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Match report: U14 and U16 netball v CNS

The U14 and U16 netball teams played at home yesterday afternoon versus City of Norwich School. Both teams won convincing victories, with scores of 10-5 and 18-3 respectively.

Player of the Match for the U14 team was Sophie S, who was on fire when shooting!  Alice and Mia shared the title in the U16 match. A wonderful start following the Christmas break, well done!

Mrs Woods

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Well done, HOHS hockey players!

We have had a fantastic half term of hockey – playing fourteen matches with nine wins! On Monday next week look out for ‘top scorer’ accolades and season highlights from Miss Mickleburgh – plus advice on buying equipment, joining clubs, photos from this half term and more…

Meanwhile, enjoy your half term break and we look forward to more hockey and  netball next half term!

Miss Mickleburgh







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Match report: U16 hockey v Norwich School

Our U16 hockey team finished off a wonderful half term with a 1-0 win over Norwich School, with Isabel scoring the goal. Player of the match was awarded to Amy for a confident display at left midfield. Thanks to Ella’s mum for the great action photos below – and well done, girls!

We have had a fantastic half term of hockey – playing fourteen matches with nine wins! Watch the blog over half term for ‘top scorer’ accolades and season highlights – plus advice on buying equipment, joining clubs and more…

Miss Mickleburgh

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Match report: U12 and U13 hockey v Norwich School

Both the U13 and U12 hockey teams were both in action against Norwich School yesterday. Playing on a glorious Astro at the UEA, the U13 sealed a magnificent 5-0 win with 3 goals from Mia and 2 from Harriet. They share the player of the match accolade. The U12 team lost 2-1 in the dying seconds of their match. Liberty scoring our only goal but some very close attempts, particularly in the second half. Player of the match goes to Ashlyn who made some sterling saves in defence.

 Mrs Woods




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Match report: U8 A/B hockey v Norwich School

Our U8A/B team had a great time at their first ever hockey match against Norwich School. Despite a torrential downpour half way through the matches, we carried on regardless and came away with one win and one loss. The children can all be very proud of their performances. Player of the match awards went to Albert for his efforts in midfield and Adam for scoring some goals. Special mentions also go to Theo who, despite a bump on the head, improved throughout the match and Felicity who didn’t miss a tackle all game.







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Match report: U9 hockey v Norwich School

Yesterday afternoon our U9 hockey team travelled to play Norwich School. It was a great opportunity to put into practice the skills the children have been learning in games and – most importantly – have some fun! We even enjoyed some hot teas and chocolate brownies afterwards. Player of the match was awarded to Amelia for her determination in the game. A special mention to Adam who played in goal for the first time and made some vital saves.

Miss Mickleburgh

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Match report: U14 county hockey tournament

On Friday 10th October our newly formed U14 hockey team travelled to Taverham High School for the U14 county hockey tournament.

Our team faced tough opposition in the likes of Norwich School, Norwich High, Langley and Taverham, with many of the other teams having playing together for years, often at club level and in the case of a few, county level.

Despite the opposition we went into all four of our games with a positive attitude and the will to learn and improve our hockey. It was fair to say we played our best hockey against Langley school, and, on a couple of occasions, found ourselves in the attacking circle, although we failed to covert or win a short corner.

All the girls have been working incredibly hard in their games afternoons and every member of the team should be incredibly proud of their performance over the afternoon. We look forward to more hockey games after half term. 

TEAM: Grace Robinson, Ella Kassulke, Emily Catlin, Lauren Barlow-Hunter, Isabel Hartley, Mollie Deeks, Lacey Mayes, Aisling Kendall, Ria Simmons and Marian D-S.

Joint player of the tournament was awarded to Grace Robinson in goal and Mollie Deeks.

Well done girls!

Miss MickleburghHockey team U14

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United Kingdom Mathematics Trust Team Challenge

How would you like to spend a whole afternoon solving mathematical problems? Jack, Darci, Harry and Grace found out when they were selected to represent Hethersett Old Hall School at a team challenge, hosted by Norwich School. In total, 13 teams from schools in our region participated in three rounds of brain-busting puzzles!

Questions included:

An open box with no lid is in the shape of a cube and has a volume of 216cm3. What is the total surface area of the base and the sides of the box?

Last Christmas, I managed to get a discount of one-third off a microwave (which cost £180 originally), one-quarter off a new kettle (which would have cost £80) and a printer (whose full price was £140) for half price. What fraction of the total price of all three items, before any of the discounts were given, did I manage to save?

Everyone had lots of fun and the teamwork of our four Year 6 children was excellent! Hethersett Old Hall School came 8th overall and all four children received a certificate for their effort. Would they do it all over again? It was lovely to hear them reply, as one, ‘OH, YES!’

Well done Jack, Darci, Harry and Grace!

Mr Peace
‘It was a hard but good experience and we worked really well as a team!’ (Grace)