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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Year 2 picnic creations

On Friday afternoon, Year 2 had a fun DT session learning how to make sandwiches and other healthy picnic treats….then it was out into the garden to eat them!


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Year 1 Bring Monet to life

In a beautifully-performed assembly this Tuesday, Year 1 pupils enacted the life of Claude Monet, the famous French impressionist artist. The story was presented through three scenes, each as pretty as a picture with props the children hade made: a bistro café with baguettes and crooissants, the artist’s studio with easel, and the young Claude’s school, with M. Blanc, his teacher, telling “l’etudiant” that he would never become an artist. The children presented their Monet-inspired artwork, danced at a wedding, grieved at a funeral and finished with prayer in French. Thank you to all the parents who came to share the children’s excitement – and for providing such lovely, authentic costumes. See the full gallery here.


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Paella, por favor!

Year 6 have been studying the topic of food in their Spanish lessons this term, and looking at conversations in restaurants. Recently they made up their own role plays, ordering food and drink and asking for the bill, which they performed in front of the class. Some of the dishes they ordered were paella, calamares (squid) gambas a la plancha ( grilled prawns) and ensalada mixta (mixed salad.) They are now looking forward to a Spanish food-tasting session with the real thing next half term!


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Caitlin wins times table challenge

Since September, pupils in Years 3 and 4 have been learning their times tables up to twelve and back. Every week they have a test – and if they pass on one, move up to the next.

Caitlin is the first to pass all the tests to twelve and all the tests back . There is still time for other pupils to complete the challenge by the end of the school year, but meanwhile, well done Caitlin!


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Watch out – there are pirates about!

A big thank you to all the  parents, grandparents and friends who came to see our Nursery pupils perform their fantastic pirate-themed assembly this morning and share some proud moments with them afterwards. The children presented some of their recent project work, including some beautiful artwork and a very catchy counting song featuring the captain of a pirate ship! They all looked amazing in their pirate outfits. There are more photos to come over the next day or so. Watch this space!


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Years 3 and 4 explore mountains!

Years 3 and 4 have been studying mountains in their geography lessons this term. They each investigated a mountain and then made a 3D model, with facts, words and pictures. You can see them on display until the end of term in the Prep corridor outside Mrs Fisher’s classroom – do come and have a look!


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GCSE art

Miss Coughlan took these pictures while our Year 11 GCSE art pupils were absorbed in their work recently. The standard of art at HOHS is always high and we wish the girls every success in the practical art exams they have just completed.