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’ this week are…

Star-of-weekOur most recent ‘Stars’, receiving special mention by Mr Peace in this morning’s Prep Department Praise Assembly, are:

Isabella (Year 3), for very good place value work in maths, and for writing really well about life processes in science.

Chloe (Year 4), for being very hard working in morning activities and for making a beautiful poster explaining the water cycle.

Georgina (Year 5), for reading lots of books – including reading out loud in front of an audience about a sloth she had found out about. Georgina also made a brilliant model of Queen Victoria for a holiday project – look out for a photograph on the blog later today!

Maisy (Year 6), for working very hard and showing a good attitude. Maisy has also been very good with punctuation in her written work!

Well done to all of these ‘stars’! Who will it be next week?

 


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World Book Day is coming!

World Book Day 2018 is Thursday 1st March and we are planning some great activities around it, such as story time with different teachers, a book trail and book swapping sessions.  Pupils in Nursery and Prep were given a letter on Friday with a voucher to choose one of the special £1 Book Day titles – keep it safe!

Here is what we plan:

  • Pupils can come to school on March 1st dressed as a favourite book character – there will be a parade during assembly and prizes for the best, most creative ones! Why not start planning your costume over half term?
  • The wonderful Ketts Books, Wymondham’s community-run bookshop, will have a book fair in The Barn on Weds 28th  February, from 3.00pm for Lower Prep and from 4.00pm for Upper Prep. Pupils can use their World Book Day voucher to claim one of the special titles on offer. We will also get one free Usborne book for our school library for every two sold on the day, so do have a look at the special Usborne display for some great information books!
  • You can find out more about World Book Day here.


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Our ‘stars’ this week are…

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Our most recent ‘Stars’, receiving special mention by Mr Peace in this morning’s Prep Department Praise Assembly, are:

Daphne (Nursery), for being very polite and friendly and for an amazing performance in class assembly…she showed great confidence and enjoyment on stage!

Millie (Reception), for being very tidy and helpful in the classroom. Millie’s reading has taken off and she is so dedicated to succeed! She has also done some really thoughtful drawings in art lessons.

Elysia (Year 1), for excellent work in science. She has been asking great questions when experimenting in the lab and finding the answers! Elysia has fantastic recall skills.

Beatrix (Year 2), for working very hard – she never needs reminding to stay on task. Beatrix has had excellent results in assessment week, particularly checking her work carefully.

The whole of Year 2 also got a special mention for pushing themselves so hard in cross country this week!

Well done to all of these ‘stars’! Who will it be next week?


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Well done to this week’s ‘stars’!

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Our most recent ‘Stars’, receiving special mention by Mr Peace in this morning’s Prep Department praise assembly, are:

Lucia D (Year 3), for being a happy, positive member of the class. Lucia is also the official representative for Eco Club.

Harry C (Year 4), for settling in so well and being a happy, confident boy in his new school. Harry is working hard on a new language – Spanish.

Eve S (Year 5), for making superb progress in English, developing characters and stories. Eve has also been very confident in maths and completing extension work.

Maxim P (Year 6), for very good work on coding and computers and in maths.

A big round of applause to all of these ‘stars’! Who will it be next week?

 


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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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Who are our ‘stars’ this week…?

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In our Prep Department Praise Assembly this morning, these children received special mention by their teachers and Mr Peace:

Frankie (Nursery), for helping a new pupil to settle in. She has been a very kind and grown up friend and is always helping!

Grace (Reception), for being so wonderful in her class assembly rehearsals. Grace is so enthusiastic and has also learned her two times table up to 10×2!

Charlotte (Year 1), for working very hard on word problems and times tables in maths. She has been learning her two, five and ten times tables!

Amy (Year 2), for working really hard to overcome a new morning routine and trying very hard in maths, gaining high results in a class paper.

There were also some swimming certificates to give out, to Sahara-Star (Year 2), Evelyn (Year 2), Harry T (Reception), Grace T (Reception) and Chloe S (Reception). Well done, swimmers!

Well done to all of these ‘stars’! Who will it be next week?

 


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Our ‘stars’ this week were…

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Our most recent ‘Stars’, receiving special mention by Mr Peace in this morning’s Prep Department Praise Assembly, are:

Felicity (Year 3), for good work in English: Felicity produced a very creative piece of writing demonstrating correct use of pronouns. She has also been very kind to new pupils.

Imogen (Year 4), for always being very hard working and completing every task; her handwriting has also improved enormously.

Matilda (Year 5), for working very hard in all lessons and especially in art and ICT.  Matilda is also Form Captain and very helpful in class.

Sophie (Year 6), for fantastic maths work on fractions and being able to explain her working out.

Well done to all of these ‘stars’! Who will it be next week?