Poetry Recital Competition 2019

Key Stage 1

Poor Old Lady

Shampoo Sally

Five Little Monkeys


The Small Ghostie

Key Stage 2

Flanders Field

Matilda who told such dreadful lies

The Night Mail

The Gran Who Can Rap

The Dragon Who Ate Our School

The Magic Box

Chocolate Cake

The Sea is a Hungry Dog

Year 6 – Young Norfolk Writing Competition: 2019 Launch

A writing competition for you to enter!! The Young Norfolk Writing Competition is an opportunity for young people aged 11-18 across Norfolk to share their own ideas, thoughts and feelings, encouraging all, regardless of ability, to have their voices heard.

The National Centre for Writing is an organisation that works with writers at all stages of their career. They make literature accessible to all audiences and readers, establishing a community of writers all across Norfolk. Having had over 350 entries from 44 schools in 2018, the possibilities are endless. The organisation has decided to encourage a colourful range of literature such as script, lyrics, prose fiction, prose non-fiction, poetry, free writing and even graphic novels. And to top it off, audio entries are accepted as well. Individuals can enter a maximum of six pieces of writing across the categories (only 3 from a single category maximum).

But this is a competition, so what will you win?

Six young people who enter the Young Norfolk Writing Competition will have the opportunity to win professional mentoring, publication on the National Centre of Writing website and of course, lots of bookish goodies, as well as having the chance to become 2019s new Young Norfolk Laureate. The deadline for entries is 5pm on Monday 3 June 2019.

If you are interested in putting your writing abilities to the test, have your voice heard and celebrate your words; enter the competition. For more information go to

Creative Writing Competition (under 16’s)

thumbnail of Snap the Dragon notes

Spelling Bee

Do you like to spell?  Or, do you find spelling hard?  Either way, why not take up the baton and enter the St Francis Spelling Bee Competition this summer term.

Year 1, Year 2, Years 3 and 4, and Years 5 and 6 have their own spelling lists.

  • Step 1. Learn the words.
  • Step 2 Join Mrs Furness for the heat rounds in June.
  • Step 3. Winners of the heat to participate in their final in a special assembly.

Copies of the words are below or can be collected from Mrs Furness.

Year 1

Year 2

Years 3 and 4

Years 5 and 6

The winners will receive a prize and their names on the Spelling Board of Fame.

Birthday Card Competition

This week we launched a competition  to design a birthday card. The winning design will be made into birthday cards that will be sent to all children (and staff) in our school on their birthday. The  design must have the words Happy Birthday written on it. Any medium can be used: paint, felt tip, pencil, collage or ict graphics. Entries must be given to Mrs Furness or Mrs Hinings by the end of April.

Good luck.

Extreme Reading

Do you love reading? In this challenge, take a photo of yourself or your family reading in an interesting way. KS2 children were shown examples on World Book Day and younger children the following week.   Please print out the picture or email to your teacher or Mrs Furness ( by 26th March 2018.  Will you have the winning picture? Remember be extreme but safe.

Christmas Competition Winners

We had lovely entries for the Christmas competition. Poppy 1st, Maya 2nd and Beatrix 3rd.

A year 5 team won the Maths Competition at Langley Preparatory School in February