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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Balmy outdoor days!

With the warmer weather our wonderful grounds grow ever more colourful under the care of Mr Young, our gardener. And of course  the children particularly enjoy playing in the woods and climbing our child-friendly trees!


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Quirky crochet for seniors!

After half term,  crochet fans Mrs Heppell and Mrs Evers-Jones will be running a lunchtime crochet club on Tuesdays for Years 7 and above.  From complete beginners to those already familiar with the crochet hook,  this will be a fun, weekly session  with the emphasis on creating desirable, quirky pieces. We have a few crochet hooks available but if possible please bring your own.


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Nursery Pirates Assembly – the gallery!

We promised more pictures of  this Tuesday’s assembly from our Nursery pupils…now you can view them all in a gallery here.


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Sports Update: Rounders fixture cancelled

Unfortunately the U9 andU11 rounders fixture scheduled for this afternoon at Norwich Girls High School has been cancelled on grounds of health and safety, following this morning’s rain.

We hope to reschedule this fixture as soon as possible.


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Year 2 poets…

Year 2 enjoyed an exciting morning yesterday researching animals for our Poetry Safari competition entries. The children have been learning how to use rhyme, rhythm and alliteration in their poems.


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Arrrr…there be pirates in the HOHS woods!

Our Nursery children are looking at pirates this term.  After assembly on Wednesday they found a pirate treasure map in their classroom.  The children looked at the map and used their pirate telescopes to search for the treasure.  They followed the pictures on the map to lead them to the ‘X marks the spot’, where they found the treasure! Thank you to Miss Wood and Mrs Fox-Carter for these photographs!


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Year 5’s magic beanstalks!

Before the holidays, we reported that Year 5 had been planting broad bean seeds in the greenhouse – you can see how small they were as they started to shoot.  While they may not really be “magic beanstalks”,  the second picture shows just how much they have grown in just a few short weeks.  Today our gardener, Mr Young,  helped the children plant them out in a raised and prepared bed in our orchard. He showed them how to prepare a hole for each plant and how to remove them carefully from their pots without disturbing the roots. The children have carefully labelled their plants so that we can see whose grows the highest and produces the most beans!