Years 5 and 6

Teachers: Mrs C.Reddey

Teaching Assistants: Miss K.Leftley

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.

Hockey FInals

Posted on March 28th, 2024

Yr 5/6 Hockey Finals @ Lynnsport

Monday 25th March 2024

We were one of 8 teams who attended the Finals, Terrington, Gayton, South Wootton, Dersingham, Sheringham, Glebe and Bure Valley and we played them in that order. The matches were 12 minutes long rotating pairs every 4 minutes, most proved to be very evenly matched with only a goal or two in them.

We ended the morning with losses against Terrington 0-1, Glebe 1-3, the event winners, and Sheringham 0-2 the runner’s up, a draw against Dersingham 2-2, 3rd place, and wins against Gayton, 1-0, 4th place, South Wootton, 5-0, and Bure Valley, 2-0. Our final placing was 5th which was a great achievement, given all our hockey lessons this year have been on the playground.

The children as always fought hard and were sporting and didn’t give up even when things didn’t quite go their way which is something I have always admired throughout my years of accompanying them to these events.

Well Played; Foster, Lenny, Isaac, Pip, Ellenie and Maisie.

Elf’s visit

Posted on March 28th, 2024

Elf visited on Wednesday to wish everyone a
Happy Easter; given her 13 years she was more
than happy to have cuddles and strokes from the
children and staff!

Netball competition

Posted on March 24th, 2024

Town Cluster Netball Competition

@ The Barn Lynnsport 21/03/24

Over the years this event has proved to be extremely competitive and prior to 2020 the winners and runner ups went on to a County event at Norwich, the SSP are hoping to bring this format back for next year. This year did not disappoint, 9 teams took part and they were divided into 2 pools for the first round matches. The tricky part about Primary School Netball is that you have to follow a set rotation pattern all the team play all the positions, changing at the end of each match so it’s quite a lot to get used to.

In Pool 1 were Sandringham Pulse, Ashwicken, Greyfriars and St Martha’s Thunder, playing them in that order, narrowly losing the first 2 matches 1-2, 0-1 but then winning their final pool game 1-0. They finished 3rd and went on to play Gayton the 3rd place team in pool 2, drawing and finishing joint 5th overall. They worked well together, supporting and encouraging each other through the position rotations, with every match they improved, listening to advice. The comments afterwards were very positive and they certainly seemed to have enjoyed themselves.

Pool 2 had Sandringham Storm, Flitcham, Gayton, St Martha’s Lightning and Fairstead, we played in that order winning 3-0, 6-0, 1-0, 4-0. The team made good use of the court, finding space, passing accurately, defending well and there were some great goals scored, and with Pip scoring the decisive one against St Martha’s to enable us to top our pool. We then had to play St Martha’s Thunder in the semi-final; with Neve scoring all 3 goals we won 3-0. In the final we were against St Martha’s Lightning who had beaten Ashwicken 3-0 in their semi. It was all very exciting, with our Pulse team cheering us on we scored first, it really was end to end passes and then it went 1-1 but the girls and boys kept their nerve and control , found space, defended well and went on to win 3-1. It was heart-warming to see their faces, the pleasure it gave them, how proud they were to have come out on top.  Their support for each other is immense with the Pulse team running on and celebrating too. I was so proud of them all.

They were all amazing and a credit to you and our school!

Well Done Sandringham!!!!

Girls’ football

Posted on March 22nd, 2024

Football Tournament @ Lynnsport

Thursday 29th February

This was a relatively new event which proved very popular with 11 teams taking part. The schools were divided into 2 pools, we were pitted against Snettisham, Clenchwarton, Hillcrest, Dersingham and St Martha’s. The other pool had South Wootton, Fairstead, Terrington, Gayton and Upwell.

It was quite a dreary day but not as bad as it was originally forecast and all the girls had a good time, it was not as intimidating as playing with the boys, they said which certainly gave them confidence. Within our pool we drew 1 game, lost 2 but won 2, this left us in 3rd place which meant we played the 3rd placed team in the other pool, Gayton. It was a close game but we lost 2-1, meaning we finished 6th overall. The girls were so positive throughout the event and really gelled together, this will give them a good understanding and stand them in good stead for future events.

To see them all getting involved, working as a team and gaining confidence with each game was great!

A Super Well Done Everyone!

Hockey high jinx

Posted on March 18th, 2024

SSP Quicksticks Cup Competition @ Lynnsport

Monday 4th March

Once again this was a new event for years 5/6 which then leads to a County Finals Tournament at Dereham. There were 18 teams taking part from all over the west of the county which were then divided into 4 pools. Each team comprised of 3 boys and 3 girls, hence the need to include some younger girls as we had entered 2 teams.

Everyone was very excited and the sun shone despite it being a little chilly when it disappeared behind a cloud. Mrs Day took Sandringham Steelers to their pool with Gayton, Dersingham and Howard Junior. They played well and really improved as the event went on culminating in them winning their play off game against Fairstead from group 1.

Sandringham Sharks headed to group 1 alongside Terrington, Fairstead, Flitcham and Hillcrest which we played in that order. It was a tentative start but we managed to win all our games conceding only 1 goal against Fairstead. They all worked very hard coping well with the 4-minute rotations throughout the games and supporting the younger players on their team. They then had to play Gayton for a semi-final place, unfortunately Gayton scored early on and maintained their 1 goal advantage to the end, we were not without a chance or two but it just didn’t happen. Despite their obvious disappointment they were as always sporting, leaving Gayton to take on St Marthas for 3rd/4th position, Dersingham and Glebe fought out the final with Dersingham winning on a golden goal. The Sharks finished a very creditable joint 7th with the Steelers in 15th.

Everyone was extremely positive and thoroughly enjoyed the day.

A fantastic day!

Great Effort;

Foster, Lenny, Dylan, George, William, Isaac R, Pip, Maisie, Elennie, Harriet, Bridget, Georgina.


Sports news latest

Posted on February 18th, 2024

TAG RUGBY @ West Norfolk Rugby Club 12/02/24

This event was run as a festival with no scores being taken officially but as we all know children keep their own scores.  Our teams, Sandringham Sharks and Harlequins were joined by 12 other teams from the West Norfolk area; there had also been an event in the morning where 15 teams took part. It is a very well supported event.  2 teams of 8 children took part playing a round robin of matches in their pool, going on to then play a new group of teams in a second round. Both teams soon adjusted to the bigger playing pitch and scored tries, gaining confidence with each match. It was lovely to see them taking it in their stride, working as a team, supporting each other and having the confidence to go for it. We were asked to pick 2 children 1 from each team as team player of the event, this was very difficult but Mrs Day and myself settled on Neve and William but actually it was all 16 of them.

I think they surprised themselves and their comments during and after the event were very positive.  It was great for parents to be able to pop over and see it.

Well done everyone!

Happy New Year!

Posted on January 3rd, 2024

We hope you have all had a festive and relaxing Christmas holiday.

Below is the Spring term newsletter along-with our class overview.

Mrs Reddey



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.


Contact Details

Headteacher: Jane Gardener

Secretary: Trish Birrell

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