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.

Cricket capers

Posted on May 21st, 2023

Dynamo Cricket Competition

North Runcton Tuesday 16th May

Although it was a sunny day, a breeze made it more comfortable to play in unlike last year when it was stifling hot.

The format; 3 pools of 3 teams, we were drawn with St Germans and South Wootton, who beat us last year to go through to the play offs. We didn’t play in the first match so we were able to relax and observe but it meant we had back to back matches. We managed to win both with some solid batting and fielding which left us leading our pool. Lunchtime beckoned and then it was time to play for places. Along with the winners of the other pools, North Wootton and St Marthas, we played off for a top 3 position. Our cricket continued to improve, with some fine batting and fielding from everyone, narrowly losing to St Marthas by 13 runs, the eventual winners and North Wootton by 3 runs, leaving us in 3rd. They had worked hard as a team, supported and encouraged each other throughout.  Although they were disappointed not to get a medal, good news came in the form of, the top 3 teams go forward to play at the Finals on the 5th June.

A great day to be part of, well done;

Pixie, Foster, Lenny, George, Harry, Sam, Charlie and Fin


Fairstead Football

Posted on May 21st, 2023

Football at Fairstead

This was the 2nd match of 5 in the mini league and it proved to be extremely exciting, 50/55 minutes.  Once again Fin and Lenny shared goal keeping duties, making some fantastic saves. It was really end to end play with both teams determinedly wanting to win. Their passing and movement on and off the ball was brilliant. Fairstead scored first and with patience and continued pressure we levelled the match, going on to score the winner in the last 10 minutes. The last 5 minutes seemed more like 10 till the final whistle went.

The team deserve huge credit for the way they communicated and worked together, their attitude and sportsmanship was brilliant. It was a warm evening but they never gave up.

The next match is at Whitefriars on the 8th June.

Thank you to parents for supporting and your kind comments.

Well Done!

Football Fun

Posted on May 8th, 2023

7 aside Football Mini League

On Thursday a group of 8, from years 5/6 travelled to Watlington for the first of 5 matches in this League, organised by Adam from Whitefriars. It is something that has been in the making for a few months now and it is a competition.  As Watlington are not in our Cluster we haven’t ever played them in any competitions so it was good to have that challenge. They were tough opposition and it was a case of getting to grips with that, and a considerably larger pitch than ours. In saying all that we did get into our stride, but unfortunately we let in 2 goals.  However, we rearranged and fought back to level pegging after half time, with minutes to go they scored their 3rd which was disappointing but we played to the end giving it everything.

It was a tough game but there were some super throw-ins by Harry, Max and Sam, great covering by Pixie and George, super movement from Charlie and great goalkeeping from Finlay and Lenny, in saying all that the determination and willingness to keep on going was immense. The comments from the children were very positive which is always lovely to hear.

Well done!

Thank you to Mr Winsor for refereeing at short notice, to Mrs Day for transporting and parents for supporting. Our next match is against Fairstead.

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.


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


Netball news

Posted on March 26th, 2023

Town Cluster Netball Competition

This event had finally resumed, to the delight of the children, after a break of a couple of years and was held at Lynnsport in the Barn on Thursday 23rd March. To say they were excited was an understatement!

The teams were drawn in 2 pools of 4, with winners of one pool playing the 2nd placed team in the other pool in the semi-final, winners going on to the final.

Our pool consisted of St Germans, Whitefriars and St Marthas 2 which we played in that order games were played 8 minutes one way, rotating positions after each game with everyone having to miss a game.

The draw meant we had a little longer to wait as we were second on which only added to the excitement. They soon got into their stride and played some super shots winning 6-0, it was a 2 game wait before back to back wins of 1-0 and 5-0, leaving us to play Flitcham in the semi-final.  The other semi-final was ST Marthas 1 against St Marthas 2 with St Marthas 1 winning.

The final was superb with both teams playing their best, it really was end to end, our only nets were conceded here and St Marthas won 2-1. It was very close and could have gone either way; they never gave up, fought to the end and were sporting in defeat. Mrs Bowers who organised the event, commented on it being an extremely exciting final.

They were also congratulated by the umpires during and after their games on their play and skills which meant a lot.

The smiles said it all, it was a huge team effort and the support they gave each other was fantastic. For me to be able to pick a team was a difficult decision as the netball club is so well supported with such a lot of depth, the children have been so committed to practicing during their break which really paid off.



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.

Football fun

Posted on February 5th, 2023

King’s Lynn Town Football Club

National League Tournament  February 2023


Twenty schools took part in this event at Lynnsport on Thursday which turned out to be a mild sunny day. It was a 6 a-side event with rolling subs over a 10 minute period. They were divided into 4 pools and played everyone in their group, giving them a placing to move on into the next round of games. Sandringham were up against Fairstead, Holly Meadows, Denver and Greshams, we played them in that order. We started tentatively, conceding a goal in the final seconds which disheartened them a little. We won, scoring 3 against Holly Meadows but conceded 2 against Denver. It was certainly a morning of ups and downs but their best performance came against Greshams who were unbeaten, we fought and won 1-0. It was a great game with other schools cheering them on.

We finished 3rd in our pool, behind Greshams and Denver, we were set to play off for 9th-12th positions. Our time off consisted of lunch and some penalty taking with Fairstead which proved to be a lot of fun, then it was back to the games. Our first match was against St Martha’s, fortunately there were some green bibs to be had as we were both the same colours. It was a good match with both teams having chances but we managed to score and won 1-0. Now we played Nelson Academy who had just beaten South Wootton on penalties after extra time. Another exciting match with end to end football, it went to extra time and in the final minute we scored which secured 9th position.

The final was between North Wootton our coach share school and Greshams, it was so exciting with North Wootton being supported by almost all the children, Greshams scored and went on to win. Our children clapped North Wootton onto the bus for such a great performance they in turn said well done to us for being the only team to win against the winners.

We had some very happy boys and girls.

Neither, Mrs Day or myself couldn’t possibly pick out a best player as they all worked very hard as a team to finish where they did, against some very tough competition but Lenny in goal made some super saves!

You are all superstars!

Pixie, Harriet, Charlie, Finlay, Harry, George, Sam,  Dylan, Foster and Lenny.

Skipping for Charity

Posted on February 2nd, 2023

I, Mrs Reddey, has decided to do the ‘100 skips in February’ to raise some money for Cancer Research UK: A charity close to my heart.

I thought what better way to try and get fit and raise a little money. I also thought who can really motivate me to get this done and there really was only one answer: MY CLASS.

So, far, they have joined in with me for 2 days so far. They time themselves 1 minute to see how many skips they can do, and they will try and beat it everytime they do it again.

I have managed to complete 50 in a minute so roughly taking me 2 minutes so far, but I am getting quicker.

Only 26 days more to do.

If you’d like to donate to my page, you can by following the below link:

Mrs Reddey

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

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