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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Reminder: after-school tea break tomorrow!

Our Friday afternoon informal tea and chat sessions are always popular and we’d like to extend a warm invitation to all HOHS families to join us after school tomorrow for drinks on the lawn.

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Our ‘stars’ of the week

Our ‘Stars’ of the week, receiving special mention from Mr Peace and their teachers in our Prep Department Praise Assembly this morning, are:

Grace (Nursery) for helping others and for her friendly and kind behaviour.

Charlie (Reception) for self-improvement and for being very kind and helpful. Charlie was also Top Athlete for Reception boys at yesterday’s Sports Day!

Jessica (Year 1) for creating a lovely zig-zag book reflecting her journey across the day on our trip to Amy T’s Willow Farm last week.

Theo (Year 2)  for pushing himself in PE lessons – his effort was well rewarded on Sports Day yesterday as he was Top Athlete for Years 1 and 2 boys.

Well done to all of our ‘stars’! The photos are from another recent assembly.

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After-school tea break this Friday!

Our Friday afternoon informal tea and chat sessions are always popular – and with the weather looking to stay warm, we’d like to extend a warm invitation to all HOHS families to join us after school this Friday for drinks on the lawn.

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Little pupils in BIG castle!

Last Wednesday, our Nursery and Reception children set off for an adventure in Norwich Castle. Here is what they told us:

We were looking forward to being kings and queens for the day!  When we arrived a lady met us and told us all about the castle and who used to live there. We all wore crowns and some of us dressed up. We explored and discovered all the things in the castle. We visited the great hall and the old toilets. We are very glad they are not like that today! We even saw a very deep well which people had to get their water from. We dropped pennies down to see how deep it was. We had a story about a castle and made castles using building bricks.

“I loved the well. It was really fun dropping the pennies down. They went down a long way.” Charlie (Reception)
“Did you know, the castle is 99 years old?” Charlotte (Reception) Editor’s note: it is actually 900 years old!
“We pretended to open the castle door with a really, really big key.” Eddie (Nursery)
“I really enjoyed dressing up.” Samaara (Nursery)


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On the menu this week

MONDAY LUNCH:

Jumbo Sausage Roll

Spicy Jacket Wedges

Baked Beans

Cheese and Onion Slice

Salad Bar

Selection of Puddings

Fresh Fruit

Yogurts

TUESDAY LUNCH:

Homemade Shepherd’s Pie

Carrots and Broccoli

Gravy

Vegetable and Sweet Potato Pie

Salad Bar

Blackcurrant Jelly and Cream

Yogurts

Fresh Fruit

WEDNESDAY LUNCH:

Chicken Katsu

Parmentier Potatoes

Mixed Vegetables

Crispy Mozzarella and Mushroom Sticks

Salad Bar

Butterscotch Mousse

Yogurts

Fresh Fruit

THURSDAY LUNCH:

Chicken Chilli

Rice

Corn Chips and Beans

Quorn Chilli

Salad Bar

Cherry Sponge and Custard

Yogurts

Fresh Fruit

FRIDAY LUNCH:

Battered Cod Fillet

Shoestring Fries

Peas

Stuffed Pepper with Tomato Salsa

Salad Bar

Low Fat Yogurts

Fresh Fruit


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The sun has got his hat on…

We hope the weather will stay summery this week, particularly for our Sports Day on Wednesday, but of course it is important that the children are well protected with sunscreen and their named sun hats. Parents –  please check that they have them for school every day so that they can all enjoy break time and sports without risk of burning. We will make sure everyone has plenty to drink!

 

 


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Our ‘stars’ of the week

Our ‘Stars’ of the week, receiving special mention from Mr Peace and their teachers in our Prep Department Praise Assembly this morning, are:

Oliver (Year 3) for making a wonderful Tudor house. He researched first and produced a very detailed model.

Matilda (Year 4) for amazing ICT work including completion of her Tudor project using her ICT skills. Matilda enjoys ICT and picks up new concepts quickly.

Maxim (Year 5) for excelling in maths – using his time in exams to check that his answers were correct.

Skyla-Grace (Year 6)  for being amazing at spellings! Skyla gets full marks every week and always learns the ‘bonus’ spellings.

Well done to all of our ‘stars’! The photos are from an assembly last week.

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