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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Which Book?

The chart above shows which book, on average, the pupils should be on for each year group. 

If a child moves past the expected book, then it they will be given a blank book containing spellings from their own writing or from curriculum units in school. This ensures that no-one learns spellings that are beyond their comprehension. If a child is not able to use the words in their speech and writing, then the spelling may not be retained.

Farm Yard and Down Under books are extra books. Able spellers may use these books so that they are extending their vocabulary and learning new spellings that are not too tricky to understand and use in their own writing. Children in Year Five may move onto Detective book, missing Farm and Down Under, if they can cope with the spellings. They may return to these books after Detective and Monster, if necessary.