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.
'Through our words and actions, we seek to model Christian values, treasuring everyone’s contribution, growing in wisdom and knowledge and celebrating and treating with dignity, all in our diverse family.'
Enjoy scrolling down to view the many ways in which the children at Berkswich expect to relish the challenge of supporting others, being neighbourly and understanding how they can each be life-changers...
Let’s Brew This!
“Come and enjoy our MacMillan Event by taking part in one of our special activities. Have some fun, eat some cake and try our challenges to raise money for such an important charity.”
The older members of School Council 2020 are launching their MacMillan Challenge week on Monday 21st September. As we are unable to host a coffee morning in school, the children are asking everyone to take part in one challenge during the week. Please see our video below for a little information about how the fundraising goes to help so many.
Which challenge will you choose?
¨ Be a waiter and serve your parents or carers with a drink and a slice of cake. Offer to clear away afterwards too.
¨ Help make a cake and deliver it with your parents to someone you know to make them smile.
¨ Set up a zoom with family or friends. Ask them to get ready with a cake and drink to share with you. To help you enjoy this time, why not prepare one of our ideas:
¶ If your family likes craft, why not chat while you both make something?
¶ Prepare a dance or a song ready to entertain your zoom friends while they nibble on a cake.
¶ Have a bake off and judge the cakes together over zoom
¶ Each person taking part could write a few questions ready for a family and friend quiz and cake session!
¶ Once you have eaten your treats, try a speed drawing competition. Make cards with words to choose from each time - hedgehog, dad, sausage dog, Santa - and then all get drawing in just thirty seconds! You’ll enjoy seeing each others’ pictures!
Remember to share our School Council 2020 MacMillan Video so that every one knows what they are fundraising for. Have fun together and please don’t forget to kindly donate during the week by visiting www.justgiving.com/fundraising/berkswichceprimarycoffeemorningchallenge or by using the QR code to the right. All money will go directly to MacMillan with extra gift aid on top!
We’d love a photo of you taking part in a challenge at home for our newsletter. Please email this via your child’s teacher so that the class can enjoy your home challenge too.
'Be Bright at Berkswich' - Muscular Dystrophy UK
At Berkswich, we are always looking at ways to support worthwhile charities. On Friday 7th February, the School Council organised a special event ‘Be Bright at Berkswich’, to raise awareness of muscular dystrophy in children. Our pupils dressed in brightly coloured clothes to show how bright and cheerful we can be at the coldest/darkest time of year, beating the winter blues by ‘making muscles matter’.
There was a range of exciting activities including a competition to see who had the largest and smallest orange, a game of ‘orange boules’, a cake sale and even a stand up ‘annoying orange’ comedy show. We are proud that our children raised £523.40 for Muscular Dystrophy UK’s ‘Go Orange’ appeal.