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The Early Years visit Wroxham Barns

Last Thursday the Nursery and Reception children had a fantastic day out at Wroxham Barns.

We all had a wonderful day even though the day was quite chilly! The children learnt all about  the different animals on the farm and the different types of food they eat. They all enjoyed bottle feeding the spring lambs in the barn and seeing the hens, pigs, cows, donkeys, sheep, goats and chickens around the farm.  We also got to  sit on bales of straw in the barn and cuddle the chicks and guinea pigs.

Well done, everyone, for being so well behaved. Happy Easter from us all!

Mrs Jones

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‘Eggsellent’ egg rolling and hunting!

On the last day of term, as you might expect, there was plenty of egg-citing activity. After the Prep’s Year group egg-rolling heats in the morning, the final took place in The Barn in the afternoon. Meanwhile, there were plenty of little chocolate eggs hidden in the grounds…who got one?

We have an egg-rolling champ!

Easter egg hunt in the gardens

There was one for everyone!


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Practise for The Big Sing!

We hope everyone’s Easter holiday has started well, even though the weather today has not been as lovely as we might have hoped! But for pupils in Years 1-6, perhaps a rainy day could be a good time to practise the ten songs we are learning for  The Big Sing at Carrow Road on 3rd May?  You can access the backing tracks, lyrics and videos here – scroll down to resources and login with the password ‘singup’.

There is information about how you can get tickets for the event on the website, too.

Have fun!

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Happy Birthday to Chloe, Reception!

Now you are five! Have a lovely time on your special day, Chloe!


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Help needed for the summer fete!

We have another fun-packed fete planned for next term (Saturday 12th May, 11 am-3.00pm). This year we have a traditional seaside theme – expect Punch & Judy, pony rides, fairground rides and candy floss as well as our usual amazing collection of stalls and attractions including BBQ, plants and produce, tombola, crafts, tea and cake tent and more. 

We need your help, please, to make this another very successful event and raise lots of money for the extra items in school that your sons and daughters will benefit from. Please look out for a letter at the beginning of term.

If you are able to donate any of the following we would be extremely grateful. They can be brought into school and left in the office as soon as possible.

* Good condition books
* Tombola prizes
* Raffle prizes
* Cakes (please bring in on the day)
* Plants
* Filled jam jars for the hugely popular Children’s Jam Jar Tombola – please fill one or two with penny sweets and small toys

Finally, we are looking for offers of help on the day. ‘Many hands make light work!’ So if you are able to spare an hour or two please contact Joy  via the School reception desk or email PA@hohs.co.ukHOHS-FETE-drawings

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Anyone gardening?


There are definite signs of spring in our gardens now…here are just some of the flowers I spotted this morning in the lovely HOHS grounds. Are you planning to get out into your gardens over the Easter holidays? If you have surplus plants after doing any thinning and separating – or spare seedlings – we will be hugely grateful to have them to sell on the plant stall at our Parents Association summer fete in May!  You can bring them into school anytime over the holidays or during the early weeks of Summer term (the fete is on May 12th) and our gardener Mr Young and green-fingered Mrs Potts will take good care of them!




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Mrs Woods’ end of term Sports Report and gallery

This term saw our pupils play netball, badminton and football, swim in galas, hone our dancing and gymnastics skills and develop our fitness. Rugby tots continues to be a real hit for our youngest pupils. So much fun and enjoyment had by all!

We played 26 fixtures over the term and my personal highlight was our U16 netball match against Thorpe St Andrew School, where after being 8-1 down at half time the girls came back to win 14-13 – incredible!

Inter-house netball saw Ryder win both the Year 7-9 and Years 10-11 competitions, with some great skill on show.  Have a look at the short video clip from the Years 10-11 matches:
Our balcony area has been transformed into a fitness suite housing two treadmills, two bikes and a rowing machine. The suite is just awaiting the fixing of mirrors next week and will be open to pupils after the Easter break, so watch this space for some pictures!

As a busy term has passed, another one is forthcoming and there will be lots of rounders fixtures to announce soon!

Many thanks to Miss Wright, Mrs McEvoy and Katie Brooks for their continued hard work and dedication to the sport at Hethersett Old Hall School. An extra mention must go out to Mrs Maher who has been escorting us on all of our away fixtures. Without fail, she is there cheering our girls on through the wind, rain and the odd sunny day – thank you!

We hope you enjoy the gallery of pictures. Have a great Easter break, everyone!

Mrs Woods, Head of PE