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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Reception assembly – the pictures!

Yesterday’s class assembly by our confident little Reception pupils was a delight, as already reported. Here, now, are some more pictures from the performance. You can also see some of their colourful artwork, including brightly painted Jack and the Beanstalk-inspired giants! Thank you once again to all the parents, grandparents and family members who came – we hope you all enjoyed the opportunity to see the children working together and share in some of their achievements. It is great to see their growing confidence in performing and learning lines!


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Reception show us how beans grow!

What makes a little bean grow into a big, healthy plant? Our Reception pupils know – and they told us all about it in a wonderful assembly this morning. Look out for more photos and a report coming soon. Meanwhile, here is a lovely picture of the children on stage, showing how their confidence is growing, and showing off the giant paintings they had done!

Thank you to all the parents who came – we hope you enjoyed the opportunity to see the children working together and showcasing some of their achievements. Well done everyone!


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Fairies and Elves in Reception!

There are hundreds of opportunities for creative and imaginative play at HOHS. This week we spotted some of our Reception children enjoying a recently-acquired fairy and elf house, complete with miniature furniture and little characters. Perfect for all kinds of role-play adventures! The children were also keen to show off the beans they have started to grow. They have planted them in jam jars so that they can keep an eye on how well they grow. We will have another look, too, later in the term…




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The Early Years visit Wroxham Barns

Last Thursday the Nursery and Reception children had a fantastic day out at Wroxham Barns.

We all had a wonderful day even though the day was quite chilly! The children learnt all about  the different animals on the farm and the different types of food they eat. They all enjoyed bottle feeding the spring lambs in the barn and seeing the hens, pigs, cows, donkeys, sheep, goats and chickens around the farm.  We also got to  sit on bales of straw in the barn and cuddle the chicks and guinea pigs.

Well done, everyone, for being so well behaved. Happy Easter from us all!

Mrs Jones



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Noah’s Ark floats off in Reception’s assembly!

Our Reception pupils have been learning all about things that float and sink, including the story of Noah’s Ark.  Jake and Chloe have even made their own boats at home  and in one of the pictures here you can see Chloe holding hers, made from drinks bottles and pipe cleaners covered in a waterproof plastic bag.

Yesterday, in an enchanting Noah’s Ark-themed assembly, the children told us all about what they had been learning and doing on this topic.  They all spoke very clearly and sang beautifully – well done, everyone!  A big thank you to all the parents and family members for coming to watch and for helping to provide some amazing animal costumes, too!





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Year 1 assembly: the gallery

We promised some more photos from Year 1’s lovely assembly on Tuesday….and here they are. Well done, everyone! Click on the first picture and then you can scroll to see them all.


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You’ve got a friend in Year 1!

Year 1 and Mrs Bird presented a wonderful class assembly this morning! The focus was on the children’s history topics, so they told us all about toys from the last century. showing us some of their own favourites from today as well as some special ones lent to them for the class ‘museum corner’ by grandparents. The children also displayed some stunning three-dimensional artwork and puppets they had made… all with a backdrop of  images from their trip to the Bridewell Museum earlier this term.  The song “You’ve Got a Friend in Me” was a great addition to a lovely assembly, and of course there were special moments with family and friends afterwards, too. Well done, Year 1!

Look out for the full gallery of pictures in the next couple of days!