Years 5 and 6

Teachers: Mrs C.Reddey

Teaching Assistants: Miss K.Leftley & Mrs K.Sizeland

Our Aims & Curriculum:

The National Curriculum for Mathematics and English are followed, with a set timetable to ensure coverage of all subjects within the National Curriculum. Although, many cross-curricular links are made to build a creative timetable and curriculum, based on quality-first teaching.

Here is our timetable and most recent newsletter for this term:



The class has a two-year curriculum map so that topics will not be repeated during the time the pupils are in this class. Please find below Topic Webs, a list of recommended books for Year 5&6 and our curriculum map for cycle A & B:





YEAR 5&6 Curriculum Overview Cycle A 2022-23

YEAR 5&6 Curriculum Overview Cycle B 2021-22

KS2 Production:

Every Summer, KS2 hold an annual Summer Production, 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 ‘Gold: King Midas’ and ‘We’re all going on a Summer Holiday’.

Useful information:

PE/Forest School: Thursday afternoons (Come to school in either PE kit or Forest school attire).

PE: Every Friday (Come to school dressed for PE).

Spellings: New spelling rules are taught on a Tuesday, but spellings based on that rule are given out on a Friday and tested on a Friday.

Homework: Regular reading to an adult, practising of spellings, and use of Sumdog (with tasks set by the teacher regularly).

If you have any queries or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact the school office or email Mrs Reddey (, and we will be sure to answer/resolve them as quickly as we can for you.

Welcome to the Spring Term

Posted on January 8th, 2023

I hope everyone had a very restful and exciting Christmas break.

The page has now been updated (above) with this term’s:


-Topic web


Lets get learning 🙂

Mrs Reddey

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!



Fabulous football news

Posted on November 3rd, 2022

Fakenham Football Tournament

On Tuesday 8 children from years 5/6 took part in a Tournament organised by Fakenham Junior School. They travelled by car and to say they were excited is a bit of an understatement, as football competitions are not something readily available in our cluster so it was all rather new.  Then they saw there was a large, shiny cup for the winners!

Despite the organisers trying very hard to get schools involved there were only 4 teams but the matches were exciting with everyone taking part in a very sporting way. They all played brilliantly and worked hard as a team on and off the pitch, covering, assisting and supporting each other throughout.  We finished 2nd overall, losing 1-0 to Lyng, the final kick of the match being a shot at their goal skimming the crossbar.

In the semi-finals 1st place Lyng played 4th place while Sandringham played 3rd place, with both of us winning it was a Lyng verses Sandringham Final. It was end to end action with some good saves made by both goalkeepers but they carried on working as a team and went on to win 2-0.

Everyone enjoyed the morning and although it was a competition, their drive to win did not overshadow their care and compassion for opposing players who took knocks and got hurt.

It did not go unnoticed by the other coaches and players.

Fantastic Team Effort!

Pixie, Harriet, George, Harry, Sam, Charlie, Finlay, Lenny


Welcome back to Year 5 and 6

Posted on September 6th, 2022

Welcome back everyone, here is our information for the first half of the Autumn term.




Kind regards Mrs Reddey, Mrs Leftley, Mrs Sizeland

Sailing Video

Posted on July 19th, 2022

Our wonderful year 6 children have finished off this summer term with sailing lessons, along with our  Federated partner school at Flitcham.


Everyone enjoyed the sessions at Snettisham Sailing club, check out the video here :-



Mini Tennis !

Posted on July 10th, 2022


On a hot sunny Friday morning 2 boys and 2 girls from years 5 and 6 took part in a Mini Tennis Development Festival, at Lynnsport.  As in previous weeks no scores were taken officially, however the first to get to 7 points won the game.  Six teams took part and every team played each other twice, this meant that each person played 8 games, 40 games. As with the previous tennis festivals we wanted to end the morning on a 20/20 win/lose ratio and the children were extremely happy to achieve this, in fact it was 22/18 with some very near misses at 6-7. It was certainly a good experience.


Well played Pixie, Harriet, Sam, Harry.

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Headteacher: Jane Gardener

Secretary: Trish Birrell

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