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Everybody wave!

Another group picture – this time it’s some of our reception children, waving at the camera!





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Boarders get busy decking the halls…

With December just a few days away, Christmas activities are now officially starting at HOHS!

On Friday evening, our boarders – with a CD of carols playing loudly – got into festive spirit by decorating the huge tree in our main hall.

A big thank you to Norfolk Christmas Trees at Great Melton Estate for once again very kindly donating our trees. Local families looking for a tree for the family? These are top quality – have a look at the website here.

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Boarders get busy decking the halls…

Christmas activities are now officially starting at HOHS!

At the weekend our boarders got into festive spirit by decorating the huge tree in our main hall. One of six kindly donated by  Great Melton Estates , it looks fabulously festive!

Elsewhere around the school, preparations are also in progress. As well as the lovely Christingle service tomorrow, our younger children have  been very busy painting and creating Christmas-themed arts and crafts – look out for some of these featuring in the blog in the coming week.

Of course, we are also working very hard on rehearsals for our nativity play next week!

Andrea and Christmas tree

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Green fingers and growing beans

There were lots of green fingers in the Reception class last week.

The children have been busy planting bean and sunflower seeds and are delighted with how they have grown. The beans are growing really fast and we are wondering if some of them may even grow as tall as Jack`s bean stalk from the story! The children have been really good at remembering to water them every day and they are keeping bean diaries to record how they are changing and how tall they are growing.

We even enjoyed gathering some flowers on our walk back after the weekly swimming lesson!

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Pigs in petticoats and a cow with ten horns

As part of their ‘Weather’ topic last term, our Reception pupils read the book ‘Mrs Mopple’s Washing Line’.

A rather curious collection of animals can now be seen on display in their classroom.
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Cakes galore in Reception

If you’re feeling a little bit peckish why not swing by the Reception class and see all the delicious birthday cakes pupils have been busy making.  Don’t panic though, there’s really no cause for concern. These cakes may look good enough to eat but they’re all completely sugar, fat and temptation free!

See more of their cakes here.

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Reception pupils come to their senses

Our Reception class have been learning about the five senses by looking for objects with different textures and tasting some rather exotic fruits!Reception-senses Reception-senses2