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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!

 


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More Christingle Photos

Following our Christingle Service yesterday, I am pleased to have some more photos to share with you. Thank you for sending them in.


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Christingle Service

This afternoon our Upper Prep and Lower Prep pupils took part in one of our favourite festivities, our Christingle Service at St Remigius Church. The Reverend Derek McClean led the service, with the children singing songs, making musical contributions and leading the prayers. Once the Christingles were lit and the lights were turned off, everyone circled the church and sang Away in a Manger. It was a wonderful start to the Christmas celebrations. Thank you to all the parents and families who came to share the service, and for your generous contributions for The Children’s Society. If you have any lovely pictures from the Christingle, please send them to marketing@hohs.co.uk.

 


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Albert and Oliver in Rugby Finals!

We would like to congratulate to Albert and Oliver in Year 5 for their success with their rugby team last weekend. The team they play for, the U10 team at Crusaders Rugby Club, Little Melton, played at Diss on Sunday in a regional Prima Cup competition. They won all their games which were scored on both sportsmanship and the core values of rugby. As a result, the team got through to the finals at Welford Road, the Leicester Tigers’ ground.

The finals are on March 2
nd and both the boys and the team are excited to be playing on the same pitch as their rugby heroes, in front of 1000s of people, and representing the region in the competition.

Well done, Albert and Oliver! We look forward to hearing how you and your team do in the finals.