Hethersett Old Hall School (HOHS) blog – an independent day school near Norwich, Norfolk.

Girls 3-18 and boys 3-11, boarding for girls from 9

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Our ‘stars’ of the week

Our ‘Stars’ of the week, receiving special mention from Mr Peace and their teachers in our Prep Department Praise Assembly this morning, are:

Chloe (Year 3) for an excellent piece of work on mountains – her mountain model was very good and included very imaginatively-presented facts. Chloe has also been a good friend to a visiting boarder.

Caitlin (Year 4) for prompt completion of extra work including extension homework, making two mini dictionaries, on the Tudors and geography. She was also the first in her year group to learn all her times tables up to twelve and back.

Emma (Year 5) for writing a very good poem based on Christina Rosetti’s poem ‘Colour’, using excellent rhyming words.

Emily (Year 6)  for writing cartoons with excellent use of adjectives, good grammar and accurate writing.

Well done to all of our ‘stars’! The photo is from an earlier assembly – the children love to hear about each others’ achievements!


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Children and the news

We know that some children can get very worried about events they hear about in the news, and this week many have felt upset and anxious about what’s happened in Manchester.   Mr Peace led a very appropriate assembly this morning reassuring children that adults are here to listen to them if they ever have any worries about anything, not just the news. If you find your children are still anxious, there is a useful feature on the BBC newsround site. This is the link:


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Nursery Pirates Assembly – the gallery!

We promised more pictures of  this Tuesday’s assembly from our Nursery pupils…now you can view them all in a gallery here.

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Paella, por favor!

Year 6 have been studying the topic of food in their Spanish lessons this term, and looking at conversations in restaurants. Recently they made up their own role plays, ordering food and drink and asking for the bill, which they performed in front of the class. Some of the dishes they ordered were paella, calamares (squid) gambas a la plancha ( grilled prawns) and ensalada mixta (mixed salad.) They are now looking forward to a Spanish food-tasting session with the real thing next half term!

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Caitlin wins times table challenge

Since September, pupils in Years 3 and 4 have been learning their times tables up to twelve and back. Every week they have a test – and if they pass on one, move up to the next.

Caitlin is the first to pass all the tests to twelve and all the tests back . There is still time for other pupils to complete the challenge by the end of the school year, but meanwhile, well done Caitlin!

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Happy Birthday to Evelyn, Year 9!

Happy 14th birthday, Evelyn – have a lovely time!


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Watch out – there are pirates about!

A big thank you to all the  parents, grandparents and friends who came to see our Nursery pupils perform their fantastic pirate-themed assembly this morning and share some proud moments with them afterwards. The children presented some of their recent project work, including some beautiful artwork and a very catchy counting song featuring the captain of a pirate ship! They all looked amazing in their pirate outfits. There are more photos to come over the next day or so. Watch this space!