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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U16 and U14 netball excellence v Thorpe St Andrew

Our U14 and U16 netball teams were both in action at home yesterday against Thorpe St Andrew.  Both teams played extremely well in very close games.  At half time, the U16s were losing 8-1,  but the girls really stepped up in the second half, effecting a brilliant come-back to pull off a 14-13 win! The U14 team worked hard for the whole game, playing some great netball and ending with a final score of 8-8.

Players of the match were picked by the opposition: congratulations to Alice P  for the U16s and Emily D for the U14s.  Well done to all the girls who played – there was some exceptional netball on display.

Miss Wright

Our U14 team at yesterday’s fixture v Thorpe St Andrew High School

U16s with Mrs Woods

HOHS U16 netball team

Half time team talk for the U16s, who pulled back from being 8-1 down to win the match 14-13!

 

 

 

 

 


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Years 3 and 4 in the greenhouse

Mrs Gunn took Years 3 and 4 pupils to Mr Young’s greenhouse today, 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 seeds of their own – chillis, carrots and other good things to eat – that’s what they are doing in these photos. Some of the produce will be used in the wheelbarrow plantings we are planning for the Royal Norfolk Show in June – watch this space for news about this!


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Sports Results: U16 netball v Sprowston High

The U16 netball team were in action against Sprowston last Thursday. Sadly we were not victorious this time but the girls showed resilience on a cery chilly day! Player of the match was awarded to Alice for her movement around the court.

Mrs Woods, Head of PE

 

 

 

 

 


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Holiday art work

Some of our younger pupils have sent in some lovely art and craft work they created over the holidays – thank you to Daphne, Vera, Agata and Maisy! You can see more details on the pictures. 
Well done all the children; we hope you enjoyed doing these as much as we have liked seeing them!

Daphne (Nursery Yellow) enjoyed being creative every day over the holidays, making many lovely things. Inspired by Spring, she made these ‘Springtime Flower Pictures’ using pens, finger paints, paints and glitter (with a little help for the tricky bits!).

Here we have two felt rabbits made by Maisy (Year  6), who received some sewing kits for Christmas.  Check out the dog she made, too, in the next picture!

Vera (Nursery Yellow) and big sister Agata (Year 2) have some of their holiday artwork on display at home.  The first picture on the on the left is Vera’s first work produced completely on her own and includes 3D elements; the black penguin is also hers, and the other two pictures were done by Agata.


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An afternoon of Christmas Tales

Year 9 pupils were to be found recently in the Year 1 classroom, reading the children some picture-book stories they had created especially for them.

The storytelling followed two weeks of planning, writing and drawing in the girls’ English lessons, inspired by stories Mrs Crump had read them. The girls gave careful consideration to the vocabulary to use and the number of characters as well as the actual storyline and pictures, in order to create stories that would be engaging for a younger audience. There were some very impressive illustrations and the stories were set in places as varied as New York’s Central Park and a zoo!

Year 1 listened carefully and enjoyed the stories very much. Afterwards, Mrs Bird asked the children which was their favourite – and they said they liked them all! We all had a lovely afternoon!


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Seniors telling tales!

One of the lovely things about our small, friendly school is the way our older pupils get to interact with the younger ones. Last week, with just four weeks to go to Christmas, librarian Mrs Maher thought it would be a good idea for some of our seniors to read seasonal stories to the children in Lower Prep. It seems they all thought it was a goo idea, too!



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U9 and U11 hockey v NHSG

Both the U11 and U9 hockey teams were in action this afternoon against Norwich High School for Girls.  I am pleased to announce that we were victorious in both matches. The U11s secured a 5-0 win and the U9s won 1-0.  Both teams played extremely well together and deserved the win.  Player of the Match for the U11 team was Maxim, while Oliver took the honours for the U9 team.  The U11 goals were scored by Sophie, Maxim, Maisy (who scored 2) and Eve.  The U9 goal was scored by Chloe.  Well done everyone!

Mrs Woods, Head of PE