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 busy Nursery bees

Our Nursery children have been looking at bees this week.  We have made some hand print painted bees and sung some bee songs.  We looked at the busy work bees do making honey. And we finished off the week by looking at the school bee hive and having a honey sandwich picnic!



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Congratulations to the Windsors from all at HOHS!

We would like to wish Prince Harry and Meghan Markle a wonderful wedding day today – and a very happy future together.  Our Year 1 pupils used the occasion to hone their crafting and artistic skills and create some lovely wedding invitations…did you get one?!

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Brilliant Hilltop trip for Years 3-6!

Our Years 3-6 pupils returned today from their fantastic residential trip away at Hilltop Outdoor Centre near Sheringham. They took part in so many exciting and challenging activities – from the vertical challenge and climbing wall to toasting marshmallows on camp fires they had made themselves.  On their last morning – today – after a big breakfast they tackled the zip wire (look at the video clip below to see why teamwork is important!) and archery.

Of course, a huge part of the fun was sleeping away from home – for some children this was the first time they had done this. The teachers report that everyone was very good and slept well, with no talking after lights out…but we expect there will be some tired children at bedtime tonight!

Look out for a gallery with more pictures on the blog next week.

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U12 and U14 rounders v Framingham Earl High School

Framingham Earl High School travelled to HOHS on Wednesday this week to play both our U12 and U14 rounders teams. We saw some consistent hitting coming through from both of our teams but were defeated in both games this time.

Player of the Match for the U12 was Myra L, while Mia T took the honours for the U14 team.

U12: Ruby H, Ruby D, Claire A, Skyla-Grace M, Emily Gh, Laura G, Saffron T, Myra L, Grace W, Emily G.

U14: Mia D, Taonga K, Kitty C-L, Anna L, Emily D, Cristina M-M, Ashlyn G, Fleur B-G, Darcey W, Libby F.

Mrs Woods


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Our ‘stars’ this week are…

Star-of-weekOur most recent ‘Stars’, receiving special mention  in this morning’s Prep Department Praise Assembly, are:

Nua G (Nursery Green), for making huge progress in her swimming. Nua has grown in confidence and is jumping in and swimming with her face in the water!

Hattie F-B (Reception), for trying hard with her reading and using her phonic knowledge to sound out words in her writing.

Elysia A (Year 1), for excellent writing. Elysia is independently extending her sentences by using connectives such as ‘when’, ‘suddenly’, ‘because’ and ‘then’.

Beatrix G (Year 2) for her Times Table challenge success – she is on her Gold Level and can do her 6, 7, 8 and 9 tables. Beatrix also learned her tricky lines very well for our class assembly this week and wrote an excellent story:  “The Day I landed on the Moon”

Well done to all of these ‘stars’! Who will it be next week? The picture is from Year 2’s class assembly on Tuesday.



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Happy Birthday to Mani, Year 2!

Happy 7th birthday, Mani – have a super time!


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Superb first day at Hilltop for Years 3-6!

We have just heard from one of our teachers at Hilltop Outdoor Centre with Years 3-6. She says the children have had a superb first day outdoors making camp fires, playing games and toasting marshmallows, amongst other adventures. Everyone is tired and happy and looking forward to their supper!