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.
In celebration of National Numeracy Day, Ormiston Academies Trust are holding their very own competition for all OAT pupils to get involved, with vouchers and certificates up for grabs. They are asking the OAT family to ‘Make Your Favourite Number’! Get creative and display your favourite number through one of the three categories: • Food […]
Thank you to everyone for encouraging their children to participate in the NSPCC Rocks Times Tables Rock Stars competition on Friday! The results are in: 1st place – Ibis class (Year 2) 2nd place – Chaffinch class (Year 4) 3rd place – Sparrow class (Year 3) Well done to everyone who took part!
We now have the results for last week’s TTRS Battle of the Bands competition. The winning classes for each year group are:- Year 3: Sparrow Year 4: Chaffinch Year 5: Bittern Year 6: Peregrine Such fantastic maths skills, a big “well done” to all winning classes!
On Friday 23rd April, Year 3 had a virtual ‘school trip’ to Norwich Castle Museum to enrich their learning. They watched 2 videos from the castle; 1 about the process of mummification and 1 about some 3000 year old artifacts. Then they had a live session, including a question and answer section, with museum curator […]
The consultation into the proposed merger of Cliff Park Infant and Junior schools has now closed. Thank you to everyone who provided responses during the consultation period and/or engaged with us through the stakeholder webinars. We very much value your feedback, suggestions, and comments. All comments have been considered and answers to common questions can be found […]
Year 3 had a virtual talk about fruit and vegetables from the fruit and vegetable manager at the Great Yarmouth Tesco Extra store to link to the ‘Health’ topic in Science. They were shown a large variety of foods and given lots of information about where they come from, how they are grown and why they […]
Our academies raised a grand total of £735.13 for Comic Relief on Red Nose Day this year! Thank you all so much for your donations! We would also like to thank Sainsbury’s Great Yarmouth for their donation of Red Nose Day prizes including activity packs, drinks bottles, bake sale kits and notebooks. Our Wacky Wardrobe […]
Tuesday 23rd March 2021 marks the one-year anniversary of the UK’s firstnational COVID-19 lockdown, and there is a 1 minute silence at 12 noon to comemorate this; to remember those we’ve lost, and to hope for better days to come. All of the staff and children across the academies will be taking part in this […]