Years 5 and 6

A creative timetable has been developed and as many cross curricular links are made as possible.

The National Curriculum for Mathematics and Literacy are followed, and the pupils are regularly assessed against the new curriculum standards. Targets are discussed with individual pupils.

The class has a two year curriculum map so that topics will not be repeated during the time the pupils are in this class.



The pupils are encouraged to be independent in their learning and take a pride in their work.

Homework is set weekly and is mainly linked to Maths or Literacy learning objectives for that week. A Literacy focus is usually used when a themed piece of homework is set on a half termly basis.

We expect the pupils to read each evening (building fluency and understanding in reading is vital to ensure children are able readers) and to learn spellings and multiplication tables. We have taken pride in using the Tackling Tables Scheme so lots of practise with times tables is key!

Often homework may involve research, and support from parents is valued.

Pupils who need extra help with their work are supported in the classroom whenever possible.

We also put on annual Summer Productions in which the children have opportunities to have key acting roles and perform in front of their friends and family. Previous productions we have done include ‘Minibeast Madness’ ‘Dick Whittington’ and ‘Robin Hood’.

Welcome back to Year 5 and 6 and welcome to Mrs Brice

Posted on September 9th, 2019

Welcome back to the start of a new year. Please find below our information for year 5 and 6 and a big warm welcome to Mrs Brice!

Autumn term letter to parents

Year 5 and 6 Timetable Autumn 2019

Badminton Bonanza!

Posted on July 7th, 2019

Well Done Jasmina, Ben, Clara and Henry

Final Competition

Lynnsport was the venue; Thursday 4thJune was the date, for Sandringham’s last sports competition of the year. 


Only one team of four children could be entered so having had a little practise and lots of fun as this was something we hadn’t tried, a team was chosen, Jasmina, Henry, Ben and Clara. 

Once there, we were able to have a practice and get used to the court size and get used to having a net and its height. They were nervous but excited!

There were 8 teams in total which were divided into 2 pools, each pool playing a round robin system and everyone played in each game, they were numbered 1-4. They played first to 15 points on a half court which was a bit different; points were awarded per games you won. The first game was against West Lynn who were very strong, as were our second opponents, Runcton Holme but we watched, supported, learnt and adapted our game, our scores and confidence  improving. Holly Meadows were our final pool game and then winning 3 of our 4 matches, little smiles crept in. All the teams came back together and the top 2 in each pool went into the Cup competition, the remainder played in the Plate competition. We went into the Plate against Wormegay, Holly Meadows and South Wootton our enjoyment and confidence rising we won 9 out of the 12 games.

It was then the results; West Lynn won the Cup competition and the Plate winners were Sandringham much to their surprise! 


Jasmina,Henry, Ben andClara.

Miss Leftley

Netball Finals Triumph

Posted on June 25th, 2019



Thursday 20thJune

Everyone was up bright and breezy for our trip to Norwich to compete in the county Finals. The children were excited and really looking forward to it as were the parents who accompanied them. Unlike other years only one team from each cluster qualified therefore there were only 8 teams which meant the competition was a Round Robin of matches and the team with the most points won. Unfortunately Langham failed to arrive so there were only 7; Fairhaven, Garboldisham, Wreningham, Bawdeswell, Rollesby, Methwold and Sandringham.

The first match, against Garboldisham who have previously won the tournament 2 years running, so have a good track record, as we do too, was nerve wracking. At the end of the first half we were 4-1 down but fought back to secure a draw, 5-5. As dinnertime arrived it was obvious there were 3 teams who stood out, Garboldisham, Wreningham and us but how would it end? Unfortunately the matches became a little more physical and umpiring inconsistent which took the edge off what was a wonderful day but the team played on. Finally, the results, the top 3 teams were separated by only 2 points, we had finished a fantastic 3rdwith 15 points (Wreningham won with 17 and Garboldisham second with 16).

It was a long day and we had some very tired children on the bus, who had played some wonderful netball, scored some great goals, battled hard and thoroughly enjoyed themselves, it is such an achievement.

Thank you to all the parents for joining us on this trip, to Thomas for helping and 



Quadkids Extravaganza

Posted on June 17th, 2019

Wednesday 5thJune at Lynnsport
Another day of sport, fantastic performances and more reasons to be proud of Sandringham’s children.
Quadkids consists of 10 children, 5 girls and 5 boys, competing in 4 events. They gain points for every second of their races and every centimetre of their throw and jump, similar to a pentathlon so it’s a slightly different concept for the children. However, they listened brilliantly and rose to the challenges of the day. In the morning it was the turn of the 3/4s, we were one of 10 schools competing for 2 qualifying places at Norwich.The event was made up of:
 A 400m run, 6om sprint, Howler javelin throw and a standing long jump. 
As all the events were made up of two heats we had no idea of how we were doing until the results were announced. The only thing I was certain of was that our boys and girls couldn’t have tried any harder even in the 400m which was quite any eye opener. They supported each other, running alongside in shifts encouraging them home even after doing it themselves. Nobody gave up, it was wonderful.
As the results were announced, the positions were getting closer to those top two and we had not been mentioned, 4thplace came and went, 2ndand 3rdwere separated by 11 points. Then our name was called, so close! Terrington and Shouldham had beaten us but it was an extraordinary achievement by 10 children who went out did their very best and most importantly enjoyed themselves.
It was the turn of the 5/6s in the afternoon, amongst the boys were 3 year 4s, 2 of which had competed in the morning. It was exactly the same format as the morning except there were only 9 schools in attendance. Several of these children had competed last year and knew the run and sprint, 600m and 75m this time, would be very difficult. Once again they rallied around each other, supporting, cheering and urging their teammates on, their commitment never in doubt. They performed brilliantly, giving it their all and finished a very creditable 5th.
We went to Lynnsport, against the large schools, had fun and competed!
I was told by the organiser. “ Your children performed out of their skins, they really couldn’t have given anymore. They are a credit to you all.”
A superb effort from and fantastic well done to:
Keira, Taylor, Ben, Nina, Gracie, Oliver, Lilly, Kaden, Elliot W, Tommy, Darcie, Daisy, George, Pleasance, Libby, Elizabeth, Henry and Elliott H.
A huge thank you as well to Miss Leftley, for all the fabulous coaching and organising, as well as taking the children to the event.

Mrs Gardener

We all went on a Summer Holiday to the magical Poplins

Posted on June 17th, 2019

Last week saw the culmination of much hard work from our KS2 pupils, with 3 performances of our summer play ” We’re going on a summer holiday”, and what a magical production it was. The children worked so hard to learn their lines, all the words to the songs and the moves, make the props and sort out costumes. It was so entertaining, many people in the audience said it was the best play ever! I thought you would like to see some of the lovely comments we have received from our equally lovely supportive parents.

Dear all,
We just wanted to say a big thank you to everyone involved in putting the play together. We were genuinelly so impressed by the quality of the production, it was the best we have ever seen. It had us laughing out loud and crying (well me anyway) at the end and I think for primary school children to be able to create such emotion was real testament to the hard work of you all. 
Thank you again
The Mays!

Good Morning,
As we didn’t have time to sign the visitor’s book in the hall on Friday evening, I wish to email you to say how fabulous the Summer school play was again this year.  If you could please pass this on to everyone involved we would appreciate it.  
I watched it twice this year and could have watched it many times more and would still have found it entertaining, funny, emotional and thought provoking.  The children are all so talented and it amazes me every time I watch the plays at this fabulous school.  The standard of singing and acting, honestly is so professional.
My mum, Keira and I were emotional after the performances and we really will miss her being at this school!
Best regards
Lisa Malyon

Thank you to everyone involved in this amazing production.

Mrs Gardener

Sports Spectacular!

Posted on June 2nd, 2019

What a fabulous way to end the first half of the Summer term. Read the full report for our amazing coach Miss Leftley below :-

Well done everyone involved and thank you to Miss Leftley for coaching the children and taking them to the events.

Mrs Gardener

Summer term information

Posted on April 24th, 2019

Please see below our updated timetable for this term along with our Topic Web.


Mrs Reddey

Timetable 2018-19


Netball team visit Little Snoring

Posted on April 1st, 2019

Our year 5 and 6 netballers visited Little Snoring School today for an after school friendly game. We played a whole hour’s match and the children did amazingly well, in a very hard fought game. Our thanks to Miss Leftley for coaching and accompanying. Well done everyone for playing hard to the very last minute.

Mrs Gardener

Fabulous Performance at the Debating Final at Norwich School

Posted on March 24th, 2019

We were so proud to see Poppy Patnell and Tyler Kerry debating in the final at the Norwich School debate, last Thursday.  The pair had been working in conjunction with the DNEAT family of schools in West Norfolk and had enjoyed 3 coaching sessions with staff and pupils form the Norwich School, The final debate was held in the Blakes Studio, in the grounds of Norwich Cathedral. Both pupils performed excellently in this prestigious environment, speaking clearly and giving sound points in their argument, proposing the motion that : Video Games Should Be Banned For Children. Parents and teachers attended and everyone was very impressed at how Poppy and Tyler overcame any nerves and spoke so passionately for their cause.

Mrs Gardener March 2019

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