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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Little fish in the Nursery

Our Nursery pupils love their swimming lessons and we can’t resist sharing these pictures of the Nursery Green class lined up by the poolside with Eliza, one of our gap tutors, ready to enjoy one of Mrs McEvoy’s fun sessions!


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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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Can you design the winning leaping hare?

Don’t forget to get creative over half term with your design for our leaping leveret, part of the GoGO Hares project! Miss Coughlan has distributed templates to every pupil in Nursery and Prep and Years 7-10 and we’d like as many entries as possible…be as colourful and imaginative as you like! The closing date is Monday 19th February – the day we get back after half term – and the designs will be on display in the main entrance hall for everyone to vote for their favourite!  The winning design will be painted onto our three-foot high hare (you can sign up to help!) ready to join over 100 from other schools as part of the trail around Norwich this summer. Find out more about the GoGo Hares project here!

Miss Coughlan
Head of Art


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World Book Day is coming!

World Book Day 2018 is Thursday 1st March and we are planning some great activities around it, such as story time with different teachers, a book trail and book swapping sessions.  Pupils in Nursery and Prep were given a letter on Friday with a voucher to choose one of the special £1 Book Day titles – keep it safe!

Here is what we plan:

  • Pupils can come to school on March 1st dressed as a favourite book character – there will be a parade during assembly and prizes for the best, most creative ones! Why not start planning your costume over half term?
  • The wonderful Ketts Books, Wymondham’s community-run bookshop, will have a book fair in The Barn on Weds 28th  February, from 3.00pm for Lower Prep and from 4.00pm for Upper Prep. Pupils can use their World Book Day voucher to claim one of the special titles on offer. We will also get one free Usborne book for our school library for every two sold on the day, so do have a look at the special Usborne display for some great information books!
  • You can find out more about World Book Day here.


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The Big Garden Birdwatch update

After the excitement of the Big Garden Bird Watch a couple of weekends ago, members of our Bird Club have been presenting their findings in a variety of different graphs, charts and other records. We have also entered a competition Amy T found in her National Geographic magazine. We had to create a one-page report summarising Bird Club’s findings and send it in. It would be lovely if we won as there are some great birdwatching goodies as prizes! Mrs Bird.


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Cross country…

We finally managed to beat the rain and get outside in the woods to play and on the field for cross country this week –  lots of muddy legs and rosy cheeks!

Three little soldiers guarding the king’s fort in the woods!

Time for some safe tree climbing for Year 1!

Year 1 ready to go…

Year 1 jump to it!

What colour are your socks, Jack?!

Year 2 nice and clean at the start of cross country…