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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What are you doing over the holidays?

We hope all our HOHS families and friends are enjoying the summer holidays so far. Don’t forget to send us photos and news to marketing@hohs.co.uk – there will be little prizes from Mrs French in September for any we use on the blog or Facebook!


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Our ‘stars’ of the week

Our ‘Stars’ of the week, receiving special mention from Mr Peace and their teachers in our Prep Department Praise Assembly yesterday, are:

Albert (Year 3) for the very good presentation of his handwriting with controlled, correct orientation.

Grace (Year 4) for very careful work and concentration on a portrait.

Toby (Year 5) for his free-hand work on a Victorian factory project. Toby was also praised by both Miss Hopwood and Mr Peace for his good back stage behaviour and excellent contributions to school life.

Camilla (Year 6)  for producing some excellent work and contributing so well in her first week at school.

Well done to all of our ‘stars’! The photos are from another recent assembly. Look out for pictures and news on the blog soon from our end of year Early Years concert and praises today!

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Austen triumphs in Sports Day honours!

Miss Mickleburgh and Mrs Woods write:

Sports Day yesterday was a fantastic, enjoyable day with many great individual performances and records broken. It was also – as you will see – a very good day for Austen!

Without the dedication from staff we could not run a successful day and we would like to thank all who helped, as well as the many parents who came to cheer the children on – we hope you enjoyed it, too!  Look out for separate galleries of photos of Lower Prep, Upper Prep and Senior pupils coming early next week on our blog (it takes a while to sort them!)

Here are the Top Athletes, record breakers and new records:

Nursery Girl:     Samaara   (24 points)

Nursery Boy:     Hayden, James and Austin (24 points each)

Reception Girl: Daisy  (30 points)

Reception Boy: Charlie  (26 points)

Year 1/2 Girl:     Felicity  (26 points)

Year 1/2 Boy:     Theo  (22 points)

Year 3 Boy:        Oliver (24 points)

Year 3/4 Girl:    Chloe  (24 points)

Year 5 Girl:        Eva  (30 points)

Year 5 Boy:        Alex S  (42 points)

Year 6 Girl:        Camilla (31 points)

Year 7:                 Anna  (34 points)

Year 8:                Harriet  (50 points)

Year 9:                Sophie B   (34 points)

Year 10:              Amy  (46 points)

 

RECORDS BROKEN

Year 1/2 Rounders ball throw:  Sophia S (19.40)

Year 1/2 Long jump: Sahara-Star (2.33)

Year 3 Boys Rounders ball throw: Oliver Davis (27.50m)

Year 5 Boys 80m: Alex S (11.97)

Year 5 Boys 200m: Alex S (32.15)

Year 5 Boys 600m: Alex S (2.07)

Year 10 Javelin: Amy H (18.80m)

Year 10 Triple jump: Amy H (9.00m)

Year 7 relay team: Ryder (1.03)

 

NEW RECORDS

Year 3 Boys Long jump: Adam (2.50)

Year 5 Boys Long jump: Alex S (3.51)

 

CUPS

PRE PREP CUP: Austen (302 points)

SENIOR PREP CUP: Austen (304 points)

SENIOR SCHOOL CUP: Austen  (283 points)

OVERALL SPORTS DAY WINNERS: Austen (889 points)


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Our ‘stars’ of the week

Our ‘Stars’ of the week, receiving special mention from Mr Peace and their teachers in our Prep Department Praise Assembly this morning, are:

Grace (Nursery) for helping others and for her friendly and kind behaviour.

Charlie (Reception) for self-improvement and for being very kind and helpful. Charlie was also Top Athlete for Reception boys at yesterday’s Sports Day!

Jessica (Year 1) for creating a lovely zig-zag book reflecting her journey across the day on our trip to Amy T’s Willow Farm last week.

Theo (Year 2)  for pushing himself in PE lessons – his effort was well rewarded on Sports Day yesterday as he was Top Athlete for Years 1 and 2 boys.

Well done to all of our ‘stars’! The photos are from another recent assembly.

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Our ‘stars’ of the week

Our ‘Stars’ of the week, receiving special mention from Mr Peace and their teachers in our Prep Department Praise Assembly this morning, are:

Oliver (Year 3) for making a wonderful Tudor house. He researched first and produced a very detailed model.

Matilda (Year 4) for amazing ICT work including completion of her Tudor project using her ICT skills. Matilda enjoys ICT and picks up new concepts quickly.

Maxim (Year 5) for excelling in maths – using his time in exams to check that his answers were correct.

Skyla-Grace (Year 6)  for being amazing at spellings! Skyla gets full marks every week and always learns the ‘bonus’ spellings.

Well done to all of our ‘stars’! The photos are from an assembly last week.

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Our ‘stars’ of the week

Our ‘Stars’ of the week, receiving special mention from Mr Peace and their teachers in our Prep Department Praise Assembly this morning, are:

Sam Z (Nursery Yellow) who has settled in very well. Sam always listens and works hard on his letters and sounds and numbers. He has also made lots of new friends!

Daisy H (Reception) for working hard with everything! Daisy’s reading is going from strength to strength and her writing and maths are also progressing quickly.

Sophia S (Year 1) for fantastic reading progress – she has gone up a reading stage every month. Sophia has also produced some lovely artwork on the Magical Island theme.

Edward M (Year 2)  for being very well focused and beating his spelling scores. Edward asked lots of good questions while we were debating the election manifestos.

Well done to all of our ‘stars’! The photos are from an assembly earlier this week.

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Our ‘stars’ of the week

Our ‘Stars’ of the week, receiving special mention from Mr Peace and their teachers in our Prep Department Praise Assembly this morning, are:

Chloe (Year 3) for an excellent piece of work on mountains – her mountain model was very good and included very imaginatively-presented facts. Chloe has also been a good friend to a visiting boarder.

Caitlin (Year 4) for prompt completion of extra work including extension homework, making two mini dictionaries, on the Tudors and geography. She was also the first in her year group to learn all her times tables up to twelve and back.

Emma (Year 5) for writing a very good poem based on Christina Rosetti’s poem ‘Colour’, using excellent rhyming words.

Emily (Year 6)  for writing cartoons with excellent use of adjectives, good grammar and accurate writing.

Well done to all of our ‘stars’! The photo is from an earlier assembly – the children love to hear about each others’ achievements!