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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Our ‘stars’ of the week

Our ‘Stars’ of the week, receiving special mention from Mr Peace and their teachers in our Prep Department Praise Assembly this morning, are:

Grace (Nursery) for helping others and for her friendly and kind behaviour.

Charlie (Reception) for self-improvement and for being very kind and helpful. Charlie was also Top Athlete for Reception boys at yesterday’s Sports Day!

Jessica (Year 1) for creating a lovely zig-zag book reflecting her journey across the day on our trip to Amy T’s Willow Farm last week.

Theo (Year 2)  for pushing himself in PE lessons – his effort was well rewarded on Sports Day yesterday as he was Top Athlete for Years 1 and 2 boys.

Well done to all of our ‘stars’! The photos are from another recent assembly.


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Happy Birthday to India, Year 1!

Have a very happy day, India!


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Sports Day is still in progress…

…and what a day it has been! There has been plenty of fun and excitement, with some records slashed (more of this in the next day or two!) and close finishes.Lots of pictures to follow.

Parents – did you get some good photos or video of your child today that you would like to share with the wider school community? If so, please email your favourite to marketing@hohs.co.uk and we will include them in our online gallery!



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Year 1 down on the farm…

Year 1 enjoyed a wonderful day at the Tallowin family’s Willow Farm in Hickling last Wednesday and learned an amazing number of new things! They had a good look at the huge combine harvester and found out how it works,  handled different crops and went on a tractor trailer journey to see the cows on nearby marshland, and Boris the bull. They spent some time pond dipping, investigating and naming a variety of mini-beasts, pond creatures and plants.  The children were shown a live collection of moths and bird-ringing of birds that migrate (one teal had flown from Russia and one from Sweden to England in eight days!) They had a go at potato picking, learned the difference between wheat and barley and saw the fava beans crop that Mr Tallowin sells to Egypt for making the traditional Ful Medames dish.

Since the trip, the children have been busy making booklets to record their journey of the day.  They have also each created a ‘memory sticky board’ with some of the seeds, feathers, petals, leaves, beans and plants they collected on their journey.

Thank you to all of Amy’s family and friends for making this such a special trip for us. See the full gallery of pictures here.

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Happy Birthday to Agata, Year 1!

Now you are six! Have a lovely time on your special day, Agata, and we hope you enjoyed your party, too!


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Sports Day tomorrow!

Pupils across the school from Nursery to Year 10 have been practising their field and track skills ready for tomorrow’s Sports Day. We warmly invite all parents, grandparents and other family members to join us tomorrow for part, or all, of the day to cheer the children along!  The Lower Prep kick off events from 9.00am, with presentations at 10.25am, followed by Upper Prep with presentations just after midday.  The Senior events run all day, with the final trophy presentations at 3.30pm.

Emily (Year 6) was the winner of the poster design competition with this colourful call to action!

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After-school tea break this Friday!

Our Friday afternoon informal tea and chat sessions are always popular – and with the weather looking to stay warm, we’d like to extend a warm invitation to all HOHS families to join us after school this Friday for drinks on the lawn.