At Ormiston Cliff Park Junior 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.
Cliff Park Junior School has a strong sporting tradition and we take part in a wide range of sporting activities, including: football, tag rugby, tennis, indoor and outdoor athletics, gymnastics, swimming, cross county, cricket, multi-skills and cycling. We frequently enter into local and regional competitions with considerable success and have been County Champions in a number of sports.
Throughout the year, children have the opportunity to take part in a wide range of activities. We work closely alongside the Norwich City Community Sports’ Foundation, who work in school two afternoons each week and deliver half of our PE curriculum. This enables children to access specialist coaching on a regular basis. Children also have an additional skills and techniques lesson within their year group each week.
In addition, we offer a range of sporting clubs at lunchtimes and after school. These vary throughout the year and are advertised via the office.
We work closely with Premier Sport, a local specialist provider, who deliver after school sessions throughout the school year.
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.
Children representing our school 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 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||All Year Groups|
|Tuesday: Street Dance||All Year Groups|
|Thursday: Gymnastics/Multi Sports||All Year Groups|
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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. […]
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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 […]