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

Star-of-week

There was a Praises Assembly this morning in the Prep Department…and these children received special mention:

Georgina (Nursery), for being caring and a lovely friend, very thoughtful and polite. Georgina is starting to add, take away and spell three-letter words.

Matthias (Reception), for working hard and making amazing progress in reading, writing and maths (time). Matthias has done some excellent work in PE, too!

India (Year 1), for working very hard and being highly motivated with neat work and excellent concentration in everything she does.

Isabella (Year 2), for a very good sporting attitude during last week’s swimming gala. Isabella could not take part owing to illness but she supported her team throughout the gala.

Well done to all of these ‘stars’! The picture was taken in an earlier assembly and shows how well the children listen and like to hear about each other’s successes.

Who will it be next time?

Assembly pic



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A Golden Touch from Phase 3!

Phase 3 pupils presented an excellent assembly yesterday, based on the Ancient Greek myths they have been studying in their English lessons.  The audience of pupils, teachers and family members were treated to an outstanding performance of the story of King Midas, in which the children acted, danced and sang with confidence and beautifully clear voices.  The tale ended with a song reminding us of moral that we should all follow: ‘It isn’t gold, it isn’t wealth, the most precious thing is life itself’,  before the children spent some happy moments with their proud families.

A big thank you to all the parents, grandparents and family members who came along. They now know what their children are wishing for, thanks to the mini Powerpoint displays  that appeared at the end of the assembly!

 

 

 


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Red noses almost sold out…

Parents, please note that we have limited supplies of the red noses left to sell tomorrow and Friday – so if your child doesn’t already have one, or wants another, please ensure they come to buy theirs promptly at break time! We’ll announce how much we have raised after Friday, which is Red Nose Day itself – remember, it is a non uniform day so please wear something red!


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Red noses selling fast…

This Friday, 24th March, is Red Nose Day and red noses are on sale in school every break time this week for £1 donation each. There are quite a few nose characters to collect and there has been great excitement opening the packets to see which one is inside! 


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On the menu this week

MONDAY LUNCH:
Homemade Soup
Crispy Chicken Katsu
Herbed Potatoes
Sliced Green Beans
Crispy Quorn Katsu
Salad Bar
Selection of Hot and Cold Puddings
Fresh Fruit
Yogurts

TUESDAY LUNCH:
Homemade Soup
Baked Potato with Chilli, Cheese and Baked Beans
Coleslaw
Salad Bar
Fruit Jelly and Cream
Yogurts
Fresh Fruit

WEDNESDAY LUNCH:
Homemade Soup
Homemade Chicken Lasagne
Garlic Bread
Mixed Salad
Vegetarian Lasagne
Salad Bar
Warm Banana Muffin and Custard
Yogurts
Fresh Fruit

THURSDAY LUNCH:
Homemade Soup
Homemade Pork Fricassee
Creamed Potatoes
Mixed Vegetables
Mushroom Fricassee
Salad Bar
Pear and Chocolate Sponge with Chocolate Sauce
Fresh Fruit
Yogurts

FRIDAY LUNCH:
Homemade Tomato Soup
Homemade French Bread Pizza
Freshly Chipped Potatoes
Tomato and Red Onion Salad
Salad Bar
Strawberry Mousse
Yogurts
Fresh Fruit


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Summer uniform

A reminder that all pupils should wear their summer uniform, including boater hats for the Prep Department girls, on their return to school after the Easter holidays, please.  If you are missing any summer uniform items, the uniform shop will be open from 8.30am until 9.30am on Thursday 23rd March and Thursday 30th March  for your last minute purchases. I am sure you are all looking forward to some warmer weather!


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More little scientist photos

Mrs Bird made a wonderful shadow puppet theatre to show how shadows are created. The children made their own shadow puppets – Jessica’s crocodile has very sharp teeth!

Year 1 demonstrators with Year 5

As reported yesterday, as part of British Science Week, Year 1 pupils took on the role of demonstrators for a range of hands-on activities enjoyed by all the year groups in our Lower and Upper Prep Departments. Here are some more pictures, with captions, which show how much the children enjoyed the activities – and how much they learned!

As reported yesterday, as part of British Science Week, Year 1 pupils took on the role of demonstrators for a range of hands-on activities enjoyed by all the year groups in our Lower and Upper Prep Departments. Here are some more pictures, with captions, which show how much the children enjoyed the activities – and how much they learned!

‘Sound’ tests included banging a tuning fork on jam jars containing different amounts of water to see how the sound varied

‘Touch’ had a wormery to show how worms feel the rain through the soil and a ‘feely’ test to guess materials in a bag and their properties.

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Reno having a guess what’s in the feely bag!

Drinks such as elderflower and strawberry and different sweet and crisp flavours demonstrated our sense of taste – with the children holding their noses to prove that we really do taste with our sense of smell too.

‘Sight’ included some optical illusions and spinning colours to show that white is made up from all the seven colours of the rainbow.

Year 1 helpers bringing some of the materials into the Prep Hall

The activities included a sniff test, with items from lavender to cayenne pepper to identify – and some interesting guesses too!

A prism demonstrates how you can split up white light to form a rainbow spectrum. The children were also encouraged to make their own flick books to show how the first movies were made and create their own illusions based on the work of MC Escher.

‘Sound’ experiment beating drums and other instruments to create vibrations, which in turn moved rice on cling film wrapped over a bowl.

The shadow puppet theatre was very popular. Vera has made a shadow puppet cat!