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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Lower Prep thumbs up for The Tiger Who Came to Tea!

Our Lower Prep children have been delivering their verdict on this morning’s performance of The Tiger Who Came to Tea at the Norwich Playhouse:

“It was REALLY fun!” – Lacey (Reception).  “Brilliant!” Charlie and Reno (Year 1).  “Fantastic!” Charlotte (Year 1).   “The tiger made a funny noise when he was eating!” Chloe  (Reception) “Yes – he went nyom nyom!” Samaara (Reception) “It was funny and good!” Lottie (Reception).

“There were songs and we had to sing and do actions…the last one was about scrummy chips and sausages and ice cream. The grownups thought the tiger was real, but it wasn’t!” Jack  (Year 2).

Back in the classroom,  Year 1 set about writing and drawing pictures about their experience, as you can see!

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Lower Prep are off to see a tiger!

Excited children in our Nursery, Reception and Years 1 and 2 classes hopped on a coach this morning and are off to Norwich Playhouse to see David Wood’s acclaimed stage adaptation of The Tiger Who Came to Tea. Watch this space to see what they thought of it – and meanwhile you can catch a trailer here.

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Year 1 assembly: the gallery

We promised some more photos from Year 1’s lovely assembly on Tuesday….and here they are. Well done, everyone! Click on the first picture and then you can scroll to see them all.

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You’ve got a friend in Year 1!

Year 1 and Mrs Bird presented a wonderful class assembly this morning! The focus was on the children’s history topics, so they told us all about toys from the last century. showing us some of their own favourites from today as well as some special ones lent to them for the class ‘museum corner’ by grandparents. The children also displayed some stunning three-dimensional artwork and puppets they had made… all with a backdrop of  images from their trip to the Bridewell Museum earlier this term.  The song “You’ve Got a Friend in Me” was a great addition to a lovely assembly, and of course there were special moments with family and friends afterwards, too. Well done, Year 1!

Look out for the full gallery of pictures in the next couple of days!

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Sophie’s new friend…

Who was waiting for Sophie W (Year 6) at the school gates today? It’s Charlie, her new Hungarian Vizsla puppy!  This little eight-week-old bundle of loveliness will grow to the size of a small labrador and will make a perfect family pet, as the breed is known for being loyal, intelligent and good with children of all ages. Lucky Sophie!


Did you know that dogs:

  • have a sense of smell that is 1,000 to 10 million times better than ours
  • can hear sounds four times further away than we can

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Half term Belgium and Netherlands Trip

A group of girls from Years 7-12 travelled to Holland and Belgium last week for a an exciting five-day tour packed with fascinating and varied sight-seeing and cultural visits.

Mrs Grove said:  “What an amazing, action-packed trip! Thank you to Miss Mann, Mrs Collin and Mrs Johnson for all of their support – without them this venture would not have been possible.  I would also like to thank the girls; everyone complimented them on their politeness, behaviour and interest in the events. We all had a great time and the girls were very good company!”

See the whole gallery here.


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Police drama for Year 8

This afternoon, Year 8 pupils visited the Police Headquarters in Wymondham to see a specially-commissioned drama called County Lines. Developed and performed by theatre group Alter Ego, the piece focuses on the character of Dex, who recruits a young boy and girl in Norfolk to transport drug packages from one place to another. It delivers a powerful and vital message to young people about the dangers of becoming involved in crime and Norfolk Constabulary would like every Year 8 pupil in the county to see the drama. Deputy Head Mrs Collin said, “We were happy to support the police in this aim. The group put on an excellent performance which was appreciated by staff and students alike and Year 8 will be discussing the drama in their PSHCCE lessons over the coming weeks.”

Inspector Bex Brown said: “Education plays a key part in ensuring young people spot the signs of this kind of criminal behaviour and avoid becoming involved. Many people associate grooming with child sexual exploitation but a child can also be groomed in order to become involved in a criminal lifestyle.”