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 for this year, 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’ and most recently, ‘I’m an 11-year old, Get me out of here.’

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.

Football Roundup Springwood

Posted on November 26th, 2023

Footballers compete at Springwood

On Monday 20th November our football team took to the pitch once more in a 9 a side competition at Springwood High School against 4 other Primary Schools, Gaywood, Ashwicken, St Martha’s and Fairstead. The difference in pitch size from the previous week caused a few nerves but the more they played the more relaxed they became.

Unfortunately, our first and the toughest match was against St Martha’s, who won by 4 goals. The team kept battling but the opposition were very strong. We then went on to Fairstead, Ashwicken and Gaywood winning all 3 and not conceding another goal and scoring 5 in total which left us in second place overall.

It was a good sporting afternoon, with lots of support, great saves and goals, they really worked hard as a team. 

A super performance by everyone.

Well done Foster, Lenny, Dylan, George, Isaac, Isaac, William, Neve and Eadie.


Football report

Posted on November 20th, 2023


National League U 11s 6 a side Football Tournament

@ Lynnsport, 17.11.23


Having entered this event last year with the children saying they had really enjoyed it we thought we would go again. The 13 schools were divided into 2 pools, with us were Denver, Holly Meadows, Flitcham, Ingoldisthorpe, South Wootton and Heacham Athletic and that was the order in which we played. It was a great start winning our first 3 matches, 1-0,4-1,3-0, conceding only 1 goal. We were able to make substitutions to give everyone a taste of the competition. Our 4th match was very competitive and despite our very best efforts we lost 2-1 to Ingoldisthorpe, the eventual winners, who fought out the final against South Wootton, our next opponents, we lost 2-0. At the end of the pool matches we were in 3rd place and played 3rd placed Whitefriars from the other pool, we went on to win 3-0 therefore securing 5th place overall. It was a super team effort with Lenny making some fabulous saves and some super goals scored, Dylan getting a hat trick.

Thank you to the parents for coming and supporting, it makes the world of difference.

This was a great result for our children and a huge amount of credit goes to their ability to encourage and support each other allowing those players who may not have been as confident, to grow and enjoy the experience and want to do more. Their attitude never ceases to amaze me; they are a credit to themselves and our school.

Fantastic Performance!

Neve, Eadie, Pip, Foster, Dylan, Lenny, George, William and Isaac


Posted on November 12th, 2023

Cross Country Finals @ Lynnsport


Our 3 top 10 finalists took part in the West Norfolk Cross Country Finals on Thursday; this meant each of their races had between 40 and 50 participants. It was a sunny morning with a chilly head wind; thankfully the course was familiar, having completed it in the qualifying round. Once again it was top ten who would qualify for the County Finals which this year is going to be held at High Lodge in Thetford.

A few nerves appeared but once the racing started they were busy cheering each other on. Cooper was the first to race, yr3, and ran a very creditable 29th, next up was Neve, yr6, who exceeded her expectations finishing strongly in 16th and finally in the last race of the morning was Dylan who once again finished well to take 15th position.

Although we had no qualifiers for the next round, the children ran their very best races and really could not have done more; they put themselves in the right places, listening to advice but very big gaps developed, stringing out the fields, which proved difficult to bridge.

We were all very proud of them.

Super Effort Neve, Dylan and Cooper.


Dodgeball afternoon

Posted on November 1st, 2023


On Friday afternoon a group of children from KS1 and KS2 attended the first in the series of Omnes activities at Lynnsport.

Mrs Sizeland and Mrs Collison accompanied them. It was a non-competitive event, no scores were taken, it was just about learning and having fun, for some it was their first sporting activity outside of school which made them a little apprehensive but they soon got into their stride. They played against 7 other schools throughout the afternoon, improving with each game.

On returning to school, the vibes were definitely positive from both staff and pupils. These events are such a great way of learning something new but also gaining confidence within an environment away from school.

Cross country news

Posted on November 1st, 2023

Cross Country at Lynnsport

Thursday 12th October

Fortunately it was a dry, relative warm morning, ideal for running. We took 20 children from years 2 – 6 to compete over distances ranging from 600m to 1.6km. The year 2s were first off, boys and girls all raced together due to a lack of competitors but top 3 were awarded medals in each group. It was highly competitive between our children who despite never having run in such a large race proved they could finish well, many of them just outside the top 3. Brogan ran superbly to gin 3rd place and a bronze medal.

The years 3 and 4 ran over a distance of 1km, in fields of 30-40 pupils, having run brilliantly were just outside the top 10, those within qualify for the next round. However Cooper finished in 10th gaining him a place in the next round.

Years 5 and 6 had the task of going last and running the furthest, it was a tough task in large fields but they gave it their all with Neve in 7th and Dylan G in 4th.

As always the children tried their best and supported each other with many of them saying they had improved on last year’s positions which they were pleased about as I was too.

It was a great morning and well done to everyone. Super Effort!


Good Luck to Neve, Dylan and Cooper in the next round.

Welcome Back!

Posted on September 10th, 2023

…Well, the sun has shone brightly for the start of the school year and the class have quickly settled in and are ready to learn!

In our class information above, there are links to our most recent timetable, curriculum topic web and newsletter.

Our topic this term is: AMAZING AMERICAS.


The children have also been keen to be considered for school council this year and shall announce this week who our reps are this year.

Also, our Year 6’s are, once again, applying for the job of ‘SCHOOL PREFECT.’ This week, we shall know who they will be.

Mrs Reddey

Sailling adventures Year 6

Posted on July 17th, 2023

What a wonderful experience Year 6 have had. Enjoy an overview of their sailing adventures.


Please find below link for the SAWN sailing memories clip.

Gardening club news

Posted on July 14th, 2023

Our wonderful gardening club, have been busy as ever. Thank you so much to Mrs Windsor and Mrs Fenables, for all their helping making such a fabulous club.


“It was fun because i learned alot about gardening and planting flowers and vegetables” – Lenny


“We do weeding, planting and making an exhibit for the flower show! ” EC


“At the beginning of the year we planted and at the end of the year we got to eat them ! ” George



Frizbee Friday

Posted on July 2nd, 2023

Years 5 & 6 play Frizzbee

It was the last event in the Omnes series of events held at Lynnsport. This proved to be a lot of fun especially with the wind gusting but the afternoon remained dry. The children rotated and soon got the hang of the rules. Several schools took part and as usual games were played in a round robin formation. Our last game was a by so it gave them a chance to just sit and watch.

A super afternoon.

Tennis news

Posted on July 2nd, 2023

Mini Tennis Festival


This was another great event from Friday afternoon at Lynnsport organised by our cluster partnership, 2 boys and 2 girls from years 5&6 attended.  We were one of four schools taking part in singles and doubles matches, finishing off with a mini Wimbledon Tournament. The children were ranked 1-4 and played their corresponding ranking from the other schools. The mini matches were scored to 7, following those matches they joined to play doubles and scoring to 11.

The afternoon ended with a mini tournament where all their names were put in a hat and drawn out and matches played, this proved very exciting and fortunately we avoided playing each other throughout. Foster was the overall winner, Charlie 4th, Amelia 6th and Bella 8th.

One said. “It’s been great, I didn’t think I could play tennis but I got better.”

Throughout the afternoon their confidence grew, going from quite nervous and I can’t hit the ball to playing good rallies and winning games. The smiles and pure elation when they had won or improved was wonderful to watch but the support they have for each other was obvious and commented on by a spectator.

Super Effort, Bella, Amelia, Foster, Charlie D.



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Secretary: Trish Birrell

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