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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Year 1 trip to Bridewell…the gallery!

Last week we reported briefly on Year 1’s fantastic trip to the Bridewell in Norwich. At this treasure trove of a museum, they explored all kinds of items from the last hundred years or so, such as mangles, shoes, games and even Christmas crackers! The main focus was on toys, though, and the children were able to look at and handle toys from the past, compare them to ones from present day and – as a link to our science topic – talk about the different materials they are made from. They sorted, drew and made a climbing man puppet each and enjoyed their lunch in the prison yard.  The children are now busy learning songs and poems about toys for their toy-themed assembly next half term on Tuesday November 7th.
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Year 1 off to the Bridewell…

Watch out on the blog for news of how our Year 1 pupils got on today at their exciting visit with Mrs Bird to the Bridewell Museum in Norwich.  Meanwhile, we managed to snap the children just as they were off to get on the minibus this morning!


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Bronze and Silver D of E Practice

Both Bronze and Silver Duke of Edinburgh’s Award candidates were out at the weekend on their practice expeditions.

We set off early on Saturday morning and, having seen the dire weather forecast, were wondering how wet we were going to get. Luckily for us, though,  the area of North Norfolk we were in had very little rain so all we saw was a few spots and some glorious rainbows.

All of the groups walked and navigated well. They were cheerful throughout and worked brilliantly within their teams. They are really prepared for their assessed expeditions in two weeks time (for the bronze award)  and three weeks (for the silver).

Well done, girls!

Mrs Grove

 


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Grace to perform at London College of Music Prize Giving

Thank you to Grace’s mother for sending us this lovely picture, with news that Grace has achieved a Distinction in her Grade One Musical Theatre exam.

Grace, who has just finished Year 4 at HOHS, achieved such a high mark (95%) that she has been asked to perform at the London College of Music prize giving ceremony.  For the exam, she sang and performed Do Re Mi from The Sound of Music and a song from The Little Mermaid.

Well done, Grace!

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Speech Day picnic just beats the rain!

Today we celebrated arguably the biggest day of the school year  – Speech Day! A full report will be posted soon, but in the meantime, we wanted to share some photos of families enjoying their picnic lunches after the formal part of the day was completed.  Anyone who had hoped for a leisurely lunch in the sunshine over a couple of hours was disappointed though –  barely had the last sandwich been consumed than the skies opened, the thunder roared…and the marquee came into its own again!

We hope all the families who came to share this landmark event enjoyed the day.



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Chicks update!

Last week we reported on the clutch of baby chick eggs which had arrived in the Prep School.

The children have been fascinated to see the little chicks hatch (it takes a while to break through the eggs’ shell, and looks like hard work!). They have also observed how the chicks need a bit of time to rest and let their downy feathers dry out and fluff up before they venture out and learn how to drink from the water bowls and find their food. The pupils have taken turns to handle the chicks, too. Here are some of our Year 1 pupils – they were being very, very careful and gentle!

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Chicks have arrived!

A clutch of baby chick eggs arrived in the Prep School earlier this week.
There was plenty of excitement all round – and now the eggs have hatched it is even better! All the Prep children will have the opportunity to see and handle the chicks up close over the coming week. Watch out for more pictures…

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