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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The Dinosaur Hunt!

It has been an exciting half term for our Nursery pupils. They have learned lots of facts about dinosaurs, painted dinosaur pictures and presented an assembly. Best of all, they went on a dinosaur hunt, following a trail of dinosaur footprints which led them to a dinosaur egg! To see the video of their egg-hunting adventures, please visit our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/HethersettOldHallSchool/ (which is available to everyone even if you haven’t got your own Facebook account).


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More Netball News!

On Friday 8th February, our U11 netball team played their second match of the season versus Norwich High School for Girls. Sadly the girls did not win, however they clearly improved upon their defensive skills as the game progressed with lots of dodging and interceptions later in the match. Great effort girls and a special well done to Cameron as it was her first ever netball match!


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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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Inventive Ideas in Year 2

For their topic this half term, Year 2 have been learning all about ‘Incredible Inventions’. They have learnt about famous inventors such as Thomas Edison, The Wright Brothers and Alexander Graham Bell. They have also learnt how inventions have changed over time such as the development of music devices from the gramophone to the modern day iPod.

On Wednesday 6th February, Year 2 had an ‘inventions day’. The day began with a visit from a local inventor. April Nash works for Orchard Toys and she came to deliver a board games workshop. The children played some of the games she had invented before discussing what they liked about the games and what makes a good game. April then taught the children how to invent their own board games. The children had to think about a theme and include imaginative ideas such as going backwards or forwards spaces. The children produced some excellent game designs and will be writing instructions on how to play the game in their English lessons.


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U9 Netball

Our youngest netball team played on Friday 1st February against Norwich High School for Girls. It was a fixture that was designed to improve attacking and defending play and also to allow the teachers to coach the girls as the game went along. I was very proud of our pupils because they listened carefully and applied what I’d asked to their performance. Great effort, well done!

Mrs Woods

 


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Show me the way to Amaryllis!

Our Year 1 pupils have been busy planting their bulbs this week. They have planted different coloured amaryllis bulbs in pots and hyacinth bulbs in glass jars so they can observe the root systems developing.

They have put some bulbs in the dark and others in a light place, some bulbs have been placed outside and others inside and some bulbs have been watered and others have not. Year 1 will compare their pots to see which conditions help bulbs to grow.

The children will be keeping a bulb diary to record their finding and observations. We will share their results in a few weeks.

Watch this space!


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Welcome Back

Happy New Year! We would like to welcome everyone back to school especially the new pupils who have joined us. There is plenty to look forward to in all areas of the school with another Woodland Adventure Day planned for the Prep School and Science Crest Award presentations, Night of the Notables and the Norfolk Careers Festival, to name but a few, for the Senior School.

Of course, we shouldn’t forget Year 11 who are currently doing their mock GCSE exams and the Sixth Form who are taking real examinations for their diploma subjects. We wish you all the best of luck.

I look forward to keeping you updated on all the things we get up to this term. Don’t forget, if you have any exciting news or achievements in your out of school activities, please email a brief outline and a photo to marketing@hohs.co.uk. Happy 2019 everyone!