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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Year 5’s magic beanstalks!

Before the holidays, we reported that Year 5 had been planting broad bean seeds in the greenhouse – you can see how small they were as they started to shoot.  While they may not really be “magic beanstalks”,  the second picture shows just how much they have grown in just a few short weeks.  Today our gardener, Mr Young,  helped the children plant them out in a raised and prepared bed in our orchard. He showed them how to prepare a hole for each plant and how to remove them carefully from their pots without disturbing the roots. The children have carefully labelled their plants so that we can see whose grows the highest and produces the most beans!



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Time for another look at our Hethersett Old Hall School video!

It’s just about a year since our HOHS promotional video was launched – and it had over 3,000 views when it appeared on our Facebook page! It still gives us that “aaaah” feeling, and reflects our happy, thriving school very well – so why not give it another look? Click here to link to  the video on youtube and let’s get the number of views there up!

The film was made by Winnie (Wing-Yee,  pictured below), a former HOHS pupil who is now a film maker.

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Year 5 in the greenhouse

In their science lessons recently, Year 5 pupils have been learning about the life cycle of plants. To give them some practical follow-up, Miss Hopwood took the class to Mr Young’s greenhouse where the children helped to pot on some flower seedlings to provide extra colour in our gardens before the end of the summer term.

The pupils also planted some broad beans – that’s what is in the pots they are holding in the picture below. They will be keeping a close eye to see whose grows the biggest!


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Open Morning procedure for pupils

balloonsonlyJust a reminder to all our pupils (from Reception – Year 13) who are coming into school this Saturday for our Open Morning.

Please arrive at school between 9.30 – 9.45 am and enter via the side gates, not the front door. You will need to go directly to your form room for registration at 10am before heading off to join the teacher you are assisting. At the end of Open Morning pupils should leave school via side gates not via reception.

Those pupils acting as guides should come to the Entrance Hall at 9.45 and register with Mrs Jones.

Please remember to wear your full uniform including hats and make sure you’re looking extra neat and tidy on the day!


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At HOHS you’re never too young for hockey!

We had a great half term of hockey for all ages as you may have read in Miss Mickleburgh’s hockey report. Here are Year 2 in full kit having a lesson towards the end of term in the sports hall, and getting ready to go to an away fixture. They have really enjoyed their hockey lessons, learning dribbling, passing, tackling and shooting skills as well as playing games and learning the rules. Well done, everyone!

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See the Seals at Winterton and Horsey

A walk on the beach can be a refreshing antidote to all that eating we’ve probably done over the last few days. Norfolk of course has a wonderful choice of beaches, each with its own unique character and features. My personal favourite is Winterton  – I love the miles of empty sand and paths through the dunes, there’s a great café and it is dog-friendly all year.  I will be going for a walk this week with friends and family along the beach towards Horsey until we come to the seals…literally hundreds of them, mothers and babies, littering the water’s edge until around the end of January. If you’ve never experienced this amazing sight, it is well worth a visit. You can follow the crowds to Horsey itself  for sightings from the dunes if  the walk from Winterton is too long for any family members.  Do take care not to disturb the seals.

You can find out more and see videos here.

Liz French, Blog editor

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Sports Results: U16 netball v Framingham Earl High School

The U16 team had their second match of the week yesterday against Framingham Earl School. Despite an 11-6 loss, the girls played really well and I was
thoroughly encouraged by the skill and passing level on display. Player of the match goes to Lacey who did a sterling job at goal defence. Well done!

Mrs Wood

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