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Mystery letters for Years 1 & 2 found in fireplace!

Mr Crump was surprised to find two large envelopes in his study fireplace one morning last week, slightly obscured by ashes but clearly addressed to Years 1 and 2. The children came over to collect them and what do you suppose was inside? Individual replies to letters they had written to Father Christmas a few days ago and posted up the chimney! We hope all their wishes come true at Christmas.




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Mysterious letter found in fireplace!

Mr Crump found a mysterious envelope in his fireplace last Friday just as the log fire was about to be lit. What a good job he looked first! It was addressed to Year 2 who were summoned to read it. Imagine the children’s surprise when they discovered it contained personal replies to letters they had written earlier to Father Christmas! We think the Sixth Form may have helped Santa with this.

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Father Christmas, Reindeer and crafting at HOHS

This morning saw lots of smiles and fun as families came together in the Barn to do some Christmas-themed crafting together and chat to Father Christmas. Meanwhile, outside, two of his reindeer were ready to show us how much they like carrots! Thanks to our hardworking PA members for organising this – and for serving delicious mince pies, soup and other goodies, too!


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Reminder: 10.00am start for reindeer at HOHS this Saturday!

Lots of our children and friends are looking forward to meeting Santa and his reindeer on Saturday morning at HOHS and joining in the craft activities: making angels, decorating seasonal cookies,  paper chains and more. Please note the 10.00am start and remember that children must be accompanied throughout the event please.

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Reindeer at HOHS this Saturday!

We are all looking forward to our special event on Saturday! As the run-up to Christmas starts,  Santa and his REAL reindeer, plus a couple of hardworking elves, will be at HOHS to meet the children and distribute some early Christmas presents. There will also be tasty hot food and drinks on sale, plus craft activities for the children to enjoy: making angels, decorating seasonal cookies, making paper chains and more.

We hope to see many of you there – and do bring friends and extended family, too. Please let us know who’s coming, though, so that Santa brings the right presents – just email reception@hohs.co.uk with your numbers and the ages of the children, or call in to the school reception. Please note that you must accompany your children throughout the event.

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Mystery letter for Years 1 & 2 found in fireplace!

While the fireplace in Mr Crump’s study was being cleaned out ready to light a fire this morning, what should fall down the chimney but a huge envelope addressed to Years 1 and 2, who were summoned to  collect it.  Imagine the children’s surprise on discovering inside the glittery envelope personal replies to letters they had written to Father Christmas a few days ago and posted up the chimney!


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Merry Christmas everyone!