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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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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A New Year in the HOHS gardens…

Mr Crump took this picture today of the first snowdrops bravely peeping through in our gardens….a lovely sign that Spring is just around the corner.

We hope everyone is enjoying the last few days of the holiday – do send us your pictures and news for the blog if you are doing something exciting, to marketing@hohs.co.uk

 

 

 


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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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Happy Easter!

Hethersett Old Hall School would like to wish you a very Happy Easter Day!


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Mastering Mondrian in Year 2

In ICT,Year 2 have been learning how to use MS Paint tools to create art inspired by Piet Mondrian. We think they look great!

 

 

 


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Mini eggs and fluffy chicks for Year 1 Easter baskets

Last week, Mrs Bird’s Year 1 group had a session in the main cookery room, where they made delicious birds’ nests and decorated them with mini eggs and a fluffy chick.
More Easter-themed activities coming soon!