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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A Golden Touch from Phase 3!

Phase 3 pupils presented an excellent assembly yesterday, based on the Ancient Greek myths they have been studying in their English lessons.  The audience of pupils, teachers and family members were treated to an outstanding performance of the story of King Midas, in which the children acted, danced and sang with confidence and beautifully clear voices.  The tale ended with a song reminding us of moral that we should all follow: ‘It isn’t gold, it isn’t wealth, the most precious thing is life itself’,  before the children spent some happy moments with their proud families.

A big thank you to all the parents, grandparents and family members who came along. They now know what their children are wishing for, thanks to the mini Powerpoint displays  that appeared at the end of the assembly!

 

 

 


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Red noses almost sold out…

Parents, please note that we have limited supplies of the red noses left to sell tomorrow and Friday – so if your child doesn’t already have one, or wants another, please ensure they come to buy theirs promptly at break time! We’ll announce how much we have raised after Friday, which is Red Nose Day itself – remember, it is a non uniform day so please wear something red!


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Red noses selling fast…

This Friday, 24th March, is Red Nose Day and red noses are on sale in school every break time this week for £1 donation each. There are quite a few nose characters to collect and there has been great excitement opening the packets to see which one is inside! 


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Boarders go in search of the Gruffalo

This weekend the boarders explored Thetford Forest in the hunt for The Gruffalo. After downloading the free app, they bravely headed out into the forest to search for clues and gather evidence that The Gruffalo had been by. As you will see from the photos, they found him, and he very kindly posed for some shots! The other Gruffalo characters were out and about, too, and before the rain set in the girls had managed to find them all and gather the evidence they needed that the forest really is home to all sorts of furry and feathered friends.


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On the menu this week

MONDAY LUNCH:
Homemade Soup
Crispy Chicken Katsu
Herbed Potatoes
Sliced Green Beans
Crispy Quorn Katsu
Salad Bar
Selection of Hot and Cold Puddings
Fresh Fruit
Yogurts

TUESDAY LUNCH:
Homemade Soup
Baked Potato with Chilli, Cheese and Baked Beans
Coleslaw
Salad Bar
Fruit Jelly and Cream
Yogurts
Fresh Fruit

WEDNESDAY LUNCH:
Homemade Soup
Homemade Chicken Lasagne
Garlic Bread
Mixed Salad
Vegetarian Lasagne
Salad Bar
Warm Banana Muffin and Custard
Yogurts
Fresh Fruit

THURSDAY LUNCH:
Homemade Soup
Homemade Pork Fricassee
Creamed Potatoes
Mixed Vegetables
Mushroom Fricassee
Salad Bar
Pear and Chocolate Sponge with Chocolate Sauce
Fresh Fruit
Yogurts

FRIDAY LUNCH:
Homemade Tomato Soup
Homemade French Bread Pizza
Freshly Chipped Potatoes
Tomato and Red Onion Salad
Salad Bar
Strawberry Mousse
Yogurts
Fresh Fruit


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More little scientist photos

Mrs Bird made a wonderful shadow puppet theatre to show how shadows are created. The children made their own shadow puppets – Jessica’s crocodile has very sharp teeth!

Year 1 demonstrators with Year 5

As reported yesterday, as part of British Science Week, Year 1 pupils took on the role of demonstrators for a range of hands-on activities enjoyed by all the year groups in our Lower and Upper Prep Departments. Here are some more pictures, with captions, which show how much the children enjoyed the activities – and how much they learned!

As reported yesterday, as part of British Science Week, Year 1 pupils took on the role of demonstrators for a range of hands-on activities enjoyed by all the year groups in our Lower and Upper Prep Departments. Here are some more pictures, with captions, which show how much the children enjoyed the activities – and how much they learned!

‘Sound’ tests included banging a tuning fork on jam jars containing different amounts of water to see how the sound varied

‘Touch’ had a wormery to show how worms feel the rain through the soil and a ‘feely’ test to guess materials in a bag and their properties.

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Reno having a guess what’s in the feely bag!

Drinks such as elderflower and strawberry and different sweet and crisp flavours demonstrated our sense of taste – with the children holding their noses to prove that we really do taste with our sense of smell too.

‘Sight’ included some optical illusions and spinning colours to show that white is made up from all the seven colours of the rainbow.

Year 1 helpers bringing some of the materials into the Prep Hall

The activities included a sniff test, with items from lavender to cayenne pepper to identify – and some interesting guesses too!

A prism demonstrates how you can split up white light to form a rainbow spectrum. The children were also encouraged to make their own flick books to show how the first movies were made and create their own illusions based on the work of MC Escher.

‘Sound’ experiment beating drums and other instruments to create vibrations, which in turn moved rice on cling film wrapped over a bowl.

The shadow puppet theatre was very popular. Vera has made a shadow puppet cat!

 

 


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More inspiring science

Year 1  made these  “lava lamps” using citric acid, bicarbonate of soda, oil and water. We then added colour and glitter, shook well and lit them up with a torch.  Very effective! Today is the last day of British Science Week for 2017 and HOHS has had great fun and learned a lot from the extra activities organised this week.