Outdoor Learning at St Francis

Year 1 Visit to Norwich Cathedral

Year 1 had a lovely trip to Norwich Cathedral and heard the true meaning of Advent. We all went on a trip to Bethlehem and met characters from the Christmas story. We also had a craft session in the cathedral classroom and made puppet angels, shepherds and kings.


Year 2 at Hickling Broad

On Monday 29th October, Year 2 went on a trip to Hickling Broad, to investigate minibeasts and their habitats further. We had already done a lot of work about minibeasts, but the trip made us even more like experts! We had to travel a long way to get there and we were excited when we arrived. We did four different activities, a habitat trail, a minibeast hunt, pond dipping and sketching in the bird hide. We had a fabulous time and thought that Hickling Broad was fantastic!


Year 1 Trip to the Sealife Centre

Year One had a lovely time at the Sea Life Centre. Inside we saw lots of fish, some sharks and a young turtle called Noah. We watched Noah having his lunch. He ate broccoli and apples. There was also a group of penguins who were fed sand eels and fish. They swam around their tank very quickly. We learned how they swallow their food whole without even chewing. In a special classroom we were also able to touch a small crab and a starfish. The starfish had five arms and 1000 tiny legs. Thank you to all the adults for helping on our trip, you were all brilliant.


Reception at West Runton Beach – July 2018

Reception enjoyed a fabulous family day at West Runton Beach.  The weather was beautiful and the children made some amazing sandcastles. They enjoyed exploring in the rock pools where they found a variety of sea creatures.  Thank you to all the grown ups that joined us on the beach.


Year 2 went on a trip to Bewilderwood

Year 2 went on a trip to Bewilderwood! We had lots of fun whizzing down slides, climbing up nets and finding our way out of mazes! We loved riding on the boat and seeing Mildred the Crocklebog – some of us jumped when she sneezed! We had lunch and then did some den-building. What a great day we had!


Being a Monk

Year 5 spent the day in July learning and reflecting on life as a Monk before the dissolution of the monasteries by Henry VIII. Most agreed a monk’s life would not have been for them.


World War 2 at Duxford

In early June, Year 6 went back in time to WW2 and investigated how Britain defended itself from German invasion – all of this took place at Duxford Imperial War Museum. The costumes were great and helped the children to fully immerse themselves in the visit.


Garden Club – Corton House – May 2018

We thought you’d like to see this picture of our young school gardeners alongside residents of Corton House. The group, accompanied by Mrs Reynolds and Mr Burton, really enjoyed the visit, which was arranged by Henry and Dominic’s grandmother. The children were great ambassadors for the school – well done, everybody!


Year 5 How Hill Residential

In April, the year 5s spent 3 glorious days at How Hill learning about the Broads and its habitat. The children and the learning was exemplary.