Ormiston Cliff Park Infant Academy follows the National Curriculum to teach English.
Our English lessons link very closely to our topic work in order to ensure that children are supported in being able to make links with and between skills, concepts and knowledge. They also support the children’s application of skills in a range of ways and contexts.
At Ormiston Cliff Park Infant Academy, reading is at the heart of all opportunities for learning. There are many opportunities to read throughout each day. These include – shared reading together, reading individual books, guided reading lessons, application of phonics skills, listening to stories, answering questions about information read, etc. We have a wonderful range of guided reading materials in school both in book and online format.
Each child takes home an ‘Accelerated Reader’ linked reading book from an ability banded selection in the library. This supports the children in selecting appropriate texts for their reading level but also enables children, parents and teachers to see how well children understand what they have read. It helps us to track how much children are reading and supports us in knowing when they are ready to be challenged further. Our children also have the opportunity to borrow books from the library.
Writing is taught as integrated skills. We follow the structured approach of the National Curriculum to support skills and application. Writing encompasses many different elements such as composition, grammar, punctuation, spelling, and handwriting.
Grammar and punctuation skills are integrated into English and Phonics lessons in order that children are able to see these in context and then apply. Spelling is taught alongside Phonics following the structure of Letters and Sounds, integrating the Read, Write, Spell programme during Year 2 as additional support and structure. This spelling programme provides home support materials where children are able to practice these skills at home.
Our children take pride in the presentation of their work, and the new English curriculum places a much greater emphasis upon the quality of children’s handwriting. We celebrate wonderful handwriting across the school and also recognise the achievements of those children who have made the most improvement in this area.
On Friday 2nd July Ormiston Cliff Park Infant Academy took part in their Euro 2020 themed Sports Day event. Families should have received a link to the OCPIA slideshow already, so please check your ParentMail app! An overall winner for each year group was announced after the children completed all 6 football themed activities, including […]
The government’s new Holiday Activities and Food Programme is available this summer, with the aim of providing some great activities, food, and friend-making opportunities for children in England. This programme provides free places to all school-aged children eligible for Free School Meals across England, but it is also open to all children from every background. […]
Has your child taken part in the OAT Matholympics Summer Challenge yet? As with the Christmas challenge, there are a bunch of Amazon vouchers to be won. These include four x £20 Amazon vouchers for the first four correct entries and an additional four x £20 vouchers available for pupils who may want to take […]
The Reading Agency‘s Summer Reading Challenge is underway! Launching on 10th July, this is the UK’s biggest annual reading promotion for children aged 4 to 11. It is delivered locally by local libraries with online services also available. How the Challenge works: · Children sign up through their local library and receive a Wild World Heroes collector poster · […]
Owing to recent changes in Government guidance relating to response to Covid-19, we are unable to carry out the planned admission evening event for the parents of children starting Ormiston Cliff Primary Academy in September 2021, which was planned for the 24th June. We are in the process of reorganising events to welcome your child […]
Please click the picture below to view or download this extremely useful support and self-help guide from the Norfolk and Waveney Children and Young People’s Mental Health Service.
Congratulations to Warren and Macy Westrup in Years 2 and 4, who won the national OAT ‘Make Your Favourite Number’ competitions for Primary age groups! Macy won the ‘Food & Drink’ category and Warren won the ‘Human Art’ category. A huge “well done” to both of you!
Join in with the RNLI Great Summer Treasure Hunt this May 29th, 30 or 31st for just £1. Go to the Lifeboats stand on the beach side of the Pier hotel to sign up. What a great way to raise money for this wonderful charity AND have a fun start to your half-term holiday! The […]
Reception classes have been looking at ‘people who help us’ as their learning topic, and to add an ‘arresting’ enrichment afternoon they had a visit from the local police. The children had a wonderful time learning about police work, hearing the patrol car siren, and even getting handcuffed to each other! A big “thank you” […]