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Sentences are fun!

They certainly are when you are in Year 3 or Year 4!  In this photo, Lucia is directing her classmates in this photo to punctuate a sentence correctly!

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Prep School assembly dates this term

Dates for all our class assemblies  this term are as follows: parents, we hope this will allow you plenty of time to put the dates in your diary so that you can come along and support your child on the day.

All assemblies take place in the Barn at 8.55am.

Tuesday 26th September –  Year 6
Tuesday 3rd  Oct  – Year 5


Tuesday 7th November –  Year 2
Tuesday 14th November – Year 1
Tuesday 21st November – Year 3-4*

Nursery and Reception will have their next class assemblies in Spring Term.

Here are some happy memories from assemblies last term!

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Fantastic Mr Fox Excitement for Years 3 and 4!

Pupils in Years 3 and 4 have been reading Roald Dahl’s book, Fantastic Mr Fox, in preparation for their theatre trip next Thursday  to see the touring stage production. Their English lessons are full of exciting tasks based on the popular novel and we are all looking forward to seeing it come to life at the Theatre Royal!

Take a sneaky preview peek at the show with this trailer

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Years 3 and 4 explore mountains!

Years 3 and 4 have been studying mountains in their geography lessons this term. They each investigated a mountain and then made a 3D model, with facts, words and pictures. You can see them on display until the end of term in the Prep corridor outside Mrs Fisher’s classroom – do come and have a look!

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Sports results: Years 3- 6 swimming v Town Close School

Yesterday our pupils from Years 3-6 hosted Town Close School for a fantastic swimming gala. It was full of team spirit and support and a wonderful afternoon – I was so proud of every pupil as they all swam their hearts out – well done! The results were really close but the final score was Town Close 100, HOHS 96

Well done to all the swimmers and thanks to all the parents for your support. The pictures show Year 6 swimmers in their kit!

Mrs McEvoy.

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Year 3 & 4 Roman explorers

Here are our Year 3 and 4 pupils showing off their fantastic ‘explorer’ half term homework on the Romans. They produced all sorts of work,  from shields to mosaics, powerpoints to factfiles. They even managed to make some mouth-watering Roman recipes. The Roman topic was followed up with a great visit this week to Norwich Castle Museum, where the children spent some happy hours immersed in Roman life and artefacts.  Read about this visit and see more photos on Friday’s blog post!



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Years 3 and 4 meet some ‘Real Romans’

On Tuesday Years 3 and 4 enjoyed a fantastic trip to Norwich Castle, where they travelled back in time to the Roman period. The pupils met a Roman soldier, complete with armour and weapons, and even had a go at performing in a Roman battle. They met an Iceni tribe member and understood how and why the Iceni’s way of life was different to that of the Romans. The pupils handled some real Roman objects and were able to categorise them and see how they compared with present-day objects. The Roman toilet paper was a real source of amusement!

The children had great fun making an Iceni torc (necklace) and looked at some real ones  in the castle’s display cabinets. The day really enhanced the pupil’s understanding of our current Romans history topic and all the boys and girls enjoyed the day immensely.  See the complete gallery of pictures from the day here. Look out for  a photo of the children’s fabulous holiday homework on Romans on the blog on Sunday.


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Years 3 and 4 at the Synagogue

Years 3 and 4 have been learning about Judaism and yesterday they went to Norwich Synagogue to find out more about it. They spent an informative morning learning about the features inside the synagogue, trying on traditional dress and learning some Hebrew. This was followed by a ‘Shabbat at home’ workshop, which involved being part of a Shabbat feast complete with candles, songs, ‘wine’ and Challah – Jewish bread.  They also learnt about kosher foods. The children enjoyed joining in with the all the activities and they asked very sensible questions.


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How much change for Year 5?

Year 5 were busy working out what change they would get from £100 with the purchase of various items when Mrs French popped into their classroom with the camera earlier this week.

Super skills, Year 5!


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Outdoor art by Years 3 & 4

After looking at the work of Andy Goldsworthy, Years 3 & 4 have been creating their own outdoor natural art – from beautiful flowers to huge dinosaurs!

Mrs Sinclair
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