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Girls 3-18 and boys 3-11, boarding for girls from 9


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Sports Update: Summer Term

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Welcome back, everyone, from the PE Department – an exciting term awaits us! Now we have the daylight on our side, we commence a term of athletics, cricket and rounders.
We have plenty of rounders fixtures in place for our teams, starting with the U16 team next Wednesday vs Sprowston at home. The picture below is from last summer.

We will be developing our ability to run, jump and throw in preparation for Sports Day which will be on Thursday 21st June. This is a whole school event and something we all look forward to. Sports Day support from parents and family members is greatly encouraged – so if you can come to cheer us on, please do!

We will be introducing the pupils to our new fitness suite and look forward to seeing them all in action. I am wondering whether we can row, ride, run or cycle to somewhere far away if we keep track ofour collective distances as a school?!

Mrs Woods, Head of PE

 


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On the menu this week

MONDAY LUNCH:
Macaroni and Chicken Carbonara
Mixed Salad
Quorn Carbonara
Salad Bar
Chocolate and Banana Muffin and Chocolate Sauce
Yogurts
Fresh Fruit

TUESDAY LUNCH:
Chicken Sausages
Creamed Potatoes
Sliced Green Beans
Vegetarian Sausages
Salad Bar
Peaches and Cream
Fresh Fruit
Yogurts

WEDNESDAY LUNCH:
Beef Chilli
Rice
Corn Chips
Vegetable and Mushroom Chilli
Salad Bar
Buterscotch Mousse with Marshmallows
Yogurts
Fresh Fruit

THURSDAY LUNCH:
Crispy Chicken Fillets
New Potatoes
Broccoli
Vegetable Fritters
Nut Roast

Salad Bar
Choc Ice
Yogurts
Fresh Fruit

FRIDAY LUNCH:
Battered Cod
Shoestring Fries
Peas
Mozzarella Croquettes
Salad Bar
Mixed Fruit Yogurts
Fresh Fruit

 


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Back to school tomorrow

Tomorrow we look forward to welcoming back our pupils, boarders, parents and staff. We hope you’ve had a lovely Easter break and are now rested and raring to go for what will be an action-packed term!


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Years 3 and 4 inspired by Paul Klee

Last half term, Years 3 & 4 created some beautiful artwork inspired by the work of the famous artist Paul Klee. Aren’t they colourful! You can see them on display in the Prep corridors – do come and have a look when term starts again!


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The Early Years visit Wroxham Barns

Last Thursday the Nursery and Reception children had a fantastic day out at Wroxham Barns.

We all had a wonderful day even though the day was quite chilly! The children learnt all about  the different animals on the farm and the different types of food they eat. They all enjoyed bottle feeding the spring lambs in the barn and seeing the hens, pigs, cows, donkeys, sheep, goats and chickens around the farm.  We also got to  sit on bales of straw in the barn and cuddle the chicks and guinea pigs.

Well done, everyone, for being so well behaved. Happy Easter from us all!

Mrs Jones



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Practise for The Big Sing!


We hope everyone’s Easter holiday has started well, even though the weather today has not been as lovely as we might have hoped! But for pupils in Years 1-6, perhaps a rainy day could be a good time to practise the ten songs we are learning for  The Big Sing at Carrow Road on 3rd May?  You can access the backing tracks, lyrics and videos here – scroll down to resources and login with the password ‘singup’.

There is information about how you can get tickets for the event on the website, too.

Have fun!


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Mrs Woods’ end of term Sports Report and gallery

This term saw our pupils play netball, badminton and football, swim in galas, hone our dancing and gymnastics skills and develop our fitness. Rugby tots continues to be a real hit for our youngest pupils. So much fun and enjoyment had by all!

We played 26 fixtures over the term and my personal highlight was our U16 netball match against Thorpe St Andrew School, where after being 8-1 down at half time the girls came back to win 14-13 – incredible!

Inter-house netball saw Ryder win both the Year 7-9 and Years 10-11 competitions, with some great skill on show.  Have a look at the short video clip from the Years 10-11 matches:
Our balcony area has been transformed into a fitness suite housing two treadmills, two bikes and a rowing machine. The suite is just awaiting the fixing of mirrors next week and will be open to pupils after the Easter break, so watch this space for some pictures!

As a busy term has passed, another one is forthcoming and there will be lots of rounders fixtures to announce soon!

Many thanks to Miss Wright, Mrs McEvoy and Katie Brooks for their continued hard work and dedication to the sport at Hethersett Old Hall School. An extra mention must go out to Mrs Maher who has been escorting us on all of our away fixtures. Without fail, she is there cheering our girls on through the wind, rain and the odd sunny day – thank you!

We hope you enjoy the gallery of pictures. Have a great Easter break, everyone!

Mrs Woods, Head of PE