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Sailing adventures year 6

Posted on June 10th, 2024

Sailing at Snettisham

Monday was year 6’s first sailing session. There was very little wind, just enough for a first lesson on the water to gain confidence for the coming weeks. However a few children still found themselves in the water!

Despite being a little apprehensive they all managed to get the Toppers moving, sailing up and down and around the buoys.

They all had a great time and are really looking forward to the next session.


Tennis report

Posted on June 10th, 2024

Yr 3/4 Tennis Festival @ Lynnsport

Thursday June 6th

It was a pleasant Thursday morning and our team of 2 girls and 2 boys took part in this festival against Terrington Storm and Blaze, North Wootton Aces and Spins, Anthony Curton, Ashwicken and ourselves. The short games, up to 7 points but not recorded, on mini courts and followed by a couple of relay races.

The children were ranked 1-4 and played the corresponding player of the opposing team. It was strange having a net and court lines to negotiate but they soon got into a routine and enjoyed themselves, improving with each game. They were pleased with their performances and their points gained and all of them won some of their games. All of them deserved a medal for listening, applying what they had learnt, along with a good attitude but Arlo was chosen. Well done Arlo, Ellenie, Harrison and Florence.

There were some lovely comments.

“I really had fun.”

“I was nervous at the start but I enjoyed myself.”

“I got better each game.”

“I would like to do more tennis.”



Omnes Games Handball @ Lynnsport

Posted on May 31st, 2024

Omnes Games Handball @ Lynnsport Friday 24th May

This was the first time I had seen Handball in action and thoroughly enjoyed it as did the children. The event was aimed at the older children and uses several netball skills although there is no time limit when you have possession. There are the usual techniques for any invasion game, attack and defend however it is a non-contact sport.

It was a festival designed for fun and no scores were taken but that doesn’t stop the children keeping track of them. There were 6 schools taking part in all, South Wootton, Flitcham West Lynn, Greenpark, Nelson Academy and Sandringham, we played them in that order. Each game was centrally timed and you could substitute at any convenient time during the game. The games were quite full on and it was end to end movement so with 3 subs and 5 on the pitch at once, we changed regularly. Our team certainly got involved and embraced the event. Playing confidently and supportively which was great to see. Even though it was just a festival their competitive nature came through and they won all their games.

A comment after was I really enjoyed that, maybe there could be a Handball League.”

Another said “Can we play it at school? It was so much fun.”

It was an enjoyable afternoon and as always they are so appreciative of these opportunities.











Town Cluster Dynamos Cricket Competition

Posted on May 31st, 2024

Town Cluster Dynamos Cricket Competition

@ North Runcton Cricket Club Monday 20th May

Nine children from Years 5 and 6 took part in this annual event which always proves enjoyable, the setting is lovely. It began as a dull but dry day and ended up sunny and warm which caught the children out a little as there is no shade.  The children were as enthusiastic as ever to be playing against other schools but nervous as we had not played a full game before the event.

Our pool comprised of St Martha’s, the eventual winners who scored over a 100 in all their matches, Holly Meadows and Howard Junior.  The other pool had Gayton, Fairstead who finished 2nd, Ashwicken who were 3rd   and North Wootton in it.

Our first match was against Howard Junior, it was very close and with some tentative but steady bowling we won, second up was Holly Meadows, our confidence was growing and once again we won. Everyone was feeling happy, supporting each other and enjoying the matches but we knew St Martha’s were here to win. Unfortunately we could not match them in anyway; we gave it our all and never gave up and were sporting to the end.

However we finished 2nd in our pool and went on to play Fairstead who were the pool 1 winners, St Martha’s played Ashwicken.  To their credit our children never gave up but the bigger schools were better than us and we went on to lose against Fairstead and then in the 3rd/4th playoff to Ashwicken therefore finishing 4th overall which was a great result given the size of our year groups.

Thank you to the family members who popped over to support and for their lovely comments, it was very much appreciated.

Over the whole day our confidence grew and with that so did our skills, there were some super catches, consistent bowling and batting but importantly they worked as a team, encouraging and supporting each other, that really is what we do best!

Tri golf festival

Posted on May 16th, 2024

Trigolf Festival @ Lynnsport

Thursday 25th April

Twenty children, 10 boys and 10 girls from years, 1/2 and 3/4 attended this event. It was a morning of mixed, rotating activities learning and improving our golfing skills.

It proved to be a lot of fun with our children enjoying the various activities as these comments prove:

“ I didn’t think I could do it, so I was worried but it was lots of fun!”

“ I really liked all the different activities.”

“ It was good.”

“ I think it was really fun as we got to try lots of different things like trying to get the ball in the paddling pool.”

“ I scored lots of points.”

“ I enjoyed playing the one where you had to hit different cones to score points. I really liked it.”

A great festival giving young people a taste of something different.


Girls’Tag Rugby

Posted on May 16th, 2024

Girl’s Tag Rugby Festival @ West Norfolk Rugby Club


It was the first time we had entered this festival and all the girls in 5/6 along with a couple of year 4s took part and embraced the game. They were divided into 2 teams, Sandringham Saints and Storm and they played every team that had attended. It was a tentative start, getting used to a much bigger pitch and the speed at which it is played, the games were back to back. However, they soon adjusted and with every game their skills improved. Although no scores were taken both teams won some of their games with tries being scored by many of them. They all said they had enjoyed the event and the opportunity to play other girl’s teams. The coaches picked out 2 girls from each team who they felt had improved, shown respect, were a good team player and never gave up, they received medals. As always, all our girls deserved those, they just listened and gave it their best shot.

They also had the opportunity to meet, chat to and have their photo taken with Georgie Lingham who is a member of the GB Rugby 7s teams heading to Paris for the Olympics.

Well done everyone!

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!

Omnes curling

Posted on March 24th, 2024

Omnes Kurling @ Lynnsport


The Omnes events give children a taste of something different. The stones are little platforms on wheels, very similar to the stones in how they are pushed along and let go.  It is hoped they will go far enough to reach a target and score points, like the actual game you can try and knock your opponent’s stone out of the way. However no brushing is necessary! Both groups of children soon got used to it and had great fun getting them to the target. There were several schools from the western area so the children had the chance to rotate and play different people.

An enjoyable afternoon with some very positive thoughts on it.


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!!!!

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