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Early Years Foundation Stage (Reception)

Overstone has a captivating, purpose built classroom for 30 children, which extends outdoors into a secure, partially covered area.


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. Visit the Tapestry Website In addition, photos of key whole school and whole class events can be seen on the schools blog. 

When starting in Reception, we begin with home visits in the first week of term. Miss Lockey and Mrs Stevens visit the children in their home environment. The children initially attend part-time for the first week week (8.55am - 1.15pm) and for the rest of the term and from then on 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. click here. 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. 

Alongside Ruth Miskin’s Read Write Inc. we also follow Pie Corbett’s Talk for Writing. Please click here for more details.

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