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|
Tuesday 23rd March 2021 marks the one-year anniversary of the UK’s first national COVID-19 lockdown, and there is a 1 minute silence at 12 noon to comemorate this; to remember those we’ve lost, and to hope for better days to come. All of the staff and children across the academies will be taking part in […]
“Welcome back!” to all of our students and the whole Cliff Park family! We are learning about ‘letting go’ this week – to release our worries, and take our negative thoughts and assumptions and ‘Let It Go!’
We had a wonderful surprise last week; on Thursday 25th February, Tesco Community Champion Officers Danielle Spink and Julie Goodson delivered a big box of children’s books to us as an incredibly kind donation from the Great Yarmouth Tesco Extra supermarket. We would like to extend our sincerest thanks for this fantastic addition of resources.
Next week is National Storytelling Week across the country, and despite our strange circumstances, we would love our school community to share some stories with each other! It would be wonderful if at some point next week, you and your children could take a picture of yourselves sharing a story. This could be virtually with […]
Change4Life have created recipes and shopping lists for families which can be used to create lunches for around £15 each week. Just click here to see meal planner examples, recipes, and more.
With schools closed again, the BBC are once more asking you to help those pupils still in need. Their ‘Give A Laptop’ scheme is running again, and they are working to join the dots between your devices and the children who may need them the most. Please click here for information on donating tech to […]
Vouchers for families currently entitled to free school meals will be provided by Norfolk County Council’s Winter Support Package (website here). You will be receiving an e-code directly to your email address to enable you to receive a voucher for £30 per eligible child to cover the two week Christmas Holiday period. Helpsheet/Userguide: Edenred-Select-Grocery-eCode-Redemption-Userguide
This year’s OAT & OT Christmas Card Competition featured some outstanding designs, so we were incredibly proud to hear that 2 of our pupils had won prizes. Abigail in Year 1 was the OAT Primary Runner-up with her festive design (left), and Olivia in Year 5 was the OT Primary Winner with her modern approach […]