Sports at St Francis

Swimming Gala

On Friday 6th March, the School Games Yr4-6 Swimming Gala was held at the UEA Sportspark. The event forms part of the School Games, which provides pupils the opportunity to represent their school in competitive sport. Pupils could compete in a maximum of two individual events and a relay each. For each year group, there were boys and girls races split across two heats. The gala consisted of the following events;

  • 25m Front Crawl
  • 25m Backstroke
  • 25m Breaststroke
  • 25m Butterfly (Year 5&6 Only)
  • 4x25m Mixed Freestyle Relay (2 Boys & 2 Girls)

All children achieved really well in their individual events with many children coming in the top three. All relay teams worked excellently together preform to their best. In the relay, Year 4 came second, Year 5 came first and Year 6 came third. Well done to all who took part, it was an excellent afternoon of swimming. Check out this link on NSSP website for more information and photos of the event – https://www.norwichssp.co.uk/pupils-make-a-splash-at-the-school-games-yr4-6-swimming-gala/


Basketball League

Basketball League The second match day for basketball was a very successful day for both teams. The year 6 team winning both of their games 16-2 and 14-8. The year 5 team did amazing well, winning their first game and drawing the second game. Amazing performances from both teams that showed great team work and spirit throughout the match day. Third match is Tuesday 17th March.


Premier League Primary Stars Schools Cup Mixed/Girls

The boys had a slow start to the tournament losing their first game after conceding some early goals in the game. The second game was a similar start in which they conceded early and just couldn’t find the goal to come back into the game. The third and fourth games were better performances and they were more dominant in these games but couldn’t find to the goals to win the games. They ended by drawing both of these games. Great performances from all of the boys who attended the tournament and a massive well done. 

The girls’ performances that they put in did not show through on the score line, falling narrowly in the first two games losing by 1 goal. The third game did not go their way, ending in a draw and the final game they lost. However all the girls involved showed really determination and team spirit even when things were not going their way. A massive well done to all the girls that took part.

Picture for both Mixed and Girls tournaments can be seen in the link below

https://www.communitysportsfoundation.org.uk/news/schools-cup-gallery/ -Mixed

https://www.communitysportsfoundation.org.uk/news/gallery-schools-cup-u11-girls/ -Girls


Basketball League

The second match day for basketball was a very successful day for both teams.  The year 6 team winning both of their games 16-2 and 14-8. The year 5 team did amazing well, winning their first game and drawing the second game. Amazing performances from both teams  that showed great team work and spirit throughout the match day.

Pictures and the standing for both teams can be seen in the links below.


Year 5 – Sports

On Friday 7th February, Year 5 participated in an intra house football and cross country sporting event. All teams demonstrated good teamwork, communication and sportsmanship. This event would not have been possible without Jane Austen College, who organised, refereed and set up the morning for us. Everyone, including the teachers, really enjoyed the event. Well done to all of Year 5, and especially to Yellow House for being the overall winners!


Football Success For Year 4s – Winners Of The Norwich Schools Sports Partnership Development League

The Year 4 have played in three tournaments after school at the UEA.   Leading into the final match day, the year 4’s were top of the group by two points. The first of the matches was against West Earlham Primary which was a close game between the two sides. It took till the second half for the break through, which came from an amazing over-the-top ball which was played to Rylan who calmly finished.  However we were unable to hold on to the lead and conceded late on.   The final score 1-1. The second match was against Notre Dame Prep. This game was a good demonstration of great teamwork and footballing ability. The final score was 3-0  with goals coming from Rylan, Georgina and Blake. The final game was against Mulbarton Primary which was another close game.  Everyone worked hard for each other and got rewarded with a superb solo goal from Rylan to clinch the victory and the title.

Amazing performances from Mateo, Oscar, Blake, Tiago, Georgina, Leo, Jude, Joseph, Billy and Rylan for their participation in all three match days, and an incredible achievement to go undefeated throughout the whole process. I would like to also massive thank you to all parents for their help and support throughout the match days. 

Mr Palmer

More pictures can be seen using the link below. 


Cross Country and Tag Rugby Competitions – October 2019

Just before half term, 18 pupils from Year 2 upwards when to Earlham Park to participate in the Norfolk Schools Partnership Cross Country event.   They all had a great day and enjoyed considerable success.  In year 2,  Igor came 1st  and Isaac finished 2nd which is amazing.  Matilda, also in Year 2 came 1st in the girls competition and Primrose finished in the top 10.  Fabulous.  Florence in Year 3 came 1st and the other Year 3s, Ingrid, George and Hugo respectfully came in the top 20.  In Year 4 Leo came 2nd and Georgie and Killian finished in the top 10 and 20 respectively. In Year 5 Risard came 5th, Olivia 12thand Sophia and Tymoteusz both finished in the top 40.  In year 6 Kaiser, Adas and Isabella all came in the top 25.   A fabulous result by all.

In late October, 18 pupils went to the Schools Partnership Tag Rugby tournament at the Crusaders Club in Little Melton.   One team came second in the group which put them in the Cup tournament and finished 3rd in their group.  We await confirmation of their final place.  The other team finished 3rd in their group by try difference and finished top of their group in the Plate.  Again we await confirmation of their final place.    Incredibly well done all.   Mr Palmer was so pleased with the sportsmanship of all competitors in both tournaments.  


Year 5/6 Football Tournament Final (UEA)

On Tuesday 5th March, in the afternoon, our valiant footballers went to the UEA and competed against schools from Norwich.  They went all the way to the semi-finals with some tremendous playing.  Very well done Team St Francis.


County Cross Country Final at Holkham Hall

Well done to all for representing the School so well on a rather rainy Wednesday 6th March at Holkham Hall.  Particular congratulations to Sam in 6HW who finished in second position.