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Reception assembly – the pictures!

Yesterday’s class assembly by our confident little Reception pupils was a delight, as already reported. Here, now, are some more pictures from the performance. You can also see some of their colourful artwork, including brightly painted Jack and the Beanstalk-inspired giants! Thank you once again to all the parents, grandparents and family members who came – we hope you all enjoyed the opportunity to see the children working together and share in some of their achievements. It is great to see their growing confidence in performing and learning lines!


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Reception show us how beans grow!

What makes a little bean grow into a big, healthy plant? Our Reception pupils know – and they told us all about it in a wonderful assembly this morning. Look out for more photos and a report coming soon. Meanwhile, here is a lovely picture of the children on stage, showing how their confidence is growing, and showing off the giant paintings they had done!

Thank you to all the parents who came – we hope you enjoyed the opportunity to see the children working together and showcasing some of their achievements. Well done everyone!


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Our busy Nursery bees

Our Nursery children have been looking at bees this week.  We have made some hand print painted bees and sung some bee songs.  We looked at the busy work bees do making honey. And we finished off the week by looking at the school bee hive and having a honey sandwich picnic!

 

 


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Fairies and Elves in Reception!

There are hundreds of opportunities for creative and imaginative play at HOHS. This week we spotted some of our Reception children enjoying a recently-acquired fairy and elf house, complete with miniature furniture and little characters. Perfect for all kinds of role-play adventures! The children were also keen to show off the beans they have started to grow. They have planted them in jam jars so that they can keep an eye on how well they grow. We will have another look, too, later in the term…




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Year 9 textiles

Last half term our Year 9 girls enjoyed a brief introduction to garment making with Mrs Ling and produced these wrap-over skirts. They have been surprised how important the key skills of accuracy and attention to detail are on even a simple shape.



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All Go for our GoGo Hare!

In the last week of term, senior girls were enthusiastically interpreting Laura S’s winning design for our GoGo Hare, painting our very own leaping leveret ready to take its place amongst the many which will be on display around the city over the summer. It’s looking good already – watch this space for the finished version at the beginning of term!

You can also find out more about the GoGo Hares project here.

The winning design by Laura S (Year 11) which will be painted onto our leveret by pupils

Miss Coughlan
Head of Art

 


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Celtic Winner for our GoGo Hare

A wonderful array of designs was submitted for our GoGO leveret, which has been sitting patiently in the main entrance hall waiting to be painted! Voting times were extended to take into account the snow days last week, and we can now announce that the overall winning design was submitted by Laura S in Year 11. Depicting Norse symbols, with a dramatic tree of life and sun, moon and stars, it will be both challenging and fun to paint onto the hare – and to stunning effect, we are sure! Our leveret will join many others from schools across the area in the trail around the city this summer.

Painting has started, so watch the blog for pictures of its progress.

The runners up were:
Years 10-13 Darci S-M
Years 7-9 Liberty-Moon H
Years 4-6 Eve S
Nursery-Year 3 Harry T (Reception)

Find out more about the GoGo Hares project here!

The winning design by Laura S (Year 11) which will be painted onto our leveret by pupils

Miss Coughlan
Head of Art

Liberty-Moon was runner-up for Years 7-9

Eve S was runner-up in the Years 4-6 category

Agata is pointing to Darcey S-M’s design which was the runner-up in the Years 10-13 section

 

We had 126 votes in total

Which was your favourite?

Harry T (Reception) designed this colourful harlequin hare, runner-up in the Nursery to Year 3 section

A closer look at Liberty-Moon’s entry

Eve’s design was so detailed and colourful!


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Can you design the winning leaping hare?

Don’t forget to get creative over half term with your design for our leaping leveret, part of the GoGO Hares project! Miss Coughlan has distributed templates to every pupil in Nursery and Prep and Years 7-10 and we’d like as many entries as possible…be as colourful and imaginative as you like! The closing date is Monday 19th February – the day we get back after half term – and the designs will be on display in the main entrance hall for everyone to vote for their favourite!  The winning design will be painted onto our three-foot high hare (you can sign up to help!) ready to join over 100 from other schools as part of the trail around Norwich this summer. Find out more about the GoGo Hares project here!

Miss Coughlan
Head of Art


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Noah’s Ark floats off in Reception’s assembly!

Our Reception pupils have been learning all about things that float and sink, including the story of Noah’s Ark.  Jake and Chloe have even made their own boats at home  and in one of the pictures here you can see Chloe holding hers, made from drinks bottles and pipe cleaners covered in a waterproof plastic bag.

Yesterday, in an enchanting Noah’s Ark-themed assembly, the children told us all about what they had been learning and doing on this topic.  They all spoke very clearly and sang beautifully – well done, everyone!  A big thank you to all the parents and family members for coming to watch and for helping to provide some amazing animal costumes, too!





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Artwork wanted!

Calling all our our creative pupils! If you have been busy painting, drawing or making something over the holidays – or fancy doing something over the weekend –  why not take a photo and email it to me at marketing@hohs.co.uk ?

I will publish the best ones on the blog – and there will be a small prize waiting at the start of term!

Liz French, Editor

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