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Kings Camp 2019

Kings Camps are running here at Hethersett Old Hall School in 2019 and today is the final day of their early bird offer which gives you 10% off any bookings made for 2019.

If you have previously booked individual days with Kings Camps, you will be entitled to a 25% discount. This offer will end at midnight so to take advantage of this offer please phone 0114 263 2160 to book.

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Lego Tokens

The Eastern Daily Press and Eastern Evening News will be printing tokens for schools to collect to exchange for Lego Education resources. Since Lego Club is one of the clubs offered to the children in our Prep School, we would like to ask you to bring any tokens you collect to Reception. The first tokens will be printed on Saturday 9th February and the final tokens on Friday 3rd May. Lego provides hands-on experiences for children to investigate science, technology, engineering and maths in a fun and engaging way so all tokens will be much appreciated.

Thank you

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HOHS Bird Club wins National Geographic Kids Magazine competition!

Back in January and February, after the RSPB’s Big Garden Birdwatch,  our Bird Club entered a national competition that Amy T (Year 2) had found in her National Geographic Kids   magazine.  Mrs Bird was thrilled to hear last week that we have won the competition – and today our RSPB prizes have arrived!  Mrs Bird says she will save opening the parcels until the children are back in school next term….how exciting that will be!

Prizes from the RSPB have arrived in school today…but we will keep them as a surprise for the children to open next term!

Lots of our pupils participated in the Big Garden Birdwatch in January

We summarised our Birdwatch findings and sent them in to the National Geographic’s competition.

And we’re the winners!

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No after-school fun swim today

Parents, unfortunately there will be no swimming for Years 3-6 after school today as Mrs McEvoy is unwell.  Children are, of course, very welcome to stay and join in the other fun activities organised by our after-school co-ordinator, or you may collect them earlier if you prefer.

Our apologies for any inconvenience caused.




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King’s Camps first week success!

The first week of activity camps at HOHS provided by kingscamps.org is just drawing to a close in the sports hall this afternoon, and has been a great success!  Manager Ryan and his team of coaches Emily, Dom, Dan and Megan have kept nearly 40 children from HOHS and other schools locally active all week with a range of exciting games, sports and active play. Safeguarding means we couldn’t take pictures while the  sessions were in progress, but Agata, Vera, Alfie and Matthias were very happy to be pictured with their coaches. Alfie’s mum told us, “It has been absolutely amazing, Alfie has really enjoyed every minute and we will definitely be signing up for the summer sessions!” Agata said, “It is really fun, we love it!”

The next sessions will be in the summer holidays,  in the weeks beginning July 30th and August 6th.  To book, go to the Hethersett Old Hall page of the Kings Camps website here. 

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Parents – come and watch Dance Arts tomorrow!

Just a reminder that the last 15 minutes of our Dance Arts class tomorrow  (Wednesday) and ballet on Friday are open for parents to watch. Please arrive at 3.40-45 to sit and watch.

The picture is from a class last year.

Miss Turner

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Parents – come and watch Dance Arts and ballet next week!

The last 15 minutes of our Dance Arts class on Wednesday, and ballet on Friday will be open for parents to watch. If you would like to come, please arrive at 3.40-45 to sit and watch.

This lovely picture is from a class last year.

Miss Turner

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The Big Garden Birdwatch update

After the excitement of the Big Garden Bird Watch a couple of weekends ago, members of our Bird Club have been presenting their findings in a variety of different graphs, charts and other records. We have also entered a competition Amy T found in her National Geographic magazine. We had to create a one-page report summarising Bird Club’s findings and send it in. It would be lovely if we won as there are some great birdwatching goodies as prizes! Mrs Bird.

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Big Garden Birdwatch HOHS-style!

Thank you to everyone who took part in the Big Garden Birdwatch at the weekend, and for telling us about it.  Lots of the children ticked off birds they saw on the RSPB checklist and submitted their results on line and some of them told us about what they saw. Here are just a few of their reports:

Amy T (Year 2) – Submitted her results online to the RSPB, kept a record and made a bar chart to show which birds she spotted in her garden and on the family’s farmland.

Agata (Year 2) – Spotted two jays and two blue tits. Agata sat on her wendy house and watched the birds from the window.

Felicity (Year 3) – saw a sparrow, three blue tits, lots of orange-legged geese, two swans and a herd of deer in her big back garden!

Sophia (Year 2) – Her mummy spotted a woodpecker, four great tits, a blackbird and a seagull.

Adam (Year 4) – spotted wood pigeons, blue tits, blackbirds as as well as foxes and a squirrel!

Evelyn (Year 2) – Evelyn sat in her bedroom looking out of the window for an hour and saw a blue tit and seven pigeons.

Isabella (Year 3) – saw two greenfinches and two blue tits on her birdtable.

Matilda (Year 5) – spotted a sparrow, a robin, a blue tit, a pigeon and lots of blackbirds.

Elysia (Year 1) – used binoculars and spotted a blue tit, pheasant and a blackbird. Elysia submitted her results on line.

Harry in Reception made us all smile when he said,  “I saw a woodpecker and an armadillo and a dinosaur”!

A special thank you to Felicity (Year 7) for this lovely picture of one of the two shy jays who feed in her garden.



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Don’t forget it’s the Big Garden Birdwatch this weekend

Have you got an hour today if you haven’t already taken part in the Big Garden Birdwatch? The results are extremely valuable for tracking how our wonderful wild birds are doing around the country. Why not take a picture of any birds  you see? Email your photos to marketing@hohs.co.uk and I will publish the best on the blog next week.Liz French, Editor