Posted on April 3rd, 2019


On Tuesday 2nd April, 10 Year 1 & 2 pupils attended a Tri-Golf tournament of cluster schools at Lynnsport.

At the event, pupils from 10 different schools had to complete eight different tri-golf activities. They had a five minute time for each activity and scores were awarded for different targets.

Scores were totaled up for all of the activities and the team with the highest score went through to the next round.

The talented Sandringham & West Newton drew second place in the Year 1 & 2 category, which was a fabulous achievement!

Well done to all involved.

Also, a special thank-you to Mrs Marson and Mrs Collison for taking the children and supporting them throughout the morning.



Posted on April 2nd, 2019

Dear Parents , the children have had an amazing day, even the weather held off till about 2pm. This morning was climbing and obstacle courses and then pasta lunch, followed by camp building, Lazer tag and Nightline. Tea tonight was popular, burgers and hotdogs, followed by a trip to the shop. Everyone is now at the disco. Tomorrow they have zip wire and packed lunch, we aim to be leaving about 1pm and will confirm. We should be back in school around 2.15pm, you can pick up early and take siblings if you would like to.

Mrs Gardener

Kingswood update

Netball team visit Little Snoring

Posted on April 1st, 2019

Our year 5 and 6 netballers visited Little Snoring School today for an after school friendly game. We played a whole hour’s match and the children did amazingly well, in a very hard fought game. Our thanks to Miss Leftley for coaching and accompanying. Well done everyone for playing hard to the very last minute.

Mrs Gardener

Clypping in the sunshine

Posted on March 29th, 2019

The children and the parents throughly enjoyed our celebration for Mothering Sunday, by surrounding the church with a big hug, in the traditional service of Clypping. The sun shone and the children sang ‘We shall go out with joy’, what a wonderful way to start the day!


Fabulous Performance at the Debating Final at Norwich School

Posted on March 24th, 2019

We were so proud to see Poppy Patnell and Tyler Kerry debating in the final at the Norwich School debate, last Thursday.  The pair had been working in conjunction with the DNEAT family of schools in West Norfolk and had enjoyed 3 coaching sessions with staff and pupils form the Norwich School, The final debate was held in the Blakes Studio, in the grounds of Norwich Cathedral. Both pupils performed excellently in this prestigious environment, speaking clearly and giving sound points in their argument, proposing the motion that : Video Games Should Be Banned For Children. Parents and teachers attended and everyone was very impressed at how Poppy and Tyler overcame any nerves and spoke so passionately for their cause.

Mrs Gardener March 2019

Another trip to the finals !

Posted on February 24th, 2019

We are delighted that our girls team fought hard to get through to the finals of the school games at Norwich UEA. Well done everyone! Read the full report from our talented coach Miss Leftley, or as she is affectionately known Miss Lovely, below :-


Winter Games Finals 2019 @ Norwich Sportspark


It was a chilly Tuesday morning, 7am to be exact, when we all, well 10 yr5/6 girls arrived at school to travel to Norwich as West Norfolk Champions at Sportshall Athletics. It was a quiet journey with no snow, unlike last year.

There were 7 other partnership winners from around Norfolk: Sheringham, Wreningham, Firside, Blofield, Cringleford, Attleborough and Woodlands. Many of which are classed as large schools therefore considerably bigger with vastly different facilities to us.

However, the girls once again rose to the occasion and produced some brilliant performances, never giving up or in. It was all quite hectic as at times there were track and field events happening at the same time which meant they were often rolling from one event to another. Their attitude was exemplary and they took everything in their stride. A new event to us was the Over and Under race which proved to be a lot of fun. There were also a few bonus races, included just for fun culminating in a coach’s Javelin throw needless to say I hadn’t a hope against some very competitive men but the girls thought it was fun.

The eventual winners were Blofield, 2nd Firside, 3rd Woodlands, we finished a creditable 7th which made the girls happy, as they said they weren’t last and they were winners anyway. Mr Dixon made comment saying, how well they had done and that they punch above their weight! We really do.

Thank you to all the parents for getting them to school early and your support. It was a great day out and they all supported and encouraged each other throughout.

 Well Done!

Nina, Gracie, Taylor, Maddy, Keira, Clara, Ella, Chloe, Sienna and Lilly.

Ball sports at Lynnsport

Posted on February 11th, 2019

On Friday, the whole school had the pleasure of having a whole day dedicated to sports, held by the students at Lynnsport.

We tried out:




-Tennis; and


It was a very energetic day and the children thoroughly enjoyed  it.

Cross country success for our great runners

Posted on February 10th, 2019

A huge well done to our keen cross country runners, who made it through to the final at Lynnsport. It was a really cold, windy day, but they ran really well. We would like to thank Mrs Wright for acting as driver and coach, what a fabulous experience, well done everyone. Pictures below:-

Year 5 and 6 Writing Workshop with amazing author Lisa Thompson

Posted on February 5th, 2019

This afternoon Year 5 and 6 welcomed professional author Lisa Thompson into class, to be inspired and enthralled in equal measure. Here is their report :-

Lisa Thompson is the author of three books :- The Goldfish Boy, The Lightjar and The Day I was erased. She got her initial ideas by playing games as a child, but it took her three years to write her first book.  Her first job was for BBC4 and BBC2. Her first book The Goldfish Boy was inspired by her sister.

Lisa asked us what we wanted to be when we grow up, answers ranged from a police woman to an artist, an architect to a ballet dancer. Next we listened to sound effects and we had to think about how to turn it into a story. Ella said ” The workshop has really helped me think about what I might write for the 500 word competition.”

Maddy exclaimed ” I remember that she told us the very first line of any book is the most important.” Nina thought it would intrigue us to be prepared to edit our work and improve it.


We look forward to reading your entries for the competition year 5 and 6 ! Maybe one day you will be famous authors too.


Lisa telling us about her life.

She read a chapter of her book.




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