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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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!



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Time for another look at our Hethersett Old Hall School video!

It’s just about a year since our HOHS promotional video was launched – and it had over 3,000 views when it appeared on our Facebook page! It still gives us that “aaaah” feeling, and reflects our happy, thriving school very well – so why not give it another look? Click here to link to  the video on youtube and let’s get the number of views there up!

The film was made by Winnie (Wing-Yee,  pictured below), a former HOHS pupil who is now a film maker.

Wing-Yee-filming

 


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Aged 11-18? Write a poem or story and win a prize!

We know that there’s some amazing writing talent amongst our pupils – so here is an exciting opportunity for you to have your work recognised!  Entries have to come from your school email address, so send your poem, story or essay to marketing@hohs.co.uk,  making sure to include all the information asked for in the instructions below, and we will forward it on to the competition organisers. Good luck!

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Year 5 in the greenhouse

In their science lessons recently, Year 5 pupils have been learning about the life cycle of plants. To give them some practical follow-up, Miss Hopwood took the class to Mr Young’s greenhouse 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 broad beans – that’s what is in the pots they are holding in the picture below. They will be keeping a close eye to see whose grows the biggest!


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Austen win Years 1 & 2 House Football

Years 1 and 2 produced some excellent skills and team work in the end of term football matches. Results are as follows:

B League: WINNERS – AUSTEN, Joint SECOND – RYDER/FRY

Austen – 7 (Sophie 5, Jessica 2) beat Ryder – 1 (Beatrix)

Ryder – 6 (Sahara-Star 4, Sophia 2) beat Fry – 2 (Mani 2)

Fry – 5 (Mani 4, Polly 1) beat Austen – 2 (Jessica 1, Sophia 1)

Player of the Tournament awards: Austen – Sophie, Fry – India, Ryder – Sahara-Star

 

A League: WINNERS – AUSTEN, Joint SECOND RYDER/FRY

Austen – 3 (Theo 3) beat Fry – 0

Fry – 1 (Lucia) drew with Ryder – 1 (Harvey)

Austen – 4 (Theo 3, Evangeline 1) beat Ryder – 0

Player of the Tournament awards: Austen – Theo, Fry – Lucia, Ryder – Harvey

Miss Mickleburgh, Head of PE



 


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Ryder and Austen triumph in Years 3-6 house netball

Congratulations to Ryder A and Austen B who were the winners of the Year 3-6  netball house matches on Monday.  Results are as follows:

A League:

Austen 3 beat Fry 0

Ryder 3 beat Fry 1

Ryder 3 beat Austen 1

 

B League:

Austen 15 beat Ryder 2

Fry 10 beat Ryder 5

Austen 21 beat Fry 0

Additional points were awarded to Sophie, Toby and Jennifer for outstanding play throughout.

 

Miss Mickleburgh

Head of Physical Education


 


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Years 3, 4, 5 & 6 swimming gala v Town Close School

Yesterday our Years 3, 4, 5 & 6 pupils hosted Town Close School for another exciting and enjoyable swimming gala with a large number of close individual races and team relays. Everyone swam beautifully and Mrs McEvoy was especially proud of the Year 3 pupils who were competing in their first-ever gala.  There was fantastic support from parents and pupils alike and we raised the roof! Well done everyone!

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