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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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!

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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!


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Anagram quiz winners!

Well done to everyone who entered the anagram quiz over half term.  We had a number of all-correct answers but swiftest off the mark returning them (by email last week) were Matilda (Year 4) and Caitlin (also Year 4), who each won an HOHS bear.

Special mentions also go to Emily and Saffron (Year 6) who sent this photo of themselves with their entry. The answers are:

1. TAN HERB (The Barn)
2. WIMPLING MOOS (Swimming Pool)
3. IS ON A ROUGH BED! (Boarding House)
4. RUNS RYE (Nursery)
5. SWOT HOED (The Woods)
6. FROSTED SLIP (Sports Field)
7. DUO TRY CAR (Courtyard)
8. CORNET PIE (Reception)
9. CITRUS SONNET (Tennis Courts)
10.TEND PEPPER MART (Prep Department)

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HOHS half-term anagram quiz

Can you unscramble these phrases to find ten places around our school? We have done the first one for you. Answers by email to marketing@hohs.co.uk or bring to school on Monday and hand in at Reception for my attention. There’s a prize on offer for the first complete answer received! Liz French, Editor.
1. TAN HERB (The Barn)
2. WIMPLING MOOS
3. IS ON A ROUGH BED!
4. RUNS RYE
5. SWOT HOED
6. FROSTED SLIP
7. DUO TRY CAR
8. CORNET PIE
9. CITRUS SONNET
10.TEND PEPPER MART
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Celebrity-inspired footwear by Year 9!

Last term we featured the early stages of some amazing shoe designs by our Year 9 pupils.  In their textiles lessons Mrs Ling had challenged them to design a shoe appropriate for a chosen celebrity – from HM the Queen to Rita Ora, Van Gogh, Melanie Martinez, Willy Wonka and more. Now the girls have almost all finished the project…and the results are stunning!

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Darci M – Van Gogh

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Sarah K

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Sophie B – Nemo

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Alia B – Willy Wonka

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Rebekah Y

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Isabelle S – Bear Grylls

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Clara H – Jenna Coleman

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Caitlin C – Melanie Martinez

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Faith-Marie L – Mary Berry

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Sophie S – HM The Queen

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Mia T –

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Isabel H – Cleopatra

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Lucy C

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Rosamaria E – Twenty-one Pilots

 

 

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The Queen inspired this bejewelled beauty

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This one is inspired by singer Melanie Martinez

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Darcy is creating a Vincent Van Gogh-inspired impressionistic platform shoe

 

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