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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Year 5’s magic beanstalks!

Before the holidays, we reported that Year 5 had been planting broad bean seeds in the greenhouse – you can see how small they were as they started to shoot.  While they may not really be “magic beanstalks”,  the second picture shows just how much they have grown in just a few short weeks.  Today our gardener, Mr Young,  helped the children plant them out in a raised and prepared bed in our orchard. He showed them how to prepare a hole for each plant and how to remove them carefully from their pots without disturbing the roots. The children have carefully labelled their plants so that we can see whose grows the highest and produces the most beans!



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Our ‘stars’ this week were…

Star-of-week

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

Isla (Nursery), for being a kind friend. Isla is always helpful and sharing.

Reno (Reception), for hard work and listening. In particular Reno has done some fantastic writing about his holidays and excellent story-telling with expression.

Jack (Year 1), for a wonderful postcard – an excellent design and lovely handwriting.

Felicity (Year 2), for an outstanding piece of artwork for the Royal Norfolk Show competition, demonstrating an excellent use of pastels and observations.

Well done to all of these ‘stars’! The picture was taken in an earlier assembly and shows how well the children listen and like to hear about each other’s successes.

Who will it be next time?

Assembly pic



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Happy Birthday to Sophie, Year 1!

Hope you have a really super 6th birthday, Sophie!

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Keys to a magical Prep Production

This week rehearsals start in earnest for the Prep Department’s summer production – The Keymaster by Nick Perrin. The drama focuses on four children who are expecting a very boring history lesson…but instead find themselves transported back in time on a magical journey to learn about the events of 1066, Tudor times, 18th century smugglers, the Industrial Revolution, the Suffragettes and World War 2.  Then the children visit the future….

There is plenty of hard work as well as fun in store in the weeks ahead as pupils learn lines and  songs and work together in dance to bring the story to life.

The photo below shows Year 5 and 6 pupils but all the children have at  least one part to play.  There will be two performances, on  Tuesday  27th and Thursday 29th June at 7.00pm in The Barn so, parents, make a note in your diaries!

 

 

 

 

 


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Blackbirds have flown!

Before the holidays we reported that a blackbird’s nest had been found in the hedge at the back of our main lawns, with four beautiful eggs in it.  We had a little peek and then were careful to leave the nest alone. Today, some of the children in Mrs Bird’s class were excited to find that the eggs have all hatched and, as the fledglings have left, the nest is no longer needed, so they brought it over for a photograph!

 

Until the next tweet…
Mrs Bird


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Hands up who’s pleased to be back!

Yesterday the roving camera found smiling faces all over the school on the first day of term…here are a few of them from our Pre-Prep and Prep departments. Perhaps one of the biggest smiles was from birthday boy Lucas in Year 2 – there weren’t many of those delicious chocolate buns left over!



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First Ballet Club of Term…

Here are our little ballerinas this afternoon enjoying the first Ballet Club session of term!
Ballet Club is free for our Lower Prep girls and boys and runs every Monday afternoon from 3.oopm-3.45pm in the Lower Prep Hall.

Pupils learn basic steps and technique and have fun acting through dance. They also learn all about professional ballet dancers and enjoy lots of dance stories too!

Please wear clothing appropriate for dance – a leotard, tights and a cardigan or leggings/shorts and a t-shirt. Ballet shoes are recommended but not essential.

Miss Doughty