Please note that Overfields Primary School is now closed to all pupils for the summer holiday. We reopen to all pupils on Wednesday 2nd September.

Headteacher: Tracy Watson Email: Telephone: 01642 314548

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Reading & Phonics

At Overfields Primary School we encourage all our pupils a love and enjoyment of  reading. We develop their reading skills by encouraging a language rich environment, surrounded by familiar books and by teaching a daily phonics lesson following the Primary National Strategy’s Letters and Sounds programme. This publication can be found through

We also use the new 2014 National Curriculum statutory requirements for Spelling which gives pupils the opportunity to practise and develop their phonic knowledge.

Children have both individual and group reading opportunities throughout the week and our Home Learning policy advocates daily reading at home which parents record in a reading journal. Children can choose from a  range of reading books which are colour banded for ability. We also use The Project X Oxford Reading publications to supplement our range of reading materials.

From Upper Foundation Stage through to Year 6, pupils take part in our ‘Reading for the Stars’ challenge and achieve stamps in their reading record for books they read as Home Learning. These stamps accumulate towards book prizes which are awarded in celebration assemblies. We continue our reading challenge over the Summer holidays and have strong links with the local Ormesby library.

Overfields Primary School will reopen to all pupils on Wednesday 2nd September 2020

All information regarding the safe opening of our school for the Autumn Term is available on this site.

Click the image below to read our parent's leaflet containing all the information regarding the full reopening of our school.  

Please click below to watch a video showing messages from our staff about welcoming back our pupils next term.

To read the final letter of this year from the CEO of the Ironstone Academy Trust, click the image below.