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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Years 3 and 4 in the greenhouse

Mrs Gunn took Years 3 and 4 pupils to Mr Young’s greenhouse today, where the children helped to pot on some flower seedlings to provide extra colour in our gardens before the end of the summer term. The pupils also planted some seeds of their own – chillis, carrots and other good things to eat – that’s what they are doing in these photos. Some of the produce will be used in the wheelbarrow plantings we are planning for the Royal Norfolk Show in June – watch this space for news about this!


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Chloe is Lego Master!

Last week we did Lego during ASC in the style of the LEGO MASTERS programme. After-School organiser Miss Dodd set the children a challenge to create a spaceship. Chloe and Oliver got involved (and were helped out by Lucia, Felicity and Adam) and at the end of the session we had a vote in which everyone got to vote which spaceship they liked the best. Oliver had two votes to Chloe’s 4 so Chloe was crowned the winner this week. More challenges after half term!

 

 


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Year 9 hands-on science for CREST awards

Horses, gravity and smoking have been under scrutiny by Year 9 who have been exploring topics of their own choice for their science Bronze CREST awards.

On Friday the girls presented the results of their considerable research to fellow pupils, teachers and an external CREST assessor who all had the opportunity to ask plenty of questions!

CREST is a UK award scheme recognising success, building skills and demonstrating personal achievement in STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) project work.

 

How does gravity affect the tides? Is it the same on other planets? Taonga, Emilia and Harriet took a detailed look at the force which affects us all

With a keen interest in matters equestrian, Ellie and Emily decided to explore aspects of selective breeding and the physiology of horses as well as the evolution of equines.

Smoking – Mia and Kitty looked at some of the science behind the effects of smoking


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Years 3 and 4 get planting!

Pupils in Years 3 and 4 have become gardeners! We have planted seeds in our own little windowsill tray, and are hoping to grow tomatoes, carrots, chillies and sunflowers. Watch this space for our results…


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Years 3 and 4 inspired by Paul Klee

Years 3 & 4 have been creating artwork inspired by the work of the famous artist Paul Klee, with these lovely, colourful cats complete with whiskers!  They will be on display in the Prep School soon –  have a look!

 

 


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Year 1 planting bulbs

Our Year 1 pupils have each planted an amaryllis bulb and we can’t wait for them to burst into bloom and find out what colours everyone has!  Look out for pictures later in the term when we will also hear what the children have been learning about how plants grow.

 


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Artwork wanted!

Calling all our our creative pupils! If you have been busy painting, drawing or making something over the holidays – or fancy doing something over the weekend –  why not take a photo and email it to me at marketing@hohs.co.uk ?

I will publish the best ones on the blog – and there will be a small prize waiting at the start of term!

Liz French, Editor

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