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We would like to say a very big 'thank you' to everyone who supported our recent Book Fair by buying books and stationery. It was a tremendous success and we raised £660 in commission, which will be spent on new books for both Beaumont and Orchard libraries.

Ms Hughff
Beaumont Librarian

On Thursday 3 March 2016, HMS pupils and staff celebrated World Book Day. Many of us came to school dressed as characters from our favourite novels and lots of fun was had! In order to reward pupils who read regularly and who set a good example for others, £5 book tokens for Cogito Books in Hexham were issued to pupils who had been nominated by their English teachers. As part of our on-going celebrations following World Book Day, two visiting authors will be in school next week working with groups in Years 5, 7 and 8. As well as this, the monthly Book Quiz (organised by Mrs Hughff) will be taking place in Beaumont Library.

It's time for HMS to get online and play games whilst learning maths! Every pupil has been signed up to take part in the Northumberland Contest as part of the Sumdog maths competitions. Every child should come home with log in details. Access the website via or you can download the Sumdog app. The competition is live from Friday 11 March until Thursday 17 March 2016. Mr Watters will monitor the games to see which form class is making their way up the leader board! The more you play, the more points that can be scored. Accuracy is key in scoring points. Now, let's log on, play and learn!

Mr Watters


Thursday 10 March 2016, 6.30pm - 8.00pm

£2.50 per ticket (tickets have been on sale at morning break this week).

Please see the Disco Information Letter for Parents/Carers for more information. 

We have created bulletins for parents/carers regarding how to support pupils' progress in Maths and English at home. Issue 3 of Supporting English and Maths at Home is now available. The Supporting Maths and English at Home page also contains informative documents relating to the English and Maths Curriculums, which will be added to throughout the year.

Following three successful days spent at QEHS as part of their transition, year eight were asked to write about their experiences. This narrative has been written by Marcus in Year 8. 

Over and over again…almost.

The roars and screeches of what seems to be a panicking herd of elephants is getting closer. And closer. I’m running from this monster like I’ve never ran before, dreading the moment when it reaches me. My goal is tantalisingly close. But the rolling thunder behind is almost laughing at my futile efforts.

But then I find a mysterious rush of energy flowing through my veins. I can do this. My thoughts align with the beats of my heart. One more metre… come on, come on! That roar is deafening. But I realise did it. I did it! I beat the school bus!