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Year 10 jump in the river!

Our Year 10 geographers experienced two field days away at the weekend, based at Overstrand Hall near Cromer.  After arriving by minibus on Friday evening they settled into the impressive hall, ate together and prepared for the next day’s data collection in the River Glaven.  Although Saturday dawned grey and cold,  the girls plunged into the river undaunted. They collected a variety of data including velocity (using a hydroprop and a float), bedload measurements, width, depth and wetted perimeter. Using computer software they then analysed the data to see if a significant impact has been made on this river by man – and proved that it has. On Sunday we travelled into Norwich and collected data at Riverside and King Street to observe regeneration factors. The girls worked very hard until 9.00pm on both evenings: perhaps the chocolate cake and sweets helped!

Mrs Grove



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Year 10 geography trip to Kingswood

Our Year 10 geographers headed to Overstrand Hall on Friday for a weekend of practical work and data collection to enhance their GCSE studies. Watch this space for a full report but meanwhile here they are setting off in the minibus and settling in on arrival!
Mrs Grove


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Year 8 in Cromer

On a grey day yesterday our Year 8 girls went on a geography field trip to Overstrand and Cromer,  to study the sea defences and the impacts of tourism.

Everyone worked really hard – and the fish and chips were, according to the girls, one of the highlights!

Well done everyone.

Mrs Grove



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GCSE art

Miss Coughlan took these pictures while our Year 11 GCSE art pupils were absorbed in their work recently. The standard of art at HOHS is always high and we wish the girls every success in the practical art exams they have just completed.


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Colourful GCSE textile creations

Our GCSE design and technology textiles pupils have just finished their final garment designs – and we think they are fabulous! The brief was to design something that was either Asian-influenced or used recycled textiles.  Here are Kelly and Maisie with their dresses.

 

 


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Love of Languages

Nursery and Reception pupils joined forces this afternoon for a French lesson with Mrs Jones. They are learning numbers, colours and simple greetings, and were concentrating hard and confidently singing songs in French when the roving camera popped in to see!

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Frozen Friday!

It was actually a very mild and sunny day yesterday, but it was definitely Frozen in the languages room… Frozen, the movie, that is! Our new Foreign Film club is proving a success, with over a dozen pupils joining in this week to see the ever-popular Disney classic in French with English sub-titles. With the words conveniently printed out by Mrs Evers-Jones, the children all had a go at singing  “Libérée, délivrée” (Let it Go)!

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Foreign Film Fridays!

Fancy watching Frozen in French? Mrs Barber and Mrs Evers-Jones are starting a new foreign languages film club on Friday lunchtimes from this Friday, 27th January. Anyone from Year 3 upwards is welcome to join us in L1, where we will be watching films, including Disney favourites, in French or Spanish with English subtitles.  The first week will feature the French version of Frozen – you will have the chance to learn some of the songs in French, too.

Click on the picture to see and hear “Let it Go” in French, with the lyrics on screen so that you can have a go at singing along…“Libérée, délivrée”!

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Year 10 collect city centre data

The Year 10  geographers spent last Thursday in the centre of Norwich collecting a variety of primary data for their GCSE. The lovely sunny weather brought people out in droves, creating a minor headache for pedestrian counts but excellent fodder for a questionnaire survey.

Isabel and Emily excelled at extracting the views of shoppers on Norwich’s facilities whilst Ella and Mia discovered the many delights of Chapelfield Shopping Centre. Maisie and Kelly conducted thorough land use surveys and discovered new alleyways and shops around the Back of the Inns.

Despite recording mountains of data, everyone had a fun day and hopefully the girls are now ready to tackle converting their findings into a first-rate piece of GCSE coursework. Good luck!

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Year 12 tour of our ‘Fine City’

The AS travel and tourism group recently went on a guided ‘City Tour’ of Norwich. They are investigating different types of tours before they design their own as part of their coursework.

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