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.
The winners of week 1 of the Top of the Rocks competition have been announced! Class group winners are… (drumroll)… Robin! The individual winner is Christine in Robin class. Second place goes to Jack in Blackbird, and third place is Olivia in Marsh Harrier. Well done everyone! Join in again this week, and […]
Our Maths Lead, Mr Walsh, is challenging all Junior Academy pupils to a multiplication madness ‘Top of the Rocks’ competition! Starting this Sunday (22nd March) morning and finishing on Saturday (28th March) evening, all classes are invited to join in our academy-wide search for the best number rockstars. Join in, and see if your class […]
Please continue to check our ‘Newsletters & Letters to Parents’ page, as well as our ‘Resources – Home Learning’ pages. As you know, we are all facing extraordinary challenges at this time and the situation is placing pressure on all parts of society. Our staff have been doing all they can to keep our Academies […]
Children from Cliff Park Junior who qualified were lucky enough to go to Holkham Hall to particpate in the Norfolk School Games Cross Country Winter County Finals. The weather held out and all runners placed in the top 50 of their races. We had a great day and hope next year’s event is just as […]
Last week, our Choir and Recorder Group took part in the annual Gorleston Music Festival. The children had dedicated much of their free time to extra practices and, as a result, their performances in the festival received strong praise! In the Choir Unison category, they sang “Sing” by Gary Barlow and were awarded a distinction […]
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 […]