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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Georgina and Queen Vic!

At home over half term, Georgina (Year 5) made and painted an excellent clay model of Queen Victoria: we thought it was well worth showing our blog readers! Spot Matilda’s drawing, too!


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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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Years 1 and 5 prepare for the jungle!

At HOHS we love getting our different age groups working together, building each other’s knowledge and confidence.  Today Year 1 visited Mrs Fisher’s Year 5 classroom, where the pupils presented them with some fascinating facts they have been researching about animals and tropical rainforests, ahead of our visit next week to Amazona.


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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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Nursery Dance to a Jungle Beat!

A big thank you to all the parents and family members who came to see our lovely jungle-themed Nursery class assembly this morning. Didn’t the children look fantastic in their animal costumes – and how well they spoke and sang! We are so proud of what they have achieved, and it is good to see their increasing confidence in stepping up onto the stage. Well done, everyone!  We hope you like the gallery of pictures – click on the first one and then click through to see them all.


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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?