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 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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Name that tune…in flowers!

While school may be closed for the holidays, the buildings and grounds are still buzzing with activity! We have had a Tai chi group using the sports hall and other facilities all week, and yesterday in the Barn, talented NAFAS demonstrators Melissa Sheldrake and Brenda Tubb provided an audience of more than 70 flower-arranging enthusiasts with some amazing ideas for floral arrangements with the theme “Name that Tune”, followed by afternoon tea.  This event was in aid of  Oaktrees Respite Care in Attleborough and was arranged by our Exams Officer Jane Morgan.

 


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Miniature garden competition

Fancy having a go at making a miniature garden? Now is the time to start planning your design for Mrs Bird’s fabulous competition – have a look at the poster for details. It’s a great way to exercise your imagination and creative flair! Your garden can be any shape as long as its overall size is no larger than 30 x 30cm. But don’t make the real thing yet unless you’re confident you can maintain it in peak condition until May 6th…because that is when judging will take place, at our Summer Fete. There will be prizes for different age groups and all the entries will be displayed at the fete. Go on, you know you want to!

 


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Spring is on its way at HOHS – with a chance to win a prize!

Gardener Andy Young has been hard at work in the gardens, planting new things to provide colour later in the spring and summer.  This week has seen some lovely, warm sunshine and the children can now spend more time outside at break and lunchtimes. With that in mind, here is an opportunity for observant pupils to win some prizes and perhaps learn a bit about plants!

To enter, have a good look round the gardens and see how many flowers and flowering plants you can identify (they don’t have to be in bloom yet), then write down their names and where in the grounds you saw them.  You can ask Mr Young for clues if you find him!

Please bring your list to me in the office just next to Reception  by the end of term, Friday 31st March – I have some fun prizes for top entries! Alternatively, you can email your entry to marketing@hohs.co.uk

 

 


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Mr Southgate’s Adventures with Year 1

On Tuesday, Sophia’s father came in to talk to Year 1 in their geography lesson about some exciting travel adventures he had when he was younger.

Mr Southgate visited several African countries as well as Australia and New Zealand and had some very exciting tales to tell the children. They included white water rafting, bungee jumping and encounters with a whole host of animals, from a giraffe to a possum, a whale and a baby crocodile (which bit him!) One memory which was not so happy tarantulawas when Mr Southgate was bitten by a poisonous spider – a tarantula – which had somehow sneaked into his sleeping bag! It made him very unwell and he had to go to hospital.

Mr Southgate showed the children on a map and on our globe all the places he had visited, and played an interesting game with them, matching different animals to their continents. Everyone really enjoyed the afternoon!

mr-southgate-with-yr-1

possum bungee-jumping


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Pancake-tossing in Year 2!

Yesterday was Shrove Tuesday, or pancake day, so no prizes for guessing what was on the lunch menu! And in Year 2, there was a bit of fun to end the day…
The children learned all about the old tradition of pancake races (originating in Olney, Buckinghamshire) where you have to flip the pancake in a pan and decided to have a go themselves! They discovered it is harder than it looks, but some people were VERY good at it!


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PA meeting this afternoon!

Just a quick reminder that there will be a Parents’ Association meeting today at 4pm in the Quiet Room. Any parent interested in finding out more about our friendly group, or able to offer help for the school fete in May, the main topic for this afternoon, please come and join us!