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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A smack of Jellyfish by Year 5

 

Year 5 pupils created this colourful ‘smack’ of jellyfish in art last term.

  • Did you know that jellyfish…

… can be bigger than a human, while others are as small as a pinhead?
… are eaten by people in some countries?
… have been on Earth for millions of years, even before dinosaurs?
… have no brain but some kinds have eyes?
… are mainly made up of water and protein?
… and that a group of jellyfish is called a ‘smack’?

 


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Botanical Art in Phase 3

The standard of artwork from all ages at HOHS is always noteworthy, and this delightful series of botanical paintings from our Phase 3 children is no exception, we are sure you will agree.


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Clara and Ruby’s Hearts for Manchester

Over half term, Clara (Year 9), together with Mum  Mary and sister  Ruby , who is joining us this September in Year 7,  got involved in the campaign to fill Manchester with handmade hearts  as a symbol against terrorism after the attack. Thousands of hearts were sent from all over the world and were distributed in the city on Monday of this week.  Clara made hearts from felt and designed wooden hearts, while  Ruby knitted hers.  The response was incredible as you can see from the campaign’s  Facebook page  #AHEART4MCR


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These Boots are Made for Drawing…

Internationally-renowned illustrator Sarah Beetson has provided the inspiration for an exciting art project our Year 9 girls have just started with Miss Coughlan. This week they chose leg and footwear to use as the basis for a colourful piece of work they will develop over the coming half term.  The first stage was to wear and photograph the footwear –  watch this space for how they turn out!


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GCSE art

Miss Coughlan took these pictures while our Year 11 GCSE art pupils were absorbed in their work recently. The standard of art at HOHS is always high and we wish the girls every success in the practical art exams they have just completed.


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Reception show us how beans grow!

What makes a little bean grow into a big, healthy plant? Our Reception pupils know – they have been experimenting and discovering that the magic ingredients are light and water. The children told us all about it in a wonderful assembly this morning, with Jasper the cat’s story helping to get the message across!  As always,  the class assembly is also a lovely, family occasion, as these pictures show.

Thank you to all the parents who came – we hope you enjoyed the opportunity to see the children working together and showcasing some of their achievements. Well done everyone!

 

 

 

 


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Giving Monet a run for his money

Year 1 pupils are studying the life and work of French impressionist Claude Monet.  Inspired by Nymphéas, the famous waterlilies picture painted in the artist’s stunning water garden in Giverny, the children are painting their own impressionistic pictures.  These are works in progress but we think they are already looking like masterpieces!