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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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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Our ‘stars’ this week are…

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

Nua G (Nursery Green), for making huge progress in her swimming. Nua has grown in confidence and is jumping in and swimming with her face in the water!

Hattie F-B (Reception), for trying hard with her reading and using her phonic knowledge to sound out words in her writing.

Elysia A (Year 1), for excellent writing. Elysia is independently extending her sentences by using connectives such as ‘when’, ‘suddenly’, ‘because’ and ‘then’.

Beatrix G (Year 2) for her Times Table challenge success – she is on her Gold Level and can do her 6, 7, 8 and 9 tables. Beatrix also learned her tricky lines very well for our class assembly this week and wrote an excellent story:  “The Day I landed on the Moon”

Well done to all of these ‘stars’! Who will it be next week? The picture is from Year 2’s class assembly on Tuesday.

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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:

Lucia D (Year 3), for working very hard in all subjects. Lucia’s handwriting has improved and she is consistently using joined-up writing.

Albert C (Year 4), for working hard and doing lots of practice in Maths, and for being kind at playtimes and looking out for his friends.

Matilda K (Year 5), for working hard to present her work beautifully and for trying hard in art, paying great attention to detail.

Isabella W (Year 6) for working hard to a high standard in Maths – and for getting thoroughly involved in the Upper Prep drama production, learning all her lines and the song lyrics.

Special praises also went to Daphne G (Nursery Yellow) for being a delightful member of  our ballet class – always listening to instructions and joining in; and to Reno M (Year 1) for learning lines for an assembly to perform to the seniors.

Well done to all of these ‘stars’! Who will it be next week? The picture is from an earlier assembly.


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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:

Megan T (Nursery Green) for her kindness and always including everyone in her games.

Valentina L (Reception), for her growing confidence this year, settling in well in the mornings and getting on with her work.

Charlotte T (Year 1), for her performance in the excellent Year 1 class assembly yesterday – she knew her lines perfectly and showed great confidence in her acting.

Alfie D (Year 2) for independently helping another child with skills in PE, showing great kindness.

 

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


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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…