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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FANTASTIC ‘Fantastic Mr Fox!’

The big day finally arrived yesterday for Years 3 and 4 pupils who had been excitedly anticipating their trip to the Theatre Royal to see Roald Dahl’s Fantastic Mr Fox.  They had an amazing time and all agreed that the show –  a fabulously funny stage adaptation brought to life with slapstick, music and larger-than-life characters – was just brilliant! Oliver was especially excited as it was his first visit to the theatre.

The children even had time for a spot of playing Chapelfield Gardens play area before the show.

Here is what the children said about the trip:

“The show was so funny!” Matilda
“I loved the part when Farmer Bean ripped his shirt open, it was so funny!” Adam
“I loved the music, it was my first time at the theatre>” Oliver
“Awesome!” Georgina


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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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Sports Day tomorrow!

Pupils across the school from Nursery to Year 10 have been practising their field and track skills ready for tomorrow’s Sports Day. We warmly invite all parents, grandparents and other family members to join us tomorrow for part, or all, of the day to cheer the children along!  The Lower Prep kick off events from 9.00am, with presentations at 10.25am, followed by Upper Prep with presentations just after midday.  The Senior events run all day, with the final trophy presentations at 3.30pm.

Emily (Year 6) was the winner of the poster design competition with this colourful call to action!


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Tennis News

Katie Brooks, our tennis coach, reports that last week was another busy one on the tennis courts: “There was plenty of fantastic tennis being played by everyone – and we have had lots of fun too”, she said.

Players of the Week were:

Lower Prep School – Chloe (Nursery), for hitting beautiful forehands and working very hard.

Upper Prep School – Emily (Year 6) for excellent improvement.

Senior School – Rosie  (Year 10) for outstanding play and commitment.

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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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Year 1 Bring Monet to life

In a beautifully-performed assembly this Tuesday, Year 1 pupils enacted the life of Claude Monet, the famous French impressionist artist. The story was presented through three scenes, each as pretty as a picture with props the children hade made: a bistro café with baguettes and crooissants, the artist’s studio with easel, and the young Claude’s school, with M. Blanc, his teacher, telling “l’etudiant” that he would never become an artist. The children presented their Monet-inspired artwork, danced at a wedding, grieved at a funeral and finished with prayer in French. Thank you to all the parents who came to share the children’s excitement – and for providing such lovely, authentic costumes. See the full gallery here.


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Sports Day next week!

We have been getting ready for Sports Day next week, with dedicated practice taking place in all field and track events for all ages.  Sports Day is a major landmark in our school year and the three houses are keenly competitive so we hope to see as many parents as possible coming for part, or all, of the day to support the children!  The Lower Prep kick off events from 9.00am, with presentations at 10.25am, followed by Upper Prep with presentations just after midday.  The Senior events are in the afternoon, with the final trophy presentations at 3.30pm.

Emily (Year 6) was the winner of the poster design competition with this colourful call to action!