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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Seaside summer fete coming soon!

Our fun-packed fete is just weeks away – on Saturday 12th May from 11am-3pm!  This year we have a traditional seaside theme – expect Punch & Judy, pony rides, fairground rides and candy floss as well as our usual amazing collection of stalls and attractions including BBQ, plants and produce, tombola, crafts, tea and cake tent and more.

Please spread the word – all welcome, no admission charge and plenty for all the family! HOHS families – please check the letter sent home on Friday for how you can help the fete to be a huge success!

For any questions or offers of help please contact Joy  via the School reception desk or email PA@hohs.co.uk

 


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Year 1’s special visitor

This week in Year 1, Mrs Bird is joined by Laura Watkinson, who is currently studying for a Postgraduate Certificate in Education at UEA in preparation for a teaching career. Miss Watkinson has undertaken longer placements in different kinds of schools during her year at UEA and told us she is very happy to be spending her final classroom-based week with our lovely Year 1 group, observing and helping Mrs Bird in a variety of lessons and activities. She will have plenty of adventures to share with the children, having spent some years travelling the world as a cabin crew member for Virgin Atlantic since graduating with a humanities degree from the University of Kent seven years ago.


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Welcome Back

A very warm welcome back to school to all our day pupils, boarders, parents and staff! Mr Crump led the seniors in an assembly this morning before the girls started lessons in what will be an important exam term for many. The younger pupils, meanwhile,  have had an exciting morning learning and catching up with their friends and have just enjoyed their tasty lunch before going off to play outside. There are spring flowers around the grounds and the sun seems to be trying to shine to prove the point that this is, after all, the summer term!








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Mrs Bird’s seaside mini-garden competition

Over the last few days of the Easter holidays, why not start planning and building your entry for Mrs Bird’s fabulous miniature garden competition?  It’s a great way to exercise your imagination and creative flair! Your garden can be any shape as long as its overall size is no larger than 30 x 30cm and judging will take place at our seaside-themed Summer Fete on Saturday 12th May. All the entries will be displayed there and prizes will be awarded.  Go on, you know you want to!



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‘Eggsellent’ egg rolling and hunting!

On the last day of term, as you might expect, there was plenty of egg-citing activity. After the Prep’s Year group egg-rolling heats in the morning, the final took place in The Barn in the afternoon. Meanwhile, there were plenty of little chocolate eggs hidden in the grounds…who got one?

We have an egg-rolling champ!

Easter egg hunt in the gardens

There was one for everyone!

 


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Practise for The Big Sing!


We hope everyone’s Easter holiday has started well, even though the weather today has not been as lovely as we might have hoped! But for pupils in Years 1-6, perhaps a rainy day could be a good time to practise the ten songs we are learning for  The Big Sing at Carrow Road on 3rd May?  You can access the backing tracks, lyrics and videos here – scroll down to resources and login with the password ‘singup’.

There is information about how you can get tickets for the event on the website, too.

Have fun!


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Help needed for the summer fete!

We have another fun-packed fete planned for next term (Saturday 12th May, 11 am-3.00pm). This year we have a traditional seaside theme – expect Punch & Judy, pony rides, fairground rides and candy floss as well as our usual amazing collection of stalls and attractions including BBQ, plants and produce, tombola, crafts, tea and cake tent and more. 

We need your help, please, to make this another very successful event and raise lots of money for the extra items in school that your sons and daughters will benefit from. Please look out for a letter at the beginning of term.

If you are able to donate any of the following we would be extremely grateful. They can be brought into school and left in the office as soon as possible.

* Good condition books
* Tombola prizes
* Raffle prizes
* Cakes (please bring in on the day)
* Plants
* Filled jam jars for the hugely popular Children’s Jam Jar Tombola – please fill one or two with penny sweets and small toys

Finally, we are looking for offers of help on the day. ‘Many hands make light work!’ So if you are able to spare an hour or two please contact Joy  via the School reception desk or email PA@hohs.co.ukHOHS-FETE-drawings