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.
Why learn to touch type?
Computers are everywhere and will be a part of our children's futures, no matter what they choose to do later in life. At Berkswich, we place great emphasis on high quality presentation and pen and paper skills. However, we also recognise the importance of computing skills. Touch typing is yet another way of developing each child's proficiency - it is another skill to add to their toolkit for life.
There are four main ways in which touch typing can be beneficial:
When you can do it well, touch typing is the fastest way to write. The important points to remember are:
If you become tired, you should take a rest, and shake your hands and arms to relax your muscles.
It is vitally important not to look at your hands when you are learning to type. The best way to ensure that you don't look at your hands is to cover them up - make a simple box out of cardboard to cover both the keys and your hands.
Why not try out one of the games below? Please ask an adult to supervise when using the internet. Happy typing!