Overstone has a captivating, purpose built classroom for 15 children, which extends outdoors into a secure, partially covered area.

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We provide strong home/school links by carrying out home visits at the beginning of the year, offering a smooth transition for the children when they start school. In order to ensure that parents receive regular updates regarding their child’s progress, we have regular meetings with parents and we use interactive online learning journals where parents can contribute to the record of their child’s achievements.

When starting in Reception, we begin with home visits in the first week of term. Miss. Lockey and Mrs. Mardell visit the children in their home environment. The children initially attend part-time for the first two weeks (8.55am - 1.15pm) and for the rest of the term they attend full time (8.55am - 3.15pm).

We follow Ruth Miskin’s Read Write Inc; a progressive phonic, scheme which encourages children to become confident, competent readers and writers. For more information on Read Write Inc, go to http://www.ruthmiskin.com/en/parents/If your child is already confidently beginning to form recognisable letters, please ask for a handout in school explaining how each letter is formed with matching rhymes. 

We provide a creative, exciting curriculum allowing children to learn through play through varying topics, themed weeks, projects, excursions to places such as the local post office and visits from local community services such as the Moulton fire brigade.

The curriculum is split into 3 prime areas and then a further 4 specific areas:

  1. Personal, social and emotional development
  2. Physical Development
  3. Communication and language

These prime areas are those most essential for your child’s healthy development and future learning.

As children grow, the prime areas will enable them to develop skills in 4 specific areas. These are:

  1. Literacy (Reading and writing)
  2. Mathematics (Numbers, shape, space and measures)
  3. Understanding of the world
  4. Expressive arts and design