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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Georgina and Queen Vic!

At home over half term, Georgina (Year 5) made and painted an excellent clay model of Queen Victoria: we thought it was well worth showing our blog readers! Spot Matilda’s drawing, too!


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Our ‘stars’ this week are…

Star-of-weekOur most recent ‘Stars’, receiving special mention by Mr Peace in this morning’s Prep Department Praise Assembly, are:

Isabella (Year 3), for very good place value work in maths, and for writing really well about life processes in science.

Chloe (Year 4), for being very hard working in morning activities and for making a beautiful poster explaining the water cycle.

Georgina (Year 5), for reading lots of books – including reading out loud in front of an audience about a sloth she had found out about. Georgina also made a brilliant model of Queen Victoria for a holiday project – look out for a photograph on the blog later today!

Maisy (Year 6), for working very hard and showing a good attitude. Maisy has also been very good with punctuation in her written work!

Well done to all of these ‘stars’! Who will it be next week?

 


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On the menu this week

MONDAY LUNCH:
Crispy Southern Fried Chicken 
Mexican Sauce
New Potatoes
Mixed Vegetables
Vegetable Kiev
Salad Bar
Rice Pudding with Cherry Jam
Yogurts

TUESDAY LUNCH:
Jumbo Sausage Roll
Diced Potatoes
Baked Beans
Cheese and Onion Pasty
Salad Bar
Fruit Jelly
Fresh Fruit
Yogurts

WEDNESDAY LUNCH:
Macaroni Bolognaise
Garlic Bread
Mixed Salad
Macaroni Provencale
Salad Bar
Fruit Crumble and Cream
Fresh Fruit
Yogurts

THURSDAY LUNCH:
Chicken Sausages
Onion Gravy
Sliced Green Beans
Creamed Potatoes
Glamorgan Leek and Potato Sausages
Salad Bar
Caramel and Chocolate Mousse
Fresh Fruit
Yogurts

FRIDAY LUNCH:
Battered Cod Fillet
Peas
Freshly Chipped Potatoes
Barbecue Quorn Fillet
Salad Bar
Low Fat Yogurts
Fresh Fruit


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Little fish in the Nursery

Our Nursery pupils love their swimming lessons and we can’t resist sharing these pictures of the Nursery Green class lined up by the poolside with Eliza, one of our gap tutors, ready to enjoy one of Mrs McEvoy’s fun sessions!


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World Book Day is coming!

World Book Day 2018 is Thursday 1st March and we are planning some great activities around it, such as story time with different teachers, a book trail and book swapping sessions.  Pupils in Nursery and Prep were given a letter on Friday with a voucher to choose one of the special £1 Book Day titles – keep it safe!

Here is what we plan:

  • Pupils can come to school on March 1st dressed as a favourite book character – there will be a parade during assembly and prizes for the best, most creative ones! Why not start planning your costume over half term?
  • The wonderful Ketts Books, Wymondham’s community-run bookshop, will have a book fair in The Barn on Weds 28th  February, from 3.00pm for Lower Prep and from 4.00pm for Upper Prep. Pupils can use their World Book Day voucher to claim one of the special titles on offer. We will also get one free Usborne book for our school library for every two sold on the day, so do have a look at the special Usborne display for some great information books!
  • You can find out more about World Book Day here.


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The Big Garden Birdwatch update

After the excitement of the Big Garden Bird Watch a couple of weekends ago, members of our Bird Club have been presenting their findings in a variety of different graphs, charts and other records. We have also entered a competition Amy T found in her National Geographic magazine. We had to create a one-page report summarising Bird Club’s findings and send it in. It would be lovely if we won as there are some great birdwatching goodies as prizes! Mrs Bird.


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Our ‘stars’ this week are…

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Our most recent ‘Stars’, receiving special mention by Mr Peace in this morning’s Prep Department Praise Assembly, are:

Daphne (Nursery), for being very polite and friendly and for an amazing performance in class assembly…she showed great confidence and enjoyment on stage!

Millie (Reception), for being very tidy and helpful in the classroom. Millie’s reading has taken off and she is so dedicated to succeed! She has also done some really thoughtful drawings in art lessons.

Elysia (Year 1), for excellent work in science. She has been asking great questions when experimenting in the lab and finding the answers! Elysia has fantastic recall skills.

Beatrix (Year 2), for working very hard – she never needs reminding to stay on task. Beatrix has had excellent results in assessment week, particularly checking her work carefully.

The whole of Year 2 also got a special mention for pushing themselves so hard in cross country this week!

Well done to all of these ‘stars’! Who will it be next week?