling scheme at Berkswich works and how you can support your child with their spellings, please watch the PowerPoint presentation below.
These are some fun ways to learn your spellings at home. You can give them a go with your family or even try them on your own.
Write each spelling on a post it note and scrunch it up. Then pop them into your popcorn tub, choose your spelling and give it a go.
Hide and seek spellings.
Write each spelling on an A4 piece of paper and then ask someone to put them around your house or garden. You have to find each spelling around the house and write it on a piece of paper. Then return with all of them spelt correctly.
Be the teacher!
Create a song or a rhyme to remember each spelling. Then teach them to your family. If you have a chalkboard, you can even write them on there.
We love to use our imagination in Year One. So try this! With your five spellings, or your big test, make a story out of the words. The only rule is that you ahve to use them all. You can make it as silly as you want!