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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A sneaky preview of tomorrow’s Lower Prep performances…

Pupils from Nursery to Year 2 had their dress rehearsal this afternoon for the nativity and Children of the World productions. Everyone did very well indeed, remembering their lines and delivering them with panache – we’re all in for a treat tomorrow! Huge thanks to parents who have made costumes – it really does make all the difference to the production.


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Year 1 busy with Children of the World production

As well as thoroughly learning their lines and rehearsing, Year 1 have been making a variety of colourful props for next week’s production of  Children of the World. We are definitely in for a treat with this Christmas musical about festive customs around the world!  Can you guess from the props which countries might be included? The performance is next Tuesday afternoon, December 12th, starting with the Nursery and Reception children’s nativity show A King is Born  at  1.30pm  in The  Barn. The show will also be available to order on DVD.

 


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Year 2 prepare for Children of the World production

As well as memorising their lines and rehearsing, Year 2 have been learning about Gwiazdka, Polish little star, and making their own for our Christmas production scenery. This year, they will be performing  Children of the World,   a charming Christmas musical about different festive customs around the world. The performance will be on the afternoon of  December 12th, starting with the Nursery and Reception children’s nativity show A King is Born  at  1.30pm  in The  Barn. The show will also be available to order on DVD.


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Years 3 & 4 go Greek!

On Tuesday, Years 3 and 4 pupils performed an excellent assembly on the theme of the Ancient Greeks, showcasing the huge range of learning they had done on this topic.

From beautifully-crafted information books to the individual illustrated Aesop’s fables they read us, and with a wonderful finale of dance, the children showed poise and confidence in their delivery – and great costumes, too! Later, chef Howard produced a fantastic Greek lunch for the children to enjoy in their classroom while still in costume. Well done, everyone – and thank you to all the families and friends who came to see the assembly.

 


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Spellbinding drama in Years 5 and 6

This half term in drama lessons Years 5 and 6 are working on the theme of ‘Prophecies’.  We are reading extracts from Macbeth and creating an atmosphere in which to create imaginary spells.

The children have used music, percussion instruments and dance all to dramatic effect. How scaryingly convincing they all were this week in role- play!


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Darci’s prize specimen!

Darci (Year 9) was recently shortlisted for the The Nancy Rothwell Award, a national award scheme celebrating specimen drawing in schools and highlighting the benefits of combining  art and science. Darci’s botanical drawing depicted a rose with all its different parts.  You can see it on the Nancy Rothwell pinterest board here, along with other shortlisted entries.

Congratulations to Darci and the other Year 9 girls who entered – the work is on display in school, outside Mrs Collins’ office.

 


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Years 3 & 4 explore countries of Europe

In geography, Years 3 and 4 have been working together and with Head of Geography Mrs Grove to produce posters showing the countries of Europe. Mrs Grove said, “I was so pleased to see how much the children have already learned about Europe and the location of the various countries. Well done!”