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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Governors’ reception this Thursday

Our school governors’ coffee & mince pies event at 4pm this Thursday,  7th December will be taking place in the Quiet Room instead of The Barn.  We hope to see as many of our parents as possible. Pictured below is Chair of the governors Martin Matthews at a previous event.

  • The governors’ role “Our governors add an extra dimension to the expertise available in the running of the school. Governors bring outside skills to the educational setting, offer support and advice and also help shape future strategy. We are lucky at HOHS to have governors who not only have an interest in the school but also bring strong experience from their various professional backgrounds. It is about enhancing the spread of experience available to the school.” Stephen Crump, Headmaster


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Prep School assembly dates this term

Dates for all our class assemblies  this term are as follows: parents, we hope this will allow you plenty of time to put the dates in your diary so that you can come along and support your child on the day.

All assemblies take place in the Barn at 8.55am.

Tuesday 26th September –  Year 6
Tuesday 3rd  Oct  – Year 5

Half-term

Tuesday 7th November –  Year 2
Tuesday 14th November – Year 1
Tuesday 21st November – Year 3-4*

Nursery and Reception will have their next class assemblies in Spring Term.

Here are some happy memories from assemblies last term!


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Barnaby Bear gets lost…and found!

Polly (Year 1) had a very exciting ski trip to Switzerland at half term. She took HOHS’s very own Barnaby Bear with her (we all know he likes to travel and see different places to tell us about!) But Barnaby got left on the plane home from Geneva by mistake, leaving Polly very upset. Luckily, the adventurous bear turned up at Polly’s grandparents’ house complete with a new t-shirt and a label tied around his neck explaining that he had been found and posted back. So everyone was happy!

Here is Polly (below left) with Barnaby and her friend Sophia (also Year 1) , who is holding the fantastic diary Polly’s mother helped her to create while they were on holiday. You can see Barnaby looking a bit sorry for himself with his label on!
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More photos from our Nursery assembly…

We promised more photos from yesterday’s bear-themed assembly presented by our Nursery pupils. Click here to see the whole gallery!
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Teddies and other Bear Stories…

Our nursery pupils told a big crowd of parents, pupils and friends all about bears, in a lovely assembly this morning. Dressed in bear costumes, they sang a song and spoke out loud and clear as they described some things bears do. The children also showed us the beautiful teddy pictures they have been making and painting in bright colours. At the end, everyone had a chance to tell their families all about it!  Lots more photos will be on the blog tomorrow!

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Prep School assembly dates this term

Dates for the Prep School class assemblies for this term (Nursery – Year 6) are now available here.

Parents, we hope this will allow you plenty of time to put the dates in your diary so that you can come along and support your child as they present assembly to the whole Prep department, showcasing aspects of their recent work.

The first date to note is our Nursery class assembly on Tuesday 24th January.

Any changes to dates will be announced on the blog.

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Reception’s colourful autumn assembly

Thank you to all the parents, grandparents and friends who came to see our Reception children present their special Autumn-themed assembly  this morning – we hope you enjoyed it as much as we did! The children have been working on ‘Autumn Changes’ as their topic this half term and this was a chance to showcase some of what they have learned.  They have all enjoyed exploring our woods and collecting leaves of all different colours as well as other Autumn treasures such as conkers and acorns. These helped to inspire the children to create the beautiful Autumn-themed artwork they showed us in assembly, and to write the Autumn Changes poem they recited for us:

It’s getting very cold now,
So we must wrap up warm.
Walking in the woods is fun.
We scrunch through all the leaves
That have fallen off the trees.
Red and yellow,
Orange and brown.

Very well done, Reception! Look out for more of the children’s Autumn-themed work on the blog in the next couple of weeks.

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