Following the success of our Italian Themed Menu, we are having an American Themed Menu on Friday 6 July 2018

Thanks to support from the HMS PTA, Year 5 spent last Thursday afternoon watching Ti-Jean et la Chèvre, a theatrical production by Théâtre Sans Frontières based on a magical feast of tales from around the French speaking world – Canada, Africa and the Caribbean – a fun filled show told through live action, puppetry and catchy songs.

All of the pupils enjoyed themselves and had great fun singing along to the songs.

"The costumes were really cool and the acting was great" Benjamin, Year 5.

"When I didn't understand the words I looked at the props then I understood what was happening" Abigail, Year 5.

In the light of the recent good weather and the possibility of more to come, please can we ask parents/carers to ensure pupils are as protected as possible. Please can children apply sun cream before school, bring a cap/hat to wear outside and have a water bottle (sports cap design) for school each day.

Whilst we want everyone to enjoy the sun, we do want everyone to be safe in the sun too.

Thank you in advance for your support.

Pastoral Team

HMS was the first school in Northumberland to run a new Bikeability course last week. Transition training is a vital link between Level 2 and Level 3 Bikeability training, delivered by Cycle Experience all over Northumberland.

The day was windy but warm and the pupils were taken on a pre-planned led ride through Hexham, looking at potential areas of interest and how to fully risk-assess parts of Hexham from the eyes of a cyclist. The pupils rode from HMS to QEHS on two different routes avoiding the high street.

The pupils took to the training very well and were very knowledgeable on all aspects of how to cycle in Hexham; the instructors commented that they were a pleasure to teach!

A huge THANK YOU to our amazing PTA for their continued hard work and dedication! Saturday's Summer Fair was a huge success and it wouldn't be possible without their generosity and commitment! Thanks again!

Click the images below to see some photos from the Summer Fair!

Click the images below to see photos from local author Dan Smith's visit today – the Key Stage 3 pupils thoroughly enjoyed Dan's tales!