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At Overfields Primary School, we know that English is a key skill through which children can experience and express their ideas by speaking and listening, reading and writing. We work hard to ensure that all children leave primary school with a passion for reading and writing.

Pupils are given opportunities to develop their English skills through dedicated lessons and also through other subjects across the curriculum.

To see the way that teaching and learning in English supports our school’s wider curriculum vision, click below:

We know that our children come from a variety of different backgrounds, and will have many different aspirations and ambitions. Regardless of their circumstance, we want our children to leave Primary Education with the ability to read, write and speak independently and confidently so that they can communicate their ideas and emotions to others and through their reading and listening, others can communicate with them.

At Overfields, we understand that the English skills children learn in their primary years will provide the stepping-stones for their Secondary education and their chosen career.

Reading and Phonics

To find out more information about Reading and the teaching of Phonics at Overfields, please visit our dedicated page here.


Our Writing Statement provides details of the teaching and learning of writing in our school. You can read it here:

You can find each year group’s medium term plans for writing here.

For information about how writing is taught to our youngest pupils, please visit the EYFS section of our site here.

Speaking and Listening

Speaking and listening is a vital part of a young person’s journey to becoming a confident reader and writer. Our Speaking & Listening Statement provides details of how we approach this important aspect of the English curriculum below:

Privacy Policy

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This website contains links to other websites. The School is not responsible for the privacy practices of other sites or organisations and recommends you consult the privacy information on those sites.

This policy will be reviewed and updated versions will be posted on the website.

If you have any questions about the use of your personal information, the Information Commissioner is the independent regulator for both Data Protection and Freedom of Information.