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HOHS Christmas cards on sale now

Our HOHS Christmas cards have arrived from the printer and we have a limited number of extras available to buy. Designed by Rosamaria in Year 9, the cards are printed on high quality card and a pack of six with envelopes costs £5. Please ask at reception or email reception@hohs.co.uk if you would like a pack.

Inside, the card reads simply “Season’s Greetings” and the star itself is laminated to create a shiny effect!

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HOHS Christmas cards on sale now

Our HOHS Christmas cards have arrived from the printer and we have a limited number of extras available to buy. Designed by Rosamaria in Year 9, the cards are printed on high quality card and a pack of six with envelopes costs £5. Please ask at reception or email reception@hohs.co.uk if you would like a pack.

Inside, the card reads simply “Season’s Greetings” and the star itself is laminated to create a shiny effect!

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Rosamaria’s Christmas Star is a winner!

Congratulations to Rosamaria Elsley in Year 9 who has won our Christmas card design competition. Rosamaria’s design will feature on our HOHS Christmas cards, which will also be available to buy from Reception at £5 for a pack of six including envelopes. Inside, the card reads simply “Season’s Greetings” and the star itself will be laminated to create a shiny effect!

Well done Rosamaria and thank you to everyone who entered.

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HOHS scoops top prizes again at the Royal Norfolk Show!

The creativity of HOHS pupils across the school has again won recognition in the announcements of winners of the RNS’s schools’ creative writing and art competitions. These prestigious competitions attract hundreds of entries from across the county and our school is proud of its strong track record of success – this year being no exception!

For the third year running we have taken the overall winner’s place in the creative writing competitions for Years 7, 8 and 9 ( winner – Bronte in Year 9) as well as winning in the section for Years 1 and 2 (winner – Lucia in year 1) . We also gained two ‘Highly Commended’ awards ( for Alexander in Year 4 and Molly in Year 9)whilst Amelia in Year 6 was runner-up in the section for Years 5 and 6.

In the art competitions, Felicity in Year 1 was the star as the overall winner of the Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 category, with Lucas in Year 1 and Madeleine in Year 3 both being Highly Commended.

Congratulations to all our competitors and their work can be seen on display at the Show.

RNS Winners


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Can you solve this Maths question Years 7 and 8 faced yesterday?

maths-ChallengeOn Thursday, students in Year 7 and 8 took part in the United Kingdom Mathematics Trust Mathematics Challenge.

The girls were given 25 challenging questions to solve in 60 minutes. No calculators or geometric instruments were allowed – only a pencil and plain paper. They all worked hard and their papers have now been sent off to Leeds University for marking, with those from many other pupils around the country. How many will receive certificates? We shall see when we receive the results in the next few weeks!

Meanwhile, here is a question from the Challenge for you to try:

One of the three symbols + – x is inserted somewhere between the digits of 2016 to give a new number.  For example 20 – 16 = 4

How many of the following four numbers can be obtained in this way?

36        195        207       320

A) 0

B) 1

C) 2

D) 3

E) 4

Mrs Heppell
Head of Mathematics

 


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Maxim wins our Christmas card competition!

Maxim in Year 4 is the artist responsible for this lovely painting – the winner in our
annual Christmas card competition. His entry will adorn our official HOHS cards this year; currently being printed, they will be available to buy at a cost of 50 pence each or six for £2.75 including envelopes. Please ask at Reception if you would like some for friends or family.

The other pictures below were highly commended. They are by Fleur (Year 6), Darci (Year 8) and Ellen (Year 13).

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Maxim painted our winning entry

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Highly commended, this woodland picture (above) is by Fleur  in Year 6.

Darci Sheppard Highy Commended

Darci (Year 8) was also highly commended for her colourful, seasonal tree (above).

Ellen Lee Highly Commended

Year 13’s Ellen contributed this lovely snowy scene and was also highly commended.

 


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On the Buses Again!

Please look out for our Open Morning adverts on the back of the buses around Norwich. The first person to send us a photo of one of our adverts wins an HOHS teddy bear. Please send your photos to marketing@hohs.co.uk

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