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

The new curriculum states that children should be able to recall multiplication and division facts for multiplication tables up to 12 × 12 by the end of Year Four.


Understanding the connections between multiplication and division facts in times tables is vital (e.g understanding that if 2x5=10, then 5x2=10, 10÷5=2 and 10÷2=5). 


Games are a great way to encourage and motivate your child to learn their times tables and division facts. Please remember the 'little and often' is an effective approach. Once your child has learnt their tables, they will need to revisit them, to ensure that they are retained successfully.


You would be amazed at how much of our maths at school is based on times tables and their related division facts. It is important that your child learns them well. Times tables (multiplication tables) and their related division facts will be important to help your child: add; subtract; problem solve; convert between units of measurement; work with decimals; use fractions; calculate using ratio and many other areas in maths.


Using 'Times Tables Rock Stars' every day will be beneficial or why not try playing some of the games below?