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Sea Life Centre Visit

This week, children in the Nursery and Reception classes visited the Sea Life Centre in Great Yarmouth. The children were given a guided tour so they could learn all about the fish and sea creatures in the centre. They were even allowed to touch a starfish! The trip was highly informative and thoroughly enjoyed by all the children. More pictures of this trip will be published on our Facebook page and in the website news section tomorrow.


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Boarders’ Outing

The Saturday trip for the boarders this weekend was to Blickling Hall. They had the opportunity to explore the house and gardens, which were looking beautiful, and, since it was Mother’s Day on Sunday, they looked for gifts. They particularly liked the very cute Egyptian goslings, pictured below, that wandered past them in the grounds.


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Stars of the Week!

This week’s stars are as follows:

Charlie (Year 2) for neat and accurate handwriting and for tackling a difficult challenge in maths with great perseverance.

Lottie (Year 1) for moving up a level in reading and for excellent work in science.

Francesca (Reception) for working really hard with her reading and being very helpful in class.

Margot (Nursery) for being a very kind and helpful friend to a new child in Nursery.

Well done to all our stars!


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Red Nose Day!

On Friday, pupils raised money for Comic Relief by taking part in a series of fun challenges. To see more photos from the day, please click the following link https://www.hohs.co.uk/2019/03/16/comic-relief/


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Guinea Pigs Require a Holiday Home

Winnie and Bubbles, our boarding house guinea pigs, need a host family for their Easter holidays. If you would like to look after them over Easter, please email Miss Kirkham, our Senior Housemistress, on boarding@hohs.co.uk.

Thank you.


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The Mathematical Challenge 2019

On Thursday 7th February, some of our Year 10 and 11 pupils took part in the United Kingdom Mathematics Trust’s Mathematical Challenge. The girls were given 25 challenging problems to solve in 60 minutes. No calculators were allowed, only a pen, a pencil and some plain paper. Their papers have been sent off to Leeds University for marking and we look forward to receiving their results soon!

Here are 2 questions from the challenge for you to try.

  1. What is the value of (7 – 6 x (-5)) – 4 x (-3) ÷ (-2)?

a. -17      b. -11   c. 31    d. 37    e.  43

2. Two numbers, x and y, have a product which is equal to their sum. Express x in terms of y.

 

 

 


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Collaboration and Communication

As part of the Health and Social Care course, Year 12 have to show how they can communicate effectively with younger pupils. This week, Year 12 have worked with some of our Year 7 girls. Hannah helped the girls to understand glacial erosion by building models of landforms out of Lego with them. Amelia supported their learning by showing Year 7 how to use Google Docs and Slides so they could all collaborate on the same slide presentation about glacial depositions. It was a really valuable experience for both Years 7 and 12 and Year 12 showed that they had wonderful communication skills in both individual and group work.