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.

BerkswichCE Primary School

Achieve, Believe and Care

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Understanding the World

Understanding the world (UW)

  • People and Communities (PC):
    • children talk about past and present events in their own lives and in the lives of family members.
    • they know that other children don’t always enjoy the same things, and are sensitive to this.
    • they know about similarities and differences between themselves and others, and among families, communities and traditions.
  • The world (TW):
    • children know about similarities and differences in relation to places, objects, materials and living things.
    • they talk about the features of their own immediate environment and how environments might vary from one another.
    • they make observations of animals and plants and explain why some things occur, and talk about changes.
  • Technology (T):
    • children recognise that a range of technology is used in places such as homes and schools.
    • they select and use technology for particular purposes.


As a Church school, Christian celebrations and festivals are part of our community life. Children learn about other world religions and their special days as they arise during the school year. Berkswich takes part in many local community and world charity events and in this way children gain a great understanding of people and their communities. Through their topic work, children undertake a variety of educational trips to enhance their learning. Weekly computer lessons take place in the ICT suite and children use a variety of technology for different purposes in the classroom. These include computers, iPad, cameras, microscopes and programmable toys.