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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Tips and Ideas

TOP TIPS - Talking about a spelling is one of the best ways to avoid making the same mistake again!

At the front of each spellingbook, there are some general tips and ideas. Within each book, there are specific ideas to help your child to learn some of the trickier words. These may include looking at the root of a word, breaking it down into syllables or using daft rhymes to make the spelling more memorable.

Whilst a few children manage to learn their spellings by saying them out loud, it is more beneficial for your child to learn each one by looking at it closely, saying it, covering it and then writing it. Joining their writing creates a physical memory of the word. Please also practise a spelling within a sentence, since many children will spell a word correctly when it is written individually, but not when it is written as part of a sentence.