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.

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Times Tables


Guidance from the Government:


From the 2019/20 academic year onwards, all state-funded maintained schools and academies (including free schools) in England will be required to administer an online multiplication tables check (MTC) to Year Four pupils.


The national curriculum specifies that pupils should be able to recall the multiplication tables up to and including 12 × 12 by the end of Year Four.


The purpose of the MTC is to determine whether pupils can recall their times tables fluently, which is essential for future success in mathematics. It will help schools to identify pupils who have not yet mastered their times tables, so that additional support can be provided.


Ever wondered how you can learn your times Tables? Well, here are a few ideas to help you:


Quick Fire:

Use a set of cards with the kings and jokers removed. Shuffle the cards well and then use them as flash cards. 


With a group of people - The dealer turns over two cards. The first person to multiply the two cards together, wins the cards. The person with the most cards at the end, wins the game.


With two people - The dealer turns over two cards for the other player. The other player has six seconds to multiply them together to win the cards. If they answer correctly, the dealer turns over another two cards for them. If they answer incorrectly, they become the dealer and the other player has a turn to win some cards. 



Choose a times table that you need to work on, for example, 6 x. Take the kings and jokers out of the pack, Then play a game of snap as normal, however, when a person says snap, they must multiply the number on the card by the chosen number to be able to win the cards. Continue the game until only one person has all of the cards. They are the winner. 


It's too hot in here:

A game for as many people who want to play. All players put on a coat, an extra pair of socks, a hat and gloves. Everyone sits in a circle and the first person asks their neighbour a times table of choice (making it hard will be a tactical move). If they get it correct, they ask their neighbour a times table question. However, if they get it wrong, the person that asked the question, will take off an item of clothing. The next person will then have their turn. The aim of the game is to be the first to take off their coat, socks, hat and gloves.


Visit the 'Home Learning' tab to find more times table ideas and activities.


Try some of these times table games below: