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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Pupils at the Palace!

Charlie and Izzy went to St. James’s Palace last week to collect their Gold Duke of Edinburgh awards. After volunteering, learning a new skill and taking part in a physical activity for a year as well as completing the five day expedition and a residential, the award was fully deserved! We would like to thank them for sending us these pictures to share with you. To keep up to date with all our news, please click on the following links to see our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/HethersettOldHallSchool/or our new blog https://www.hohs.co.uk/news/


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IELTS Success

Last week Kelly in Year 13 received her IELTS result (the International English Language Testing System). This qualification is a university entrance requirement for students with English as an additional language. Kelly achieved a grade of 6.5 which is higher than the 6.0 required by most universities. Kelly aims to study business and marketing at either the University of Leeds or the University of Surrey. We would like to congratulate Kelly on her excellent IELTS result.


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The Dinosaur Hunt!

It has been an exciting half term for our Nursery pupils. They have learned lots of facts about dinosaurs, painted dinosaur pictures and presented an assembly. Best of all, they went on a dinosaur hunt, following a trail of dinosaur footprints which led them to a dinosaur egg! To see the video of their egg-hunting adventures, please visit our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/HethersettOldHallSchool/ (which is available to everyone even if you haven’t got your own Facebook account).


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More Netball News!

On Friday 8th February, our U11 netball team played their second match of the season versus Norwich High School for Girls. Sadly the girls did not win, however they clearly improved upon their defensive skills as the game progressed with lots of dodging and interceptions later in the match. Great effort girls and a special well done to Cameron as it was her first ever netball match!


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The Mathematical Challenge 2019

On Thursday 7th February, some of our Year 10 and 11 pupils took part in the United Kingdom Mathematics Trust’s Mathematical Challenge. The girls were given 25 challenging problems to solve in 60 minutes. No calculators were allowed, only a pen, a pencil and some plain paper. Their papers have been sent off to Leeds University for marking and we look forward to receiving their results soon!

Here are 2 questions from the challenge for you to try.

  1. What is the value of (7 – 6 x (-5)) – 4 x (-3) ÷ (-2)?

a. -17      b. -11   c. 31    d. 37    e.  43

2. Two numbers, x and y, have a product which is equal to their sum. Express x in terms of y.

 

 

 


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U16 Netball Match Report

In a busy week of netball fixtures, the U16 netball team welcomed the U15 B team from Norwich High School for Girls.  The girls played exceptionally well together and produced some high quality netball. It was great to see strength in both attack and defence. The HOHS team was victorious with a score of 14-7. Congratulations to all who played!


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Collaboration and Communication

As part of the Health and Social Care course, Year 12 have to show how they can communicate effectively with younger pupils. This week, Year 12 have worked with some of our Year 7 girls. Hannah helped the girls to understand glacial erosion by building models of landforms out of Lego with them. Amelia supported their learning by showing Year 7 how to use Google Docs and Slides so they could all collaborate on the same slide presentation about glacial depositions. It was a really valuable experience for both Years 7 and 12 and Year 12 showed that they had wonderful communication skills in both individual and group work.