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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Please visit our admissions page to take a closer look at our Nursery and Reception classes, as well as our admissions arrangements. Thank you.
At Berkswich, we aim to develop the children’s ability to produce high quality, well-structured writing in which the meaning is made clear and which engages the interest of the reader. All children across the school are taught to articulate their purposeful and powerful choices as a writer, explaining what effect they have created, how they have created it and why they have created it; an approach they first begin to explore through guided reading sessions.
Close attention is paid throughout the school to the formal structures of English, grammatical detail, punctuation and spelling; teachers have high expectations of the children's accuracy.
To support our teaching of writing, Key Stage One staff refer to Pie Corbett’s strategy of ‘Talk for Writing’. We believe that this is pivotal when learning how to sequence and recall well-known stories.
All children have opportunities to write at length in extended independent writing sessions at the end of a unit; applying their taught skills to an unsupported piece of writing where they are then able to evaluate and discuss their work as young authors.
Our detailed Handwriting and Presentation policy is also available on our website alongside our English policy; it outlines the specific expectations for each year group. On this page you will find some tips and ideas to support your children at home.
A Celebration of Our Writing!
Please find below some wonderful examples of the children's fantastic writing...