Year 3/4 Quick Sticks Hockey

In March, a group of Year 3 and Year 4 children have had a fantastic time at Harleston Magpies Hockey Club. They spent the morning developing their hockey skills, and then after lunch, they competed in some small 4-aside and 5-aside games. Lots of games were won and lots of goals were scored! Congratulations to all the children for their impressive determination and admirable team spirit.

Year 5/6 Residential Trip to Bawdsey, March 2024

In March 2024, together with our friends from Saxlingham, our Year 5 and Year 6 children took part in a fantastic 3-day residential trip to Bawdsey Manor in Suffolk.  Along with Mr Walker, Mrs Whitefoot, Miss Dignum, Mrs Winter and Mrs Newson, the children enjoyed some action-packed time away, challenging themselves to master new skills and conquer fears!  We enjoyed a range of activities including: the big swing, challenge course, problem solving, climbing, abseiling, archery and survival skills.  What a fantastic trip it was!


Cross Country at Langley School saw children from all over South Norfolk racing. Both Preston and Saxlingham children gave it their best, showing self belief and perseverance to conquer the course. We were very proud of all their outstanding achievements. Five of our pupils made it in the top ten which puts them through to the Norfolk Games Cross Country Finals on November 22nd. Thanks to Miss Dignum, Mrs Edwards, Mrs Whitefoot for their support. 


PE and School Sport

Mini Marathon

Impressed with the success of Mrs Elliot in the London Marathon, we organised a mini-marathon in school. The Saxlingham children very much enjoyed participating in the 2.6 miles run in May 2023. 

Mrs Elliot and Mrs Newson marked out the course around the field and each child completed 20 laps.  We were particularly impressed by the excellent sportsmanship and the emphasis on participation, and we were really proud of some of our older pupils who supported their younger ‘buddies’ very closely.

Tag Rugby Festival

A group of Year 5 and Year 6 children were inviteted to participate in a Tag Rugby Festival at Wymondham RFC, with children from both Saxlingham and Preston representing the Tas Valley Federation.

With an emphasis on developing new skills and good sportsmanship, we were very proud of everyone who took part.  The children were asked to nominate two children who had showed a particular effort and improvement through the day; they received a special certificate.  Well done to Henry (Saxlingham) and Kaitlyn (Preston).  Thank you to Mrs Newson and Mrs Edwards for taking the group.

South Norfolk Cross Country

In November, teams from Saxlingham and Preston both competed at the South Norfolk Schools Cross Country at Langley School. It was lovely to see so many children competing, with all competitors showing amazing commitment, resilience, and self-belief at conquering the course. It was a great team effort. Well done to everyone! A huge thank you to Mrs Newson for organising our team, and to Mrs Wood, Mrs Elliot and Mrs Grieve for supporting.