If you need to inform school about the results of a COVID-19 test result on evenings, weekends or during school holidays, please contact us at outofhours@overfieldsprimary.org.uk

Headteacher: Tracy Watson Email: overfieldsadmin@overfieldsprimary.org.uk 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

https://www.education.gov.uk/publications/standard/publicationDetail/Page1/DCSF-00113-2008

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 IS NOW CLOSED TO ALL PUPILS EXCEPT THE CHILDREN OF CRITICAL WORKERS.

The school is providing daily online learning, including live lessons, for all pupils who are at home.  If you have any difficulty accessing this online learning, please contact the school on 01642 314548.

Please click below to read Mrs Watson's letters to parents about our how we are continuing to educate our pupils.

Online learning letter to parents - January 2021

School meals and Coronavirus testing letter for parents - January 2021