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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Busy Nursery days!

Everyone has been quickly getting back into the swing of school in our Nursery classes this week, and on Thursday the roving camera spotted children doing all kinds of
interesting things…identifying animals, role-playing, sponge painting, cutting-out-and-sticking and playing imaginative games together.


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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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An afternoon of Christmas Tales

Year 9 pupils were to be found recently in the Year 1 classroom, reading the children some picture-book stories they had created especially for them.

The storytelling followed two weeks of planning, writing and drawing in the girls’ English lessons, inspired by stories Mrs Crump had read them. The girls gave careful consideration to the vocabulary to use and the number of characters as well as the actual storyline and pictures, in order to create stories that would be engaging for a younger audience. There were some very impressive illustrations and the stories were set in places as varied as New York’s Central Park and a zoo!

Year 1 listened carefully and enjoyed the stories very much. Afterwards, Mrs Bird asked the children which was their favourite – and they said they liked them all! We all had a lovely afternoon!


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Lower Prep thumbs up for The Tiger Who Came to Tea!

Our Lower Prep children have been delivering their verdict on this morning’s performance of The Tiger Who Came to Tea at the Norwich Playhouse:

“It was REALLY fun!” – Lacey (Reception).  “Brilliant!” Charlie and Reno (Year 1).  “Fantastic!” Charlotte (Year 1).   “The tiger made a funny noise when he was eating!” Chloe  (Reception) “Yes – he went nyom nyom!” Samaara (Reception) “It was funny and good!” Lottie (Reception).

“There were songs and we had to sing and do actions…the last one was about scrummy chips and sausages and ice cream. The grownups thought the tiger was real, but it wasn’t!” Jack  (Year 2).

Back in the classroom,  Year 1 set about writing and drawing pictures about their experience, as you can see!


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Lower Prep are off to see a tiger!

Excited children in our Nursery, Reception and Years 1 and 2 classes hopped on a coach this morning and are off to Norwich Playhouse to see David Wood’s acclaimed stage adaptation of The Tiger Who Came to Tea. Watch this space to see what they thought of it – and meanwhile you can catch a trailer here.


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Seniors telling tales!

One of the lovely things about our small, friendly school is the way our older pupils get to interact with the younger ones. Last week, with just four weeks to go to Christmas, librarian Mrs Maher thought it would be a good idea for some of our seniors to read seasonal stories to the children in Lower Prep. It seems they all thought it was a goo idea, too!



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No after-school swimming this week

Parents, please be aware that there will be no swimming after school this week as Mr 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.

Our apologies for any inconvenience caused.

 

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