Years 3 and 4

Welcome to Year 3 and 4

Teachers: Mrs Tilbrook and Mrs C. King Teaching Assistant: Mrs J. Garrard

Welcome to Year 3/4.  We are delighted to be working with you and your child this year!

Our Aims:

In Year 3/4 we ensure that all our pupils receive a quality first education, developing skills and knowledge through our broad and balanced curriculum.  Subjects are taught discretely but where possible links are made between the units taught to enrich the children’s knowledge and understanding.

Our Curriculum:

The curriculum is delivered as a two year rolling programme and over the time that your child is in this class they be taught everything outlined in the long them overviews below;


Information for the Summer term 1 below :-


Summer Y3-4 timetable

Year 3-4 Summer Letter

Curriculum Overview Summer 2023



Curriculum Overview Cycle A (2020-2021)

Curriculum Overview Cycle B (2021-2022)

We are currently working through Cycle B. This half term, the timetable and overview is as follows;

Summer 1 2022 Timetable

Summer 1 Overview

Useful Information:

Swimming: Wednesday PM (Swimming kit required)

PE/Forest School: Thursday PM (Come to school in either PE kit or prepared for Forest School)

Spellings: Spelling rule taught and spelling lists distributed on Friday to be tested on the following Friday

Homework: Daily reading (record in reading journals), times tables (Tackling Tables) and spellings practise and activities set on Sumdog (see class teacher for log in details)

If you have any queries or concerns, contact the school office or email Mrs Tilbrook ( or Mrs King ( and we will endeavour to answer/resolve them for you as quickly as possible.



Lyng Hockey tournament

Posted on May 2nd, 2023

Lyng Hockey Tournament

This was the deferred event from the previous week which had been due to take part at Fakenham Junior School, Lyng is a small Primary school between Fakenham and Norwich. Unfortunately 2 schools, with 2 teams each, had dropped out leaving ourselves and Lyng with 2 teams each, 4 on the playing and 2 rotating after each game. Given that it was a Quicksticks event and we had played in one earlier in the year and the rules were the same etc. We were a little surprised when it was played on the playground that had quite a gradient, with plastic sticks and a light weight ball!

The children were rather bemused but thought, OK we are here now. It proved to be lots of fun, especially the warm up activity, Steady, Go, No which I have included in my PE lessons, they adapted well with both the equipment and gradient.

The tournament was divided into 2 rounds so that everyone played each other twice then each team had the advantage of the downhill slope. However the weather deteriorated and it rained which caused the ball to go in every direction, which caused some laughs and frustration.

The children were very sporting, mixing well, supporting everyone and enjoyed the experience immensely, finishing first and second which was pleased them.


Tri golf report

Posted on May 2nd, 2023

Town Cluster Trigolf Festival

This event was held at Lynnsport, on the all-weather hockey pitches, on Thursday 27th April. There were 8 different schools taking part each with a KS1 and a KS2 team of 10 children. The 8 activities were all skill based, played for 8 minutes on a rotation basis.

Fortunately the weather held and it proved to be lots of fun with one comment being.

“I’m really enjoying this, I didn’t think it would be this much fun.”

A child from each group was awarded a medal for improvement, attitude, determination; I think they all deserved one but well done Chloe and Ayla


Netball news

Posted on April 6th, 2023

SSP Bee Netball Development Festival

This is an annual event for teams of 6 from years 3/4 as an introduction to competitive Netball. It is played with 4 children, from each team, on a smaller court and all children shooting, attacking and defending.

It was held at Lynnsport and 15+ teams took part in the morning session.  The rules are similar but the emphasis is to get the children moving into spaces, looking around, passing accurately and having a shot on the net.

The schools were divided into 4 pools playing matches on a round robin basis which allowed them to watch other games.

The 2 groups took a little while getting used to playing against unfamiliar faces but warmed to the ideas and by the end of the session were producing some fine passes.

They all said, though a little nervous to begin with, they had enjoyed the experience


Latest sports news

Posted on March 26th, 2023

New Age Kurling

Lynnsport 24/03/23

This event is part of the Omnes Games and is geared to introducing sports that we wouldn’t necessarily do in school.

Two teams of 6, attended with 4 playing at a time, rotating after each game.  Although they played against other schools, Sandringham were one of 8, it was a fun activity rather than a competition.

It is based on ice curling, with the little stone on wheels, which is then pushed towards a target and it can also be knocked out by the opponent’s stone too.

The children all said they had enjoyed themselves and it was nice to have a go at something a little different.

Tag Rugby Fesitval

Posted on December 4th, 2022


During the Autumn Term we had been learning Tag Rugby in our PE lessons so it was great that we could send two teams to the Festival at the West Norfolk Rugby Club on Monday 28th November, 18 teams took part in the afternoon session. It was cold but dry for an afternoon of fun and activity. Rather than be an A and B team, Mrs Bowers gave us names, we were Sandringham Tigers, with Miss Leftley and Sandringham Harlequins with Mrs Day. We played in pools and then the pools were rearranged for a few more matches. Unfortunately not all of these took place as we ran out of time much to the disgust of the children; they were all having a super time. As with other festivals junior coaches officiate and run the games, it is also a non-scoring event but as we know in a game such as rugby, games are there to be won and it didn’t stop the children saying how many they had won when they got back. After a tentative first match against Hilgay the “Harlequins” went on to win all their other matches, whereas the “Tigers” roared out winning all theirs. Both teams showed great Team spirit, discipline, respect for everyone on the pitch and sportsmanship throughout and it was very hard to choose a player from each team who had shown this the most but we did and Charlie Day and Lenny Hipkin received a medal.

It was a super afternoon!






Posted on December 4th, 2022


As this is part of the Omnes Games, it is a non-competitive event where schools take part in a sport they wouldn’t necessarily play in school. The matches are run by the young coaches from local high schools and the college.

Sandringham was one of seven schools taking part; others were Ashwicken, Nelson Academy, South Wootton, Whitefriars, Holy Cross and West Lynn. They played each other in a round robin format.

Initially a few wondered what Volleyball was but soon got involved and gave it a go! Their responses on returning were very positive, saying they had had a good time, it was fun, they had learnt something new and had enjoyed it a lot which was good to hear.

Cross Country Finals

Posted on November 27th, 2022

Cluster Cross Country Finals

Lynnsport 24.11.22

It was a cold, sunny morning and with thankfully not the wind of the previous event.


There were around 50 in each race which understandably made everyone feel rather nervous but once the races started things calmed. After all, it was a step up with all the top 10 qualifiers from each cluster in attendance, so all the children were winners.


All 5 of our qualifiers competed and completed the courses, giving it their all, with the two Harriet’s finishing in the top 20 and the boys mid division. Thank you to the parents for your support.

The thing that sticks out for me personally was their care and support for each other, it was lovely to watch.


Great Effort!

Harriet R, Foster, Dylan, Isaac and Harriet J

A wonderful day at the races !

Posted on November 13th, 2022

Cross Country 10.11.22

On a bright November morning 18 children took part in the Town Cross Country at Lynnsport, over varying distances, 600m, 1km and 1.6km, according to their age group.  As always it was very well supported with large groups in each race. The course and format were similar to last year, they followed a bike that showed them the way and finished through 2 big flags where parents and schools lined the way.

The top ten from every race goes on to the next round against the top ten from the other clusters later this month, at Lynnsport over the same course.

The children though nervous enjoyed the event but commented on how different a race against other schools is compared to racing in school. They were all amazing and gave it their all as well supporting and encouraging others.

The first race (600m)for the younger ones is more for fun, they don’t go forward into the next round but our children did very well with Rex 4th, Cooper 7th with Ollie, Harrison and Zac finishing just outside the first ten which is promising for next year.

The years 3 and 4 raced over a distance of 1km, our 4 competitors, Isaac, Isaac, Harriet and Bridget racing well with Harriet and Isaac R finishing 9th and 6th respectively.

The 5 and 6 races were over the mile distance of 1.6km which definitely needed some determination, which Dylan, Lenny, Foster, Harry, Charlie, Sam, George, Finlay and Harriet had to complete.  Our qualifiers from this group were Dylan 2nd, Harriet 4th and Foster 10th.

A Great Effort Everyone!


Dogeball fun

Posted on November 6th, 2022


Friday afternoon saw the beginning of The Omnes Games, a six game taster of different sports throughout the year. Eight children from Yrs 1/2 and eight from KS2 took part in some friendly games against other schools. The idea being they learn a new game and have some fun too, in a non- competitive environment, I have to say it doesn’t always work out that way which is a pity. The College provided the coaching staff as part of their own practical training which gives everyone experience.




The feedback from the children and staff was very positive and they all said they had lots of fun and felt they improved as the sessions went on, the pictures certainly say that too.

Well Done Everyone!



Triumph at the Quiksticks Hockey!

Posted on October 9th, 2022

New Season of School Sport 2022/23

Quicksticks Hockey at Lynnsport for years 3&4

This was our first sporting event of the school year, it comprised of a fun skills festival and a competition both were games against other schools. In the festival it was about learning the game and its skills without the pressure of score taking. Whilst the competition was more about using our skills to try and win matches, scores were taken and a semi-final and final took place.

The festival team had a great time and played many schools, working hard as a team.  Mrs Collison said they listened and worked brilliantly as a team.


Mila, Amelia, Chloe, Bridget


The remaining 6 children took part in the competition where 8 teams were placed in 2 pools and played each other, 12 minute matches with 2 players substituting every 4 minutes, 4 on the pitch at a time. The winners playing the runners up, of the other pool as a semi-final, then the winners of those games playing each other in the final. We were pitted against Glebe House, Terrington St Clement, and St Germans. The final placings were extremely close but we won our first match against Glebe 3-1, drew 3-3 against St Germans and then drew again 0-0 against Terrrington. As Terrington and St Germans both lost a match it meant we had won with St Germans finishing in 2nd place.  Our next match was against St Marthas, we came out fighting and played superbly winning by 4. The children had fought very hard and produced some great play which was commented on by several people. The final was against St Germans who had beaten Dersingham, could we go one better? I didn’t realise how long 4 minutes was when you are leading 3-2. It was a fantastic match and both teams deserved to win as they played their hearts out! They were so pleased, saying do we really get that trophy?

Well Done!

Elsa, Pip, Isaac D, Isaac R, Ellenie, Harriet


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