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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Tickets for the Royal Norfolk Show!

We have two free entry children’s tickets available if any families would like to claim them, for use at the Royal Norfolk Show next Wednesday and Thursday, 28th and 29th June at the Norfolk Showground.  Many thanks to Mrs Elsley for donating these, which were surplus to her needs. First come, first served – please email marketing@hohs.co.uk if you would like one or both!

  • Going to the show? Do come and find the school marquee and join us for tea and a chat. We are on Stand 4 on Third Drive (close to the Dereham gate)showtime

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Unlocking our magical Prep Production

There has been plenty of hard work and lots of fun in rehearsals all term for our fabulous Prep drama production, The Keymaster – it promises to be a real treat and all the children have at  least one part to play. Parents have been busy too, sourcing and making costumes. It is very much appreciated, thank you!

The play will be performed next Tuesday and Thursday, 27th and 29th June, at 7.00pm in The Barn.  We hope to see you there.

There will be two performances, on  Tuesday  27th and Thursday 29th June at 7.00pm in The Barn so, parents, make a note in your diaries!

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FANTASTIC ‘Fantastic Mr Fox!’

The big day finally arrived yesterday for Years 3 and 4 pupils who had been excitedly anticipating their trip to the Theatre Royal to see Roald Dahl’s Fantastic Mr Fox.  They had an amazing time and all agreed that the show –  a fabulously funny stage adaptation brought to life with slapstick, music and larger-than-life characters – was just brilliant! Oliver was especially excited as it was his first visit to the theatre.

The children even had time for a spot of playing Chapelfield Gardens play area before the show.

Here is what the children said about the trip:

“The show was so funny!” Matilda
“I loved the part when Farmer Bean ripped his shirt open, it was so funny!” Adam
“I loved the music, it was my first time at the theatre>” Oliver
“Awesome!” Georgina


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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:

Grace (Nursery) for helping others and for her friendly and kind behaviour.

Charlie (Reception) for self-improvement and for being very kind and helpful. Charlie was also Top Athlete for Reception boys at yesterday’s Sports Day!

Jessica (Year 1) for creating a lovely zig-zag book reflecting her journey across the day on our trip to Amy T’s Willow Farm last week.

Theo (Year 2)  for pushing himself in PE lessons – his effort was well rewarded on Sports Day yesterday as he was Top Athlete for Years 1 and 2 boys.

Well done to all of our ‘stars’! The photos are from another recent assembly.

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Year 1 down on the farm…

Year 1 enjoyed a wonderful day at the Tallowin family’s Willow Farm in Hickling last Wednesday and learned an amazing number of new things! They had a good look at the huge combine harvester and found out how it works,  handled different crops and went on a tractor trailer journey to see the cows on nearby marshland, and Boris the bull. They spent some time pond dipping, investigating and naming a variety of mini-beasts, pond creatures and plants.  The children were shown a live collection of moths and bird-ringing of birds that migrate (one teal had flown from Russia and one from Sweden to England in eight days!) They had a go at potato picking, learned the difference between wheat and barley and saw the fava beans crop that Mr Tallowin sells to Egypt for making the traditional Ful Medames dish.

Since the trip, the children have been busy making booklets to record their journey of the day.  They have also each created a ‘memory sticky board’ with some of the seeds, feathers, petals, leaves, beans and plants they collected on their journey.

Thank you to all of Amy’s family and friends for making this such a special trip for us. See the full gallery of pictures here.


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Little pupils in BIG castle!

Last Wednesday, our Nursery and Reception children set off for an adventure in Norwich Castle. Here is what they told us:

We were looking forward to being kings and queens for the day!  When we arrived a lady met us and told us all about the castle and who used to live there. We all wore crowns and some of us dressed up. We explored and discovered all the things in the castle. We visited the great hall and the old toilets. We are very glad they are not like that today! We even saw a very deep well which people had to get their water from. We dropped pennies down to see how deep it was. We had a story about a castle and made castles using building bricks.

“I loved the well. It was really fun dropping the pennies down. They went down a long way.” Charlie (Reception)
“Did you know, the castle is 99 years old?” Charlotte (Reception) Editor’s note: it is actually 900 years old!
“We pretended to open the castle door with a really, really big key.” Eddie (Nursery)
“I really enjoyed dressing up.” Samaara (Nursery)


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On the menu this week

MONDAY LUNCH:

Jumbo Sausage Roll

Spicy Jacket Wedges

Baked Beans

Cheese and Onion Slice

Salad Bar

Selection of Puddings

Fresh Fruit

Yogurts

TUESDAY LUNCH:

Homemade Shepherd’s Pie

Carrots and Broccoli

Gravy

Vegetable and Sweet Potato Pie

Salad Bar

Blackcurrant Jelly and Cream

Yogurts

Fresh Fruit

WEDNESDAY LUNCH:

Chicken Katsu

Parmentier Potatoes

Mixed Vegetables

Crispy Mozzarella and Mushroom Sticks

Salad Bar

Butterscotch Mousse

Yogurts

Fresh Fruit

THURSDAY LUNCH:

Chicken Chilli

Rice

Corn Chips and Beans

Quorn Chilli

Salad Bar

Cherry Sponge and Custard

Yogurts

Fresh Fruit

FRIDAY LUNCH:

Battered Cod Fillet

Shoestring Fries

Peas

Stuffed Pepper with Tomato Salsa

Salad Bar

Low Fat Yogurts

Fresh Fruit