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 email@example.com
Please visit our admissions page to take a closer look at our Nursery and Reception classes, as well as our admissions arrangements. Thank you.
This half-term we will be focusing on nonfiction texts and their key features. We will focus on producing various non-chronological reports and have opportunities to perfect our skills when using paragraphs and direct speech.
In our exciting new reading adventures, Year Three will be taken to World War Two in the Michael Morpurgo book 'Little Manfred'. We will dive deep into the author’s use of vocabulary and grammar as well as polishing our skills on inference and summarising.
The first unit of this half term focuses on multiplicative reasoning. The children will be focusing on column multiplication, as well as looking at mental strategies. This will be combined with statistics and money investigations.
In science this half term, Year Three will be exploring nutrition. We will design healthy meals for astronauts, discovering the different roles of digestion through experiments and looking at the diets of other animals. We also are looking forward to dissecting owl pellets to further our understanding of animals’ diets!
It is incredible to see the outstanding progress everyone is making ins swimming! These lessons will continue this term on a Wednesday afternoon at Walton High School. Well done everyone so far! On Tuesdays, we will be focussing on gymnastics. Children will develop their flexibility, perfect a range of balances and explore various ways a gymnast may travel. Children will have the opportunity to incorporating these skills into their own performances and will perform individually, as part of a pair and in a group.
This half term, children will continue developing and perfecting their skills using algorithms to code and sequence successfully in computing. Children will also be using different programmes in their writing unit to create non-chronological reports and to explore different nonfiction texts.
Children will become explores and will develop an insight into the whole world in this new geography adventure. They will explore the seven continents, locating countries, capital cities and human and physical features.
Children will be completing a unit on 'Health' this half term including discussing strategies to keep happy and healthy. Focusing on mental and emotional health as well as physical health, and the factors that affect our health.
In this exciting new art unit, Gustave Courbet’s work with fruit will inspire us to develop our skills when drawing. Using a variety of mediums including charcoal, chalk pastels and oil pastels, we will explore the skills required to draw spheres and apply these to still life fruit drawings.