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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Our ‘stars’ this week were…

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Our most recent ‘Stars’, receiving special mention by Mr Peace in this morning’s Prep Department Praise Assembly, are:

Vera C-M (Nursery), for her listening and understanding in class and for being thoughtful. Vera is doing well with being a good friend.

Grace T (Nursery), for very good improvement with her reading – Grace has gone up a level.

Noah H (Year 1), for always working hard and persevering. Noah has gone up in his reading and is doing very well with his handwriting.

Evelyn B (Year 2), for excellent participation in play rehearsals. Evelyn really gets into her character and knows all of her lines thoroughly.

Well done to all of these ‘stars’! Who will it be next week?

 


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Our ‘stars’ of the week

Our ‘Stars’ of the week, receiving special mention from Mr Peace and their teachers in our Prep Department Praise Assembly this morning, are:

Edward M (Year 3) for working hard on similes and personification and for being helpful towards a visiting pupil.

Albert C (Year 4)  for being kind to our visiting pupil this week and for achieving full marks in his times table each week.

Amy B-G (Year 5) for excellent written multiplication skills; Amy has enhanced the whole class by working so hard.

Emma F-B (Year 6)  for good work on fractions. Emma has also demonstrated a very kind-hearted nature.

Well done to all of our ‘stars’! The photo is from a recent assembly in The Barn.


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Mollie’s Christmas Snowman is a winner!

Congratulations to Mollie D (Year 11), overall winner of our Christmas card design competition. Mollie’s colourful snowman-making scene will grace our printed cards, delivered later this week. With just a simple “Season’s Greetings” message inside, the cards are ideal to send to friends and family and will be on sale for £1 each or in packs of five for £4 including envelopes if you would like to buy some. Ask at Reception!

Worthy runners-up, in joint second place, were Harry T (Reception) and Izzy W (Year 6), whose designs are also shown here. Well done to them, and to all who entered – we had some excellent designs this year!

Joint runner-up Izzy W (Year 6)

Joint runner-up Harry T (Reception)

Overall winner Mollie D (Year 11)

 


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Our ‘stars’ this week were…

Star-of-week

Our most recent ‘Stars’, receiving special mention by Mr Peace in this morning’s Prep Department Praise Assembly, are:

Ada R (Nursery Green), for showing wonderful growth in confidence since starting in September, especially in PE and rugby where she is now very happily joining in.

Samaara Y (Reception), for fantastic work as narrator for the nativity production – she is learning her words really well off by heart.

Matthias S (Year 1), for some superb creative work and meticulous craft activities making woodland tree decorations.

Sophie L (Year 2), for working very hard on learning her lines and expressing the character of her angel in nativity rehearsals.

Well done to all of these ‘stars’! Who will it be next week?


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Our ‘stars’ this week were…

Star-of-week

Our most recent ‘Stars’, receiving special mention by Mr Peace in yesterday’s  Prep Department Praise Assembly, are:

Lucia (Year 3), for working very hard in maths and especially in 4-value place calculations. Lucia’s work is very neat and well set out, well done!

Chloe (Year 4), for great work on her information book about the ancient Greeks and for working very well independently.

Caitlin (Year 5), for working very hard on her creative writing: she wrote a lovely poem about a snowflake using personification.

Lydia (Year 6), for being much more confident in maths lessons and for neat and accurate work. Lydia is also very kind to friends.

Well done to all of these ‘stars’! Who will it be next week?


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Review: Norfolk High Schools’ Choir Festival 2017

On Thursday, our senior choir members took part in the 2017 Norfolk High School Choir Festival at St Andrews Hall in Norwich – a fantastic opportunity to sing with a full range of voices in a large choir. The girls spent all day polishing a variety of pieces to perform to an appreciative full-house audience in the evening.  Our thanks to Mrs Greene for her coaching and for taking the girls, and to Felicity’s mother for the following review:

“The choir and orchestra kicked off with a jubilant rendition of the Hallelujah Chorus. I was very impressed that no one inserted an extra ‘Hallelujah’ in the pause before the end, a mistake that even highly professional singers have been known to make. The other highlights of the evening for me were the performance of ‘Rule the World’ (Take That), the selections from ‘Wicked’ and Carl Orff’s ‘O Fortuna’.

In the last two performances, the orchestra and wind band were a perfect accompaniment to the choirs. The high voices of the pupils were a great contrast to the depth of the orchestral score. In ‘O Fortuna’ the choirs brought fantastic cheerfulness to the gloomy Latin text: you would never have guessed that the singers are actually railing against fortune! As the singers sang their hearts out, the cymbals clashed, the tubas boomed and the rafters rang, ending the evening on a fantastic note of exhilaration. Well done to all of the pupils who participated. You did a fantastic job.”

 


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County Badminton Success for Izzy!

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Congratulations to Izzy (Year 10) who competed in a Badminton England U17 Bronze competition last weekend in Suffolk.  The competition was open to entrants nationally, and she competed against strong players from across East Anglia and the Southern Counties.  Izzy played very well and went on to win gold at mixed with her partner Charlie (pictured).  She also won silver with her doubles partner Charlotte, just missing out in a close final with a score of 21-18.