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|
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 […]
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 […]