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Year 6 gets a shout out by Dermot O’Leary!

Written on November 14, 2013 at 12:37 pm, by

Hethersett Old Hall and Year 6 were given a special mention by Dermot O’Leary on his BBC Radio 2 show on Saturday, after Mr Peace wrote in the following letter to Dermot: ‘I was reminding my Year 6 class to use the apostrophe correctly, when, without hesitation, one of my kids chirped ‘Just like Dermot!’ At this point  Continue Reading »

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Written on June 17, 2013 at 10:59 am, by

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Written on June 17, 2013 at 10:28 am, by

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What’s on this summer term?

Written on April 17, 2013 at 12:11 pm, by

Summer term is upon us (we just need the weather to catch up!) and it’s the busiest term of the year with lots going on! Make sure you don’t miss any of our key events and get dates in your diaries. We are celebrating our 75th birthday this year and will be holding an anniversary tea party to  Continue Reading »

Rehearsals underway for

Written on April 15, 2013 at 9:18 am, by

With only five weeks to go, rehearsals for the Preparatory School annual production are now underway. All pupils in Years 3-6 are busy learning lines and singing the catchy tunes from the musical play ‘’ in which Alice slips from the pages of the well-known story into a website. Just as the original story, set in Victorian times, the new  Continue Reading »

National Science Week in the Prep School

Written on March 26, 2013 at 12:12 pm, by

Our Upper Prep department was given the challenge of designing and making a bridge to span thirty centimetres, as part of the British Science Association’s National Science Week. The children worked in mixed age house teams and our pupils were given a limited amount of materials and had to make the strongest bridge possible. There were some very interesting  Continue Reading »

Sensational Sandwiches!

Written on March 26, 2013 at 11:40 am, by

Year 3 made some healthy and delicious sandwiches as part of their ‘Healthy Eating’ topic last week. Yummy!                

Year 2 make toxic slime!

Written on March 19, 2013 at 11:23 am, by

Our Year 2 pupils had enormous fun last week when they made toxic slime with Miss Mann, one of our senior school science teachers.  Miss Mann set up a fascinating lesson firstly showing ordinary things under the microscope and how very different grass, ice and skin looks when it is magnified many times. The children were then invited to  Continue Reading »

Year 1 pupils have green fingers

Written on March 18, 2013 at 12:23 pm, by

Our Year 1 pupils are currently growing some summer marigolds in their classroom. Here is Jenny carefully watering the plants.            

HOHS Swimming Gala Success

Written on March 18, 2013 at 12:21 pm, by

Our young swimmers in Years 3-6 enjoyed a well-deserved win against Norwich School in their gala on Tuesday 5th March. All our boys and girls performed extremely well. Firsts Year 5 freestyle relay, Year 6 freestyle relay, Year 6 medley relay, Jessica Lloyd (butterfly, front crawl and breaststroke), Sarah Kendall (backstroke), Max Chambers (backstroke), Harry  Continue Reading »