At Ormiston Cliff Park Infant Academy, we believe that learning involves the whole of our bodies. To be good learners we need to have active bodies and minds!
Vital to a healthy mind is a healthy body, and we seek to encourage this in our children through the experiences and opportunities planned for them during school time, and after school hours.
We follow the National Curriculum programmes of study for Physical Education; we believe this helps us to create a firm foundation for all children – from EYFS right up to Year 6.
All children participate in planned physical activity sessions during each week.
P.E. lessons include gymnastics, games skills, movement and dance. Children have the opportunity to work with teaching staff and external sports coaches who deliver tailored lessons to children building on skills. Children work in competitive and cooperative contexts and be given the opportunity to develop control and co-ordination of body movement, while exploring expressive and artistic possibilities.
All children are able to participate in the Golden Mile Challenge, a fitness and stamina programme taking place throughout the year. Children compete against personal best to gain awards, as well as competing against local and national schools. For example, the Infant School was 1st in cluster of schools in September 2016.
Children representing our Year 2 classes have competed with other children from local schools in the Winter Games Gymnastics competition held at Ormiston Venture Academy in February. These children worked extremely hard on a floor routine and bench show. We are very proud of their achievements. We also hold an annual in-school gymnastics competition within Years 1 and 2. The winning class from the Year 2 competition compete in an inter-school gymnastics competition against another school from within our cluster.
From Reception onwards, we plan activities to challenge and develop the children’s physical skills through dedicated PE sessions as well as through other learning areas.
We are making the most of current additional sports funding by developing expertise and opportunities for the children in different ways. Please see our ‘PE and Sports Premium’ page to find out how.
Many children take part in after school sports activities such as football, dance, multi-sports and gymnastics. There are currently opportunities for children to get involved in the following sports clubs out of school hours, with Premier Sport:
|Monday: Football||Years 1 and 2|
|Tuesday: Street Dance||Years 1 and 2|
|Thursday: Gymnastics/Multi Sports||Years 1 and 2|
Yesterday (11th February) was Safer Internet Day 2020. Every year, across both academies, we hold lessons, special assemblies, and fun activities to highlight problems that our pupils could face online, and to give them the tools and knowledge they may need to stay safe and happy. One of the resources we use was this presentation (for […]
Place2Be is the UK’s leading provider of schools based mental health support. They launched the first Children’s Mental Health Week in 2015 to shine a spotlight on the importance of children and young people’s mental health. Now in its sixth year, they hope to encourage more people than ever to get involved and spread the […]
This year’s Children In Need day was great fun, and we raised lots of money for this worthy cause. Thanks to all of our families, we raised a grand total of £856.93 across both schools! Children and staff looked fantastic in their colourful ‘spots and stripes’ clothes, and Pudsey t-shirts! We learned about what it […]
We would like to thank all the children and parents across both schools for collecting the stickers for ‘Get Fresh’ from Aldi. Across both schools we manage to collect over 400 stickers! That’s one completed poster, plus over 100 on the second poster! The posters have been sent off, and we will receive an Aldi […]
Ormiston Cliff Park Infant and Junior Academies took part in the BBC’s wonderful ‘Ten Pieces’ project at the very end of the summer term. This project opens up the world of classical music to school children; using classical works such as Gerswin’s ‘Rhapsody In Blue’, Sibelius’ ‘Finlandia’ Suite, Britten’s ‘Storm’ Interlude, Villa-Lobos’ ‘The Little Train of […]
We have added up the payments for Red Noses, and kind contributions from staff, parents, and children, and would like to announce the total Ormiston Cliff Park Infant Academy has raised for Comic Relief is: *drumroll* £437.94! Added to the money Ormiston Cliff Park Junior Academy has raised, this brings the total across both schools […]
Last week, Ormiston Cliff Park Infant and Junior Academies welcomed a new Executive Principal, as current Principal Sue Mitchell has announced her departure at the end of the academic year. Mrs Kate Rutherford has joined the academies as Executive Principal with immediate effect, after 13 successful years as Principal of the local Ormiston Herman Academy […]
Once again, the School Council helped to make this year’s Link to Hope Shoebox Appeal a success. This year we managed to send 21 shoeboxes to the Link to Hope Shoebox Appeal. A big THANK YOU to all the children who made this possible! The School Council appreciates this generous support. Click here to see some of […]