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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You asked: we listened….mindfulness classes

In our recent survey, some Prep parents suggested that mindfulness sessions would be a welcome addition for pupils. We are pleased to say that as part of her PSHE lesson next week, Sister Greig will start teaching the pupils in Years 3 and 4 about mindfulness.

She plans to do a guided relaxation with them and show them some breathing techniques which will help promote happiness and reduce stress. She will be doing similar lessons with the other year groups and plans also to start a drop- in lunchtime mindfulness club.


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Year 6 step back to 1941…

On Tuesday this week, Year 6 travelled back in time to 1941 for a fantastic visit to the Time and Tide Museum.

Dressed as evacuees, we took part in four very interesting workshops at the museum in Great Yarmouth. We met an ARP warden, a housewife, a Home Guard soldier and a shopkeeper who helped us understand what life was like in the town during World War II. We learned how to make a ‘proddy rug’, shook a gas rattle, turned the handles of an air-raid siren, wore a gas mask, held an incendiary bomb, huddled under a Morrisson shelter, took part in Home Guard training exercises and even made carrot sandwiches! Well done, Year 6, for taking part with such enthusiasm!

Mr Peace and Miss Elgood

The children said:

Emma: I loved our trip and want to go there again!

Lydia: I loved every single bit of our experience!

Maxim: The best part of our trip was training with the fierce Home Guard soldier!

Sophie: The best thing was hiding under the Morrisson shelter…it was a great trip!

Izzy: The best part was seeing the different bombs that were dropped!

Maisy: The Time and Tide Museum was awesome. I loved the little street with the houses and shops…I would definitely recommend going there!


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Happy Birthday to Emily, Year 7!

Wishing you a fabulous 12th birthday, Emily – have fun!Happy-Birthday-general

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Happy Birthday to Paisley, Year 13!

Congratulations on your 18th and have a fantastic day, Paisley!


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Year 1 planting bulbs

Our Year 1 pupils have each planted an amaryllis bulb and we can’t wait for them to burst into bloom and find out what colours everyone has!  Look out for pictures later in the term when we will also hear what the children have been learning about how plants grow.


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Our ‘stars’ this week were…


Our most recent ‘Stars’, receiving special mention by Mr Peace in this morning’s Prep Department Praise Assembly, are:

Felicity (Year 3), for good work in English: Felicity produced a very creative piece of writing demonstrating correct use of pronouns. She has also been very kind to new pupils.

Imogen (Year 4), for always being very hard working and completing every task; her handwriting has also improved enormously.

Matilda (Year 5), for working very hard in all lessons and especially in art and ICT.  Matilda is also Form Captain and very helpful in class.

Sophie (Year 6), for fantastic maths work on fractions and being able to explain her working out.

Well done to all of these ‘stars’! Who will it be next week?


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Happy Birthday to Isabelle, Year 9!

Wishing you a wonderful 15th birthday, Izzy!