At Cliff Park Infant we believe that children in the EYFS need to experience a wide variety of first hand, practical learning opportunities to enable them to develop to their full potential. We aim to provide a secure, enjoyable and caring educational environment where each and every child feels valued. We work hard to create continuity between any pre-school experiences, and our Reception Classes so that children can build on skills already developed and follow routines that flow with their needs and with which they feel safe and confident throughout their Early Years, in preparation for their future years in school.
“Every child deserves the best possible start in life and the support that enables them to fulfill their potential. Children develop quickly in the early years and a child’s experiences between birth and age five have a major impact on their future life chances. A secure, safe and happy childhood is important in its own right. Good parenting and high quality early learning together provide the foundation children need to make the most of their abilities and talents as they grow up.”
(Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage, 2012)
Our curriculum is planned following the guidance from the Department for Education “Statutory framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage”, taking account of the children’s needs and interests. Click here to download this document.
Work for the Reception Year focuses on the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum. The seven areas of learning which comprise the curriculum for children aged between 0 and 5 years are:
Work towards the Early Learning Goals is planned in short themes based on the children’s interests and fascinations such as transport, people who help us and animals. The children are taught through a carefully balanced provision of Adult Led and Child Initiated playful learning sessions. Children have access to a range of carefully selected resources to enhance their learning, including free-flow access to the outdoor environment throughout the day, in all weathers. More structure is introduced towards the end of the year to help the children transfer to Year One successfully.
Careful planning ensures a broad and balanced range of work for the children based on good early years practice. Work dovetails into the early stages of the National Curriculum Key Stage 1, so that children can progress naturally to work within the first National Curriculum level when they are ready.
Opportunities are provided for the children to meet the expectations laid out in the document “Development Matters in the Early Years Foundation Stage”. This non-statutory guidance material supports practitioners in implementing the statutory requirements of the EYFS. Click here to download this document.
We will deliver a curriculum that supports, fosters and promotes children’s:
These encompass the Early Learning Goals set out by the Department For Education.
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” […]