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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UK Mathematics Challenge – The Results

We reported a few weeks ago that some of our Year 10s and 11s took part in the UK Mathematics Challenge and the results are in. In this national competition, we are pleased to report that some of our pupils attained silver and bronze awards.

Congratulations to Selena and Jamie on their silver awards and to Cait, Rebekah and Faith-Marie for attaining bronze awards. Well done!


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Open Afternoon Friday 15th March

Have you booked your tour? Please contact our Registrar, Louise Vyse, on lvyse@hohs.co.uk or phone us on 01603 810390. Another slide show showing pupils from Nursery to Sixth Form is available on our Facebook page. Please click here https://www.facebook.com/HethersettOldHallSchool/ to see it. You do not need a Facebook account to view the page.


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Easter eggs for EACH

Easter is nearly here and I am helping to collect Easter eggs for children at East Anglia’s Children’s Hospice. If you would like to help me, please bring an Easter egg to Reception by Friday March 15th and I will make sure it gets to a child at the hospice. If you prefer, you could donate £1 instead and I will use this money to buy an egg on your behalf. Let’s put a smile on the face of a child less fortunate than us at this special time of year. Thank you.

Rosamaria, Year 11


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Pupils at the Palace!

Charlie and Izzy went to St. James’s Palace last week to collect their Gold Duke of Edinburgh awards. After volunteering, learning a new skill and taking part in a physical activity for a year as well as completing the five day expedition and a residential, the award was fully deserved! We would like to thank them for sending us these pictures to share with you. To keep up to date with all our news, please click on the following links to see our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/HethersettOldHallSchool/or our new blog https://www.hohs.co.uk/news/


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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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U16 Netball Match Report

In a busy week of netball fixtures, the U16 netball team welcomed the U15 B team from Norwich High School for Girls.  The girls played exceptionally well together and produced some high quality netball. It was great to see strength in both attack and defence. The HOHS team was victorious with a score of 14-7. Congratulations to all who played!


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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.