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GoGoHares Update

The GoGoHares exhibition is coming to an end but there is one last chance to see all 164 leverets together at the Undercroft Gallery (near the Forum, behind Norwich Market) from 5th – 23rd September.

Don’t forget, if any of you have a picture with our leveret, Odin, please send it in to marketing@hohs.co.uk. We’d love to see your photos.

Finally, the EDP is running a competition inviting the public to vote on their favourite local arts project of the year. The GoGoHares project has made it into the final as one of the top 10. If you would like to see all the finalists and cast your vote, please click here.

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Reception assembly – the pictures!

Yesterday’s class assembly by our confident little Reception pupils was a delight, as already reported. Here, now, are some more pictures from the performance. You can also see some of their colourful artwork, including brightly painted Jack and the Beanstalk-inspired giants! Thank you once again to all the parents, grandparents and family members who came – we hope you all enjoyed the opportunity to see the children working together and share in some of their achievements. It is great to see their growing confidence in performing and learning lines!

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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 – and they told us all about it in a wonderful assembly this morning. Look out for more photos and a report coming soon. Meanwhile, here is a lovely picture of the children on stage, showing how their confidence is growing, and showing off the giant paintings they had done!

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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Our busy Nursery bees

Our Nursery children have been looking at bees this week.  We have made some hand print painted bees and sung some bee songs.  We looked at the busy work bees do making honey. And we finished off the week by looking at the school bee hive and having a honey sandwich picnic!



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Congratulations to the Windsors from all at HOHS!

We would like to wish Prince Harry and Meghan Markle a wonderful wedding day today – and a very happy future together.  Our Year 1 pupils used the occasion to hone their crafting and artistic skills and create some lovely wedding invitations…did you get one?!

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Year 1 bring us to our senses!

Tuesday’s class assembly from Year 1 was a real treat – a feast of art, poetry, music and confident performance!  The audience sat in ‘moonlight’ as the performance began, with a stunning NASA moon photograph backdrop, tiny candles on the stage and ‘Clair de Lune’ (‘Light of the Moon’) by Debussy playing.  The children have been exploring their five senses, and showed us some beautiful moonlit landscapes they had been inspired to paint.  Then they took us back 130 years to a seaside town in Denmark to introduce us to  Peter Krøyer and his wife Marie,  together with Michael Ancher,  his wife Anna and their daughter Helga, a group of artists who displayed their paintings in Brøndum’s Hotel.  Helga inherited the hotel, which is still running today! The audience were invited to see the pictures and even given tickets to the exhibition. Finally, we were treated to a sweet rendition of Moon River and a poem.

Thank you to all the parents and family members who came to see the assembly and share some proud moments with the children afterwards. Enjoy the gallery!

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Year 1 preparing for class assembly

We couldn’t resist sharing this picture: a cheeky,  sneaky preview of Year 1’s class assembly next Tuesday. It shows Oliver getting into role as Peter Krøyer, a 19th Century Danish impressionist who lived in Skagen, Jutland, Denmark. All parents are welcome to join us on Tuesday morning in The Barn from 8.50am to see the children in action – and find out more about this fascinating artist!


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Fairies and Elves in Reception!

There are hundreds of opportunities for creative and imaginative play at HOHS. This week we spotted some of our Reception children enjoying a recently-acquired fairy and elf house, complete with miniature furniture and little characters. Perfect for all kinds of role-play adventures! The children were also keen to show off the beans they have started to grow. They have planted them in jam jars so that they can keep an eye on how well they grow. We will have another look, too, later in the term…

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Year 9 textiles

Last half term our Year 9 girls enjoyed a brief introduction to garment making with Mrs Ling and produced these wrap-over skirts. They have been surprised how important the key skills of accuracy and attention to detail are on even a simple shape.

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All Go for our GoGo Hare!

In the last week of term, senior girls were enthusiastically interpreting Laura S’s winning design for our GoGo Hare, painting our very own leaping leveret ready to take its place amongst the many which will be on display around the city over the summer. It’s looking good already – watch this space for the finished version at the beginning of term!

You can also 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