St Francis of Assisi Catholic Primary School

Spirituality, Aspiration, Innovation, Diversity

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 –

Netball Tournament

On Tuesday 10th March, the school netball club attended the Norwich School Sport Partnership High 5 netball tournament at the UEA, where over 100 pupils participated in 16 different teams. The club was spilt into two different teams to compete in the tournament. All children worked tirelessly for their team and showed excellent sportsmanship throughout the whole competition. Team B came 8th and Team A came 1st, which was an excellent achievement. In coming first, we have now been now invited to represent the SSP at the Norfolk School Games Finals which will take place on Thursday 18th June at UEA Sportspark. We will also be taking part in the Summer League so they must keep training hard! Check out this link on NSSP website for more information and photos of the event –

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.

Norfolk County Music Festival

On Monday 9th March the School Choir performed at the Norfolk County Music Festival at St Andrew’s Hall.  They sang Naughty by Tim Minchin and Wayfaring Stranger (an American folk song) arranged by Judy Ball.    The Choir received very high praise indeed and were awarded Highly Commended Plus.  The school are so very proud of them.

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 -Mixed -Girls