Badminton Bonanza!

Posted on July 7th, 2019

Well Done Jasmina, Ben, Clara and Henry

Final Competition

Lynnsport was the venue; Thursday 4thJune was the date, for Sandringham’s last sports competition of the year. 


Only one team of four children could be entered so having had a little practise and lots of fun as this was something we hadn’t tried, a team was chosen, Jasmina, Henry, Ben and Clara. 

Once there, we were able to have a practice and get used to the court size and get used to having a net and its height. They were nervous but excited!

There were 8 teams in total which were divided into 2 pools, each pool playing a round robin system and everyone played in each game, they were numbered 1-4. They played first to 15 points on a half court which was a bit different; points were awarded per games you won. The first game was against West Lynn who were very strong, as were our second opponents, Runcton Holme but we watched, supported, learnt and adapted our game, our scores and confidence  improving. Holly Meadows were our final pool game and then winning 3 of our 4 matches, little smiles crept in. All the teams came back together and the top 2 in each pool went into the Cup competition, the remainder played in the Plate competition. We went into the Plate against Wormegay, Holly Meadows and South Wootton our enjoyment and confidence rising we won 9 out of the 12 games.

It was then the results; West Lynn won the Cup competition and the Plate winners were Sandringham much to their surprise! 


Jasmina,Henry, Ben andClara.

Miss Leftley

Netball Finals Triumph

Posted on June 25th, 2019



Thursday 20thJune

Everyone was up bright and breezy for our trip to Norwich to compete in the county Finals. The children were excited and really looking forward to it as were the parents who accompanied them. Unlike other years only one team from each cluster qualified therefore there were only 8 teams which meant the competition was a Round Robin of matches and the team with the most points won. Unfortunately Langham failed to arrive so there were only 7; Fairhaven, Garboldisham, Wreningham, Bawdeswell, Rollesby, Methwold and Sandringham.

The first match, against Garboldisham who have previously won the tournament 2 years running, so have a good track record, as we do too, was nerve wracking. At the end of the first half we were 4-1 down but fought back to secure a draw, 5-5. As dinnertime arrived it was obvious there were 3 teams who stood out, Garboldisham, Wreningham and us but how would it end? Unfortunately the matches became a little more physical and umpiring inconsistent which took the edge off what was a wonderful day but the team played on. Finally, the results, the top 3 teams were separated by only 2 points, we had finished a fantastic 3rdwith 15 points (Wreningham won with 17 and Garboldisham second with 16).

It was a long day and we had some very tired children on the bus, who had played some wonderful netball, scored some great goals, battled hard and thoroughly enjoyed themselves, it is such an achievement.

Thank you to all the parents for joining us on this trip, to Thomas for helping and 



Countryside Classrooms – an amazing day in Sandringham Park

Posted on June 24th, 2019

All KS 2 children from both schools, enjoyed a fabulous day learning all about life in the countryside, at a day organised by the Countryside Classrooms commission. Even though it rained literally all day, the children stayed for ther whole day, learning about gamekeeping, sheep rearing, forestry, falconry, working dogs and farm machinery, including the use of drone and astellite technology for ploughing. Ity was really fascinating.

Thank you for Lady Howard and Mr Richardson for all the organising and to the Estate for the use of their park. We hope it will be an annual event.

Mrs Gardener

Make music Day

Posted on June 24th, 2019

Make Music Day

Posted on June 22nd, 2019

Yesterday was a fabulous day, not just weather wise, but with the beautiful sounds of music that emanated from the school playground. We kicked off the afternoon with the rather marvelous King’s Lynn Ukulele Club. They played some Queen numbers and embraced summer with a bit of George Ezra and it wasn’t long before all the children were up dancing. The choir were brilliant and sang their socks off. Next, we had Springwood’s brass band. They had been to seven schools before us but, despite being worn out, they played absolutely brilliantly. The sound of a brass band being played outdoors is the epitome of a British summer. Then, all of the school musicians performed for us. We had piano players, clarinet players, recorder players and violin players. Finally, to finish off the day, the choir, along with some of our fabulous parents (Mrs Whitmore, Mrs Collison, Mrs Askew, Mrs Ward and Mrs Wright) sang ‘Let it Be.’ It was a truly lovely afternoon, and the best way to wish Mrs Reddey well as she starts her maternity leave. Thank you to all parents that came to watch the event and for donating cakes (a special thanks to Libby J, who had baked for us and even made a special cake for Mrs Reddey) and to the ‘Friends’ committee for their help organising the refreshment stall and providing the tea, coffee and many cakes.

There are lots of pictures in the gallery.

Quadkids Extravaganza

Posted on June 17th, 2019

Wednesday 5thJune at Lynnsport
Another day of sport, fantastic performances and more reasons to be proud of Sandringham’s children.
Quadkids consists of 10 children, 5 girls and 5 boys, competing in 4 events. They gain points for every second of their races and every centimetre of their throw and jump, similar to a pentathlon so it’s a slightly different concept for the children. However, they listened brilliantly and rose to the challenges of the day. In the morning it was the turn of the 3/4s, we were one of 10 schools competing for 2 qualifying places at Norwich.The event was made up of:
 A 400m run, 6om sprint, Howler javelin throw and a standing long jump. 
As all the events were made up of two heats we had no idea of how we were doing until the results were announced. The only thing I was certain of was that our boys and girls couldn’t have tried any harder even in the 400m which was quite any eye opener. They supported each other, running alongside in shifts encouraging them home even after doing it themselves. Nobody gave up, it was wonderful.
As the results were announced, the positions were getting closer to those top two and we had not been mentioned, 4thplace came and went, 2ndand 3rdwere separated by 11 points. Then our name was called, so close! Terrington and Shouldham had beaten us but it was an extraordinary achievement by 10 children who went out did their very best and most importantly enjoyed themselves.
It was the turn of the 5/6s in the afternoon, amongst the boys were 3 year 4s, 2 of which had competed in the morning. It was exactly the same format as the morning except there were only 9 schools in attendance. Several of these children had competed last year and knew the run and sprint, 600m and 75m this time, would be very difficult. Once again they rallied around each other, supporting, cheering and urging their teammates on, their commitment never in doubt. They performed brilliantly, giving it their all and finished a very creditable 5th.
We went to Lynnsport, against the large schools, had fun and competed!
I was told by the organiser. “ Your children performed out of their skins, they really couldn’t have given anymore. They are a credit to you all.”
A superb effort from and fantastic well done to:
Keira, Taylor, Ben, Nina, Gracie, Oliver, Lilly, Kaden, Elliot W, Tommy, Darcie, Daisy, George, Pleasance, Libby, Elizabeth, Henry and Elliott H.
A huge thank you as well to Miss Leftley, for all the fabulous coaching and organising, as well as taking the children to the event.

Mrs Gardener

We all went on a Summer Holiday to the magical Poplins

Posted on June 17th, 2019

Last week saw the culmination of much hard work from our KS2 pupils, with 3 performances of our summer play ” We’re going on a summer holiday”, and what a magical production it was. The children worked so hard to learn their lines, all the words to the songs and the moves, make the props and sort out costumes. It was so entertaining, many people in the audience said it was the best play ever! I thought you would like to see some of the lovely comments we have received from our equally lovely supportive parents.

Dear all,
We just wanted to say a big thank you to everyone involved in putting the play together. We were genuinelly so impressed by the quality of the production, it was the best we have ever seen. It had us laughing out loud and crying (well me anyway) at the end and I think for primary school children to be able to create such emotion was real testament to the hard work of you all. 
Thank you again
The Mays!

Good Morning,
As we didn’t have time to sign the visitor’s book in the hall on Friday evening, I wish to email you to say how fabulous the Summer school play was again this year.  If you could please pass this on to everyone involved we would appreciate it.  
I watched it twice this year and could have watched it many times more and would still have found it entertaining, funny, emotional and thought provoking.  The children are all so talented and it amazes me every time I watch the plays at this fabulous school.  The standard of singing and acting, honestly is so professional.
My mum, Keira and I were emotional after the performances and we really will miss her being at this school!
Best regards
Lisa Malyon

Thank you to everyone involved in this amazing production.

Mrs Gardener

Sports Spectacular!

Posted on June 2nd, 2019

What a fabulous way to end the first half of the Summer term. Read the full report for our amazing coach Miss Leftley below :-

Well done everyone involved and thank you to Miss Leftley for coaching the children and taking them to the events.

Mrs Gardener

Learning Together Day

Posted on May 9th, 2019

The theme of Learning Together Day was culture, so at Sandringham we decided to embrace some of the different cultures of countries around the world.

Aboriginal painting, traditional food from many parts of the world and a song from the Congo were all available on the day. We will attempt to upload the video  so you can see years 5 and 6, from Sandringham and Flitcham, singing a Congolese folk song ‘Banaha’. It is a 3 part song, and the children handled singing their different harmonies fabulously.

Summer newsletter and planning

Posted on May 6th, 2019

Dear Parents,

Please find below our planning overview, timetable and Summer newsletter for Year 1 and 2

Castles Topic Web

Summer Term Newsletter

Timetable year 1 and 2 Summer Term


Mrs Gibson

Contact Details

Headteacher: Jane Gardener

Secretary: Trish Birrell

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