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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Celtic Winner for our GoGo Hare

A wonderful array of designs was submitted for our GoGO leveret, which has been sitting patiently in the main entrance hall waiting to be painted! Voting times were extended to take into account the snow days last week, and we can now announce that the overall winning design was submitted by Laura S in Year 11. Depicting Norse symbols, with a dramatic tree of life and sun, moon and stars, it will be both challenging and fun to paint onto the hare – and to stunning effect, we are sure! Our leveret will join many others from schools across the area in the trail around the city this summer.

Painting has started, so watch the blog for pictures of its progress.

The runners up were:
Years 10-13 Darci S-M
Years 7-9 Liberty-Moon H
Years 4-6 Eve S
Nursery-Year 3 Harry T (Reception)

Find out more about the GoGo Hares project here!

The winning design by Laura S (Year 11) which will be painted onto our leveret by pupils

Miss Coughlan
Head of Art

Liberty-Moon was runner-up for Years 7-9

Eve S was runner-up in the Years 4-6 category

Agata is pointing to Darcey S-M’s design which was the runner-up in the Years 10-13 section


We had 126 votes in total

Which was your favourite?

Harry T (Reception) designed this colourful harlequin hare, runner-up in the Nursery to Year 3 section

A closer look at Liberty-Moon’s entry

Eve’s design was so detailed and colourful!

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Year 5 Pop Art

The standard of art work at HOHS is consistently high, with exciting projects always in evidence around the school. Here Year 5 have been creating pieces inspired by famous pop art pieces – wonderfully bold and colourful!

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Chloe is Lego Master!

Last week we did Lego during ASC in the style of the LEGO MASTERS programme. After-School organiser Miss Dodd set the children a challenge to create a spaceship. Chloe and Oliver got involved (and were helped out by Lucia, Felicity and Adam) and at the end of the session we had a vote in which everyone got to vote which spaceship they liked the best. Oliver had two votes to Chloe’s 4 so Chloe was crowned the winner this week. More challenges after half term!



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Can you design the winning leaping hare?

Don’t forget to get creative over half term with your design for our leaping leveret, part of the GoGO Hares project! Miss Coughlan has distributed templates to every pupil in Nursery and Prep and Years 7-10 and we’d like as many entries as possible…be as colourful and imaginative as you like! The closing date is Monday 19th February – the day we get back after half term – and the designs will be on display in the main entrance hall for everyone to vote for their favourite!  The winning design will be painted onto our three-foot high hare (you can sign up to help!) ready to join over 100 from other schools as part of the trail around Norwich this summer. Find out more about the GoGo Hares project here!

Miss Coughlan
Head of Art

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Noah’s Ark floats off in Reception’s assembly!

Our Reception pupils have been learning all about things that float and sink, including the story of Noah’s Ark.  Jake and Chloe have even made their own boats at home  and in one of the pictures here you can see Chloe holding hers, made from drinks bottles and pipe cleaners covered in a waterproof plastic bag.

Yesterday, in an enchanting Noah’s Ark-themed assembly, the children told us all about what they had been learning and doing on this topic.  They all spoke very clearly and sang beautifully – well done, everyone!  A big thank you to all the parents and family members for coming to watch and for helping to provide some amazing animal costumes, too!

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Holiday art work

Some of our younger pupils have sent in some lovely art and craft work they created over the holidays – thank you to Daphne, Vera, Agata and Maisy! You can see more details on the pictures. 
Well done all the children; we hope you enjoyed doing these as much as we have liked seeing them!

Daphne (Nursery Yellow) enjoyed being creative every day over the holidays, making many lovely things. Inspired by Spring, she made these ‘Springtime Flower Pictures’ using pens, finger paints, paints and glitter (with a little help for the tricky bits!).

Here we have two felt rabbits made by Maisy (Year  6), who received some sewing kits for Christmas.  Check out the dog she made, too, in the next picture!

Vera (Nursery Yellow) and big sister Agata (Year 2) have some of their holiday artwork on display at home.  The first picture on the on the left is Vera’s first work produced completely on her own and includes 3D elements; the black penguin is also hers, and the other two pictures were done by Agata.

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Twelfth Night

Today is officially the last day of Christmas – the twelfth night, also known as the Epiphany. In the Christian calendar this marks a visit to the child Jesus by The Magi (the three Kings, or Wise Men). The word ‘Epiphany’ comes from Greek and means ‘manifestation’.

We thought you might like to have another look at our own little Magi, from both our 2017 and some previous nativity productions!