Ormiston Cliff Park Infant Academy follows the National Curriculum to teach Mathematics.
At Ormiston Cliff Park Junior Academy we believe that a high quality mathematics education is essential and ensure that links are made to meaningful, real-life contexts.
Our approach to maths is based on the CPA model.
Three key elements of our maths curriculum are:
Our daily maths lessons focus heavily upon the development of pupils’ understanding of number. Pupils take part in additional maths skills lessons where they have the opportunity to develop their understanding of the other key areas of maths such as shape, measures, data and time. Often these sessions are linked to their wider topic curriculum work.
Our policy ensures that, as children become more confident and secure in their understanding of calculations, they are able to access an increasingly varied range of formal recording methods. This allows children to be able to select increasingly efficient methods as their understanding grows.
Our children have access to the Times Tables Rockstars programme. In either paper form or online, Times Tables Rock Stars is a carefully sequenced programme of daily times tables practice. Each week concentrates on a different times table, with a recommended consolidation week for rehearsing the tables that have recently been practised every third week or so. This format has very successfully boosted times tables recall speed for hundreds of thousands of pupils over the last 8 years in over 14,000 schools – both primary and secondary – worldwide.
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. Click the picture on the left for more information. […]
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 Junior and Infant 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 Junior Academy has raised for Comic Relief is: *drumroll* £625.22! Added to the money Ormiston Cliff Park Infant Academy has raised, this brings the total across both schools […]
Our Year 4 Spring term Learning Café focused on introducing parents to the measurement section of the Maths curriculum, giving them an opportunity to do some practical activities with their children as well as learn more about the different mathematical methods we use in the classroom. We based the different activities around the text ‘George’s […]
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 […]