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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Holiday art work

Some of our younger pupils have sent in some lovely art and craft work they created over the holidays – thank you to Daphne, Vera, Agata and Maisy! You can see more details on the pictures. 
Well done all the children; we hope you enjoyed doing these as much as we have liked seeing them!

Daphne (Nursery Yellow) enjoyed being creative every day over the holidays, making many lovely things. Inspired by Spring, she made these ‘Springtime Flower Pictures’ using pens, finger paints, paints and glitter (with a little help for the tricky bits!).

Here we have two felt rabbits made by Maisy (Year  6), who received some sewing kits for Christmas.  Check out the dog she made, too, in the next picture!

Vera (Nursery Yellow) and big sister Agata (Year 2) have some of their holiday artwork on display at home.  The first picture on the on the left is Vera’s first work produced completely on her own and includes 3D elements; the black penguin is also hers, and the other two pictures were done by Agata.

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Getting creative on the last Saturday of the holidays…

Thank you to Mrs Garner for sending us these lovely pictures taken on Saturday, when Isabella (Year 3), Cecily (Nursery), Reno (Year 1), Mila (Nursery), Chloe (Year 4) and Charlotte (Year 1) all went pottery painting. Reno and Mila had left before the camera appeared, but they all had a lovely time. We are sure this term will see some wonderful creativity in the classrooms at HOHS, too!

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Sports update: Spring Term changes

Parents, please note there are some changes to sporting activities next term on Thursdays and Fridays, which will now be:


Cross country – all pupils will need outdoor games kit and plenty of warm layers. Please have indoor trainers as
well in case of very bad weather.


Boys – football. Please send your son’s football boots if he has some, trainers if not, and shin pads (essential). He will also need to bring indoor trainers in
case of inclement weather, and plenty of warm layers!

Girls – netball. Please ensure your daughter has her full indoor games kit.

As always, please check that all your child’s kit is named.

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It’s almost here… !

Christmas Eve…and we send warm wishes to all our HOHS families for an extra special day tomorrow.  Hopefully the little ones will be tucked up and sleeping soundly when Father Christmas visits!



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Mrs Woods’ end of term Sports Report

This term has seen us develop our skills in a variety of sports – hockey, gymnastics, netball and badminton – in both lesson time and as extra-curricular activities.

Our fixture schedule was hectic and totalled 40 matches against rival schools and I am pleased to say that every pupil in Years 3-6 had the opportunity to represent the school in two or more hockey fixtures.

The senior school also had their fair share of fixtures, although it is fair to say that we have the majority still to come in the new year!

Lower Prep pupils continued with their Rugby Tots, dance, swimming and hockey lessons and we have seen huge improvements in their sporting

I am proud of the wide range of sporting opportunities we have available to all of our pupils.

Please continue to send your child into school wearing their PE kit on Thursday mornings.

Will be developing ball skills through a variety of games; all pupils require indoor kit but no shin pads or mouth guards will be needed this term.

YEARS 3 – 6
Will have cross country on Thursdays and games on Fridays (football for boys, netball for girls). Please see the note opposite.

Girls will be moving on to netball in the new year and require their indoor kit.

Will have swimming for the second part of their games lesson.

Well done to all our pupils for a great term of sport and PE! Merry Christmas everyone and enjoy the festive season with your families!

Mrs Woods and the PE Department

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Happy holidays to all our families and friends!

Well, that’s it…term has finished and the school suddenly seems very quiet after a very exciting, action-packed week. There will be plenty of posts on the blog over the holidays, with pictures and reports of recent events, so please drop by!

Meanwhile, may we take this opportunity to wish all of you a very happy festive season and a great New Year.



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Toy cars wanted!

Does anyone have any unwanted toy cars – matchbox size preferred – in plastic, wood or metal? If so, we would be delighted to have them!  Our  Prep School council has voted to get a tub of cars for the Lower Prep playground and the woods for the children to play with at break and lunchtime, adding to the possibilities for imaginative play, track-building etc.  You can either leave them with Reception or look for a tub in the Prep Library where children and parents can drop them off – especially after Christmas, perhaps,  when new toys are on the scene. Thank you so much! Mr Peace