Djembe Drumming
in Owl Class




As part of the Norwich Science festival 2024, Saxlingham welcomed Ben Langley, who performed the play ‘To the Moon and Back.’  An awful lot of space-related learning took place through the play and workshops that followed.  It was great to share this learning with Grasshopper Class from Preston Primary School.

Fantastic Fossils

Owls Class were visited by local geologist, Bryn Austin, who brought in his extensive collection of fossils.  The children were amazed by the variety of life captured in rock and were particularly fascinated to see a real dinosaur’s footprint.

Thank you also to Mrs Church who brought in a huge fossilised mammoth’s tooth for the children to see.

What a fantastic learning experience this was!

Key Stage Two trip to West Stow

Year 6 visit to Crucial Crew

Federation visit to Dinosaur Park (Reception and Key Stage 1)

Matron Edith Cavell visits Squirrels

Year 5/6 Residential Trip to Hilltop, March 2023

In March, Year 5 and Year 6 children from Saxlingham and Preston visited Hilltop for an action-packed residential.  We tested ourselves to the limit, developing lots of new skills and overcoming our fears to conquer a wide range of activities, working individually and within a team.  Activities included archery, caving, high ropes, assault course and the big zipper.  We also enjoyed spending time together and making new friends.  Many thanks to all the staff who stayed overnight with the children: Mr Walker, Mrs Firman, Mrs Allgood, Miss Walker, Mrs Edwards, Mrs Newson and Mrs Knight who attended during the day.

Year 3/4 Residential Trip to How Hill, May 2023

The Year 3 and Year 4 children from Preston and Saxlingham have had a wonderful week at How Hill on residential.  They have enjoyed so many exciting activities: nature trail; thatching; owl pellet dissection; boat trip on the River Ant and Barton Broad; orienteering; environmental art, dyke dipping; Toad Hole Cottage; and weaving.  It has been lovely to share in this special experience and I am extremely grateful to all the staff who stayed overnight with the children: Mrs Allgood, Miss Dignum, Miss Hughes, Ms McLaughlin, Mrs Newson, Miss Walker and Mrs Winter.  Thank you to Mrs Elliot and Ms Ladbrooke who also joined the children for the day.

Connecting Cultures: World Choir Project

Hinduism Day: Owl Class

British Science Week

World Book Day 2023

Year 3/4 Visit to Pizza Express

Thank you Pizza Express for hosting Hedgehog Class. We had a great  morning learning about preparing dough balls and pizza and tasting new ingredients – including the chilli challenge. We separated dough into half, quarters, eighths and sixteenths ready for Fractions learning next week and found out about how much a dough ball costs to make and where the ingredients come from.

Year 5/6 Bikeability


This was a great opportunity to meet and make links with the Year 3 children from Preston Primary.

The Pensthorpe staff were excellent and taught the children how to dissect owl pellets and how to identify the different skulls and bones they found.

There was a Tracks and Signs trail to complete, spotting and naming footprints, and even time in Hoots House, using the climbing frames and slides.

Year 3 represented the school brilliantly.

Ancient Greek Day: Owl Class

Road Safety

Our Reception children have been learning about Road Safety with a visit from Bethany and Benjamin Bear.  Our Year 2 have been learning about Road Safety through Pedestrian Training.

Roman Day for Year 3/4, October 2022

In October 2022, Hedgehog Class had a fasntastic day when a Centurion visited Saxlingham.  The children enjoyed dressing up, learning Roman crafts, drilling as Roman soldiers, experimenting with formations and following Latin commands.  What a fantastic day it was!

What is Opera? October 2022

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Ut elit tellus, luctus nec ullamcorper mattis, pulvinar dapibus leo.